Here's an alphabetical guide to Notre Dame and his first entry into the world of playoff football. The No. 3 Irish (12: 0) take part at 4 o'clock in the morning against No. 2 Clemson (13: 0). (EST) December 29 in a CFP semi-final in Arlington, Texas.
A stands for All-American, and the tsunami of College Football's All America teams has begun. Coney's Irish linebacker Te & # 39; was promoted to Pro Football Focus's first team on Monday. Safety Alohi Gilman was the second team and the defensive duels of Jerry Tillery and cornerback Julian Love were honorable mentions. The Associated Press All America team will be down next Monday.
B is for bars, as ND coach Brian Kelly's coach Alex said last summer would probably end in a coach. If that turns out to be the case, bars got a head start this season. He was coach of the Irish offensive, with the exception of the one scheduled on the day of his operation after suffering a knee injury to Stanford on 29 September.
C is for Career For about two years (2001
D is for Detour. Irish coach Brian Kelly took a long time after a 24/17 win on November 24 at the USC on November 24 before coming home last weekend to clear his garden furniture for the winter. In between, he was able to recruit a lot. And the reaction to ND's 12-0 season in recruitment? "I did not wait in the trainer's offices," he said with a laugh. No, I think if (Nick) Saban were there, I would probably have to wait for Saban. "
E is for Elf. That's the number of playoff wins that Brian Kelly has in the division After three losses in the first round, he won eleven of his next 12 playoff games, including the national titles of 2002 and 2003.
F is for the former Notre Dame defense coordinators, and Clemson met this season on two of Brian Kelly's former DCs Mixed Results On September 8, the Tigers defeated Texas A & M and DC Mike Elko (28-26) .On November 3, they had Louisville and Brian VanGorder, 77-16, opposite Elkos Aggies allowed 115 yards and a total of 492 yards, allowing VanGender's cardinals a total of 413 yards and 661 yards By the way, VanGashion's predecessor at ND, Bob Diaco, has found his way into the College Football playoffs and is the outsider of linebackers in Oklaho ma, after he was fired by Sooner's DC Mike Stoops in early October.
G is for Garth Brooks, who hosted a live concert at the Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday, October 20. When asked about his coaching advice for Brian Kelly on October 19, Brooks said, " My coaching advice for him is: "Do not listen to anyone. "He's fine. Do not confuse it. "
H is home, and Notre Dame has as many players calling Texas in its 2019 recruiting class (Nana Osafo-Mensah and Hunter Spears) as home country, as the Irish are currently scholarship players (Avery Davis and Brock Wright).
I'm for Ian, as in Book, as the only quarterback among the playoff QBs that was not a four- or five-star prospectus and / or a top-100 recruit coming from high school. All four were in different recruitment classes. Clemson's Trevor Lawrence was the # 1 overall prospect in 2018. Tua Tagovailoa of Alabama was No. 53 in the 2017 class and QB # 2 prospect with two threats. Oklahoma's Kyler Murray was ranked number 71 in the 2015 class and No. 5 in the double threat of Deondre Francois, Blake Barnett, Travis Waller and Brandon Wimbush. Book was a three-star prospect that was not among the top 250 rivals, and was the # 15 Pro style in the 2016 class.
J is for the Joe Moore Award, the annual best offensive line awarded by the country. To highlight the importance of offensive lineplay, all four teams in the College Football Playoff are represented in this season's top 10 semi-finalists. Notre Dame won the honor in 2017.
K is for Kevin McDougal, who was quarterback for Notre Dame when the Irish last played in the Cotton Bowl at the end of the 1993 season. The Irish defeated Texas A & M, 24-21, on January 1, 1994. The last and only time Clemson played in the Cotton Bowl was at the end of the 1939 season, while the Tigers defeated Boston College 6-3.
L is for Livin 'on a Prayer, and you've never seen a version of the old Bon Jovi song that's very similar to this title … unless you were in the 2013 version not there. The last time ND played at the AT & T Stadium with Arizona State in the 2013 Shamrock Series, they played some karaoke in the days leading up to the game: https://nyti.ms/2Rz5z8c. This is the only FBS team to have passed fewer TD passes this season than Notre Dame. The Bulldogs produced five.
N is for the Notre Dame Stadium, where the next scheduled meeting between Notre Dame and Clemson will take place after the December 29 clash in the Cotton Bowl. Provided they do not meet in the postseason 2019, the game will be only the fifth between the two schools in South Bend on November 3, 2020.
O is for officials, and the Southeastern Conference will provide them for the national semi-final of Notre Dame with Clemson.
P is for Pittsburgh, a 42:10 loser to Clemson in the ACC championship game on Saturday night, but the only team that wears more than 175 yards against the Tigers this season (191 against 48).
Q stands for Quantity and the amount of allocated tickets for the Cotton Bowl is 13,000. The general stock of cards sold out on Monday.
R is awarded the Rimington Award, which is awarded annually to the best center of college football. Sam Mustipher was nominated as one of three finalists on Monday, as were Garrett Bradbury (US state) and Ross Pierschbacher (Alabama).
S is the seventh, in which ND's final against Dexter Williams would be ranking for rushing yards per game in the regular season (117.6), when he had played in enough games (75 percent) to sign up for the NCAA Statistics to qualify.
T is for Turnovers and Notre Dame had four goals for Clemson in the Tigers – 24 At the last meeting of the two teams on October 3, 2015, there was a home win of 22. The Irishmen outclassed Clemson (432-298 ).
U is unrated, and only 1979 Notre Dame was vacant on both sides of the account in the previous three meetings with Clemson.
V is in favor of Vinyasa, the yoga style, of Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly and has since had a 22: 3 record. His favorite pose? The Child's pose.
W is for Weishfest, an annual fundraiser that provides support and financial support to families with young adults and adolescents fighting cancer. The event took place last Saturday at Merrionette Park, Illinois. The inspiration was Andrew Weishar, the brother of Nic Weishar, Notre Dame, who died of cancer in 2012 at the age of 21 years. On Monday, Nic Weishar was captained by the official AFCA Good Works team in 2018 for his commitment to community service and abandoning the field. To date, the Andrew Weishar Foundation has supported more than 100 families affected by cancer and has provided over $ 600,000 in financial support.
X stands for X-ray, something that the Irish defender Drue Tranquill after releasing no longer needed for his left hand last week for playing and practicing without a cast for the first time since he hit a broken bone in Boston on 29 September the hand suffered.
Y is allowed for yards per game, and Clemson leads the national team as the nation's best team in this category (4.08), while Notre Dame stands eighth in the FBS (4.53).
Z stands for Zero. Clemson QB's Trevor Lawrence and Ian Book have scored the number of teams in the top 50 in 18 combined career starts. They will all find their first December 29th in Arlington, Texas