Football

Spring Assessment – Offense

Now that Notre Dame’s spring football practice is completed, we can review the state of the roster and depth chart with a bit more clarity. A few questions have been answered regarding the offense while other significant decisions have yet to be made. Let’s update our January position by position assessment as we head into…

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Spring Assessment – Defense

Now that Spring Practice is completed and the Blue & Gold Game is in the books, let’s review and update the January assessment of the roster. We’ll start on defense, while the offense and kicking game will be the subject of a separate column in a few days. New Coordinator Al Golden has already put…

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Notre Dame’s 2022 Offense

As a follow-up to our recent analysis of the 2022 Notre Dame defensive personnel and depth chart, we’ve prepared a similar evaluation of the offense. Seven of the players who started in the Fiesta Bowl on this side of the ball will return in 2022. Four open spots must be filled, but this does not…

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Roster Taking Shape for 2022

Now that the date for NFL draft declarations has passed, we can take a first look at Notre Dame’s football lineup for 2022. Although several months of work lie ahead before Coach Marcus Freeman announces his offensive and defensive starters, we will make a few educated guesses and projections now and refine them during the…

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Pokes Foil Freeman’s First Rodeo

Oklahoma State spotted Notre Dame a 28-7 lead before roaring back to defeat the Fighting Irish by 37-35 in the Playstation Fiesta Bowl. Marcus Freeman’s head coaching debut started well, but he and his staff had no answer to strategic adjustments by the Cowboys that exposed glaring weaknesses on both sides of the ball. Notre…

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