1. Get in the backfield. Texas' offensive line was lousy last year, and it lost its most experienced starter and is breaking in two freshmen on Saturday.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Breaking in a new scheme with a thin, inexperienced depth chart proved to be too much weight for Notre Dame’s defense to bear last fall.
If Notre Dame can mount a legitimate playoff push this fall, it'll certainly take more than five players.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — It wasn't a coincidence Notre Dame’s defense allowed 43 points per game without linebacker Joe Schmidt last November.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Somewhere in South Africa over the summer, a van carrying a handful of Notre Dame football players broke down.