Irish Huddle - Talking Notre Dame, College Football Playoffs & Clemson

December 6th, 2018

Notre Dame earned its right to be in the College Football Playoffs, although some in the national media are pushing back against that. Before diving into Notre Dame's first opponent - the 13-0 Clemson Tigers - Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell talk about why Notre Dame is clearly one of the four best teams in the country. The BGI staff also discusses the opportunity to permanently change the narrative that is in front of the Irish football team. They conclude with an introduction into the Clemson Tigers and what makes them such a dominant program.

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Recruiting Corner Nov. 30

November 30th, 2018

The BGI recruiting staff discusses the latest news in Notre Dame recruiting 

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Irish Huddle - Ranking The Notre Dame Program

November 29th, 2018

Notre Dame's 12-0 record has been a huge boost for the program in many ways. Its recent success of 10 wins in three of the last four seasons has raised the program's profile. But the Irish are still not among the elite programs. The questions are how far has Notre Dame come and how far do they have to go?

Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell debate that topic. The BGI staff takes a look at what programs from the five power conferences rank as tier one, tier two and tier three programs. Then the staff discusses why Notre Dame was a tier three team prior to the season before finishing up with where Notre Dame currently ranks.

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College Football Playoff Rankings - Week 5

November 27th, 2018

Notre Dame remained No. 3 in the latest edition of the College Football Playoff rankings. With the Irish finishing the regular season 12-0 and still ranked No. 3, Brian Kelly's squad has all but assured itself of a spot in the College Football Playoffs.

Blue & Gold Illustrated football analyst Bryan Driskell and recruiting reporter David McKinney discuss the latest with the rankings. The duo discusses who might earn the fourth spot after this weekend's conference championship games and whether or not the Irish could still drop a spot based on what happens Saturday.

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Irish Huddle - Notre Dame Finishes Perfect Season With 24-17 Victory Over USC

November 26th, 2018

It wasn't pretty, but Notre Dame got the job done, beating USC In the Coliseum for the first time since 2012 to finish the 2018 season with an undefeated 12-0 record. Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell break down the game, covering all three phases. They discuss what allowed the Irish to win but also talk about what led to the game being closer than it should have been.

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Irish Huddle - Southern Cal Preview

November 21st, 2018

Notre Dame travels to Los Angeles this weekend for its annual rivalry matchup against USC. This time, however, the Irish have a playoff berth on the line. The 11-0 Notre Dame squad can all but wrap up a playoff spot if it can beat the 5-6 Trojans. Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell preview the matchup. The staff talks about what's on the line in this game and then discuss the matchups that are most important for Notre Dame to have success.

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Irish Huddle - College Football Playoff Rankings - Week 4

November 20th, 2018

Notre Dame remained in the No. 4 spot of the latest College Football Playoff rankings, but there was some shakeup that could impact Notre Dame. Blue & Gold Illustrated football analyst Bryan Driskell breaks down Notre Dame's resume, whether the Irish should be in the conversation to jump Clemson, why it still blows away Michigan's resume and whether or not the Irish can still make the playoffs should it somehow drop this weekend's game.

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Irish Huddle - Notre Dame Blasts #12 Syracuse 36-3 In Yankee Stadium

November 19th, 2018

Notre Dame made a strong statement on Saturday, blasting the #12 Syracuse Orange by a score of 36-3. Playing in pinstripes at Yankee Stadium, the Irish looked like a championship football team. 

Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell break down the win from a big picture standpoint before diving into a breakdown of the offense, defense and special teams.

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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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