Kyle McCarthy

Eric Olsen, Sam Young Picked in 6th Round

Notre Dame had two more players drafted during the final day of the 2010 NFL Draft on Saturday with both Eric Olsen and Sam Young getting selected in 6th round – Olsen by the Broncos and Young by the Cowboys. ...

2010 Notre Dame Draft Preview

The NFL Draft kicks off later tonight with the first round being broadcast in prime time for the first time ever.  Here’s a preview of where some former Notre Dame players, including players not named Clausen and Tate, could end ...

Notre Dame Draft Busts & Steals Revisited

Last year I did a couple of posts with the greatest Notre Dame Draft Steals and Busts and with the NFL Draft just days away, I figured I would report them since the lists are still relevant as not much ...

Players React to Charlie Weis Firing

A select few Notre Dame players were made available to the media after the Swarbrick/Ianello press conferences on Monday.  Here are some videos of the players reaction to the firing of Charlie Weis courtesy of Rivals.com Eric Olsen – Sr. ...

Initial Impressions – Boston College at Notre Dame

Notre Dame improved to 5-2 on the season with another last minute minute this weekend topping Boston College 20-16.  Brian Smith sealed the Irish victory with his first interception of the season in the final minute.  Here are some notes ...

Initial Impressions – Notre Dame 24, Purdue 21

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 ...

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, ...

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, ...

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 ...

2009 Notre Dame Football Captains Named

Notre Dame, IN (UHND) – Notre Dame named their captains for the upcoming season on Saturday – junior quarterback Jimmy Clausen, senior center Eric Olsen, 5th year senior safety Kyle McCarthy, and 5th year senior linebacker Scott Smith. Captains were ...

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 ...

Stanford at Notre Dame – 3rd Quarter Thoughts

Did Golden Tate and Michael Floyd both just drop passes which hit them squarely in the hands?  I don’t remember either doing that at all at any point this season, let alone on back to back plays.  Very disappointing start ...

Stanford at Notre Dame – 2nd Quarter Thoughts

Stanford’s offensive line is completely controlling the line of scrimmage against the Irish defense.  The Cardinal is getting a great push up front and are running all over us to start the second quarter.  They aren’t even trying to pass ...

4th Quarter Thoughts – Purdue at Notre Dame

3rd and 10 at the 13.  This is a must stop for the Irish defense.  Pressure was coming, but we lucked out with a poor pass from Painter.   Wow.  Great play by McCarthy to stop the 4th and 10.  Kind ...

1st Quarter Thoughts – Purdue at Notre Dame

I didn’t get to watch the game live because I was at a wedding yesterday, but I DVRed the game and still took some quarter by quarter notes.  Just an FYI, I do these as the game wears on so ...

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