Jimmy Clausen warms up his arm at the beginning of practice on Sunday, August 9, 2009.
Jimmy Clausen warms up his arm at the beginning of practice on Sunday, August 9, 2009.

Aug. 9, 2009

With turf-surface temperatures at the LaBar Practice Complex reaching over 100 degrees, the University of Notre Dame Football Team took the field for its second preseason workout of 2009 on Sunday, Aug. 9.

Only a consistent breeze kept it somewhat bearable on the FieldTurf practice fields today. Even the und.com video crew cameras suffered - as the high humidity levels played havoc with the camera lenses and video tapes.

Not to worry, we did make adjustments enough to nab some footage of the offensive linemen working out today. Our in-depth look at the group, which will provide fans with up close looks at each key player on the roster, will be pushed back to Monday, Aug. 10.

Practice Report - Sunday, Aug. 9

Our two interviews today are from two of the more interesting comeback stories of the season for the Irish. We sat down with senior Mike Anello, the outstanding kick/punt team gunner to check on his recovery from a broken leg suffered during the USC game (when he was, of course, making another special teams tackle). We also caught up with senior quarterback Evan Sharpley, just back from tearing up the Arizona Rookie League with a 44 hits in 37 games played.

M. Anello Interview - Aug. 9
E. Sharpley Interview - Aug. 9

Remember, you can follow the und.com video crew on Twitter and we will alert you each time we upload new video content.

If you are just joining us for our daily updates, here is a complete list of links that will take you to the previous updates we have released in August...

  • Day Two (Practice Report, Player Interviews)
  • Day One Media Day (Coach Weis, Assistant Coaches



  • Football Practice Update - Sunday, Aug. 9

    Event Calendar


    There are no upcoming events.

    Shop Now



    Official ND Online Auctions // Bid Now »

    Gear Store

    Get your Official ND Gear // Shop Now »

    Photo Galleries


    St. Joseph Health System Medifast Delta Canon Visit South Bend Mishawaka