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Game Thread | No. 9 Notre Dame at Louisville

September 2, 2019
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No. 9 Notre Dame at Louisville 

Cardinal Stadium |8:00 p.m. ET | ESPN

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And So it Begins 

It’s here. Notre Dame had to wait a few extra days, but football season is officially here for the Fighting Irish. First-year Louisville head coach Scott Satterfield will make his debut and he’ll likely have his hands full on Monday night as the Irish enter the game as the far superior team. 

Louisville has 18 players who started at least five games last season, so the Cardinals are experienced, but it is the same players who gave up in the middle of the 2018 season. 

Notre Dame simply needs to execute and stay out of their own way to leave Louisville with a victory. If the Irish can build good habits, it would be a positive as Notre Dame is looking to get back to the College Football Playoff. 


Five Players To Watch

Notre Dame WR Chase Claypool
He had a dominant fall camp after a terrific spring. Now we get to see if it translates to the games. Look for him to win consistently on the 50/50 balls. He should have a big day on his way to a monster senior season.

Louisville LB Rodjay Burns
Burns started nine games at cornerback last season, but struggled like most players on Louisville's defense did. He moved to linebacker and is playing their version of the Rover. Can he cover a slot like Lawrence Keys? Expect to see Burns blitzing quite a bit.

Notre Dame S Kyle Hamilton
How much will Hamilton play? We don't know, but everyone is excited to find out. No one will be shocked if he ends up making an impact play or two even if he's only sees limited action in his first action in college football.

Louisville WR Tutu Atwell
The smallest player on Louisville's roster is probably the fastest. If they are going to have a chance in this matchup, they need someone like Atwell to produce an explosive play. 

Notre Dame LB Drew White
All eyes will be on the linebacker position and White in his first start. He has big shoes to fill at Mike linebacker and must play well to keep his spot. It will be interesting to see how many snaps he plays compared to others who will play at inside linebacker.


By The Numbers 

1 - Notre Dame will be playing its first game ever on Labor Day Monday.

2 - Monday will be the second meeting between Notre Dame and Louisville. 

11 - Notre Dame has won 11 consecutive games at Notre Dame Stadium. It's the third-longest winning streak at home for the Irish since the stadium opened in 1930. 

77 - Notre Dame 13-4 (.765) all-time in season-opening prime time games.

200 - Notre Dame is the only FBS program with three different 200-yard rushers in the last two seasons. 


Quotes of the Week

Notre Dame QB Ian Book:
“I feel like every game at Notre Dame is a statement game. We have a big target on our back. There are a lot of haters and doubters. There is a lot of talk about not being in a conference and winning every game.
 
“We know that. We try to treat every game like a playoff game. We definitely want to go 1-0. That’s what we’re thinking about and focused on.”

Notre Dame S Alohi Gilman:
“We’re not sitting back on Monday night. This game doesn’t have to be close.”
 
Notre Dame DE Khalid Kareem:
“We were right there. We tasted it. We were a game away from a National Championship. We’re hungry and ready. This group of guys is a very talented group of people. We can go out and show the world what we can do.” 

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly:
“I'll just leave it at this. One guy that we haven't talked much about, and I will just say that he's had his best camp since he's been here is Daelin Hayes. I think that says a lot about what we can do when we haven't talked about a guy like that.”


For Your Nerves 

Game Thread | No. 9 Notre Dame at Louisville

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goldendeuce
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Yessssss
returntoorder
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12 hours to go!!!!!!
VDP
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BlueandGold68
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Irish win by at least 28!
irishbronx
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The wait is killing me.
franka
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Didn't ND open up on Labor Day against BC back when Devine was coaching. I could have swore that was the case unless it was on the Sunday night before.
Franka
Sgt Hulka
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Smoker is getting fired up, ribs are chillin in the fridge ready to get put on, and my wife is planning a movie night with her friends to get out of the house.

Yup, it game effing day........finally!
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Notre Dame did a shakeout at Trinity High School earlier this morning.
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ndsean44
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I get off shift at 1 am.

Go to the gym and shower. Should be ready in time for 3 am kickoff!
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mattfreeman said:


I'm thinking our OL could make a huge jump in performance this year.

Experience
Quinn year 2
More Banks
...I would not be surprised to see Patterson perform at a higher level than Mustipher (sooner than mot people think!)....had to put that annoying cliche in just for the fun of it!

In all seriousness, I do think the OL could be very good this year. Maybe no AA but all playing very well and consistent as a unit.
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Where the hell are you?
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DanNotSoDevine
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Some ND players to look out for today...

NaNa Osafo-Mensah
Ovie Oghoufo
Adetokunbo Ogundeji
Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah
Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa
Temitope Agoro
Osita Ekwon
And a wide receiver named Larry
REMND
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As game time moves closer, I am finding the biggest offense event I am looking to is whether Chase Claypool dominates. I am expecting him to get over 60 catches and a ton of yardage this year.

On defense my focus will be on Drew White.

Actually, I have no ESPN so I am stuck with radio and game tracker unless I go to a bar. I won't see anything except some highlights.
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Daelin Hayes
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Justin Ademilola
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Brian Kelly

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Khalid Kareem

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Jacob Lacey

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Cardinal Stadium

koonja
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Daelin Hayes is going to have a huge year. Heard it here first.
VDP
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Thought they'd have an pregame going by now but I just see baseball. Is this right?
returntoorder
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Yeah and looks like brewers just tied it up could go into x tra innings
AnIrishDrunk
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Bigger stadium than I thought they would have.
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Some notable freshman who made the travel roster for tonight's game:

Howard Cross
Isaiah Foskey
Andrew Kristofic
Jack Kiser
Harrison Leonard
KJ Wallace
Brendon Clark


Cole Kmet traveled as well, but not sure on his availability.
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jamie uyeyama said:

Some notable freshman who made the travel roster for tonight's game:

Howard Cross
Isaiah Foskey
Andrew Kristofic
Jack Kiser
Harrison Leonard
KJ Wallace
Brendon Clark


Cole Kmet traveled as well, but not sure on his availability.


No Cam Hart?
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jamie uyeyama said:

Some notable freshman who made the travel roster for tonight's game:

Howard Cross
Isaiah Foskey
Andrew Kristofic
Jack Kiser
Harrison Leonard
KJ Wallace
Brendon Clark


Cole Kmet traveled as well, but not sure on his availability.
Should go without saying that Jacob Lacey and Kyle Hamilton traveled as well, but in case you were freaking out, they are on the roster as well.
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AnIrishDrunk said:

Bigger stadium than I thought they would have.
What is the anticipated attendance for tonight?
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buffaloirish1 said:

jamie uyeyama said:

Some notable freshman who made the travel roster for tonight's game:

Howard Cross
Isaiah Foskey
Andrew Kristofic
Jack Kiser
Harrison Leonard
KJ Wallace
Brendon Clark


Cole Kmet traveled as well, but not sure on his availability.


No Cam Hart?
No. He's down the list at WR.

Isaiah Robertson is ahead of him and he didn't travel. Neither did Micah Jones.

Unless they are on special teams, they aren't going to travel. Hart is pretty much a guaranteed redshirt
mattfreeman
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WATCH | Notre Dame Arrives at Cardinal Stadium

AnIrishDrunk
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Read that the attendance was higher than expected.
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Kiser!
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Mike Frank wouldn't be happy. Ian Book just completed a slant in warmups.
 
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