Ethan Johnson

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Training Camp ’10 – Day 3 Videos

Here’s a quick roundup of a lot of the videos that have been posted by some Notre Dame sites over the last few days. Brian Kelly talking about building confidence and consistency. [youtube]xQvdZnCthnY[/youtube] Ethan Johnson talking about how he fits ...

Kelly, Notre Dame Kick Off Fall Camp

Notre Dame officially kicked off fall camp on Saturday with it’s first practice.  A day earlier though Brian Kelly spoke with the media about the upcoming season – his first as the head coach of the Fighting Irish. Here are ...

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 ...

Initial Impressions – Washington at Notre Dame

After making the long trip home from South Bend and rewatching the game, here are my initial impressions from Notre Dame’s latest last minute victory. All three of the goal line stands were remarkable.  The double goal line stand was ...

Charlie Weis Presser Notes – Washington Preview

Charlie Weis met with the media for his weekly Tuesday press conference and addressed the health status of his team as well as their preparation for this weekend’s matchup with Washington. Jimmy Clausen and Armando Allen were both back at ...

What to Watch For – Notre Dame at Purdue

Notre Dame travels to West Lafayette to take on the Purdue Boilermakers this weekend.  Here’s a guide of what to watch for and a couple matchups to keep an eye on this weekend. How Purdue covers Golden Tate. How Purdue ...

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, ...

Weis Presser Notes – Michigan State Week

Charlie Weis held his weekly Tuesday press conference previewing this weekend’s matchup with Michigan State.  Here are a few notes on what Weis had to say. Injury update – Armando Allen and Michael Floyd should be OK, but James Aldridge ...

5 Questions Facing the Defense in ’09

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 ...

Blue/Gold Game Player Observations – Defense

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 ...

Beware of the Blue/Gold All Star… Sometimes – Part III

This week we’ve been looking at Blue/Gold game MVPs of years past.  Monday we took a look at some past Blue/Gold game MVPs who had big games in the annual scrimmage only to fall back down the depth chart in ...

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