Football Practice Update - Monday, Aug. 10

Aug. 10, 2009

A slight break in the heat gave the University of Notre Dame football team a chance to work even harder on their third full day of workouts in the preseason (Monday, Aug. 10, 2009).

The big news of the day was the media session Coach Weis held before practice. He discussed several topics in the close-to-30-minute session, which you can watch right now -

Coach Weis - Aug. 10 - Full Media Session

The video crew made some technical adjustments in the offseason which allows fans to hear all the questions at these informal media gatherings. During the season, these media sessions are held on Wednesday and Thursday after practice. Adding the audio for the questions also allows each of these sessions to be podcast - and you can download today's by CLICKING HERE.

That link provides a direct download to the MP3 file format. You can also visit our official podcast page, which is accessible under 'Multimedia' on the front page of

We began our close look at each Irish personnel group today - starting with the offensive line -

Practice Report - Aug. 10 - Offensive Line

We continue our process of breaking down the comments delivered by Coach Weis during his media sessions or press conferences today as well -

Coach Weis - Aug. 10 - J. Aldridge
Coach Weis discusses the choice of Aldridge moving to fullback and the role of the fullback in the offense this season.
Coach Weis - Aug. 10 - Highlights
The best sound bites and information from the media session on Aug. 10.
Coach Weis - Aug. 10 - Team Conditioning
Coach Weis on the team's condition and handling the heat at practice over the first two days.
Coach Weis - Aug. 10 - Personnel
Coach Weis discusses several different members of the Irish team, including returning cornerback Gary Gray and walk on tight end Bobby Burger.
Coach Weis - Aug. 10 - Offensive Balance
Coach Weis talks about the balance the offense needs between the passing game and running game.
Coach Weis - Aug. 10 - I. Williams
Coach Weis talks about the development of NT Ian Williams.

Remember, you can follow all the video coverage by signing up for our Twitter feed. We send out 'Tweets' each time we post new content on

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



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