All the preseason rankings are out and the range for Notre Dame is pretty dramatic. Notre Dame is ranked anywhere from the country’s No.7 team to the Irish with a 7-5 record.
Here is a summary of the rankings, which cites those articles where applicable.
IRISH BREAKDOWN – N ° 5
Notre Dame ranks 5th in my preseason standings for a number of reasons, including a talented comeback roster, a favorable schedule and the fact that in the past four seasons there are no more than five. teams that have shown greater consistency from year to year. than the Irish.
SPORTS NEWS – N ° 6
“The Irish – who regain their independent status in 2021 – suffer heavy losses on both sides of the ball, including quarterback Ian Book. Transfer from Wisconsin Jack Coan has experience, but Drew pyne and Tyler Büchner could push for work. With Brian Kelly, you never know. Ball carriers Kyren williams and Chris Tyree back with tight end Michel mayer. The offensive line and the first seven will need to be rebuilt, but Kelly has managed to retool both sides of the ball each of the past three seasons. Defensive coordinator Clark Lea left, but Kelly managed to shoot Marcus Freeman of Cincinnati. The game against Wisconsin at Soldier Field is an interesting test to see how the interior will hold up on both sides. Cincinnati, USC and North Carolina are also on the program. “
PHIL STEEL – N ° 7
“The Irish have only 9 returning starters and are # 128 on my [Experience] Graphic. They still have RB Kyren williams, a talented OLine but not as experienced, and QB Jack Coan which led Wisconsin to 10 wins in 2019. Notre Dame has six returning starters on D and my No.8 ranked defense in the country to go along with my No13 ranked special teams. schedule but no non-winnable matches either and they could win all 12 matches. The Irish will be much better than most expected this year. “
USA TODAY COACHES SURVEY – # 7
ESPN FOOTBALL POWER INDEX – # 7
ASSOCIATED PRESS – N ° 9
ESPN POWER SURVEY – # 9
“The Irish beat Clemson in the regular season and advanced to the college football playoffs last season, but there’s a lot of production to replace compared to last year’s squad. Quarterback Ian book is gone, the offensive line will have new faces in all areas and the head coach Brian kelly has a new defensive coordinator in Marcus Freeman. Staff brought in the Wisconsin quarterback transfer Jack Coan, who has a chance to start for Notre Dame this season while also battling with Drew pyne and Tyler Büchner. Have a tight end Michel mayer like a big target will help whoever wins this battle, but there are big holes to fill. In defense, linebacker Jérémie Owusu-Koramoah is gone, but the unit brings back the safety of the stars Kyle hamilton. How the new faces come into key roles and help from the start will be the story of what this Notre Dame team looks like this season. “
ILLUSTRATED SPORTS – N ° 11
“Brian Kelly’s recruiting has been consistently good for years now, and that will be a big test for that. The Fighting Irish are a team in transition, who need new faces to become quarterback, receiver, offensive line and offensive line. various positions in Defense Transfer Wisconsin Jack Coan looks like the starter at QB, possessing the savvy veteran Notre Dame enjoyed with Ian book. He has a very good running back Kyren williams and tight end in Michel mayer depend, and the arrival of the Marshall transfer Cain Madden should help consolidate the traditionally strong Irish offensive line. The best player on the team is safety Kyle hamilton. Kelly replaced a defensive coordinator star (Clark Lea) with another (Marcus Freeman, expropriated from Cincinnati). The schedule is rigorous. “
LINDY’S SPORTS – N ° 11
“Even the coach Brian kelly calls this team, with fewer returning starters than any other ranked team, a “work in progress.” But that doesn’t mean a deep setback on his watch. After four years of starting QB Ian Book went to the NFL, Jack Coan transferred from Wisconsin to give the Fighting Irish a chance. And when Clark Lea became head coach at Vanderbilt, Kelly chose a well-respected defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman of Cincinnati. “
FOCUS FOOTBALL PRO – N ° 11
“Notre Dame’s strengths and weaknesses are pretty well defined and similar to last season, but they’re just a little tougher in both directions for 2021. The Irish defense were the fifth-highest-ranked group in the Power. Five last season, and they have every chance of making the top 10 nationally in 2021. Safety Kyle Hamilton, who has one of the best covering abilities of any player in this position, leads this group.
“The big issue with this team is passing offense again, but it’s a bit more of a concern this time around. First, their current crop of wide receivers leaves a lot to be desired. Rising star on the tight end with Michael Mayer, they don’t return a single wide receiver who has a single-season receiving rating above 65.0 under their belt. Of all the FBS programs, Notre Dame returns the third receiver the least productive wide of last season.with a quarterback defying vertical passes in Jack Coan raises major concerns about the ability of this offense to consistently create explosive passing plays. “
ATHLON SPORTS – N ° 12
ND returns to independent status this year after using ACC as a haven against coronavirus. Irish also welcome new quarterback in Wisconsin transfer Jack Coan, which will have to keep the chains moving while a reconstructed offensive line finds its place. “
ESPN SP + – N ° 25
The SP +, which is Bill Connelly’s formula, should go 7-5, but his formula still places Notre Dame in 25th place.
“In a year where apparently everyone is turning over their starting quarterback and 80% or more of last year’s production, the Fighting Irish must replace QB Ian Book and their top two WRs, four offensive linemen All -ACC (!!) and stars at the defensive end, outside linebacker, cornerback and strong security. “
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The alignment of Notre-Dame 2021
Notre Dame 2021 Schedule
Notre Dame 2022 commits Big Board: Offense
Notre Dame 2022 commits Big Board: Defense
Big Board 2022: the running back
2022 Big Board: slot receivers
Notre Dame scholarship offers 2022
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