Happy Friday everyone! I have access to thousands and thousands of Notre Dame Fighting Irish photos, and will never use a small fraction of those on this site. The thing is though — I want to, and I’m going to give it a solid shot as a way to bless the beginning of the weekend throughout the offseason.
Welcome to the last “offseason” version. This series will continue throughout the season.
We’re all pretty excited about the start of the season, and one of the things we are eagerly waiting on is Marcus Freeman and his defensive scheme. We’ve heard a lot this offseason about the different pressure packages, and I think we can expect Notre Dame to really try and get after the opposing quarterback.
The goal is a sack (types “sack” in the search bar) so LFG!
Verify this notable man
In truth, being verified by Twitter is one of the dumbest things that supposedly “matter” in today’s world. Alan Page was recently denied by Twitter, and was told he was not a “notable” person — Alan Page. Yeah — okay Twitter.
Speaking of notable men...
Trevor Laws was a freaking warrior at Notre Dame. Laws tallied 110 tackles during his senior year in 2007 — and no one ever talks about it. He was a SDE in a 3-4 scheme that year (but did slide inside at times as well). Put some respect on that name.
The best ever
Justin Tuck was probably the best Notre Dame defensive player to rush the passer in school history. He was a nightmare for the enemy, and can you even imagine if Tuck would have stayed in South Bend for his final year in 2005? Tuck finished his Notre Dame career with 24.5 sacks. His career 43 tackles for loss and 13.5 sacks in a single season are also school records.
Roll that beautiful 1988 footage
There aren’t many photos from the win over the West Virginia Mountaineers for the national championship that I haven’t seen — but this is actually one of them.
Pat Kuntz wasn’t the most dynamic player in Notre Dame history, but people loved him for his blue-collar attitude and his wild ass style. He was a fan favorite, and when he made a play it always felt a little more electric.