Notre Dame Fear Factor: Ranking the Irish Opponents Part Deux

Posted by Marc Halsted on August-29-2009 Add Comments

Two days ago I ranked and presented the six teams that offer the least amount of fear to Notre Dame fans at this point in the preseason. Now it’s time for the six most frightening opponents on the 2009 Irish docket.

6. Navy

Navy starts the season with new starters at major skill spots like quarterback, fullback, slot back, and both wide receiver spots. The only returning offensive threats are senior back Cory Finnerty (73 yards gained) and ’08 part-time starting QB Ricky Dobbs.

Defensively, Navy graduated two of their top three tacklers and the two defensive backs that lead the team in interceptions. They must replace 11 total starters, including seven on the offensiv...

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