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UHND.com's Notre Dame football and recruiting podcast hosted by Frank Vitovitch and Greg Flammang. Come for the football, stay for Greg campaigning for Kyle to play offense.
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S2E38: Sobering Reflections in the Aftermath of the USC Hangover for Notre Dame Football

Single High Notre Dame Football Podcast from UHND.comNov 30, 2022

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S3:E3: Notre Dame Football Has an OC and a Perception Problem

S3:E3: Notre Dame Football Has an OC and a Perception Problem

Notre Dame officially announced Gerad Parker as the next OC for Notre Dame this week after a very public bungling of their search that - right or wrong - has created a perception problem for Marcus Freeman and the program. Greg and Frank dive into that and a lot more.  Why Gerad Parker deserved a better first unofficial first week as Notre Dame OCs Why Notre Dame made mistakes - regardless of what happened with the buyout Marcus Freeman taking the shrapnel for Notre Dame's swings and misses at Colin Klein and Andy Ludwig Why we didn't love Freeman saying Notre Dame would never be a pass-first offense Frank's slow and painful recovery from witnessing his beloved Eagles losing the Super Bowl in person Why Gino Guidugli was a low-key big move for Notre Dame
Feb 23, 202301:24:29
S3E2: Looking Back at the Good, and the bad, of Tommy Rees as Notre Dame OC; and Looking to the Future

S3E2: Looking Back at the Good, and the bad, of Tommy Rees as Notre Dame OC; and Looking to the Future

Notre Dame is in search of an offensive coordinator after Tommy Rees decided to leave the program for the same job at Alabama. We take a look at the move itself, what it means for Notre Dame, and look back at Rees time at Notre Dame.  Why we think the move was just a bit weird, given what Notre Dame has lined up on offense Touch on the weirdness of the arranged marriage between Rees and Marcus Freeman A few grips about Rees over the years, including misjudging his personnel constantly  Rees the playcaller Why this is a huge opportunity and risk for Freeman   The Eagles being NFC Championships and Frank losing his mind leading up to the Super Bowl  Why the open OC position should be attractive to any aspiring OC Go BIRDS!
Feb 10, 202301:28:01
S3E1: Notre Dame's Offense With Sam Hartman Is Gonna Be Really, Really Fun

S3E1: Notre Dame's Offense With Sam Hartman Is Gonna Be Really, Really Fun

Greg and Frank hoped on the podcast machine this week to talk about the biggest news of the Notre Dame off-season - the addition of Wake Forest quarterback Sam Hartman.  How does the ceiling of the 2023 team change with Hartman? Just how good can the offense be in 2023 with Hartman running the show? Who benefits the most from the addition of Hartman on the roster The incredible job of salvaging a quarterback room that looked bleak just a few months ago Concerns on the defensive side of the ball Where might Notre Dame keep looking to supplement its roster via the portal?
Jan 08, 202301:24:07
S2E40: Hypothetically Speaking, Notre Dame Landing Sam Hartman Would Be Incredible. That and Gator Bowl Prep

S2E40: Hypothetically Speaking, Notre Dame Landing Sam Hartman Would Be Incredible. That and Gator Bowl Prep

The big news on Tuesday was Pete Thamel's report that Wake Forest QB Sam Hartman was in the transfer portal with an eye on Notre Dame as his landing spot. We discussed what that would mean for Notre Dame in 2023 if it were to happen since nothing is official, and things can change in an instant in college football these days. We also discussed: Breakout players in the Gator Bowl How Hartman coming in 2023 could impact WR recruiting  A look back at Notre Dame's team awards in 2022 A general tangent on NIL + the transfer portal and the state of college football Predictions for the Gator Bowl  Frank's horrible holiday travels - or lack there of because of cancelations 
Dec 28, 202201:37:53
S2E40: Despite Signing Day Drama, Notre Dame Hauls in Impact Class From Top to Bottom

S2E40: Despite Signing Day Drama, Notre Dame Hauls in Impact Class From Top to Bottom

Signing Day did not go exactly as planned for Notre Dame. Neither did the day after NSD with Peyton Bowen spurring the Irish on Wednesday and then ultimately signing with Oklahoma on Thursday. Even with the loss of its lone 5-star recruit, however, Notre Dame landed an impact class Notre Dame fans should be excited about. Frank and Greg talk about the class and more.  Favorite offensive and defensive players Should Marcus Freeman change his approach after losing three 5-star commits/silent commits The Peyton Bowen saga Chansi Stuckey being a boss on the recruiting trail Notre Dame landing two Kaleb Smiths Drayk Bowen, future Notre Dame captain giving Greg Manti Te'o vibes. Q&A  This week's beer was Full Stack from Singlecut Brewery since Notre Dame landed a fully stacked class this week.
Dec 23, 202201:31:23
S2E38: Sobering Reflections in the Aftermath of the USC Hangover for Notre Dame Football

S2E38: Sobering Reflections in the Aftermath of the USC Hangover for Notre Dame Football

Notre Dame's late-season surge came to a halt on Saturday night in LA, with the Irish unable to slow down Heisman front-runner Caleb Williams and USC. The Irish had their chances in the game, but critical mistakes doomed their chances. In the aftermath, we reflected on the realities of the Irish roster and where it stands today.  The lack of production at the linebacker position against USC and most of the season Notre Dame's abundance of good players, lack of game wreckers Drew Pyne's near-perfect performance ruined by two brutal mistakes How big the loss of Cam Hart and Tariq Bracy was The continued rise of Deion Colzie Assessing the assistant coaches on the season Lots of portal speculation  Coffee preferences and turkey leftover ideas Lots of Q&A from Twitter Note: this was recorded before news broke of Cam Hart's return to Notre Dame for the 2023 season.
Nov 30, 202202:02:57
S2E37: Notre Dame Blowing Out Boston College is Fun. Can the Irish Keep the Good Vibes Going Against Southern Cal?

S2E37: Notre Dame Blowing Out Boston College is Fun. Can the Irish Keep the Good Vibes Going Against Southern Cal?

Notre Dame beat down Boston College this weekend, and all was right in the world. The Irish are back to beating the Eagles on the regular and the games are rarely close anymore. Frank and Greg talked about how fun that was and how much fun Greg had taking the game in in the pressbox.  The play of Benjamin Morrison Quarterback play - again (note: this was recorded BEFORE the commitment of Kenny Minchey) A lot about what a potential commitment of Minchey would have meant - it all still applies One sad thing about an otherwise great game The emergence of Deion Colzie Notre Dame's chances against USC 
Nov 23, 202201:25:13
S2E36: What Was That? Breaking Down Notre Dame's Near Collapse Against Navy and Looking Ahead

S2E36: What Was That? Breaking Down Notre Dame's Near Collapse Against Navy and Looking Ahead

Notre Dame jumped out to a 35-13 half-time lead only to nearly squander it to a weak Navy team before holding on to a 35-32 victory in Baltimore. It was a tale of two halves for the Irish that was a microcosm of the season. Frank and Greg talk through: What happened to the Irish offense in the second half Why Notre Dame missed JD Bertrand more than Brandon Joseph' The terrible state of officiating in every level of football The development of Jayden Thomas Why Notre Dame fans need not expect perfection from the offense given its obvious faults Braden Lenzy's insane catch  Lots of Q&A Note: We talked a lot about the QB position moving forward at Notre Dame, but recorded before all the news of the Kenny Minchey decommitment from Pitt and visit to Notre Dame this weekend.
Nov 15, 202201:36:09
S2E35: Basking in the Glow of Notre Dame Football's Beat Down of #4 Clemson

S2E35: Basking in the Glow of Notre Dame Football's Beat Down of #4 Clemson

Notre Dame did a thing this weekend - they kicked the crap out of a top-5 team for the first time in years. Greg and Frank had some fun on this one since it had been 27 years since the Irish beat a top-5 team the way they did on Saturday night.  The lads discussed: Benjamin Morrison's other worldly performance Notre Dame's power rushing attack The job Al Golden did keeping Clemson off the scoreboard for most of the day Notre Dame wide receivers (note: this was recorded before the news of Joe Wilkins's transfer) ACC officials - awful at their job Clemson's chippiness Potential impact on recruiting
Nov 08, 202201:32:52
S2E34: Feeling Good About Notre Dame's Performance vs Syracuse Despite Team's Obvious Flaws

S2E34: Feeling Good About Notre Dame's Performance vs Syracuse Despite Team's Obvious Flaws

Notre Dame went on the road this past weekend and beat a ranked team (and the ACC officials) by 17 points just two weeks after a downright dreadful performance against Stanford.  It wasn't perfect, and at times it was far from pretty, but a 17-point road win over a ranked team is always something to be happy about. Frank and Greg broke down: The continued struggles from the quarterback position The emergence of Deion Colzie and why it could be huge for the future Jordan Botelho entering the chat this weekend with a monster 2-sack performance Why Brain Mason should take over playcalling in the red-zone Some criticisms of offensive philosophy and playcalling More talk about the quarterback position beyond 2022 Philadelphia sports just continuing to carry Frank through the up and down 2022 Notre Dame football season but why he needs a lot of naps this week.
Nov 01, 202201:22:55
S2E33: Breaking Down Notre Dame's Missed Opportunities Vs. UNLV and Wondering Where the Play Action Is

S2E33: Breaking Down Notre Dame's Missed Opportunities Vs. UNLV and Wondering Where the Play Action Is

Notre Dame beat UNLV by 23 points last weekend, but the Irish offense had a chance to put up 70 points and ended up leaving a lot of points on the field. Frank and Greg talk about some of the frustrating aspects of the game and look ahead to Syracuse. They discussed. The lack of play action despite Drew Pyne excelling at it Missed opportunities for the offense The quarterback position moving forward and the need for a grad transfer Notre Dame's jeykl/hyde defense  Red zone woes on both sides of the ball Lack of RPOs this year versus other years Tommy Rees role in the offensive struggles Audric Estime's fumbles Philadelphia sports keeping Frank calm and upbeat this fall
Oct 26, 202201:39:43
S2E32: Looking for Answers in the Aftermath of Notre Dame's Loss to Stanford

S2E32: Looking for Answers in the Aftermath of Notre Dame's Loss to Stanford

Notre Dame's inexplicable loss on Saturday to Stanford had Frank in an existential crisis over the weekend, but thankfully Philadelphia sports's recent run of dominance along with Greg's more rational breakdown of what ales the Irish have gotten him through it. The lads talk about what went wrong, not just on Saturday, but so far this season as the Irish sit at a disappointing 3-3 on the year.  Marcus Freeman's role in the loss  Why quarterback play has been the key to everything this year - and why it might not change much the rest of the year Resetting expectations for the third time this season Notre Dame's lack of creativity on defense leading to a lack of disruption  Missed opportunities 
Oct 19, 202201:35:17
S2E31: 10 Years Later Notre Dame Still Stuffed Stanford Despite What David Shaw Thinks, and Now the Irish Are A Lot Better

S2E31: 10 Years Later Notre Dame Still Stuffed Stanford Despite What David Shaw Thinks, and Now the Irish Are A Lot Better

David Shaw hit us with the "many people are saying" nonsense regarding his team getting stuffed at the goalline in 2012 as his program continues to sink back deep into the depths of the abyss of college football. Notre Dame on the other hand has beaten Stanford three straight times and looks for their 4th in a row over the Cardinal and of the 2022 season on Saturday night under the lights of Notre Dame Stadium. Greg and Frank breakdown: What Notre Dame needs to do to avoid a letdown against the 1-4 Cardinal Will Jayden Thomas continue to emerge for the Irish Why the defense is struggling more than we expected Tommy Rees's creative use of the Notre Dame running backs A little bit of news on the recruiting front Why it's fun that Stanford football is bad at football again
Oct 14, 202201:31:27
S2E30: Breaking Down Notre Dame's Win Over BYU and Cautiously Starting to Think Big Again

S2E30: Breaking Down Notre Dame's Win Over BYU and Cautiously Starting to Think Big Again

After Notre Dame's disastrous 0-2 start, the Irish have reeled off three straight wins after Saturday night's 28-20 win over #16 BYU.  Even with the win though, Notre Dame still has a lot of work to do in October before its November gauntlet.  How much higher is Drew Pyne's ceiling Breakdowns in the secondary are making Greg mad Jayden Thomas's breakout - sustainable or one-game blip? Blake Fisher's progression  Notre Dame's lack of pass rush Why Notre Dame isn't getting much out of their linebackers
Oct 10, 202201:25:24
S2E29: Feeling Cool and Confident Heading into Notre Dame's Vegas Showdown with BYU

S2E29: Feeling Cool and Confident Heading into Notre Dame's Vegas Showdown with BYU

Notre Dame is back in action this weekend after an early season bye week, facing off against #16 BYU in Vegas. Frank and Greg are both feeling eerily confident heading into the matchup.  Why Notre Dame should win the game BYU's defensive deficiencies  Tobias Merriweather's potential path to playing time Some concern over how Marcus Freeman will handle his first bye-week prep Anything to worry about with the game in Vegas? (Note: this was recorded before news of Jacob Lacey's transfer news otherwise, it would have been covered)
Oct 07, 202201:25:27
S2E28: Reevaluating Notre Dame Football's Ceiling & Floor After Offensive Outburst in Carolina

S2E28: Reevaluating Notre Dame Football's Ceiling & Floor After Offensive Outburst in Carolina

Notre Dame finally had the kind of offense performance we've been waiting for, but it came against one of the worst defenses in the entire country, statistically speaking. We break down what's sustainable and can carry over into Notre Dame's next game in two weeks and reevaluate what the floor and ceiling of this team might be. Drew Pyne's big game and reason for optimism Audric Estime, human bowling ball Breakdowns in the secondary that had Greg very upset Discussing whether or not Notre Dame needs more from the WRs Why UNC's defensive gameplan was so, so bad Tommy Rees finding the fun plays 
Sep 27, 202201:32:51
S2E27: Notre Dame Got Its First Win, But Where Does the Offense Go From Here?

S2E27: Notre Dame Got Its First Win, But Where Does the Offense Go From Here?

Greg and Frank were back in action to break down Notre Dame's first win of the season - and first of the Marcus Freeman era. While winning is always better than losing, there is still quite a bit of work ahead of the lads for the rest of the season - especially on offense. Frank and Greg talk about that and more: Tommy-Gate: Big neal or necessary move to wake up a stumbling QB? If/when we'll see the WRs more involded Chris Tyree: good at football Jacob Lacey: also good at football The inaugural "Did Their [bleeping] job" awards for offense, defense, special teams, and coaching Signs of life from the OL
Sep 19, 202201:30:44
S2E26: Notre Dame-Cal Preview: It's Pyne for Notre Dame To Get Their First Win

S2E26: Notre Dame-Cal Preview: It's Pyne for Notre Dame To Get Their First Win

Frank recorded solo this week to preview Notre Dame's matchup with Cal, and the first career start for Irish junior quarterback Drew Pyne. The Irish are off to a much worse start to the season than anyone could have imagined, but Frank finds some reason to believe things can start to turn around this weekend. Expectations for Drew Pyne's first career start Some players Notre Dame needs to get more involved on offense Why the strengths of the Cal defense align somewhat well with Notre Dame's A misconception of Drew Pyne that could be broken this weekend Why Notre Dame has to be patient on offense  Reason to believe the Irish defense will have it's best outing
Sep 16, 202201:25:56
S2E25: Marshall Game Aftermath and Revising Expectations for Notre Dame Football in 2022

S2E25: Marshall Game Aftermath and Revising Expectations for Notre Dame Football in 2022

Frank and Greg discussed the aftermath of the Marshall game and where Notre Dame goes from here under first-year head coach Marcus Freeman. The lads discuss: Officially launching the Drew Pyne fan club Why what Notre Dame is doing offensively right now just doesn't make much sense Getting Chris Tyree more touches Dispelling any cupboard being bare notions Revised expectations for the season A delicious IPA from Treehouse 
Sep 13, 202201:44:23
S2E24: Previewing Notre Dame Football's Home Opener and Being Delusionally Optimistic

S2E24: Previewing Notre Dame Football's Home Opener and Being Delusionally Optimistic

Greg and Frank preview Notre Dame's home opener against Marshall this weekend while Greg comes around to Notre Dame scoring a lot of points after predicting the Irish would only score 31 on our last pod. The lads talk about the offense a lot with most of the questions this week pertaining to an offense that scored 10 points last weekend. They discuss: Marc Will Notre Dame air it out more this weekend?  Who will lead Notre Dame in rushing? Will Notre Dame have a 100-yard receiver or maybe more than one this weekend? Thoughts on Jarrett Patterson possibly playing against Marshall Marcus Freeman playing to the fanbase with his first few press conferences
Sep 09, 202257:54
S2E24: Breaking Down Notre Dame Football's Week 1 Loss and Still Looking Ahead Optimistically

S2E24: Breaking Down Notre Dame Football's Week 1 Loss and Still Looking Ahead Optimistically

Greg and Frank break down the week one loss to Ohio State now that Frank is back state-side and working on normal hours. We talk about the opportunities lost for the Irish, but why we're still cautiously optimistic about the rest of the season following the close loss on the road at the Horseshoe. We discuss: Why the offensive line was the biggest concern coming out of week 1 Why the defensive line was a close second in terms of concern for Notre Dame moving forward How impressed we were with sophomore QB Tyler Buchner Thoughts on the RB rotation moving forward How good both Jaden Mickey and Benjamin Morrison were and are going to be Why we both hate the double safety blitz in any circumstance
Sep 06, 202201:33:39
S2E23: Previewing Notre Dame's Season Opener Against Media Crowned Preseason Champs Ohio State

S2E23: Previewing Notre Dame's Season Opener Against Media Crowned Preseason Champs Ohio State

Frank had to pod solo this week to preview the season opener against Ohio State, but that didn't stop him from holding back on the media's crowning of Ohio State this season as some unbeatable team coming off a 2-loss campaign in 2021. Frank broke down the matchup by covering topics such as: Tyler Buchner's first career start & Marcus Freeman's first regular season game on the road in Columbus not being ideal Why Notre Dame has an advantage in the trenches Position flexibility of Notre Dame's front seven  How Notre Dame's secondary will determine the outcome Specific players to watch this week
Sep 01, 202201:05:07
S2E22: Notre Dame Football 2022 Over/Unders, Prop Bets, and Predictions

S2E22: Notre Dame Football 2022 Over/Unders, Prop Bets, and Predictions

We spent the last week of Notre Dame's off-season before our first game week of the season to dive into a slew of Notre Dame football prop bets, over/unders, and predictions provided to us by our friends over at OneFootDown.  We tackled questions such as: Which freshman scores first this year for Notre Dame? Who leads the Irish in rushing yards & TDs this year - a RB or Tyler Buchner? Will Tobias Merriweather have a better freshman season than Lorenzo Styles did in 2021? Who makes the playoffs and who are the Heisman finalists? Who is the next Notre Dame villain this year? Will Buchner have a 3:1 TD/INT ratio? And a whole lot more. Buckle up, because this was a fun one. 
Aug 24, 202201:40:49
S2E20: Notre Dame's Offensive Versatility Remains Strong, Mind Boggling Wing Takes, and More

S2E20: Notre Dame's Offensive Versatility Remains Strong, Mind Boggling Wing Takes, and More

Frank and Greg return to action this week to talk about why the Notre Dame offense is versatile enough to sustain the loss of Avery Davis, even though the injury is devastating for Davis as an individual. In addition, they dove into over an hour's worth of Q&A from listeners, which revealed a mind-boggling take on wings by Greg which had Frank reconsidering so much.  We aren't talking about Braden Lenzy enough but he could have a huge year Why we'll see more 21 and 12 personnel from the Irish offense Why it made sense for Tyler Buchner to be named QB1 now Ranking some of the best players from the last decade of Notre Dame football - JOK, Manti, or Jaylon Smith for instance. A hypothetical involving replacing 1 current starter with 1 current commitment Our most memorable Notre Dame games we've been to
Aug 16, 202201:47:05
S2E19: Notre Dame Football Heads Into Fall Camp on a Recruiting Heater

S2E19: Notre Dame Football Heads Into Fall Camp on a Recruiting Heater

Notre Dame decided to head into fall camp for 2022 on another hot streak on the recruiting trail. The Irish picked up a huge commitment on Thursday night and are expecting two more before the weekend is over. Frank podded solo this week but held down the fort.  Why landing a recruiting in Bayou Brian's backyard was so sweet What adding Ben Minish and Dylan Edwards would mean for the class Poaching season is here with all the big boys coming after Keon Keeley and Peyton Bowen Players that have Frank excited with fall camp starting Why the defensive line, linebacker, and offensive line positions should have Notre Dame fans excited for this season Lots of Q&A 
Aug 05, 202201:18:18
S2E18: Mixed Reactions to Shamrock Series Jerseys, The Big 10 is Annoying and more with Special Guest Ryan Ritter

S2E18: Mixed Reactions to Shamrock Series Jerseys, The Big 10 is Annoying and more with Special Guest Ryan Ritter

With Greg unavailable this week, Frank is joined by Ryan Ritter (@ndtex) from Her Loyal Sons. Ryan dusted off his Notre Dame podcasting mic after retiring from the HLS pod after last season to talk about the Shamrock Series jerseys and rant about the Big 10 along with a whole lot more.  Talking about the quarterback depth chart after Tyler Buchner Players deep down the depth chart that will open eyes Begging Under Armour to release the Marcus Freeman collection Why the Notre Dame OL will step up in big games this year (and it's not just b/c of Harry) Lots and lots of snack talk Preferred game watch environments Special thanks to Ryan for joining us this week!
Jul 30, 202201:40:02
S2E17: Position Groups We'll Be Watching with Notre Dame Football Fall Camp Around the Corner

S2E17: Position Groups We'll Be Watching with Notre Dame Football Fall Camp Around the Corner

Fall camp is just two weeks away for Notre Dame football, meaning we're inching closer and closer to the start of the 2022 Notre Dame football season.  This week we talked the position groups we'll be watching heading into fall camp as the Irish begin prep for Ohio State and the rest of the 2022 schedule. Why field corner and slot corner are two of the few unsettled positions Will Jaden Mickey push upperclassmen and force his way on the field? Depth at linebacker and defensive line being the best its been in years for Notre Dame Why some reserve front seven players would have started in some other years at Notre Dame Obvious depth concerns at receiver and whether or not Tobias Merriweather forces his way onto the field Why every hinges on Tyler Buchner's progression Floor and ceiling projections for the Irish Biblical breakfast burritos in Southern Cal An impassioned 5-minute burger rant from Greg  Lots of more Q&A
Jul 22, 202201:35:22
S2E16: Calling Out the National Media's BS Takes on Notre Dame Independence; Talking Notre Dame's Best/Worst Jerseys

S2E16: Calling Out the National Media's BS Takes on Notre Dame Independence; Talking Notre Dame's Best/Worst Jerseys

We officially celebrated Independence Day a little here at UHND with a pod devoted to calling out the national media for the BS takes on Notre Dame's independence and spent a good amount of time talking about beer, brats, and BBQs.  Dismissing more clickbait from The Athletic The best & worst Notre Dame Shamrock Series jerseys Always Green or Never Green debate Questions on the Notre Dame RB room that has mounting injuries Lots of food and beverage-related questions
Jul 15, 202201:28:57
S2E15: Conference Collision Course? Notre Dame's Independence Being Threatened

S2E15: Conference Collision Course? Notre Dame's Independence Being Threatened

Notre Dame football's independence status feels like it's in a perilous state at the moment with conference realignment potentially sending the Irish on a collision course with either the B1G or ACC in the near future.  We talked at length about the pros and cons of each and how we think this all plays out. We also dove into the commit-a-palooza that happened last week.  Greg has a rational take on which conference he'd prefer (if forced into one) while Frank's rationale is a whole lot pettier How surprised we both were with the suddenness of USC & UCLA's move Why we don't like where all this is headed Notre Dame's five massive commitments in six days  Some bad news on the recruiting front re: Jason Moore and Richard Young A multiple QB system in 2022 or nah? Lots of Q&A
Jul 06, 202201:25:02
S2E14: Reassessing Notre Dame QB Recruiting with Dante Moore Trending to Oregon

S2E14: Reassessing Notre Dame QB Recruiting with Dante Moore Trending to Oregon

The signs were not looking good for Notre Dame with Dante Moore for the last few weeks following the commitment of CJ Carr to Notre Dame.  Now it looks like Dante Moore is trending heavily to Oregon leaving Notre Dame to reassess its 2023 QB recruiting.  We dove into that and a whole lot more this week.  Why no Notre Dame fan should really be surprised Moore looks to be headed elsewhere Why CJ Carr is doing the things you want a 5-star QB commit to do Could Carr reclassify for 2023 and if so, what are the implications? Other recruiting news as Notre Dame is on the verge of a number of commitments Lots of Q&A
Jun 25, 202201:13:58
S2E13: Dismissing Ohio State's Overreactions, Diving Into Recruiting, and the Perfect Gameday, Opponent Inspired Burritos

S2E13: Dismissing Ohio State's Overreactions, Diving Into Recruiting, and the Perfect Gameday, Opponent Inspired Burritos

We thought we'd just talk some recruiting this week on the pod, but Ohio State fans got all upset over Dennis Dodd and CBS misquoting Marcus Freeman so we had to address their overreactions, but still managed to talk lots of recruiting and lots and lots of snacktalk.  Why the whole Freeman/OSU academic nonsense was just that - nonsense Looking back at Notre Dame's monster official visits weekend  A somewhat deep dive into the Caleb Downs recruitment Richard Young's official visit and why Freeman's Ferrari is cooler than BK's Tesla Previewing another big recruiting weekend Crafting the perfect burrito for every away game this year based on the opponents food specialties Lots more Q&A
Jun 17, 202201:32:11
S2E12: Notre Dame Lands its Most Important Commit in Years and Michigan Fans Are In Denial

S2E12: Notre Dame Lands its Most Important Commit in Years and Michigan Fans Are In Denial

Notre Dame landed its first 5-star commitment in almost a decade on Thursday and he just so happens to be a Michigan legacy who did not have much interest in playing football in the state of Michigan. We broke down the commitment of CJ Carr and what it means for Notre Dame football.  Why the early commitment of Carr is massive for Notre Dame What is Notre Dame getting in Carr as a player  What might follow for the Irish in the wake of Carr's commitment What does all of this mean for Notre Dame's '23 recruiting - specifically Dante Moore Should Notre Dame start targeting more quarterbacks instead of being all-in on Moore Breaking down why Michigan fans are in their denial stage of grieving at this point
Jun 10, 202201:01:33
S2E11: How Much Better Will the Notre Dame Defense Be in 2022?

S2E11: How Much Better Will the Notre Dame Defense Be in 2022?

Last week we took a look at each position on offense and broke down which will be better or worse.  We did the same on defense this week, but spoiler alert: we think the defense is going to be quite a bit better this year versus the 2021 version.  The question is how much?\ Does Isaiah Foskey get the single-season and/or career sack record? How will linebacker shake out and where does Jordan Botelho play?  How does Notre Dame overcome the loss of Kyle Hamilton? Lots and lots of snack talk  Which Notre Dame season we'd watch on a deserted island if we could only pick one since 2000 Why does Notre Dame struggle to land elite skill position players? 
May 31, 202201:36:36
S2:E10: Notre Dame Football's Offense in 2022 - Better or Worse?

S2:E10: Notre Dame Football's Offense in 2022 - Better or Worse?

On this week's pod, we go position by position on the offensive side of the ball and debate which positions will be better or worse in 2022.   How do coaching changes impact which positions will be better or worse? Is Notre Dame's ceiling at QB a lot higher but its floor a lot lower? Can depth overcome the loss of a high-end talent like Kyren Williams at RB? Numbers aren't great at receiver, but with injuries to returning players will WR be better or worse? Q&A Favorite sports movies of all-time  Ideal RB & WRs for this year's class More q's on Dante Moore One play, outcome, or event that if there was a different outcome would have led to a championship
May 21, 202201:32:16
Podcast: Notre Dame Football Recruiting Heating Up and Heading Into the Off-Season

Podcast: Notre Dame Football Recruiting Heating Up and Heading Into the Off-Season

Greg and I finally got back behind the microphones to record the latest episode of Single High.  We spent a large portion of the pod talking about Notre Dame football recruiting heating up after the commitment of Devan Houstan and some likely upcoming commitments in the next month or two. Comparing the DL class of 2023 to recent strong classes from 2011, 2016, and 2019. Wide receiver recruiting starting to come into picture Why we aren't concerned about the offense post-spring football Notre Dame's somewhat disappointing 2022 NFL Draft results and looking ahead to the 2023 NFL Draft Impact freshmen for 2022 Top 3 pot luck dishes Top picks from the Marcus Freeman Under Armour spring collection
May 13, 202201:26:11
S2E8: Bayou Brian Keeps Talking, Notre Dame's No Margin for Error QB Recruiting, and Calling Out the Hamilton Draft Slander

S2E8: Bayou Brian Keeps Talking, Notre Dame's No Margin for Error QB Recruiting, and Calling Out the Hamilton Draft Slander

Back-to-back weeks for us here at Single High as we continue to get closer and closer to the 2022 Blue & Gold game. This week our old pal Bayou Brian gave us more material, but so did Notre Dame's recruiting at the ever-critical QB position.  The Kyle Hamilton draft slander continues and Greg has had enough Why does BK keep talking about Notre Dame and why is he so awkward now? Breaking down Notre Dame's all-in approach with Dante Moore and thoughts on how it plays out Positions we think take big steps forward in 2022 Plenty of Q&A
Apr 15, 202201:24:02
S2E7: Brian Kelly Makes More Recruiting Excuses While Marcus Freeman, Notre Dame Continue to Thrive

S2E7: Brian Kelly Makes More Recruiting Excuses While Marcus Freeman, Notre Dame Continue to Thrive

The podcast returned just in time to weigh in on Brian Kelly's mini media tour in which he made excuses for his failures on the field and on the recruiting trail at Notre Dame while simultaneously saying he will be recruiting less at LSU than he did at Notre Dame.  Bold move, Brian.  While Kelly told anyone in the media who would listen about how he didn't like spending time recruiting at Notre Dame, Marcus Freeman and Notre Dame continue to thrive on the recruiting trail with momentum building for their already #1 overall ranked class. Brian Kelly's lame excuses and loser mentality he displayed in AP & CBS articles Dante Moore and how he could be the linchpin for a monster class for Notre Dame Notre Dame's decision to add FCS Tennessee State and why it doesn't really bother us at all Graduate-transfer DT Chris Kelly and what it means for the Notre Dame defense Addressing the Kyle Hamilton draft slander Q&A
Apr 08, 202201:30:15
S2E6: Notre Dame Football Spring Practice Players to Watch When There's Something to Watch

S2E6: Notre Dame Football Spring Practice Players to Watch When There's Something to Watch

After a long hiatus, the boys are back to podding on Single High.  WIth spring practice fully underway and recruiting heating up, there was not a shortage of topics for the lads to discuss. Spring Access - Less video and access seems to be happening while access to playeres and coaches has done a reversal from the BK era Linebackers - Where does everyone fit in, how will reps be split, and will the group look a lot different this year? Kyle Hamilton draft destinations - Please just let it be anywhere by the NY Giants for my own sanity Secondary - Which young corners step up this spring with Cam Hart out and Notre Dame in need of more playmakers Quarterbacks - because is it even a Notre Dame podcast right now if you're not talking about the quarterbacks Notre Dame & NIL - Is Notre Dame doing enough - or anything really - to keep up with the NIL arms race Breakout Players - Greg is on the verge of a bold prediction for an offensive player Under the Radar Players - Look for Mitchell Evans to have a big role this year even though he's not talked about a lot right now Plenty of Q&A
Mar 25, 202201:28:30
S2E5: Looking Back and Laughing at Our 2021 Notre Dame Predictions with Ashton Pollard

S2E5: Looking Back and Laughing at Our 2021 Notre Dame Predictions with Ashton Pollard

Last summer we were joined by Ashton Pollard, now of Blue and Gold Illustrated fame, to make some 2021 Notre Dame football predictions.  This week we looked back at all those predictions and laughed at ourselves a little bit.   Marist Liufau - Frank's greatest prediction that never was Kevin Austin playing up to some pre-season optimism despite a rough start to the year One last "play Kyle on offense" rant from Greg (spoiler alert: it probably won't be the last) Really Toledo?  Looking back on why that was the worst game of the year in so many ways Who saw Florida State scoring the most points on Notre Dame in the pre-season?  No one.  No one did.   More thoughts on Al Golden as Notre Dame's defensive coordinator What were we thinking with all our OL optimism in the pre-season? What is our top culinary food travel destination? How bad all of our pre-season Heisman finalist predictions were
Feb 24, 202201:51:40
S2E4: Notre Dame Has a Full Staff and We Like.  We Like it A lot.

S2E4: Notre Dame Has a Full Staff and We Like. We Like it A lot.

More than two months after Bayou Brian's abrupt departure from Notre Dame, the Fighting Irish finally have a full coaching staff and we're fans of what Marcus Freeman put together.  We broke down the staff, answered some questions, and had some fun talking Irish football.  What Al Golden brings to the table for Notre Dame How much turnover would their have been even if Brian Kelly stayed at Notre Dame? How big of a recruit is Dante Moore for Notre Dame? Who is Notre Dame from any time period that you would add to the 2021 Irish if you could? Notre Dame being a "dad joke" program to being the "cool uncle" program with the new staff.  Why it was important that Marcus Freeman went outside his circle to complete the staff Over/under of Notre Dame football players getting draft in April What is the one meal both of us wish we could master?
Feb 17, 202201:34:40
S2:E3: Breaking Down Strengths & Weaknesses of Notre Dame Football's Almost Complete Staff and Much More

S2:E3: Breaking Down Strengths & Weaknesses of Notre Dame Football's Almost Complete Staff and Much More

We returned this week after a week off thanks to a hellacious week of work for Frank so there was a lot to talk about.  Notre Dame has two new assistants since the last pod and still needs a DC while USC's Lincoln Riley said some dumb things this week that will make it easy to dislike him. Here's a rundown of everything we covered this week.  Some concerns with the relatively young age of the Irish coaching staff Forget projecting 2022 starters, we looked ahead to 2023 What's up with the DC search? What early enrollees we're most excited about How did Notre Dame's interior DL play relative to expectations in 2021? What to expect from Tyler Buchner in 2021 Our favorite songs from Encanto (thanks to a listener's question) Lincoln Riley's ridiculously hypocritical comments on the transfer portal Notre Dame and NIL
Feb 04, 202201:44:28
S2E2: Has Notre Dame Upgraded It's Coaching Staff So Far and How Do They Finish It Off?

S2E2: Has Notre Dame Upgraded It's Coaching Staff So Far and How Do They Finish It Off?

Frank and Greg are back this week to talk through the latest developments with the Notre Dame coaching staff as Marcus Freeman works on finishing off his first staff as the head coach at Notre Dame.  The lads discuss: Has Notre Dame improved overall with the four hires so far? How much fun was Notre Dame football in 2021? Thoughts on the departure for Lance Taylor and how the DC hire could impact the profile Notre Dame looks for at RB coach Why Frank is a big fan of Doug Belk for the next DC Should Freeman be more hands-on with the defense moving forward and how that impacts the DC search The wide receiver room because of course we have to discuss it until Notre Dame adds help Q&A
Jan 19, 202201:21:24
S2E1: Breaking Down Notre Dame Football's Wild Off-Season

S2E1: Breaking Down Notre Dame Football's Wild Off-Season

It's been a wild news cycle for Notre Dame football since the lads last spoke.  Greg and Frank break down all of the good and bad that's happened to Notre Dame football this off-season with an eye on the future. Why the return of Isaiah Foskey is so big for Notre Dame What the return of Jarrett Patterson does for the Irish OL Why Mike Elston leaving was so shocking, but what opportunity does it open up for the Irish Why Notre Dame fans would be wise to be cautiously optimistic about Chansi Stuckey  What Harry Hiestand brings to Notre Dame but a reminder it wasn't all sunshine and rainbows in his first stint What safety transfer Brandon Joseph brings to the Irish defense Where Notre Dame might look in its DC search with Jon Heacock out of the mix.  Buckle up Irish fans because we covered a lot and Frank drank a 10% triple IPA.  
Jan 14, 202201:25:16
E44: Breaking Down Notre Dame's Fiesta Bowl Collapse And Looking Ahead to 2022

E44: Breaking Down Notre Dame's Fiesta Bowl Collapse And Looking Ahead to 2022

The Fiesta Bowl was a whole lot of fun for about 29 minutes and then turned into a disaster for Notre Dame and Marcus Freeman.  The Irish were so close to finally snapping the stupid BCS/NY6 bowl streak but came up short again.  Frank and Greg break it all down in the season finale of Single High while keeping an eye on what is still a bright future for the program.  What went wrong defensively for Notre Dame Why any Jack Coan slander is just nonsense right now Blake Fisher being a damn superhero and how bright of a future the OL has  Any reasons to be concerned with Marcus Freeman after one game Where Notre Dame goes at wide receiver with Austin gone and Lenzy back How might the linebacking corps look in 2022 vs. what we saw in 2021 Why no Tyler Buchner and when did it make sense to get him on the field? How big of a loss Kyren Williams was on Saturday Stay tuned for Season 2: The Off-Season. 
Jan 03, 202201:43:22
E43: Burning Questions as Notre Dame Prepares for the Fiesta Bowl Answered

E43: Burning Questions as Notre Dame Prepares for the Fiesta Bowl Answered

Frank and Greg got together to podcast and a Q&A session broke out thanks to our wonderful listeners. We dove into a number of questions regarding the Fiesta Bowl and Notre Dame’s quest to end the major bowl drought. Injuries at RT and CB and their potential impact on the game What to expect from Blake Fisher in his first game back How big of a game is this for Notre Dame and what is on the line beyond just a 12th win in 2021 Will Tommy Rees unleash some chaos on the game without Brian Kelly around to meddle in the offense? How much will we see Tyler Buchner Who could return at WR and how that will impact numbers in 2022 How will the carries be split at RB with Kyren Williams out and will he be missed most as a blocker? How big of a loss is Jim Knowles for Oklahoma State and is his loss bigger than that of Brian Kelly’s for this game? Gameday snacks and beverages of choice for Frank & Greg How bad has the safety recruited been the last decade?
Dec 30, 202101:23:32
E42: Notre Dame is Set at Quarterback in 2022, Assistant Coach Talk, Christmas Movies, and More

E42: Notre Dame is Set at Quarterback in 2022, Assistant Coach Talk, Christmas Movies, and More

Frank recorded solo this week since he and Greg's schedules didn't work out, but there was still plenty to talk about in the world of Notre Dame football Top 5 Christmas movies and defending the Christmas Vacation slander from other Notre Dame pods Why Notre Dame doesn't need a transfer QB - hint it's because Tyler Buchner Brian Kelly's terrible track record of developing QBs at Notre Dame Assistant coach talk - could a Harry Hiestand reunion work? Q&A
Dec 23, 202101:13:33
E41: Breaking Down Notre Dame Football's Best Class in Years Despite the Wide Receiver Debacle

E41: Breaking Down Notre Dame Football's Best Class in Years Despite the Wide Receiver Debacle

Notre Dame signed a bonafide top-10 class with more "dudes" than the Irish usually sign for the best class in years despite a major debacle at the wide receiver position at the end of the cycle.  We talk about what went wrong, how to fix it, and more in this week's Single High.  Elite hauls at linebacker, offensive line, and tight end Where each of the 4 LB's project long-term Why we're thankful for Tobias Merriweather  Near elite haul at cornerback back even with the loss of Devin Moore What went wrong at wide receiver and how Notre Dame can address it short term and long term Coaching positions to fill and how the Irish should attempt to fill them Numbers at safety - just as much of a concern as WR?
Dec 17, 202101:32:02
E40: Notre Dame Says Good Bye To Kyren Williams And Kyle Hamilton

E40: Notre Dame Says Good Bye To Kyren Williams And Kyle Hamilton

Greg is joined by his friend and USC fan Michael Muto to discuss the latest news regarding Notre Dame and USC, a little recruiting, and players opting out. Topics include: Greg's new gig with ISD Kyren Williams and Kyle Hamilton turning pro Drake London turning pro Players opting out Upcoming early signing day USC’s roster management
Dec 14, 202158:49
E39: First Impressions of Notre Dame's Fiesta Bowl Matchup & the Opportunity for Marcus Freeman

E39: First Impressions of Notre Dame's Fiesta Bowl Matchup & the Opportunity for Marcus Freeman

Notre Dame is officially Fiesta Bowl-bound. Greg and Frank talk about their initial thoughts of the matchup with Oklahoma and the opportunity that Marcus Freeman has in his first game as the head coach of the Fighting Irish.   Other topics include: Overall thoughts on championship Saturday and why we were all idiots for just expecting Georgia to win Oklahoma State's defense and how good it is Will the Notre Dame offense look different with Tommy Rees having more autonomy to run it? Will we see any changes to the quarterback rotation without Brian Kelly's input? Scary stories from Fiesta Bowls of years past  Marcus Freeman's first opponent versus the first opponents of his predecessors
Dec 06, 202101:16:16
E38: Optimism, Excitement Soaring as Notre Dame Football Emerges from the Brink

E38: Optimism, Excitement Soaring as Notre Dame Football Emerges from the Brink

The craziest week in Notre Dame football history is winding down with optimism and excitement soaring as the Irish emerged from the brink of disaster following the abrupt departure of its former head coach. We had a lot of thoughts to share as we were joined by our old friend Jeff, one of the original forum members who went by the name Jack Daniels for years.   Topics include: Our excitement level of the Freeman Recapping the emotional rollercoaster that was this week  Thoughts on the assistant coaches all giving their old boss a figurative middle finger by staying with Notre Dame How close Notre Dame was to it all falling apart How this search compared to previous searches and why despite the drama Kelly' departure created the search itself was stress-free relative to other searches How the Notre Dame fan base is seemingly galvanized for the first time in decades Notre Dame's playoff chances and what needs to happen this weekend 
Dec 03, 202102:02:18
E37: Trying to Make Sense of a Notre Dame Football Program Flipped Upside Down

E37: Trying to Make Sense of a Notre Dame Football Program Flipped Upside Down

A little over 24 hours after Brian Kelly flipped the program that he helped rebuild completely upside down, we recorded our thoughts on the latest podcast.  It's been a tumultuous 24+ hours for Notre Dame football, but we tried to look at things somewhat calmly and realize the Irish could emerge from this mess just fine. Topics included: How shocked we were about the news and its ramifications How ridiculous it is that Kelly is leaving Notre Dame with a Playoff bid still possible How much this tarnishes the legacy of Brian Kelly Frank is really, really petty re: Brian Kelly at the moment The case for Marcus Freeman as the next head coach Which assistants Notre Dame needs to retaun Lots of Q&A from Twitter
Dec 01, 202101:47:40
E36: Notre Dame Makes Their Playoff Case

E36: Notre Dame Makes Their Playoff Case

While Notre Dame was making their final pitch to the playoff committee, their main rival was pitching their new head coach. The Fighting Irish throttled Stanford 45-14 to finish the season 11-1 and will be left to wait on their playoff fate from the committee and need help to get in. Meanwhile, USC has poached Lincoln Riley from Oklahoma, and Greg brings on his USC friend Michael to talk about the move. Topics include: Notre Dame beating Stanford Michael Mayer and Kyren Williams How far Notre Dame has come Notre Dame's position in the rankings Stanford's terrible field USC making a big splash What it means for recruiting How Notre Dame should react
Nov 30, 202101:07:17
E35: Blowouts, Senior Day, Notre Dame Football is Fun: The Irish are on the Verge of Another Potential Playoff Berth

E35: Blowouts, Senior Day, Notre Dame Football is Fun: The Irish are on the Verge of Another Potential Playoff Berth

Football is fun again at Notre Dame with the Irish on the verge of another potential playoff berth after blowing out Georgia Tech on Senior Day to improve to 10-1.   Kudos to the Notre Dame coaching staff and some much-maligned assistants A special Senior Day moment for Lord Myron Notre Dame's playoff chances and what scenarios are bad for the Irish Some Christmas lighting tips Audric Estime, man child A remarkable revamp of the Irish offense mid-season 
Nov 22, 202101:03:35
E34: Senior Day at Notre Dame: What to expect versus Georgia Tech and looking at who could be back in 2022

E34: Senior Day at Notre Dame: What to expect versus Georgia Tech and looking at who could be back in 2022

This week Frank had to ride solo since he and Greg's schedules didn't align well during the week.  Frank breakdown the Georgia Tech game on Senior Day while running through all of the seniors that could return in 2022 and some who might not.  Topics this week include: Review bonanza!  Uncertainty at QB for Georgia Tech Notre Dame's offense maybe being conservative again given the injuries Junior who will have NFL decisions to make very soon Which seniors would be the most impact to return in 2022 Which seniors leaving will be missed the most in the locker room
Nov 19, 202101:02:37
E33: Shorthanded Notre Dame Topples Virginia And A Recruiting Update With Matt Freeman

E33: Shorthanded Notre Dame Topples Virginia And A Recruiting Update With Matt Freeman

Brian Kelly took a shorthanded and sick team to Charlottesville, Virginia to play the Cavaliers, who were also without starting QB Brennan Armstrong, and came out victorious for the 9th time in 10 tries in 2021. It was at times sloppy, other times dominating, and mostly methodical as Kelly's Irish move to 6th in the AP poll and look toward the newest playoff rankings coming on Tuesday. Will Notre Dame move up following Oklahoma's loss? Will the committee hold Armstrong's absence against them? Pod topics include: Impressions from the game Notre Dame's offensive game plan Marcus Freeman's defense Why Matt was never too concerned about the offense or defense this season The emergence of Joe Alt and Ramon Henderson How the committee might react to this performance Matt's reaction to the Aamil Wagner and Sonny Styles commitments The overall recruiting outlook Follow Matt on IrishSportsDaily.com and on Twitter at @MattFreemanISD and follow Greg on Twitter at @greg2126. Subscribe and rate the pod, leave a review, and thanks for listening.
Nov 15, 202150:19
E32: Notre Dame - Virginia Preview Pod with a Detour Complaining About the CFP Committee

E32: Notre Dame - Virginia Preview Pod with a Detour Complaining About the CFP Committee

We recorded our Virginia preview pod with a slight detour complaining about how bad the College Football Playoff committee has messed up the rankings.  Frank and Greg serendipitously had their schedules align this week saving you all from two separate preview pods this week.  Topics this week included: How terrible thee rankings are and how little sense they make  What are Notre Dame's CFP chances? How Greg randomly ended up in the Florida State locker room as a teenager Would a playoff blowout loss or an NY6 bowl win over a non-marque opponent? Will or won't Brennan Armstrong play and if so, how much will it matter? Who is one injured player we'd most want back for the final three games An interesting hypothetical scenario regarding the 2015 team and the 2021 coaching staff
Nov 11, 202101:10:17
E31: Notre Dame Torpedoes Navy Running Attack, Moves To 8-1

E31: Notre Dame Torpedoes Navy Running Attack, Moves To 8-1

Notre Dame stifled the vaunted running attack of their military rival Navy, holding them to 166 yards on 55 carries, and wore them down on the ground to move their #10 ranked team to 8-1 on the season. It was a sluggish start for the Irish offense, but the defense started strong and stayed that way throughout, in a stellar performance for defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman in his first game against the Middies as the Notre Dame DC. Joining Greg to break down the performance is Tyler Wojciak, @TylerWojciak on Twitter, of Sons of Saturday and the Sons of Saturday Notre Dame Football podcast. Topics include: The sluggish start on offense The lack of Lorenzo Styles and Tyler Buchner The injuries at wide receiver The tremendous performance of the defense Overall impressions of the game Listener questions Follow Tyler and Greg (@greg2126) on Twitter, subscribe to the Sons of Saturday podcast and listen to Tyler and his co-host Luke Smith (@ThatSmith15) breakdown every Irish performance and game previews. And as always, subscribe, rate, and review Single High, the UHND.com podcast. Thanks for listening.
Nov 09, 202101:05:46
E30: Breaking Down Notre Dame Football's Defensive and Offensive Efficiency

E30: Breaking Down Notre Dame Football's Defensive and Offensive Efficiency

Since the bye week Notre Dame's offense and defense have gone in opposite directions in terms of efficiency, and to discuss that Greg brings on Michael Bryan of 18Stripes.com to discuss those changes. Notre Dame started the season with five games post-FSU with teams that featured tough defenses and middling offenses and that has since flipped, with USC and UNC bringing their high-powered offenses to South Bend and dragging along their poor defensive units. That shift has precipitated the change in fortunes for Notre Dame's units. Topics include Adding context to the Marcus Freeman/Clark Lea comparisons Reasons for the drop in efficiency defensively The offense coming alive The sustainability of a Jack Coan led offense The sudden surge in the offense capitalizing on their available yards College football playoff discussion Follow Greg on Twitter at @greg2126 and Michael at @michaelbryanMB and read him at 18Stripes.com Also make sure to subscribe and rate and review the podcast. Thanks for listening!
Nov 04, 202101:03:15
E29: Notre Dame's Offense Shines, Defense Struggles (Somewhat Expectantly) Without Hamilton

E29: Notre Dame's Offense Shines, Defense Struggles (Somewhat Expectantly) Without Hamilton

Greg and Frank were able to pod together for the first time in a few weeks to recap Notre Dame's win over North Carolina.  The Irish defense let Sam Howell look like the pre-season Heisman candidate he was - even though he hasn't looked the part much since.    Topics for this week's post-game pod include: Should the defensive struggles been more expected by Irish fans? The improvement of the offensive line Lorenzo Styles, very good at football Comparing Kevin Austin to pre-2019 Chase Claypool Should we be concerned about the tackling issues 
Nov 01, 202101:09:57
E28: Previewing Notre Dame & North Carolina with Special Guest Ashton Pollard

E28: Previewing Notre Dame & North Carolina with Special Guest Ashton Pollard

On Halloween Eve the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame will matchup against the North Carolina Tarheels as Brian Kelly looks to move to 7-1 without star safety Kyle Hamilton. The offense finally took on some normalcy against rival USC last weekend with a rejuvenated running game and an uptempo, quick passing style with Jack Coan at quarterback. The defense hung tough after losing Hamilton during their second defensive series, limiting the Trojans to three points at half and 16 for the game. Can they duplicate that performance against UNC's high-powered attack? Greg brings on On3's Ashton Pollard to discuss the matchup. Topics include: Impressions of North Carolina Notre Dame's defense without Hamilton The "new look" Notre Dame offense Questions at defensive back for Notre Dame An evaluation of the Notre Dame wide receivers The sustainability of the offense Ashton's birthday festivities Picks Follow Ashton at @ashtonpollard7 and Greg at @greg2126 on Twitter. Subscribe to the pod, rate and review, all that good stuff, and Go Irish.
Oct 29, 202101:03:01
E27: Talking 10 Years of Gameday Improvements and Why UNC's Bad OL and Def Are Good for Notre Dame

E27: Talking 10 Years of Gameday Improvements and Why UNC's Bad OL and Def Are Good for Notre Dame

Frank recorded a solo podcast given the time-zone and schedule challenges he and Greg have at the moment.  Throughout the episode, Frank started off a little worried about the Tar Heels at first but ended up talking himself into the Irish winning relatively comfortably.  10 years of improvements to the Notre Dame gameday experience Life without Kyle Hamilton this week  North Carolina's bad OL & defenses are good for Notre Dame A bad week for the "BK won't play freshman narrative" North Carolina's issues with mobile quarterbacks
Oct 28, 202101:06:44
E26: Notre Dame Football Lights Up USC In Victory

E26: Notre Dame Football Lights Up USC In Victory

Greg is back from South Bend with a lost voice but a happy heart, as he and his friend Michael Muto discuss the game and their weekend at Notre Dame. Michael did not enjoy the ending but loved the scene, as the Irish made it four straight against the Trojans and moved to 6-1 on the season, despite Greg's beloved Kyle Hamilton leaving the game early due to injury. Topics include: Main takeaways from the weekend A rundown of the sights and scenes from the tailgate Meeting friends of the pod USC doing what USC does Kyle Hamilton's injury Kyren Williams greatness The way Tommy Rees used Jack Coan The defense late in the game The light show Words of appreciation for South Bend and college football Thanks to everyone for listening, Go Irish!
Oct 25, 202101:13:36
E25: Frank Returns with Special Guest Ryan Ritter for More Notre Dame - USC Talk

E25: Frank Returns with Special Guest Ryan Ritter for More Notre Dame - USC Talk

While Frank and Greg's timezone differences might not allow for in-week podcasts at the moment while Frank adjusts to his new world of being a father, he had some time to dust off his mic and talk Notre Dame football with Ryan Ritter of Her Loyal Sons.  More Notre Dame QB because how could there not be? Will Notre Dame's offense look better against worse defenses in the 2nd half? It's just fun when USC is bad at football A Notre Dame QB what if tangent we didn't really plan Frank still enjoyed a delicious IPA during the pod while Ryan took down some late afternoon coffee.  
Oct 22, 202101:09:53
E24: Notre Dame Football's Race To Eleven Wins Starts Against USC

E24: Notre Dame Football's Race To Eleven Wins Starts Against USC

It's rivalry week in South Bend as Notre Dame takes on USC in the greatest intersectional rivalry in college football. Notre Dame is looking to finish the season on a seven game winning streak while USC tries to win their ninth road game in a row, the last two under interim head coach Donte Williams. Embattled former USC coach Clay Helton was fired earlier this season and the Trojans enter the contest unranked at 3-3, having just lost at home for the first time ever to Utah. On to talk about the game is USC fan Michael Muto. Michael and Greg co-host the Untitled Notre Dame USC Football podcast, which focuses on the two teams and their rivalry. Topics include: Michael comparing Helton to a bad relationship that you miss once it's over The boys talking about why they need the opposing schools to be good so they are easier to hate Their upcoming trip to South Bend The matchups Who Michael wants as the new USC head coach Predictions
Oct 21, 202159:55
E23: Can Notre Dame Football Finish Strong Following Bye Week?

E23: Can Notre Dame Football Finish Strong Following Bye Week?

The pod is back with a special guest, Brendan McAlinden from One Foot Down, as Frank is home taking care of his newborn child. Notre Dame is coming off the bye week as was their opponent, long-standing rival USC, and they head into the final stretch of the season ranked #13 in the AP poll. Topics on the pod include: Having children while in season impressions of the team through the first six weeks, with more evidence from previous opponents to evaluate The emergence of Cam Hart Reasons to believe the offense will see a big jump over the final six weeks What to make of the quarterback position What we've seen from the Marcus Freeman defense Predictions on Notre Dame's overall record. Give it a listen and subscribe on Apple podcasts or Spotify, rate and review the pod, let us know how we are doing. Brendan is @verypiratey on Twitter, he is the co-host of a bi-weekly podcast with One Foot Down. Follow him for his legendary memes and photoshops, plus game previews. Greg is @greg2126 on Twitter, Frank is @FrankieV_UHND. Thanks for listening.
Oct 18, 202101:19:57
E22: Late Rally Provides Clarity and Direction for Notre Dame Football Heading Into the Bye

E22: Late Rally Provides Clarity and Direction for Notre Dame Football Heading Into the Bye

Notre Dame left Lane Stadium on Saturday with a 5-1 record thanks for another win over an ACC opponent (the Irish are 25-1 in the regular season against the ACC since 2017).  It was a wild rollercoaster of a ride, but when it was over, the Irish were on top and might just finally have some direction on offense for the rest of the year.  More quarterback talk - what did we see and who should start the rest of the season Clarity on the offensive line? Reason for concern on the defense?  How terrible are the ACC referees? Was it or wasn't it an improbable win for Notre Dame?
Oct 11, 202101:36:51
E21: Is the QB position keeping Notre Dame from being elite and a whole lot more on the OL, WR, freshmen, and more

E21: Is the QB position keeping Notre Dame from being elite and a whole lot more on the OL, WR, freshmen, and more

We open this week's pre-game pod talking about how the QB position has been holding Notre Dame back at times during the Brian Kelly era then dive into a ton of questions posed to us this week that just so happened to fit into our rough outline for the show.  Quarterbacks, quarterbacks, quarterbacks The job of Jeff Quinn now and in the future Jordan Botelho's diminished role vs. Cincy The play of the wide receivers  Can Notre Dame get JD Bertrand some help? Will we see more freshmen playing the rest of the season? The environment in Notre Dame Stadium for the Cincy game Frank apologized for repeating a beer, but he needed to capitalize on the opportunity to enjoy a high ABV beverage that was sitting around. 
Oct 07, 202101:53:51
E20: In the Aftermath of Cincy Loss, Is it Time for a Change at QB for Notre Dame?

E20: In the Aftermath of Cincy Loss, Is it Time for a Change at QB for Notre Dame?

For the first time this season, we pod after a loss and it's definitely not as fun as podcasting after a win.  Notre Dame's offense struggled again today and this time it cost the Irish their first loss of the season.  We break down all that went wrong for Notre Dame while spending a lot of time devoted to the quarterback position. Is it time to make a change at QB? What happened at wide receiver? How much blame does Brian Kelly and Tommy Rees get for the loss? How much blame does the defense deserve? Why this game was so disappointing
Oct 03, 202101:24:23
E20: Cincinnati is doing the talking, will Notre Dame do the walking and who will lead the way?

E20: Cincinnati is doing the talking, will Notre Dame do the walking and who will lead the way?

Another week, another big-time matchup for Notre Dame.  This week it's #7 Cincinnati for the 9th ranked Irish with Notre Dame back on their home turf, but with injury questions surrounding the QB position.  Cincy doing a whole lot of trash talk had Frank fired up this week too.   Our thoughts on the QB situation and cracking Brian Kelly's injury update DaVinci code Will we see more 2-back sets? Will Notre Dame run the ball more this week? Forget how Notre Dame will score this week, how will Cincy? What can Notre Dame do to create a more hostile environment? Is Tommy Rees doing a good job? All of this and a lot more in an action-packed podcast that Frank needed two beers for this week.    
Oct 01, 202101:49:26
E19: Notre Dame Just Keeps Winning Much to the Dismay of Many Who Predicted a Wisconsin Win

E19: Notre Dame Just Keeps Winning Much to the Dismay of Many Who Predicted a Wisconsin Win

Notre Dame took care of business again this weekend with a 41-13 beatdown of Wisconsin that wasn't always pretty but got the job done on the road against a top-25 team.  The Irish now sit at 4-0 even though many in the media picked Wisconsin to win the game and Vegas had the Badgers as 6.5 favorites.   Cam Hart's huge day Is Wisconsin forcing the bit with Graham Mertz just because he was highly rated? Concerns on the offensive side of the ball rear their ugly heads What to make of the quarterback position for Notre Dame The Freeman Factor starting to show as the season progresses Who is to blame for all of the sacks?  Brian Kelly's big accomplishment and well earned penalty That and Frank tries a new 10.2% ABV stout all for the sake of the pod. 
Sep 27, 202101:22:06
E18: Let's Stop Crowning Wisconsin & Realize Notre Dame Should Win This Game

E18: Let's Stop Crowning Wisconsin & Realize Notre Dame Should Win This Game

We preview the Notre Dame - Wisconsin game by talking about how too many in the media and even within the Notre Dame fan base have crowned Wisconsin as some kind of unbeatable team for Notre Dame even though the Badgers haven't done much this year.  We also had a lot of questions so we talked about a lot this week.  Jack Coan vs. Graham Mertz and why Mertz hasn't done anything to instill fear in the Notre Dame defense The OL struggles, where the problems are, and possible solutions Why is Wisconsin a 6.5 favorite? Does the return of Jordan Botelho have a big impact? What the potential loss of Kurt Hinish could mean for Notre Dame this weekend There might have been a BVG mention but it wasn't our fault Game predictions
Sep 24, 202101:39:40
Episode 17: Notre Dame Shows Signs of Life, Cause for Concern and We're Still Trying to Figure out This Team

Episode 17: Notre Dame Shows Signs of Life, Cause for Concern and We're Still Trying to Figure out This Team

Well, we hoped that we'd have a clearer picture of what this team is and maybe isn't after week three, but we're still left wondering what is this team's floor and what's its ceiling.  We saw some good things and some bad against Purdue but left it still wondering how good the Irish could be.  In this episode we discuss.  The improvements from the defense Frank goes on a rant about the 3rd quarter touchdown which Greg rebukes JD Bertrand being a baller The defensive line seemingly need no help to get pressure The OL looking better but still not great All the missed plays from the offense A very simple, yet effective solution that solves at of Notre Dame's offensive problems.
Sep 21, 202101:24:44
Episode 16: Will Notre Dame Play to Potential And Make Us All Happy vs. Purdue?

Episode 16: Will Notre Dame Play to Potential And Make Us All Happy vs. Purdue?

This week we previewed the Purdue game by talking about whether or not the Irish will play to the potential we all saw in the preseason or if the team we saw the last two weeks is just the team we will see for the course of the 2021 season.  How much, if any, improvement can we expect from the OL? How much is Jack Coan contributing to the pass protection issues? Can Notre Dame cut down on the big plays this weekend? Does anyone actually care about the stupid Purdue drum? How much will we see Tyler Buchner? What does the addition of Jordan Botelho do for the Notre Dame defense?  Frank also changed up his beer selection this week and went with a stout.  If it works, it looks like it will be an early Stout season.  
Sep 17, 202101:26:12
Episode 15: Notre Dame Football is Walking the Tightrope Without a Net So far in 2021

Episode 15: Notre Dame Football is Walking the Tightrope Without a Net So far in 2021

Notre Dame has been living on the edge the first two weeks of the 2021 season.  Back to back close wins over lesser opponents has the fanbase concerned and the Irish dropping in the polls.  The signs of promise are there, even if you have squint real hard to see them right now, but the concerns are glaring as well. Greg and Frank talk through what they saw against Toledo that should give Notre Dame fans some hope while acknowledging that time is running out for the Irish to fix their problems. The offensive line and where Notre Dame goes from here What Notre Dame should do with the quarterback combo of Jack Coan and Tyler Buchner Positive signs from the Notre Dame defensive line The growing number of big plays allowed by the Irish  Concerns in the secondary moving forward - especially this weekend against Purdue
Sep 13, 202101:30:01
Recapping a Wild Week of Notre Dame Football Injuries & Roster Movement with a Look Ahead

Recapping a Wild Week of Notre Dame Football Injuries & Roster Movement with a Look Ahead

It's been a wild week for Notre Dame football since their OT win over Florida State and it's actually only been a few days.  The injury bug hit early this year as the Irish deal with a rash of long-term injuries to key contributors for 2021.  We break down all that happened this week with an eye towards the future and how all of the comings and goings will impact the team this year.  Should Notre Dame consider any sort of major OL shakeup with Blake Fisher out 8 weeks if the OL struggles? Will all of the losses at LB in any way impact what Marcus Freeman can/can't do moving forward? What does the WR room look like following the departure of Lawrence Keys III? What to make sense of the move of Xavier Watts to ROVER Will the short week to prepare impact Notre Dame at all? A lot has happened since the last time we recorded - just 3 days ago - but we have you covered.  
Sep 10, 202101:11:54
No Reason to Panic About Notre Dame, Kyle Has His Neo Moment, Wisconsin Should Miss Coan, and More

No Reason to Panic About Notre Dame, Kyle Has His Neo Moment, Wisconsin Should Miss Coan, and More

Well, that was quite the opener for Notre Dame football this weekend.  The Irish at times looked like a team ready to make another playoff run and at times a team that could lose multiple regular-season games.   The up and down debut of Marcus Freeman  The inexplicable use of the 3-man defensive front in the 4th quarter Jack Coan's debut and wondering why Wisconsin fans don't seem upset The expected struggles of the offensive line and why it's not time to worry Kyle Hamilton's otherworldly 2nd interception of the game The return of "Good Doerer" And no, we did not discuss Brian Kelly's post-game interview that some people had fake outrage over because it is not even worth discussing.  
Sep 07, 202101:31:25
Episode 12: Is it Time for Notre Dame to Dream Big Heading into Florida State

Episode 12: Is it Time for Notre Dame to Dream Big Heading into Florida State

Frank and Greg debated whether or not Notre Dame should be able to more than comfortably cover the ridiculously low 7.5 point spread this week and what kind of performance should have Irish fans pleased versus wanting more.   Favorite openers from past Notre Dame football seasons The Marist Liufau injury and its impact on the season What to expect out of Kevin Austin and Braden Lenzy this weekend The state of the Florida State program and how it should have Notre Dame fans feeling this week Predictions on a final score
Sep 03, 202101:21:41
Episode 11: Trying to Find the Losses on the 2021 Notre Dame Football Schedule and Failing

Episode 11: Trying to Find the Losses on the 2021 Notre Dame Football Schedule and Failing

There's been some chatter outside among national media types that this year's Notre Dame team is going to not be very good because the Irish lost a lot of talent.  Those people seem to want to ignore that the replacements Notre Dame has coming in to replace them are just as good in many cases though and to be honest, we got a little tired hearing about Notre Dame potentially only winning 8 games in 2021.  So, we ran through the schedule looking for losses, and guess what folks?  It's hard to many any, let alone four.  
Aug 25, 202101:13:40
Episode 10: Notre Dame has a QB1, Defending Ian Book from the Slander, and Talking 'Backers

Episode 10: Notre Dame has a QB1, Defending Ian Book from the Slander, and Talking 'Backers

Since the last episode of the pod, Notre Dame has named an official QB1 - Jack Coan.  We break down Coan as the starter and Greg goes on a bit of a rant in defense of Ian Book from some of the ridiculous Twitter slander that has suggested the winningest quarterback in program history held Notre Dame back.  We also touch on.  Whats going on at the VYPER position  How exciting the news of Marist Liufau has been and what's up at ROVER? The versatility and extra dimension Chris Tyree gives the Irish offense How knowing the official starting lineup along the OL is the next domino to fall We somehow kept the pod to just under an hour this week for those who have been asking, but we'll probably be back at 90 minutes next week. 
Aug 19, 202159:43
Episode 9: Early Impressions from '21 Notre Dame Fall Camp with ISD's Matt Freeman

Episode 9: Early Impressions from '21 Notre Dame Fall Camp with ISD's Matt Freeman

We were joined on the podcast this week by Irish Sport's Daily's Matt Freeman who talked with us about his early impressions from fall camp after the Irish held their first open practice of the season earlier this week.  Matt shared a ton of insights with us as we inch closer and closer to the start of the season.   Notre Dame has the look of a SEC team physically Kevin Austin really might be that dude Sneaky Del has the Irish WR room ready for big things - if they can stay healthy Logan Diggs is a smooooth operator and Audric Estime is a big man The defensive line is deep and talented Notre Dame has almost "positionless" linebackers The offensive line is still a work in progress
Aug 14, 202101:29:38
Episode 8: Diving Full Steam Into Notre Dame Football Fall Camp & Ridiculous WR Recruiting Run

Episode 8: Diving Full Steam Into Notre Dame Football Fall Camp & Ridiculous WR Recruiting Run

Greg made Frank record this week's episode late, late Saturday night but the boys still brought the energy to this week's episode on the heels of Brian Kelly's opening presser for fall camp.  This week they touched on: The offensive one with Jarrett Patterson now back at center The drama that did not have to be with Jordan Botelho A "transformative" off-season for the senior wide receivers Notre Dame's COVID preparations as the team hits a 95% vaccinated rate and what it means football-wise Sneaky Del making moves on the recruiting trail
Aug 08, 202101:27:12
Episode 7: Notre Dame Football Now or Never Players for 2021

Episode 7: Notre Dame Football Now or Never Players for 2021

This week Greg and Frank talked through a fun off-season topic: now or never players.  Every year there are a few players heading into junior or senior years in situations where it's either now or never for them.  This year is no exception, and if anything, this year there are a few more than normal including an entire position group whose success or failure will likely determine the overall success of the Fighting Irish offense.  We also talk through a former top-100 overall recruit playing safety, a 4-star defensive lineman looking to start for the first time as a senior, a 5th year senior OL, and more.  
Jul 30, 202101:24:45
Episode 6: 2021 Notre Dame Football Prop Bets and Predictions

Episode 6: 2021 Notre Dame Football Prop Bets and Predictions

In our latest episode of Single High, we ran through about 30 different Notre Dame style prop bets and predictions with special guest Ashton Pollard.  The three of us made predictions on things like who will led Notre Dame in receiving, sacks, and tackles.  Which is the biggest trap game on the schedule?  Who will score the most points on Notre Dame?  Who will the Irish score the most points on?  We dive into all of that and a whole heck of a lot more.  This one might be a two beer pod for those of you drinking along. 
Jul 23, 202101:40:05
Episode 5: Defensive Recruiting Continues Rolling & What Makes Marcus Freeman so Effective

Episode 5: Defensive Recruiting Continues Rolling & What Makes Marcus Freeman so Effective

After talking about the offensive side of the ball last week, we spent this week on the defense.  A recent interview Notre Dame defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman gave shed some light on what is making him so effective in recruiting at Notre Dame.  We do a deep dive on what Freeman said and talk about some differences between his approach and Clark Lea's.  We also talk about Notre Dame's newest commitment - 4-star linebacker Jaylen Sneed.  
Jul 14, 202101:05:38
Episode 4: Breaking Down Notre Dame's Offense with Jamie Uyeyama and We Have a Killer New Intro

Episode 4: Breaking Down Notre Dame's Offense with Jamie Uyeyama and We Have a Killer New Intro

Well, folks, we have officially earned our moniker as the Single High Podcast thanks to our brand spanking new introduction by none other than All-American safety Kyle Hamilton.  We were also joined by Irish Sports Daily's Jamie Uyeyama to break down the Notre Dame offense and recruiting.  it's a jam-packed episode!
Jul 09, 202101:16:45
Episode 3: Forget OLU, is Notre Dame DEU? Seriously Though, We Break Down Jeff Quinn and the Irish OL

Episode 3: Forget OLU, is Notre Dame DEU? Seriously Though, We Break Down Jeff Quinn and the Irish OL

This week we intended to focus solely on the Notre Dame offensive line and the job that Jeff Quinn has done on the recruiting trail and on the field, but Marcus Freeman and Mike Elston also forced us to spend a good bit of time talking about how ridiculous DE recruiting has been.  We also did a deep dive into what Jeff Quinn has done well - spoiler it's a lot - and where he still has something to prove as the Offensive Line Coach at Notre Dame.  We also learned a very valuable lesson this week - don't let Greg try to record the podcast from his car because it only leads to having to re-record the whole damn show.  
Jun 30, 202101:20:38
Episode 2: Does Notre Dame Need to Overhaul its Offensive Identity & Why Its OK to Enjoy ND Being Good

Episode 2: Does Notre Dame Need to Overhaul its Offensive Identity & Why Its OK to Enjoy ND Being Good

We started off this episode talking about whether Notre Dame's run-first offensive identify that they formed in 2020 is good enough to win a national championship or if they need to start airing it out more.  We ended up also talking about why it's OK to enjoy Notre Dame being good at football again and why the program is in a really good place even if there is more work to do to reach the ultimate goal.  
Jun 22, 202101:10:35
Episode 1: What's Been Happening at Wide Receiver and Will Frank Survive the NBA Playoffs?

Episode 1: What's Been Happening at Wide Receiver and Will Frank Survive the NBA Playoffs?

Greg and Frank talk about expectations for the 2021 season and in particular, what to expect at the wide receiver position.  We dive into the change at the position over the last year, what the best/worst-case scenarios are, and where the position is headed.  Greg also offers some advice to Frank following a heartbreaking loss by his beloved 76ers earlier in the week. 
Jun 19, 202101:10:43