Shayne Simon

Rotation at Buck linebacker a change for Notre Dame, a productive and dynamic change


During this four-year revival, Notre Dame has always relied on singular linebackers. But in 2020, the Irish have found a situational rotation serves them best. [more]

Things We Learned, pt. ii: Notre Dame’s defensive depth the difference between 2020 and all years prior


Notre Dame lost its best defender in the second quarter at North Carolina. That has always spelled doom for the Irish, but its current depth reversed that worry. [more]

Things To Learn: Recovery, not Jurkovec, the correct narrative for Notre Dame at Boston College


The talk may be of 1993, David Gordon and Phil Jurkovec, but Notre Dame is simply focused on Boston College, acknowledging that may be tougher than usual this week. [more]

Notre Dame defensive flux continues with LB Paul Moala out for the year


Notre Dame will be without linebacker Paul Moala for the rest of the season after the local star tore his Achilles against Florida State. [more]

Things To Learn: Returning yet again, No. 5 Notre Dame needs to avoid ‘full tilt’


Some rust will be understandable for No. 5 Notre Dame coming off a three-week pause, but the Irish do not need to over-compensate against Florida State in primetime. [more]