The Notre Dame football team will kick off their 2021 season a week from today, and here are three reasons to be optimistic about the Irish.
We are officially one week away from the start of the 2021 college football season for the Notre Dame football team, and we have a good idea of what the starting lineups are going to look like. On offense, it will be a revamp all over the place, including quarterback, the offensive line, and wide receiver, while the defense has some key pieces to replace as well.
As a whole, the Irish are very talented, boasting All-American talent on both sides of the ball, and should be one of the top-10 teams in the country once again. With that said, here are some reasons for optimism in 2021.
Notre Dame football: 3 reasons for optimism coming out of 2021 fall camp
The defense should be elite
We start with the defense, which should not only be one of the best in the country but is one that will lead this team to some ugly wins in 2021. New defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman has a lot of veteran talent to work with on all three levels, and in safety Kyle Hamilton, he could have the best defensive back in America.
Looking at all three levels, there are plenty of guys who have played in big games, and at linebacker, Freeman’s specialty, the depth should be able to make up for the loss of Marist Liufau this past week. Cornerback is a bit of an issue, but Clarence Lewis played well as a true freshman last season, and the hope is that a player like Cam Hart can step up in a big way this fall.