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Irish Insights


Summer work

Want to feel like you didn't do enough with your summer, just read what Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said what some of his players accomplished in the weight program.

Offensive guard Chris Stewart, who weighs 351 pounds, reduced his body fat by four percent and pushed his chin-up total from three to four to 23.

Nose tackle Ian Williams went from squatting 485 pounds to 600 and dropped body fat while pushing his weight from 302 to 313.

Defensive end Ethan Johnson, who is listed at 285 pounds, increased his squat from 395 to 550 pounds.

"They won't be on the ground," Kelly said of the importance of the defensive linemen's improved weight lifting. "They have a stronger base and core that will allow them to be on their feet and allow them to pursue the football and play the kind of defense we need them to play."