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Video | Gator Bowl Press Conference: Marcus Freeman & Notre Dame Captains

December 29, 2022
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Notre Dame head coach Marcus Freeman, JD Bertrand and Jarrett Patterson spoke on Thursday morning at TIAA Bank Field as the Irish put in final preparations for the Gator Bowl.

0:00 - Importance of winning the Gator Bowl to provide momentum for 2023

0:52 - Red zone defense 

1:26 - Patterson on the importance of playing in the Gator Bowl 

2:05 - Differences in last year’s bowl vs. this year’s bowl 

3:33 - South Carolina on film 

5:23 - Injury update

6:03 - Linebacker growth 

6:57 - Patterson on what it’d mean to win his last game at Notre Dame 

7:24 - What it’d mean to finish with a win on Friday 

8:06 - Tyler Buchner 

8:55 - On if Notre Dame has faced a QB similar to Spencer Rattler

9:48 - Thoughts on Notre Dame’s receivers 

11:00 - CB Chance Tucker 

11:40 - Challenge of facing a team with numerous opt-outs or transfers 

12:17 - Harry Hiestand’s impact in 2022 

13:15 - Process of taking a QB in the Transfer Portal 

14:14 - Value of experience from a Transfer Portal QB 

14:55 - Leadership as captains during bowl prep 

16:10 - Impressions of LB Jaylen Sneed 

16:57 - South Carolina’s growth over the season and Shane Beamer

17:51 - Value of face-to-face meetings with transfers 

20:33 - Medical evaluation of transfers 

21:26 - Leadership of Bertrand and Patterson 

22:28 - What the captains have learned from Freeman this year 

23:17 - Challenge of facing South Carolina players that might not have a ton of film 

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