Notre Dame football is in shambles. The Fighting Irish suffered an embarrassing loss to Duke on Saturday. Notre Dame was favored by 21 points going into the game and lost 38-35. Notre Dame fired defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder on Sunday, the team announced. Greg Hudson is going to assume responsibilities under head coach Brian Kelly. The Notre Dame defense has looked awful to start the season.

The Fighting Irish have allowed more than 490 total yards in each of their three losses this season. It doesn’t help that one of their best defenders were booted off the team because of an incident days before the season started, but it was up to VanGorder to recover from that and right the ship He didn’t and the Fighting Irish paid the ultimate price. A 1-3 start to the year was not something that was really in the cards for Notre Dame. You can really say that there’s no chance the Irish have playoff hopes now.


Posted by Ryan Gaydos

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