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Podcast Episode 050: Talking Notre Dame with The Victory Formation

Parrish Walton from The Victory Formation joins the podcast

Does Notre Dame have what it takes to be a BCS worthy team in 2011? Getty Images.

Over the last few years, no matter what the hype for the quarterback was, Notre Dame always seemed to struggle getting over the hump. In the past decade the pinnacle of the Irish on the football field was when they were so close to knocking off a dominant USC Trojans squad in South Bend. Ever since The Bush Push it seems as though Notre Dame has found it difficult to get back up to the elite class of the college football world.

The truth is that it has been much longer since Notre Dame last was relevant in college football, even if Irish fans don’t wan to admit it. But even when Notre Dame is average they still have the ability to draw attention to themselves. In the second season of the Brian Kelly era in South Bend, there are a number of questions that need to be addressed if the Fighting Irish are going to make any fight for a BCS spot next January.

Is the running game going to get on track?

Can the defense improve enough?

Will Notre Dame be able to reach double digits in wins this season?

On the podcast today we have Parrish Walton from The Victory Formation. Walton sheds some light on some of the key positions on the team, specifically the wide receiver, running back and quarterback spots. How will the entire Michael Floyd situation affect the Notre Dame pass attack, whether or not Dayne Crist is behind center? Who will lead the running game when Kelly does decide to run the football?

And just who is T.J. Jones and why should people keep an eye out for him?

Walton and I discuss the Fighting Irish for a while after touching on the College Football Hall of Fame’s latest class, including former Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr. Is Carr worthy of being a College Football Hall of Famer? I say yes. Walton is not so quick to accept the idea. Where do you fall on this?

NOTE: At the time of recording and mixing this podcast, the College Football Hall of Fame class had not been announced. Since then it has been announced. Here is the Class of 2011.

And if we’re talking about Michigan we almost have to discuss Ohio State (I believe that is one of sports’ unwritten rules), so we touch on the latest Jim Tressel status just for good measure.

Follow Walton on Twitter, and be sure to stay connected with me as well (@CFBExaminer) for all of the latest updates on the site and i college football. I also hope you will check in to the show on GetGlue. For more ways to get connected with the show and instructions on getting subscribed to this podcast on iTunes, click here.

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About the Author

Kevin McGuire
Contributor to College Football Talk on NBCSports.com. Also a contributor to Athlon Sports and The Comeback. Member of Football Writers Association of America and National Football Foundation. Follow on Twitter @KevinOnCFB.
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