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2014 Notre Dame Schedule Breakout – Part III

August 27, 2014Comments (3)

2014 Notre Dame Schedule Breakout - Part III

In Part II of Notre Dame’s 2014 season prediction, the Fighting Irish exited the month of September with a 3-1 record on their way to two more losses in October at the hands of Stanford and defending national champion, Florida State.  Heading into November, how will Notre Dame fare during the home stretch of its [...]


2014 Notre Dame Schedule Breakout – Part II

August 21, 2014Comments (31)

In Part I of Notre Dame’s 2014 season prediction, the Fighting Irish’s opponents from August and September were examined and a 3-1 record was forecasted after a close loss at the hands of the Michigan Wolverines.  In Part II we look at the heart of Notre Dame’s schedule when analyzing Stanford, North Carolina, Florida State [...]


2014 Notre Dame Schedule Breakout – Part I

August 18, 2014Comments (11)

2014 Notre Dame Schedule Breakout – Part I

For many Notre Dame fans mid-August is an exciting time, as months of anticipation for football season reaches its tipping point as the first game’s kickoff nears.  The news of an academic scandal at the University of Notre Dame is unexpected and deflating, and rightfully so.  But the season draws nearer even if the enthusiasm [...]


Corey Robinson – ’14 Breakout Candidates

August 5, 2014Comments (7)

Corey Robinson - '14 Breakout Candidates

UHND continues its series outlining breakout candidates for 2014 as Notre Dame begins its fall practice regimen at Culver Military Academy in Culver, IN.  This particular session will remain on the offensive side of the football and examine the depth at wide receiver.  UHND has previously detailed the possible emergence of wide receiver Will Fuller, [...]


Greg Bryant – ’14 Breakout Candidate

July 29, 2014Comments (25)

Greg Bryant - '14 Breakout Candidate

UHND has been highlighting Notre Dame football players on the verge of breakout seasons for 2014.  To date, UHND has profiled tight end Durham Smythe, wide receiver Will Fuller, safety Max Redfield, and running back Tarean Folston.  The latest edition of breakout candidates stays in the Irish backfield with sophomore – though he still possesses [...]


Durham Smythe – ’14 Breakout Candidates

July 22, 2014Comments (10)

Durham Smythe - '14 Breakout Candidates

Over the past several weeks UHND.com has presented a series detailing which Notre Dame players have ventured onto the “Now or Never” precipice.  In a separate series, UHND will begin to detail those Notre Dame players on the verge of a breakout campaign, starting with tight end, Durham Smythe. Pedigree Durham Smythe’s commitment to Notre [...]


Now or Never ’14: Ben Koyack

July 15, 2014Comments (28)

Now or Never '14: Ben Koyack

Our series of Now or Never players for Notre Dame in 2014 charges forward today by staying on the offensive side of the ball where he look at a third weapon for Everett Golson and the Notre Dame passing attack – senior tight end Ben Koyack. Koyack actually made our list last year as well, [...]


Notre Dame Linebacker Recruiting Reset

July 8, 2014Comments (7)

Any Notre Dame fan that logged on to ESPN.com to watch Cincinnati linebacker recruit Justin Hilliard announce his college destination last week with the hope an Irish upset would occur – similar to Manti Te’o’s grainy webcam surprise commitment to Notre Dame over USC years ago – was ultimately disappointed when Hilliard selected the in-state [...]


Notre Dame’s Quarterback Future at Crossroads

July 2, 2014Comments (27)

Notre Dame’s Quarterback Future at Crossroads

The quarterback position has been tenuous at best in South Bend since head coach Brian Kelly’s arrival over four years ago. Three days before being announced as Notre Dame’s new head coach, prolific passer Jimmy Clausen opted to forego his final year of eligibility to head for the professional ranks, leaving the Fighting Irish with [...]


How Successful was the Irish Invasion?

June 29, 2014Comments (23)

Notre Dame’s first Irish Invasion camp is in the books, and after one of the biggest recruiting weekends in many years for the Fighting Irish football program, fans were eager to see what good news would begin to be produced as a result.  Nearly one week and only one commitment later – from a kicker [...]


Notre Dame’s Recruiting Picks up Steam before Irish Invasion

June 17, 2014Comments (18)

Notre Dame’s Recruiting Picks up Steam before Irish Invasion

What a difference a week makes.  On June 4th Notre Dame received a significant setback to its recruiting class for 2015 when Blake Barnett, a Rivals 4-star quarterback and the Fighting Irish’s highest rated commitment, de-committed to better explore programs like Oregon and Alabama.  Barnett had been the crown jewel and face of Notre Dame’s [...]


Unpredictability Becoming the Norm in Notre Dame Recruiting

June 11, 2014Comments (33)

If you follow college football recruiting, you know the rules are as follows: Outside of a cap on the number of official visits a recruit can take that are paid for by the hosting university, there are no rules.  A high school football recruit is free to offer a verbal commitment to any school and [...]


Notre Dame to Challenge SEC Power with Football Camp in Atlanta

June 2, 2014Comments (14)

Notre Dame to Challenge SEC Power with Football Camp in Atlanta

Notre Dame has spent most of 2014 completely overhauling its image in every way, from removing its grass playing surface to keeping an open mind on adding transfers.  Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly has made it very clear that every option will be considered moving forward, and this week arguably proves he means business [...]


The Shenanigans of Notre Dame Football Coverage

May 30, 2014Comments (11)

The Shenanigans of Notre Dame Football Coverage

After college spring games have wrapped up across the country and football programs head into the summer lull, a strange season of public relations blunders begins.  With more time on their hands, college football players are more likely to get into trouble, a pattern that has not gone unnoticed by sports writers.  There are even [...]


Notre Dame Open to Adding Transfers

May 27, 2014Comments (5)

Should there ever be a question as to what impact Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly has had on the football program, 2014 would be the year to dust for fingerprints. Kelly and athletic director Jack Swarbrick have completely restructured Notre Dame’s operation in nearly every way. The Fighting Irish have spent the offseason signing [...]


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