How’d We Do Last Week?
As mentioned last week, 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!
If you put in Conan The Barbarian, I am probably going to feature you. Also, now I want to go Watch Conan. Wait....COAN THE BARBARIAN LFG!!
Hand Up! This one is on me. There was almost no special teams usage by Notre Dame and barely any return yards, let alone a touchdown. I’ll recycle this one again....because I always do.
The Cold Take.......Plus the Peacock Take. We’ll take it. Remember folks.....W > L
Tyler Buchner scores the first rushing touchdown of his career.
Buchner is here, folks. He will be used in various packages, but where I see him coming into this game is a red zone opportunity. He will have a read option look in 22 personnel and punch it in from about 8 yards out. Coan is still the guy, and I firmly believe that, but leveraging two different skill sets to generate a running game is a must at this point. Buchner needs to be a part of the weekly game plan for the Irish to have a successful year.
Hot Take (admittedly I am nervous about this one)
BLOWOUT. ND WINs BY 20 PLUS
THE WORLD IS BURNING AND ND STINKS.......is exactly what everyone wants you to think. I am a firm believer that college football is weird and makes no sense. After a stretch of very very mild performances, Brian Kelly usually gets his guys ready. After the Ball State/Vanderbilt Fiasco of 2018?..... Dismantling of Wake Forest and Stanford. After the dicey 2019 game against VT?...... They crushed Duke, Navy, and BC. After Louisville last year?.....The Pitt massacre. You see what I am getting at. Brian Kelly is known for getting his guys ready when everyone starts to count them out and doubt them. Now, is this team as good as those other teams? Definitely not at O-Line, so this theory may be proven wrong. However, I think they surprise people this weekend, because college football is just weird.