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Notre Dame's foes fared poorly during the Irish bye week, but strength of schedule technicalities appear irrelevant for Brian Kelly's 2013 Irish. It's win and they're in (a BCS Bowl), or lose and spend Christmas as an also-ran "bowl week" participant between December 25th and the New Year.
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Notre Dame-USC is generally considered the greatest intersectional rivalry in college football, and on Saturday, the two programs will square off for the 85th time. This morning, Brian Kelly already stated “this is our rivalry” and noted the excitement of his players regarding the showdown this weekend.
This afternoon, Notre Dame Fighting Irish Digital Media released a primer...
…and now, the moment that Notre Dame fans everywhere have been waiting for for two weeks: Trick Shot Monday is back! The Fighting Irish were off this past weekend on a bye, and that meant that last Monday we weren’t treated to any trick shots. Thankfully, Notre Dame has begun preparation for USC this coming Saturday, and a new TSM video is out as well — let’s just say it...
Earlier this season, Brian Kelly backed himself into a bit of a ridiculous corner with the media when he came out and said that Michigan-Notre Dame was not a rivalry. After much backlash, he took back the claim and instead qualified it as a great “regional rivalry.”
This week, the Irish are facing USC, and Kelly made sure he got ahead of the questions before they even came, indicating...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated With AP Photos.) By TOM COYNE Associated Press Notre Dame is looking to beat Southern California in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 2001.
That's also the last time the Irish (4-2) beat the Trojans (4-2) at Notre Dame Stadium.
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said Tuesday he didn't know it had been that long since the Irish had...
Notre Dame is hosting 13 of its top targets in the 2014 class this weekend when the Irish welcome rival USC to town. Inside is a visitor's list and a breakdown of what is riding on this weekend's trip for each prospect.
At the end of college football’s regular season in 2012, I believed that Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o should have won the Heisman Trophy. I closely examined him in every game he played during the year and I was fully convinced he deserved the honor, although he had already become the most decorated single season [...]
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Notre Dame has plenty of rivals on the gridiron. For head coach Brian Kelly and his current crop of players, one stands above the rest, and they're headed for South Bend this weekend.
It's unlikely Notre Dame's offense can successfully incorporate four running backs on a weekly basis. But the team's best bet for controlling close contests likely rests on the legs of its current quartet of runners and the offensive front behind which they'll operate over the next six games.
Dave Berk and Irisheyes.com publisher Tim O'Malley examine Notre Dame's defense over the season's first half as well as what to expect going forward through the rest of the 2013 season.