We gently dust off the triple-option playbook to get a better look at the Notre Dame football program. LFG!
SPOTLIGHTING FOR REAL REASONS
Over the last couple of years, I’ve found myself agreeing with Josh Pate more times than not, and I’ve come to find him as one of the more rational voices from the national media to discuss the Irish. He’s fair and doesn’t come off as a hot take specialist — which means I can listen to his criticism about the Irish without hearing the lazy arguments normally made. I’m just saying... it’s a program that I don’t feel like setting on fire 3 minutes into a discussion about ND.
So... here’s Pate on Notre Dame and the expectations in 2023.
One of the fun things about the transfer portal is the chance for “revenge games” each season. They’re not always a big deal, but this season kind of feels like it thanks to a trash-ass Instagram post from Phil Jurkovec.
Notre Dame will play against 4 former players in 2023, and all 4 are with ACC programs.
The Phil Jurkovec Notre Dame Stadium return gets a Take 2 this year. But there are also 3 other former Irish players Notre Dame will face this fall: https://t.co/N144JMxojw pic.twitter.com/AkJQGtaSp1— BlueandGold.com (@BGInews) April 10, 2023
MORE TROJAN FIRE
The USC Trojans are adding Kliff Klingsbury to the staff.
Former #Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury is expected to join Lincoln Riley at USC and work with the team’s quarterbacks, per sources.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 11, 2023
So Kingsbury, who was part of the team that drafted Kyler Murray at No. 1 overall, now will coach another potential No. 1 pick in Caleb Williams. pic.twitter.com/MxwzrEVb9J
READ A BOOK
We recently had ISD’s Greg Flammang on the Earned 5-Star Podcast, and we sidestoried his recent interview with Ian Book. I just want to make sure as many people listen to this interview as possible. While Ian Book will likely never get the respect he deserves from the Irish fanbase — that doesn’t mean his story is unimportant. On the contrary... it’s more important than ever.