–—- Tremendous credit goes out to Defensive Coordinator BRIAN VANGORDER. In his 2nd game & 1st Big game as ND’s DC… He was able to guide a Defensive unit to a SHOUTOUT with a volume of YOUNG players, and playing without multiple projected / experienced starters ( Collinsworth, KeiVarae Russell, Ishaq Williams )
—– JAYLON SMITH was a true STUD . 10 tackles (1 for a Loss ) , including 5 UNassisted.
—– EVERETT GOLSON once again looked like one of college football’s Elite QB’s. Especially considering that he was not aided by the effects of a Running game pretty much at all in this game. Michigan loaded the box and forced Golson to beat them through the air. He certainly did that. (23 – 34 , 226 yards, 3 TD’s )
—– AMIR CARLISLE was a true IMPACT player catching the football. 7 receptions for 61 yards and 2 TD’s. He hauled in Tough catches all game. As Brian Kelly said after the game, this was a “statement game” for Carlisle. Kelly also alluded to Amir being the true matchup headache as a SLOT WR that he has been looking for , for a few years.
—– Coming into the season I was expecting Soph WR WILL FULLER to have a role as a potential Deep threat with his Elite SPEED…but through 2 games, he has quickly become a primary target as a Possession receiver as well. Especially in the current absence of Davaris Daniels. In this game he had 9 Receptions for 89 yards with a TD.
—– I came away from the game disappointed, a bit concerned that Brian Kelly / Everett Golson were not able to get BEN KOYACK more involved in the offense . I believe he only had 2 Receptions. Certainly, the Michigan Defense could warrant some credit for that…but Koyack is one of the Best TE’s in the country, and needs to be more involved moving forward, especially against the GOOD teams on the schedule.
NOTRE DAME shuts down Michigan 31 – 0 ( und.com )
EVERETT GOLSON Dazzles in ND shutout over Michigan ( sportsillustrated.com )
3 Things We Learned from ND’s 31-0 Win ( sbnation.com )
Notre Dame gives Michigan a Powerful Parting Shot ( NYTimes.com )
IRISH deliver Final blow in Rivalry ( espn.com )
EVERETT GOLSON Grows towards Potential and so does ND ( usatoday.com )
Brady Hoke said his message to the team was to give
#NotreDame credit: “It was a total butt-kicking.”
Michigan HC Brady Hoke: “Obviously Notre Dame played a very good game and we didn’t.”
Michigan runs more plays and out gains Notre Dame 289-280. And loses 31-0.
An impressive stat likely to get lost? Kelly calling 31 runs, often into loaded fronts. Showed a run game commitment that was rare in ’13.
We gave him the game ball for a reason. What passion! RT
@NickyBaratti: BVG HYPE http://twitter.com/WatchND/status/508447651864805376/photo/1pic.twitter.com/ljS0en3egN
Notre Dame has not turned over the football in its first two games of the season since 2006
#bertschybits #NotreDame as a team is 4th in fewest penalties per game nationally and 3rd in fewest penalty yards per game. …
Kelly on Golson for Heisman: Yeah, let’s put him up for it. Sure, put him in there.
Brian Kelly: “This team’s success is in its youth. … We have embraced that.”
Last time Michigan shut out by a non-conference opponent: 1926
#NotreDame was happy to oblige Michigan’s “one-sided” defense by throwing the ball tonight.
Brian Kelly says Amir Carlisle can match up inside-out against a defense. “I thought he was big today. I thought that was a statement game.”
Brian Kelly said he would rather burn timeouts early to get off to a good start rather than save them.
BK on VanGorder: “It’s not complicated for him, so it’s so easy for him to communicate it to his players.”
Two questions today on BVG’s sideline energy.
#NotreDame HC Brian Kelly: “Oh there’s definitely energy there, but the players provide it.”
#NotreDame HC Brian Kelly: Shumate and Redfield knew it was their time to lead in the secondary.
There’s not a greater place to be in the whole world!!! LOVE THE NOTRE DAME!!
Notre Dame has won 15 of its last 16 home games after starting 6-5 at Notre Dame Stadium under Brian Kelly
Very impressive job Brian Kelly is doing at
#ND. Had some significant staff changes & off-field distractions but 2 dominant Ws out the gate
Great call by Brian Kelly. Screen into the blitz. Touchdown. Good night, Michigan.
Picked UM, but
@EverettGolson and the Irish came to play tonight!! ND up 21-0.
BK offers that Jarron
@Who_GotJones94 played very well — now needs to do that consistently.
“We knew a pass rush was absolutely necessary in this game. That put a guy like Kolin Hill in more of a role for us against Michigan.” – BK
“What else can you say about him? He does everything for us.” – Kelly on Kyle Brindza
Kelly on Brindza: “He’s been really big on flipping field position … What else can you say about him? He does everything for us.”
Brian Kelly on ND’s cornerbacks: We’re getting that aggressive cornerback play. It’s evolving and getting better every week.
#NotreDame HC Brian Kelly on Max Redfield‘s end-of-game penalty that cost them TD: “We felt like in that situation he was doing his job.”
Brian Kelly says that he loved the Will Fuller-Blake Countess matchup on the outside.
KElly says they have to be more efficient in short passing game, also dealing with shifting fronts (blocking for run game).
Kelly: We played with great energy. It’s the mix of personality. Have a lot of juniors, sophs, freshmen — latter don’t know any better.
RB Tarean Folston was landed on by a defensive player. Brian Kelly says it’s a bone bruise and “he shouldn’t have any ill effects.”
Kelly: “Cam McDaniel wants to win a national championship.” I have no comment on this, just stating facts.
Spotted ’15 UCLA TE commit Alize Jones on the sideline here tonight. Unexpected visitor. Teammate of
#NotreDame commit Nicco Fertitta.
Five-star 2016 OL Tommy Kraemer can “easily” see himself playing at
#NotreDame, will be back soon (VIP) http://notredame.247sports.com/Bolt/Five-Star-OL-Calls-Notre-Dame-Electric-Will-Return-Soon-30952880 … #Irish #ND
Fort Wayne (IN) Wayne Top247 2016 DE Auston Robertson used the word “love” a couple time in talking
#NotreDame visit: http://247sports.com/Bolt/Robertson-Loved-It-At-Notre-Dame-30954455 …
Loving Notre Dame…GO IRISH
Greatest game ever Notre Dame showed out 31-0
Most fun I’ve had at a college football game in a while