18S Films: 7 Highlighted Plays from the Spring Game

We haven't opened the doors to the 18 Stripes Film Room in a while and with actual football (we can call it this, right?) being played inside Notre Dame Stadium recently I thought it was [...]

By | April 24th, 2018|Categories: Film Room|Tags: , , |5 Comments

18Stripes Film Breakdown – Winning Plays Versus Syracuse

I know there's a ton of recency bias in this statement, but Saturday's win in Syracuse had to be one of the top-5 most satisfying in the Brey era. Alstein did a great recap here, [...]

By | January 7th, 2018|Categories: 18S Reads, Basketball, Film Room|17 Comments

2018 Recruiting: WR Braden Lenzy Signs With Notre Dame

Braden Lenzy returned to the fold when he signed with Notre Dame today, during the first-ever early signing window for football. Lenzy first committed to the Irish almost ten months ago, shortly after visiting for [...]

By | December 22nd, 2017|Categories: Film Room, Football, Recruiting|30 Comments

Film Room Live: Secondary vs. Georgia

Our Film Room articles have always been one of our most popular features - I know I've learned a ton from the smart guys on here who actually know what they're talking about with this [...]

By | September 20th, 2017|Categories: 18S Reads, Film Room|16 Comments

Film Room: Iso-Cam – Return of the Fullback

Chip Long came in talking about running the ball. But I was skeptical. After years of listening to Brian Kelly talk about emphasizing the run game and then seeing him abandon the run at the [...]

By | September 5th, 2017|Categories: Film Room|Tags: , |33 Comments

Film Room: Notre Dame Playaction, Naked and Long

Last season, playaction passes were so insignificant that I actually forgot to tally that particular stat for my playcalling article. I have now tallied it and of the around 300 snaps I have charted just under [...]

By | June 5th, 2017|Categories: Film Room|8 Comments

Film Room: Pin And Pull

Last season, for whatever reason, Notre Dame did not threaten the perimeter much in running plays. The biggest “stretch” of the outside, in my opinion, was probably the “give” option of power-read or inverted-veer that [...]

By | May 21st, 2017|Categories: Film Room|2 Comments

Film Room: A Blast From The Past: The G-Scheme

In 1988, a third year coach edged his team to a national championship led by a brutalizing rushing attack. He employed an option-based running attack with dynamic athletes at fullback, running-back, and especially the quarterback. [...]

By | May 17th, 2017|Categories: Film Room|Tags: |7 Comments

Film Room: Decoding the RPOs… And The Option?

The topic of interest for most Irish fans is likely the Run Pass Option (RPO) of Chip Long. They are exciting: you can throw a 20 yard pass on a running play; but also divisive: there [...]

By | May 9th, 2017|Categories: Film Room|15 Comments

The Chip Long ND Offense: Part 1 Intro

“So those will be some new things, but at the end of the day, we're not going to change the entire offense and teach a new system to this group.” - Brian Kelly in December. [...]

By | April 25th, 2017|Categories: Film Room|10 Comments