Notre Dame football has been known over the years for having a strong rushing attack. While the Irish didn’t quite have an “elite” run game last year, they did average nearly 200 rushing yards per game and I think that number is only going to improve in 2023.
The Irish relied on guys like Logan Diggs and Audric Estime to lead the way while Chris Tyree played a tertiary role and had 444 yards and three touchdowns on 100 carries. It was a nice three-man attack but it didn’t strike fear into defenses because there wasn’t a ton of consistency.
That’s going to change in 2023.
Notre Dame returns a solid offensive line to pave the way for Estime, Diggs, and Tyree. And then you add in top-100 running back Jeremiyah Love who could add to the production back there and you have four legit rushers who could lead the attack.
It’s going to be very tough for defenses to slow down this run game.
Notre Dame football needs to have a balanced attack
Already having Sam Hartman coming in to lead the passing game is a huge win for this offense, but in order to have success, the Irish must have a balanced attack.
Estime, Diggs, Estime, and Love need to combine to average over 200 rushing yards per game to take some of that pressure off Hartman and the offense is going to flourish. A lot of that depends on the offensive line, but if I’m a betting man, I say that Notre Dame finishes with one of the top-15 rushing offenses in the nation next season.
We’re going to see this offense take off under a new offensive coordinator and quarterback.