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News and Notes 8-13-2005

Charlie Weis (scout.com)

*Today's first practice was moved inside to the Loftus Center because of the rain earlier this morning. This is the first time the Irish will go through two-a-days in preseason practice. Head coach Charlie Weis said it was pouring rain when he got to the office at quarter to five in the morning, sunny by 7 a.m. but again raining heavily after his trip to the cafeteria for some coffee. He was pleased with the decision and the practice.

"I think it turned out to be a very good decision because it was a very up-tempo practice," Weis said. "What you are always concerned about when you're following a grind practice yesterday afternoon followed by a morning practice, you're always concerned with how it's going to be. But I thought it was very up tempo and I thought the execution on both sides of the ball was significantly improved...

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