In Week 2, then-No. 8 Notre Dame suffered one of the biggest upsets of the college football season thus far. The Fighting Irish lost to the unranked Marshall Thundering Herd at home by 26-21. With that result, Notre Dame remains winless in 2022, enough to make the team fall out of the college football rankings.
So far, Notre Dame has been one of the biggest surprises of the season, but for all the wrong reasons. The team had hopes of making the College Football Playoff. With a poor 0-2 start, the Fighting Irish will have to battle just to stay in the top 25 in the nation.
Now, back at home for the Week 3 matchup against California, the Fighting Irish will have their chance to bounce back. For that to happen, they will need to make some adjustments to finally get a victory this season.
With that being said, here are three changes Notre Dame must make to bounce back against the California Golden Bears.
3. Get Chris Tyree more involved
One of the bright spots from the Fighting Irish’ loss in the Fiesta Bowl against Oklahoma State, Chris Tyree has yet to break out this season.
Against the Cowboys, the running back had 115 receiving yards on six receptions, which included a 53-yard catch for a touchdown. He finished the game with 177 all-purpose yards, as he also recorded six carries and had 44 kick return yards.
However, so far in the 2022 season, Tyree has not been very involved in the Fighting Irish game plan. In the loss to Marshall, he only had three carries for 17 yards. He also added 14 yards through the air on two catches.