Notre Dame Football: 5 things to know for Nov. 30, 2022


How long until the last weekend of August when Notre Dame plays the Navy in Dublin? Oh right, we still have a bowl game to watch while Markus Freeman and his staff have to put the finishing touches on the 2023 recruitment course.

There was great news for Notre Dame football in 2023 on Tuesday, as a key player announced he was officially returning for his fifth year. below to see how the ACC-Big Ten Challenge fares as it enters its last day and check out the equipment a local Notre Dame recruit brought home yesterday and more.

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Basketball Tonight vs. Michigan State No. 20

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Tonight will be the last in the history of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge in men’s basketball as the ACC will play the SEC next year. Notre Dame welcomes the 20th Michigan to South Bend this evening, starting at 9:15 pm EST. You can catch the game on ESPN2.

With six games left to play on Wednesday, the ACC leads the 2022 competition 5-3 over the Big Ten.

For future use, find out how Notre Dame men’s basketball is doing well in SEC all-time competition

Updated bowl projections

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So after a fall full of ups and downs and everything in between, we feel pretty confident that we know where Notre Dame football is heading this postseason. we looked at 10 different bowl projections Yesterday, all but one headed to the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville.

However, which SEC team the Irishman will face remains a matter of debate.

Basic equipment for Major Recruit

Congratulations on your 2023 Notre Dame recruitment [autotag]Drake Bowen[/autotag]. The four-star linebacker from Merrillville, Ind. (Andrean) was named the MaxPreps Indiana Footballer of the Year on Tuesday. Bowen’s senior season was incredible as he racked up 144 tackles, 19 losses, 5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 5 interrupted passes, 3 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery and 1 blocked hit.

Oh, and the midfielder was good on offense too. He recorded 242 carries for 1,784 yards and 26 touchdowns, along with 10 receptions for 228 yards, while finding dirt three more times.

Check out all 25 of Notre Dame’s current commitments in the 2023 recruiting class.

College Football Playoff Rankings Released

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And Notre Dame was ranked 21st nationally, down six spots from a week earlier after falling USC, 38-27. The top ten were distributed as follows:

  1. Georgia
    2 Michigan
    3. TCU
    4. USC
    5. Ohio State
    6. Alabama
    7. Tennessee
    8. Penn State
    9. Clemson
    10. Kansas State

Fair question: If you’re TCU or USC, why not just say there was a COVID outbreak and play the game this weekend? If they are both already ahead of the states of Ohio, Alabama and Tennessee, why should they be penalized by teams that failed to win titles in their own divisions?

Also, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t at least give a little thought to the possibility of playing the Michigan National Championship against USC and I think I’m going to get sick.

Cam Hart is back for a fifth year

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The sound you heard from South Bend on Tuesday afternoon was probably the sound of Notre Dame defensive coordinator Al Golden and possibly cornerback coach Mike Mickens celebrating. Why is this?

[autotag]Cam Hart[/autotag] announced that he will return to school for the fifth year. FROM [autotag]Benjamin Morrison[/autotag] turning into a star before our very eyes, the recent rise in talent and depth that minor Notre Dame has seen should be one of the very best minors in all of college football next year, even if [autotag]Brandon Joseph[/autotag] decides to join the project.

The story originally appeared on Fighting Irish Wire.