Notre Dame Tough: The Competitive Fire Hits South Bend

Posted by Marc Halsted on August-16-2009 Add Comments

Football is a brutal, punishing game. It’s primal, from the first gunner hurtling 60-yards downfield for the reward of one spectacular head-on collision, to the final game-defining goal-line stand in the last desperate seconds of battle.

But it comes with a price.

Charlie Weis and his new "less-talk, more action" physical approach to August practice rings of the brutality the sports preparation demands. Evidence lies in the recent news of a banged up Outland Trophy finalist, a limping No. 1 linebacker recruit, a hamstring issue for the best cover corner, and the promise of days off for starters as the physicality continues throughout Irish camp.

“Bull in the ring” exhibitions, one-on-one...

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