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Notre Dame Football: Hot and Cold Takes for Stanford

Passing in a Driving Rainstorm? Book it.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 23 Boston College at Notre Dame Photo by Robin Alam/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!


Don’t sleep on Frozen 2. I am heading with my nieces on Friday to “pay my dues” before a wonderful full day of college football on Friday.

Wildly Inaccurate

This game was close was close at half....but ND ended up blowing them out in wonderful fashion.


Tabasco in the eye was SPOT ON. Unbelievable job by Clark Lea and the Notre Dame defense for shutting down two great college running backs.

Bonus Accurate

(both of my takes but I don’t want to brag) BUT I had said career highs in catches for Finke and an Interception by Kyle Hamilton...just saying.

And now onto the takes between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Stanford Cardinal

Cold Take

Ian Book throws 30+ times, despite a driving rainstorm

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

History is not on Notre Dame’s side when it comes to offensive efficiency during rainstorms. I tend to block those weeks out of my mind.....but they’re always there. I do, however, think that Chip Long will get a bit creative with some screens and “toss passes” to get players in space. I also hope a chunk of the pass plays will be 50/50 balls to Chase Claypool, short throws to Chris Finke, and hooks/curls to Cole Kmet. Our running game has not been where it needs to be at all, so hopefully this take is wrong and Tony Jones Jr. can run down their throats.

Hot Take

The Notre Dame Defense forces 4+ turnovers

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 16 Navy at Notre Dame Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Sloppy game and an aggressive defense? Recipe for turnovers. I also think Stanford will go down by 2 touchdowns in the first half, forcing them to take to the air. I like Khalid Kareem Ade Ogundeji coming off of the edge, and of course Kyle Hamilton on the back end.

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