A Brian Kelly Problem? Irish Uninspired, Unprepared in 24-13 Defeat

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Does Notre Dame have a Brian Kelly problem? It may seem ridiculous to consider a week after Kelly set the all-time wins record as a Notre Dame coach, but the question must be asked. Kelly looked unprepared for another top-10 matchup on Saturday, repeated much of the same meaningless script that has become all too […] READ MORE


Notre Dame Battles Cincinnati – and A Confident Ridder

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Notre Dame battles Cincinnati at home this weekend in the toughest remaining game on their schedule. It’s a green-out at Notre Dame Stadium, usually resulting in the loudest crowds of the year.  “They’re not going to be very loud for long”.  Desmond Ridder is a confident man entering a top-10 clash against Notre Dame at […] READ MORE


Irish pull away from Wisconsin, stay unbeaten all time in Shamrock Series

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The Shamrock Series and Soldier Field have both been kind to Notre Dame Football. Since its inception in ‘09, the Fighting Irish are 9-0 in Shamrock Series clashes.  The Irish are 9-0 all-time in Shamrock Series classics. At Soldier Field, Notre Dame moved to 11-0-2, after getting some unlikely contributions to pull away from #18 […] READ MORE


Notre Dame Offense Keys To Success Against Wisconsin

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Wisconsin Defense A Huge Challenge To Notre Dame Offense In three playoff games across the past three years, the Notre Dame offense has scored a combined 27 points. And while Saturday’s clash versus Wisconsin is not a playoff game, the Badgers boast a championship-level defense. Coming in as 5.5 point underdogs, the Irish will need […] READ MORE


Notre Dame Captains Step Up In Much-Improved Effort

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Heading into a clash against Purdue, some of the Notre Dame captains had been struggling, particularly on the offensive side. Through faults not all his own, Kyren Williams had done very little out of the backfield in the first two games. He wasn’t a non-factor – breaking off a couple of chunk plays and contributing […] READ MORE


Coan Embraces 2-Man Notre Dame Quarterback System

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Notre Dame quarterback Jack Coan is a winner. And there’s a lot of back-up to that statement, from his time at Wisconsin to his early impression in South Bend.  The Rose Bowl appearance in his only season as a starter at Wisconsin.  Missing 2020, transferring, and claiming the starting job at a Notre Dame fresh […] READ MORE


Three Notre Dame Weaknesses Shine In Toledo Escape Act

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It’s easy to overreact to Week 1, but after consecutive heartstopping victories, three Notre Dame weaknesses have clearly emerged. If the Irish are to start winning games with any level of comfort – or even consider surviving their midseason gauntlet of a schedule – these weaknesses must be addressed and improved upon. It felt like […] READ MORE


How Must Notre Dame Improve Versus Toledo?

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After a wild season opener, the question has to be asked: “Where can Notre Dame improve?”  It was a far cry from a perfect effort in the Irish’s 41-38 overtime victory over Florida State. From the offense stalling out in the fourth quarter, to a late defensive meltdown, there were plenty of questions. Against Toledo, […] READ MORE


Notre Dame Survive Seminoles: 10 Game-Changing Moments

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Death, taxes, and Irish fans anxiously watching Notre Dame survive a season opener. Three certainties in life, especially in recent years. For the third straight season, the Irish found themselves in a battle against an unranked opponent in the season opener. But just like 2019 and 2020, the Irish pulled through. Here were ten game-changing […] READ MORE


Notre Dame and Florida State Defense Position-by-Position Preview

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Notre Dame and Florida State Set To Battle In Opener As we discussed yesterday on offense, Notre Dame and Florida State feel like a mismatch. The Irish have distinct advantages at tight end and running back, along with a more experienced quarterback. The wide receiver and offensive line are relatively even, but the Irish look […] READ MORE