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Notre Dame Football: Hot and Cold Takes for Irish VS Florida State

We’re Back FOLKS!!!

Brendan McAlinden

How’d We Do Last Week (Month?)

As mentioned last week (month), 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! Seems like we haven’t done this in forever, because, covid.


....You had me at Hot Pockets

Wonderful stuff here uncovering the deep rooted conspiracies ripping through the ACC.

Wildly Inaccurate

Thanks, Covid

Tough break here for Cfarris182. I liked this one pregame....until they announced all the players not suiting up, including Brendan Clark. Either way, strap it up and get some redemption this week!


CW..... “I’m Back”

Nice one here from Clearwall. While not totally accurate, the main focus of it was dead on. Rees and the Irish offense needed to come out looking crisp and playing fast. They had a great first drive, that only would have been better if Book hits Javon McKinley for the touchdown to cap off a 5/5 drive.

And now onto the takes between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Florida State Seminoles!

Cold Take

Kevin Austin leads WRs in receptions, while not playing more than 20 plays.

NCAA Football: Notre Dame at Northwestern Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

KEVIN AUSTIN WEEK, YA’LL. Now it is very tough for everyone (including me) to taper expectations as Kevin Austin makes his return to the football field for the first time since 2018. Every report heading into the Spring/Summer was that he was going to dominate. Well, I don’t think he takes over this game, but takes advantage of the limited reps he will get. Book will look to lean on him when he is in the game, and I think he ends up with 5/6 catches for 70 yards/1 td. The caveat to this take is that I think Tommy Tremble or Kyren Williams will lead the team in receptions. Either way, I am excited to see Austin in uniform and running around. He is an imposing athlete and will provide so much needed juice to the WR room and a security blanket for Ian Book.

Hot Take

Kyren “Bellyman” Williams and Chris Tyree top 150 all purpose yards each

Notre Dame Football

I love Kyren Williams. He is showing great patience as a runner and receiver. I think the offense will want to rely on him during this game as they look to impose their will upon FSU. Williams is a back that will grind all game, and his determination will prove fruitful after a couple of drives. Tyree on the other hand, will have a couple of real big plays. This FSU defense is talented, but not disciplined. Tyree will take take a counter, bounce it outside and take it up the sideline for a big gain, especially as I think FSU effort will be lacking. He will also gets some bumps in the return game and hopefully the screen game. This Combo (along with the other RBs), has been a much needed vote of confidence for the RTDM crowd.

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