Nov 9, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish wide receiver TJ Jones (7) runs after a pass reception as Pittsburgh Panthers linebacker Todd Thomas (8) defends during the third quarter at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh won 28-21. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Notre Dame Football - Notre Dame @ Pittsburgh: Positives


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How do we glean positives from a game that virtually destroyed Notre Dame’s 2013 football season? Look really hard. Here are the positives to take away from the Notre Dame-Pittsburgh game from Saturday night:

Winning Is Simple For Irish

It is unbelievable how simple it is for Notre Dame. Take care of the football and win. In Brian Kelly’s tenure at Notre Dame, the Fighting Irish have only won the turnover once while losing (Stanford 2010). Notre Dame is -29 overall in games that they have dropped in the Brian Kelly tenure. Therefore, Brian Kelly should know the formula: take care of the football and win.

TJ Jones Is An NFL Talent

Many people questioned Jones as a primary playmaker coming into the 2013 season. But, through 10 games, Jones has definitely shown speed that was not there in his first three years at Notre Dame. Jones has probably worked himself from an undrafted free agent to a late to middle round pick.

No More Argument About Rees

Although this is probably not true, fans can no longer argue about who Tommy Rees is. He has cemented his legacy as a productive player who makes costly mistakes. So, look on the bright side, there will no longer be Tommy Rees threads about whether it is or is not his fault. This one clearly was.

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