2012 Notre Dame Football Season

2013 BCS National Championship

Wake Up the Echoes – Ready to Rumble Edition

The wait is over. Notre Dame vs. Alabama for the National Championship is a mere hours away. All of the talk, all of the hype, all of build up is ...
Brian Kelly - Walter Camp Coach of the Year

Brian Kelly Wins Walter Camp Coach of the Year

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly continued to collect coach of the year honors on Wednesday when he was named the Walter Camp coach of the year - his fourth ...

Not Unbeatable

An important but rarely spoken factor involving sports is belief. We’ve all heard the clichés – everybody puts their pants on one leg at a time. And while rationally it ...

Duranko’s Digest: Notre Dame – Alabama Preview

We’ll get into matchup elements below, but let’s first examine four significant data trends that will, largely, be ignored by the sports entertainment hype industry wearing the “journalism” mask. (1) ...

What I’m Thankful For – Notre Dame Edition

With the holiday season almost upon us, it is a time to reflect and make note of the things we are thankful for. It’s easy during the year to focus ...

Behind Enemy Lines: Boston College ’12

Behind Enemy Lines returns this week after a week hiatus.  Apologies for the break in the action with this column, but last week’s weather on the east coast took some ...

Initial Analysis: Notre Dame 30, Oklahoma 13

Wow.  It’s the morning after and I am honestly still having trouble putting into words my thoughts about this game, this team, and this season.  It has been just about ...

Luck of the Irish? Hardly.

If there was an instrument that measured heart and effort, we are almost positive that the 2012 version of the Notre Dame football team would bury the needle. Week in ...

Duranko’s Digest: What did we see against BYU?

The Fighting Irish moved to 7-0 by defeating two opponents.  The first was a game Cougars team, going all out for a signature win.  The second, more daunting opponent was ...

Initial Analysis: Notre Dame 17, BYU 14

For a couple of quarters it looked like Notre Dame was going to fall victim to a classic let down/trap game.  Coming off an emotional win over Stanford and with ...

Everett Golson Cleared to Practice

Notre Dame announced on Wednesday that starting quarterback Everett Golson passed all of the cognitive tests he needed to in order to resume practice.  While Brian Kelly didn’t address the ...

Notre Dame – Stanford Video Round Up

We’ll have plenty of more thoughts on yesterday’s big win over Stanford later today and tomorrow, but until then, here is a round up of the highlights, pressers, and post ...

Wake Up the Echoes: Manti Te’o For Heisman Edition

Notre Dame is on the bye this week and without an opponent to get hyped up for, I decided what better way to dedicate the weekly Wake Up the Echoes ...

Notre Dame Players React to Dublin

Notre Dame landed in Ireland yesterday and based on Twitter, the players are having an amazing time. Here is a sampling of the reactions from the players via Twitter. Note: ...

Everett Golson Named Starting Quarterback

Brian Kelly ended months of speculation on Thursday night by naming sophomore Everett Golson the starting quarterback for Notre Dame in 2012.  The athletically gifted South Carolina native edged out ...