Although both teams have had daily press conferences, Thursday was the big Media Day presentations for Notre Dame and Clemson at AT&T Stadium.
Media Day is a broader, lengthier period with the media. Players and coaches are at stations on the AT&T Stadium field. The setup allows more access to individual players and coaches, as opposed to a more traditional press conference set up where interview subjects are presented to all the media at one gathering.
Of course, there are always players and coaches who are so popular that they draw a crowd no matter the set up. And there are always a few players that might talk to only a handful of reporters. But it still an honor for the players and it's important access for a media member whose story may focus on one particular player.