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The great Irish line just took a hit
According to a report from Tim Prister on Irish Illustrated, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will be without Jarrett Patterson for the rest of the year. The starting center suffered a foot injury against the Boston College Eagles that will require surgery. The recovery time from the surgery will take him past spring ball as well.
Tough break for perhaps the nation’s best OL.https://t.co/30d0b0hO1b
— Irish Illustrated (@timprister) November 16, 2020
According to a lot of observers, Notre Dame’s offensive line is the best in college football right now. From tackle to tackle, the Irish had experience, talent and an ass-kicker. Patterson was having an All-American type of season in 2020, and was a big reason why Notre Dame has been so successful on 3rd and short.
The Irish will have the bye week to figure out what to do next. Next up on the depth chart is redshirt junior Zeke Correll from Cincinnati. Of course, there could be a possible shift with the services of Josh Lugg, and Colin Grunhard has a lot of experience as well.
It’s a tough blow for Notre Dame, but not one that they won’t be able to overcome. These next couple of weeks will be important for the next man in to get more time snapping the ball with Ian Book.