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Everett Golson is wearing No. 1 today. Gunner Kiel is wearing No. 5 in honor of his uncle Blair.
Offense will be in blue, defense in white today.
This post was edited by Jason Sapp 2 years ago
It looks like the entire lower bowl of ND Stadium has gotten a facelift with new concrete. It's a lot brighter.
-- OT commit Steven Elmer Jr. is about as easy to spot as they come... Chatting it up with WR James Onwualu and his family right now on the sideline.
-- OC and former recruiting coordinator Chuck Martin spending time talking with the recruits during stretch.
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No Troy Niklas sightings yet. Could just be missing him, but he was also out of commission for what Kelly called a stomach issue last Saturday.
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Some nice collisions in the pre-game fit-in drills with the linebackers.
Carlo Calabrese just about put a guy on his back.
The players have gone "live" this spring, but they'll really be going live today with spectators in the stands.
This is the first time some of them have played in front of a crowd this big -- notably WR DaVaris Daniels and others.
Bennett Jackson and Lo Wood working as the first-team cornerbacks in pre-game drills.
yeah unfortunately, Troy is not playing today
Kona Schwenke lining up as the first nose guard during pre-game drills.
Mike Golic is snapping with the first team offensive line. Not sure how much Cave we'll see today.
No surprise -- but NBA Hall of Famer David Robinson is getting quick a few photo requests on the sideline...
RB Amir Carlisle is moving around without crutches today, but LB Prince Shembo is right beside him and has them in hand.
About 10 minutes 'til kickoff. The lower bowl from sideline to sideline is fairly full. Wes Morgan and I very roughly estimate at least 25,000 in the stands today.
Former Irish DE Justin Tuck down on the sideline talking to fellow former Irish player Reggie Brooks and AD Jack Swarbrick.
TE Troy Niklas is out for today and WR John Goodman is in full pads.
DE Kona Schwenke and WR John Goodman out for the coin flip.
1st offense group:
WR - DaVaris Daniels
WR - Robby Toma
TE - Tyler Eifert
TE - Alex Welch
RB - Cierre Wood
QB - Tommy Rees
LT - Zack Martin
LG - Chris Watt
C - Mike Golic Jr.
RG - Nick Martin
RT - Christian Lombard
2nd offense group:
QB - Andrew Hendrix
LT - Jordan Prestwood
LG - Bruce Heggie
C - Matt Hegarty
RG - Conor Hanratty
RT - Tate Nichols
John Goodman working in at WR and Ben Koyack in at TE.
RB Cierre Wood standing out early -- a couple 20-yard gains.
Hendrix hit Eifert on the sideline for a 25-yard TD pass.
Can you guys see if you can spot Chris Brown and let us know if he has gotten any bigger? Thanks.
Andrew Hendrix throws first TD pass of 2012 to Tyler Eifert. Defense burned on a cornerback blitz by Josh Atkinson. Glad I could save my 1,000th career message board post for a TD.
1st defense group:
DL - Stephon Tuitt, Kona Schwenke, Kapron Lewis-Moore
LB - Ishaq Williams, Danny Spond, Manti Te'o, Carlo Calabrese
DB - Lo Wood, Bennett Jackson, Jamoris Slaughter, Zeke Motta
Everett Golson now in for the third offensive series. Wearing No. 1 today with Gunner Kiel in No. 5 to honor Blair Kiel. Golson with two passes on his first two plays -- both complete.
In nickel defense, Tuitt lines up as the nose guard and LB Justin Utupo has his hand on the ground as an end. I. Williams is the other end.
Has our offense gotten that much better, or is our defense not as good as we all hoped.
Te'o hit with a personal foul for a late hit on Golson on the sideline. Pulled out the game and Brian Kelly had a couple questions for him.
Game attendance: 31,582
Fifth largest crowd in Blue-Gold Game history
Rees back in for his second possession. No Gunner Kiel yet. Game is tied 7-7.
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