Notre Dame Football: 2014 Defensive Preview

With the offensive side of the ball in a position to do big things, the defensive side of things for the Irish will remain a 'roll of the dice' mystery heading into the Rice opener.

Anticipated Under Armour gear for the upcoming season has sparked interest and added value to the companies bottom line like never before. Each year the Irish don a concept uniform of sorts for it's Shamrock Series game- and rumors have already surfaced as to how it will look this year.
With a new offensive game plan, the return of Everett Golson and the emergence of 2 nationally recruited runningbacks - the Irish look to surge in scoring and overall production.
An area that often is overlooked where success is concerned in college football or football in general is that of special teams. At the end of the 2013 season, the Irish needed the foot of one player to propel them to victory. 2014 could be a big year for one Kyle Brindza if the Irish offense takes shape as many project.