Pod of Gold: Bob Morton on how Notre Dame can navigate the loss of Jarrett Patterson
No. 2 Notre Dame took care of business in Phil Jurkovec’s revenge game and beat its former quarterback 45-31 Boston College. Now the Irish are settling in to a much deserved off week before hitting the road to play North Carolina a day after Thanksgiving.
But the off week didn’t start well with reports Monday that starting center Jarrett Patterson will miss the rest of the season because of a left foot injury. Offensive line coach Jeff Quinn will need to prepare a backup to step into the important role as the Irish chase a College Football Playoff spot.
To discuss the challenge facing Zeke Correll, Colin Grunhard and maybe even Josh Lugg, Tyler James invited former Notre Dame guard and center Bob Morton back onto the podcast.
Morton detailed the impact of losing Patterson for the season, which qualities the Irish should prioritize with a new center, how defenses might attack the center, what has impressed him most about Notre Dame this season and more.
Then Tyler James and Eric Hansen offered predictions for the rest of the regular season in "Place Your Bets" (28:14) before answering questions from Twitter (37:05).
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