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Carlson Hoping For a Chance at Tight End

Today the Irish wrapped up their 14th practice which signaled an end to spring drills. The reward for the players will come Saturday as they participate in the 75th Annual Blue-Gold Game which begins at 1:30 PM South Bend time. For the fans, this is an opportunity to get a preview of the 2004 season, although several players will not participate due to injuries or recovery from off-season surgery.

The practice today was in shoulder pads, helmets, and shorts and the format was the same as it has been all spring. In the time we observed practice, it was obvious the players were more relaxed as they closed out spring drills. At the end of practice we had the opportunity to speak with freshman tight-end John Carlson about spring ball and his performance. According to John, "It was a great...

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