It started out cold today, but by 5 p.m. it ended up being one of the hotter days I remember since practice started in August. And it's almost the end of September.
- In a bit of a roll call, Will Yeatman and Luke Schmidt were not at the media portion of practice. Yeatman had a shoulder injury and Schmidt, who coincidentally always seems to get hurt when playing time becomes available, was having headaches. Football sports information director Brian Hardin said both were expected out later in practice.
- Mike Golic Jr. was at practice.
- Those wide receivers and quarterbacks are a chatty bunch. Robby Parris and Jimmy Clausen were both giving wide receiver George West a hard time during stretching. What about, not sure.
- During running back drills, freshman Jonas Gray -- who Weis hinted could see the field soon -- had to re-do a running back drill after tripping over bags right away.
- With the scholarship tight end grouping down to two freshman souls Tuesday, new faces were noticed. Sophomore Bobby Burger transferred from Dayton to Notre Dame. He was a defensive end for the Flyers. He's a walk-on tight end for the Irish. When Burger transferred, he said he wasn't planning on playing football. Guess that changed. The other player -- who isn't new but rarely noticed -- is senior Paul Kuppich.
- Your impressive Michael Floyd moment of the day/week: During wide receiver drills, Tim McDonnell didn't throw a fourth pass to Floyd. The freshman complained so McDonnell lofted one high over other wide receivers. Floyd caught it on the cone of the ball, one-handed. With his left hand.
- A new drill for running backs: Using black weighted backs and pushing up, presumably to simulate blocking.