No objection to Stewart's exploits

Updated: June 21, 2010, 2:02 PM ET
By Bruce Feldman

This is the week the annual "Freaks" list comes out, so in the blog it's, um, Freak Week.

Notre Dame's Chris Stewart, a 6-5, 350-pounder with traps the size of Virginia hams, certainly merits consideration. Even at that size, the mammoth guard said he can do 20 pull-ups. As impressive as that physical feat is, it's even more jaw-dropping when you consider Stewart could muster only three reps five months ago. That was before the Irish strength and conditioning program was overhauled in the wake of Brian Kelly's arrival. But the real wow factor with Stewart involves a different kind of workload.