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

December 29, 2022

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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