Both DeShone Kizer and Malik Zaire are capable of leading Notre Dame to the playoffs, but for different reasons. Blue & Gold Illustrated staff writer Matt Jones and football analyst Bryan Driskell debate what makes each quarterback capable of leading the Irish, and which one is best suited for a run at the title.
August 31st, 2016
August 29th, 2016
Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football beat writer Matt Jones discuss the overall roster and break down where the strengths and weaknesses are, as well as the biggest question marks. Will the young receivers produce? Can Devin Studstill make an impact as a freshman? Will the senior class produce like Notre Dame needs it to?
August 26th, 2016
BGI recruiting analysts David McKinney and Corey Bodden talk all things Notre Dame recruiting.
August 24th, 2016
Notre Dame needs to get good play from its quarterback and better play from its defense if it wants to make a run at the 2016 College Football Playoffs. But which is more important. Can the Irish make a playoff run with an improved defense but a scuffling quarterback situation? Can dominant play behind the center overcome inconsistent defensive performances? Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell debate that point.
August 22nd, 2016
There is certainly a lot happening within the Notre Dame football team. Over the weekend, six Notre Dame players were arrested and senior safety Max Redfield was dismissed from the team. That came days after head coach Brian Kelly announced both quarterbacks would play in the opener against Texas. Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell discuss how each impacts the 2016 season. Depth at safety and how the recent arrests will impact each player involved are certainly topics of conversion. Also discussed is how Notre Dame can make the two quarterbacks system work, and the dangers that could be presented.
August 15th, 2016
Notre Dame is now entering its second week of fall camp as it prepares for the 2016 football season. Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell break down what they have seen from the Irish during the first week. The crew also discussed areas where the Irish must continue improving moving forward. Discussion of which units are playing championship football at this point in camp is also a key part of the show.
August 11th, 2016
The Fighting Irish football team returned to South Bend on August 11th for its first practice on campus. Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell discuss the practice. It was a strong day for the quarterbacks, and the receivers flashed some big play ability, mixed in with too many drops. Discussion of the defensive front seven, the secondary and Notre Dame's talented offensive line is also featured.
August 8th, 2016
Notre Dame kicked off its 2016 fall camp at Culver Academies, and Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell have the recap. An update on position battles, first impressions of the freshman class and of course, the performance of the Irish quarterbacks are just some of the topics discussed.
August 5th, 2016
Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly addressed the media to kick off the 2016 season. Kelly addressed a number of crucial topics, including the quarterback battle, the improvements made on defense, the suspension of sophomore tight end Alize Jones and players he is expecting to step up this season. Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell discuss all those topics - and more.
August 4th, 2016
Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football beat writer Matt Jones preview the USC game on Nov. 26. Will the season finale be a win that boosts Notre Dame into the College Football Playoff, or will the Irish lose at the LA Coliseum?