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Preseason 2016

Blue & Gold Illustrated: America's Foremost Authority on Notre Dame Football

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Page 16 of 99 PRESEASON 2016 17 UNDER THE DOME The University of Notre Dame ® Fine Jewelry Collection Our new website: Toll-free: 1-866-333-3715 950 N.E. Loop 410 San Antonio, Texas 78209 Phone (210) 930-3900 Fax (210) 930-3903 Alamo City Gold & Silver by: Alamo City Gold & Silver Exchange THEY SAID IT "Everything they said to me was so valuable, and at that point in time, I was just trying to be a sponge and absorb everything they were saying." Junior left guard Quenton Nelson on the role former Irish linemen Ronnie Stanley and Nick Martin had in his development "Yoga is intense. Yoga is not something you do for two weeks and you're good. It gives you more bend and helps with injuries." — Junior defensive end Jay Hayes, who started doing yoga twice a week this summer to help prepare himself for the 2016 season "In my opinion, it's just like playing under the lights on that first Friday for your first football game in high school. It's exciting. It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Not everyone gets to experience that, but we don't want to build the hype to a point where we can't focus on our assignment or where the lights are too bright." — Senior cornerback Cole Luke on the season opener against Texas being the only game on television Sept. 4 "No precedent for what Notre Dame is doing comes to mind immediately. This isn't a runner versus a passer, or pro-style versus spread. This isn't about style or capability. It's a hugely fascinat- ing and consequential non-choice." — Brian Hamilton of Sports Illustrated on Brian Kelly's decision to have both senior Malik Zaire and junior DeShone Kizer take snaps at quarterback versus Texas "But, the toughest job is going to be winning over whoever the quarterback is who is standing next to [Brian Kelly] on the sidelines during that first set of downs against Texas." — ESPN's Scott Van Pelt on Notre Dame's quarterback situation "I'm 100 percent for sure. It could be different for some of the other commits, but for me, Notre Dame has always been my dream school. Now that I have a chance to do that I don't think anything else would feel right." — Cypress (Texas) Cy-Fair class of 2017 four-star tight end commit Brock Wright, reaffirming his pledge to the Irish "It has been a gold mine for us, getting our players ready to 'make the leap' in their contributions for our team. We always try to select a guy we want to jumpstart to a bigger role. This year we expect big things from Matt and Martinas." — Mike Brey on Matt Farrell and Martinas Geben playing with East Coast Basketball All-Stars in Italy in August OF THE MONTH "Earn Respect. Earn Trust. Earn Tradition. Earn Honor. Earn Glory. Earn Everything. #IrishCamp." Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) PHOTO BY BILL PANZICA

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