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Coaches Talk Anonymously About Notre Dame for 2015

Brian Kelly

Brian Kelly

It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches used throughout the offseason or regular season.

In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2015, Athlon asked coaches around the nation to talk anonymously about their opponents.

Note: These scouting reports come directly from coaching staffs and do not necessarily reflect the views of Athlon's editorial staff.

Coaches Anonymously Scout Notre Dame for 2015

“The big thing is just finding consistency on the offensive side because they’re going to have some weapons. Their receivers and their backs are really good, and I think their O-line and tight end group is one of the best in the country.”…

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“They’ll probably get back to being one of the top teams if they can get consistency in quarterback play.”…

“Everett Golson wasn’t a real big guy and he can turn it over. He put the ball in jeopardy quite a bit. They went back and forth in the bowl game (with Golson and Malik Zaire) trying to find some consistency…” …

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“They were trying to adjust to a new system last year. I like what Brian VanGorder does. He attacks. He’s blitz-heavy and tries to bring a lot of different pressures and different looks coverage wise.”…

“They struggled a lot against tempo offenses trying to get adjusted to some of the calls and those things, but I think they’ll be pretty good because they’re big up front and they’ve got linebackers that can really run.”…

“I think they were kind of young in the secondary and those guys will get better. Their pressure packages are pretty extensive.”…