The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have a roster full of players, and we want to talk about all of them. One Foot Down’s player profile series will take a look at every single one of them, and hopefully we all learn a little bit more about these guys, and Notre Dame’s chances for the upcoming 2018 season.
#24 Nick Coleman
Nick Coleman will be entering his senior season in 2018. He has had the definition of an up and down career at Notre Dame. Coleman has shown flashes of being able to be a consistent defensive back. He has also shown flashes of being unplayable on defense. Safety is a big question mark heading into this season for the Irish. Is Nick Coleman the answer Coach Brian Kelly is looking for? Only time will tell.
3 Things To Know About Nick Coleman:
- He went to high school in Dayton, Ohio at Archbishop Alter where he played with current Notre Dame receiver Chris Finke and former Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire.
- Coleman’s father Trey went to Notre Dame and played on the ‘83 football team as a running back.
- He played in all 13 games last year as a starting safety. Coleman does not have any career interceptions but he set a career high last year with 43 tackles.
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Much like Iceland, Nick Coleman is a man of great unknown. Has anyone ever been to Iceland? What exactly is this country all about? I have absolutely no idea. This is how I feel about Nick Coleman. I just cannot put any expectations on him. From game to game, heck even play to play, I really do not know what to expect from him. Iceland is the land of the unknown like Nick Coleman is the man of the unknown.
Barring any crazy changes to the lineup, Nick Coleman will be starting at one of the safety spots come September 1st against Michigan. He is the most experienced player back there and that could prove to be very important in a rivalry game to start the season. After that, Coleman will have to prove on the field that he deserves to play. There is some young talent coming in in the freshman class at safety. Nick Coleman will be given the opportunity at first, but it is up to him keep it.