SOUTH BEND, Ind. — One thing was certain heading into the spring: There would be a whole lot of newness surrounding Notre Dame football.
Gone were coordinators Chuck Martin and Bob Diaco. In were Mike Denbrock and Brian VanGorder.
Gone were a host of established senior starters as well as three juniors who departed South Bend early for the NFL draft.
Two months later, we've learned a lot. We’ll focus here on five key takeaways from the spring.
These aren’t necessarily the most important things we learned—we already knew we’d find out quite about VanGorder’s new defense, and Irish head coach Brian Kelly had made it clear in late January that Everett Golson and Malik Zaire would compete for the starting quarterback job.
Those were obvious. We were going to learn about those situations no matter what, and they’re still ongoing.
So, with that, here are five nuggets of new knowledge we have following spring ball.
All quotes obtained firsthand unless otherwise noted.