He had a philosophy that ND was going to be the tougher team.
He had bread and butter running plays that were practiced over and over. The other team knew what was coming, but couldn't stop it.
Players understood that they had to be accountable and that the player to their left and right were counting on them.
On Monday he described how ND could lose if they didn't prepare properly. By Saturday he had everyone believing that ND was going to win.