The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are projected to take on a very intriguing opponent in the latest predictions on who is going bowling where.
Every week, ESPN puts out its latest Bowl projections for where teams are going to play and who they are going to play against. This week’s projections are even more interesting not because Mark Schlabach and Kyle Bonagura have the Notre Dame Fighting Irish going to the playoffs or anything like that, unfortunately.
If the Golden Domers can’t go to the playoffs, then getting to play their former coach would be a heck of a consolation prize. Mark Schlabach has them getting that prize as he believes Marcus Freeman and company will got to the Reliaquest Bowl against LSU.
If the Irish aren’t even going to make it to a New Year’s Six bowl, despite the likelihood of finishing the regular season 10-2, then getting a chance to whip Brian Kelly has to be something that has all Notre Dame Fighting Irish fans drooling.
For his part, Bonagura has the Irish facing Florida in the Gator Bowl. has the Notre Dame Fighting Irish facing Florida in the Gator Bowl. While that would be an intriguing matchup, it doesn’t have the style and panache of a game against LSU.
More Notre Dame Fighting Irish news
- While we wait for Micah Schrewsberry’s first season with Notre Dame basketball, the program announced a tournament it will be participating in for the 2024-25 season. The squad will be playing in the 2024 Rady Children’s Invitational which will feature the Irish alongside Purdue, Arkansas and BYU. Here’s hoping Notre Dame makes some big strides this season because that’s a tough field.
- Whether you think Marcus Freeman is ready for the big time as a head coach, you can’t really deny the man has some natural charisma. That showed up again during a recent press conference when he jokingly went after a reporter for that reporter’s coaching of a youth flag football team. It was a light-hearted moment that showed one of the reasons why Freeman is doing so well on the recruiting trail.
- Sam Hartman made some big changes in anticipation of the game against Pittsburgh this weekend. He shaved off his beard first, and then followed that with his mustache. It will certainly be interesting to see how clean shaven Sam plays.
- In preparation of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish basketball season, One Foot Down is doing film review of the hoopsters. The latest review is of Indiana Mr. Basketball Markus Burton.