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Grimes Making Most of Opportunity

Jeff Samardzija's absence from most spring practices leaves opportunity for the other receivers. Speedy sophomore David Grimes could be the prime beneficiary. At practice on Saturday morning, the 5-foot-10 Grimes was working with the first unit opposite Rhema McKnight during the first sequence of drills.

"I'm just taking advantage of my reps," Grimes said. "Playing the game and reading the defenses, getting my routes down. "Just taking my opportunity to improve my overall game. We all know what Jeff is capable of." Last season, Grimes made two catches for 19 yards, and also touched the ball on two reverses gaining eight yards. Where Grimes made his niche last season, however, was as the Irish... Recommended Stories