Miami Hurricanes coach Mark Richt calls Notre Dame ‘very impressive’ against USC

Miami doesn’t play Notre Dame for two and a half more weeks, but that didn’t stop Hurricanes coach Mark Richt from praising the Fighting Irish for how they dismantled USC this past Saturday.

“Oh yeah, we saw some of it (the Notre Dame-USC matchup),’’ Richt said according to The Miami Herald. “Very impressive.

“And what’s most impressive is what they’re doing up front — and I know they’ve got skill guys. They’ve got runners and they’ve got ball-catchers and the quarterback playing well and all that.

It’s pretty uncustomary for coaches to talk about opponents they don’t play that week, but Richt didn’t even stop there.

“But their offensive and defensive lines really look physical, dominant. When you play well in the trenches it lets your skill players flow. That’s kind of what I was talking about. Are we ready to impose our will on a team? That’s what they did. They imposed their will on a team of a great rival, Southern Cal.

“That’s where we want to get one day and that’s why we’re recruiting our tails off. That’s why we want to keep playing hard.”

Clearly, Richt not only expects a great challenge from Notre Dame in a couple weeks, he would also like to emulate certain parts of its program.

Notre Dame rushed for 377 yards and averaged more than 8.0 yards per rush as a team against USC. The Fighting Irish are ranked second in yards per rush and sixth in the country in rushing yards per game.

The Hurricanes will have their hands full with the Irish come to Hard Rock Stadium on Nov. 11.

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