Jonas Gray

Initial Impressions – Notre Dame 45, Maryland 21

Notre Dame improved to 3-0 in its yearly off-site home game with a relatively easy victory over Maryland on Saturday night – the third blowout win for the Irish in three years in what is now being dubbed the Shamrock ...

8 Now or Never Players for 2011

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 ...

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 ...

Theo Riddick Moving to Wide Receiver

It was bound to happen.  Players move positions every time there is a coaching change.  We got a glimpse of this on Tuesday with a report that rising sophomore Theo Riddick will be moving to wide receiver and competing for ...

Lessons Learned – Notre Dame at Purdue

This week’s Lessons Learned column comes a bit late, but here are my final thoughts on Notre Dame’s win over Purdue. Clausen has a ton of heart. Needless to say, Clausen showed a lot of heart on Saturday and really ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

Initial Impressions – Notre Dame at Michigan

Well, after doing just about everything possible to make things hard on themselves, Notre Dame finally fell to Michigan by a score of 38-34. Mixed in with some great offense was some of the sloppiest football we’ve seen out of ...

Initial Impressions – Notre Dame 35, Nevada 0

Notre Dame opened the 2009 season with a bang on Saturday by recording their first shut out in seven years in a 35-0 win over the Nevada Wolf Pack.  Here’s my initial impressions from Notre Dame’s most impressive season opener ...

Updated Depth Chart Released

Charlie Weis released the latest Notre Dame depth chart on Tuesday prior to meeting with the media.  The full depth chart can be viewed here, but here are some notes on the changes you will notice. Matt Romine and Paul ...

Don’t Sleep on These Sophs

As I began sifting through all of the freshman media day videos from Friday, I started to think about how each year everyone gets fixated on the freshman, but quickly forgot those who don’t make an immediate impact. In 2009 ...

Blue/Gold Game Player Observations – Offense

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend this year’s Blue/Gold game for the first time in a couple years, but luckily I had a chance to review the video of the game on und.com this evening and will have a bunch ...

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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