Video Roundup: Spring Practice Begins

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Notre Dame kicked off spring practice bright and early Wednesday morning. With our first look at the Irish as they prepare for the 2015 season, Brian Kelly’s troops were ready for action, even if they were relegated to helmets and shorts.

We’ll have more reaction to Kelly’s comments after practice, and dig a little deeper into yesterday’s action as well. But there’s some good video popping up around the interweb from the media availability portion of practice.

Here are some assorted clips:

 

Brian Kelly after practice, courtesy of UND.com:

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Worth noting: Consider the message sent to Justin Brent, the sophomore wide receiver who some had pegged for a position switch to safety. Kelly mentioned it was Brent’s second spring with the team and that he needs to play to his skills or worry about getting passed by.

 

Blue & Gold Illustrated looks at practice:

Spring Practice 3-18-15 from Blue & Gold Illustrated on Vimeo.

Fun to see: There might not be a coach better cut from central casting than Harry Hiestand. Seeing him lord over the offensive line group has to bring a smile to your face. Also, Todd Lyght throws a nice ball. Later in the video, Keith Gilmore works with his linemen.

 

Rachel Terlep of the Elkhart Truth:

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Fun to see: Jarrett Grace looking more than a little nimble to open up the video. Also Drue Tranquill moving fluidly and without hesitation as he runs cones with the safety position. Both guys doing great things after significant injuries.

 

Irish Illustrated’s Practice Video: 

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Opening day highlights from Irish Illustrated on Vimeo.

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Interesting Parts: Freshman Jerry Tillery (No. 99) is one big dude. Two early catches from Corey Holmes (No. 15). Impressed by how athletic the linebackers look. And happy to see Joe Schmidt taking part in backpedal drills without his helmet.

 

Tom Loy of Irish 247 introduces the new coaching staff:

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Check it out: In the first 15 seconds, Loy introduces us to new assistant coaches Todd Lyght, Autry Denson, Mike Sanford, Keith Gilmore and new offensive analyst Jeff Quinn, long suspected of joining Notre Dame’s staff.