Tweetcap: More from training camp at Culver

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The Notre Dame football team is in their final day of workouts at the Culver Academies, spending the morning in full pads before making their way back to campus. Tomorrow marks the beginning of two-a-day sessions, one of three planned this training camp.

While we won’t hear from Brian Kelly until Thursday, there’s been plenty of good stuff hitting the web. So here’s another edition of the Tweetcap, where  a little curation gives you the greatest hits of the first five days of workouts, courtesy of WatchND, @NDFootball and Fighting Irish Media.

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ESPN is at practice today, with the GameDay crew getting their first look at the Irish. Want proof? They posted a Vine of Malik Zaire warming up.

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Expect a sit down with linebackers Joe Schmidt and Jaylon Smith to be hitting the web and television later today. (Unless Rece just really wanted to find a nice place to chat—can you blame him? What a solid view…)

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Also, a year after we saw Brian Kelly do his best General Custer, ESPN’s Rece Davis gives it a try.

(Let’s just say he looks more natural than Danny Kanell.)

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Back to the football… The social media team behind @NDFootball did a nice job of posting some photos the past few days. Check them out below:

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As for some video highlights, WatchND and Fighting Irish Media had a nice one-on-one with associate head coach Mike Denbrock. Perhaps the “glue” of the offensive coaching staff, Denbrock gave up the title of offensive coordinator, but certainly hasn’t lost his role in the leadership.

While we haven’t seen how the new structure will work once the snaps go live, it was interesting to hear how Denbrock talked about the three-headed monster atop the offense, with Brian Kelly and Mike Sanford each having a say.

“I think it starts with the three individuals that you’re talking about who don’t really care about who gets the credit for what our offense looks like, they just want our football team to be successful,” Denbrock said.

“Myself, Coach Kelly and Mike Sanford sit down, and it’s a strong collaboration of ideas and ways to do thing. It’s best idea wins and we come out with a clear message to the football team about how we want to do things. It’s been an incredible positive thing. I know people could kind of read into it saying this might be an issue or that might be an issue, but there is no issue, except getting our football team ready to win.”

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You’ve got to expect the annual “Day at the beach” video coming, where we see the guys on the football team kick back and try their hand at tubing, wake boarding or catching a sunfish. Here’s proof that a little R&R took place, with Jerry Tillery proving speed boats can handle people that are six-foot-six and 300-plus pounds.

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Lastly, Notre Dame had a special visitor at practice yesterday when retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell paid a visit to training camp. The inspiration for the film “Lone Survivor,” Luttrell spent some time talking to the team, likely about his harrowing experience and also about the commitment and teamwork it takes to be a member of the SEALS.

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For more videos, including some top plays from practice, check out the full camp coverage at WatchND.