Notre Dame vs BYU: Confidences & Concerns

After a tumultuous and stressful first month of the Marcus Freeman Era,

it feels like the bye week was a much needed and welcomed chance for everybody around the Notre Dame program.  

Players, coaches and fans alike were  able to sit back, take a breath and just slow things down for a moment.

As we emerge from the break and focus on the Irish’s Shamrock Series game versus BYU in Las Vegas this weekend,

 a tremendous opportunity presents itself to Notre Dame.

 The chance to knock off the 16th ranked team in the country and show that early early September was a mirage and not who the Irish are.

Confidence: The Power Run Game Notre Dame has found something to lean on in the running game over the last couple tilts.

Coming off a bye week with fresh legs and an extra week to work out some kinks,

 I expect Notre Dame to be able to continue to utilize all 3 versatile backs Chris Tyree,

Audric Estime and logan diggs in both the run and pass game this week.

Confidence: Drew Pyne Settling In No, he isn’t C.J. Stroud, the next Trevor Lawrence or even the current young Drake Maye physically, 

but after a rough start through less than ideal circumstances beyond his control such as injury and poor Offensive Line play early,

the game is starting to slow down for Drew Pyne and he’s settling in nicely.

Confidence: The Defensive Unit Overall It’s no secret that the Notre Dame defense has been and still is the undisputed backbone 

of the program over the last 5 years in which the Irish have notched 10 or more wins in each campaign.

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