With Notre Dame football looking to get back to playoff contention next year, the Irish landed punter Ben Krimm from the University of Pennsylvania. Following his graduation from Penn, Krimm will head to South Bend and join one of the top special teams units in the nation.
After adding Blake Grupe and Jon Sot as graduate transfers last year, Brian Mason and the Irish are at it again in a strikingly similar fashion. After adding kicker Spencer Shrader from South Florida, the program has added its newest member in Krimm. This past season, according to ESPN, Ben had 44 punts averaging 41.6 yards per punt, with a long of 60 yards. Excellent numbers for the newest member of the Notre Dame football program.
After averaging 37 yards per punt in 2021, Krimm upped his average by nearly 5 yards for the 2022 season. With Brian Mason still new to the program and recruiting his own guys out of high school, adding experience via the transfer portal is necessary
Notre Dame still has some work to do in the transfer portal to continue climbing back into playoff contention next season. But they’re certainly on the right track and seem to be finding the right kind of players that fit the Notre Dame football bill. Finding some help on the defensive side of the football, at quarterback, and even a veteran wide receiver, remain top priorities for the Irish.
Don’t expect a quick fix when it comes to the quarterback position. While it’s been relatively quiet as of late, Tommy Rees and Marcus Freeman will constantly communicate with top recruits in the portal. Once more bowl games start wrapping up and final decisions are made for some potential transfer portal entrants, momentum should increase.
The Irish are making sure special teams won’t be an area of concern for the upcoming season, and it looks like they got a great player in Ben Krimm.