Notre Dame football: 3 most impactful offensive players of the Brian Kelly era

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Notre Dame football has had some impactful offensive stars in Brian Kelly’s run as head coach. (Photo by Matt Cashore-Pool/Getty Images)

The Notre Dame football program has produced some stellar offensive players during Brian Kelly’s run as head coach. Here are the top-3.

Under Brian Kelly, the Notre Dame football team has had their ups and downs on the offensive side of the ball, which has been a little disappointing because of the offenses that he put on the field at Cincinnati. Unfortunately, the quarterback position has been inconsistent and the rest of the offense has followed.

Just look at the 2012 team, who couldn’t decide between the consistent Tommy Rees or the high upside of Everett Golson. They struggled to get going offensively, despite their unbeaten regular season.

Still, the Irish have always had a certain personality offensively under Brian Kelly. They play at the line of scrimmage, producing tons of NFL talent on their offensive line, and they also run the ball well, which is to the credit of that offensive line and consistent running back play.

That isn’t to say the Irish don’t throw the ball around the field, as they’ve had tons of great receivers and tight ends over the years too.

So, out of all the talent that’s come through Notre Dame under Brian Kelly, who has been the most impactful on offense? There’s plenty of options to choose from, and it can be difficult to distinguish between position groups, but these three are more than deserving of their place on this list.

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