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What’s Next for Notre Dame Football

After an unexpected 4-8 season – the second worst in program history in over five decades – Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick faces a crossroads project with far more long-term implications than the $400 million renovation project of Notre ...

Same Old Story for Notre Dame, Brian Kelly

Shortly before the start of the 2016 season I wrote an article stating Notre Dame had an opportunity to do something this fall that it had not done in 23 years: post back-to-back 10-win seasons.  Instead, Brian Kelly’s team doubled-down ...

The Beginning of the End for Brian Kelly

The only thing I felt was numb when Connecticut running back Andre Dixon rushed into the endzone to secure a 33-30 triple overtime victory.  The fact Connecticut had only been a Division I football program for less than a decade ...

Beating the Miami Hurricanes Still Feels Damn Good

I was five years old when the infamous Notre Dame-Miami game took place in 1988.  I didn’t understand the significance of the game or why, when it ended, my parents celebrated like it was the happiest day of their lives.  ...

Notre Dame Battles through Noise, Distractions to Prepare for Miami

It’s probably the understatement of the year, but Notre Dame’s 2016 football season has not gone according to plan.  This fall was one of tremendous promise and expectations after Notre Dame posted double digits in the victory column for only ...

Notre Dame Football: What We’ve Learned at the Midpoint

A bye week serves a useful purpose for college football teams, particularly when it occurs during the halfway point of the season.  In addition to a week of rest and recovery for players, the extra time off allows for a ...

Notre Dame, Offensive Line Limp into Stanford Week

On Saturday Notre Dame finally began to turn around two units that have hindered them all season: defense and special teams.  Such an achievement was thought to be impossible until an off-season of evaluation and adjustments.  Interim defensive coordinator Greg ...

Notre Dame Special Teams Failures Require Kelly’s Focus

Notre Dame fans have had very little to cheer about this fall, a fact that finally began to change Saturday afternoon against Syracuse in New Jersey.  Notre Dame’s defense surrendered piles of yardage and 33 points, but the defense won ...
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Is There a Power Struggle at Notre Dame?

The statistics are nothing new. Notre Dame’s defense is ranked No. 101 nationally in points surrendered per game (33.5). The defense has allowed over 200 yards rushing per game under Brian VanGorder’s leadership and was the last of all the ...

Notre Dame Football On Verge of Doing Something it Hasn’t Done in 23 Years

It will have been 247 days and approximately 5,928 hours since Notre Dame last took the field by the time the Fighting Irish square off against the Texas Longhorns this upcoming Sunday  (but who’s counting?) in Austin, and there are ...

Notre Dame Football’s 2016 Season Prediction – Part III

Two weeks ago Notre Dame’s September opponents were previewed with the Irish earning big victories over Texas and Michigan State, and last week took a look at October’s slate of games, leaving Notre Dame with an undefeated record heading into ...

Notre Dame Football’s 2016 Season Prediction – Part II

Last week Notre Dame’s September foes were previewed, resulting in big wins over Texas, Michigan State and Duke, and an uncomfortably tight match with Nevada.  The Irish head into October undefeated for the third year in a row under head ...

Notre Dame Football’s 2016 Season Prediction – Part I

With the 2016 football season a few short weeks away the time has finally come for everyone, whether a fan or writer, to put on record their predictions for the season for future bragging rights.  While injuries can occur – ...

Nyles Morgan: Notre Dame Football Now or Never ’16

Over the past six weeks UHND has previewed a host of players for its annual “Now or Never” series, from quarterback Malik Zaire, wide receivers Torii Hunter and Corey Holmes, tight end Durham Smythe, running back Tarean Folston and safety ...
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Max Redfield: Notre Dame Football Now or Never ’16

In the past month UHND’s “Now or Never” series has previewed the offensive side of the ball, from quarterback Malik Zaire, wide receivers Torii Hunter and Corey Holmes, tight end Durham Smythe and running back Tarean Folston.  This week UHND ...

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