#NDInsider Twitter Chatter: Notre Dame-Nevada


Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

Twitter can be a fun (or depressing) and brutally honest (or unreasonable) place during Notre Dame football games. That's why we open up this space for the #NDInsider Twitter Chatter after every game.

During the game, readers are encouraged to send their thoughts and observations with the #NDInsider hashtag to be considered for our postgame fan recap.

Notre Dame fans were ready to find success against Nevada after the heartbreaking loss at Texas. They joined us with their 140-character takes during the game.

Even head coach Brian Kelly had his game face on.

@CoachBrianKelly leads @GoFightinIrish into #NotreDame Stadium for #NDvsNevada.

— Becky Malewitz (@BeckyMalewitz) September 10, 2016

Notre Dame's offense was less than inspiring during a scoreless first quarter, but sophomore Irish wide receivers C.J. Sanders and Equanimeous St. Brown continued to impress.

ND needs to use CJ Sanders like @iamrocketismail Give him the ball in the backfield. #NDvsNevada#NDInsider

— Joel (@1IRISH1) September 10, 2016

St. Brown is going to be a stud. #NDInsider

— Juanitas (@JoshJuanitas) September 10, 2016

While the defense took all the heat against Texas, the offense drew some criticism for its slow start against Nevada.

@TJamesNDI#NDInsider can't wait for all the questions this week to be about the offense.

— Jeff Welty (@DubbDubbs) September 10, 2016

Feels like the offense is sleep walking and not aggressive #NDInsider

— Drake D Ephron (@ddephron) September 10, 2016

I don't understand the running game plan? #NDInsider

— Chad Williams (@tool1934) September 10, 2016

Three plays after DeShone Kizer threw an interception, Notre Dame defensive tackle Jarron Jones snagged a pass of his own to give the ball back to the Irish.

@Who_GotJones94 looks like a DB making that Int! Extends the hands, snags the ball and turns upfield. #Awesome#NDInsider

— Th3Bill (@Th3Bill) September 10, 2016

The Irish started to pull away with 25 points in the second quarter. A sloppy start turned into a commanding lead. But news that cornerback Shaun Crawford's injury was reportedly a season-ending one to his left Achilles tendon clouded the big picture.

@TJamesNDI Where was this ND defense last week? Yes, Nevada is a lesser opponent than Texas, but still... 2nd qtr = lights out! #NDInsider

— Dave Hancock (@dhancock110) September 10, 2016

I'll take 25-0 at the half, but ND needs to clean-up the mistakes... #NDInsider

— Paul_In_Maple (@CLE_CLCFan) September 10, 2016

#NDInsider this team has a ton of potential but long way to go to be elite. Losing Crawford hurts. Keizer is the real deal

— Nick Lunger (@LungerN) September 10, 2016

@TJamesNDI Kizer might be the best QB in D1. #NDinsider

— Whitey (@whiteyirish) September 10, 2016

@TJamesNDI 1st half = typical ND against inferior opponent. Will we see some tight end action in the 2nd half #NDInsider

— David Nichols (@training_dave) September 10, 2016

Broadcaster Mike Tirico, formerly of ESPN's Monday Night Football, filled in for Dan Hick as the play-by-play announcer on NBC's telecast and many Irish fans gave the new voice positive reviews.

@TJamesNDI Mike Tirico is fantastic. A breath of fresh air... analytical, yet relatable. I hope NBC keeps him in the booth. #NDInsider

— Dave Hancock (@dhancock110) September 10, 2016

As Notre Dame cruised into the fourth quarter, the Irish emptied the bench of their young players who aren't in line to redshirt. A 39-10 victory was welcomed by many Notre Dame fans. While it didn't blow them away, there were noticeable signs of improvement since the season opener. But some areas of concern remain with Michigan State on the horizon.

@TJamesNDI#NDInsider big progress week over week. But against a lower level opponent. Need a consistent and sound D to win next week

— William Redmond (@parkslopeirish) September 11, 2016

Excellent W by @NDFootball. Need to clean up the penalties, but this team looks WAY better than last week against Texas. #NDInsider

— Th3Bill (@Th3Bill) September 10, 2016

@TJamesNDI#NDInsider the bad taste of Texas is out of my mouth but my stomach is an empty pit for @Shaun20Crawford. Go Irish!

— Dave Simono (@dsimono66) September 11, 2016

@TJamesNDI two games, zero sacks #NDInsider

— Ryan Dunbar (@irishdodger) September 11, 2016

@TJamesNDI ND finally did what they should with and inferior opponent and got the backups some meaningful reps #NDInsider

— irishhawk (@lk00331) September 11, 2016

Notre Dame fans cheer on the Fighting Irish during the Notre Dame-Nevada NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend. Tribune Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN