Douglas Farmer

Things To Learn: Notre Dame’s defense, big-play threats will need to shine for QB Jack Coan to beat his old team

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Notre Dame has made a living this season off of explosive scores. The No. 12 Irish will need the more than ever Saturday against No. 18 Wisconsin. [more]

Notre Dame’s Opponents: USC finds more possible change with another star QB

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Notre Dame's opponents continue to excel in drama, with Cincinnati and USC both coming from behind last week, the Trojans doing so thanks to a new QB. Will Jaxson Dart start this weekend? [more]

And In That Corner … The No. 18 Wisconsin Badgers present a familiar challenge for Notre Dame

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Notre Dame and Wisconsin have not played in nearly 60 years, but the two should recognize the opposing approaches quickly on Saturday, being so similar. [more]

Leftovers & Links: Notre Dame’s ‘urgency’ reminiscent of 2018, as are light-hearted postgame barbs

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Notre Dame's back-to-back tight wins to open the season left the Irish lacking intensity. Receiver Avery Davis remembered that feeling from 2018. [more]

Things We Learned, Part II: Notre Dame turns to creativity to spark its offense, to inconsistent but productive results

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Notre Dame has not needed to get creative on offense in a long time, but the Irish unveiled a few new looks against Purdue to find inconsistent production. [more]