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ND notebook: Family, business for the Carlisles of Notre Dame and Purdue

Updated: October 16, 2013 6:59AM


Family, business for the Carlisles

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — It was business as usual this week for Irish running back Amir Carlisle.

His father, Duane, is the director of sports performance at Purdue.

“Nothing has really changed,” Amir 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,’’ Amir said. ‘‘I’ve never competed against my father, but it’s still another game and a game that I have to prepare for. I’m not going to let that distract me.”

Duane Carlisle has been with Purdue since 2011.

“My dad is a passionate guy,’’ Amir said. ‘‘He really loves what he does. He’s really good at what he does, too. He’s a real hardworking kind of guy.’’

2 out for rule violation
Linebacker Kendall Moore and safety Eilar Hardy didn’t travel to Purdue because of a violation of team rules, a Notre Dame spokesperson said. Both saw time in the first two games, and each has one tackle.

Brindza’s multiple roles

Kyle Brindza is used to handling multiple tasks. He’s doing the kicking and punting for Notre Dame.

Brindza entered the game Saturday 3-for-4 on field goals. He averaged 40.9 yards on his first seven punts.

“It’s on me to be able to come through 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.”

—LaMond Pope

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