August 18, 2006

Freshmen winning spots in Irish kicking game

Charlie Weis doesn't mind playing freshmen on special teams.

In fact, the Notre Dame head coach won't think twice about spending a year of eligibility to cover a kick, return a punt or rush a field goal attempt. So when special teams coach Brian Polian discovered a little extra clarity in Notre Dame's return games this week, it wasn't much of a surprise that the freshman class took center stage.

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