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Notre Dame v. Syracuse ’14 Highlights

September 28, 2014Comments (0)

Notre Dame v. Syracuse '14 Highlights

Notre Dame improved to 4-0 last night albeit in a bit of sloppy fashion.   The Irish turned the ball over five times but still managed to escape MetLife Stadium with a 31-15 victory over Syracuse.  We’ll have a lot on the game as there is a ton to discuss between now and next weekend’s [...]


Countdown to Kick-off: Everything You Need to Know for Notre Dame v. Syracuse

September 27, 2014Comments (16)

Countdown to Kick-off: Everything You Need to Know for Notre Dame v. Syracuse

Notre Dame is set to square off with Syracuse later tonight for the fourth game of the season.  The Irish look to improve to 4-0 on the season when they face the unranked Orange in MetLife Stadium.  Here’s a quick rundown of everything you need to know as kickoff draws near. One last rundown of [...]


Brian Kelly Talks Bye Week Improvements

September 25, 2014Comments (5)

Brian Kelly Talks Bye Week Improvements

Brian Kelly met with the media on Thursday to talk about his team’s final preparations on Syracuse and how they used the early season bye week to their advantage this year.  Here’s the full video courtesy of the fine team at WatchND along with some notes and observations. In talking to a couple of the [...]


Notre Dame, Texas A&M Agree to Two Game Series

September 25, 2014Comments (0)

Notre Dame, Texas A&M Agree to Two Game Series

Notre Dame continued to add marquee opponents to its future schedules on Thursday by announcing a home and home series with Texas A&M in 2024 and 2025 giving the Irish another SEC opponent they had been seeking. “These two contests between Notre Dame and Texas A&M figure to be excellent intersectional attractions,” said Notre Dame [...]


Torii Hunter Jr Set to Make Notre Dame Debut

September 25, 2014Comments (4)

Torii Hunter Jr Set to Make Notre Dame Debut

Before suffering a gruesome broken leg during practice for the US Army All-American Bowl in 2013, Torii Hunter was pegged as a potential instant impact recruit for Notre Dame.  On Saturday, more than 21 months since suffering the injury, the sophomore from Texas will be making his collegiate debut when Notre Dame takes on Syracuse [...]


Notre Dame Reshuffling OL Deck

September 23, 2014Comments (3)

Notre Dame Reshuffling OL Deck

Brian Kelly more than hinted that changes could be coming to the Notre Dame offensive line the last time he met with the media over a week ago following the win over Purdue.  On Tuesday, Kelly confirmed that changes are indeed in store for the offensive line this weekend although the coaching staff is still [...]


Notre Dame Injury Updates: Amir Carlisle Out

September 23, 2014Comments (4)

Notre Dame Injury Updates: Amir Carlisle Out

Brian Kelly updated the health of a number of Notre Dame players at his Tuesday presser as the Irish had the opportunity to get healthy over the bye week.  The Irish will thankfully get a lot of the walking wounded back this weekend, but will be without the services of starting slot wide receiver Amir [...]


Notre Dame v. Syracuse ’14 Game Details

September 22, 2014Comments (9)

Notre Dame v. Syracuse '14 Game Details

Notre Dame is back in action this weekend after an agonizing bye week for fans.  The Irish will play their first true “road” game of the season when they travel to East Rutherford, NJ for their second straight game in a NFL Stadium when they take on the Syracuse Orange in MetLife Stadium – home [...]


Red Zone No Longer a Dead Zone for Notre Dame

September 20, 2014Comments (33)

Red Zone No Longer a Dead Zone for Notre Dame

One of the most frustrating aspects of Notre Dame’s disappointing 9-4 campaign in 2013 was the Irish’s red zone futility.  A year ago the Notre Dame offense scored points on just 80% of their trips inside the opponent’s 20 yard line while scoring touchdowns just 53% of the time.  Fast forward a year and the [...]


Grading Notre Dame at the Bye: Defense

September 19, 2014Comments (30)

Grading Notre Dame at the Bye: Defense

Notre Dame lost six starters from last year’s defense and changed defensive schemes following the departure of Bob Diaco to be the head coach of UConn and subsequent hiring of Brian VanGorder.  Surely the Irish defense was going to be a liability and take a step back in 2014.  Well, three games into the season [...]


Grading Notre Dame at the Bye: Offense

September 19, 2014Comments (21)

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 (3)

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 (18)

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 (26)

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. [...]


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