Blue & Gold Illustrated football beat writer Matt Jones and football analyst Bryan Driskell break down Notre Dame's 30-27 win over Miami. Discussion revolves around Notre Dame's ability to overcome a fourth-quarter deficit, quarterback DeShone Kizer's improved play, defensive tackle Jarron Jones' dominant performance and how the victory can build confidence for the rest of the season.
October 31st, 2016
October 28th, 2016
BGI recruiting reporters David McKinney and Corey Bodden discuss everything in the world of Notre Dame recruiting.
October 27th, 2016
Notre Dame and Miami enter this weekend's matchup reeling, both in need of a bounce back win. Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell preview the matchup. Discussion revolves around what this game means for head coach Brian Kelly's future in South Bend, and then the staff dives into the specific matchups of this game. They also spend time breaking down the adjustments the Notre Dame offense needs to do in order to get its run game back on track.
October 26th, 2016
Blue & Gold Illustrated's Lou Somogyi and Matt Jones debate whether Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick's statement of support for Brian Kelly was necessary, and what the potential impacts are this season and moving forward.
October 19th, 2016
Blue & Gold Illustrated recruiting reporter Corey Bodden and football analyst Bryan Driskell discuss the latest with Notre Dame's recruiting efforts. The staff discusses the big recruiting weekend that just passed when the Irish hosted Stanford. They also discuss what the loss of 2017 DE Donovan Jeter means to the class and what Notre Dame must do moving forward. It wasn't all bad news for Notre Dame, and the staff talks about the commitment of 2017 four-star cornerback Elijah Hicks, who gave his verbal commitment to the staff hours after Jeter de-committed.
October 17th, 2016
Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell break down Notre Dame's 17-10 home loss to Stanford. Discussion revolves around Notre Dame's quarterback situation, the inability to stick to the run game and the waste of a strong defensive performance. The pair gets into discussion about what Notre Dame must do moving forward to fix what has become broken during the disappointing 2-5 start to the season.
October 14th, 2016
BGI recruiting reporters David McKinney and Corey Bodden talk all things Notre Dame recruiting.
October 13th, 2016
Notre Dame and Stanford square off this weekend in a must-win matchup for both teams. Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell preview the key matchups in the game, and what Notre Dame must do on both sides of the ball to come out on top. The staff also discusses what a win over Stanford could do for the program moving forward.
October 12th, 2016
Blue & Gold Illustrated's Lou Somogyi and Matt Jones debate the Stanford game and how the Irish will play in that game.
October 10th, 2016
Notre Dame suffered a devastating 10-3 loss to NC State this weekend, a game that was played during Hurricane Matthew. Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell recap the game. The discussion revolves around the abysmal offensive performance, highlighted by struggles in the red zone, and the special teams unit that gave up yet another score. The one positive that is discussed was the physical play of the Irish defense.