November 25, 2008 // Notre Dame Football

USC Week Injury Updates

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Notre Dame had CB Terrail Lambert and OG Chris Stewart back at practice on Tuesday, but were still without the services of ILB Brian Smith and WR Michael Floyd.  Lambert has been out since getting injured in practice the Thursday of the Navy week while Stewart’s been out since getting injured while running onto the field against Pitt.

In Lambert’s absence, freshman Robert Blanton and sophomore Gary Gray saw most of the playing time and played well.  Blanton seems to have a knack for making some big plays, but has also been inconsistent with his tackling.  Gray meanwhile nearly took a pitch from Toryan Smith off a fumble recovery into the end zone.  Lambert, a fifth year senior had to sit out the past two games including Senior Day this past weekend.

Stewart has missed the last four games and would be a addition to the offensive line this weekend considering the depth and talent USC brings on their defensive front.

Unfortunately both Floyd and Smith will be out again.  With Smith out, junior Toryan Smith has started to emerge and should see more time again this weekend. Against Syracuse David Grimes recorded a career high 83 receiving yards, but no other Irish wide receiver was able to help Grimes fill the void left from Floyd’s adsence.

Comments to this Article

  • jonnyC commented on November 26th, 2008 at 7:30 am

    has anyone seen Komara the last few months, and to a lesser extent Robby Paris, this whole year???
    I know the emergence of Floyd, and Tate becoming the man had cut into some of their production, but at the start of the season I was kind of expecting more out these two guys.

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  • Ghost of Jerry Cooney commented on November 26th, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    Both those guys have been tougher to find than Stacy Peterson. I dont think alot of these players are being coached up. Past teams made more out of less, we are making less out of more with regards to recruiting ratings. Kumara was supposed to be the most popular thing to come out of NJ since Paulie Walnuts

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  • JC commented on November 28th, 2008 at 10:39 am

    Kamara is still struggling to hang on to the ball when it hits him in the chest.

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