Notre Dame football: 5 things to watch in 2016

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are always an interesting team to watch every year as they are one of the traditional powers, but don’t have a conference affiliation, which hurts them in terms of the College Football Playoff.

However, they are looking to take a big step toward being one of the best teams in the country going into the 2016 season.

The Notre Dame offense should be their strong unit as they return a number of talented players in the backfield and along the offensive line. Defensively, they should be ready to reload with a top ten recruiting class in each of the last few years.

Let’s take a look at five things to watch for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish heading into the 2016 college football season.

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