Two Notre Dame Football experts discuss the program’s future (2022)

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(Video) Notre Dame “might not have a choice!” College Football expert weighs in on the future of the Irish

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  • Marcus Freeman named next head football coach at Notre Dame

NOTRE DAME, Ind.—Now that the University of Notre Dame has officially announced that Marcus Freeman will be the next head coach, where does the program go from here?

The Irish could tackle a couple of different areas now that they have a new head coach but recruiting seems to be high on multiple Irish insiders’ lists.

With early signing day in college football planned for December 15, the Irish now have to go regain some of their recruits’ faith and trust in the program.

For some commits, they’ve wanted Freeman to be the head coach since the job opened up. For others, it may take a little salesmanship.

Regardless, two Notre Dame Football experts said the next step must be recruiting.

“The immediate next is recruiting right, early signing day is coming around the corner here, and they have some players not many who are wavering a little bit but would like to see some certainty in the program, so you need to put Marcus Freeman on a plane and have him visit all of those players in a very short amount of time,” said The Athletic’s Pete Sampson.

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“You can prioritize recruiting, you can prioritize getting through this transition into a new head coaching era, and then you worry Sunday about the college football playoff or your postseason destination,” said Irish Sports Daily’s John Brice.

The whole process of naming Freeman as the program’s next coach took less than a week.

“Brian Kelly was the perfect coach in 2010 to hire. Marcus Freeman would not have been, whereas I think moving forward, you could make an argument Marcus Freeman is the perfect coach for Notre Dame in 2021,” Sampson said.

Brice said the enthusiasm and passion for Freeman from the players is enough to carry the team deep into the postseason.

“I don’t think Notre Dame has played its best football game yet, so yes you get the right momentum you get things moving in the right direction and you come together and continue to play better football, I think Notre Dame is capable of making a run,” Brice said.

If the Irish are lucky enough to sneak into the Final Four of the College Football Playoffs, they’ll get their chance to prove themselves.

With Freeman’s promotion comes an empty spot on the coaching roster at Notre Dame. Who might become the team’s next defensive coordinator?

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“Do you give Mike Elston the promotion to defensive coordinator after he has been passed over in previous turnovers, including Marcus Freeman’s? Is it Mike Mikens, who is familiar and well versed in Marcus’ defense from their time in Cincinnati, is he the guy? Do you go outside? I would be very surprised if they went outside, but it’s a possibility,” Sampson said.

Contributions to this story also made by: Shannon Nolan


How hard is it to make Notre Dame football team? ›

Getting attention from the Notre Dame football recruiting team can be difficult. Unless you're a five-star prospect, which is less than 1% of high school student-athletes, you won't be on the team's radar right away. To get noticed, you'll need to be proactive and reach out to coaches.

Why is Notre Dame football so popular? ›

Notre Dame has won eight wire service National Championships (AP or coaches), claims credit for 11 and is credited by many for 13. The Irish are second in winning percentage behind only Michigan, third in wins behind Michigan and Texas and have the fewest losses of any FBS program (minimum of 700 games).

What's Notre Dame's football schedule for 2023? ›

2023 Notre Dame Football Schedule
  • Saturday, Aug 26. vsNavy. *in Dublin, Ireland. ...
  • Saturday, Sep 2. Tennessee State. Time TBA ET | TV TBA.
  • Saturday, Sep 16. Central Michigan. Time TBA ET | TV TBA.
  • Saturday, Sep 23. Ohio State. ...
  • Saturday, Oct 14. USC. ...
  • Saturday, Oct 28. Wake Forest. ...
  • Saturday, Nov 4. atClemson. ...
  • Saturday, Nov 25. atStanford.

Who will be the head coach for Notre Dame in 2022? ›

The 2022 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represents the University of Notre Dame in the 2022 NCAA Division I FBS football season The Fighting Irish play their home games at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana, and compete as an independent. The program is led by first-year head coach Marcus Freeman.

What is the hardest football school to get into? ›

Ranking the 7 Hardest Schools to Recruit At
  • Iowa State. 1 of 6. The Cyclones find it tough to become a recruiting power because, for starters, their in-state rivals of Iowa get more attention than they do. ...
  • Wyoming. 2 of 6. ...
  • and 4. New Mexico and New Mexico State. ...
  • Duke. 4 of 6. ...
  • Idaho. 5 of 6.
  • Rice. 6 of 6.

What is the lowest GPA to get into Notre Dame? ›

2.5 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale, and. Minimum ACT score of 19/ SAT score of 900, or. Evidence of the potential for academic success as profiled on the academic transcripts and in a personal interview.

Who is the most liked college football team? ›

Alabama's popularity is far and wide. The Crimson Tide is the most popular team in 15 states, representing in all U.S. time zones.

Which college football program has the most fans? ›

Which college football team has the biggest fanbase? The biggest fanbase in college football resides in Columbus, Ohio. Altimore estimates that Ohio State has 11.26 million fans in all.

Who is the most famous football player from Notre Dame? ›

Jim Martin is one of the most accomplished players in Notre Dame history. He won three national championships and never lost a game in his four years with the Fighting Irish.

Who will be the next QB for Notre Dame? ›

Notre Dame football will have a new look at quarterback heading into the 2022 season. Former four-star quarterback Tyler Buchner was named Notre Dame's starting quarterback in the Fighting Irish's season opener against Ohio State Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.

Where will the college football national championship be in 2023? ›


SoFi Stadium will host the College Football Playoff National Championship on Jan. 9, 2023. Less than a year after Super Bowl LVI, we are eager to host another top-tier sporting event in our region and deliver a world-class experience for every fan.

What conference will Notre Dame be in 2022? ›

2022 Notre Dame Football - Conference Team Stats - Atlantic Coast Conference.

Why was Notre Dame's coach fired? ›

'' The Fighting Irish have won 11 national titles in 113 years of football, but none since 1988. Davie was fired at the end of the season after a turbulent five-year reign and a 35-25 record, the third-worst winning percentage in the team's history.

How much does Marcus Freeman make a year? ›

There's no doubt that Freeman is being paid well. Freeman could very well be receiving around $5 million a year with room for that to grow thanks to performance based incentives.

Who is going to be the next Notre Dame football coach? ›

Marcus Freeman Begins His First Full Season as Notre Dame's Coach - The New York Times. College Football|Marcus Freeman is 36.

What is the most disliked college football team? ›

College football's 10 most-hated teams of all time, ranked
  1. Miami (1986) (Photo: CBS Sports)
  2. USC (2005) (Photo: Jamie Schwaberow/NCAA Photos, Getty) ...
  3. Florida State (2014) (Photo: USA TODAY Sports) ...
  4. Auburn (2010) (Photo: Icon Sportswire, Getty) ...
  5. Florida (1996) ...
  6. Notre Dame (1993) ...
  7. Oklahoma (2017) ...
  8. Ohio State (2002) ...
10 Aug 2022

What is the hardest D1 sport to play? ›

Boxing. The Sweet Science. That's the sport that demands the most from the athletes who compete in it. It's harder than football, harder than baseball, harder than basketball, harder than hockey or soccer or cycling or skiing or fishing or billiards or any other of the 60 sports we rated.

What GPA do you need for Harvard football? ›

The following standards have been established for student-athletes planning to compete their freshmen year: Student-athletes must earn at least a 2.3 grade-point average in the required core courses and achieve a minimum standardized test score (ACT/SAT) according to the NCAA Initial Eligibility sliding scale.

What SAT for Harvard? ›

What SAT score is required for Harvard? ›

Harvard SAT Score Analysis (New 1600 SAT)

There's no absolute SAT requirement at Harvard, but they really want to see at least a 1460 to have a chance at being considered.

Can you get a full ride to Notre Dame? ›

These include recipients of the Notre Dame Stamps Scholarship, which provides a full tuition award and $12,000 of enrichment funding.

Who has the loudest stadium in college football? ›

The Seattle Times reported that the highest decibel level ever record at a college football game was 133.6 decibels played at the University of Washington at Husky Stadium in 1992.

What is the least popular college sport? ›

At the other end of the spectrum, of the official NCAA sports for which data was provided, the three least-common sports are gymnastics (99 combined men's and women's teams), bowling (68 women's teams), and sand volleyball (56 women's teams).

What is the least popular college football team? ›

Most hated teams in college football, according to Reddit map
  • Ohio State (11.4%)
  • T2. Alabama (9.2%)
  • T2. Michigan (9.2%)

What is the prettiest college football stadium? ›

College Football's Top 10 Most Beautiful Stadium Settings
  • Folsom Field. 8 of 10.
  • Falcon Stadium. 7 of 10.
  • Bronco Stadium. 6 of 10.
  • 6. California Memorial Stadium. 5 of 10. ...
  • Michie Stadium. 4 of 10. ...
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium. 3 of 10. ...
  • Neyland Stadium. 2 of 10. ...
  • Sun Devil Stadium. 1 of 10. ...

Which college has the most loyal fans? ›

College football: Recent study reveals the 16 biggest fan bases
  1. Ohio State Buckeyes. (Photo: Emilee Chinn / Contributor, Getty) ...
  2. Notre Dame Fighting Irish. ...
  3. Texas Longhorns. ...
  4. Penn State Nittany Lions. ...
  5. Michigan Wolverines. ...
  6. Florida Gators. ...
  7. Oregon Ducks. ...
  8. Alabama Crimson Tide.
20 Aug 2022

Who is the greatest college football player of all time? ›

Updating and ranking the 25 greatest college football players of...
  • Eric Dickerson, SMU.
  • Archie Griffin, Ohio State.
  • Bo Jackson, Auburn.
  • Herschel Walker, Georgia.
  • Marcus Allen, USC.
  • Tony Dorsett, Pitt.
  • Tim Tebow, Florida.
  • Barry Sanders, Oklahoma St.
10 Jul 2022

Who was the last player carried off the field at Notre Dame? ›

Rudy Ruettiger
Notre Dame Fighting Irish – No. 45
Bowl gamesOrange Bowl (1975)
High schoolJoliet (IL) Catholic
Career highlights and awards
The first player to have been carried off the field at Notre Dame. Played only two defensive snaps recording one sack.
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Who was the first black football player at Notre Dame? ›

In the autumn of 1952, when Wayne Edmonds arrived at Notre Dame to study and play football, he wasn't so much daunted by the fact that the university had never had a Black player on the squad. The western Pennsylvania native was worried about his mother.

Do you have to be Catholic to play football at Notre Dame? ›

Faith On and Off the Field

identify as something other than Catholic. Although all faiths are welcome on campus, the university does not shy away from its roots, as most school administrators in and outside of athletics identify as Catholics.

How good is Tyler Buchner? ›

Buchner was ranked as the No. 11 quarterback in the class and had a composite ranking of No. 65 nationally (at any position).

How did the Notre Dame quarterback get hurt? ›

The Notre Dame quarterback suffered a grade five (of a possible six) shoulder sprain when he was tackled while scrambling to his left late in the fourth quarter. He stood up with his left non-throwing shoulder hanging limply and was replaced by Drew Pyne.

Who will win the 2023 college football championship? ›

Now Ohio State is the co-favorite following huge wins over Wisconsin, Rutgers and Michigan State.
2023 College Football Playoff Winner Odds.
Ohio State Buckeyes+250
Sacramento State Hornets+270
North Dakota State Bison+700
Montana State Bobcats+800
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24 Oct 2022

What bowl game determines the national champion? ›

The College Football Playoff National Championship is a post-season college football bowl game, used to determine a national champion of the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), which began play in the 2014 college football season.

Where is the national championship next 5 years? ›

Atlanta will play host to the 2025 College Football Playoff National Championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, while the 2026 national championship game will take place at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Who is the Big 10 adding? ›

The Big Ten currently has 14 institutions, but the conference is adding USC and UCLA into the fold in 2024. The Big Ten finds itself in a position of great power by adding two powerhouse college sports programs in California, expanding the conference's footprint to the West Coast.

Will the Big Ten expand again? ›

Though the Big Ten reached a historic seven-year deal with CBS, Fox and NBC on Thursday, the conference may soon have more inventory on its plate. The Big Ten may consider further expansion before -- or even after -- its new media rights agreement with the three broadcast behemoths on July 1, 2023.

What is the acceptance rate for Notre Dame 2022? ›

The University of Notre Dame is a highly selective school with a rigorous admissions process. The college has an acceptance rate of 8% and accepts only about 16% of its applicants.

How much does coach Kelly make at Notre Dame? ›

Kelly has spent 12 years at Notre Dame and leaves the program as its all-time winningest coach.
Highest paid college football coaches.
CoachBrian Kelly
Annual Salary$9.5 million
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How many black coaches has Notre Dame have? ›

This matchup with Marshall and second-year coach Charles Huff will mark the first time two Black coaches have been at the helm for a regular-season game at Notre Dame Stadium.

Who is the most famous Notre Dame coach? ›

Frank Leahy (1941-43; 1946-53)

In his 11 seasons as head coach, Frank Leahy amassed an 87-11-9 record including four national championships.

Who is the highest paid college football coach in the nation? ›

Nick Saban remains college football's highest-paid coach for the third consecutive year. According to USA Today, pay for college football head coaches experienced its greatest one-year spike in 2022 — an average increase of 15.3% since 2021.

What is Bill Belichick salary? ›

In 2022, he won Super Bowl LVI, becoming the youngest coach to do so. Bill Belichick is paid $12.5 million per year by the Patriots, with six Super Bowl rings and 22 years of tenure.

Who has the highest paid coaching staff in college football? ›

Yes, a lot of these contracts are similar to NFL deals, and most of the names on top are from the premier programs.
  1. NICK SABAN, ALABAMA: $10,957,000.
  2. DABO SWINNEY, CLEMSON: $10,539,775. ...
  3. KIRBY SMART, GEORGIA: $10,253,600. ...
  4. BRIAN KELLY, LSU: $9,810,000. ...
  5. MEL TUCKER, MICHIGAN STATE: $9,561,000. ...
  6. JIMBO FISHER, TEXAS A&M: $9,000,000. ...
17 Oct 2022

Who will be next Notre Dame defensive coordinator? ›

Notre Dame will hire Al Golden as its next defensive coordinator. Golden spent the last two seasons coaching linebackers for the Cincinnati Bengals. Head coach Marcus Freeman had narrowed down his list of candidates to four quality coaches, but Golden quickly emerged as the top contender.

Who is Notre Dame going to hire for defensive coordinator? ›

Cincinnati Bengals assistant Al Golden hired as Notre Dame's new defensive coordinator.

How hard is it to get into Notre Dame as an athlete? ›

Notre Dame does not hold its student athletes to as tough as standards to get into the school as they do their everyday students. If you can catch or throw a football well, or even tackle or block well then your chances of getting into Notre Dame go up an incredible amount.

How many 5 star recruits does Notre Dame have? ›

Notre Dame now has 16 commits in the 2023 class, including five offensive lineman. Of those 16 commits, one ranks as a five-star (Keon Keeley) and 13 rank as four-star recruits on the composite rankings.

Is Notre Dame hard to transfer into? ›

Notre Dame accepts 22.78% transfer applicants, which is competitive. To have a shot at transferring into Notre Dame, you should have a current GPA of at least 4.07 - ideally you're GPA will be around 4.23. In addition, you will need to submit standardized test scores.

How many 4 star recruits does Notre Dame have? ›

Notre Dame's 2023 class is ranked No. 5 with four top-100 recruits per 247sports, one five-star (Peyton Bowen) and 18 four-stars.

What is the hardest college sport to get recruited for? ›

Hardest Men's Scholarship to Earn
  • Wrestling: only a 2.7% chance of earning a scholarship. Of the 395 programs, 78 of them are NCAA DI offering 9.9 scholarships per team. ...
  • Volleyball: 3.3% chance of earning a scholarship. ...
  • Basketball: 3.5% chance of earning a scholarship.
10 Nov 2021

What is the hardest sport to make D1? ›

The hardest major sport to play in college? For boys, it's wrestling (2.7 percent), then volleyball (3.3 percent) and basketball (3.5 percent). For girls, it's a tie between volleyball (3.9 percent) and basketball (3.9 percent). And that's for Divisions I-III.

Who has #1 recruiting class in college football? ›

Texas A&M's 2022 class is rated as the best in the history of recruiting rankings.

How good is a 1 star recruit? ›

A five-star prospect is considered to be one of the nation's top 25-30 players, four star is a top 250-300 or so player, three-stars is a top 750 level player, two stars means the player is a mid-major prospect and one star means the player is not ranked.

Who is the number 1 overall recruit in college football? ›

The new No. 1 player: Malachi Nelson, the 5-star quarterback who pledged to Lincoln Riley and the USC Trojans this offseason.

Can I get into Notre Dame with a 3.7 GPA? ›

Next, we analyzed the admissions data on the University of Notre Dame. Notre Dame is one of the top universities in the country and at the bare minimum a 3.6 GPA is needed to be granted acceptance.

Is it harder to get into Vanderbilt or Notre Dame? ›

Therefore, the acceptance rate alone is not a good indicator that Vanderbilt University is a better school or will be more difficult for you specifically to get into. On the flipside, University of Notre Dame is easier to get into based on acceptance rate alone.

Can I get into Notre Dame with a 4.5 GPA? ›

You should also have a 4.06 GPA or higher. If your GPA is lower than this, you need to compensate with a higher SAT/ACT score. For a school as selective as Notre Dame, you'll also need to impress them with the rest of your application. We'll cover those details next.

How much is a 5-star recruit worth? ›

According to the study, five-star recruits are worth an average of $650,000 per year to their program.

Did any Notre Dame recruits decommit? ›

On Thursday, Arizona 4-Star offensive lineman Elijah Paige announced his decommitment from the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and its 2023 recruiting class.

How many people get off the Notre Dame waitlist? ›

Most years, we take between 20 and 100 students from the waiting list. Some years, we have taken more; other years we have taken none. Although it's impossible to predict who will be offered a spot in any given year, you may find it reassuring to know that there is no ranking on the waitlist.


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