October 17, 2008

Rudolph's role continues to expand


Irish Illustrated

After two games, the Fighting Irish were 2-0, but an old, familiar refrain back from the Lou Holtz days could be heard echoing through Notre Dame Stadium.

Video: Kyle Rudolph

Kyle Rudolph wanted to contribute as a freshman. But the tight end probably didn't expect to be starting and taking virtually every offensive snap. Rudolph talks about his adjustment to college.

--Jack Freeman

Rudolph interview

Why aren't they throwing to the tight end?

Ah, but it was only a decoy, the unfolding of an offensive plan, the evolution of a package that eventually would incorporate the tight end in the passing game. It was a plan that would take advantage of a guy with wide receiver skills in a tight end's body.

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