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Irish will be down a starting DB for opener

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An injury will cost Notre Dame an experienced member of its secondary for the season opener this afternoon.

According to, starting safety Austin Collinsworth has a strained MCL and will not play in the game against Rice.  The school would only confirm that Collinsworth would not play due to an unspecified injury.

Not only is the defensive back out for the opener, the website is reporting he could miss a couple of weeks.  That would put the senior’s availability for the primetime matchup next Saturday with Michigan up in the air as well.

Last season, Collinsworth started 11 of the 13 games in which he played.  Elijah Shumate and his five career starts will take over for Collinsworth.

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6 Responses to “Irish will be down a starting DB for opener”
  1. irishking says: Aug 30, 2014 4:12 PM

    More bad news for the Irish.

  2. barkleyblows says: Aug 30, 2014 4:44 PM

    Atleast he wasn’t caught cheating like the rest of the football team.


  3. irishdodger says: Aug 30, 2014 5:55 PM

    Get your facts straight Blows. Those kids are being INVESTIGATED for cheating. I know it’s no longer the American way, but lets see the due process play out before condemning the kids.

  4. irishking says: Aug 30, 2014 6:43 PM

    Blows likes to blow stuff around. His nature.

    Blow, let me assure you. ND is not the university to try to cheat at because it will not be tolerated no matter who you are or what other skills you may possess.

  5. irishlad19 says: Aug 30, 2014 8:25 PM

    The Irish need D backfield experience; let’s hope Collingsworth comes back soon to give them someone to call coverages back there.

  6. barkleyblows says: Aug 30, 2014 10:08 PM

    Seems like Notre Cheat is. Seems like they are being investigated every other year.

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