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A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a piece on Notre Dame's offense and the use of multiple-tight end formations. In case you missed it, you can read it here. Now that I've had the opportunity to rewatched the Blue and Gold Game, I thought I'd breakdown a few plays to illustrate how the coaching staff will use their tight ends to create favorable mismatches this fall. The first play is Ben Koyack's touchdown. It's a good example of how dangerous tight ends can be in the red zone. The offense lines up in an Ace formation with Welch and Koyack on either end of the line and twin receivers to the wide side of the field. The defense aligns in a base 3-4 with safety Austin Collinsworth lined up over the slot. Just before the snap, Collinsworth shows blitz while the other safety, Chris Salvi, rotates from the right hash toward the center of the field. The single-high safety look is a pretty good indicator that the defense is playing Cover 1 or Cover 3. Either way, Koyack...
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The latest edition of the "Notre Dame Recruiting Blog" has an update on a five-star running back, a few four-star targets and a couple of players in contention for an offer.
Five-star safety Priest Willis received a visit from the Notre Dame staff Tuesday, and after it he spoke with IrishEyes.com about his interest in the Irish. Willis, who is from Tempe, Ariz., also said he is planning an official visit to campus.
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In Syracuse’s 8-6 loss to 3rd-ranked Notre Dame over the weekend, SU was blanked at halftime for the first time this season. By the end of the game, the #17 Orange had signed the dotted line on one of the most disappointing regular seasons (7-7, 3-3) in school history.
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The Heights reported that Alex Dragicevich will transfer to BC. Originally from Illinois, Dragicevich played his first two seasons at Notre Dame. He's a 6'7 wing player that can shoot. He'll have to sit out next season and then have two years of eligibility thereafter. I like the addition and think he'll help. My only concern is that it adds to an already crowded...
Notre Dame recently made a stop in Ohio and made sure one prospect understood they have early interest.
Jesuit College Prep (Dallas) linebacker Jordan Mastrogiovanni picked up another SEC offer Monday. However, he continues to hold Notre Dame in high regard, and he spoke to IrishEyes.com about his recruitment, when he plans to make a decision and where Notre Dame stands.