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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish returned to national prominence in 2018, making it to the College Football Playoff before falling short by losing to the eventual national champion Clemson Tigers. Notre Dame finished the regular season undefeated and will aim to follow that up with another strong showing in 2019. The Fighting Irish was lucky in some close games and general regression may make it tough for them to duplicate that type of season. Even so, Notre Dame has enough talent to push for double-digit victories in back-back-to-back years under coach Chip Kelly.
2019 Notre Dame Fighting Irish at a Glance
Fighting Irish National Championship Odds: 60/1
Fighting Irish Regular Season Win Total: 9.5
Notre Dame won its early games last season in ugly fashion, which allowed Ian Book to overtake Brandon Wimbush as the team’s starting quarterback. Book was fantastic once he became the full-fledged starter and the Notre Dame offense purred until the College Football Playoff. Book returns in 2019, which is why there are still high hopes for Notre Dame. The skill positions need players to step up, as top running back Dexter Williams and most of the key receivers and tight ends have departed. Notre Dame does return four starters on the line, and this offense should be able to put up numbers once again as long as Book plays as well as he did a season ago.
The defense is the bigger concern, as the Fighting Irish lose most of their big names, including defensive lineman Jerry Tillery. Notre Dame recruits good players so there is talent waiting in the wings, but the defense must be able to jell quickly in order to keep this team among the nation’s elite.
Notre Dame plays an independent schedule and there are some serious foes on the list, including Georgia, Michigan, USC, Virginia Tech and Stanford. The Fighting Irish have a star quarterback but question marks elsewhere, so it is hard to know how this time will look. Notre Dame may be hard-pressed to duplicate last year’s season but a 10-win season would be impressive.
2019 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Schedule
||Notre Dame at Louisville
||Monday, September 2
||Notre Dame vs. New Mexico
||Saturday, September 14
||Notre Dame at Georgia
||Saturday, September 21
||Notre Dame vs. Virginia
||Saturday, September 28
||Notre Dame vs. Bowling Green
||Saturday, October 5
||Notre Dame vs. USC
||Saturday, October 12
||Notre Dame at Michigan
||Saturday, October 26
||Notre Dame vs. Virginia Tech
||Saturday, November 2
||Notre Dame at Duke
||Saturday, November 9
||Notre Dame vs. Navy
||Saturday, November 16
||Notre Dame vs. Boston College
||Saturday, November 23
||Notre Dame at Stanford
||Saturday, November 30
Notre Dame is one of the most successful college football programs of all-time. The Fighting Irish has been recognized as the national champion in 21 different years and claims 11 national titles themselves. Notre Dame was a juggernaut in the 1940s, 1970s and 1980s. The success was still pretty normal through the 1990s but the program did start taking a step back in the 2000s.
Lou Holtz led the team to its last national title in 1988 and several coaches have tried to get it back there in the ensuing years. Brian Kelly had some issues early in his tenure but he has the program in a good place right now. Notre Dame made the College Football Playoff in 2018 and have hopes of making a push for the national championship this season.
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