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Five old Notre Dame Football photos for a Friday — Hello Practice

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It’s a mindset and a roll of film

Notre Dame QB Paul Hornung
UNITED STATES - MAY 10: College Football: Closeup of Notre Dame QB Paul Hornung (5) before snap during spring practice, South Bend, IN 5/10/1956
Photo by John G. Zimmerman/Sports Illustrated via Getty Images

Happy Friday everyone! I have access to thousands and thousands of Notre Dame Fighting Irish photos, and will never use a small fraction of those on this site. The thing is though — I want to, and I’m going to give it a solid shot as a way to bless the beginning of the weekend throughout the offseason.

With fall camp set to start tomorrow for the 2021 season, I think today’s theme is the only one that is our duty and our salvation... practice. I’m going to just throw the word “practice” into the image finder and let’s see what we come up with.

GREEN BAYBEEEEE!

What if I told you that every argument you ever heard about Notre Dame’s traditional uniforms was wrong at the core? OH — I’ve already said that many, many times before? Well, can’t stop — won’t stop.

Notre Dame QB Paul Hornung...
UNITED STATES - MAY 10: College Football: Notre Dame QB Paul Hornung (5) in action during spring practice, South Bend, IN 5/10/1956
Photo by John G. Zimmerman/Sports Illustrated via Getty Images

BACK WHEN

A throwback back to the time when practice jerseys were practice jerseys. None of this “old game jersey” crap. These things were breathable, and had the team on front with no number. It’s all abut the team bruh.

SF.Hell.14.bv.9–1/Notre Dame football player Craig Johnson, left, celebrates a good tackle near the
Notre Dame football player Craig Johnson, left, celebrates a good tackle near the end of the afternoon practice with teammate Joe Aragno(cq).
Photo by Brian Vander Brug/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

PRACTICE IS PREPARATION

You can not begin practice with first learning how to be a Rockette. Those are the rules and they come from the man himself — Knute Rockne.

Knute Rockne...
Knute Rockne, famous Notre Dame football coach, leads his football team in exercise drills.
Photo by Sports Studio Photos/Getty Images

FUASTIAN DEAL

Gerry Faust seen here giving a speech about anything other than how to properly play football (probably).

University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame head coach Gerry Faust with players during practice. South Bend, IN 10/25/1984
Photo by Heinz Kluetmeier /Sports Illustrated via Getty Images

AN OPTION

“Not a single one of you is Tony Rice, so please tell me how in the hell I can run the option offense? I’m going to stand here and pray until I hear a good answer.” — Maybe Lou Holtz.

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