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Notre Dame Football: 2021 Reese’s Senior Bowl Week Preview

Seven Irish players will participate in this year’s Senior Bowl game

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Dec 5, 2020; South Bend, Indiana, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback Ian Book (12) throws in the second quarter against the Syracuse Orange at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore
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For those of you currently in college football withdrawal, I’ve got just the fix for you. The 2021 Reese’s Senior Bowl, college football’s all-star game, will be held on Saturday, January 30th, and here is everything you need to about the game (and the week leading up to the game).

Where, When, How to Watch

Where: Hancock Whitney Stadium, at the University of South Alabama, in Mobile, AL

(This is the first time since the inaugural Senior Bowl game in 1950 that the game will be played somewhere other than Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The inaugural game, in 1950, took place at Gator Bowl Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida. This, the 72nd Senior Bowl, will remain in Mobile, however, will be played Hancock Whitney Stadium at the University of South Alabama.)

When: Saturday, January 30th, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. CST

How to Watch: The 2021 Senior Bowl will be broadcasted live on the NFL Network

Who will the coaches be in the 2021 Senior Bowl?

Matt Rhule and the Carolina Panthers coaching staff will coach one of the all-star teams, while Brian Flores and the Miami Dolphins coaching staff will coach the other. These coaches will lead their respective rosters in practice throughout the week leading up to game day on Saturday, January 30th.

The Dolphins have the third and 18th picks in this year’s NFL Draft. The Panthers have the eighth pick. Both teams will get an in-person look at this year’s top prospects.

What You Should Know

Notre Dame has seven players who have accepted invitations to play at this year’s Senior Bowl: Adetokunbo Ogundeji DL, Daelin Hayes DL, Robert Hainsey OL, Liam Eichenberg OL, Aaron Banks OL, Ian Book QB, Ben Skowronek WR. They will start arriving in Mobile, Alabama, on Sunday, January 24th, for a week of practices leading up to the game.

Practices held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday will be televised live and aired on the NFL Network. However, on Wednesday and Thursday, those practices will also be aired by ESPN on ESPNU. In addition, the NFL Network will air an hour-long recap show each evening.

Here are the Irish players who have accepted invitations:

Adetokunbo Ogundeji - DL

Daelin Hayes - DL

Robert Hainsey - OL

Liam Eichenberg - OL

Aaron Banks - OL

Ian Book- QB

Ben Skowronek - WR

Good luck to all of the Irish players participating in this year’s game!

Cheers & GO IRISH!