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Bagpipe Monday: What Is Making Notre Dame Football Fun To Watch?

Things are different in 2017... WHY IS THIS SO FUN NOW?!

Notre Dame v Michigan State Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images

Welcome to another HAPPY edition of Bagpipe Monday on One Foot Down. Compadres, The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 3-1 and even some of the most ardent critics of Brian Kelly and the program can't help but feel pretty good today.

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We don't need to rehash all the ridiculous misfortunes of the 2016 season to see that this team is completely different.

But what is so different? Can we really narrow it down to just one thing? Brian Kelly made a ton of offseason changes, so is it mostly Brian Kelly 2.0, or is it one of the major changes made with all of the new assistant coaches?

  • Chip Long?
  • Mike Elko?
  • Matt Balis?
  • Brian Kelly 2.0?
  • Brandon Wimbush?


Notre Dame football actually seems fun again, and seeing Brian Kelly celebrating like a bachelor out on the town for his last night of freedom after Notre Dame's 38-18 win over the Michigan State Spartans, seems like such a surreal moment after 4-8.

So what is it?


What is making Notre Dame Football fun again?

This poll is closed

  • 21%
    Brian Kelly 2.0
    (335 votes)
  • 50%
    Mike Elko isn't BVG
    (794 votes)
  • 3%
    Chip Long takeover
    (53 votes)
  • 5%
    (90 votes)
  • 6%
    Brandon Wimbush
    (100 votes)
  • 8%
    Matt Balis GRITTY GRIT
    (138 votes)
  • 4%
    This isn't THAT fun
    (78 votes)
1588 votes total Vote Now

The Irish have the Miami-Ohio Redhawks up next, inside a little less red Notre Dame Stadium. Can Notre Dame make playing a MAC team fun? Translation... Can they blow the doors off of a very tough and capable MAC team?

We better hope so, or this whole thing won't be as cool next Monday. Let's be cool.

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