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


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


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


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


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


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]