Sam Mustipher

Counting Down the Irish: 20-16

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If our first five members of the Top 25 were specialists or breakout candidates, our next five players are critical components. If Notre Dame is going to have a special season, it’s because these five players all lived up to expectations. All five are expected starters. Four have already played key roles for the Irish, two [more]

Irish A-to-Z: Sam Mustipher

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Sam Mustipher established himself as the team’s starting center entering spring practice, the lack of competition probably more striking than the junior winning the job. But Mustipher’s work as Nick Martin’s understudy in 2015 likely allowed him to earn Harry Hiestand’s trust, erasing a position battle many expected to be an open audition. Another top-line recruit [more]

Irish A-to-Z: Sam Mustipher

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This spring, you'd have probably won some money if you had Sam Mustipher emerging as the No. 2 center. But with Matt Hegarty's departure and some failed experiments before him, it was Mustipher who was backing up Nick Martin and snapping the ball to Everett Golson in a spring game played on Notre Dame's practice field. [more]

Irish A-to-Z: Sam Mustipher

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In incoming freshman Sam Mustipher, offensive line coach Harry Hiestand found himself another interior offensive lineman who looks the part of a future starter. Irish A-to-Z looks closer at the Maryland native. [more]

Kelly on the recruits: Offensive Line

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The dust has settled. Notre Dame’s Signing Day class is in the books. With Brian Kelly at Pebble Beach, competing in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, let’s walk through the head coach’s comments on each position group from his introductory press conference. OFFENSIVE LINE BK on Alex Bars:  “Another young man that we got [more]