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IBG: Time to Sink Some Battleships Edition

October 30, 2014Comments (0)

The Irish Blogger Gathering returns after the bye week as we all try to turn our focus to Navy and Notre Dame’s chances of making the playoffs amid the myriad of 1-loss teams. Here was my question for the group: Many pundits are now saying that Notre Dame will almost certainly be in the playoffs if [...]


Duranko’s Digest: Notre Dame Football Program-Semi-Annual Report

October 29, 2014Comments (8)

Duranko's Digest: Notre Dame Football Program-Semi-Annual Report

With seven games behind us it’s time for the Midyear Report. ASSETS/LIMITATIONS: THE UNITS We rank the units according to three categories: FINAL FOUR MAJOR BOWL BOWL This is primarily an evaluation of asset potential and value in the future, albeit based on past results along with other factors that can influence the future performance [...]


Way Too Early to Freak Out Over Playoff Rankings

October 28, 2014Comments (40)

Way Too Early to Freak Out Over Playoff Rankings

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 [...]


Notre Dame #10 in Initial College Football Playoff Rankings

October 28, 2014Comments (0)

Notre Dame #10 in Initial College Football Playoff Rankings

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.


Notre Dame v. Navy ’14 – Key Matchups

October 27, 2014Comments (18)

Notre Dame v. Navy '14 - Key Matchups

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 [...]


Notre Dame vs. Navy – Game Details

October 27, 2014Comments (4)

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 [...]


Notre Dame Playoff Watch – Scoreboard Watching Week 9

October 24, 2014Comments (30)

Notre Dame Playoff Watch - Scoreboard Watching Week 9

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 [...]


Notre Dame’s CFB Playoff Hopes Alive

October 24, 2014Comments (5)

Notre Dame’s CFB Playoff Hopes Alive

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.


Tevon Coney Commits to Notre Dame

October 23, 2014Comments (19)

Tevon Coney Commits to Notre Dame

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 [...]


Notre Dame Announces ACC Football Schedule Through 2025

October 22, 2014Comments (2)

Notre Dame Announces ACC Football Schedule Through 2025

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.


Notre Dame Football is Back

October 21, 2014Comments (91)

Notre Dame Football is Back

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 [...]


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

October 20, 2014Comments (60)

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

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 [...]


Shamrock Stickers: Notre Dame v. Florida State

October 20, 2014Comments (58)

Shamrock Stickers:  Notre Dame v. Florida State

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.


Notre Dame – Florida State Highlights

October 19, 2014Comments (65)

Notre Dame - Florida State Highlights

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, [...]


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

October 18, 2014Comments (7)

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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