Irish Huddle - Previewing The 2019 Notre Dame Offense

July 29th, 2019

The return of eight players with starting experience, including a quarterback and four offensive linemen, has raised expectations for the Notre Dame offense. But can the unit live up to its potential, or will it once again fall short of what is needed to get the Irish over the national hump.

Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell break down the offense with fall camp less than a week away. The BGI staff discusses overall expectations, their three biggest certainties, their three biggest concerns, they talk position battles and say what one thing must go right for the offense to spark another playoff run.

The show concludes with BGI subscriber questions and answers from the BGI staff.

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Pod Like A Champion: The Latest On Caleb Offord

July 26th, 2019

Blue & Gold Illustrated recruiting insiders EJ Holland and Mike Singer discuss Notre Dame cornerback commit Caleb Offord landing an offer from Oklahoma, intel on weekend visitors, and thoughts from seeing ND recruits on the road.

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Irish Huddle - 2019 Offensive Line Preview

July 25th, 2019

Notre Dame's offensive line is experienced and talented, but the unit is also being overlooked from a national perspective. Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell breakdown the offensive line. The BGI staff talks about the expectations for the unit, and the pressure that is on them to carry the offense in 2019. There also will be eyes on line coach Jeff Quinn, who will silence any remaining doubters if his unit plays to its potential.

Following the unit discussion the BGI staff breaks down the individual starters, talks about the overall depth and goes into which players hold the key for Notre Dame to reach its full potential.

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Pod Like A Champion - July 19

July 19th, 2019

Blue and Gold Illustrated recruiting insiders EJ Holland and Mike Singer once again give the latest in Notre Dame defensive back recruiting, answer questions from the message board, and more.

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2019 Notre Dame Safety Preview

July 18th, 2019

A year ago the safety position was considered a major concern for the Irish defense. Now, heading into the 2019 season, the Irish starters are considered one of the nation's best duos. Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell break down the position, discussing what makes the Irish starters so impactful, what is coming behind them, and the impact the veterans have on the entire defense, and also on the talented young players.

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Irish Huddle - 2019 Stanford Preview

July 16th, 2019

Stanford was the dominant program in the Pac 12 from 2010 to 2015, but it has gone "just" 18-9 the last two years. The question heading into 2019 is whether or not the last two years is a trend of things to come or an aberration.

Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell debate where the Cardinal are as a program before talking about what the team might be in 2019.

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Pod Like A Champion - July 12

July 12th, 2019

Blue & Gold Illustrated recruiting insiders EJ Holland and Mike Singer discuss Notre Dame's top remaining targets, answer questions from the message board, and more.

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Irish Huddle - Previewing The 2019 Notre Dame Tight Ends

July 11th, 2019

Notre Dame has seen its tight end production climb the last two seasons, and the 2019 unit has a chance to make even further strides. Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell break down the position.

The staff starts off with a conversation about the trends at the position and then dives into a discussion of each tight end on the roster. A key theme is the tight end that holds the key to the group in 2019, and it's probably not the player you are thinking of.

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Irish Huddle - 2019 Boston College Eagles Preview

July 8th, 2019

Boston College has won seven games in five of the last six seasons. The Eagles will look to improve upon that number this season, and if they do it will be largely because of the dominant running of junior running back AJ Dillon. Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell break down what the Eagles will have to do in order to make those improvements.

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Pod Like A Champion - July 5

July 5th, 2019

Blue & Gold Illustrated recruiting insiders EJ Holland and Mike Singer break down the commitments of CB Caleb Offord and WR Xavier Watts, answer questions from the message board, and more.

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