Notre Dame remained indoors for its sixth practice of the spring on Friday.
On the injury front, Austin Collinsworth was at practice. The sophomore-to-be was held out at the start of training camp after complications from a tonsillectomy.
Collinsworth wasn't in pads but was with the safeties. He wasn't involved in contact drills Friday as he transitions from receiver.
Nose guard Tyler Stockton also remained out of pads as he continues to deal with an inflammation of the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. He did switch to having a knee brace from the protective sleeve he wore at Saturday's practice.
Nose guard Sean Cwynar, who isn't expected to participate in any spring drills, was out of the walking boot.
Nose guard Brandon Newman was also held out of drills and rode the stationary bike.
Daniel Smith was wearing sweats as he watched the receivers work. Coach Brian Kelly said he thought the sophomore-to-be would be able to start practicing Monday, but Smith's hamstring issues seem to have kept him out.
More than a fashion statement
Former Bishop Dwenger standout and receiver John Goodman along with linebacker Steve Filler, slot receiver Theo Riddick, linebacker Carlo Calabrese, offensive tackle Taylor Dever and tight end Jake Golic were sporting white pants at practice.
The pants are made with a new techfit material from adidas.
Different players will wear the new pants throughout spring practices to give their take on the material.
David Ruffer and early enrollee Kyle Brindza booted field goals from 20, 37, 44, 46 and 53 yards out during the first 30 minutes of practice open to the media.
Ruffer continued to be his steady self in the indoor environment with no wind. But the fifth-year senior did miss his two attempts from 53 yards out.
Brindza was equally impressive with a solid 46 yard blast that would have been good in nearly any weather condition. He also missed his attempt at a 53-yard field goal.
- Goodman had to go a second time when the receivers worked on getting off corners trying to jam them off the line of scrimmage. The senior-to-be was able to blast past the manager hitting receivers with a pad the second time around.
- There was an officiating crew at practice. But the team didn't scrimmage during the open session.
- Dayne Crist and Tommy Rees led the first-team offense again during the tempo drill, but Andrew Hendrix did make a cameo with the unit to run an option play.
- Hendrix and Everett Golson continued to share reps with the second team