Notre Dame bye week breakdown: what we know through 4 games

As is often the case when discussing Notre Dame football,

how you feel about the Marcus Freeman-led Irish after his first month at the helm depends much upon your perspective

and what lens you choose to view things from.

Certainly there are justifiable reasons for concern in the short term such as the lack of collective production out of the broad receiver group or the entirety of the Marshall game debacle.

At the same time, there are justified reasons for optimism in the long term after the impressive offensive performance ...

the Irish delivered in Chapel Hill last week and the team's resolve after a rough start to the season.

While there is much nuance to navigate and grey area to ponder when analyzing the infancy stage of the Freeman era,

I do feel that there are some knowns that we can count on as we transition into the second phase of the season.

Let’s discuss them. 

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