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Initial Impressions – Notre Dame 23, Pitt 17

Notre Dame jumped out to an early lead for the second week in a row, but this time the Irish needed a late defensive stand to hold on for a 23-17 win over Pitt. Here are this week’s initial impressions. ...

Initial Impressions – Notre Dame 14, Stanford 37

Notre Dame suffered a tough loss Saturday at the hands of Stanford.  The Irish were dominated on both lines of scrimmage and struggled to sustain much offense throughout the game.  Here are some initial thoughts on today’s game. Offense The ...

(Not So) Initial Impressions – Michigan 28, Notre Dame 24

This week’s initial impressions is coming a little late.  The UHND crew was in South Bend this weekend for the game and a lack of internet and some travel snafus have delayed my normal posting.  With all that said, here ...

The Indispensables – 2010 Edition

This week’s Irish Blog Gathering got me thinking about who would be the toughest players on the Irish roster to replace if they were to go down to an injury.  Figuring out who is the hardest to replace isn’t just ...

Ranking Irish – The Top 5

The Notre Dame blogger player rankings for 25 conclude today with the top 5. Before we started, let’s get this out of the way. The previous sets of rankings can be found here –  part 1 (25-21), part 2 (20-16),  ...

ESPN Picks Notre Dame’s Top 5

ESPN’s Brian Bennett published a list of Notre Dame’s top 5 players for the 2010 season on Thursday and the list is a little interesting. Here’s how Bennett ranked the top players for the Irish. Dayne Crist, QB (Jr) Darius ...

Irish Need More Time at Wide Receiver

Heading into the spring everyone knew that there would be a lot of competition at wide receiver with the loss of Golden Tate to the NFL and the introduction of the spread offense in South Bend. So far that competition ...

Kelly Addresses Michael Floyd Situation

When Brian Kelly met with the media on Friday to officially introduce the new Irish coaching staff, he also addressed the Michael Floyd situation.  While he didn’t go into much detail on the specifics of the situation, he did say ...

Initial Impressions – UConn at Notre Dame

Another tough loss for a Notre Dame team that had BCS aspirations just a few weeks ago.  The loss drops the Irish to 6-5 and more than likely seals the fate for head coach Charlie.  Here are some notes and ...

Initial Impressions – Navy at Notre Dame

Here are my initial impressions from the aftermath of yesterday’s loss to Navy.  My apologies for posting these late, but I would have worn out the $#%?!@ keys last night if I would have posted them right after the game. ...

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 ...

Lessons Learned – Michigan State at Notre Dame

Week three of the 2009 season taught us that the defense is still a mess, Jimmy Clausen is a tough kid, the wildcat is here to stay, and that the offense can move the ball without Michael Floyd.  As always, ...

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 ...

Channeling Jeff Samardzija… Replacing Michael Floyd

The third wide receiver position for Notre Dame has been unsettled through three games. With the likelihood of having to play at a minimum of the next few games without star wide receiver Michael Floyd, the Irish are going to ...

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, ...