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


Notre Dame and Florida State Offense Position-By-Position Preview

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Notre Dame and Florida State are set to do battle on Sunday, September 5, in the ACC’s annual Sunday night opener. The Irish played in this game two years ago and beat Louisville. In Florida State, the Irish face an opponent who has talent, but has also underperformed in recent years. Emotions will be running […] READ MORE


Notre Dame Schedule: Ranking Games By Difficulty, 1-6

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Notre Dame Schedule Picks Up In Difficulty The Notre Dame schedule is nothing short of a grind in 2021. Having looked at the six easiest games on the schedule, here’s the more strenuous half of the schedule, ranked by difficulty. This list is a daunting one, as it includes four preseason top-15 games. The only […] READ MORE


Notre Dame Schedule: Ranking Games By Difficulty, 7-12

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The 2021 Notre Dame schedule would not be described as easy. The Irish open the season against a very athletic Florida State team. They host two of the best quarterbacks in Kedon Slovis (USC) and Sam Howell (UNC). There’s a visit to Virginia Tech – always a hostile environment. Then there’s the neutral field clash […] READ MORE


3 Notre Dame Position Battles To Watch

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Notre Dame Position Battles Rage On With just over two weeks until the season opener, Notre Dame position battles continue to rage. While the quarterback battle, and other questions, may have been decided, there’s still a lot to figure out as fall camp wears on.  Linebacker Room Despite the departure of 2nd-round draft pick Jeremiah […] READ MORE


Notre Dame’s Fall Camp: First Week Takeaways

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Notre Dame’s Fall practices began a little over a week ago, and already the storylines are brewing in South Bend. From a quarterback battle that has been decided, to returning and emerging standouts, it’s been an eventful 10 days. Here are the top storylines out of South Bend, as the Irish prepare for their season […] READ MORE