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Mike Mickens Discusses Notre Dame’s Young Cornerbacks

Notre Dame cornerbacks coach Mike Mickens sat down with reporters Tuesday to discuss his eight player room—a unique unit blessed with three starters who’ve together logged more than 3,300 collegiate snaps. It’s likewise one augmented by five freshmen—redshirt and early enrollee alike. Part of Mickens’ spring...
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Everything Notre Dame’s Mike Mickens Said This Week

Notre Dame cornerbacks coach Mike Mickens spoke with the media about a variety of topics following practice on Tuesday. Here is what he said to the media following Tuesday’s Fighting Irish football practice. On the progress of the cornerback group. "I've been very pleased with them. The older three...
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Breaking down the cornerbacks with Mike Mickens

Mike Mickens, Notre Dame’s prized young defensive backs coach, met reporters Tuesday morning inside the Irish Athletics Center following the 12th of Notre Dame’s 15 spring practices. The Irish practice once more this week, break for Easter and then return for the last two of their spring dates,...
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Mike Mickens and Chris O’Leary Know Their Talented Units Must Play Better

Communication is a huge part of any successful secondary in football, and based upon what was conveyed by Notre Dame’s defensive back coaching combo last week, fans should expect a far more confident group of defenders on the back end of the Notre Dame defense moving forward. Opposing quarterbacks...

Everything Notre Dame’s Mike Mickens Said This Week

Now that the Notre Dame coaching staff is fully in place, they finally had the opportunity to speak with the media. Here is everything Fighting Irish cornerbacks coach Mike Mickens had to say. On where cornerbacks can improve ahead of this season. “I think we have very athletic cornerbacks. Now,...

Everything Notre Dame CB Coach Mike Mickens Said on Tuesday

Notre Dame is preparing for the Fiesta Bowl matchup with Oklahoma State on Jan. 1. As always, Irish Illustrated was on hand to hear from cornerbacks coach Mike Mickens. Here is everything Mickens had to say. On what has them so high on defensive back Jayden Bellamy. "I think he...

Mike Mickens Has Overhauled Notre Dame Cornerback Recruiting

Back in 2016 the Notre Dame coaching staff landed an outstanding group of cornerbacks (Julian Love, Troy Pride Jr., Donte Vaughn), and that class fueled a stretch of top-notch cornerback play in 2018 and 2019. What followed that group on the recruiting trail left the Irish in a shaky spot at cornerback in 2020 and are why the unit is a question mark heading into 2021.
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