Practice Report: 10/8

Notre Dame wore full pads for its third practice of the week in preparation for Saturday's game at North Carolina. It is starting to feel like fall as the temperatures decline steadily at the Labar Practice Complex. The media was allowed to watch the first 20 minutes and Irish Eyes was on hand.

Corwin Brown was teasing Sergio Brown about something during stretching and the discussion turned into the defensive coordinator talking about getting boxing gloves out of his office and doing his best Roy Jones Jr. impression.

Charlie Weis was walking around during the stretching portion of practice, but jumped in his golf cart for individuals. It appeared as though Weis wanted to make stops to talk with each position group. Weis called over the wide receivers to discuss something before saddling up next to Jimmy Clausen. As the media was leaving practice Weis was making his way out to talk with the secondary.

The team broke into its usual position groups for agility training. The quarterbacks did linework before getting their arms loose. The wide receivers worked on their starts before going through the gauntlet and running different routes.

The tight ends worked on ball security and one-on-one blocking while the running backs did agility training over bags and practiced blocking. The offensive line started with one-on-one blocking drills before working on combo blocking.

Jon Tenuta put his linebackers through drills to work on coming downhill, tackling and zone coverage techniques. The defensive line did some agility work over bags before practicing using their arms against opponents. The defensive backs worked on backpedals and tackling techniques.

It sounded like Brown was kidding safety Kyle McCarthy that his younger brother and fellow safety Dan McCarthy had the skills to play corner while big brother does not.

Again, the kickers never kick balls in front of the media, so no update on that situation. But Weis did say that he would have an answer on that topic on Wednesday, so we'll see.


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