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Summer is the time of year that gives school officials headaches. With many student-athletes remaining on campus, and with a sudden burst of free time, trouble and bad decisions are always lurking around the next corner.
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.
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.
If you’re a Notre Dame fan, there are certain numbers you hope to never see again.
Notre Dame starting quarterback Everett Golson stood in the pocket, ball in hand, and examined his options.
If asked what makes the University of Notre Dame special, an answer could lead down several different paths.
When I first joined a friend’s online dynasty in the popular video game NCAA ’13 as Arizona State, even as a rookie my first priority was abundantly clear
Brigham Young University and Notre Dame have more in common than most would expect at a cursory glance.
Notre Dame’s 2012 opener in Dublin, Ireland, was one of the highlights of the season.
The 2012 football season began with extreme anticipation and expectations for the USC Trojans.
When Notre Dame and Oklahoma suit up on the same field, America takes notice.
When Kyle Brindza’s 27-yard boot connected with the netting at Notre Dame Stadium in the waning seconds to give Notre Dame the final say in a 20-17 matchup, no one could have known balance would be fully restored.
You hover your remote control around ESPNU and silently curse when you discover no college football games from the previous year will be replayed for the day.
Notre Dame landed its best recruiting class since the arrival of Internet recruiting just two short weeks ago, signing Rivals 5-star prospects Jaylon Smith, Max Redfield, Greg Bryant and Eddie Vanderdoes. The recruiting momentum appears to be carrying over into the Class of 2014, as Rivals 5-star athlete Elijah Hood of Charlotte Catholic High School in Charlotte, North Carolina, is set to visit South Bend on February 23rd.
National Signing Day 2013 was a massive success for the University of Notre Dame. It went so well that the faxes churning out one-by-one throughout the day seemed more like a wish list of players than Notre Dame’s actual signing class.