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Hit & Hustle | Former Notre Dame CB Troy Pride Jr. Interview

July 9, 2022

ISD's Greg Flammang sits down for a chat with former Notre Dame cornerback Troy Pride Jr. 

1:44 - CB Troy Pride Jr. joins the show 

2:25 - Health update following last season’s ACL injury 

3:10 - Speed

4:49 - TPJ Day of Play 

7:48 - The start of his football career 

9:03 - When he realized he could play college football 

11:12 - Virginia Tech commitment and decommitment 

15:45 - How Notre Dame came into the picture during his recruitment 

18:09 - Thoughts on his freshman year at Notre Dame in 2016 

19:20 - How he processed the 2016 season 

22:00 - Experience of not traveling to the season opener at Texas in 2016 

24:31 - The arrival of Matt Balis 

28:15 - Track career at Notre Dame 

33:32 - How he worked himself into the rotation as a sophomore in 2017

39:04 - What got him through moments of doubt during his career at Notre Dame  

42:06 - Ball State game in 2018 

45:10 - How guys break through the wall and why guys don’t break through 

48:29 - Georgia game in 2019 

50:20 - NFL Draft and realization of achieving his dream 

 52:48 - Thoughts on Brian Kelly leaving Notre Dame 

55:11 - On what was missing from Notre Dame during his time there and impressions of Marcus Freeman 

57:45 - Impressions of Notre Dame cornerbacks coach Mike Mickens 

59:23 - Tacos or burritos 

100:08 - Pride ends the show with a funny story about a meltdown in practice 

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