Measurements listed: 6 ft 1 ⅛, 210 lbs.
2022-23 Eligibility: Paich, a junior, has all four seasons of eligibility remaining thanks to a universal pandemic eligibility waiver, creating an opportunity for him to retain the 2021 eligibility season.
Depth Chart: Paich will replace Michael “Milk” Vinson, a former fifth year, in the role of the Notre Dame centenarian.
Recruiting: Widely considered the top No. 1 or No. 2 sharpshooter in the class of 2020, the Under Armor All-American went to Notre Dame eight full months before signing.
CAREER FOR TODAY
In 2020, Paich played in a 52-0 thrashing of South Florida — an opportune moment as the season progressed and several teams across the country, such as the Bulls that Saturday, were wiped out by replacement long-range shooters as health and safety protocols pushed back. to the sidelines of their starting players – but did not appear in the game in 2021.
NAME, IMAGE, SIMILARITY
WHAT WAS FORECAST A YEAR AGO
“While Vinson should remain in the starting XI, Paich may have more sweeps this season. Even in a year with some roster uncertainty, the Irish have to beat the likes of Toledo, the Navy and Stanford, at which point every reserve should get a job, even if it jeopardizes kicker percentage or net yards.”
FORECAST FOR 2022
Vinson came up Marcus Freeman in December about returning for the fifth season, expecting it to be a walk around, a somewhat unsure Freeman would suggest it was time to move on and the Irish needed to turn the page to Paich in a long shot. Instead, Freeman expressed some relief that a consistent presence on the field and a smoother voice in the locker room would return, and awarded Vinson a scholarship.
Thus ended Paich’s hopes of starting in 2022. Vinson has never shown any instability, so it’s hard to even imagine a situation where Chuck Knoblauch should be, so to speak, sent to the bench.
ON THE WAY TO
2022 will be Vinson’s last at Notre Dame, at which point Paich will finally get his chance. The Irish did not expect a long-term scholarship holder to have to wait so long to play consistently; in fact, since Pyche arrived in South Bend just as John Shannon left, who did so as soon as Scott Daly left, the plan was for Pych to start playing right away.
That he didn’t was a luxury created by Vinson’s skill and consistency.
The success of one player does not portend the difficulties of another. There is no evidence that Paich will be struggling once this role is his in 2023 and it should be his for at least two seasons, with a third possible but unlikely considering it will take its sixth year and in At some point, he’ll probably want to tackle the next stage in his life, à la Shannon, skipping his last season of eligibility.
— Mike BerardinoNDI (@MikeBerardino) April 27, 2022
NOTRE DAME 99-TO-0
From Blake Groupe to Braden Lenzi, the off-season countdown begins anew
No. 99 Blake Group, kicker, transfer of the State of Arkansas
No. 99 Riley Mills, junior guard, player who now plays more in the end.
No. 98 Tyson Ford, early freshman, quarterback drafted as a four-star endgame.
No. 97 Gabriel Rubio, sophomore, quarterback, still “wide like a Volkswagen.”
No. 92 Aidan Keanaaina, a young defender who tore his cruciate ligament in March.
#91 Josh Bryan Sophomore Kicker
#91 Aiden Gobaira, Freshman Early Enrollment Guard, Four-Star Recruit
No. 90 Alexander Ehrensberger, junior defender, the German project is nearing completion.
No. 88 Mitchell Evans, sophomore tight end
No. 87 Michael Mayer Jr. Tight End, Likely All-American
No. 85 Holden Stace New Rookie Tight End
No. 84 Kevin Bauman, Jr. Tight End
#83 Jayden Thomas, Sophomore Receiver, Four-Star Former Rookie
#80 Kane Burrong, sophomore who suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury.
No. 79 Tosh Baker, one of four young Irish strikers.
#78 Pat Coogan, sophomore at center, recovering from a meniscus injury.
No. 77 Tai Chan, offensive tackle starter, former four-star rookie.
No. 76 Joe Alt, Sophomore, Beginning Left Tackle
#75 Josh Lagg, year six, offensive lineman, likely starting right back.
#74 Billy Shrout, early enrolled forward freshman after foot surgery.
#73 Andrew Christophic, senior forward turned defenseman.
#72 Caleb Johnson Sophomore Offensive, Former Auburn Bail
No. 68 Michael Carmody, junior offensive line mate.
No. 65 Michael Vinson, Long Bass, “Milk”
#65 Chris Smith Defensive Tackle Harvard Transfer
No. 59 Aamil Wagner, an established four-star freshman forward.
No. 58 Ashton Craig New Freshman Center
#57 Jason Ademilola, fifth-year quarterback, after shoulder surgery.
#56 Joey Tanona, early-listed hitter with a concussion.
No. 56 Howard Cross, senior quarterback with heavy hands, and that’s good.
No. 55 Jarret Patterson, Year Five Offensive Linesman, Three Year Starting Center, Captain
No. 54 Jacob Lacy, senior quarterback, is now lighter and in the starting lineup.
#54 Blake Fischer, Sophomore, Starting Right Tackle, “Huge”
No. 52 Zeke Correll Senior Center or Possibly Left Back
No. 52 Bo Bauer, Fifth Year Linebacker, Ironman
No. 50 Rocco Spindler Sophomore Shooting Guard
#48 Will Schweitzer Sophomore Turned Linebacker
No. 47 Jason Oin, Sophomore, Defensive Tackle
No. 44 Junior Tuihalamaka, early enrolled freshman linebacker, a common four-star recruit.
#41 Donovan Hinish, freshman starting quarterback, Kurt’s brother.
#20 Jadarian Price, an early freshman running backwards with an Achilles rupture.
#9 Eli Raridon, Rookie Freshman, tight end with an ACL tear.