If someone wants to point at the real reason the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are struggling the last few weeks, one need look no further than Audric Estime.
There is very little doubt that the Notre Dame Fighting Irish season took a turn over the last few weeks. An offense that looked like one of the best in the country has suddenly looked like one that has problems getting anything going.
Even when the Notre Dame football team won, like it did against the Duke Bluedevils, it was hardly an impressive outing. And then of course, there was the rather bad loss to the Louisville Cardinals this past weekend.
While there are a ton of different reasons that people can point to as to why the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are now in a pretty disappointing season, the effectiveness of the running game and especially Audric Estime, going downhill is a big factor.
The big stat that really shows how things have gone sour is this one:
In the first three weeks of the season, Estime had the most first down rushing yards of any FBS tailback for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. In weeks 4, 5 and 6 Estime ranks 115th in the same statistic. The real question is can the Notre Dame football team can figure out why and fix it.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish still waiting on Olivia Miles
While the Notre Dame Women’s basketball team is less than a month away, it doesn’t appear as though they are going to have All-American guard Olivia Miles with them when they start the season.
Miles appeared in front of the media on Tuesday and talked a bit about her return to the court. It appears as though the Fighting Irish are going to have to wait a bit longer to see her really practice again.
Former Golden Domer has a decent NFL night
We’ve talked a lot this year about Notre Dame being “Tight End U” thanks to the way that Mitchell Evans has exploded on the scene. However, he didn’t start that talk and that showed again on Monday night.
Former Notre Dame Fighting Irish star Michael Mayer contributed to the Las Vegas Raiders’ win over the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football. Mayer had two catches for 39 yards. On the season, the former Notre Dame football player has just 3 catches for 41 yards.