The Notre Dame football team has a special man in head coach Marcus Freeman, who was recently ranked a top-50 head coach in the country.
Going into the 2022 college football season, there is a lot to like about the Notre Dame football team. They have the potential to be elite on defense and have some interesting weapons on offense, and the 2022 recruiting class could make a major impact.
Looking ahead, the Irish are in great hands with head coach Marcus Freeman, who has changed the narrative when it comes to Notre Dame football recruiting. He has been stacking elite talent for the 2023 recruiting class, and that could lead to the program’s first national title in a very long time.
In a recent ranking of the top-65 head coaches in college football by CBSSports.com, Freeman came in at No. 49 overall, and here is what we think about that.
Notre Dame football coach ranked way too low
Sure, Freeman is entering his first season at the helm of the Irish program, and his first stint as a head coach at any level. However, he has proven that he is the right man for the job during recruiting, and in the spring practices, and the expectation is that the program is not going to skip a beat in Year 1 of his tenure.
Many believe the Irish will take a big step forward, possibly punching their ticket to the College Football Playoff. Ranking Freeman in the top-50 was solid, but I do not believe there are 48 head coaches better than him, even if he is only entering his first season at the helm.
Overall, I would say that Freeman is a top-25 head coach, and could end up being top-10 by the time the 2022 season comes to a close.
If the Notre Dame football team is going to do anything special in 2022, new safety Brandon Joseph needs to be more productive than his predecessor.
The 2022 Notre Dame football team could be one of the top-5 teams in the country when all is said and done, and Freeman’s job at the helm will be a big reason why. Players skipped on the NFL Draft to come back and play for him in 2022, and that is a true testament to what kind of head coach he is, and why, if this ranking is updated next year, he will be a lot higher than 49.