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Five Things To Look Forward To At Blue Gold

April 21, 2017

April 21, 2017 – I came to Notre Dame right before football season last Fall so this will be my first Blue-Gold game day experience.

Even though it’s just a Spring game, who doesn’t get excited about any chance you get to see the team play in Notre Dame Stadium.

Since the end of the season until now there have been a lot of changes and just like you I’m excited to see how the team has transitioned.

1. Stadium Renovations

I know some of you are like me and you’re extremely impatient and wondering when all the construction will be over. The good news is Campus Crossroads has made A LOT of progress since everyone was last in Notre Dame Stadium.

A little update to the legendary Notre Dame Stadium tunnel…

…can’t wait to run out in front of a sellout for the 256th-straight time.

– Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) April 21, 2017

Videoboard progress: ?
↓️96 feet wide
â†-️54 feet tall

Speakers: Soon…

– Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) April 19, 2017

What will visiting team see before entering Notre Dame Stadium for 256th straight sellout?

Check out the NEW visitors tunnel in NE endzone.

– Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) April 20, 2017

2. “Body Built by Balis”

“What influences your team the most is your strength and conditioning,” said Brian Kelly in his press conference before Spring Ball began.

“Building Those Traits of Excellence” – Coach Brian Kelly@CoachBrianKelly spoke about importance of our new Strength & Conditioning Staff.

– Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) March 8, 2017

Since hiring Matt Balis as the Director of Football Performance, the team’s overall physical appearance and strength has improved tremendously in just a short amount of time.

Trust in the process ?#BodyBuiltByBalis– RIPGregBryant (@TevonConey) April 8, 2017

A look at the ND process rn ???#balis

– #29…k_Jugga (@KevinStepherson) April 8, 2017

The Only Way Is â¬â€ ️ ?#bodybybalis

Nyles Morgan (@Obey_Pride) April 13, 2017

3. Quarterback Play

With DeShone Kizer NFL Bound, all eyes are on Sophomore, Brandon Wimbush, who is at the top of the depth chart followed by Ian Book and Montgomery VanGorder.

He tasted success two seasons ago…
…he prepared for his moment last year…
…now he’s ready for more.

Meet QB Brandon Wimbush.

– Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) March 29, 2017

4. New Coaching Staff

If you’re wondering how the team is adjusting to their new coaching staff including Brian Polian, DelVaughn Alexander, Clark Lea and Mike Elko they have easily transitioned into the Notre Dame Family.

DB Drue Tranquill.
DC Mike Elko.

A conversation between the leaders of our defense on and off the field.

– Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) March 26, 2017

“You want to play at a place where you have a chance to win it all.”

LB Greer Martini & Coach Lea talk @NDFootball at the billiards table.

– The Fighting Irish (@FightingIrish) April 19, 2017

5. The Team

It goes without saying that this team has a lot of fight in them and after an intense semester of Spring conditioningââ’¬¦they can’t wait to get back under those lights in Notre Dame Stadium.


– Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) March 23, 2017

When somebody’s not running the right route, WE ARE.
When somebody’s not blocking, WE ARE.


– Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) April 2, 2017


That’s just one of many words that describe the Fighting Irish.

– Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) March 17, 2017

Puttin’ in work.

– Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) February 24, 2017

Now that you’ve read what I’m looking forward to, I would love to hear what you’re most looking forward to at Blue-Gold.

What are you most looking forward to at @NDFootball‘s Blue-Gold game on Saturday?

– Tamara Brown (@NDSportsBlogger) April 19, 2017

Tamara Brown, the Notre Dame Sports Blogger, has been part of Fighting Irish Media since August 2016 and provides exclusive, behind-the-scenes coverage of all 26 varsity sports. A native of Newport News, Virginia, Brown graduated from Virginia Tech in 2015 with a degree in Multimedia Journalism. For more follow the @NDSportsBlogger on Twitter.