Notre Dame-UNC Takeaways

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The Notre Dame-UNC battle was a tight affair for most of the first half. But the Irish ripped off a 24-0 run spanning the second and third quarters that turned the game into a laugher. Entering as 1.5-point underdogs, Notre Dame walloped their hosts 45-32 in a game not nearly as close as the final […] READ MORE


Notre Dame grades vs. Cal

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Head coach Marcus Freeman and the Irish finally got in the win column on Saturday, but what were the Notre Dame grades vs. Cal? The Irish struggled in the first half, trailing 10-7 at the break. They then proceeded to trail into the fourth quarter before coming up with a comeback and multiple defensive stands. Here’s […] READ MORE


Grading Notre Dame’s Tommy Rees

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Tommy Rees has been an oft-criticized figure during his time at Notre Dame. When he was a player, he garnered the unfortunate moniker “Tommy Turnover” with 37 career interceptions. Now, Rees has taken over the offensive playcalling duties for the Irish. And, again, he remains frequently scrutinized. After the Irish scored just 10 points against […] READ MORE


Notre Dame Takeaways vs. OSU

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Given the expectations, there were a lot of good Notre Dame takeaways on Saturday night. The No. 5 Fighting Irish led the second-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes for over half the game. They held Ryan Day‘s offense to their lowest point total since October of 2018. At times, they looked like a much better team, despite […] READ MORE


Notre Dame Offense Keys vs. Ohio State

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In its toughest game of the season, how can the Notre Dame offense attack Ohio State this weekend? While the defense is the strength of this team, the expectations against the Buckeyes’ high-powered offense can only be so high. This means the Irish’s relatively inexperienced skill position players must show up and try to find […] 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