The Notre Dame football team has a reputation for losing big games, a narrative the current coaching staff must change in 2022.
The 2022 Notre Dame football team is loaded with talent, and that includes All-Americans on both sides of the ball. Looking at recent 2023 NFL Mock Drafts, the first round could be filled with Irish players, a good indication that the 2022 team has a chance to do something special.
However, for them to accomplish their goals, and punch their ticket to the College Football Playoff, they have to change the narrative around this program. One of the great programs in college football history, the Irish have not been able to win the big games as of late, and that is the current reputation they have.
Under new head coach Marcus Freeman, hopefully, that will all change, as they have a solid roster, and seem to have a new swagger around them. They also have some elite players coming in for the 2023 recruiting class, one that is currently ranked No. 1 in the country, and will still be adding players in the coming months.
Notre Dame football loaded for the long-run
The 2022 college football season is Freeman’s first at the helm for the Irish, even though he stepped in for Brian Kelly for the bowl game last year, a game that the Irish blew a big lead in a loss to Oklahoma State. That continued the narrative that Notre Dame football cannot win the big games, but in fairness, changing head coaches from the regular-season finale to the bowl game is not a common thing.
Notre Dame football continues to stack talent for the 2023 recruiting class, this time landing a talented running back in Jayden Limar.
The truth is, the Irish are going to be one of the best teams in the country, and will likely win double-digits in games, and be in line for a possible CFP run. From there, they have to take care of business, because this is a program that is always going to be in the conversation of a possible national title run but has to now start winning when it counts.
The 2022 team will have the first shot at changing the narrative.