2016 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Tickets
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish handled adversity well in 2015, topping Texas and Georgia Tech in the early going, before falling to Clemson in Week 5. The season ended on a sour note, with losses to Stanford and Ohio State, but let’s remember that Notre Dame did all this after losing their top quarterback after only a couple of games. The 2016 schedule looks good for the Irish, with plenty of quality competition, and should be a challenge for a team that will be young and developing during the season.
To begin with, what will Head Coach Brian Kelly do about a quarterback? DeShone Kizer looks like the easy pick at the spot after taking over last season and playing well in a 10- season. That doesn’t rule out some other contenders who may get the nod for the long haul. In the running game, Tarean Folster was a strong contender last season before falling prey to a knee injury and along with Josh Adams give the Notre Dame offense a strong base. At wide receiver, Kelly has what may be the strongest talent on the team with Torii Hunter, Corey Holmes, Corey Robinson, and Equanimeous St. Brown on the field, along with Alize Jones and a returning Durham Smythe at tight end.
It gets tougher on defense where DC Brian VanGorder will have to generate a pass rush better than what he got in 2015. Daelin hayes was a nice pickup along the line, and junior Andrew Trumbetti will have to up his game for the Irish to put heat on opposing quarterbacks. At linebacker, Nyles Morgan will be a big help, and James Onwuala could have his best season. The secondary also gets back one of their better players in safety Drue Tranquill. If Max Redfield is out of Kelly’s doghouse, he’ll be a big help also.
2016 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Schedule
For the second season, Texas opens up the slate for Notre Dame, followed by a string of four home games in Notre Dame Stadium featuring Nevada, Michigan State, Duke and Syracuse. Things get broken up by North Carolina on the road. Amazingly enough, South Bend gets five more home games in a row, the biggest probably being Stanford on Oct. 15th, followed by Miami, Navy, Army, and Virginia Tech before the season finale with USC at USC. Notre Dame Fighting Irish football tickets are a tradition that keeps paying dividends. If Kelly gets his quarterback, those tickets will be a bargain.