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Spring Football Preview – Defense

The most significant change to the Notre Dame defense from 2020 is not five new starters. Most of these players saw plenty of action last season and their names are familiar to Irish followers. The biggest difference is that Marcus Freeman has taken over the Coordinator position. His predecessor, Clark Lea, did a fine job…

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Spring Football Preview – Offense

This season’s offense could look much different than last year’s, but that should be interpreted as good news. In 2020, Brian Kelly and Tom Rees achieved a high degree of success with a talented and experienced offensive line and a quarterback who did not turn the ball over. The challenge in 2021 is to raise…

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Alabama Comes Up Roses

Heisman Trophy finalists Mac Jones and DeVonta Smith combined for three touchdowns to lead top-ranked Alabama to a 31-14 Rose Bowl victory over Notre Dame. The Crimson Tide displayed their superior athleticism to jump out to a quick 14-0 lead before the Fighting Irish settled down and made a game of it. Ultimately, Notre Dame…

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The Tide Looks Like a Tsunami

Notre Dame (10-1) will face top ranked Alabama (11-0) in the first national playoff semifinal on Friday. The venue will retain its original billing as the Rose Bowl, but due to ongoing COVID restrictions in California the teams will play in Arlington, Texas. The Fighting Irish have reached the Final Four in two of the…

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