Notre Dame faces three straight ACC opponents beginning in late October. The two opponents in November are the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and the Miami Hurricanes. Notre Dame hired Mike Elko this offseason, who was Wake Forest's defensive coordinator the last three years, along with former Wake Forest linebackers coach Clark Lea, but the Deacons return quality players on defense. Miami is one of the more talented teams on Notre Dame's 2017 schedule.
Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell preview both games.