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Notre Dame Football: Hot and Cold Takes for Bowling Green

Get In Your Takes and See How We Did Last Week!

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

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 love how the takes are morphing into varying temperatures. Rocky Boiman hair really hits home. Also, Charlie Weiss Speedo. Woof.

Wildly Inaccurate

Not a bad take, but this happened a bit in reverse. Our running game started ok, then we picked up 120+ yards in the 4th quarter, with Tony Jones Jr. and our O-line (including Tommy Tremble and Cole Kmet) looking like men among school boys.


MAD HATTER HABENERO PINEAPPLE!!! The fact that we ended up with 2 int, 3 fumble recoveries and 8 sacks is just.......(tear rolling down my eye) Beautiful.

And now onto the takes for this weeks matchup between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Bowling Green Falcons.

Cold Take

Ian Book completes more than 70% of his passes

NCAA Football: Notre Dame at Louisville Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Look for the coaches to help get Book his groove back. A very good vs. great season is definitely dependent on a bounce back game and continued growth as we head into USC, Michigan and others down the road. I think the coaches work with him this week on his short and intermediate throws, which was his bread and butter a season ago. He wasn’t hitting bombs all over the field, but he doesn’t need to. Look for him to make solid reads and come out extremely crisp. He has heard the noise all week and all year, and comes out showing the type of player he can be, albeit against inferior competition. It honestly doesn’t matter about the competition this week, but about showing poise in the pocket and going back to his roots as an incredibly accurate passer.

Hot Take

WOPU (walk on players union) RB Mick Assaf gets his first career touchdown.

New Mexico v Notre Dame Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images

If anyone hasn’t been following, Senior walk on running back and special teams contributor Mick Assaf has been running a weekly series “Mick’s Mix Tape”, which I have found very entertaining. He is also a guy the coaches clearly like as he got a few carries (and ran very hard) against New Mexico. With this game (hopefully) getting out of hand early, look for the Irish to make sure Assaf gets in by the goal line. These are the types of games where the coaches want to reward players who have grinded it out, which he clearly has after being named offensive scout team player of the year in 2018. I also hope he goes nuts during a celly and get bombarded by his teammates.

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

Will anyone be brave enough to say we put up 70?.....or....80?!?!