Marcus Freeman, Notre Dame thriving in NIL-era recruiting

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – A small passel of people was heading into the side entrance of the Guglielmino Athletics Complex — the nerve center of Notre Dame football — on Friday afternoon. Coincidentally, the head coach of the Fighting Irish at that moment stepped out onto the balcony of his second-floor office to inhale what he represents to many people here: a breath of fresh air.

“Do not jump!” joked Irish athletic director Jack Swarbrick, looking up at Marcus Freeman. “It’s not that bad!”

“Might need to build this wall a little higher,” Freeman cracked in return.

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