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Conference realignment is all the rage right now, but before that wild news started dropping, we asked a few questions about Notre Dame’s upcoming season.
What game will be the toughest for the Irish?
There is a stretch of six games that will likely determine the entire season for Notre Dame. Out of the Wisconsin Badgers, Cincinnati Bearcats, USC Trojans, North Carolina Tar Heels, and Virginia Tech Hokies — fans believe the men from Madison will present the biggest challenge.
What game will be the easiest for the Irish?
When you see a MAC school on the schedule, I suppose it’s only natural to call it an easy win. More than 80% of Irish fans polled did just that with the Toledo Rockets.
You Coan do it!
Are you confident in Jack Coan as the starting quarterback for the Irish in 2021? If you are — you just joined 85% of the other fans polled on this question. The Wisconsin transfer is being overlooked by the national media, but has made a home in South Bend before his first snap.
How should talent be used?
This offseason saw some Twitter fun as fans and coaches and media members debated the possibility of Kyle Hamilton getting some playing time at wide receiver. While that may not ever be a real thing — 52% say it should definitely be a thing.
What we never missed...
Fans all over the country are really looking forward to the 2021 season for all sorts of reasons. The 2020 COVID season was a little strange, and hard to swallow at times, but we still had plenty of football to go around last fall. When asked which part of gameday has fans most excited now that things are back to “normal” those polled overwhelmingly chose the on-field action — which was still there in 2020.
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