Football Open Practice Update - Aug. 15

Aug. 15, 2009

The University of Notre Dame football team appeared before its fans in Notre Dame Stadium today for the squad's lone open practice of the preseason schedule. Starting at 9 a.m. ET Saturday morning, the Irish worked through a two hour practice which featured live 11 vs. 11 drills, the highly competitive Irish Eyes drills and several one-on-one drills.

The cameras were there to capture all of the action. First up is the traditional practice report, which offers a preview of all the action we will post in today's update...

Practice Report - Aug. 15 - Open Practice

As part of our exclusive breakdown of practice, you can check out the wide receivers and defensive backs going at each other in their workout session -

Practice Aug. 15 - WRs vs. DBs

The offensive line and defensive line also went at each other in a one-on-one drill -

Practice Aug. 15 - OL vs. DL

A favorite of practice observers is always the 'Irish Eyes' drill, which features and offensive player against a defensive player with a ball carrier. It is one of the most competitive drills the Irish run at practice -

Practice Aug. 15 - Irish Eyes Drill

Finally, here is the highlights from the 'team drills' - when the Irish went head to head (either 11 vs. 11 or 7 vs. 7) -

Practice Aug. 15 - Team Drills

The team's practice on Sunday, August 16, is closed to all media members and cameras, so the daily updates will return on Monday, Aug. 17.

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...

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  • Day Seven (Practice Report focused on RB, Coach Weis media session)
  • Day Six (Coach Polian - Practice Report focused on DL)
  • Day Five (Practice Report - Irish Watch List Players, Player Interviews)
  • Day Four (Practice Report, Coach Weis)
  • Day Three (Practice Report, Player Interviews)
  • Day Two (Practice Report, Player Interviews)
  • Day One (Coach Weis Presser, Asst. Coach Interviews)



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