18 Stripes Film Room: Anatomy of a Touchdown

Two seasons ago Notre Dame and Michigan State combined to go 7-17 in hugely disappointing seasons for both programs. Last year both rebounded for combined 20-6 records each with their own double-digit win season and satisfying bowl victories. The Irish win in East Lansing this past September avenged what was a fairly pathetic effort against [...]

By |2018-05-28T10:30:05+00:00May 28th, 2018|Film Room|22 Comments

18 Stripes Film Room: Tony Jones Jr. in the Spotlight

With the recent internet rumor of a suspension for Dexter Williams the Fighting Irish could be facing Michigan on September 1st without 4 out of its top 5 running backs from last year's roster. The lone man standing in the backfield is Tony Jones, Jr. a rising redshirt sophomore who finished 2017 with the 4th [...]

By |2018-05-21T09:56:39+00:00May 14th, 2018|Film Room|27 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. He was blessed to have in his corner such talents as Bobby Daugherty, Kenneth Goldsmith, Richie Harris, and Patrick Baynes. [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:26:14+00:00May 17th, 2017|Film Room|7 Comments

Film Room: The Jet Sweep

Brian Kelly this season has ran more of a "smash mouth" spread (regarding the running game), preferring to run downhill as much as possible through use of inside zone and power plays. This is likely because Notre Dame has struggled with the length of blocks that outside runs require more of. As a perimeter threat, [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:26:53+00:00October 12th, 2016|Film Room|2 Comments

Film Room: The Split Zone & Run Pass Option

This is my first ever football breakdown or blogpost and I’m excited to have joined 18stripes. I’ve been an x and o's junkie for years, so I hope this turns out well. I have made condensed cutups of Notre Dame games in the past and you can view some of my video work at https://www.youtube.com/user/Downinthebend/ [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:27:00+00:00September 24th, 2016|Film Room|7 Comments