If Notre Dame can even get to above average on special teams they can potentially have a 10-win season.
However, after watching his performance against the Owls, it's clear that Wimbush is capable of taking this team to where they want to be. They won't be overwhelmed by Notre Dame. He had an impressive six tackles against Army last season.
The biggest takeaway from the victory over Temple was Notre Dame's dominant rushing attack.
Any unwanted nods to 2016 were outweighed by tangible, positive takeaways after an offseason of change.
The tunnel is apparently so narrow that it forces the visiting team to go single-file to come onto the field. The junior from Teaneck, New Jersey, has a strong arm and can really run, making him a ideal fit for head coach Brian Kelly's spread offense.
Wimbush also was effective with his arm in the first start of his career. Brown before Adams scored on the next snap.
Junior Brandon Wimbush could start as Notre Dame's new quarterback but he lacks in experience.
He survived his first hit in almost two years, though his inexperience showed at times by absorbing unnecessary contact on a few of his 12 carries. He's tough. He got hit today.
With that said, Wimbush's first performance will likely have the thought of another national championship appearance forming in the heads of Irish fans countrywide. "Obviously, I learned today".
In the future, it is critical that Wimbush learns how to slide or get out of bounds.
"I'll be sore tomorrow, but right now I'm great".
Adams' 161 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries powered Notre Dame to 422 yards on the ground, its most since rushing the ball for 457 yards versus UMass in 2015. He saw limited action as a freshman before redshirting past year. "So I think, like I said to other guys, we're kind of preparing as if we are the starter". "That was the biggest thing I learned". And then, when USC went 3-and-out again, and Western Michigan again capitalized with a lengthy touchdown march - 84 yards in 11 plays - it was obvious nothing about Saturday's opener was business as expected for USC.
Wimbush, a junior, threw touchdown passes to Equanimeous St. LeVante Bellamy led the way with 102 yards on nine carries, and WMU as a team rushed 43 times for 251 yards and two scores. The Irish are coming off a 4-8 year. Two different occasions in the second half offered a modicum of promise in that respect. The defenses also received credit for 4 Quarterback hurries. Julian Okwara, Daelin Hayes, and Tevon Coney all tallied sacks against the Owls. Following completion of Campus Crossroads Project, the most ambitious building campaign in the school's history, fans at this Saturday's home opener against Temple will see Notre Dame's very first university-produced in-venue videoboard presentation.
NBC Sports has prepared an entirely new graphics presentation for Notre Dame Football, the property's first graphics revamp since 2009, and has some special production elements up its sleeve for its marquee matchups - in particular, the Georgia game on September 9 and the USC game on October 21. Last season he had 58 catches for 961 yards and 9 TDs. That's not the case with this group of Irish, he said. The Owls have some interesting skill players on offense in running back Ryquell Armstead and wide receiver Ventell Bryant, but they need solid quarterback play. They have a winning culture, but have yet to prove that these past couple of seasons.