Notre Dame first Spring football series under Freeman

SOUTH BEND – Observations, opinions and other choices from NDI columnist Tom Noie in the course of Saturday’s Blue-Gold video game, received 13-10 by the Gold in entrance of 33,754 at Notre Dame Stadium.

► It is freshman Steve Angeli diving for the in close proximity to pylon and a touchdown as time expires and we have drama in the spring recreation! 

► Darn that previous phase of a staircase somewhere above at the Guglielmino Heart. We truly hoped/wanted/wished to see Tyler Buchner under middle in this 1. It wasn’t heading to present any answers as to whether he was all set to get started the 2022 time opener, but any peek at all is far better than no peek. 

►Eighty levels – 78 at kickoff, but let us spherical up – and partly sunny skies in April are way better than 80 degrees in mid-September. We’re hunting at you humidity, which was a manageable 44 per cent Saturday. 

Notre Dame quarterback Steve Angeli (18) hands off to running back Audric Estime (24) during the Notre Dame Blue-Gold Spring Football game on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend.

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►It took 55 performs and virtually the complete very first fifty percent right before an individual crossed the purpose line with the ball in his fingers. Elevate just one of yours if you had backup limited conclusion Andrew Yanoshak, a sophomore stroll-on from Bedford, Pa., as the male who was going to score the day’s to start with landing. 

Notre Dame tight end Andrew Yanoshak (39) celebrates scoring during the Notre Dame Blue-Gold Spring Football game on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend.

►No make a difference how perfectly he played for how prolonged he played, that quarterback Drew Pyne experienced his No. 10 red jersey tucked up into his pads to exhibit off a bare midsection was a really serious flex. Appreciate the look. 

►Pyne was the only quarterback to enjoy in the very first 50 %. Doing the job for the Blue and Gold groups, Pyne accomplished 22-of-33 for 185 yards and a person score. He was intercepted 2 times.