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Notre Dame RB Logan Diggs Ready For Expanded Role in Fiesta Bowl

December 21, 2021

Logan Diggs was patient to start the season as his first carry came in week six in Blacksburg.  

Diggs earned the trust of Lance Taylor and Tommy Rees in crunch time and hasn't looked back as he's rushed 42 times for 200 yards and three scores in his first year on campus. 

1,000-yard rusher Kyren Williams is off to the NFL and Diggs will now take on an even more significant role in the Fiesta Bowl. 

"I think I'll do fine," Diggs said on Monday. "Kyren was a special talent, but I feel like every year they're recruiting to replace. It's my job to come in and pick up where he left off."

The Louisiana native admitted he was excited for the more prominent role in a big game, but Diggs was also quick to point out it's not all on his shoulders. 

"I'm pretty excited about it," stated Diggs. "We all get the opportunity to play. It'll be a fair share with me, Chris (Tyree) and Audric (Estime). We'll have our opportunity to show the world what we have to offer. I feel like we all are excited about it."

The fact his next game is a New Year's Six game isn't overwhelming as Diggs is treating it as another game. 

"I would just say it's more like another game," said Diggs. "We're trying to end the season on the right note. It's another game. We have to prepare differently because it's a longer wait."

Diggs has shown patience at the line of scrimmage, which he feels is a strength of his game. The 5-foot-11, 206-pounder has the burst and vision to let the hole develop and it's served him well. 

The most extensive growth in his game has come away from the field in the film room. 

"Since I got here, I would say my game grew the most in the understanding of football," explained Diggs. "Being in the film room, understanding blocking schemes better - knowing what I have and the receivers have in their plays. I'd say the overall game of football has grown."

Diggs will also look to add some of what he's learned from Williams into his daily approach. 

"What I learned most is the vocal and mental side from Kyren," Diggs said. "He's not the biggest, but his heart is the biggest. The way he approached the game and the way he approaches practice and everything he does, it's more of a professional approach. I feel that wears off on all of us."

Notre Dame will send its players home for a few days for Christmas before arriving in Arizona and Diggs couldn't be more excited to get back to Louisiana. 

"I'm looking forward to my mom's cooking," laughed Diggs. "I miss my mom's cooking. That's what I'm really looking forward to and seeing my family."

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