February 11, 2007

Spring preview: Receivers/tight ends

The proven stars at wide receiver are gone. Notre Dame's Nos. 1 and 2 all-time leading receivers-Jeff Samardzija and Rhema McKnight-have moved on to professional baseball and football respectively.

That means the door is wide open for candidates, led by junior David Grimes. After Grimes, all spots are up for grabs.

Look for Notre Dame's young quarterbacks to spread the ball around to the candidates vying for a spot in the receiver rotation. Chase Anastasio has been added to the list of fifth-year hopefuls, although most of his previous contributions have been on special teams.

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