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Thomas Adjust to Life at Notre Dame

Mitchell Thomas

Freshman linebacker Mitchell Thomas has had to adjust to life at Notre Dame. The Opelika, AL native has experienced a little culture shock since reporting to Notre Dame in August. He says he's adjusting and is starting to enjoy life at Notre Dame. Thomas has the potential to become a great linebacker at Notre Dame—something he says he's working very hard to become.

It's very hard for any freshman linebacker to come in and start right away. Playing linebacker is like playing quarterback and it takes a long time for any linebacker to learn a defense inside and out. Linebackers coach Bob Simmons told us in the fall that a linebacker can take up to two years or longer before he is ready to play. Mitchell Thomas is trying to expedite that learning process...

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