Video roundup: Notre Dame training camp coverage
Notre Dame opened up training camp yesterday, and there’s plenty of video and photos from Day One to get you up to speed. With jersey changes, a young roster and essentially a new defense breaking in, there’s plenty more to watch other than a quarterback battle for the ages.
Let’s get all the great video/tweets/vines and highlights from Saturday’s workout.
First, I’ll just say it: These new @NDFootball tweets are pretty awesome. So if that’s what Bleacher Report’s input is doing, I’m all for it.
And my personal favorite...
Not sure about you guys, but those get me kinda fired up.
Here’s a bunch of different looks at practice No. 1, thanks to WatchND, Irish247 and Irish Illustrated.
Here’s BK post-practice:
Irish Sports Daily gives us a closer look at middle linebacker Nyles Morgan—ready to step in and be the defense’s anchor after two seasons as Joe Schmidt’s apprentice.
They also caught up with Tarean Folston, who gave a very promising update on how he feels heading into camp.
“100 percent, all the way. Mentally, physically,” Folston said. “In the Blue-Gold game, I was still lacking some of that mental toughness, I was still kind of in pain. Right now, I’m feeling great. No knee brace, I’m 100 percent there mentally.”
Over at Blue & Gold, we hear from Max Redfield, who was back in the starting lineup as the Irish ran out their first-team defense. As Brian Kelly stressed, it’s only Day One. But Max is saying all the right things.
Meanwhile, Durham Smythe‘s roll just got bigger with the loss of Alizé Jones—and he talked about the bonding experience the tight ends are having with those wonderful mustaches.
AND THE TWEETS:
Here’s some observations that I think might be worth keeping an eye on.
One of my big questions coming into camp was how CJ Sanders would look after offseason hip surgery. Its early, but today he looked fantastic— Bryan Driskell (@CoachD178) August 6, 2016
Several freshmen DBs looked like they belonged today. Donte Vaughn, Troy Pride, and Julian Love at CB jumped out— Jamie Uyeyama (@jamieuyeyama) August 6, 2016
WR Miles Boykin is interesting. He's not very explosive but his length is amazing. Can snatch passes out of the air even when covered.— Bryan Driskell (@CoachD178) August 6, 2016
Drue Tranquill: "I look back to my freshman year and no one really knew the defense so no one was really able to teach the younger guys"— Pete Sampson (@PeteSampson_) August 6, 2016
Brian Kelly singles out Tony Jones Jr. As a standout. Filled in for absence of Dexter Williams, who left early to get an IV— Irish Sports Daily (@ISDUpdate) August 6, 2016