The season is close with fall camp for the Irish starting yesterday,
the season opener against Ohio State is right around the corner.
There are plenty of reasons for optimism and 247Sports has multiple reasons why the Irish should have a very prosperous 2022.
Find out below a few reasons why the experts at 247Sports like Notre Dame this fall.
Brad Crawford recently looked at which 2022 defenses should be among the top 10 and the Irish were picked as one of them.
Yes, they were just picked at the bottom of this list, but it’s still a very encouraging sign.
Even though Al Golden replaces Marcus Freeman as the defensive coordinator, the head coach is going to have plenty to say how the Notre Dame defense will look.
Crawford mentions defensive end Isaiah Foskey and safety transfer Kyle Hamilton as impact players
The SEC has been the conference that has brought home the most College Football Playoff championship trophies and you could go back to the BCS days as well for their dominance as a group.
Since 1998, the SEC claimed 14 titles, the past three in a row and twelve of the last sixteen.
It’s hard to argue the conference's dominance,but there are some schools that can break through.
The Irish being one of ten that Will Backus chose that could end the SEC’s title run.
Although Backus notes the Irish’s biggest obstacle being the schedule,
“if Notre Dame can escape all that with just one loss – or none – then a potential national championship does not seem too far-fetched.”