Braden Lenzy

Things To Learn: Notre Dame’s preseason and its pool of possible captains

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If the hamsters running the internet do their jobs as expected, this will publish six hours before Brian Kelly kicks off Notre Dame’s preseason. While every weight change, nomenclature shift and piece of summer praise will be thoroughly dissected, it is key to remember it is just a press conference. Even Sunday’s first practice is [more]

Notre Dame 99-to-2: No. 10 Chris Finke, fifth-year receiver, second-year starter

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Listed Measurements: 5-foot-9 ½, 182 pounds. 2019-20 year, eligibility: A fifth-year, Finke has only one season of eligibility remaining. Depth chart: After starting seven games last year, Finke will start again at slot receiver. That will not necessarily equate to 13 starts, given how often Notre Dame likes to trot out two tight ends rather [more]

Notre Dame 99-to-2: No. 11 Alohi Gilman, senior safety

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Listed Measurements: 5-foot-10 ½, 201 pounds. 2019-20 year, eligibility: A senior, Gilman has two seasons of eligibility remaining, including 2019. Depth chart: Though he missed most of spring practices out of precautionary concerns (abductor strain), Gilman remains an unquestioned starter alongside senior Jalen Elliott. Recruiting: A low-profile recruit from Hawai’i, Gilman headed to Navy when [more]

Notre Dame 99-to-2: No. 13 Paul Moala, sophomore safety-turned-linebacker

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Listed Measurements: 5-foot-11 ½, 210 pounds. 2019-20 year, eligibility: A sophomore, Moala has three seasons of eligibility remaining, including 2019. Depth chart: After a springtime move forward from safety, Moala remains neck-and-neck with junior Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah for the leading role at Rover. Both seem likely to play in a two-man rotation. Recruiting: Moala did not [more]

Notre Dame 99-to-2: No. 13 Lawrence Keys, sophomore receiver

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Listed Measurements: 5-foot-10 ⅜, 172 pounds. 2019-20 year, eligibility: A sophomore, Keys has four seasons of eligibility remaining, including 2019, after taking a traditional redshirt last year. Depth chart: Keys should both enter and exit preseason practices as the No. 2 slot receiver behind fifth-year Chris Finke. Recruiting: The consensus three-star prospect chose Notre Dame [more]