March 26, 2007

Zbikowski's back…with a vengeance

Mention the injuries, most notably, the shoulder ailment that safety Tom Zbikowski battled throughout most of the 2006 season and he tries to dismiss it as quickly as possible.

"Yeah, I was (injured), but I don't want to make any excuses," said Zbikowski following Notre Dame's second practice of spring drills last Friday.

"I just wasn't happy with the way I played. I've got too much pride to leave on that note. I just wasn't making the plays that I've made in the past."

It was those plays that Zbikowski made in 2005 that earned him the reputation as one of the nation's top-rated safeties and a projected first-round draft choice in April 2007.

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