College Football Preview: Notre Dame

Adam FisherContributor IIAugust 12, 2010

SOUTH BEND, IN - DECEMBER 11: Brian Kelly attends a press conference where he was named new football head coach at Notre Dame University on December 11, 2009 in South Bend, Indiana.  Kelly most recently led the University of Cincinnati to two consecutive Bowl Championship Series appearances including a perfect 12-0 record this past season. (Photo by Frank Polich/Getty Images)
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Offense

Whenever you bring in a coach like Brian Kelly your offense will be hard to stop. The Irish have a lot of targets on the offensive side of the ball with the best WR in the nation when healthy Michael Floyd, and one of the best TE's in the nation in Kyle Rudolph, they have great running backs in Armando Allen, Robert Hughes and Cierre Wood could suprise a lot of people this year.

Dayne Crist will throw for a lot of yards this year and touchdowns but can he deliver in crunch time and win some games for the Irish this year?

That is remained to be seen.

Defense

They have a new coordinator Bob Diaco who likes to run the 3-4 defense. The linebackers are the most experienced group with Manti Te'o, Brian Smith and Darius Fleming.

The defensive line and secondary will be tested all year and will have to step up in a lot of games this year.

Overview

10-2 for Notre Dame sounds well its a very easy schedule.