Notre Dame wrapped up its sixth practice of the 2021 spring this morning, and below you will find the video highlights and play-by-play analysis of what we see.
Clip 1: RB Kyren Williams (#23) makes multiple defenders miss en route to a quality gain. He's aided by a strong backside block from left tackle Tosh Baker (#79). You also see freshman Rocco Spindler (#50) in the play getting a first team rep. Houston Griffith (#3) and Jack Kiser (#24) eventually bring him down.
Clip 2: The Irish defense, led by linebacker Bo Bauer (#52) and rover Isaiah Pryor (#10) blow up a Notre Dame running play.
Clip 3: Linebackers JD Bertrand (#27) and Shayne Simon (#33) quickly clog up the run lane for running back C'Bo Flemister (#20). There's a strong block from freshman tackle Blake Fisher (#54) on the play.
Clip 4: Running back Chris Tyree (#25) runs through a tackle attempt of defensive end Alexander Ehrensberger (#98) to get to the second level for positive yards. Fifth-year senior Dillan Gibbons (#76) is snapping the ball on the play.
Clip 5: Wide receiver Lawrence Keys III (#13) hauls in a throw over the middle from QB Jack Coan (#17), as safety DJ Brown (#12) closes in. Tough catch in traffic for Keys.
Clip 6: Coan (#17) hits Avery Davis (#3) on a quick throw, but cornerback Clarence Lewis (#26) strips the ball out, and it is recovered by defensive tackle Jayson Ademilola (#57).
Clip 7: Defensive end Justin Ademilola (#19) and nose tackle Howard Cross III (#56) blow up the Notre Dame running play in the backfield.
Clip 8: Linebacker JD Bertrand (#27) blows into the backfield, but Flemister (#20) is able to run through the tackle attempt. Nose tackle Aidan Keanaaina (#92), however, is there to quickly close out the play and bring Flemister down.
Clip 9: RB Kyren Williams (#23) returning a punt.
Clip 10: Freshman receiver Lorenzo Styles Jr. (#21) returning a punt.
Clip 11: Wide receiver Matt Salerno (#29) returning a punt.
Clip 12: Wide receiver Lawrence Keys III (#13) returning a punt.
Clip 13: QB Drew Pyne (#10) hits wideout Xavier Watts (#82) on a crossing route in front of corner Ramon Henderson (#11).
Clip 14: QB Pyne (#10) hits Avery Davis over the middle in front of safety KJ Wallace (#16).
Clip 15: QB Tyler Buchner (#12) hits a wide open C'Bo Flemister (#20) up the sideline for a big gain.
Clip 16: QB Buchner (#12) hits freshman tight end Mitchell Evans (#88) on a quick slide route against tight coverage from Litchfield Ajavon (#23).
Clip 17: QB Buchner (#15) hits wideout Jordan Johnson (#15) on an out cut for a quality gain.
Clip 18: QB Pyne (#10) steps into the pocket and hits Braden Lenzy (#0) over the middle for a big gain.
Clip 19: QB Pyne (#10) hits tight end Michael Mayer (#87) on a quick out cut, but cornerback Cam Hart (#5) knocks the ball out.
Clip 20: QB Coan (#17) hits Lawrence Keys III (#13) on the outside, and the Irish wideout does the rest.
Clip 21: QB Coan (#17) is forced out of the pocket on a rush from Jordan Botelho (#17), but he find Flemister (#20) over the middle. You see Tosh Baker (#79) at right tackle on the play.
Clip 22: QB Coan (#17) throws a beautiful strike up the seam to freshman tight end Cane Berrong (#80) for the touchdown. Coan and Berrong split Kiser (#24) and Ajavon (#23) on the play.
Note: All video courtesy of Fighting Irish Media
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