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After Abhorrent Start, Notre Dame on Upward Trajectory Heading Into Off Weekend
The season felt lost after the Fighting Irish dropped games to No. 2 Ohio State and Marshall. Now 2-2, Notre Dame has shown a marked improvement in just two weeks.
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Notre Dame Experiences Offensive Awakening in Comfortable Road Win
In a 45-32 win over North Carolina, the Fighting Irish amassed 576 total yards of offense to improve to 2-2 on the season.
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Notre Dame Center Zeke Correll Discusses Offensive Line Improvement, Retaining Weight
The senior center got off to a rocky start in the season opener against Ohio State. But he's improved in each game since, despite losing up to eight pounds.
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High Degree of Difficulty: The Notre Dame Defense Prepares for Prolific UNC Offense
Notre Dame Football ⋅ 10 days ago by Andrew Mentock
The Tar Heels offense is averaging 51.3 points per game, and it's led by a highly skilled quarterback in redshirt freshman Drake Maye.
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Freeman Relishes Teaching Opportunities After First Notre Dame Victory
Notre Dame Football ⋅ 12 days ago by Andrew Mentock
Even after a 24-17 win over Cal, Irish coach Marcus Freeman saw "teaching plays left and right" when watching the game film.
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Sigh of Relief: After Slow Start, Notre Dame Offense Shows Signs of Consistency
Notre Dame Football ⋅ 13 days ago by Andrew Mentock
In Saturday's win over Cal, the Irish offense scored a season-high 24 points and established a reliable run game.
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In a Hard-Fought Battle Against Cal, Notre Dame Gets First Win of #MarcusFreemanEra
Notre Dame Football ⋅ 14 days ago by Andrew Mentock
In a game that came down to the final possession, Notre Dame won, 24-17. It's the program's first victory since Marcus Freeman took over as head coach last December.
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How Al Golden Hopes to Take the Notre Dame Defense From Above Average to Elite Again
Notre Dame Football ⋅ 17 days ago by Andrew Mentock
In the first two contests of the season, the Notre Dame defense gave up a respectable 20 points per game, but for the team to orchestrate a turnaround after an 0-2 start, the defense must be better than average.
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With Buchner Out, Where Does the Notre Dame Offense Go from Here?
Notre Dame Football ⋅ 19 days ago by Andrew Mentock
Junior Drew Pyne is now the starting quarterback at Notre Dame, and he's charged with improving a scoring offense that ranks in the bottom 20 of the FBS.
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Column: After loss to Marshall, Notre Dame Faces Uphill Battle Toward Adequacy in 2022
Notre Dame Football ⋅ 20 days ago by Andrew Mentock
In each of the last five seasons under Brian Kelly, Notre Dame won at least 10 games. Unless Marcus Freeman rights the ship quickly, that streak is in jeopardy after an 0-2 start in 2022.
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Notre Dame Falls Flat in Marcus Freeman’s Home Debut
Notre Dame Football ⋅ 21 days ago by Andrew Mentock
Marshall outgained the Irish by 89 yards on the ground, made plays when the game mattered most and left Notre Dame Stadium with a 26-21 victory.
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Matt Salerno, a Life-Long Notre Dame Fan, Makes Improbable Catch Against Ohio State
Notre Dame Football ⋅ 24 days ago by Andrew Mentock
In limited action, the former walk-on made one of the biggest catches of the game.
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Notre Dame Sideline Communication Against Ohio State Buckeyes Leaves Room for Improvement
Notre Dame Football ⋅ 26 days ago by Andrew Mentock
Overall, Irish head coach Marcus Freeman was pleased with how his staff communicated with one another in Columbus, but there are a few areas that must be cleaned up going forward.
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Against Ohio State’s Prolific Pass Offense, the Notre Dame Secondary Came to Play
Notre Dame Football ⋅ 28 days ago by Andrew Mentock
Heading into the game, most viewed the Irish secondary as a liability. Instead, it was a strength of the team.
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Notre Dame Fails to Stop the Run, Loses Time of Possession & Game to Ohio State
Notre Dame Football ⋅ 28 days ago by Andrew Mentock
The Ohio State offense dominated the clock in the second half and took control of the game. As a result, Notre Dame fell, 21-10.
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Mentock's 2022 Notre Dame Game Predictions
ISD's Andrew Mentock offers his thoughts on how the 2022 season will play out for the Irish.
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How Notre Dame's Jayson Ademilola, Tyler Buchner are Preparing for Ohio State
Both Fighting Irish players seemed ready for the challenge of facing No. 2 Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday.
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Notre Dame Embraces Underdog Role Against Ohio State, Freeman “Emotionless” for Homecoming
On Monday, sportsbooks list No. 5 Notre Dame as a 17.5-point underdog, which is one of several popular narratives surrounding their matchup with No. 2 Ohio State.
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On Defense, Notre Dame DC Al Golden Will Rely on a Wealth of Experience, Depth
This fall, Notre Dame defensive coordinator Al Golden expects to employ a steady rotation of players at linebacker, along the defensive line and in the secondary.
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Notre Dame, Mickens Breed Healthy Culture Amidst Competition
The Notre Dame cornerbacks are as competitive as they come, yet they support one another, even as they fight for on-the-field reps.
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