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2026 OL Rico Schrieber Discusses Irish Invasion & Pat Coogan

June 8, 2024
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2026 Marist (Ill.) offensive lineman Rico Schrieber‍ has made the trip to Notre Dame a few times in the last year, but last weekend, the 6-foot-7, 330-pounder was on a mission. 

Schrieber wanted to improve his game, but also show enough to get his name on the board for 2026 offensive lineman. 

“It was great to come out here and show what I could do,” stated Schrieber. “I think I gained more knowledge about pass pro and run blocking. Where to place my hands and stuff like that too.” 

Notre Dame offensive line coach Joe Rudolph doesn’t take camps for granted as he works his guys hard and Sunday’s emphasis was on hands. 

“He worked on hand placement a lot,” explained Schrieber. “We worked a lot of pass pro drills where there was a bag and placed your hands. Run blocking drills and place your hands.” 

The Irish program is familiar with the Marist program as offensive lineman Pat Coogan picked Notre Dame a few years ago. 

Coogan returns frequently, including last month during his summer break, when he got to work with Schrieber.

“I know him pretty well,” stated Schrieber. “He came down the last two weeks to Marist to do drills with us. We worked on some of the drills we did today last week.” 

In addition to his connections with Coogan, Schrieber also appreciated Notre Dame’s offensive linemen coming out to camp to help with Irish Invasion. 

“It was great to have people around who actually play for the team,” Schrieber said. “They know everything about it, so it was helpful.” 

Schrieber also enjoyed the competition at Irish Invasion, which included facing Notre Dame commits Chris Burgess, Dom Hulak and Joseph Reiff. 

“I think the players were great,” said Schrieber. “The defensive line had three Notre Dame commits. They were really good players.” 

“I’m pretty close with them because they’re from the same state. We’re all close.” 

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