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Weis Presser Notes – Michigan State Week

September 16, 2009Comments (2)

Weis Presser Notes - Michigan State Week

Charlie Weis held his weekly Tuesday press conference previewing this weekend’s matchup with Michigan State.  Here are a few notes on what Weis had to say. Injury update – Armando Allen and Michael Floyd should be OK, but James Aldridge is still doubtful for the game. There is a plan in place for improving the [...]


Injury Update – Allen, Floyd OK

September 16, 2009Comments (0)

Injury Update – Allen, Floyd OK

Charlie Weis updated the injury status of his team at his weekly Tuesday press conference. Weis said that both running back Armando Allen and wide receiver Michael Floyd look good for this weekend, but fullback James Aldridge remains “doubtful”. Here’s the excerpt from his presser regarding the injuries: Floyd didn’t have any knee injury. He [...]


Michael Floyd Injury Update

September 14, 2009Comments (9)

Michael Floyd Injury Update

Notre Dame was without star wide receiver Michael Floyd over the last six minutes of Saturday’s loss to Michigan.  Floyd, who had seven catches for 131 yards and two touchdowns before leaving the game, suffered a cut on his leg requiring 15 stitches.  The injury kept him out of the remainder of the game, but [...]


’09 UHND Opponent Poll – Week 2

September 14, 2009Comments (5)

'09 UHND Opponent Poll - Week 2

Michigan rises to the second spot in the UHND Opponent Poll this week while last week’s #2 Michigan State tumbles after getting upset at home by Central Michigan.  USC meanwhile keeps its stranglehold on the top spot and Washington State continues to come in last on all ballots. We also picked up a new voter [...]


Weis Presser Notes – Michigan Wrapup

September 14, 2009Comments (10)

Weis Presser Notes - Michigan Wrapup

Charlie Weis wrapped up the Michigan with his weekly Sunday press conference.  He talked about the 2nd and 10 pass play, the officiating, and the play of Armando Allen.  Here are some highlights. Weis met with defensive coordinator Jon Tenuta to go over some schematic changes that need to be made to get the defense [...]


Initial Impressions – Notre Dame at Michigan

September 12, 2009Comments (214)

Initial Impressions - Notre Dame at Michigan

Well, after doing just about everything possible to make things hard on themselves, Notre Dame finally fell to Michigan by a score of 38-34. Mixed in with some great offense was some of the sloppiest football we’ve seen out of the Irish in the last few years. Here are my initial impressions from today’s disheartening [...]


The Centennial Celebration You Don’t Know About

September 11, 2009Comments (9)

The Centennial Celebration You Don’t Know About

On November 23, 1887, there were 38 states. Grover Cleveland was president, the first Democrat to hold the office since before the Civil War. The population of Los Angeles was 50,000. Geronimo had just surrendered, but the Indian Wars would continue for another 13 years. Coca-Cola and the Statue of Liberty were one-year-old. Mark Twain [...]


Friday Morning Flicks – Wolverine Hunting Edition

September 11, 2009Comments (6)

Friday Morning Flicks - Wolverine Hunting Edition

In an effort to get a bit more organized and bring everyone more great Fighting Irish content each week,  we’ve been introducing a lot of new weekly columns around here lately.  Today we introduce yet another – Friday Morning Flicks.  Each Friday morning during the season, we’ll have a post with a bunch of Notre [...]


Michigan’s Junior Hemingway ‘Doubtbul’

September 10, 2009Comments (3)

Michigan's Junior Hemingway 'Doubtbul'

Michigan head coach Rich Rodriguez announced on his weekly radio show that junior wide receiver is doubtful for this weekend’s game against Notre Dame due to a sprained ankle according to AnnArbor.com. Hemingway was Michigan’s leading receiver last week with five catches for 103 yards and two touchdowns including a 43 yard scoring strike from [...]


Notre Dame Moves Up In Both Polls

September 9, 2009Comments (3)

Notre Dame Moves Up In Both Polls

Notre Dame entered last weekend ranked 23rd in both the AP and Coach’s Poll. Saturday’s 35-0 shutout of Nevada was enough to convince voters that Notre Dame deserved to be ranked a little bit higher though as Notre Dame moved up to 18th in the AP Poll and 20th in the USA Today Poll. The [...]


Rich Rodriguez Talks Notre Dame

September 9, 2009Comments (6)

Rich Rodriguez Talks Notre Dame

Michigan head coach Rich Rodriguez met with the media on Monday to talk about their upcoming matchup against Notre Dame.  Here are a few notes. Rodriguez said he thought Notre Dame got a pretty good look at the Michigan offense and what it’s capable of with their first half performance, but that they went into [...]


’09 UHND Opponent Poll – Week 1

September 8, 2009Comments (15)

'09 UHND Opponent Poll - Week 1

This week’s poll is a little bit different.  We have a couple people contributing to the rankings instead of just me this week.  Jimmy from Domewire.com and OC Domer have both begun voting in our weekly poll as well as Kyle Flavin from here at UHND.  If any other Notre Dame bloggers out there would [...]


Weis Presser Notes – Post Nevada

September 7, 2009Comments (0)

Weis Presser Notes – Post Nevada

Charlie Weis met with the media on Sunday to discuss the victory over Nevada. Here are some notes. Weis said that Jimmy Clausen’s growth is comparable to Brady Quinn’s at this stage in his career. Weis scripted the first 18 offensive plays of the game on Saturday. There wasn’t an update on James Aldridge’s health [...]


Enemy Report – Week 1

September 6, 2009Comments (10)

Enemy Report - Week 1

The first week of the college football season brought a few surprises amongst Notre Dame’s opponents.  Several opponents looked stronger than most felt they’d be – see Washington and Purdue – and one almost shocked the college football world – see Navy.  Here’s a full recap of what Notre Dame’s opponents did this weekend. Note: [...]


Initial Impressions – Notre Dame 35, Nevada 0

September 5, 2009Comments (30)

Initial Impressions – Notre Dame 35, Nevada 0

Notre Dame opened the 2009 season with a bang on Saturday by recording their first shut out in seven years in a 35-0 win over the Nevada Wolf Pack.  Here’s my initial impressions from Notre Dame’s most impressive season opener since 2005′s win in Pittsburgh. We’re going to try and make our post game coverage [...]


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