SOUTH BEND, Ind. – For a young team with so many first-time starters – especially on defense – Notre Dame’s schedule sets up nicely into three blocks.
While Notre Dame's secondary had its issues against Rice, the Irish front seven was solid — and senior linebacker Joe Schmidt had a lot to do with that success.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Brian Kelly has a novel concept for how to balance out the youth and inexperience that's permeating the Notre Dame defense.