A conversation about Fighting Irish football and basketball. An audio supplement to the Rakes Report newsletter, available at https://rakesreport.substack.com/. Hosted by Chris Wilson.
Instant Reaction: South Florida
Jessica Smetana joins to discuss Notre Dame prevailing 52-0 against the Bulls despite a number of players missing the game. Much to applaud, with a little nitpicking.
Instant Reaction: Duke
Jessica Smetana joins to discuss Notre Dame's 27-13 victory over the Blue Devils. The slow start, the exciting flashes and Tony Dungy's debut in the booth.
Final Season Preview - Things To Get Excited For Edition
It is one of the more random drafts in Report history as Jessica Smetana joins Chris and Matt to select things they're excited to see during this Notre Dame season.
Previewing the 2020 Notre Dame Offense
Michael Bryan from 18 Stripes and Greg Flammang from UHND.com join to discuss one of the great mysteries of our time: What will Tommy Rees' first Irish offense look like?
Previewing the 2020 Notre Dame Defense
Tyler James of the South Bend Tribune walks through what we might be able to expect from Clark Lea's side of the ball. Where will the pass rush come from? Who gets time at linebacker next to JOK and Drew White? What's up with the secondary shuffling? All that, and more.
Freshman Orientation: 2020 Defense + Transfers
Jamie Uyeyama of Irish Sports Daily joins for Part Two of our look at the newest players on Notre Dame's roster, hitting on the defensive freshmen and incoming grad transfers before closing with a general look at roster health and how the pandemic will affect future recruiting.
Listen to Part One on the offense.