Notre Dame starting tight end Durham Smythe will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.
The Irish next play against Georgia Tech and they are also ranked and now Kelly could look at changing the strategy in that game. I’m rushing the field if I get my chance, “Bunting told her”. “Certainly those that do are happy that you got more injuries”.
“I love how Johns really doesn’t let anything shake him and he just comes in and has fun”, Whitmire said. IrishIllustrated.com had the initial report late Monday.
Kelly said Malik Zaire had surgery Sunday morning, performed by former Fighting Irish football player, Dr. Brian Ratigan and Dr. Balint, that went well. (Smythe’s injury) was where he got rolled up on by one of his own players. Last year, this man – I’m talking about LeBron James, by the way (Bill Hader’s friend in “Trainwreck”) – almost elevated his Cavaliers, without their other two best players, to defeat one of the best teams in National Basketball Association history in the Finals.
A screencap of a Cavaliers student draped over the wall separating the crowd from the field quickly came to symbolize the school’s tough luck. He started Saturday at Virginia after Folston tore an ACL in the opener against Texas.
Most alarming, though, was the defense’s inability to hold onto a 26-14 lead heading into the fourth quarter after quarterback Malik Zaire went down with a season-ending broken ankle.
Defensively, the Irish lost starting lineman Jarron Jones to an MCL injury in preseason fall camp.
With only 12 seconds remaining and down by one, Kizer connected with stud receiver Will Fuller for a 39-yard bomb that put the Irish back on top for good. “We’ll find a way. And that’s what we’re going to make sure our team understands that”.
The Irish have plenty of young, inexperienced options to turn to in Smythe’s absence including sophomores Nic Weishar and Tyler Luatua, and true freshman Alize Jones. “You look at each one of them, two of them (Folston and Zaire)”, Kelly explained, “two of them there was no contact at all”. Hounshell made the transition from defensive line to tight end in the spring. “We just don’t feel like we were getting the blocking necessary”, Kelly said.
The primary question for Notre Dame is how aptly it’ll be able to replace all those injured players.
“It started way back in June, I was preparing as if I was going to be the guy”, he said.
“We got lost in the misdirection and they didn’t pay attention to what our specific responsibility was”, Kelly said.