Nick Chubb

Kelly on Georgia’s fans and offensive line; injury update & more

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Brian Kelly would inevitably prefer Notre Dame Stadium be filled with Irish fans wearing blue, green and gold, no one else in sight. He also recognizes that is unrealistic, especially this weekend. “We know there’s going to be some black and some red in the stands,” the Notre Dame head coach said Thursday. “8,000 tickets [more]

And In That Corner … The Georgia Bulldogs, led by freshman QB Jake Fromm

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Notre Dame does not often play SEC teams. Georgia’s arrival this weekend will be the first regular season game against such an opponent since the Irish hosted and beat Tennessee 41-21 in 2005, outscoring the Volunteers by 20 points in the fourth quarter. To gain a better look into an SEC title contender, welcome Marc [more]

Brian Kelly on Georgia’s defense, RBs & Notre Dame vs. the SEC

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Brian Kelly has seen a Kirby Smart-coached defense before. Thus, he recognizes Georgia’s defensive scheme, reminiscent of the approach taken by a certain Alabama team. “Certainly have a great deal of respect for Kirby Smart,” the Irish coach said Tuesday. “Certainly know him from his days at Alabama [where Smart was defensive coordinator] and we [more]

Sunday Notre Dame Notebook: Defensive rotation, RT duo and overall health

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It is not a statistic that shows up in a box score or deep within any performance-based analytics, but it is a positive indicator for Notre Dame moving forward, nonetheless. Two dozen Irish defenders played at least 10 snaps in the 49-16 victory over Temple on Saturday, per coach Brian Kelly. Kelly also said during [more]

Friday at 4: Under the radar notes on Notre Dame’s opponents

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Notre Dame will face Temple in only 71 days. The Irish will begin fall practice in six weeks, give or take a day. College football kicks off in only 63 days. Frankly, the offseason is far closer to being behind us than anything else. That is underscored by the release of Phil Steele’s 2017 preview. [more]