Day 1 of Notre Dame football spring practice is officially in the books. The Irish kicked off practice yesterday with their first practice without pads since the Citrus Bowl. It’s impossible to make any conclusions on the first day of spring ball when players are in shorts and no pads, but we’re all hungry for some football so here is a round up of yesterday’s practice videos.
WatchND’s Practice Video
Easily the most dramatic and well put together video of the bunch, but also not too many plays visible here.
- Nice high point catch by Alize Mack on display
- Interception by Julian Love – get used to hearing that a lot – but not clear on who actually threw it
Fun to watch, but not too much to glean here.
Irish Illustrated’s Practice Video
- First pass really sailed on Wimbush. It’s early and it’s spring and all of that, but also not ideal.
- After that first pass in the video, Wimbush looked much better. Some nice throws on the run and nice to see the offense working on the quick hitters after all of the problems Wimbush had with them last year.
- Michael Young is going to be really fun to watch. He looks comfortable and smooth running his routes.
- Javon McKinley looked to be in great shape. Would be huge for Notre Dame to get him going.
- Lots of examples
Irish Sports Daily Practice Video
- Miles Boykin makes a pretty ridiculous catch here, but then misses one later he probably should have had.
- McKinley looks pretty good in these reps too.
- First look at Jafar Armstrong in running back drills. Between he and Tony Jones, there is no reason for Notre Dame to struggle passing the ball to backs out of the backfield.
- Avery Davis looked like a guy who hasn’t run a route in a while. It will be pretty interesting to see if Notre Dame can develop him into a weapon in the passing game. He obviously offers a lot of flexibility and trick play potential.