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Is Notre Dame’s Malik Zaire’s Time Now?

February 26, 2015Comments (0)

Is Notre Dame's Malik Zaire's Time Now?

Watching him from the sideline, Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire seemingly was a picture of patience and understanding – a true student of the game. From the inside though, the quarterback from Kettering, Ohio, tells a different story. A story that would include angst, lack of maturity, preparedness, and mental engagement. It’s not a story […]


Where’s the Rush for Notre Dame Football?

February 25, 2015Comments (3)

Where's the Rush for Notre Dame Football?

Lost in the sea of injuries and big plays surrendered by the Notre Dame defense in the second half of the season, was the lack of pass rush from the Irish defense.  The leading sacker for Notre Dame a year ago, Romeo Okwara, brought down opposing quarterbacks just four times making finding a pass rush […]


Do Notre Dame’s Football Facilities Measure Up to Competition?

February 23, 2015Comments (29)

Do Notre Dame's Football Facilities Measure Up to Competition?

Former Heisman Trophy winner and Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston swung by Ann Arbor, MI, to visit Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh for some last minute, pre-NFL Combine advice. Winston had a lot to say about his visit to Michigan’s campus, but the NFL Combine wasn’t at the top of his list of discussion points. […]


A Pre-Spring Ranking of Notre Dame’s Starting Defense

February 21, 2015Comments (17)

A Pre-Spring Ranking of Notre Dame's Starting Defense

We take a pre-Spring Practice look at the putative defensive starters. This may well change during Spring practice or in the Fall. The middle linebacker situation remains fluid, but suddently there are options, arguably including Nyles Morgan, Joe Schmidt, Jarrett Grace, Tevon Coney and even Michael Deeb. If the names below seem familiar it is […]


2015 Notre Dame Blue Gold Game & Spring Football Dates

February 21, 2015Comments (8)

2015 Notre Dame Blue Gold Game & Spring Football Dates

Notre Dame officially announced the dates for both the start of Spring Football 2015 and the 2015 Notre Dame Blue – Gold Game this week.


The Growing Game of Corey Robinson

February 19, 2015Comments (8)

The Growing Game of Corey Robinson

He checks in at 6’4” 215lbs, and is a menacing figure to look at on the field. It’s not uncommon for him to tower above opposing defenders by two to three inches, if not more, and he is in the process of learning how to utilize that height to his advantage. The son of NBA […]


Notre Dame’s Unusual 2015 Football Schedule

February 18, 2015Comments (49)

Notre Dame's Unusual 2015 Football Schedule

It’s different this time, with no Big Ten teams on the schedule. There are six ACC teams on the schedule. The Irish departure from the Big Ten is unequivocal. The 2015 Notre Dame schedule isn’t your father’s Irish schedule.


At Long Last, Depth for Notre Dame

February 16, 2015Comments (11)

At Long Last, Depth for Notre Dame

To understand the extent and the spacing of Notre Dame’s current depth, let’s jump past the 2015 season and go right to the Spring of 2016, some 14 months from now.


Torii Hunter Jr To Play Baseball for Notre Dame

February 14, 2015Comments (3)

Torii Hunter Jr To Play Baseball for Notre Dame

The Notre Dame football team has another potential two-sport star on its hands after announcing on Friday that wide receiver Torii hunter, Jr will be playing baseball for the Fighting Irish this spring.


Notre Dame Adds S Transfer Avery Sebastian

February 12, 2015Comments (22)

Notre Dame Adds S Transfer Avery Sebastian

Notre Dame wasn’t able to find the 3rd safety that they wanted in the class of 2015 as Signing Day came and past, but just two weeks later the Irish landed Cal 5th year senior transfer Avery Sebastian to bolster a secondary in desperate need of experience at the safety. Sebastian announced his decision to […]


Mike Sanford to Notre Dame? Coaching Rumors Still Flying

February 12, 2015Comments (3)

On Sunday we posted the a recap of the latest Notre Dame assistant coaching rumors which linked Jeff Quinn, Autry Denson, and Todd Lyght all to Notre Dame.  On Wednesday, the rumor mill was on fire with news that up and coming Boise State offensive coordinator Mike Sanford was set to join the Notre Dame […]


Notre Dame 2015 Offense: An Early Glimpse

February 11, 2015Comments (25)

In the first four years of the Kelly hegemony, the Fighting Irish offense averaged 27.1 points per game. The Irish averaged  161 yards rushing and 246 yards per game  passing for a total offense of 407 yards per game. In 2014, Kelly installed Mike Denbrock as de jure Offensive Coordinator, but made himself the play […]


Notre Dame Fans Need to R-E-L-A-X

February 10, 2015Comments (42)

Notre Dame Fans Need to R-E-L-A-X

A week in college football that is supposed to be known more for National Signing Day – where recruits officially sign the dotted line on their future college destinations – was instead a week of anger and frustration for Notre Dame fans. Between head coach Brian Kelly attending the Super Bowl with his family rather […]


Notre Dame Assistant Coaching Rumors Continue to Fly

February 10, 2015Comments (2)

Notre Dame Assistant Coaching Rumors Continue to Fly

While we know that Notre Dame will reportedly be replacing three coaches this off-season in Kerry Cooks, Matt Lafluer, and Tony Alford; we still have no official word on any of their replacements.  That hasn’t, however, stopped the rumors from flying. The most recent rumors point to Jeff Quinn, most recently the head coach at […]


Tony Alford Leaving Notre Dame for Ohio State

February 7, 2015Comments (54)

It didn’t take long for the first bit of bad news to hit Notre Dame this off-season with reports of running backs coach Tony Alford leaving Notre Dame to be the assistant head coach and running backs coach at Ohio State. Just days after Alford’s recruitment of Dexter Williams led the talented Florida running back […]


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