Notre Dame football: What’s left to accomplish in the 2021 season?
Run the table
Finally, we get to the bottom line, as the Irish need to run the table the rest of the way, finishing up with an 11-1 record. That would be a monster season in what was called a year that they could have been close to .500, and there is no reason why they cannot win the rest of their games looking at the rest of the schedule.
This weekend, the Irish head to Blacksburg, Virginia to take on the Virginia Tech Hokies in a game that could go either way. Then, they enter their bye week, and you can expect that the coaching staff will make some moves in terms of the depth chart as they look to kick off the second half of the season.
Notre Dame football, sooner or later, is going to need to replace Brian Kelly. Who should their next head coach be? Here are a few good candidates.
During the Cincinnati game, there was a graphic that showed the Irish had a very high percentage in terms of winning each of their remaining games, so the opportunity is there for them to lock down another ten-win season. In 2021, going 11-1 and getting to a New Year’s Six Bowl game would be an outstanding outcome, with eyes on getting back to the CFP in 2022 and beyond.