These are turbulent times at Notre Dame. Five games into the regular season and the Irish are not in the Top 10, not in the Top 25, not even at .500 as their 2-3 record going into Saturday’s game at North Carolina State will attest.

 Coach Brian Kelly has already made a major move by firing defensive coordinator  Brian Van Gorder after games in which the Irish’ defense was taken apart by Texas, Michigan State and Duke The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.