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Notre Dame Football

100 Days, 100 questions

May 21, 2020

Notre Dame football will start the college football season in 100 days (hopefully) and I have 100 questions to pose Fighting Irish fans. 

1. Will the college football season be played?

2. Does Ian Book rock the visor again in 2020?

3. How does Notre Dame isolate the various athletic teams?

4. Who starts at running back in game one?

5. Who starts at running back in game five? 

6. How long will it take Notre Dame fans to hate that Tommy Rees calls plays from the box?

7. How long will it take Notre Dame fans to love receiver Kevin Austin Jr.?

8. Will Notre Dame win a game in the rain?

9. Can Mike Mickens get a young secondary to play at a CFB Playoff level without spring ball?

10. Will linebackers Jack Lamba and Shayne Simon be healthy enough to compete for the starting spot at Buck?

11. Does receiver Lawrence Keys III have more production in 2020 than Chris Finke in 2019?

12. Who returns kickoffs?

13. Who returns punts?

14. Will Notre Dame consider it a sell out if the maximum amount of people are present in the stadium?

15. How long will it take Chris Tyree to show off his speed?

16. Where does graduate transfer Isaiah Pryor fit in Clark Lea’s defense?

17. How many roles does defensive back Shaun Crawford play? 

18. Will Notre Dame fans hate the Shamrock Series uniform?

19. Does Ian Book break the touchdown passes in a game record?

20. Will Notre Dame make Wisconsin look slow?

21. Will Clemson make Notre Dame look slow?

22. Will it snow on November 7, 2020?

23. How long will it take for Mike Frank to send an angry text?

24. Where does Kyren Williams fit into the running back rotation?

25. Which sophomore linebacker makes a move first?

26. Can Ade Ogundeji be more productive than Khalid Kareem?

27. How can Notre Dame have bad offensive line play with who is returning?

28. Does Michael Mayer break into the rotation at tight end?

29. Will Braden Lenzy have 10 plays over 40 yards this season?

30. Does Notre Dame have a player get Covid-19?

31. Can Jordan Johnson or Xavier Watts break into the rotation?

32. How scary does a five-wide set of Kevin Austin Jr., Lawrence Keys III, Braden Lenzy, Jordan Johnson and Xavier Watts look?

33. Is this the year Under Armour changes the pants color?

34. Will Houston Griffith live up to the hype he came in with as a recruit?

35. Can freshmen Jordan Botelho, Aidan Keanaaina or Rylie Mills break into the rotation?

36. Will offensive lineman Tommy Kraemer build off a big 2019?

37. Does Jayson Ademilola beat out Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa for the 3-tech job?

38. Who will play fullback?

39. Can Jordan Genmark Heath hold off the youngsters at Buck?

40. Does Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah have over 15 tackles for loss?

41. Will Tommy Rees call more trick plays than Chip Long?

42. Who steps up as a vocal leader on defense?

43. Can tight end Brock Wright finish off his career with a bang?

44. Does Liam Eichenberg cement himself as a Notre Dame next first-round pick?

45. Will Notre Dame have a big recruiting weekend at a game this fall?

46. How does having exams right before a big stretch of Louisville and USC impact the team?

47. When will the Irish return to campus to start training?

48. Will the media step foot into The Gug for interviews or pressers this fall?

49. Can Joe Wilkins Jr. make a move at receiver?

50. How many games does it take Kyle Hamilton to hit five interceptions?

51. Where does graduate transfer receiver Ben Skowronek fit into the receiver rotation?

52. Can Isaiah Foskey make a move on the depth chart?

53. What position does Marist Liufau end up at in 2020?

54. What position does Justin Ademilola end up at?

55. Is this Aaron Banks’ last year in South Bend?

56. Does Javon McKinley have over 300 yards receiving?

57. What position does Avery Davis start fall camp at?

58. What position does Avery Davis finish the season at?

59. How many games does Notre Dame get its second-team offensive line in the game?

60. Who takes over Chase Claypool’s role as a special teams demon?

61. How long does it take to see Bo Bauer wreck someone?

62. Does Hunter Spears stick at guard?

63. How does Mike Elston use Howard Cross III?

64. Can cornerback Cam Hart make a push for playing time?

65. Who changes from No. 4 - Avery Davis or Kevin Austin Jr.?

66. How many yards does Jafar Armstrong run for in 2020?

67. Does Daelin Hayes top six sack this fall?

68. Can DJ Brown beat out Houston Griffith or Isaiah Pryor at safety?

69. Who gets the first “nice play” of the year?

70. How many carries does Mick Assaf get this fall?

71. Will Notre Dame put Brendon Clark in sooner than they did Phil Jurkovec in 2019?

72. How does Clark Lea utilize linebacker Paul Moala?

73. Who steps up first at cornerback - Isaiah Rutherford or KJ Wallace?

74. Can Jonathan Doerer top his 2019 campaign?

75. Will Alex Peitsch be ready to start at long snapper from day one?

76. Who runs for a touchdown first - Jahmir Smith or C’Bo Flemister?

77. How often does Tommy Rees call deep shots off playaction?

78. Can Notre Dame find a way to slow down Trevor Lawrence?

79. How many games does freshman quarterback Drew Pyne get to play?

80. Where does receiver Kendall Abdur-Rahman fit?

81. Does Ovie Oghoufo have more sacks this fall than Julian Okwara did in 2019?

82. Will Kyle Hamilton’s weight be a hot topic on the message boards?

83. How does Quinn Carroll look during camp?

84. How can Notre Dame have a bad offensive line performance with this group?

85. Does Alexander Ehrensberger turn into a weight room freak?

86. Will NBC go back to a regular camera angle?

87. How many games will 2021 Notre Dame commit Blake Fisher attend?

88. Is this the last year at Notre Dame for Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah?

89. Will Tommy Tremble have a three-touchdown performance in a game? 

90. How many media credentials will be requested for the Clemson game?

91. Will a freshmen cornerback surprise and get into the rotation?

92. Will the PAC-12 play football?

93. What does a healthy Ja’mion Franklin give Notre Dame?

94. How big of step forward can Drew White take from his Mike spot?

95. Will Notre Dame’s offense play loose under Rees?

96. Can Jonathan Doerer set the record for the longest field goal in school history?

97. Who starts at cornerback?

98. Can Ian Book play himself into the Heisman race?

99. Will graduate transfer cornerback Nick McCloud start at boundary from day one?

100. Can an 11-1 Notre Dame make the College Football Playoff? 

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