The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are ranked #4 in the country and set to play in their second road game of the season (and in a row) when they travel to Atlanta Georgia to take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. As ritualistic as the #goacc games have become over the years, so too have been bad weather ACC games.
In 2015 and 2016, Notre Dame traveled to play the Clemson Tigers and the N.C.State Wolfpack with both games being significantly impacted by hurricane weather. The Irish lost both of those games — although Clemson was a fantastic team in 2015 and the 2016 game against N.C.S.T. saw Brian Kelly go full air raid for some ungodly reason.
So... it’s kind of strange there wasn’t a little more focus on what’s happening down south with Hurricane Zeta. Atlanta was in the path of Zeta as it hit landfall in New Orleans and then angled up the Gulf and Atlantic coasts. The good news is that Zeta has already passed — and so too have the rains.
On Saturday, the Irish play GT in a 3:30 game, and it’s going to be a sunny — yet mild day. The mildness is really only with the temperatures though, because with 10 mph winds with wind gusts over 20 mph, it will be quite breezy.
How much will the wind affect Notre Dame — especially Ian Book and the passing game? It was just a few weeks ago when we saw the Irish struggle in the wind against the Louisville Cardinals... so I guess we’ll find out.