Notre Dame Football Archive
As most Irish fans are eager to turn the page from last season to the new upcoming one, we thought it would be prudent to reflect back one last time on the memorable one that the 2012 squad provided for ourselves and all Irish fans across the nation.
Defense wins championships. If you’re a Notre Dame fan, the weight of such a statement truly strikes home, with the Fighting Irish defense mostly carrying the offense during the 2012 season. Given the importance of defense – and an article last week examining how effective offensive line recruiting has been under Brian Kelly’s watch (ND was tied with LSU for the 2nd best recruiting haul of o-linemen in the Class of 2013 and is currently tied for 1st place, also with LSU, for the best offensive line class this recruiting cycle) – I was curious about the defensive line.
It was just a few weeks ago when the run of top 20 prospect at the tight end position giving their verbal took place. In a matter of 48 hours, those that follow recruiting saw Jeb Blazevich commit to Georgia, Ian Bunting choose Ann Arbor, Daniel Helm head to Knoxville, and Nic Weishar give his verbal to the Irish. Notre Dame had offers out to Bunting, Blazevich, Weishar, and had showed interest in Helm, but walked away with word from Weishar that South Bend will be his final destination.
If you’ve ever tuned into the end of an NBC broadcast of a Notre Dame football game, like most of America you’re at least vaguely familiar with “Notre Dame, Our Mother”
When I was little and learning about the game of football, which is a passion in my family, my father taught me football’s golden rule: line play wins championships.
A look at Notre Dame’s 2013 schedule.
What role do special teams play in winning a championship?
If you’re a Notre Dame fan, there are certain numbers you hope to never see again.
Running back depth is a hot topic for Notre Dame fans heading into the 2013 season. With the work Brian Kelly and his staff have done at the position though, it won’t be a concern Notre Dame fans will be having at the position very much in the future. With the commitment of North Carolina [...]
It is no secret that the 2012 version of the Fighting Irish had their share of close calls
Notre Dame’s best units, quelle surprise, are on defense. (3) CORNERBACK Two returning starters in Bennett Jackson, on a collision course with the 2014 NFL draft, and KeiVarae Russell, still several months away from his first anniversary of his conversion to cornerback. Jackson is rangy, with good speed and, providing his recovery goes well, positioned for an [...]
Notre Dame starting quarterback Everett Golson stood in the pocket, ball in hand, and examined his options.
Last edition we rated the following as Bowl Caliber Units – (9) RB, (8) Safety, and (7) OL. There are three units that are New Year’s Day Bowl Caliber as we come out of Spring. (6) Wide Receivers Ah, Davaris Daniels. Since his arrival on campus, the upward arc of his increase in competence has [...]
NBC has been the home of Notre Dame football home games for the past 22 seasons. It will remain the home of Notre Dame football home games for another 13 after the two announced last week that they renewed the one of kind deal through the 2025 season. Notre Dame and NBC’s deal was set [...]
With spring practice now behind us, we will rate the units according to a four tier rating system: BCS Game Caliber, New Year’s Day Bowl Caliber, Bowl Game Caliber, Stay Home. While last year the secondary started out in the “Stay Home” category, the program has progressed so that none of the nine units (OL, TE, WR, RB, [...]