Notre Dame Ranked Fifth in the Nation after Eight Games in 2015

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Based in Chicago, Illinois, Patrick Borchard directs financial accounting and investments for multifamily property development and asset management as CFO at Pangea Properties. Away from his professional responsibilities, Patrick Borchard enjoys watching college football, and he supports his alma mater, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

After the first eight games of the 2015 NCAA college football regular season, Notre Dame ranks fifth in the nation and eighth in the Associated Press Top 25 with a record of 7-1. The Irish received their only loss of the year in a two-point margin of defeat against undefeated Clemson, positioned as the top program in the country at 8-0.

DeShone Kizer, a sophomore out of Toledo, Ohio, leads the Notre Dame offense with 1,669 yards passing and 318 rushing, as well as 11 touchdowns through the air and five on the ground. Senior running back C.J. Prosise has amassed 947 yards and 11 touchdowns, and junior wide receiver Will Fuller has tallied 748 receiving yards and 9 touchdowns.

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Notre Dame Football Head Coach Brian Kelly

A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Patrick Borchard leverages years of experience as a financial professional to lead Pangea Properties as chief financial officer. In his free time, Patrick Borchard supports Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish football team and its head coach Brian Kelly.

A longtime collegiate football coach, Brian Kelly has built a successful career as the head coach of several nationwide universities. During his undergraduate studies at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts, he played as a linebacker on the football team and served as team captain for two consecutive seasons. After earning his degree, he remained at Assumption for three years, leading the football program as defensive coordinator and linebacker coach.

Subsequently, Brian Kelly accepted a coaching position at Grand Valley State University, where he headed recruitment efforts and coordinated the defensive line. He went on to assume responsibilities as the team’s head coach. Under his leadership, the team achieved a 13-year record of 118 wins and 35 losses.

Brian Kelly leveraged his coaching experience to lead the collegiate football teams at Central Michigan University and the University of Cincinnati for several years. Since 2010, he has served as head coach of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. He has brought the team to three college bowl wins and helped the team complete its first undefeated season in nearly 25 years.

Throughout his entire career as a head coach, Kelly has achieved a record of 208 wins and 72 losses. He has received numerous awards for his accomplishments, including the Big East Coach of the Year and the Associated Press Coach of the Year awards.