Douglas Farmer

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 We Learned: Notre Dame’s defense puts Irish firmly in conversation with Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State

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After shutting out North Carolina in Friday's second half, Notre Dame's defense deserves consideration as the best in the country, and thus, the Irish warrant genuine contender consideration. [more]

No. 2 Notre Dame head and shoulders over No. 19 Heels

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Notre Dame's defense turned a Black Friday shootout into a convincing win at No. 19 North Carolina, shutting down one of the country's most prolific offenses. [more]

No. 2 Notre Dame at No. 19 North Carolina: Who, what, when, where, why and by how much?

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Notre Dame faces its stiffest remaining regular-season challenge at No. 19 North Carolina, where Sam Howell's playmaking seems ripe to pull an upset. [more]

40 Thanksgivings and missings for Notre Dame fans

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In this tense but unbeaten season, Notre Dame fans have much to be thankful for, though they miss almost as much. [more]