Irish Huddle - Breaking Down The 2019 Schedule

August 15th, 2019

Notre Dame plays another difficult schedule in 2019, but it's one that sets up nicely for the Irish to make another playoff run. Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell rank the 2019 opponents from 12 to 1 and explain why they rank the teams where they do. Both staff members have the same team No. 1, but there is certainly differences from 2 to 4.

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Irish Huddle - Talking Notre Dame Football Practice

August 12th, 2019

It should be noted that we initially intended to NOT publish this podcast because of the poor sound quality. There is an echo in the podcast that diminishes the overall sound. There were numerous requests asking us to still publish the show, so we are doing so.

In today's podcast we talk about Notre Dame's 8th practice of fall camp, the answers that have been found, the questions that remain and then answer BGI subscriber questions. The show concludes with a discussion of whether or not Notre Dame has peaked under head coach Brian Kelly.

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Irish Huddle - Notre Dame Practice No. 6 Review

August 10th, 2019

Notre Dame was back on campus today for practice No. 6. It was a much better day for the Irish defense, but the offense was still able to make plays. Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi, football analyst Bryan Driskell and staff writer Vince DeDario break down what they saw from the Fighting Irish on day six.

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Irish Huddle - Notre Dame Practice No. 5 Review

August 8th, 2019

Notre Dame finished up its fifth practice - and first in full pads - of the 2019 season. It was also the last day in Culver, Ind. Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell wrap up the practice from Culver. The staff recorded today's show from the Lakehouse Grille in Culver, where the Notre Dame football team had dinner the night before.

It was a strong day from the Irish offensive line, the secondary was impressive once again, and a young quarterback shined.

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Irish Huddle - Day One Fall Camp Practice Report

August 4th, 2019

Notre Dame kicked off the 2019 season with its first practice of fall camp. The Irish practice at Culver Academies in Culver, Indiana. Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi, football analyst Bryan Driskell and staff writer Vince DeDario break down the first practice. 

It was a strong day for the Notre Dame defense, but the Irish offense also did some positive things. The staff covers it all while recording on location at Lakehouse Grille in Culver, Ind.

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Pod Like A Champion: New FutureCast Pick For ND Target

August 2nd, 2019

Blue & Gold Illustrated recruiting insiders EJ Holland and Mike Singer discuss their new FutureCast predictions for recruits picking Notre Dame, the 2020 class as a whole, and take questions from the Mailbag.

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Irish Huddle - Previewing The 2019 Notre Dame Defense

August 1st, 2019

Notre Dame had one of the nation's best defenses last season, and it will look to have another strong unit again in 2019. Replacing a number of talented players is going to prove to be challenging, but the Irish return a talented roster. Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell discuss overall expectations, their three biggest certainties, their three biggest concerns, they talk position battles and say what one thing must go right for the defense to spark another playoff run.

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

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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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