Irish Huddle - Thoughts On Chip Long And Previewing The All-Star Games

December 30th, 2016

Notre Dame has hired an offensive coordinator, with former Memphis OC Chip Long poised to head to South Bend. Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell discuss Long's background and what his role at Notre Dame might be. Following that discussion they turn to previewing the Under Armour All-American Game and the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, which will be played over the next week. Notre Dame has seven committed players in the two games. They end the show answering subscriber questions about recruiting.

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Irish Huddle - Notre Dame Must Replace Key Pieces On Defense

December 26th, 2016

Notre Dame does not lose many players from its defense next season, but the players it does lose were very important to the 2016 defense. Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell discuss who Notre Dame must replace and who the top targets are at each position. Those changes will be impacted by the new scheme, which is also discussed.

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Irish Huddle - Talking Elko’s Defense and Staff Changes

December 19th, 2016

Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell discuss the latest in Notre Dame's staff changes. The conversation begins by breaking down the impact Mike Elko will have on the defense and how well the Irish players fit into his system. It then goes into the possibility of former Notre Dame special teams coordinator and Nevada head coach Brian Polian joining the staff. The changes being made with the strength and conditioning program are the final topic of conversations.

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Recruiting Corner, Dec. 16

December 16th, 2016

BGI recruiting analysts David McKinney and Corey Bodden discuss everything in the world of Notre Dame recruiting 

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Irish Huddle - Talking Kizer, Sanford, Booker and Elko

December 13th, 2016

Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell get you caught up on all the latest information surrounding the Notre Dame football program. The staff discusses the decision of quarterback DeShone Kizer to declare for the NFL Draft, and what is in store for the Irish now that Brandon Wimbush is poised to be the starter. Tight ends coach and special teams coordinator Scott Booker was let go and offensive coordinator Mike Sanford is headed to Western Kentucky as its new head coach, which impacts the makeup of the current staff. To wrap things up, the staff discusses the latest with Notre Dame's defensive coordinator search, which right now centers around Wake Forest defensive coordinator Mike Elko.

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Recruiting Corner, Dec. 9

December 9th, 2016

BGI's David McKinney, Corey Bodden, and Bryan Driskell discuss Aaron Banks committing to Notre Dame, the visitors list for the Echoes weekend and more. 

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Irish Debate - Area That Most Needs Improvement In 2017

December 8th, 2016

Blue & Gold Illustrated's Lou Somogyi and Matt Jones discuss the Notre Dame football program and where its biggest area of improvement needs to be in 2017. Is it the team's offensive and defensive line play, or is it simply Brian Kelly and his willingness to be at Notre Dame?

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Irish Huddle - Notre Dame Offense: Roster Management

December 5th, 2016

Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell discuss the players Notre Dame is losing, and might lose, as the team heads into the offseason. Discussion centers around the impact of those losses, the current players who could emerge into those roles and the possibility of incoming freshmen impacting the depth chart at those positions. Extensive time is spent discussing the quarterback position, which could lose its starter and top backup this season.

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Recruiting Corner, Dec. 2

December 2nd, 2016

BGI recruiting reporters David McKinney and Corey Bodden talk everything in the world of Notre Dame recruiting 

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