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Early Impressions of the ’10 Freshmen

August 10, 2010Comments (6)

Early Impressions of the '10 Freshmen

It’s tough to determine which freshman are going to see the field before the pads go on, but so far a few freshman have caught the eye of the coaching staff. Here’s a quick recap of some of the news and notes about this year’s crop of freshman through the first couple of days of [...]

Training Camp ’10 – Hughes, Wood, Riddick, & Smith Videos

August 10, 2010Comments (4)

Training Camp '10 - Hughes, Wood, Riddick, & Smith Videos

Here are some more videos posted on YouTube from training camp. Cierre Wood wants the ball.  It also sounds like Wood is being prepared for a large role on special teams. Robert Hughes sees opportunities for running backs in the spread. Theo Riddick talks about adjusting to the faster tempo of practice under Brian Kelly. [...]

Kelly’s Clipboard – Notes from 8/9

August 10, 2010Comments (9)

Kelly's Clipboard - Notes from 8/9

Head coach Brian Kelly spoke with the media after Monday’s practice.  Here are some highlights from what he had to say. Duval Kamara was back at practice on Monday after a holdup with some paperwork.  Kelly didn’t get into any details about it other than saying that Kamara was back. Tight end Kyle Rudolph didn’t [...]

Tide Turning in USC Rivlary?

August 10, 2010Comments (17)

Tide Turning in USC Rivlary?

After eight straight losses, most of the lopsided variety, it would take even the most optimistic Notre Dame fan to suggest that the tide is turning already in the USC rivalry – even with the Trojans heading into the major sanctions placed on them by the NCAA in June. ESPN, however makes a case for [...]

Training Camp ’10 – Day 3 Videos

August 9, 2010Comments (1)

Training Camp '10 - Day 3 Videos

Here’s a quick roundup of a lot of the videos that have been posted by some Notre Dame sites over the last few days. Brian Kelly talking about building confidence and consistency. Ethan Johnson talking about how he fits in the 3-4 defense. Manti Te’o talking about the upcomming season. Kelly talking about the freshman. [...]

Kelly, Notre Dame Kick Off Fall Camp

August 7, 2010Comments (15)

Kelly, Notre Dame Kick Off Fall Camp

Notre Dame officially kicked off fall camp on Saturday with it’s first practice.  A day earlier though Brian Kelly spoke with the media about the upcoming season – his first as the head coach of the Fighting Irish. Here are some highlights from Kelly’s presser. On the goals he discussed with the team: No, we [...]

NBC Hires Mike Mayock As Haden’s Replacement

August 3, 2010Comments (25)

NBC Hires Mike Mayock As Haden's Replacement

NBC announced that NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock will be replacing Pat Haden in the booth as the color commentator for Notre Dame home games. The hiring of Mayock, a former standout at Boston College, is sure to draw the ire of some Notre Dame fans because of his alma mater, but this was [...]

Pat Haden Out of NBC Booth, In as USC AD

July 21, 2010Comments (28)

Pat Haden Out of NBC Booth, In as USC AD

Mike Garrett’s post sanctions tenure didn’t last long at USC with Tuesday’s announcement that former NBC Notre Dame color commentator Pat Haden would be taking over as the Athletics Director for Southern Cal. The news of Garrett’s departure from USC shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.  After the sanctions were handed to USC, Garrett [...]

Ranking the Irish – #20-16

July 15, 2010Comments (10)

Ranking the Irish - #20-16

Last night I posted the first in a series of posts outlining the top 25 players on the Notre Dame roster for 2010.   The series is being compiled by Inside the Irish over on by Keith Arnold with input from several ND blogs including UHND.   This morning I give you the next set of [...]

Ranking the Irish – Notre Dame’s Top 25 Players

July 14, 2010Comments (0)

Ranking the Irish - Notre Dame's Top 25 Players

When ESPN released it’s list of Top 5 Notre Dame players last week it got the Irish blogosphere talking. In response, NBC’s Keith Arnold enlisted the help of a few of us Notre Dame bloggers to expanded on ESPN’s idea by ranking the top 25 players on the Irish roster. The first installment – players [...]

ESPN Picks Notre Dame’s Top 5

July 9, 2010Comments (27)

ESPN Picks Notre Dame's Top 5

ESPN’s Brian Bennett published a list of Notre Dame’s top 5 players for the 2010 season on Thursday and the list is a little interesting. Here’s how Bennett ranked the top players for the Irish. Dayne Crist, QB (Jr) Darius Fleming, OLB (Jr) Kyle Rudolph, TE (Jr) Manti Te’o, ILB (So) Michael Floyd, WR (Jr) [...]

USC Releases Henderson from LOI

July 6, 2010Comments (4)

USC Releases Henderson from LOI

USC hasn’t experienced quite the max exodus that some expected when sanctions were imposed on them by the NCAA last month, but Tuesday they suffered their biggest loss when they released prized offensive tackle Sentrel Henderson from his letter of intent leaving the five star lineman to play wherever he chooses this fall. Henderson, considered [...]

Eilar Hardy Highlight Videos

July 1, 2010Comments (3)

Eilar Hardy Highlight Videos

Here are a couple videos of one of Notre Dame’s recent commitments, Eilar Hardy. It’s clear that Hardy is very comfortable playing down in the box from the safety position – similar to how Tom Zbikowski used to for the Irish.  He also shows some excellent punt return skills in the video again similarly to [...]

Here Come the Irish 2010

June 30, 2010Comments (11)

Here Come the Irish 2010

This year’s edition of Here Come the Irish is hitting newsstands in early July and once again delivers the best Notre Dame season preview on the market. I was lucky enough to have two articles published in this year’s edition – one previewing the incoming freshman class and another outlining 10 players who are vital [...]

Some Recruiting Catch-up

June 30, 2010Comments (7)

Some Recruiting Catch-up

A lot has happened in the world of Notre Dame recruiting over the last 10 days. Unfortunately I picked a really bad time to get pretty busy and we’ve fallen behind here a bit so here’s a quick recap of the comings and goings in recruiting from the last week and a half. Bubba Starling [...]


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