#NDInsider Twitter Chatter: Notre Dame-Texas


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Tyler James opened up another season of the #NDInsider Twitter Chatter for Notre Dame fans Saturday night. Any tweets using the hashtag were eligible for the postgame recap.

Before we move forward to focusing on Virginia, here's a look at Irish fans reacting to a blowout victory over Texas in the first game of the 2015 season.

Plenty of excitement comes with a season holding high expectations, but so does skepticism.

#NDInsider can this years #NDFootball team top the emotion and feeling of last years @NDmbb team? Gonna be tough to beat but #goirish

— The Shebrews (@buzz_liteyear) September 5, 2015

@TJamesNDI I'm just here to enjoy Brian Kelly's final year before he bolts for an NFL job. #HopeImWrong#NDInsider

— JDub (@jWeez08) September 5, 2015

Notre Dame starting running back Tarean Folston went down with a knee injury early in the game. Freshman Josh Adams, filling in for Folston with C.J. Prosise, scored on his first career carry late in the first quarter.

Nooooooooooooooo....not not start this with this stuff football gods #ndinsider

— CDN (@cdn515) September 6, 2015

*First carry of college football career* *Scores touchdown* #NDvsTexas#NDInsider

— Stephanie Baich (@StyxSteph58) September 6, 2015

Notre Dame's defense held the Longhorns scoreless in the first half. Head coach Brian Kelly helped out by calling two timeouts before Texas would miss a field goal with no time remaining.

ND's defensive is absolutely DESTROYING people left and right. Literally, destroying. #NDInsider#GoIrishBeatTexas

— Stephanie Winters (@sb_hastings) September 6, 2015

Jaylon Smith's range > ... #GOIrish#NDInsider

— Steven Boyer (@stevenjboyer) September 6, 2015

Hahahah! @CoachBrianKelly trying to psych-out the kicker with B2B time outs!! Coach gets its #NDInsider#WeAreND

— ⚡️⚾️TheRealGSid⚾️⚡️ (@TheRealGSid) September 6, 2015

Irish fans expressed cautious optimism at halftime.

@TJamesNDI I feel great. Zaire looks poised. O-line is giving great protection. Sad about Folston, but others have stepped up. #NDInsider

— Jude (@andrewwinn) September 6, 2015

#NDInsider InYoonWeTrust

— John Horlander (@DrJIrish91) September 6, 2015

@TJamesNDI False starts aside, O-Line has shined. Defense putting on a clinic especially on d-line. Malik's has been impressive. #NDInsider

— Dave Hancock (@dhancock110) September 6, 2015

@TJamesNDI Defense is fastest I've seen since Lou era.Concerned with running game. Frosh RBs have to get up to speed, in s hurry. #NDInsider

— Chad Williams (@tool1934) September 6, 2015

@TJamesNDI#NDInsider very impressed with the defense! O-line looks great. Very concerned about Folston and rb depth. Oh and Jaylon=beast

— BRAD (@COACHBROZZ) September 6, 2015

@TJamesNDI A sigh of relief. Zaire has looked poised. O-line needs to stop the penalties. Defense. Nuff said. #NDInsider

— coachbengroupie (@sjenk26) September 6, 2015

Texas seemed to be gaining momentum following its first score of the game, a field goal with 8:36 left in the third quarter, but the Irish responded with two more touchdowns before the end of the quarter.

HATE the fact we are leaving these guys in the game! #FinishThemOff#GoIrish#NDInsider

— CR33 (@Craigr_33) September 6, 2015

Yes, I would like my Bevo steak medium-rare. Thanks #NDInsider

— Kevin Kulesia (@KKulesia) September 6, 2015

Wake up the echoes: Zaire looks legit #NDinsider

— Daniel P. Murphy (@DanielPMurphy1) September 6, 2015

I think Malik Zaire will do juuuuust fine! #WeAreND#NDInsider

— ⚡️⚾️TheRealGSid⚾️⚡️ (@TheRealGSid) September 6, 2015

PS. Austin...we still love you. #NDFootball#NDInsider#NDvsTexas

— Jeremy Mills (@jjmills) September 6, 2015

#ndinsider#notredame most impressive opening day win for the Irish I can remember.

— Humberto E. Iglesias (@IglesiasTito) September 6, 2015

Wow. This is brutal.

— Joel DeLorge (@JoelDeLorge) September 6, 2015

Notre Dame wrapped up a 38-3 win and the biggest margin of victory in its series history with Texas.

Boom. 1-0. #RoadtotheNationalChampionship#GoIrish#NDInsider

— Stephanie Winters (@sb_hastings) September 6, 2015

Convincing 38-3 #Irish victory - offense & defense. Awesome effort @NDFootball !

— A MikDog's Life (@mikdog61) September 6, 2015

@TJamesNDI was it just me or was @LuckyLefty8 throwing it so hard the WideOuts were falling down #BulletPasses#NDInsider#GoIrish

— Tom Creedon (@TACreedon) September 6, 2015

The Notre Dame student section cheers during the first half of the Fighting Irish season opener at Notre Dame Stadium, Saturday, September 5, 2015 in South Bend. (SBT Photo/BECKY MALEWITZ)