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Kelly Visiting Dietrich Riley Wednesday

January 20, 2010Comments (3)

Kelly Visiting Dietrich Riley Wednesday

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly will be making one of his more important in-home recruiting visits of his early tenure at Notre Dame on Wednesday when he visits the La Canada, California home of standout safety prospect Dietrich Riley. Once considered a strong USC lean, Riley has opened up his recruiting some after the [...]


Notre Dame Adds Training Table

January 20, 2010Comments (2)

Notre Dame Adds Training Table

While the athletic facilities at Notre Dame rank among the best in the country, there has been one component missing that almost every elite program in the country had – a training table.  As of Monday however, the Irish were no longer without one as the University unrolled what it is calling a pilot program [...]


Irish Add OT Tate Nichols

January 19, 2010Comments (9)

Irish Add OT Tate Nichols

Notre Dame picked up another verbal commitment over the weekend when former Stanford commit Tate Nichols decommited from the Cardinal and gave his pledge to Brian Kelly and the Irish.  Nichols visited South Bend this past weekend without a scholarship offer, but was quick to accept once Kelly extended one to the Kentucky native. Nichols [...]


Kelly Addresses Michael Floyd Situation

January 18, 2010Comments (15)

Kelly Addresses Michael Floyd Situation

When Brian Kelly met with the media on Friday to officially introduce the new Irish coaching staff, he also addressed the Michael Floyd situation.  While he didn’t go into much detail on the specifics of the situation, he did say that he has spoken with Floyd about the incident and reinforced making good decisions to [...]


Matt James Drops Florida

January 15, 2010Comments (7)

Matt James Drops Florida

One of Notre Dame’s top remaining targets, offensive tackle Matt James, reduced his list of schools to three by eliminating Florida today with Notre Dame, Cincinnati, and Ohio State still alive. James, a Rivals Top 100 recruit, is set to visit Notre Dame at the end of the month. Mike Dyer of the Cincinnati Enquirer [...]


Seantrel Henderson Announcing on Signing Day

January 15, 2010Comments (24)

Seantrel Henderson Announcing on Signing Day

The nation’s #1 recruit and the top recruit left on Notre Dame’s board, Seantrel Henderson, will be announcing his college decision on Signing Day on Tom Lemming’s Signing Day special on CBS College Sports. Henderson is still deciding between 8 schools – Notre Dame included. Henderson has long been one of the most pivotal recruits [...]


Hendrix (Back) In, Prater Out

January 15, 2010Comments (5)

Hendrix (Back) In, Prater Out

Notre Dame received a recruiting boost on Wednesday when quarterback Andrew Hendrix recommitted to Notre Dame after taking a visit to Florida last weekend. Hendrix originally committed to Notre Dame in June under then head coach Charlie Weis, but had been wavering until Wednesday’s news. While Hendrix was wavering in his commitment, a few new [...]


Four 5th Year Seniors Coming Back

January 15, 2010Comments (4)

Four 5th Year Seniors Coming Back

According to a report from Blue and Gold Illustrated, Notre Dame will have four fifth year seniors back in 2010 with one surprise returnee. Offensive linemen Chris Stewart and Dan Wenger and cornerback Darrin Walls have long been suspected of coming back for a fifth year, but running back Barry Gallup wasn’t a name that [...]


Recruiting Highlights Assistants’ Immediate Plans

January 6, 2010Comments (79)

Recruiting Highlights Assistants' Immediate Plans

Notre Dame officially announced the hiring of three new assistant coaches to Brian Kelly’s first staff on Tuesday – Chuck Martin, Mike Elston, and Mike Denbrock. Each had quotes about their immediate plans in the official press releases from the University. Here’s a look at what each of the three new coaches will be doing [...]


Reactions to Notre Dame Hiring Brian Kelly

December 11, 2009Comments (19)

Reactions to Notre Dame Hiring Brian Kelly

Notre Dame is receiving overwhelming positive press on the hiring of Brian Kelly.  Kelly will officially be introduced as the Notre Dame head coach later today, but here are some video clips and excerpts from some stories around the internet on the hiring. ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit thinks Kelly and Notre Dame are a great fit. [...]


Repost – Irish Stewed: Fun with Numbers

December 10, 2009Comments (450)

Repost - Irish Stewed: Fun with Numbers

The follow post was written in the middle of the season by UHND’s own McSweeney.   Originally posted on November 13, the entry ended up be prophetic as Kelly was named the head coach at Notre Dame 27 days later.  Here is a run down of some impressive statistics from Kelly has amased over the past [...]


History Need Not Be A Burden

December 9, 2009Comments (6)

History Need Not Be A Burden

Special To UHND.com While doing research for the documentary, Echoes Awakened: The Year That Changed The Face of Notre Dame Football, I discovered that the subject of the documentary – the 1964 Notre Dame team – and the Fighting Irish of 2009 had a few things in common. Teams looking for new beginnings after suffering [...]


Golden Tate Earns AFCA Coaches’ All-American Honors

December 5, 2009Comments (5)

Golden Tate Earns AFCA Coaches’ All-American Honors

Golden Tate’s remarkable season earned the Irish junior an All-American honor from the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) this week.  The All-American team is selected by the member coaches.  Tate’s 18 touchdowns this season and highlight-reel catches made him an easy choice for the award. Tate joins Alabama’s Mark Ingram as one of only two [...]


Louis Nix Commits to Notre Dame

December 2, 2009Comments (78)

Louis Nix Commits to Notre Dame

Notre Dame received some great recruiting news on Tuesday that no one could have seen coming. Four star defensive tackle recruit Louis Nix verbally committed to Notre Dame just over 24 hours after Notre Dame fired head coach Charlie Weis. In a fairly unprecedented move, Nix committed to Notre Dame without a head coach currently [...]


Brian Kelly Not Talking About Notre Dame… Yet

December 2, 2009Comments (34)

Brian Kelly Not Talking About Notre Dame… Yet

Brian Kelly’s name has been closely associated with the Notre Dame head coaching position before the position was even open. Rumors have been rampant that Kelly is one of the leading candidates for the open position, but on Tuesday the Cincinnati head coach wouldn’t address any Notre Dame related questions. Instead, Kelly said that he [...]


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