With training camp set to start on Monday, we took the time to put together an enormous ISD Intel dedicated to the mindset of the players heading into camp as well as several nuggets on how summer workouts went.
This week’s Intel tells you about how focused Everett Golson is now that he’s back and ready to go this fall. We also look at Malik Zaire and how he’s gained the trust of his teammates.
We look at DaVaris Daniels’ return to South Bend and two other wide receivers – Chris Brown and Corey Robinson – who are going to be counted on to step up this fall and why there are reasons to be confident they’ll do exactly that.
Second-year lineman Steve Elmer is ready to get rolling this camp after coming into last season’s not exactly sure what to expect. We tell you how Quenton Nelson’s path could end up mirroring the one Elmer took last year. Also, a look at exactly how Harry Hiestand has earned the respect of his players and why they trust him so much.
We tell you what the next step is in running back Greg Bryant’s development as well as which tight end Ben Koyack and Durham Smythe are drawing comparisons to.
Flipping over to the other side of the ball, we tell you why defensive linemen Jarron Jones and Ishaq Williams could be on the verge of busting through and explain how freshmen Andrew Trumbetti and Daniel Cage have impressed their new teammates.
We get a peek into James Onwualu’s mindset as he continues to make the switch from wide receiver to linebacker and tell you why he and the Irish staff think the move could be a major success. We have notes on freshmen linebackers Nyles Morgan and Drue Tranquill as well.
Moving back to the secondary, we let you know what cornerback KeiVarae Russell’s teammates think of his play and tell you where safety Max Redfield is in his development as well as the impact Cody Riggs could bring to the field this fall.
Get it all and more in this week’s ISD Intel.