Notre Dame football notebook: Carlisle family torn this weekend
By LaMond Pope 713-2691 or firstname.lastname@example.org September 14, 2013 9:28PM
Updated: September 14, 2013 11:16PM
WEST LAFAYETTE — It was business as usual this week for Amir Carlisle.
The Notre Dame running back’s father, Duane, is the Director of Sports Performance at Purdue.
“Nothing has really changed,” Amir Carlisle said earlier this week. “We talked about it at the beginning of the week. He said ‘we’ll leave the business on the field.’ He’s still my father. We’ll still have the father-son relationship.”
Carlisle said he talks to his father “roughly every single day.”
“It’s different. I’ve never competed against my father, but at the end of the day, it’s still another game and a game that I have to prepare for. I’m not going to let that distract me,” he said.
Duane Carlisle has been with Purdue since 2011.
“My dad is a passionate guy. He really loves what he does. He’s really good at what he does, too. He’s a real hardworking kind of guy,” Amir Carlisle said.
Two out for rules violation: Linebacker Kendall Moore and safety Eilar Hardy did not travel to Purdue because of a violation of team rules, according to a Notre Dame spokesperson. Both saw time in the first two games. Each player has one tackle this season.
Multiple roles for Brindza: Kyle Brindza is used to handling multiple tasks. He’s doing the kicking and punting for Notre Dame.
Brindza entered Saturday’s game 3 of 4 on field goals. He averaged 40.9 yards on his first seven punts.
“It’s on me to be able to when my number’s called, just go out and do it,” Brindza said. “I feel like I’ve been able to do that pretty well.”