Irish Huddle - Michigan State Preview

September 15th, 2016

Notre Dame takes on the 12th-ranked Michigan State Spartans this weekend in a matchup that could very well be the biggest game of head coach Brian Kelly's tenure. Michigan State has a dynamic defense and a power run game on offense. Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell break down the areas where Notre Dame has the advantage, and how the Irish can handle the Spartans in areas where they do not hold the advantage.

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Irish Debate - Irish Offense or Defense, Who Must Play the Best?

September 14th, 2016

Notre Dame has an opportunity to beat a highly ranked opponent Saturday night when it takes on the No. 12-ranked Michigan State Spartans. The Irish offense needs to be more consistent, and the Notre Dame defense needs to make more stops. But which unit has to be at its best for the Irish to come out on top? Blue & Gold Illustrated football analyst Bryan Driskell and staff writer Matt Jones debate that topic.

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Irish Huddle - Nevada Recap

September 12th, 2016

Notre Dame opened its 2016 home schedule with a convincing 39-10 victory over Nevada. Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell break down what worked for the Irish in the victory. Improvements on defense were the biggest positive, but the loss of cornerback Shaun Crawford to a season-ending Achilles injury tempered some of the excitement about the play of the defense.

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Recruiting Corner, Sept 9

September 9th, 2016

BGI recruiting analysts David McKinney and Corey Bodden discuss everything Notre Dame recruiting. 

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Irish Huddle - Nevada Preview

September 8th, 2016

Notre Dame will look to get back on track this weekend when it hosts the Nevada Wolf Pack. Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell break down the Wolf Pack, discussing areas where they might present some problems for Notre Dame and areas where the Irish should dominate.

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Irish Debate - The Torii Hunter Jr. Effect

September 7th, 2016

Blue & Gold Illustrated's Lou Somogyi and Matt Jones debate the hit on Torii Hunter Jr. Both sides agree a penalty should have been called, but what effect did the loss of Notre Dame's top receiving threat have on the outcome of the game?

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Irish Huddle - Texas Recap

September 6th, 2016

Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell break down Notre Dame's 50-47 season opening loss to Texas. The staff discusses the good and the bad, with discussion centering around the quarterback rotation, the play of the Irish offensive line - and of course the defense.

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Recruiting Corner September 2

September 2nd, 2016

Blue and Gold Illustrated recruiting analysts David McKinney and Corey Bodden discuss everything in the world of Notre Dame recruiting and answer fan's questions. 

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Irish Huddle - Texas Preview

September 1st, 2016

The 2016 season has finally arrived, as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish take on the Longhorns of Texas this Sunday (Sep. 4) in the season opener. Notre Dame enters the season with high expectations, and Texas is looking to take forward steps as a program in year three of the Charlie Strong regime. Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell break down the top matchups on both sides of the ball, and discuss what Notre Dame must do in order to come out with a much-needed season opening win.

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