Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 8/31/12

Yesterday we published Five Bold Predictions about this upcoming season, and today we return to offer five more about the Fighting Irish. Brian Kelly is entering the fabled third year as coach, when all the former great Notre Dame coaches won national titles. Kelly won't be the hot seat, and nobody's expecting a national title this year, but people still have high hopes that the Irish will be able to take a great leap forward into title contention this season. What can fans expect from the 2012-2013 season?

 

1. Notre Dame's passing attack improves without Michael Floyd

We've touched on this one in other places, but last year's passing attack focused way too strongly on Floyd on tight end Tyler Eifert. This is not a stogy I-formation offense, yet you might be convinced it was if you looked at how many times one wide receiver and one tight end were targeted. For a team that is almost always seeking to spread the field with 3 wide outs and Eifert (who will make some NFL team attempting to recreate the Patriots' two tight end attack very happy next season), it just does not make sense for so much of the offense to be running through just two guys down field.

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