Notre Dame special teams coordinator Mike Elston talked about a couple of the team's kickers Tuesday.
Freshman Kyle Brindza will handle kickoff duties for the Irish this year.
Last season, place kicker David Ruffer handled most of the kick offs with Nick Tausch being called on eight times for kick offs.
Elston said Brindza has the leg strength and accuracy the Irish need in kick offs.
"His leg strength is something that sticks out," Elston said. "His ability to kick the ball with great hang times on kick offs.
"He's got pretty good direction. Sometimes it doesn't go exactly where we want it to go. Last year, probably 50 percent of the time it didn't go where we wanted it to go. So if we can get to 49, it will be improved. Brindza is going to be ready."
Elston also talked about punter Ben Turk, who coach Brian Kelly said has been the most impressive kicker during fall camp.
Elston said Turk's ability to direct his punts has improved along with his operation and hang time.
"He had a couple (Monday) which were 45-, 50-yard punts with close to 5.0 (seconds) hang time, which he wasn't even close to last year," Elston said. "He barely averaged, most of them didn't get over 4, 4.1, and we want it to average 4.5. So, his hang time and distance has improved a lot."