Watch: New Notre Dame special teams coach’s epic fake fair catch return
Late Sunday night I was going through various college football team websites trying to gather information on Marty Biagi. Biagi has emerged as the front-runner to be Notre Dame’s next special teams coach, and I spent time researching his past and figuring out the intrigue that surrounds him.
Then while scrolling Twitter on Monday morning I saw a couple of Notre Dame writers reference what was perhaps Biagi’s most memorable work. It happened when Biagi was coaching special teams at North Texas in 2018. He had his return team act as if it was calling a fair catch, only to return the punt 90 yards for a touchdown.
It’s not that this play will be used again at Notre Dame, but that the creativity within Biagi’s mind exists. It only speaks to the different value this regime puts on special teams compared to the previous one. Check it out below:
That play helped spur the Mean Green to a 44-17 thrashing of Arkansas in Fayetteville.
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