Freddy Canteen

Notre Dame gets the letter: Lawrence Keys, consensus three-star receiver

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Lawrence Keys McDonogh 35 High School; New Orleans Measurements: 5’11”, 160 lbs. Accolades: Consensus three-star prospect, No. 22 recruit in Louisiana, per rivals.com. Other Notable Offers: Holding offers from the likes of Georgia, LSU, Michigan and Oklahoma, Keys’ recruitment came down to Notre Dame and Texas. Projected Position: Receiver. Quick Take: Keys brings more speed [more]

Friday at 4: Returning 9 fifth-years brings Notre Dame unteachable luxuries

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It is a common saying in the spring while hyping practice performances: Speed can’t be taught. Frankly, it is a common saying anytime discussing football at length. Yet, to some degree speed can be taught — with the proper training and technique, players do get faster. It would be more accurate to point to experience [more]

Notre Dame Sunday Notebook: Injury update and punt block blocks

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As impressive as Notre Dame’s six-game winning streak has been, the most underappreciated part of it may be the continued relative health of the Irish. Aside from junior defensive tackle Elijah Taylor missing the season due to a Lisfranc fracture in spring practice, senior defensive tackle Daniel Cage taking a year away from football to [more]

Questions for the Week: Ankles, Claypool and Notre Dame’s history at Spartan Stadium

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As always, these are questions with answers likely to come before Saturday night’s kickoff … Will Cam Smith be healthy enough to get back on the field? The fifth-year receiver suffered a sprained ankle in practice last week, limiting his reps throughout the week and keeping him from playing Saturday, per Irish coach Brian Kelly. [more]

Sunday Notre Dame Notebook: Canteen out for the season, Javon McKinley probably sitting also; Kelly on blocking strategy

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As Notre Dame struggles to find contributing receivers, the option have diminished by two. Irish coach Brian Kelly said graduate student Freddy Canteen will undergo season-ending surgery this week to repair a torn labrum and sophomore Javon McKinley is likely to preserve a year of eligibility this season. Canteen started Notre Dame’s first two games [more]