Did you know that the final National Signing Day for the 2024 college football recruiting cycle is tomorrow? Since we’re not expecting any type of news on that for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, let’s break out the triple-option.
JESUITS FOR HIRE
The head coaching vacancy with the Boston College Eagles is a pretty quirky storyline within college football — given the way Jeff Hafley left for the Green Bay Packers as their new defensive coordinator. It speaks volumes to the difficulty for the next coach in terms of competing in the new CFB landscape.
John Brice lays out a couple of different scenarios with Notre Dame connections. One is the possibility of Notre Dame defensive line coach, Al Washington, being named the new BC head coach. The most likely hire for BC at the moment is Bill O’Brian who just took over as the new offensive coordinator for the Ohio State Buckeyes. If O’Brian does bolt for Boston, Brice talks about the possibility of Tommy Rees taking over as the OC in Columbus.
It’s a wild world.
JD BERTRAND SUPERSTAR
The Senior Bowl has come and gone, and of Notre Dame’s five players in Mobile, it was JD Bertrand that stood out the most to pretty much everyone involved.
#NotreDame was heavily represented in Saturday’s Senior Bowl with five players in action.— Charleston Bowles (@cbowles01) February 3, 2024
Former Irish linebacker JD Bertrand was one of only three players on the National squad to have at least one tackle for loss.
: @3RD13, @insideNDsports
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NEWCOMER MEET AND GREETS
Notre Dame welcomed quite a few new members of the football team this winter between early enrollees of the 2024 recruiting class and the transfer portal. The Irish did a solid for the media and the fans by holding press conferences for the new guys. There are a lot of articles and video coverage out there from this... here’s a little taste.
New #NotreDame WR @KrisMitch10: “I want to show them I can take the top off of any defense. I can stretch the field. I can catch a slant. I can take it for 70. Whatever they need me to do, I can make the big plays when it’s there."@insideNDsportshttps://t.co/EjJBz71zxJ— Tyler James (@TJamesND) February 5, 2024
Notre Dame Early Enrollee OL Focused on Fitting In & Gainshttps://t.co/KE1xdVigqu— Matt Freeman (@mattfreemanISD) February 5, 2024
The Loren Landow era has begun in the weight room at Notre Dame.