Notre Dame football fans across the nation are hoping Year 2 of Brian Kelly's up-tempo, no huddle offense will yield the results they were expecting in Year 1.
It's probably fairly reasonable to assume that the offense will perform better with a year under its belt and mostly the same pieces in place at the skill positions.
The 2010 Irish offense ranked 66th out of 120 teams, scoring 26.3 points per game on average.
With expectations raised to 2006 levels in South Bend, there will be a significant amount of pressure on quarterback Dayne Crist to turn the 2011 Irish offense into a top 20 unit—one that can score 35 points on any given Saturday.
With that in mind, let's take a look at some projections for the Irish skill position players in 2011.