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Irish Stewed: Waking Up the Echoes and Shutting Up the Idiots

June 17, 2010Comments (120)

 Irish Stewed: Waking Up the Echoes and Shutting Up the Idiots

Chicago Tribune sportswriter David Haugh recently penned an almost obscenely ill-informed editorial on Notre Dame football that I feel requires a slightly more informed response. His article rehashes the same tired arguments the Notre Dame family has heard for years: the conferences are passing us by, we’ve become irrelevant, we haven’t won a national championship [...]


Big 12 Making Last Stand

June 13, 2010Comments (20)

Big 12 Making Last Stand

ESPN reported on Sunday that the Big 12 is making a final stand by trying to convince Texas and other schools looking to leave the conference to stay in the conference which would now be reduced to 10 teams. Such a move would all but kill any talk of Notre Dame having to abandon it’s [...]


Freshman Numbers Assigned

June 11, 2010Comments (14)

Freshman Numbers Assigned

The numbers for the incoming freshman class have been assigned by Notre Dame.  Here’s a quick look at the history behind each number for the Notre Dame Class of 2014. #7 Tai-ler Jones – Jones is wearing the same number his father wore as a member of the Fighting Irish in the late 80′s.  The [...]


Notre Dame, Boston College Extend Series

June 10, 2010Comments (37)

Notre Dame, Boston College Extend Series

The Notre Dame – Boston College series was set to expire after the 2010 season before the two agreed to the extend the series until 2019 according to the Boston Herald.   According to the report, the two schools will face each other six times over the next nine seasons. Based on the Herald’s report, Notre [...]


A Look Back at the Notre Dame-Miami Series

May 24, 2010Comments (35)

A Look Back at the Notre Dame-Miami Series

In light of last week’s news that Notre Dame and Miami appear to be on the verge of renewing one of the late 80′s great rivalries in college football, here’s a quick look back at the series thanks to YouTube. First off, the intro to the classic ’88 showdown that propelled Notre Dame to it’s [...]


Don’t Act Like You’re Not Impressed

April 30, 2010Comments (48)

Don’t Act Like You’re Not Impressed

New head coach Brian Kelly hasn’t even reached the May evaluation period in his first year in South Bend yet he and his staff have already collected nine verbal commitments with all signs pointing to a strong first class. One of the biggest concerns expressed regarding the hiring of Kelly back in December revolved around [...]


Notre Dame Adds Matthew Hegarty

April 29, 2010Comments (13)

Notre Dame Adds Matthew Hegarty

The Brian Kelly recruiting train is picking up steam with Notre Dame receiving its fifth verbal commitment of the week and ninth overall on Wednesday in the form of offensive tackle Mattew Hegarty. Hegarty (6-5, 265, 5.25) selected Notre Dame after collecting an offer list that represents a who’s who of college football.  Florida State, [...]


Irish Pick Up 5-Star TE Ben Koyack

April 29, 2010Comments (8)

Irish Pick Up 5-Star TE Ben Koyack

Brian Kelly picked up the first 5-star recruit recruit of his Notre Dame career on Monday when tight end Ben Koyack became the 8th member of the class of 2011. Koyack (6-5, 230 lbs, 4.6) picked Notre Dame over a host of elite programs all who offered the talented tight end.  Boston College, LSU, Ohio [...]


Notre Dame Picks Up 3 Commitments

April 26, 2010Comments (16)

Notre Dame Picks Up 3 Commitments

The 81st Blue-Gold game was as productive off the field as it was on the field with Notre Dame adding three members to the recruiting class of 2011 – Tony Springmann (DE), Conor Hanratty (OL), and Garrett Grace (LB).  All three of which are 4-star recruits according to Scout.com. The name that should jump out [...]


Notes from the 2010 Blue/Gold Game

April 26, 2010Comments (11)

Notes from the 2010 Blue/Gold Game

Here are some notes and observations from this year’s Blue/Gold game. Tai-ler Jones is going to be a great player. Jones looked as good as any wide receiver on the field yesterday and looks like he has a very, very bright future ahead of him.  He’s going to need to hit the weights between now [...]


The Shirt 2010 Unveiled

April 25, 2010Comments (6)

The Shirt 2010 Unveiled

This year’s version of The Shirt was unveiled Friday night.  Here’s a look at this year’s version. The front features a nice, simple layout with “We Are the Fighting Irish” while the back features an image of Jim Flannigan from the 1993 showdown with Florida State.  The image was featured on the cover of Sports [...]


Kyle Brindza Commits to Notre Dame

April 19, 2010Comments (18)

Kyle Brindza Commits to Notre Dame

Notre Dame picked up a surprise commitment over the weekend in the form of kicker/punter Kyle Brindza. The commitment came as a surprise because not much had been reported about him and because it came at a position most felt the Irish wouldn’t recruit this season with two sophomore incumbent starters handling the kicking duties [...]


New Rule Doesn’t Take Away Fun But…

April 17, 2010Comments (18)

New Rule Doesn’t Take Away Fun But…

The NCAA passed a few new rules this week – one of which is pretty good and another which is opens a can of worms that is very susceptible to abuse. The good rule eliminates wedge blocks on kickoffs. The NFL did away with wedge blocks last year and the NCAA was quick to follow [...]


Trevor Robinson Working at Tackle

April 16, 2010Comments (11)

Trevor Robinson Working at Tackle

Before spring practice started, one of the position changes that seemed likely under the new coaching regime was rising junior Trevor Robinson moving from guard to tackle.  As of last weekend, Robinson began working at right tackle and he’s spent most of this week running with the first team as the right bookend. Earlier this [...]


Clausen On the Cover of ESPN Mag

April 11, 2010Comments (18)

Clausen On the Cover of ESPN Mag

Former Irish and soon to be NFL quarterback Jimmy Clausen was featured on this week’s issue of ESPN the Magazine with an interesting look.  Clausen graces both the front and back covers – a picture of him from a photo shoot on the front and a computer generated “Avatar” of the hopeful first rounder on [...]


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