Pod of Gold: Jack Swarbrick on navigating 2020 and looking ahead at 2021 for Notre Dame football

ND Insider Staff
ND Insider

No. 2 Notre Dame has the week off to prepare for the ACC Championship game against No. 3 Clemson on Dec. 19, but the "Pod of Gold" didn't take any breaks.

Before diving deep into the rematch, Tyler James and Eric Hansen wanted to take a step back and reflect on the season and look forward beyond 2020. And to help do that, they turned to Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick.

On the podcast, Swarbrick discussed his most stressful moments of 2020, if he ever thought ND's football season would be derailed, what he thinks about the coach-in-waiting concept, what the plans for a 2021 season look like, how the Irish will navigate eligibility, his opinion on the Knight Commission's FBS recommendation and more.

Then Tyler James and Eric Hansen made predictions for the rest of Notre Dame's season during the Place Your Bets segment (28:45) before answering questions from Twitter (40:13).

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Listen to the latest episode of "Pod of Gold" below.