The Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team is seeing quite the resurgence in popularity these days and that includes people who go Trick or Treating.
Halloween has come and gone and as usual, there were plenty of kiddies out there on the South Bend streets who dressed up as their favorite Notre Dame Fighting Irish athletes. But there was at least one genius youngster who decided to go as his favorite coach instead.
Twitter user Mary Lawson posted a picture of her son Kyren dressed up as none other than Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football head coach Marcus Freeman.
The little man was the spitting image of Freeman as he was decked out in a Notre Dame vest jacket and was even sporting a headset so he could talk to his coordinators.
Kyren was such the spitting image of Freeman, that the Notre Dame Football head coach noticed and gave him a shoutout.
Joe Alt standing out for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish again
Notre Dame Football offensive lineman Joe Alt continues to be grabbing the eyes of people around the country. That was underlined once again this week when Alt was named as one of the 12 semifinalists for the Lombardi Award.
The award is given to the “college football offensive or defensive lineman who exemplifies the character and discipline of NFL Hall of Famer Vince Lombardi in addition to outstanding performance and ability.” The current 12 will be pared down to four finalists who will be named on Nov. 15, with the 2023 Lombardi Award winner being announced at a banquet in Houston in mid-December.
Jim Thorpe Award Semifinalist
Joe Alt isn’t the only one who is still in the running for postseason recognition. Benjamin Morrison was named among the 15 semifinalists for the Jim Thorpe Award.
The list includes the best defensive backs in the country and Morrison certainly fits that bill. Morrison has 22 tackles but he’s also one of those defensive backs who other teams don’t want to throw against. Despite that he’s got two interceptions, a fumble recovery and three touchdowns.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Basketball routs in exhibition warmup
The Notre Dame basketball team played its one exhibition warmup game of the 2023 season against the Hanover Indians. It was officially Micah Shrewsberry’s first game as the head coach of the Fighting Irish, even if the outcome didn’t count.
Among the biggest standouts was freshman guard Markus Burton who scored 18 points and hauled down 4 rebounds. Another freshman, Braedon Shrewsberry had an even better night, scoring 19 by hitting 5-of-10 three-point shots for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.