Notre Dame football practice notes 4-8

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

Notre Dame returned to the practice field on Wednesday after a weeklong break for Easter.

Wet conditions in the morning kept the Irish inside the Loftus Sports Center for the start of practice.

The offense lined up for it's skeleton tempo drill to start practice with Malik Zaire taking the first snaps at quarterback.

The rest of the first offense included running backs Tarean Folston and Greg Bryant (rotating), offensive linemen (left to right) Ronnie Stanley, Alex Bars, Nick Martin, Steve Elmer and Mike McGlinchey, tight end Durham Smythe and wide receivers Will Fuller, Chris Brown and Amir Carlisle.

The second offensive unit lined up as follows: quarterback Everett Golson, running back C.J. Prosise, offensive linemen Hunter Bivin, Quenton Nelson, Sam Mustipher, John Montelus and Mark Harrell, tight end Tyler Luatua and wide receivers Justin Brent, Corey Holmes and Torii Hunter Jr.

The defense did a conditioning drill to start practice and didn't line up as a complete unit during the media viewing.

Defensive end Jonathan Bonner was the only new player added to the injury report. He watched practice with a walking boot on his right foot. Wide receiver Corey Robinson and defensive end Andrew Trumbetti were dressed for practice after being sidelined earlier this spring.

Former Irish quarterback Joe Theismann attended Wednesday's practice and was seen talking with members of the Notre Dame staff.

A pair of recruits — sophomore defensive end Robert Beal and freshman athlete Houston Griffith — also watched practice in Loftus.

Beal, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound prospect at Norcross (Ga.) High, already claims offers from Alabama, Nebraska, North Carolina State and Toledo.

Griffith, a 6-0, 170-pound prospect at Chicago Mount Carmel, reported an offer from Illinois before his first high school game. He is the son of former Illinois and NFL fullback Howard Griffith.

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Notre Dame’s Malik Zaire (8) takes part in football drills as Everett Golson (5) looks on Saturday, March 28, 2015, during practice at Loftus Sports Center in South Bend. SBT Photo/GREG SWIERCZ