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Grading Notre Dame at the Bye: Offense

September 19, 2014Comments (1)

As Notre Dame enters its first bye weekend of the season, we took a closer look at each position unit on the offensive side of the ball today.  The Irish offense, while off to a solid start, has a lot of room for improvement over the final nine games of the season which is a [...]


It’s Time for Tim Brown, Jerome Bettis to Head to Canton

September 18, 2014Comments (3)

It's Time for Tim Brown, Jerome Bettis to Head to Canton

The preliminary ballot for the 2015 NFL Hall of Fame was announced on earlier this week and five Notre Dame greats are on the among the 100+ candidates vying for the maximum of eight enshrinees.  Two Irish legends, however, stand out from the group and are long over due for a trip to Canton next [...]


Notre Dame Football 2014 Freshman 1st Quarter Report

September 18, 2014Comments (2)

Notre Dame Football 2014 Freshman 1st Quarter Report

As Notre Dame heads into the second quarter of the 2014 season, the Irish are 3-0 in part because of the play of its freshman class.  Though not as heralded as some of their predecessors, this year’s freshman class has still been able to provide immediate impact at positions of need from day one. After [...]


IBG: Evaluating Notre Dame at the Bye Edition

September 17, 2014Comments (17)

Notre Dame might be a on bye week this week, but the Irish Blogger Gathering isn’t.  We’re hard at work again this week with our weekly roundtable discussion of the Fighting Irish as we discuss where Notre Dame is headed into the bye week and what our expectations are for the remainder of the season. [...]


10 Things For Notre Dame to Work on During the Bye

September 16, 2014Comments (21)

10 Things For Notre Dame to Work on During the Bye

Notre Dame’s early season bye week really could not have come at a better time for the Fighting Irish.  With some mounting injuries and plenty of areas to address despite a 3-0 record, Brian Kelly and his coaching staff have an extra week of practice to address those areas and allow their team to heal. [...]


Notre Dame – Syracuse Kick-Off Set for Prime Time

September 16, 2014Comments (6)

Notre Dame - Syracuse Kick-Off Set for Prime Time

Notre Dame fans hoping the Irish’s next game would end well before midnight on the east coast will be disappointed today after the kick-off time for the September 27th game against Syracuse in MetLife Stadium was announced for 8PM ET on Monday.   The prime time kick off will be the third consecutive prime time [...]


Video: Everett Golson In SI’s Week 3 Heisman Watch

September 15, 2014Comments (1)

Sports Illustrated’s Zac Ellis breaks down the top performances from Week 3 of college football action. Ellis thinks that Notre Dame’s Everett Golson is not receiving enough attention in the early season as he has guided the Irish to a 3-0 record heading into their first bye week of the season. We talked about Golson’s [...]


5 Things I Didn’t Like from Notre Dame v. Purdue ’14

September 15, 2014Comments (33)

5 Things I Didn't Like from Notre Dame v. Purdue '14

For the first time this season this column was unfortunately not hard to write.  The last two weeks Notre Dame left very little for their not to like with a blowout of Rice and an embarrassment of Michigan.  The Irish looked ordinary against Purdue for much of the game, however, and a let a team [...]


Notre Dame Moves Into Top 10

September 14, 2014Comments (2)

Notre Dame Moves Into Top 10

Even though Notre Dame turned in a fairly underwhelming performance in Indianapolis on Saturday, the Irish found themselves back in the top 10 for the first time since 2012 on Sunday thanks to some upsets to top 10 teams on Saturday. Notre Dame entered the weekend ranked 11th in both both polls but moved up [...]


Notre Dame Football Injury Report – Post Purdue

September 14, 2014Comments (12)

Notre Dame Football Injury Report - Post Purdue

Notre Dame was a little undermanned coming into the Purdue game with Christian Lombard and Andrew Trumbetti out in addition to the academic five.  The Irish suffered even more losses in their win over the Boilermakers though with Cole Luke, Nicky Baratti, and Amir Carlisle all leaving the game.  Here’s the latest on all of [...]


Notre Dame v. Purdue ’14 – 5 Things I Liked

September 14, 2014Comments (11)

Notre Dame v. Purdue '14 - 5 Things I Liked

It took a little more effort than anyone thought it would last night but Notre Dame improved to 3-0 last night following a 30-14 win over Purdue in the Shamrock Series.  Unlike the last two weeks, there wasn’t as much to like as the Irish played by far their sloppiest and least impressive game of [...]


Brian Kelly Talks Beating Purdue, Getting Better

September 14, 2014Comments (13)

Brian Kelly Talks Beating Purdue, Getting Better

Brian Kelly addressed the media last night following Notre Dame’s 30-14 victory over Purdue and talked a lot about the need to get better during the bye week. His tone was that of a coach who genuinely believes that his team’s best football is still ahead of them. With a daunting October slate of games, [...]


Notre Dame v. Purdue ’14 Highlights

September 14, 2014Comments (0)

Notre Dame v. Purdue '14 Highlights

It wasn’t as pretty as the last two weeks and the Irish defense is almost like a walking MASH unit right now with injuries piling up.  But, at the end of the day the Irish won 30-14 over Purdue to improve to 3-0 on the season heading into a very much needed early season bye [...]


IBG: Avoiding the Let Down and Dominating Edition

September 12, 2014Comments (7)

The Irish Blogger Gathering returns again this week as we all try to manufacture some excitement for Purdue following last week’s emotionally draining game against Michigan.  Amazingly, all of the IBG bloggers remained focused on Purdue with the questions this week.  If our boys do the same on Saturday when they invade Lucas Oil Stadium, [...]


Michigan Game Highlights Brian Kelly’s Stamp on Notre Dame

September 11, 2014Comments (20)

Michigan Game Highlights Brian Kelly's Stamp on Notre Dame

Brian Kelly had some signature moments as the head coach at Notre Dame in 2012.  Road wins over Top 10 teams Oklahoma and Michigan State.  The win over USC to cap off an undefeated regular season.  The epic goal line stand against Stanford.  This past weekend’s victory, correction shut out, of Michigan, however is the [...]


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