Podcast: Shorthanded Notre Dame Topples Virginia And A Recruiting Update With Matt Freeman

Brian Kelly took a shorthanded and sick team to Charlottesville, Virginia to play the Cavaliers, who were also without starting QB Brennan Armstrong, and came out victorious for the 9th time in 10 tries in 2021. It was at times sloppy, other times dominating, and mostly methodical as Kelly’s Irish move to 6th in the AP poll and look toward the newest playoff rankings coming on Tuesday. Will Notre Dame move up following Oklahoma’s loss? Will the committee hold Armstrong’s absence against them?

Pod topics include:

  • Impressions from the game
  • Notre Dame’s offensive game plan
  • Marcus Freeman’s defense
  • Why Matt was never too concerned about the offense or defense this season
  • The emergence of Joe Alt and Ramon Henderson
  • How the committee might react to this performance
  • Matt’s reaction to the Aamil Wagner and Sonny Styles commitments
  • The overall recruiting outlook

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  1. Yes….”Shorthanded” is the right word for that game…but not wrt ND.
    They beat a team that had no QB, and abused the poor kid like a tackling dummy.

    The very week that ND’s SOS sinks to utter shi+, ND gets into the mix for the playoff ?
    Bi+ch, please.

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