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Fall Camp 8/21

August 21, 2009

Punt The Ball!!!

June 13, 2008

After a few years of Charlie Weis’s playcalling, a very distinct call comes out from the stands and at television sets…. “PUNT THE BALL!!!”
Weis is a gambler and it shows with his 4th down decisions. It doesn’t stop there. The Irish have extended two scholarships this year to two different kickers that do two different things. Pretty wild considering the cap on this class might be 18 or 19 players.
Ben Turk committed to the Fighting Irish on Thursday night without even setting foot on campus. Turk, it seems, is a gambler as well.
The 6’0″ 190 lbs. punter from St. Thomas Aquinas in Florida (Sam Young’s and Dan Wenger’s Alma Mata chose the Irish over only one other scholarship offer- Cincinatti. He is the nephew of NFL punter Matt Turk. Ben becomes the eighth verbal commitment for the incoming class of 2009.
Charlie is deadly serious when he talks about the special teams improving across the board. He is backing that talk up with early offers out to specialists such as Turk. This is an issue that Charlie looks to remedy for years to come.
Welcome to ND Ben!!!