Notre Dame Football

Hit & Hustle | Former Notre Dame WR Michael Young Jr. on Mike Denbrock & Mike Brown

January 11, 2024

Former Notre Dame and Cincinnati wide receiver Michael Young Jr. stops by the show to talk about Mike Denbrock and new wide receiver coach Mike Brown.

We also get into his time at Notre Dame, what makes a good OC and wide receiver coach, dealing with injuries, and his thoughts on head coach Marcus Freeman.

2:15 - Intro and catching up with Young 

8:15 - Mike Denbrock recruiting him and ending up at Notre Dame

14:30 - Honoring his commitment when Denbrock was let go following the 2016 season 

19:10 - How his broken collar bone impacted his 2019 season and career at Notre Dame

22:55 - Process of transferring from Notre Dame during the season and emotions that came with it

27:50 - How he ended up at Cincinnati and reunited with Denbrock 

31:40 - First impressions of Marcus Freeman as the defensive coordinator at Cincinnati 

34:40 - Cincinnati vs. Notre Dame in 2021 

39:10 - Impressions of Mike Brown and what makes a good receivers coach 

46:10 - How Denbrock prepares the team to play at a high level week in and week out 

51:45 - Returning to Notre Dame and Marty Biagi 

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