Notre Dame Football: 3 Bold Predictions for the Michigan Game

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Te’von Coney will have 10+ tackles

2017 was a breakout season for Te’von Coney. One that could have landed him in the NFL. Instead, Coney will play on Saturdays one more season for the Irish.
If this season was anything like last, Coney will be ready to unleash the beast again.

Coney tallied up 116 tackles, 13 for a loss and three sacks last season. Pretty impressive for someone who only started seven of the last eight games.

In seven games the Linebacker had nine or more tackles. In the Citrus Bowl, he was flat out terrifying. Totaling up 17 tackles against LSU. The way he played in that game alone had many sure that he would be bolting for the NFL Draft.

Instead, he decided to stay – and that should scare more than just Michigan.

After this off-season, Coney looks like more of a complete player. Not just a tackling machine, but also someone who’s ready to make an impact breaking up passes and pulling away a few interceptions.

Jaylon Smith would be proud of the improvements Coney has made from his freshman season.

With Coney now moved to the MIKE position, he’s in a great spot to prove just how great he can be.

There are a lot of questions marks when it comes to Michigan’s offensive line. With Notre Dame’s stout defense, there’s a great chance that a lot of pressure will be put on Patterson. Coney is the type of player that can reek havoc if plays become broken.

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With Drue Tranquill in a prime position to have another solid season, there won’t be many places to run for Michigan. Coney is set up well to start this season just like he ended last season.