June 1, 2016
While the 2016 edition of Notre Dame football is built to compete for a national championship, the Fighting Irish will need to overcome a couple of weaknesses along the way.
The defense’s performance will determine how long Brian Kelly‘s team will stay in contention, because scoring shouldn’t be a problem for the offense.
Notre Dame needs to pick a quarterback, but it’s hard to say there’s a wrong choice. Granted, the receiving corps is almost entirely new compared to 2015, so the Irish must overcome a transition period.
However, the most important changes on the roster are in the front seven. Notre Dame needs an adequate defense to complement the scoring attack. If that happens, the program could challenge for its ultimate goal: a national title.