In this episode of The Program, we take a look at Saturday's Michigan and Notre Dame game. For the Fighting Irish this is a redemption song, as they look to atone for the way they let 2011's contest slip through their hands. For the Michigan Wolverines this is a chance to get their first respectable win of the season, extend their win streak over Notre Dame and pull an upset.
Notre Dame looks to keep making Everett Golson comfortable in both the run and the pass game after the performance of the offensive line against Michigan State's dynamic attack—expect Golson to be confident.
The running game is moving well and Golson is starting to show an ability to spread the ball around to his receivers. Watch for Brian Kelly to get his quarterback on the edge to throw on the run, something Golson has looked solid doing.
The big matchup here is Denard Robinson versus the Notre Dame defense. The Irish secondary have some issues created through injuries and a reliable throwing attack would do well to exploit the youth and inexperience in the back end. But is Robinson the guy to expose the weakness in the Irish defense?