The Other Sideline Podcast: Talking Clemson With Larry Williams

December 27th, 2018

Larry Williams, senior writer for TigerIllustrated.com, joins BGI recruiting reporter Corey Bodden on the show to discuss Saturday's semifinal matchup between Notre Dame and Clemson.

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Irish Huddle - Cotton Bowl Preview - Notre Dame vs. Clemson

December 26th, 2018

We have broken Clemson down, so now it's time for our official Cotton Bowl preview. Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell talk about the opportunity that awaits Notre Dame in this game.

That is followed by a breakdown of the Notre Dame offense against the Clemson defense. Key matchups and keys to the game are the primary topics of conversation.

Next is a breakdown of the Notre Dame defense and how it stacks up against the Clemson offense. The discussion revolves around what the Irish defense - especially the defensive line - must do to slow down the vaunted Tiger offense.

Finally, before giving predictions, the staff discusses how important special teams could be in this game.

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Irish Huddle - Talking Playoffs, Playoff Expansion and Recruiting

December 21st, 2018

The Notre Dame/Clemson matchup in the Cotton Bowl is still eight days away, but there is plenty to discuss regarding the playoffs and recruiting. Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell talk about the College Football Playoffs, and whether or not the playoff format should be expanded.

After that the pair discusses Notre Dame's 2019 recruiting class, and whether or not Notre Dame is closing the gap between elite programs like Alabama, Clemson and Ohio State. They also discuss how important the 2020 class its to that objective.

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Recruiting Corner - Notre Dame Officially Signs 21 Players For 2019

December 19th, 2018

Blue & Gold Illustrated football analyst Bryan Driskell is joined by recruiting reporters David McKinney and Corey Bodden to discuss Notre Dame's success in the early signing period. Notre Dame landed 21 players in the 2019 class, with 10 set to enroll early. The BGI staff begins the show by discussing the class from an overall perspective. That is followed by a position by position analysis that goes over the recruitment of each player and then is followed by analysis of the talent the Irish staff landed at each spot.  The show ends with the three BGI staff members handing out superlatives for the class.

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Irish Huddle - Breaking Down The Clemson Defense

December 17th, 2018

Clemson has one of the nation's best defensive lines, if not the very best. But there are areas where Notre Dame can have success against the highly ranked Tiger defense. Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell break down the Clemson defense. They talk about the defense as a whole before breaking down the Tigers position by position.

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Dec. 14 Recruiting Corner

December 14th, 2018

The BGI recruiting staff previews a huge Junior Day coming up for Notre Dame

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Irish Huddle - Breaking Down The Clemson Offense

December 11th, 2018

Notre Dame faces the #2 Clemson Tigers in the Cotton Bowl, and the winner gets a chance to play for the national championship. The Clemson offense is one of the nation's most dynamic units and the Irish will have to bring their A game on defense. 

Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell break down the Clemson offense and discuss what makes the unit just so good. They talk big picture about the offense and then go position by position breaking down the Tigers.

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Recruiting Corner - Dec. 7

December 7th, 2018

Corey and David talk about Notre Dame commits going for state championships this week, preview the upcoming junior day and answer questions from the message board.

 

 

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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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