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Notre Dame @ tOSU, Sat Sep 3, 7:30PM (ABC)

Discussion in '2022 Football Season Capsule' started by BB73, Jan 14, 2022.

  1. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Kyle Young/Cade Stover man crush. Not ashamed

    '95 game is on BTN right now which is giving me good vibes for the opener. Not to mention, amazing memories
    lvbuckeye, brodybuck21 and zbuck like this.
  2. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU Senior Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    He was telling recruits that?
  3. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    We're not privy to private conversations with recruits, but yes, if that is the message you're giving your team and the general public, that is the message is getting to recruits directly or indirectly.
  4. billmac91

    billmac91 Senior

    He knocked our academics at a Notre Dame booster club meeting.

    He said he was happy he "didn't make the wrong decision twice" in reference to taking the ND job. The implication was that he made the wrong decision coming out of HS by going to OSU rather than ND.

    You can read his statements and quick backtracks here:

    IMO, he made it a point to knock Ohio State to build more credibility within the ND fanbase but also contrast ND from tOSU for recruiting purposes. And it was low class......imagine Jim Tressel reading the comment about "making the wrong decision" the first time?

    Good bulletin board material for tOSU though......hopefully the come out jacked up and ready to play.
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  5. cincibuck

    cincibuck You kids stay off my lawn!

    "All the reporters want to talk about is Ohio State. Did they invent football or something? What about my team?" Lou Holtz, October 1996

    The coaches change, but the message from South Bend remains the same.
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  6. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Kyle Young/Cade Stover man crush. Not ashamed

    Hopefully so do the ass beatings!
  7. Telekinesis

    Telekinesis Easily Amused by the Bitterly Disappointed

    Barely checking in for a week of fall camp and all I see everywhere is “National Championship or bust!” chatter.

    …Can we watch the team take a single snap first? I’d be happy with a win over ND. Let’s start there. Still not a fan of this new generation garbage. Can’t even anticipate kickoff without hearing about post season CFP smack. Something something get off my lawn…

    Beat the Domers!!
  8. Buckeneye

    Buckeneye I lead, you follow.

    In the "new generations" defense, when I was 17-18, it was 'natty or bust', provided we got past Texas first...
  9. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Film Study: A first look at Notre Dame’s offense

    The 2022 college football season is approaching fast, and the Ohio State Buckeyes continuing their preparations in fall camp to hit the ground running in Week 1 of the season. Their first test is a marquee match up against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, who will be traveling to Columbus for Marcus Freeman’s regular season debut as the program’s head coach.

    The storylines are full, and this will be the one game on every one’s radar and an opportunity for both teams to make a statement immediately. With a game like this leading the way, we’re going to start taking a look at all things Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish had minimal staff turnover in the transition from Brian Kelly to Marcus Freeman, meaning last year’s film is a good place to look, and their recent Spring Game is another resource that shows a lot of what the team is going to do from a base sense on both sides of the ball. They also played Jim Knowles’ Oklahoma State defense last season, even if Knowles wasn’t coaching it himself.

    With all that being said, today we’re going to be taking a first look at Notre Dame’s offense under offensive coordinator Tommy Rees. We’ll be looking at Notre Dame’s favorite personnel packages, what they like to do in the run game, and some of their passing concepts to understand how the Irish are going to try to attack Knowles’ Buckeye defense.

    Offensive personnel
    Their quarterback situation will bring on some newer looks and potentially more 11-personnel spread packages. Tyler Buchner is a dual threat quarterback who was used as a gadget player last season to change the pace of the game. At running back, they lose one of their best backs over the last decade in Kyren Williams. However, they return a strong room with Chris Tyree leading the way and some talented players behind him. At receiver they don’t have any game breakers, but some consistent players from last season were Lorenzo Styles, Braden Lenzy and Avery Davis.

    The most talented player on the offense is Michael Mayer, who may potentially end up as a first round tight end in the NFL Draft. He created mismatches all of last season, leading Notre Dame in catches, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns. This group is also filled out with quite a few experienced, big bodies in Mitchell Evans and Kevin Bauman. On the offensive line for the Irish they have a lot of size and this should provide an immediate test for Knowles’ defense and the Ohio State front seven.

    Overall, outside of Mayer, their offense relies on a methodical approach rather than big plays. Expect more of that with a receiver group not known for their explosiveness and a quarterback with limited throwing experience.

    Offensive formation breakdown
    Notre Dame has a quite a bit of versatility in their formations. Offensive coordinator Tommy Rees always has a tight end on the field, and is a strong proponent of utilizing 12-personnel, meaning one running back and two tight ends. Using these big formations allows them to get more run blocking bodies on the field, as well as create size mismatches in the passing game. Similar to Ohio State, Notre Dame will never not have a tight end on the field, especially given the fact they have the All-American tight end Mayer.
    Looking at the first package against Oklahama State’s defensive front gives an idea about how the Buckeyes might line up against Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish line up with two tight ends to the boundary side of the field. Oklahoma State puts their “Leo” over the inline tight end, and has their “Bandit” safety shading over top. Notre Dame likes to use this look to condense the defense and create some confusion with run fit responsibility by creating more gaps to cover. This is a standard base formation that also creates challenges in the passing game, getting tight ends covered by linebackers and potentially smaller players in safeties. From my viewing, this was their most common 12-personnel formation.



    In the second picture, Notre Dame is under center and they are actually in 13-personnel here. As stated, Rees loves his tight end bodies in the game, and this gives an unbalanced look with two tight ends offset off the inline tight end. For the Buckeyes, expect them to utilize a Sam linebacker or a player like Kourt Williams who can match the size and athleticism of the tight ends. Notre Dame does not use fullbacks, and opts for this type of look instead. By putting this many bodies in the box, defenses have to match the numbers. If they dont, short yardage plays out of this formation can turn into much bigger gains.



    Just like Ohio State, Notre Dame will never not have a tight end on the field. In the first look of 11-personnel, the Fighting Irish have Mayer split out into the slot. Oklahoma State brings a safety down to match up against the tight end. They are also bringing pressure against the six man protection here, aligning in man-to-man straight across the formation. This is a standard look for Notre Dame, and one they use often in obvious passing situations. Ideally, they get a mismatch with Mayer or have him draw attention, leaving the receivers in one-on-one situations.

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  10. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Notre Dame Fighting Irish lose starting WR Avery Davis for season to torn ACL

    Notre Dame starting receiver Avery Davis has a torn ACL in his right knee and is out for the season, the school announced Saturday.

    The injury happened during practice Friday. Davis had previously injured the ACL in his left knee in November, forcing him to miss the final month of last season.

    Losing Davis depletes the Irish wide receiver group further, especially in terms of experienced players. Without Davis, only two returning wide receivers have caught more than 20 passes in a season: Braden Lenzy and Lorenzo Styles. Lenzy is the only one with starting experience.

    Entire article:
  11. maximumblitz

    maximumblitz Buckeye Samurai of Big League Blitzkreig

    So there is a chance Buckner will go down in history as interception prone. Hoping for the worst for him. Good time for Ohio State to have a complex defense. Could be time to bring the heat, while coving the TE.
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  12. 3074326

    3074326 Tulsa is the worst city

    This is pretty massive, they were thin at WR before this.
  13. buckeyemania11

    buckeyemania11 HATE, HATE, HATE, HATE!!! Former BPCFFB II Champ '18 Bowl Upset Contest Winner

    ND pass offense was never really a concern. Even less now. Buchner is a fringe passer, more of a runner. It’s going to be all about stopping that.
  14. bigdog3300

    bigdog3300 The G.O.A.T.

    They're thin at RB, thin at WR, inexperienced at QB....let's just pray we've learned our TE lessons.
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  15. 3074326

    3074326 Tulsa is the worst city

    They’re gonna be pretty thin in points here in a few weeks. :dance:

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