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Notre Dame Football: Hot and Cold Takes for the Michigan Wolverines

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 02 Notre Dame at Louisville Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

How’d we do last week?

As mentioned last week, I will feature the Most Interesting, Most Wildly Inaccurate, and Most Accurate Takes for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish from the previous week. Here we go!


I personally Love the Sean Astin KFC commercials. They are a weird crossover that nobody asked for, but everyone seems to love.

Wildly Inaccurate

I was mildly surprised by the Green out. Despite the cold weather, the fans showed out in Green and though it wasn’t deafening, it was rather green. Also, no Javon McKinley sightings, so there’s that.


This is about it. The takes were pretty wild last week, and I expect the trend to continue. BRING THE WEIRD.

And now onto the takes for this weeks matchup between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Michigan Wolverines

Cold Take

Jafar Armstrong finds the end zone

I was NOT EVEN CLOSE last week thinking Jafar would have 125+ Yards. I felt bad about it at first, but then reports came out after the fact that he was not, in fact, fully ready to go. So, I am doubling down 2 weeks later. This week will feature some 22 personnel (2 backs/2 TE) and some 21 personnel (2 Backs, 1 TE), with Jafar finding some good matchups against LB’s or possibly drop ends. Michigan should be keying on Chase Claypool and Cole Kmet, and Armstrong will make they pay via screens and short receptions via Ian Book This however, doesn’t mean our man Tony Jones Jr. goes away, but still runs hard and well throughout the game.

Hot Take

The offensive line commits 0 false start penalties DESPITE a mildly hostile crowd.

NCAA Football: Southern California at Notre Dame Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

This has to have been major sticking point over the last couple of weeks. I was wildly disappointed on how the Irish prepared for the crowd noise at Georgia. They ended up with 12 penalties for 85 yards, the majority of them being procedural issues. I think the Irish control this game, giving the crowd less reason to get amped up. Also, as the state of Michigan Football is on the decline, and any issues and you’ll quickly have restless fans who may boo rather than cheer (bringing tears of joy to my brother Charlie)

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