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The Triple Option: The NCAA allows campus workouts and there are some new Notre Dame rankings

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 21 Notre Dame at Georgia

Thanks to a suggestion in our yearly survey about what we do here at One Foot Down, I making the daily link dump about the Notre Dame Fighting Irish a priority again — at least for Monday through Friday. “The Triple Option” is a working title for now. I want to keep this to 4 stories a day, and pre-snap there are actually 4 options in the triple-option.

Like I said... it’s a working title. So let’s get into it.

THE NCAA MAKES A MOVE

As the country starts to open back up amid the coronavirus pandemic, sports fans were left wondering when their favorite sports would begin again — and how. On Wednesday, the NCAA voted to allow voluntary activities for Division 1 football and basketball.

BRIAN KELLY MAKES A TOP 5 LIST

Over the course of the past 6 months, much has been made about Brian Kelly’s comments pertaining to recruiting top five classes. Along the way, he has took a great deal of criticism from fans and detractors — and yet here he is ranked inside a national outlet’s top five list.

SO YOU’RE SAYING THERE’S A CHANCE

Pro Football Focus released their “Too-Early Top 25 College Football Rankings,” and the Irish are kind of sitting pretty — and man that game against the Clemson Tigers is looking bigger and bigger (along with the Wisconsin Badgers of course). The USC Trojans are the only other Irish opponent besides the Badgers and Tigers that are ranked by PFF.

BIG RECRUITING NEWS

The 247 Crystal Ball was on fire today for Notre Dame and 3-Star cornerback Ryan Barnes. The 6’2” 180 pounder from Maryland is a highly coveted prospect that holds offers from the Michigan Wolverines, Tennessee Volunteers, Penn State Nittany Lions, Oklahoma Sooners, and many more. A decision could be coming soon for Barnes.