Paul Duncan runs through a drill earlier this week at Notre Dame football practice.
Paul Duncan runs through a drill earlier this week at Notre Dame football practice.

Aug. 12, 2009

Today marked the end of the NCAA mandated five-day acclimatization period, allowing the University of Notre Dame Football Team to don full pads for their workout at the LaBar Practice Complex.

While most of the hitting is done when the und.com cameras leave the practice facility, we were able to grab some footage of the first aggressive hitting of the 2009 season. We also took a close look at the Irish players named to the various collegiate football award watch lists this preseason -

Practice Report - Aug. 12 - Irish Watch List Players

Earlier today, we caught up with several defensive players and new defensive line coach Randy Hart to talk about the preseason and the first full day in pads.

D. Fleming - Talks about the Irish defense
Coach Hart - On the energy he brings to practice
K. McCarthy - On the Irish defense and Coach Brown
Irish Defensive Players - Putting on the pads

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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 Four (Coach Weis Injury Update, Wide Receivers)
  • Day Three (Practice Report, Player Interviews)
  • Day Two (Practice Report, Player Interviews)
  • Day One Media Day (Coach Weis, Assistant Coaches)



  • Football Practice Update - Wednesday, Aug. 12

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