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The Triple Option: Former Notre Dame wide receiver Chase Claypool defends his school

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 30 Notre Dame at Stanford Photo by Cody Glenn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

What do you know... it’s another triple option. Things continue to move faster and faster towards a real college football season, and we anxiously await reports about Notre Dame Fighting Irish football players and their return to campus.

LET’S GO!

CHASE CLAYPOOL HAS ENTERED THE RING

We already have a fun Twitter beef in June (Jude’s disagreement with John Feinstein aside) and it lives in the NFL. Former Clemson Tigers quarterback Tajh Boyd wondered out loud if the Irish were any good this year — and another former Tiger QB, Deshaun Watson, shot that idea down emphatically.

And then Claypool got involved, and he’s bringing his defensive front 7 with him (apparently lol). One of those Pittsburgh Steelers players will be Stephon Tuitt, so that seems like fun. Speaking of fun... that’s what this all is and I love it.

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ON THE MOVE AGAIN

Former Irish running back C.J. Holmes transferred to the Penn State Nittany Lions as a walk-on after being dismissed from the Notre Dame program. Now, Holmes is back in the transfer portal after being told he would not be on scholarship in 2020.

3-STAR MADNESS

If you’re a star counter, this article is for you. Notre Dame isn’t as good at developing 3-star talent as a large handful of schools.

HEY COACH!

Notre Dame hired a new defensive line assistant in Mike O’Guin. Obviously this isn’t a part of the 10 man assistant group, but it will be in an analyst role. O’Guin comes from the Texas Tech Red Raiders and the SMU Mustangs. Notre Dame is really trying to get more roots in Texas with recruiting, and Mike might be able to help with some of that.