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Walls Looking to Get Back in a Groove

Notre Dame, IN (UHND.com) – Notre Dame fans were hit with some shocking news last July just a few weeks before the start of fall camp for the 2008 season when the University released a statement stating that Darrin Walls would not be with the team in 2008. After returning to Notre Dame for the winter semester, Walls is back with the team and ready find his groove again this spring. Heading into last season, big things were expected from Darrin Walls. In 2007, Walls passed incumbent starter Ambrose Wooden on the depth chart and started every game at corner ...

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Sullivan Soon to Be Center of Attention In Minnesota

Former Notre Dame center and 2007 captain John Sullivan could be the starting center for the Minnesota Vikings in 2009 after the Vikes failed to resign Pro-Bowl center Matt Birk.  Sullivan, entering just his second season in the NFL did not register a single snap last year after being selected by Minnesota in the 6th round of the 2008 NFL Draft. As of now, he is the only center on the Minnesota roster and based on a few of the article I read, it seems like the starting position is his for the taking. Charlie Weis used to rave about ...

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’09 Signing Day Coverage

We will be updating the blog throughout the day as news comes in on the signed letters of intent and the announcement of those recruits who are still undecided.  We’ll have all of the updates throughout the day posted on the blog and will follow that up with a featured article on the class later tonight once all of the LOI’s are in.  Notre Dame still has 4 recruits who are undecided and we should know the destinations of all four fairly early on tomorrow. For all of the latest follow along with UHND on the UHND Blog.

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The Streak Ends in Hawaii

Notre Dame’s record bowl losing streak came to an abrupt halt Wednesday night with a 49-21 victory over the Hawaii Warriors in the Hawaii Bowl.  Notre Dame received a total team effort in all aspects of the game – Jimmy Clausen and the Irish offense had a record breaking performance, the Notre Dame defense harassed Hawaii into 8 sacks, and the special teams produced a kick return for a touchdown for the first time in six seasons. The win snaps the bowl losing streak and sends this team into this ever so pivotal off-season with some momentum.  Check out the ...

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Season 2: Episode 18 – USC Postgame

We talked a little bit about the USC game, but most of the talk was about Charlie Weis Returning.  Here’s everything we discussed. Jack Swarbrick’s decision to bring Charlie Weis back for another year Can Weis fix Notre Dame next season? A look at the coaching staff and what changes might be made What other changes must be made in order for Notre Dame to get back on track Is Notre Dame still relevant?

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Season 2:Episode 17 – Syracuse Postgame

We had a postgame show live from our hotel room room in South Bend after today’s disappointing loss to Syracuse.  We talked about: The state of the Notre Dame program neat the end of the 4th year under Charlie Weis. The struggles by the Irish offense today. Where Jimmy Clausen is at this point in his career. Where Notre Dame goes from here. The reactions of the fans walking out of Notre Dame Stadium today. The snowballs that were being thrown all game long inside the stadium.

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Season 2: Episode 17 – Navy Review/Syracuse Preview

Here are the topics Frank and Jeff discussed Wednesday night. The offense and its struggles against Navy. How Navy was able to come back against the Irish and why Notre Dame seems to have such trouble closing out opponents this year. Notre Dame’s big recruiting weekend with Manti T’eo and Tyler Gaffney making official visits. Jeff and Frank’s trip to Baltimore for the Navy game. What kind of offense we should look for out of Notre Dame this weekend with Charlie Weis calling the plays for the second weekend in a row. How the injuries of Brian Smith and more ...

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Notre Dame Survives Navy Scare

Baltimore, MD (UHND) – A furious last minute comeback attempt by the Naval Academy nearly sent Notre Dame back to South Bend with a loss at the hands of Navy for the second consecutive year. Two touchdowns and two onside kicks in the final two minutes of the fourth quarter had Navy within striking distance of starting a winning streak of their own in thislong time series.  Fortunately for Notre Dame, the Irish held on for a 27-21 win to improve to 6-4 on the seaosn. Unfortunately for yours truly, however, my DVR messed up and the recording of the ...

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Season 2Episdoe 16: BC Review/Navy Preview

Last night Jeff and Frank reviewed the BC debacle, looked ahead to Navy, and talked about their upcoming trips to the Navy and Syracuse games.  Topics included: What went wrong against BC on offense? The defenses strong effort against BC and what it means for the rest of the season Play calling this season and what Charlie Weis calling plays this weekend might mean for the offense What made Weis’s playcalling not work last year Frank and Jeff’s Navy/Syracuse trips Weekly game picks which Frank is destroyed in

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Season 2: Episode 15 – Boston College Preview

Here is last week’s podcast.  Had some difficulties with getting the mp3 this week. Pitt Review – what wrong wrong in the 4 OT loss. Brandon Walker’s breakthrough performance. Boston College Preview – what the Irish should and shouldn’t be able to do against BC. Notre Dame freshman wide receiver Michael Floyd’s ascent up the record books. The struggles sophomore quarterback Jimmy Clausen experienced against Pitt.

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Charlie the Play Caller

Notre Dame, IN (UHND.com) – On Sunday afternoon Charlie Weis said that he would be more involved with the offense this week, but stopped short of saying he would resume play calling duties.  At his weekly Tuesday press conference, however, Weis announced he would indeed be calling the plays this weekend because offensive coordinator Mike Haywood will be spending most of this week in Houston attending a funeral.

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Mixed Emotions

It is with mixed emotions that I am watching our team have their way with the Washington Huskies. I mean don’t get me wrong I am very happy for our team to be 5-2 and playing with a lot of confidence. I could go on and on about all the positive things I saw today. Jimmy Clausen and the offense looked a bit rusty at times, which is to be expected for a young team coming off a bye week, but they continued to display their big play ability by putting up 33 points.

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Irish Crush Huskies 33-7

(UHND.com) – Notre Dame dominated the Tyrone Willingham led Washington Huskies Saturday night in a 33-7 victory which was never in doubt.  The Irish got off to a fast start and never looked back.  For our quarter by quarter notes and updates on the game, check out the UHND.com Blog and we’ll be back with some articles this week.

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Season 2: Episode 14 with Autry Denson

This week’s guest on Spanning the Dome was Notre Dame’s All Time Leading Rusher – Autry Denson.  We spoke with Atury for roughly an hour on topics ranging from the transition form Lou Holtz to Bob Davie to his thoughts on last weekend’s win over Purdue.  Autry is as passionate a Notre Dame fan as you will find and was a lot of fun to talk with.  Here’s a list of topics we discussed. Autry’s thoughts on Notre Dame’s running backs as well as Armando Allen’s breakout performance last week against Purdue. What the transition was like from Lou Holtz ...

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