CFB Analyst: Why Notre Dame May Underwhelm This Year

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Crawford says it is potentially the most “unfair” schedule in the country, and a reason that ND may underwhelm:“There’s a reason Notre Dame’s projected preseason win total is under 10 this season. Unlike the 2018 campaign, the schedule doesn’t let up and there’s three games that stick out as uh-ohs in terms of getting back to the College Football Playoff as an independent unbeaten. The Irish travel to Georgia and Michigan before November and sandwiched between those showdowns is a home tilt with Virginia, the preseason ACC Coastal Division favorite. They’ll also play at Stanford in the regular-season finale. Notre Dame’s slate might be the most unfair in college football since seven of its 12 games are against teams coming off bye weeks.”Crawford is bullish on the team itself, saying it compares to last year’s. However, bye weeks can really help a team, and the combination of bad luck in when these games are played plus a high level of opponent may very well lead to a slide for ND.[247Sports] A closeup of Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly wearing a visor.ARLINGTON, TEXAS – DECEMBER 29: Head coach Brian Kelly of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish takes the field with his team before the game against the Clemson Tigers during the College Football Playoff Semifinal Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Notre Dame had something of a breakout season last year, putting itself in position to play for a national title for the first time in the College Football Playoff era. The Fighting Irish ran the table during the regular season, before losing to Clemson in the semifinal.With a number of big players, including starting quarterback Ian Book, returning, expectations remain pretty high for the Fighting Irish. The preseason FPI projections at ESPN have Notre Dame at No. 7, between nine and 10 wins for the season.Of course, there’s no guarantee that the Fighting Irish will have a similar season. Brian Kelly’s squad faces a very brutal schedule, with a pair of games against bona fide College Football Playoff contenders in Georgia and Michigan.That schedule is a major reason why 247’s Brad Crawford has Notre Dame football as a regression candidate for 2019.There has been a ton of discussion about the schedule, which also features seven games against teams coming off of byes.last_img read more

HMD Global sets MWC 2019 event for February 24, Nokia 9 PureView, Nokia 6.2 expected

first_img Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiJanuary 25, 2019UPDATED: January 28, 2019 08:27 IST HIGHLIGHTSHMD Global has announced its MWC 2019 event will take place on February 24The company will likely announce the Nokia 9 PureView and Nokia 6.2 at MWC 2019The Nokia 9 PureView is said to come with five rear cameras, the Nokia 6.2 may get a punch-hole displayHMD Global will be attending the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February where it is expected to launch a few Nokia phones much like last year. On Friday, HMD’s Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas tweeted that the company’s event will take place on February 24. At this event, we expect to finally see the much-rumoured Nokia 9 PureView flagship smartphone. Apart from this, HMD may unveil a few more devices, one of which could be the Nokia 6.2.The tweet only mentions the date for the MWC 2019 event without revealing anything further. Of course, there are plenty of theories on what the company will announce next month. The most logical assumption is that HMD will announce the penta-camera Nokia 9 PureView. The phone has been talked about all through last year and was expected to launch months ago, but it now seems like the flagship will go official at MWC 2019.Wereallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallywould like you to tune into our Barcelona MWC showdown on the 24th of FebJuho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) January 25, 2019Another Nokia phone we have been hearing about is the Nokia 6.2, which will succeed last year’s Nokia 6.1. Interestingly, some alleged renders of the Nokia 6.2 suggest a redesign especially with the display. The Nokia 6.2 is said to come with a punch-hole display like the Galaxy A8s and Honor View 20.Talking about the Nokia 9 PureView, pretty much everything is known about this flagship already. The phone is set to come with five rear cameras, a Snapdragon 845 chipset paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The flagship is also expected to ship with Android 9 Pie and will be part of the Android One program. The Nokia 9 PureView is said to sport a 5.99-inch 2K display with HMD’s PureDisplay screen technology.advertisementSome reports have also detailed the pricing of the Nokia 9 PureView, claiming that the flagship will cost EUR 749 or EUR 799. A direct conversion puts the price in India between Rs 60,000 to Rs 63,000. This means the Nokia 9 PureView will either be as expensive or costlier than last year’s Nokia 8 Sirocco.Meanwhile, the Nokia 6.2 is said to come with a 6.2-inch display with a hole in the screen to house a selfie camera. Additionally, the phone will also come with dual cameras on the back with Zeiss optics. The Nokia 6.2 is said to come with a Snapdragon 632, which would be a minor bump over the Nokia 6.1 that offers a Snapdragon 630 chipset. The Nokia 6.2 could come with 4GB or 6GB of RAM.HMD will likely announce a few more devices, some of which will likely be successor to last year’s models, but details around that are slim at the moment. The company should soon announce the exact time of the event on February 24 as well.ALSO READ | Nokia 9 PureView promo video leaks out, 5 cameras, Snapdragon 845 and wireless charging revealedALSO READ | Nokia 6.2 with 6.2-inch punch hole display, Snapdragon 632 may launch soonGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow HMD GlobalFollow Nokia 9 PureViewFollow Nokia 9Follow nokia HMD Global sets MWC 2019 event for February 24, Nokia 9 PureView, Nokia 6.2 expectedOn Friday, HMD’s Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas tweeted that the company’s event will take place on February 24, which is where we expect to see the Nokia 9 PureView and Nokia 6.2.advertisementlast_img read more