McGlinchey takes blame for Notre Dame's loss to Georgia

Analysis: Finding the fixable amidst the Notre Dame football despair

"That last play was my fault". Notre Dame has played Florida State and Clemson in recent memory, and these games have come down to one possession as well. He feels the Notre Dame profile has "shrunk" and says he's paying less attention to the Irish.

Coach Kirby Smart, the former longtime defensive coordinator at Alabama, was expected to overhaul the Georgia defense.

Another true freshman, Jacob Eason, led Georgia on fourth-quarter drives late to win at Missouri and Kentucky last season. "We think he'll be able to". And we want to take shots down the field. "I never felt like it got too big for him...." We didn't throw it as well as we like. "I was young then, and a whole lot different as a coach". "I'm happy for them - don't get me wrong - because a lot of kids played their hearts out, and that's the way it should be, but we've got to play better".

"For him to stay in the pocket like that and take those kind of hits and still deliver the ball, that's great for a freshman in this type of environment and that kind of D-line coming at him", Godwin said.

"He came back to the sideline and said, ' That's on me, let's go", guard Kendall Baker said. "I got beat and caused a fumble".

"I really like our team".

Over the last three seasons, Georgia has played in three games each year that started after 3:30 p.m. Kelvin McKnight, also a junior, caught 13 passes for 136 yards and two touchdowns. Brown, twice for a total of 9 yards.

Notre Dame's offensive line this season was supposed to be its antidote - to defenses like Georgia's, to first-year starting quarterback Brandon Wimbush's learning curve, to a finesse-first offensive personality Kelly has been trying to shed virtually his entire stay in South Bend. Jake Fromm completed 16 of 29 pass attempts for 141 yards and a touchdown that was negated by an interception. "So we'll see what happens next week". "All 11 positions, all the guys were really physical and had speed". "We know we have full confidence in them". Notre Dame did not win a single true road a season ago and have gone winless in those situations in two of the last three seasons. The good news is that he looks to be making his way toward playing on Saturday.

Georgia senior running back Sony Michel tested his ankle during Wednesday's practice. The Boston College offense is a mess, so Notre Dame won't have much difficulty getting defensive stops. "You hate to learn lessons in losses, but sometimes you have to learn some painful lessons". The Eagles are 2-0 with the under so far, as they are averaging just 16.5 points and 322 yards per game on offense. However, only one of them, a 32-yard grab against Georgia that helped set up a field goal, has been of any outcome.

Here are five of them that surfaced in the wake of Notre Dame's Week 2 loss.

"We watched film against Appalachian State to prepare for Georgia, and we shouldn't have watched it", Kelly said at his weekly press conference. "They made the plays when they needed to".

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