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Film Room: Game Plan – Notre Dame Offense vs. Clemson Defense

Well, it certainly is an exciting time to be a Notre Dame fan. After an undefeated season, the Irish have earned the right to play in the national semi-final. In the build-up to the game, much has been made of the matchup between Notre Dame’s offense and Clemson’s defense.  Clemson will be the best defense [...]

By |2018-12-26T22:21:31-04:00December 27th, 2018|18S Reads|20 Comments

Film Room: Irish Defensive Line Mauls Michigan

It’s been a while since I’ve stepped into the 18 Stripes film room. I apologize for my absence over the last year; I’ve been sequestered in a top secret facility, deep in the Canadian backcountry, training grizzly and black bears to be defensive linemen. Although, I’m not at liberty to share much in the way [...]

By |2018-09-03T21:54:48-04:00September 4th, 2018|18S Reads|29 Comments

Film Room: Elko Brings a New Twist to a Familiar Scheme

Over the holiday season, I took on a little project. I decided I would take a look at the scheme incoming Notre Dame defensive coordinator Mike Elko employs. I charted 111 defensive plays from games against Clemson, FSU and Temple. Through this I was able to get a good sense of how Elko coordinates a [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:26:38-04:00January 3rd, 2017|18S Reads, Film Room|40 Comments

Film Room: Iso Cam – Kizer Throwing Motion

DeShone Kizer has been a bit of an enigma this year. At times, he has looked like a sure fire first round NFL draft pick, big, strong, athletic, confident, decisive, accurate. Other times he has been inconsistent, indecisive and struggled with accuracy. The ups and downs in his play are due to a variety of [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:26:47-04:00November 16th, 2016|18S Reads, Film Room|20 Comments

Film Room: Notre Dame Defense Adjusts

After the first four games of the 2016 football season, the Notre Dame defense could rightfully be described as a raging tire fire. As a result of the horrific performance of the defense, Brian Kelly decided to make a change and fired defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder. After watching the defense play against Syracuse, I’m comfortable upgrading their [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:26:58-04:00October 6th, 2016|18S Reads, Film Room|44 Comments