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Notre Dame Football: Hot and Cold Takes for USC

Get in your Takes and See How We Did Last Week!

Notre Dame v Syracuse Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images

How’d we do last week?

Every week, I will feature the Most Interesting, Most Wildly Inaccurate, and Most Accurate Takes from the previous week. Here we go!


Thanks a lot for the visual San Diegan.....though the take was actually pretty good, despite the very weird grape soda reference.

Wildly Inaccurate

Sorry NDFanDan.....your gut betrayed you!


I have to give credit where credit is due this week. My Cold Take was the Irish getting 5+ sacks and we finished the day with 6. My takes have been pretty average this year, but glad this one was spot on.

And now onto the takes for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. the USC Trojans.

Cold Take

USC offense struggles, but Amon-Ra St. Brown is the lone bright spot.

California v USC Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

I think overall the USC offense sputters most of the day. Amon-Ra St. Brown is one of the best freshmen in college football this year. There will be a lot of press on him before/during the game because of his decision to go to USC as opposed to the Irish, in addition to his brother’s legacy. I think he rises up to the pressure and is a lone bright spot amidst an otherwise poor showing by the Trojans. I hate USC, but I think this guy will be a force in college football for the next few years.

Hot Take

The Irish block a punt for a touchdown.

I think this game is close-ish for the better part of the first half. A turning point for the Irish is a blocked punt, which is returned for a touchdown. The special teams have been down this year, and this is a game where they find some redemption. This blocked punt propels the Irish to a dominant second half and their first college football playoff.

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Your Takes: Please leave your takes below (hot, cold medium-any temp). I will feature the Top Takes next week. GO IRISH!