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Cierre Wood Makes Heisman Watch List

Fresh off of his first career 1,000 yard season, senior running back Cierre Wood has found himself on Heisman Pundit’s pre-season Heisman Watch List making himself the first Irish running back to generate some pre-season Heisman buzz in years. Wood ...

Running Backs A Stabilizing Force in ’12

With quarterback play as a lingering question mark and the search to find someone capable to replace Michael Floyd’s productivity at wide receiver ongoing, the immediate future of the Irish passing game is uncertain.  With so many unknowns in the ...

Finding Some Positives from the Opener

It’s been about 36 hours since Notre Dame’s season opener ended with a thud and while the loss still stings it’s time to move on and start looking towards where the Irish go from here.  With that in mind, here ...
Robert Blanton is one of two cornerbacks that Notre Dame could ill-afford to lose to an injury in 2011. (Photo - Icon SMI)

The Indispensables – 2011 Edition

With just over two days remaining until the 2011 season kicks off for Notre Dame, we take a look at our yearly pre-season list of the most indispensable players on the Irish roster. I started this column last year and ...

Cierre Wood Named to Hornung Watch List

Notre Dame junior running back Cierre Wood was the latest Notre Dame player to be named to a pre-season award watch list on Tuesday when he was placed on the watch list for the Paul Hornung Award. The Paul Hornung ...

An Early Look at Notre Dame’s Top 10 for ’11

Last year UHND and several other Notre Dame bloggers ranked the top 25 players on the Irish roster and there are plans for such an exercise again this year, but today we have an early look at the top 10 ...
Theo Riddick - Notre Dame WR

7 Upper Classmen Ready for their Closeups

So far this week we’ve taken a look at some freshman ready to contribute and some sophomores ready for increased playing time.  Today we move up the class ladder and look at some upper classmen who have contributed over the ...

Initial Impressions: Notre Dame 33, Miami 17

Wow.  What a way to end the season for Notre Dame.  After a surprising three game winning streak to end the season, Notre Dame capped off its last season resurgence with a 33-17 victory over Miami in the Sun Bowl. ...

Initial Impressions – Notre Dame 20, USC 16

THE STREAK IS OVER.  Despite losing the turnover battle 4-1 and playing half of the game in a driving rain storm, Notre Dame ended USC’s 8 year winning streak over the Irish and capped off a roller coaster regular season ...

Initial Impressions – Notre Dame 23, Purdue 12

The Brian Kelly Era started off on the right foot with an 11 point victory over instate rival Purdue Saturday afternoon.  Many positives can be taken away from the 2010 season opener, but it was also very evident that the ...

First Depth Chart Released

The first depth chart of the season was released by Notre Dame Monday and there are a few surprises in the two deep heading into this weekend’s season opener versus Purdue. Here are a few thoughts on the first two ...

An Update on Position Battles

Here’s a quick update on some position battles that have been going on through camp that are still going on. Kelly said the battle for the backup QB position is still going on between Nate Montana and Tommy Rees.  Freshmen ...

Training Camp ’10 – Hughes, Wood, Riddick, & Smith Videos

Here are some more videos posted on YouTube from training camp. Cierre Wood wants the ball.  It also sounds like Wood is being prepared for a large role on special teams. [youtube]sUKoEwZX48M[/youtube] Robert Hughes sees opportunities for running backs in ...

Continuing the Countdown – Players #15-11

The countdown towards Notre Dame’s top player continues today with the latest set of Notre Dame blogger player rankings.   As I’ve done the past couple days, I’ll post some comments on my rankings as well as my thoughts on the ...

Notes from the 2010 Blue/Gold Game

Here are some notes and observations from this year’s Blue/Gold game. Tai-ler Jones is going to be a great player. Jones looked as good as any wide receiver on the field yesterday and looks like he has a very, very ...