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Notre Dame Football: 3 Irish Players Make Preseason All-American Teams

Julian Love, Alex Bars, and Sam Mustipher make the cut.

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The AP release its preseason Top 25 Poll yesterday, and today they released the AP Preseason All-American Teams. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish had three players make the cut — all on the 2nd team.

  • Julian Love CB
  • Alex Bars OG
  • Sam Mustipher OC

Please keep in mind that Preseason All-American teams are a lot like award watch lists... they mean very little, but it’s a nice thing to say a guy is on. So don’t be too put off about Notre Dame’s players being on the second team instead of the first team. There are a lot of great players across the country and Notre Dame certainly has some of those.

I actually love that Te’von Coney isn’t on the team. I want Coney playing with a boulder on his shoulder — not just a chip.

Other players on the team from 2018 Irish opponents:

  • Bryce Love Stanford Cardinal RB (1)
  • Nate Herbig Stanford Cardinal OG (1)
  • Devin Bush Michigan Wolverines LB (1)
  • Kaden Smith Stanford Cardinal TE (2)
  • Rashan Gary Michigan DE (2)
  • Cameron Smith USC Trojans LB (2)
  • Jake Bailey Stanford Cardinal P (2)