Notre Dame Football

Video | Former Notre Dame Captain Shaun Crawford Interview

May 10, 2023

Former Notre Dame defensive back Shaun Crawford joins Greg Flammang to discuss his time for the Irish and the next steps for the program under Marcus Freeman. 

Check out Crawford’s podcast here: Varsity House Podcast 

2:00 - Why he decided to start a podcast

6:00 - Switching commitment from Michigan to Notre Dame 

15:45 - Winning the nickel job as a freshman, but then suffering two major injuries his first two seasons

24:27 - 2016 coaching changes and how it impacted him

29:20 - How he was always able to be around the football and make plays 

34:20 - Mindset of tearing his ACL for a second time 

38:56 - Challenges of moving from cornerback to safety or positions in general 

44:35 - What makes a good nickelback 

50:54 - Nickelback and running back correlations 

53:45 - Why Notre Dame hasn’t been able to advance to the National Championship after making the playoffs 

101:40 - What Notre Dame can do to help the program get to the top of college football 

109:15 - Facilities 

113:08 - Player retention 

121:05 - One game that still bugs him 

122:26 - Favorite game of his career 

123:10 - Best player he played against in college 

124:14 - Best player he played with at Notre Dame 

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