Shayne Simon

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

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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

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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

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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

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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’

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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]