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Practice Report Breakdown: Day Seven

Prince Shembo, Sean Cwynar, Hafis Williams

Notre Dame linebacker Prince Shembo (55)j reacts with defensive end Kapron Lewis-Moore (89) and defensive lineman Hafis Williams (94) after Shembo sacked Utah quarterback Jordan Wynn during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)


With training camp in full swing, Notre Dame scrimmaged on Tuesday, working 11 on 11 in preparation for the season opener against Temple, not just over two weeks away.

While it’s getting harder and harder to make anything out from this videos thanks to some fancy editing, that won’t stop us from trying.

As usual, here’s a supplement for your viewing pleasure.

0:11 -- Jack Nolan in midseason form... Gets weather into his opening lede. That’s my guy.

0:30 -- With Tony Alford away from the team after the sudden death of his brother, Brian Kelly is working with the running backs. Alford is expected back with the team on Sunday.

0:41 -- Take that, NFL Films. A great shot of the lines squaring off, with what looks like the reserve unit.

0:47 -- Blink and you’ll miss freshman Tarean Folston (25) hit the hole before Jaylon Smith (9) comes off the edge to make the play.

0:50 -- Amir Carlisle (3) takes a handoff in the backfield and breaks a nice run against the No. 1 defense.

0:54 -- Tommy Rees (11) throws a strike to freshman Corey Robinson (88), who makes the catch in front of Cole Luke (3).

0:57 -- Bruce Heggie (51) blocks down on fifth-year senior Tyler Stockton (92) during some work in the trenches.

1:02 -- Rees hits TJ Jones (7) on a crossing route behind the defense, a big play in the making. That’s Jaylon Smith (9) doing his best to run him down before Elijah Shumate (22) takes him down.

1:05 -- Ishaq Williams (11) meets a running back in the backfield for a loss.

1:07 -- Outside linebacker Prince Shembo (55) looks mighty scary with the Darth Vader facemask. He takes on a block from Troy Niklas.

1:10 -- Rees steps up and throws a bullet to James Onwualu (17) who makes the catch in front of cornerback KeiVarae Russell (6). It looked like the Irish purposely rolled the pocket to the right, and Rees stepped into his throw nicely.

That Onwualu has been matching up quite a bit with Russell makes you think that the freshman is in line for some early playing time.

1:15 -- Senior quarterback Andrew Hendrix (12) makes a really nice throw over the top of the zone defense to CJ Prosise (20), connecting for a big gain.

1:18 -- Fifth-year senior Tyler Stockton (92) tosses Mark Harrell (75) aside and waits for a running back in the hole. A very nice play by the veteran.

1:24 -- Filed under things you might not have seen last year: Tommy Rees, flushed out of the pocket, slings a throw to tight end Ben Koyack (18) for a nice gain instead of a big loss. A positive step for the veteran quarterback and something that’s very promising.

1:26 -- A little trickeration is no match for Prince Shembo, who stops a nifty play in the backfield.

1:30 -- Andrew Hendrix does his best not to get happy feet in the pocket, waiting out his receivers before connecting on an out route with freshman Will Fuller (15).

1:34 -- Another look at freshman Greg Bryant (1), another impressive run. But perhaps stealing the show on this snap was the massive block James Onwualu (17) lays at the end of the play, flooring the DB that gets in his way.