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Oct. 17, 2016

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

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Page 12 of 55 OCT. 17, 2016 13 UNDER THE DOME THEY SAID IT "When you see a guy, fellow alumnus who has been through it and been in the same seat that you are, you can kind of put everything past you and start to gain that trust." Senior linebacker James Onwualu on new defensive coordinator Greg Hudson "He's high energy, really good with interpersonal communication skills, gets to know all players of- fense and defense, and just has that kind of role as well. His role right now is to be the catalyst for enthusiasm. He's jumping out of the cake at birthday parties, right? He's the guy. He's in that role, too. We've kind of — I want him to be that guy for us, and so he's really embraced that and he's doing a great job for us." — Head coach Brian Kelly on Hudson "The Irish ended a two-game losing streak on Saturday with a win at Syracuse, they have made de- fensive changes and have a quarterback in DeShone Kizer who's good enough to win enough games to qualify for at least a bowl game. Along the way, Notre Dame has a chance to stick a fork in Stanford for good and to humble Miami heading into November." — ESPN's Heather Dinich on why Notre Dame could make an impact on the College Football Playoff "[Notre Dame] has a much longer and more successful history. Notre Dame should be much better. I think they should be ashamed of what they've been for the last 20 years … I think it's an elite job. I think there are six elite jobs in the country and only six. Alabama is an elite job. Texas is an elite job. USC is an elite job. Ohio State, Michigan and Notre Dame [are elite jobs]. … It's a great job. Here is how you can define an elite program — would they win a national championship within two or three years if Nick Saban, Urban Meyer or let's throw David Shaw in there went to those schools? Absolutely." — FOX Sports college football analyst Joel Klatt on why Notre Dame is a better job than LSU "The Irish defense played with a renewed sense of urgency that we simply haven't seen from them over the last few games. They held Eric Dungey to 60 percent passing and Syracuse as a whole to just 3 of 15 third-down completions. They blocked two PAT attempts. And if you watched closely, the guys on the field seemed to play their hearts out for new defensive coordinator Greg Hudson. While Van- Gorder seemed distant on the sideline in previous weeks, Hudson might have set an NCAA record for mid-air chest bumps with his players. It was an infusion of energy they desperately needed." — Aaron Torres, FOX Sports "A 50-33 win over Syracuse was needed, much needed, if only to stanch the bleeding and bad vibes pouring out of that 1-3 start and instead give this program a reason to feel good about itself after a two-game losing streak." — Matt Fortuna, ESPN PHOTO BY RICK KIMBALL OF THE WEEK History. DeShone Kizer's 471 Pass yds today are the most in a win in Fighting Irish history. Notre Dame defeats Syracuse, 50-33. SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) on DeShone Kizer's record performance against Syracuse The University of Notre Dame ® Fine Jewelry Collection Our new website: Toll-free: 1-866-333-3715 950 N.E. Loop 410 San Antonio, Texas 78209 Phone (210) 930-3900 Fax (210) 930-3903 Alamo City Gold & Silver by: Alamo City Gold & Silver Exchange

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