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Seminole Wrap: Breaking down Notre Dame offense and defense

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We hear from our scheme experts on what the Fighting Irish do well

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Florida State Seminoles football is taking on Notre Dame Fighting Irish football in a primetime, first-time conference matchup — a game that wasn’t supposed to take place until 2021 and definitely not with ACC consequences.

“It is going to be Saturday Night, South Bend, national TV, those are all wonderful things. Things that bring great excitement,” head coach Mike Norvell said on Wednesday.

Quarterback Ian Book, along with his array of offensive weapons, will be the latest challenge for Florida State’s defense.

(Through Oct. 1, and not including Trevor Lawrence because he broke the scale.)

Ian Book’s been a three-year starter,” defensive coordiantor Adam Fuller said on Monday. “His efficiency numbers are over the roof right now.... He’s got legitimate arm talent, knows where he’s going with the football. He can run away from people on scrambles and some runs.

“He’s one of the top quarterbacks in the country for sure.”

Norvell also touched on the Irish’s skills in the trenches:

“Those guys have played together, there is a lot of continuity. You see very well established within what they are being asked to do offensively and defensively. They play with confidence, they play together.”

Just what exactly does Notre Dame do to effectively use its talent? Who are the specific names that Florida State needs to worry about on each side? Our Kevin Little (XsandNoles) and CoachAB break down the defense and offense, respectively. Brett Nevitt also joins us for a quick baseball update, as well as some analysis on FSU’s pursuit of dual-sport athlete Tywone Malone.

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