Irish Huddle - #3 Notre Dame vs. #12 Syracuse Preview

November 15th, 2018

Notre Dame heads to the Bronx this weekend to take on the 12th-ranked Syracuse Orange. Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell break down the matchup and make their predictions for the game.

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Irish Huddle - College Football Playoff Rankings - Week 3

November 13th, 2018

Not much changed in the Top 10 of the College Football Playoff Rankings. Notre Dame stayed at No. 3 after beating Florida State on Senior Day by a 42-13 score. The Top 10 remained completely intact, but the Irish do square off against No. 12 Syracuse this weekend. Notre Dame opponent Northwestern also jumped into the rankings.

Blue & Gold Illustrated football analyst Bryan Driskell is joined by recruiting reporters Corey Bodden and David McKinney to talk about where things stand with the Irish. The staff then jumps into a discussion of the entire rankings, predict who they think will make the final playoffs and discuss the potential chaos that could be in store for the Big 12 and the Big Ten.

The staff finishes with a discussion of what would need to happen for a one-loss Notre Dame team to make the playoffs.

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Irish Huddle - Notre Dame Dominates Florida State 42-13

November 12th, 2018

Notre Dame ended a run of rough Senior Day performances, blowing out the Florida State Seminoles 42-13. It was a game the Irish led 32-6 at halftime and the Seminoles never threatened.

Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell break down the game, beginning with a discussion of what this game meant for Notre Dame big picture. They follow that up by discussing the performance of the offense, defense and special teams in the victory.

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Irish Huddle - Florida State Preview

November 8th, 2018

Notre Dame will look to improve to 10-0 this Saturday when they face the Florida State Seminoles in the final home game of the regular season. The Irish will be without starting quarterback Ian Book, and the Blue & Gold Illustrated staff discusses what that means for Notre Dame. Senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell discuss the keys to winning with Wimbush and coming out on top.

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Irish Huddle - College Football Playoff Rankings - Week 2

November 7th, 2018

Notre Dame moved up a spot in the latest College Football Playoff rankings. A Notre Dame road win over Northwestern and a LSU loss to Alabama opened up the opportunity for the Irish to jump up in the rankings.

Blue & Gold Illustrated football analyst Bryan Driskell and recruiting reporter David McKinney discuss where things stand for Notre Dame. The staff also discussed the rest of the rankings and where things stand around the country.

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Irish Huddle - Notre Dame Beats Northwestern 31-21

November 5th, 2018

Notre Dame improved to 9-0 after a gritty 31-21 road win over Northwestern. It was a tight game early before the Irish started to pull ahead, but a special teams blunder allowed the Wildcats to get back in the game. But no worry for Notre Dame, as the Irish offense answered and put the game away.

Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell begin the show talking about what this win means for Notre Dame as a program, and what it means for the Notre Dame playoff resume. Following that discussion the staff breaks down the performance of the Irish offense, defense and special teams.

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Irish Huddle - Northwestern Preview

November 1st, 2018

Notre Dame looks to remain undefeated when it travels to Evanston, Ill. this weekend to take on the Big Ten West Division leading Northwestern Wildcats. Northwestern is riding a four-game win streak that includes wins over Wisconsin and Michigan State.

Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell talk about what is at stake this weekend before diving into an in-depth analysis of the Wildcats and how they match up against Notre Dame.

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Irish Huddle - College Playoff Rankings Discussion - Week 1

October 30th, 2018

Irish Huddle discusses the initial College Football Playoff rankings, which had the Notre Dame Fighting Irish ranked No. 4. Blue & Gold Illustrated recruiting reporters David McKinney and Corey Bodden joined football analyst Bryan Driskell to discuss where Notre Dame stood in the polls, overall thoughts on the initial rankings and games this weekend that will impact Notre Dame's standing.

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Irish Huddle - Notre Dame Beats Navy 44-22

October 29th, 2018

Notre Dame improved to 8-0 after beating Navy by a 44-22 score in a game played in San Diego. The Fighting Irish jumped all over the Midshipmen, getting out to a 27-0 lead at the half. Brian Kelly's squad handled its business in the win, and now the Irish await word for where they will stand in the initial College Football Playoff Rankings.

Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell break down the performance of the Notre Dame football team in the victory.

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Irish Huddle - Navy Preview

October 22nd, 2018

The No. 3 ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-0) head to San Diego this weekend to take on the struggling Navy Midshipmen (2-5). Notre Dame is a 21-point favorite, but playing the triple option is always dangerous. 

Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell start the show off talking about the wild weekend of college football before diving into a discussion on Navy, and what the Irish must do to come out on top.

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