Robert Blanton

Notre Dame’s first trip to Winston-Salem ended with a win in an up and down performance that showed once again that the 2011 Fighting Irish are still very much a work in progress. Here are some initial thoughts from the ...

This weekend I had to catch the Irish using the NBC Notre Dame central app while at a wedding making any comments regarding the Irish and their performance a little difficult.  A day after making the long trip home I ...

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)

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 ...
Zeke Motta

For the second year in a row, UHND will be participating in a countdown of the top 25 players on the Notre Dame roster.  Last year was a lot of fun and this year we’ve improved the process and should ...

Heading into fall camp every year there are a number of players who face now or never type seasons.  Maybe they are coming off on an injury.  Maybe they just haven’t cracked the starting lineup yet.  Maybe they were recruited ...
Theo Riddick - Notre Dame WR

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 ...

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 ...

Wow.  I don’t think anyone imagined 11 months ago when Brian Kelly was hired that we’d be discussing back to back losses to Navy and Tulsa, but after an ill-advised decision to throw the football in the final seconds, that ...

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. ...

When ESPN released it’s list of Top 5 Notre Dame players last week it got the Irish blogosphere talking. In response, NBC’s Keith Arnold enlisted the help of a few of us Notre Dame bloggers to expanded on ESPN’s idea ...

Jimmy Clausen came off the bench to lead Notre Dame to its second fourth quarter comeback in as many weeks Saturday night with a 24-21 victory over the Boilermakers.  The Irish didn’t have the services of Armando Allen and had ...

Notre Dame and Michigan both got off to surprising starts to their 2009 seasons.  The two schools combined to beat their week one opponents by a score of 66-7.  Notre Dame shut out Nevada 35-0 and Michigan took care of ...

Yesterday we took a look at five questions facing the Notre Dame offense in 2009.  Today we’ll take a look at five questions facing the young but talented Irish defense. 1. Will the young DL hold up? Like on the ...

Here’s some thoughts from the Blue/Gold game on the defensive side of the ball. Defensive Line Ethan Johnson – Johnson was a force to be reckoned with Saturday. He got pressure on the QB and got good penetration on running ...