Aug. 4, 2012; South Bend, IN, USA; The Notre Dame Fighting Irish huddle during practice at the LaBar Practice Complex. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Notre Dame Football: Spring Practice Observations (Practice #1)


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In the customary tempo drill that begins every practice, the starting Offensive Line consisted of Stanley, Elmer, Hegarty, Lombard and McGlinchey. This would be one of the most athletic Offensive Lines that Notre Dame has suited up in a long time. However, this is most likely not the starting lineup. Undoubtedly, Martin will start for Hegarty when he is completely healthy.

Also working with the first team group was Sophomore Wide Receiver Corey Robinson, Junior Wide Receiver Chris Brown, Junior Wide Receiver CJ Prosise Senior Tight End Ben Koyack and Sophomore Running Back Tarean Folston. Everett Golson worked with the first team.

The second Offensive Line consisted of Hunter Bivin , Connor Hanratty, Mark Harrell, John Montelus, Colin McGovern. Malik Zaire was joined by Sophomore Tight End Durham Smythe, Sophomore Wide Receiver Will Fuller, Sophomore Running Back Greg Bryant/Senior Running Back Cam McDaniel, Sophomore Wide Receiver Torii Hunter Jr. and Senior Slot Receiver Amir Carlisle.

Golson looked very good in his return to practice. He is clearly bigger than before. From what could be seen in the videos, Golson missed a few easy passes. This should be expected as he shakes off the rust. Golson claimed that he was “anxious” and “too excited” early on in practice. Additionally, Golson appeared more mature in his media session.

Ishaq Williams worked exclusive with the Defensive Line. Despite being listed as an Outside Linebacker, it seems clear that Williams will be used as a Defensive Linemen almost exclusively.

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