5 things Notre Dame football fans should be thankful for in 2021

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SOUTH BEND, IN – NOVEMBER 20: Michael Mayer #87 of the Notre Dame Football runs for a touchdown during the first half at Notre Dame Stadium on November 20, 2021, in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

The Notre Dame football team is on the footsteps of an 11-win season in 2021, and here are five things fans of the program should be thankful for.

The Notre Dame football team goes into the Thanksgiving holiday with a 10-1 record, a far cry from what could have been early on. They have done a nice job bouncing back after a rough start and heading into their regular-season finale, there is a lot to be thankful for.

Here, we look at five specific things to be thankful for this year.

5 things Notre Dame football fans should be thankful for in 2021

Michael Mayer has one more season

Michael Mayer is one of the best tight ends in college football, there is no question there, which is why it was so shocking when he was left off the finalist list for the John Mackey Award, given to the best tight end in the country. Luckily for Irish fans, he will have another chance to earn a spot next year, as he has to stay in South Bend for at least one more season.

That is certainly something to be thankful for this season, as he is becoming arguably the best tight end the program has ever seen, which is saying a lot. He is just scratching the surface of how good he can be, and there is still a lot of games left for him with the Irish.

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