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Ridiculously photogenic Notre Dame RB Cam McDaniel appears on ‘TODAY’ (video)

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Cam McDaniel, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish running back who became a viral sensation after an image of him appearing ridiculously photogenic after losing his helmet on a carry during a game against USC — he’s like the Lank Thompson of college football — made an appearance on the “TODAY” show on Friday, much to the joy of the female hosts of the morning show program.

No, I’m not kidding. I haven’t seen TODAY gals go so overboard and get all giddy about a guest since, I don’t know, a person who made cocktails with wine, vodka and melted chocolate hung out with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. You know, because those two ladies are total boozehounds.

Anyhoo, on to McDaniel’s appearance on the show.

Seriously, settle down, gals. All the giggling, fawning and ogling was a bit over the top. And asking for his phone number? Jeez Louise. Thank goodness Carson Daly was around. Jeez, that’s gotta be the first time I’ve ever thought that.

Back to McDaniel. Did he or did he not appear extremely uncomfortable with the entire appearance, and likely, the whole ordeal? I’m sure it’s cool to experience such notoriety, but it’s not like he did anything. It was pure happenstance that he finds himself in this position.

And here’s an interesting note. Remember that Notre Dame running back who ran backwards through the gauntlet machine back in August? That was McDaniel. Interesting. From Internet fame for derpness to Internet fame for being ridiculously photogenic. Quite the ride. I’m sure Savannah Guthrie, Natalie Morales and Tamron Hall would agree, if you know what I mean. Hey-ohhhhh!!!

[H/T College Spun]