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Notre Dame Football: Hot and Cold Takes VS Georgia Tech

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IT’S #SKOWTIME

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 for the previous week. Here we go!

Interesting

cfarris had this one dead to rights....until it wasn’t. But still, love the boldness and reallly love the Dabo call out as he was “interesting” in his post game presser to say the least.

Wildly Inaccurate

Sorry CW. It was a very solid take for Pitt week, and you did call great redzone offense, so you weren’t that off. Still can’t believe it was 42 pt win.

Accurate

Here is is folks. I’m......thinking about giving the keys to this blog to ndocd....This take is creative and ABSOLUTELY DEAD ON. Book for 300+ yards, multiple tds, 45-3 victory? This is witchcraft voodoo magic and I am here for it. Best take of the year so far. Also, shoutout Charlize for the inspo. Serious Kudos.

And now onto the takes between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Cold Take

It’s #SKOWTIME (get it?). Ben Skowronek leads the team in receptions and gets into the end zone again this weekend.

What is most telling was Ian Book’s willingness to give Skowronek a chance to make plays on the ball last weekend. This is something he routinely did with Chase Claypool and Miles Boykin, but has not had that outlet this year. On 2 occasions Book trusted Skowronek on a 50/50 ball and he not only delivered the catch, but took them to the house. He is a veteran who knows how to use his body position to create separation at the high point of a throw. He also looked very fast accelerating after the catches. Will Skowronek run past defenders? Probably not. Will he be Book’s #1 receiving option moving forward? You bet. And remember, it’s #SKOWTIME.

Hot Take

Defense has 4 takeaways

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

Things....finally happened last week. Picks from Bo Bauer, Nick McCloud and Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah warmed my soul. There could have been more if DJ Brown and Shaun Crawford made some plays on the ball, but that’s a discussion for another time. Regardless, this was always about the law of averages. This defense is elite and turnovers were going to start happening eventually. This week the waterfall will continue and we see the first pick by our sweet prince Kyle Hamilton as well fumbles caused by our d-line. I like GT’s quarterback Jeff Sims, but he has had a lot of freshman moments (10 picks and multiple loss fumbles). He has forced throws and has not protected the ball in the pocket. This is a game where Georgia Tech should be playing from behind, which will cause them to throw a LOT. ND will get consistent pressure, causing havoc in the pocket, and forcing errant throws. It will be a BIG weekend for Clark Lea and the gang.

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