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Analyzing Notre Dame Football’s Extreme Makeover

Gosh, we expected changes, but this? We all knew a shakeup was going to be coming; Brian Kelly and his football team couldn’t endure a 4-8 season and simply run it back with the old gang while making a tweak here and there. I’m not sure anyone saw the makeover that took place within the coaching staff, and probably most surprising, Kelly giving full control of the play calling to a new comer in the program, offensive coordinator Chip Long from Memphis. In all, Notre Dame is likely to welcome five new coaches, including both coordinators, and make an overhaul of the ...

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Brian Kelly Giving Up Notre Dame Play Calling Duties a Big Deal

Brian Kelly - Notre Dame Head Coach

When Mike Denbrock left Notre Dame to become the offensive coordinator on Luke Fickell’s first staff at Cincinnati, we heard a lot about how Denbrock was going to lose his play calling duties at Notre Dame.  At the time, it was assumed Brian Kelly was taking them back under his control.  Then when news broke that Notre Dame’s new offensive coordinator was 33 year old Chip Long, we heard again how this was in an effort for Kelly to call the shots.  Well, not so fast my friend. Notre Dame finally officially announced the hiring of Chip Long yesterday – gotta ...

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Notre Dame Can Restore Tight End U Moniker in ’17

Notre Dame had one hell of a run of tight ends from 2005-2014 with six consecutive starting tight ends getting drafted. Five of of the six were even second round picks or better.  Since then, however, production at the position has been virtually non-existent.  That should change in 2017 with the talent Notre Dame has at the position. The return of “Tight End U” could have very well happened this year for Notre Dame if not for the suspension of Alize Jones.  The sophomore was suspended for the entire season in August.  With Jones sidelined, no one stepped up and seized ...

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