Football Practice Update - Monday, Aug. 17

Aug. 17, 2009

It had been a dry first full week of practice for the University of Notre Dame Football Team until the morning of Monday, Aug. 17. Strong thunderstorms moved the team's workout inside the Loftus Sports Center in the morning, while the evening session was closed to all media members.

The big news of the day was the weekend announcement of the 2009 team captains. Jimmy Clausen and Eric Olsen will share the duties for the offense, Kyle McCarthly will lead the defense and linebacker Scott Smith will head up the special teams.

Our new content today starts with our daily practice report, followed by a media session with Coach Weis and interviews with the team captains and leadership committee.

Practice Report - Aug. 17 - Captains and Leadership Committee

Coach Weis - Aug. 17 - Media Session
Click hereto download a podcast of the media session.

Note: Media session breakdown by subject follows farther down the page.

J. Clausen - Aug. 17 - Reacts to selection as team captain
Team Captains - Aug. 17 - Discuss their role on the team
Leadership Committee - Aug. 17 - Discuss their role on the team

As always, if you don't have time to watch the entire Coach Weis media session from today, we broke it down by subject matter...

Coach Weis on...
M. Anello
J. Clausen
K. McCarthy
E. Olsen
S. Smith
Team Personnel (including B. Cave and S. Evans)
Running Backs

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 Eight (Open Practice)
  • 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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