October 28 // Notre Dame Football

Way Too Early to Freak Out Over Playoff Rankings

Notre Dame is ranked #10 in the first CFP Rankings, but it's still too early for Fighting Irish fans to get upset.  (Photo: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports)

The first ever College Football Playoffs rankings were released on Tuesday night and one of the biggest stories was how low Notre Dame was ranked in the initial rankings.  The Irish came in at #10 in the only rankings that really matter despite being 6th and 7th in the AP and Coaches Polls respectively.  While [...]

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October 28 // Notre Dame Football

Notre Dame #10 in Initial College Football Playoff Rankings

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Jeff Fischel and former UNC Quarterback Bryn Renner discuss Notre Dame being ranked #10 in the first ever College Football Playoff Rankings, whether they deserve to be higher and what the Fighting Irish can do to work its way into the inaugural 4-team playoff.

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October 28 // Recruiting

Notre Dame Football Recruiting on the Rise

Tevon Coney is one of several 4-star recruits to commit to the Irish since the start of the 2014 season.   (Photo: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports)

Recruiting is the lifeblood of college football and its importance cannot be overstated.  Alabama’s dominance on the gridiron over the past several years goes hand-in-hand with its accomplishments on the recruiting trail, with the Crimson Tide having finished with the top-rated recruiting class four years in a row – and they are currently on pace [...]

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October 27 // Notre Dame Football

Notre Dame v. Navy ’14 – Key Matchups

Purdue Boilermakers quarterback Danny Etling (5) is sacked by Notre Dame Fighting Irish defensive lineman Jarron Jones (94) in the third quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium. Notre Dame won 30-14. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

The Irish will look to rebound from a controversial loss to Florida State this Saturday when they renew their rivalry with Navy.  Notre Dame is coming off a much needed bye after the events in Tallahassee and will be looking to make a statement against the Midshipmen as massive favorites.  Navy’s option offense could take [...]

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October 27 // Notre Dame Football

Notre Dame vs. Navy – Game Details

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Game Details Date: November 1, 2014 Kickoff: 8:00 PM ET Location:  Fedex Field, Landover, MD Tickets:  Shop for Tickets Television: CBS Internet Broadcast:  n/a Mobile: n/a  Radio: ISP Sports Network Weather: Forecast for Nov 1 – Landover, MD Opponent Details Conference: Independent Head Coach: Ken Niumatalolo (6th year, 48-30) 2014 Record: 4-4 2013 Record: 9-4 Won Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl (24-6, Middle Tennessee [...]

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October 24 // Notre Dame Football

Notre Dame Playoff Watch – Scoreboard Watching Week 9

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The common line of thinking following Notre Dame’s heartbreaking loss to Florida State is that if the Irish win out, they are almost certain to find themselves in the playoffs.  We all know how much sense human voters make sometimes though – see 1993 for example.  So with that in mind, it’s time for Notre [...]

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October 24 // Notre Dame Football

Notre Dame’s CFB Playoff Hopes Alive

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With five games left on the schedule, Notre Dame remains in the thick of the CFB Playoff race.  In this week’s Notre Dame Football Report, we take a look at the Irish’s remaining schedule and hear from Brian Kelly and Everett Golson on the team’s mindset moving forward.

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October 23 // Notre Dame Football

Tevon Coney Commits to Notre Dame

Tevon Coney is one of several 4-star recruits to commit to the Irish since the start of the 2014 season.   (Photo: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports)

Notre Dame picked up another huge commitment for the recruiting class of 2015 on Thursday when 4-star inside linebacker Tevon Coney committed to Notre Dame over his home-state Florida Gators. Coney, a 6’0″, 220 lbs inside linebacker, had one of the most impressive offer lists of any current Notre Dame prior to committing to the [...]

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October 22 // Notre Dame Football

Notre Dame Announces ACC Football Schedule Through 2025

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ACC Digital Network host Courtney Cox details the Atlantic Coast Conference’s announcement of Notre Dame’s football schedule versus ACC teams through 2025.  ACC Commissioner John Swofford comments on the impact of having Notre Dame on the ACC schedule.

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October 21 // Notre Dame Football

Notre Dame Football is Back

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After some internal debate, I have decided to take a different approach to Notre Dame’s recent contest against Florida State.  Rather than covering the material as a detached observer I am instead going to write as the lifelong Notre Dame fan that I am and include the emotion that comes as a result. Notre Dame [...]

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October 20 // Notre Dame Football

Duranko’s Digest: What did we see in Tallahassee?

Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback Everett Golson (5) during pre game warmups before their game against the Florida State Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Jameis Winston led three excruciating, Heisman-quality drives of 70 yards or more to lead Florida State to a comeback 31-27 victory over the Fighting Irish, extending the Seminole win streak to 23 games and leaving them as one of just four unbeaten major college teams. The Fighting Irish, big enough for the potentially unforgiving moment [...]

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October 20 // Notre Dame Football

Shamrock Stickers: Notre Dame v. Florida State

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Notre Dame suffered its first loss of the season in heartbreaking fashion on the road at Florida State. The Irish were the victims of a very controversial offensive pass interference call with under a minute to play to take the winning score off the board.

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October 19 // Notre Dame Football

Notre Dame – Florida State Highlights

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Notre Dame lost an absolute heart breaker last night to Florida State in Tallahassee on a controversial call that took a would be game winning touchdown off of the scoreboard and sending Notre Dame home with their first loss of the year. The call will be debated for years to come, but to get started, [...]

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October 18 // Notre Dame Football

Ready for a Collision for History – The ’93 Notre Dame – FSU Intro

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It’s gameday and I sincerely apologize as this should have been posted earlier this week, but with kickoff 11 hours away, I have been watching the 1993 Notre Dame – Florida State intro on repeat this morning and had to post it just to build up the hype a bit more. Goooooooooo Irish!!  

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October 18 // Notre Dame Football

IBG: Looking to Make a Seminole Statement Edition

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I promise that this will be the last time this season my addition to the weekly Irish Blogger Gathering is getting posted on Saturday morning, but that real life thing really does have a bad habit of getting in the way of blogging some time. So without further ado, here is my weekly IBG. My [...]

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