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Purdue’s Zack Reckman Suspended for Saturday

September 24, 2009Comments (5)

Purdue's Zack Reckman Suspended for Saturday

Purdue will be without starting left guard Zack Reckman on Saturday when Notre Dame travels to West Lafayette to square off against the Boilermakers.  The Big 10 suspended Reckman for striking an opponent at the end of Purdue’s loss to North Illinois last week. Here’s what the Big 10 had to say in their official [...]


IBG – Life After Michael Floyd Edition

September 23, 2009Comments (27)

IBG - Life After Michael Floyd Edition

UHND is hosting this week’s Irish Blog Gathering as we prepare for the life after Michael Floyd.  This week we take a look at this weekend’s game against Purdue and reflect on the first quarter of the season. Side note: the Irish Blog Gathering was originally created by SubwayDomer.  He just relaunched his blog on [...]


Charlie Weis Press Notes – 9/22/09

September 23, 2009Comments (0)

Charlie Weis Press Notes - 9/22/09

Charlie Weis met with the media for his weekly Tuesday press conference and addressed the health of Jimmy Clausen, Armando Allen, and James Aldridge.  He also talked a little about life after Michael Floyd for the Irish offense.  Here are some notes. As previously posted, Jimmy Clausen has a case of turf toe and is [...]


Jimmy Clausen Expected to Play Saturday

September 23, 2009Comments (2)

Jimmy Clausen Expected to Play Saturday

Notre Dame fans let out a collective sigh of relief on Tuesday when head coach Charlie Weis announced that star quarterback Jimmy Clausen only had a case of turf toe and is expected to play Saturday when Notre Dame travels to West Lafayette to take on instate rival Purdue. Clausen was injured on a second [...]


Irish Stewed: The Spoilermakers

September 22, 2009Comments (31)

Irish Stewed: The Spoilermakers

I have a confession to make: I don’t hate Purdue. Both my sisters attended the school, as well as at least a dozen of my high school friends. I still cherish my tattered “Go Ugly Early” sweatshirt from Harry’s Chocolate Shop, and I still rank the unmitigated debauchery of Breakfast Club during Purdue’s Grand Prix [...]


UHND Opponent Poll – Week 3

September 21, 2009Comments (16)

UHND Opponent Poll - Week 3

Washington shot up the UHND Opponent Poll this week with their upset of USC, but the Trojans still occupied the top spot in all but one ballot. 2009 UHND Opponent Poll Opponent Record Last Week Next Comments 1. #4 Southern Cal Trojans 2-1 1 vs. Washington State USC escaped Columbus with a W two weeks [...]


Michael Floyd Likely Done for the Season

September 21, 2009Comments (3)

Michael Floyd Likely Done for the Season

Charlie Weis was the bearer of bad news on Sunday, a day after Notre Dame snapped Michigan State’s six game winning streak inside Notre Dame Stadium.  At his weekly Sunday press conference, Weis told the media what most fans had feared – superstar wide receiver Michael Floyd was likely done for the season after having [...]


Enemy Report – Week 3

September 20, 2009Comments (1)

Enemy Report - Week 3

Notre Dame’s “weak” schedule looked a little tougher this weekend with Washington knocking off USC giving the Irish three top 25 opponents – USC, Washington, and Michigan – with a fourth – Pitt – knocking on the door of the top 25 as well. Here’s this week’s recap of how Notre Dame’s opponents fared this [...]


Initial Impression – Michigan State at Notre Dame

September 20, 2009Comments (52)

Initial Impression - Michigan State at Notre Dame

Notre Dame survived for a 33-30 win over Michigan State to snap the Spartans six game winning streak inside Notre Dame Stadium, but lost star wide receiver Michael Floyd for the foreseeable future.  For the second week in a row, the Irish defense was shredded but a not so unstoppable offense.  Here are my initial [...]


Adding Injury to Insult – Michael Floyd Breaks Collarbone

September 19, 2009Comments (43)

Adding Injury to Insult - Michael Floyd Breaks Collarbone

On a play in which it appeared Michael Floyd hauled in his sixth touchdown of the season in the back of the end zone, the super star sophomore wide receiver broke his collarbone according to NBC’s Alex Flanigan. On first and goal Jimmy Clausen lobbed a fade to Floyd who appeared to have the possession [...]


IBG – Let’s Snap the Streak Edition

September 18, 2009Comments (3)

IBG - Let's Snap the Streak Edition

After a week off from the Irish Blogger Gathering, UHND is back in action this week – albeit a tad late.  Anyway, here’s our take on the questions for this week’s IBG which have been brought to us by Bad Trade. 1. Still trying to get the taste of last weekend’s game out of my [...]


Friday Morning Flicks – Make Plays Edition

September 18, 2009Comments (3)

Friday Morning Flicks - Make Plays Edition

This week’s Friday morning flicks takes a look at some of the great moments in the Notre Dame-Michigan State rivalry. First up we’ll start with a highlight reel from the last time Notre Dame beat Michigan State – 2006′s miracle fourth quarter comeback. Notre Dame’s win in 2006 inspired this classic sports radio meltdown from [...]


Resurrection: The Miracle Season that Saved Notre Dame

September 17, 2009Comments (1)

Resurrection: The Miracle Season that Saved Notre Dame

The following is an excerpt from best selling author Jim Dent’s latest book – “Resurrection: The Miracle Season That Saved Notre Dame.”  The book chronicles Ara Parseghian’s first season as the head coach of the Fighting Irish and is available for purchase, along with the DVD movie “Echoes Awakened”. Chapter 14:  Disaster Ara Parseghian sprinted [...]


Breaking Down Michigan State’s Streak

September 17, 2009Comments (1)

Breaking Down Michigan State's Streak

Much has been made about Michigan State’s six game winning streak inside Notre Dame this week.  The Spartans have made Notre Dame Stadium a second home since Lou Holtz left Notre Dame with the last Irish win over Sparty inside the House that Rock Built coming in 1993.  Here’s a look at how their last [...]


Mark Dantonio Talks Notre Dame

September 16, 2009Comments (15)

Mark Dantonio Talks Notre Dame

Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio spoke with the media on Tuesday about his team’s upcoming trip to Notre Dame this weekend.  Here are a few notes from what he had to say. Dantonio said that Michigan State needs to get back to what they do best – playing fundamentally sound – after missing a [...]


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