Blue and Gold Illustrated

Oct. 6, 2014 Issue

Blue & Gold Illustrated: America's Foremost Authority on Notre Dame Football

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BY LOU SOMOGYI F or only the second time in the last 81 years, the 2014 Notre Dame football team began the season 3‑0 while scoring a mini‑ mum of 30 points each time. On paper, the offense didn't seem broken with its 36.3 scoring average. In reality, head coach Brian Kelly and his staff recognized it still needed plenty of fixing. The house that was the Fighting Irish offensive line wasn't gutted, but it needed some rearrang‑ ing of furniture. First it totaled only 54 yards rushing and 1.7 yards per carry against Michi‑ gan Sept. 6, with no Irish running back Reworking the line and enhancing the ground game are the prime issues on offense RECONSTRUCTION Although the Irish got off to a 3-0 start, their rushing attack — which was 75th in the country at 158.0 yards per game — needs to improve for continued success. PHOTO BY BILL PANZICA

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