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Senior spotlight: Kyle McCarthy

Posted on Nov. 18, 2009 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Nov. 18, 2009 at 6:17 p.m.

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With it being the last home game of the season, I’m going to spotlight some of Notre Dame’s seniors this week in the blog. Here are some comments from safety Kyle McCarthy.

On his last home game: “It's a little bit bittersweet. The last game at home, at least. We can't let that be a distraction, either, because we have a game to go out and win. We just need to find the correct balance to take it all in, but, you know, know we have a game to play and we have to do our job.”

On how he leaves the program: “Obviously, the season isn't what we had hoped for at this point. But there's also a whole lot of football left to be played. The only thing we can do is look forward and try to finish strong and let our last couple games be some good memories. Just try to leave this program with two, three wins — well, three wins obviously — just try to leave it on a better note than what we are right now.”

On coach Charlie Weis: “At this point in the season, sometimes players tend to hit a wall. Coach Weis does everything he can to get us going. Coach Weis is definitely still being heard. He's still talking to the team, getting us going. He's also letting some of the guys on the team let their voice be heard as well, which I think is going to work pretty well.”

On Notre Dame Stadium: “I don't know if I could put any one exact best memory down. But, you know, it’s just the whole experience of playing in Notre Dame Stadium, one of the most storied places to play any sporting event, one of the most storied football programs in the country. Just the whole experience of putting on the gold helmet and hitting the 'Play Like a Champion' sign, running out on the field where so many great players played before you, just try to take it all in and make it a lasting memory.”

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