Notre Dame's receivers were not the highlight of the team's offense this season as the No. 1 Irish (12-0) advanced to the BCS championship game Jan. 7 in Miami against No. 2 Alabama (12-1).
And while the team averaged a modest 218.8 receiving yards per game, receiver John Goodman, a Bishop Dwenger graduate, says there are going to be some big things to come from the Irish's passing game in the future.
"The young guys are doing really well," Goodman said, referring to freshmen Chris Brown, Justin Ferguson and Devonte' Neal.
"Those guys, they're working their way up, and they are going to be good receivers when they get older. Right now, they are still going through a grind and still learning things, but they got into the swing of things very quick because of the guys that they followed.
"That is something we take a lot of pride in, the leadership of the younger guys. Coach Kelly stresses for them to follow the older guys, and that is what they did right away. They bought in and did really well."