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Brian Kelly Loves the ‘Boring’ 2016 Notre Dame Class

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Notre Dame didn’t have much drama on National Signing Day 2016 in terms of late minute defections or decommitments.  No Chris Little, Greg Little, Lorenzo Booker, or Deontay Greenbery situations like Greg talked about in his post over the weekend.  At the same time, Notre Dame didn’t land the 5-star fish they were hoping to reel in either.  Still, a Signing Day devoid of being Bookered or Leaked was a nice change. Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly opens up about the lack of drama behind Notre Dame’s recruiting process this year in this video from Sports Illustrated.  

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Notre Dame – Ohio State Fiesta Bowl Highlights

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Team 127 fought to the end, but simply ran out of gas – and almost ran out of defensive players – losing to Ohio State 44-28.  The Irish scratched and clawed their way back into the game a few times, but Ohio State was just too talented and deep for the Irish to overcome.  Even in defeat though, Team 127 fought hard and never gave up just as they did all season long.  Here are the highlights from the game as the Irish head into what figures to be an interesting off-season.  

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Save Big on Notre Dame gifts this Cyber Monday!

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Our affiliate partners over at Fanatics have a great Cyber Monday deal today that should help everyone get a lot of the shopping done for the Notre Dame fans in their lives.  Fanatics is offering 30% off all orders over $50 today (with some exclusions – sorry Under Armour apparel is one of them), but they still have a ton of great gifts that fall within the limits of the sale!  Below are a few hot items from Fanatics with Under Armour products excluded.  All of your purchases directly support UHND so we thank you in advance for any orders ...

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Notre Dame – Stanford ’15 Highlights

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Notre Dame and Stanford played one of the most entertaining games of the 2015 college football season last night – yet another game for the ages between the two programs.  Unfortunately for the Irish, they came up on the wrong side of this year’s thriller with Stanford kicking the game winning field goal as time expired after the Irish took the lead with just 0:30 left in the game. We’ll have plenty on Notre Dame’s second two-point loss of the season, but as always, until then, here are the highlights from WatchND.    

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Notre Dame – Boston College Shamrock Series Highlights

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The field and venue were pretty, but the performance of the Fighting Irish was sloppy at best last night.  Still, the Irish won and improved to 10-1 to give them their second 10 win season in the last four years with a 19-16 victory over Boston College.  Turnovers, dropped passes, and poor execution turned what could have been an Irish blowout into a too close for comfort squeaker.   Here are all the highlights from last night before we dive into any analysis today.  

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#4 Notre Dame 28, Wake Forest 7 Highlights

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Senior Day 2015 was not as easy as it should have been for Notre Dame with the Fighting Irish wining 28-7 over 28 point underdog Wake Forest.  The Irish struggled to run the ball outside of a record setting 98 yarder from Josh Adams and couldn’t get the passing game going against the Wake Forest.  Still, the Irish won by 21 and improved to 9-1 on the season and 6-0 inside Notre Dame Stadium to for the second perfect home slate under Brian Kelly. We’ll have plenty more, but here are the highlights courtesy of WatchND.

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Notre Dame LS Commit John Shannon Gets All American Jersey

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ROCKAWAY, N.J. (November 4, 2015) – John Shannon of Loyola Academy, Wilmette, IL, has been selected to join an elite group of All-Americans for the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Those selected will play in the annual East vs. West match-up on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The game will be televised live on NBC at 1 p.m. EST and will feature the nation’s top 90 high school football players. “John has demonstrated versatility and adaptability both on and off the football field,” said Mark S. Davis, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for marketing. “It is these ...

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Vote for Notre Dame Commit Julian Love

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CHICAGO (November 2, 2015) – American Family Insurance and Intersport today announced that 16 “Fearless Dreamers” have advanced to round two of the American Family Insurance “#DreamFearlessly Fan Vote” for the Under Armour All-America Football Game after 204,585 votes were cast by the public to help determine round one. The final results from round one are as follows: Northeast Sean McKeon (50.08%) vs. Kelvin Harmon (49.92%) Scooter Harrington (59.17%) vs. Will Fries (40.83%) Mid-Atlantic Jack Wohlabaugh (51.83%) vs. Eric Kumah (48.17%) Jaquan Yulee (51.34%) vs. Karamo Dioubate (48.66%) Southeast Charles Wiley (56.84%) vs. Miller Forristall (43.16%) Eddie McDoom (58.63%) vs. Nyles Pinckney ...

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Notre Dame – Temple Highlights

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In what felt like a heavy weight fight in the City of Brotherly Love Notre Dame overcame a late Temple rally for a come from behind victory on the road last night.  Many felt the Irish would win in much easier fashion against the Owls, but in the end, Notre Dame still came out on top and improved to 7-1 on the season.  Here are all of the highlights from the latest Notre Dame victory before we dive into our analysis of the game.  

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Notre Dame Football Playoff Picture: Week 9

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The Irish moved up two spots to #9 in the AP poll after Utah and Florida State fell from the ranks of the unbeaten. As a reminder, we’re only look at teams ahead of Notre Dame in the polls. All scenarios discussed are assuming Notre Dame wins out. Review of last week: #1 Ohio State rolls Rutgers 49-7 #2 Baylor cruises over Iowa State 45-27 #3 Utah falls to USC 42-24 #5 LSU beats Western Kentucky 48-20 #6 Clemson destroys Miami 58-0 #7 Michigan State pulls away late over Indiana 52-26 #9 Florida State stunned by Georgia Tech 22-16 #10 ...

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Notre Dame v USC ’15 Highlights

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Notre Dame and USC squared off last night in the most back and forth entertaining contest between the two bitter rivals since the infamous “Bush Push” game 10 years ago on Saturday night.  At the end of it, the Irish stood victorious over the Trojans by the score of 41-31.  Here’s all the highlights including some lasers from Deshone Kizer and more jaw dropping running from CJ Prosise.  

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