Navy

No solution for Navy’s triple option

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You can’t solve the triple option. That’s Brian Kelly’s conclusion. And Notre Dame’s head coach should know. After enlisting trusted assistant Bob Elliott to go on a deep dive, after playing Navy, Georgia Tech, and Army over his six-plus seasons, and as the Irish embark on their annual battle with the Midshipmen, Brian Kelly reached [more]

Evaluating VanGorder’s scheme against the option

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Notre Dame’s ability to slow down Georgia Tech’s vaunted option attack served as one of the high points to the Irish’s early season success. After spending a considerable amount of offseason energy towards attacking the option and learning more, watching the Irish hold the Yellow Jackets in check was a huge victory for Brian VanGorder, Bob [more]

Offseason Q&A: Navy

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As it does annually, Notre Dame's game with Navy is a terrifying proposition. While the Irish haven't lost to Ken Niumatalolo's team since 2010, the Midshipmen have pushed the Irish to the max—and the Navy hangover is beginning to be a thing. The Washington Post's Gene Wang joins us for an offseason update. [more]

Mailbag: Captains, intanglibles and KeiVarae’s return

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It's a weekend edition of the mailbag. We talk about next year's potential captains, the case for Malik Zaire's intangibles, another date in SoCal and KeiVarae Russell's return. [more]

Five things we learned: Notre Dame 49, Navy 39

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It seemed too easy, didn't it? Notre Dame's offense was rolling. The Irish were on pace for 860 yards after the first quarter. Looking unbeatable, Everett Golson was throwing strikes, Tarean Folston was cutting through Navy's defense and Brian VanGorder's first attempt at slowing down the Midshipmen's triple-option attack found enough stops to build a 28-7 lead. [more]