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Notre Dame Football

Quick Offensive Notes From Notre Dame's 10th Practice

August 17, 2021

Quick hits and observations from Notre Dame's 10th practice, two days before the Irish once again work inside Notre Dame Stadium in a full-scale session open for its entirety to media.

On Tuesday, overall, the Fighting Irish appeared very healthy. Only Ryan Barnes, the freshman defensive back from Maryland, appeared to be primarily unable to go with a small brace on his left ankle/foot.

Offensively, the quarterbacks and skill players all appeared to be fairly crisp. We only were allowed to see about 15 minutes of drills outside, but there weren't really any drops or sloppy throws, especially as the Irish offense worked routes on air and pass skeleton.

Jack Coan continued to appear in command; he looked especially sharp throwing to the running backs out of the backfield and on the sideline routes.

Chris Tyree looked smooth in his work out of the backfield, and Logan Diggs had a nice catch as did C'Bo Flemister on a ball that was thrown low. Logan Diggs also had a nice catch that required a little extra concentration coming out of the backfield as he turned upfield.

The first-team offensive line that worked with Coan, from left to right, consisted of: Blake Fisher, Zeke Correll, Jarrett Patterson, Cain Madden and Josh Lugg. That was consistent throughout the portion open to media; it did not change.

Coan's skill players were Kyren Williams, Michael Mayer, Braden Lenzy, Avery Davis, Joe Wilkins, Kevin Austin and George Takacs. Davis closed out Coan's first drive with a short goal-line catch.

Drew Pyne continued in command of the Irish's second-team offense. That O-line consisted of Michael Carmody, Rocco Spindler, Andrew Kristofic, John Dirksen and Tosh Baker.

Among skill players that rotated through that series were Diggs, Deion Colzie, Lorenzo Styles Jr., Mitchell Evans and Kevin Baumann.

Big Joe Alt just continues to develop and is just a massive physical presence.

The Irish also worked their first-team field goal unit early in the practice session, with Jonathan Doerer consistent in those duties.

Notre Dame has a completely closed session Wednesday before practice 12 Thursday at the stadium.

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