Matt Fairchild // Contributing Writer

Matt FairchildContributing Writer
Matt Fairchild is the founder of SportsCrack.com. Since 2005 SportsCrack.com has been delivering great sports shirts for the passionate fan in all of us. You can see our shirts all over the world including your local campus. Matt is also a lifelong Notre Dame fan who has seen many a game with the UHND founding crew over the last 15 years.
Notre Dame DE Ade Ogundeji

Clemson Confirms What we All Knew: Notre Dame was the 2nd Best Team in the Country

Six months after the 2018 college football season ended, Clemson and Alabama players still haven’t stopped talking about the outcome.  Both the SEC and ACC Media Days were full of chalkboard material from both and even had some mention of ...

5 Breakout Players for Notre Dame This Spring

The Fighting Irish will be looking to get back to the playoffs in 2019, but will have to replace several key players off of last year’s 12-1 team. With spring practice half way through I take a look at 5 ...

Notre Dame’s Huge 2020 Football Recruiting Weekend Starts Today

Starting today Notre Dame football has a huge recruiting weekend with four 2020 prospects visiting and multiple 2020 top recruits making the trek to Notre Dame’s campus.  For some it will be their first time visiting while others have visited ...

Notre Dame Football’s Top 25 Players for Spring 2019

Notre Dame (12-1) will be looking to build off of their 1st playoff appearance under Brian Kelly with a roster full of depth, talent and returning experience.  Let's take a look at the top 25 returning players on the Notre ...
Notre Dame CB Julian Love

Revisiting Notre Dame Football’s Top 25 Players

In the pre-season a few of us ranked the top 25 players on Notre Dame’s roster.  At the slightly more than half way point of the season and with Notre Dame on the bye weekend, Matt from Sportscrack decided to ...

4-Star OL John Olmstead Commits to Notre Dame

St. Joseph (Metuchen, NJ) offensive tackle John Olmstead the #1 overall high school recruit in the state of New Jersey and just finished taking a visit to Rutgers last week before deciding Notre Dame would be where he plays his collegiate ...

Notre Dame’s Day 3 Practice Video Reveals Poor Tackling Fundamentals

When the smallest guy on the Notre Dame football team, Nico Fertitta, is the only guy showing proper tackling you know new defensive coordinator Mike Elko has his work cut out for him. Granted we are only looking at a ...
Notre Dame Fall Camp 2013

Notre Dame Spring Football ’17: Day 1 Practice Report

Notre Dame football officially kicked off 2017 spring practice today.  Here are some video highlights courtesy of BlueandGold.com. With a new strength and conditioning program led by Matt Balis and a revamped coaching staff minus head coach Brian Kelly who ...
Notre Dame QB Deshone Kizer

2016 Heisman Watch Week 3: Deshone Kizer Clinging On

Our friend Matt from Sportscrack.com is going to be sharing his weekly Heisman Poll with us here at UHND.com moving forward. Now three weeks into the season and we have a clear cut #1 Heisman frontrunner. 1) Lamar Jackson, QB, ...
Deshone Kizer - Notre Dame QB

5 Most Impressive Notre Dame Football Players So Far in 2016

Two games into the season I take a look at the 5 most impressive Notre Dame football players.  You will notice a theme unfortunately. 1. Deshone Kizer, QB1 – Kizer has won the starting job and the hearts of coed ...

Notre Dame Football Recruiting: Darnell Ewell Commits!

At 6’4 and just a shade under 300 lbs defensive tackle prospect Darnell Ewell is already big enough to start in college football.  What’s scary is he will just be entering his senior season in high school and already possesses ...

Notre Dame Recruiting: 4-Star RB CJ Holmes Commits!

B/R Commitment Week: 4-star @CjHo1mes fishes for his school #BRCommitmentWeekhttps://t.co/VJya4qCAmf — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 8, 2016 I gotta give it to these kids these days.  The originality is off the chains with these football commitments. 4 Star Athlete C.J. ...
Deshone Kizer - Notre Dame QB

2016 Notre Dame Football Position Preseason Grades

A lot of people including myself are underestimating how good Notre Dame could be this season.  I think it’s because of the way the season ended with a heart-breaking last-second loss to Stanford to eliminate their playoff hopes and then ...

Spring ’12 – Brian Kelly Practice Update 4/3

Brian Kelly spoke to the media on Wednesday and addressed a number of topics – including the absence of Aaron Lynch who left campus earlier this week for personal reasons. Relax Notre Dame Nation. Aaron Lynch is not transferring. He got in ...

Notre Dame Still Searching for Answers at QB

The biggest question going into this spring for the Notre Dame football program was who would earn the starting quarterback position going into the 2012 season? If you watched last season you clearly see the difference between Notre Dame being ...

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