Found September 09, 2013 on Cleats & Couture:
So first, let me apologize for being completely off the blogging bandwagon. I want to promise that it will get better (as I have in basically every post for the last 4 months), but I have no idea if that's true. Now that the bar is done, all my energy has been focused on getting a job, which will remain my number one priority until I have one. That being said, I do have some down time in that process, so hopefully you'll get to see some more from me!Over Labor Day, I was at Duke visiting Ben, so I didn't get the opportunity to post about the first weekend of college football (I know, I know). But I think this post is worthy of my first college football post of the season.I was so disappointed when I wasn't able to come to Ann Arbor for the first ever night game at the Big House, so there was no way I was missing the next one / the last one of the Notre Dame Rivalry in Ann Arbor. I met three of my best friends & college roommates in Ann Arbor on Friday night for a reunion!632 does UTL II: Taylor, Me, Jen, & KellSaturday morning brought us back to Skeeps for some bloody marys...Find my iPhone brought us here... ... and then we spent the entire day tailgating and catching up with friends.Obi makes it look Ezeh8:00pm finally came and I walked my happy self down to my Section 18, row 9 seats.Not even zoomed in, this is what I saw. Incredible.I was so happy to be back in The Big House for my first Michigan night game, and with such a great outcome, I couldn't have been happier. Granted, it didn't have the same excitement (and terror) of UTL round 1, but I don't know if my poor heart could have taken it. I was a wreck watching the first game from 1,000 miles away.Final Score: Michigan 41, Notre Dame 30. FOREVER GO BLUE.

No. 21 Notre Dame struggling again in the red zone

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly believes the 21st-ranked Fighting Irish need to cut down on missed opportunities when they play Purdue on Saturday. The Irish failed to score twice from inside the 20-yard line against Michigan in the fourth quarter, an area that Kelly focused on before the season. Two games in, the Irish are tied for 111th in red zone offense, converting on just four...

Beyonce’s Special Message to Michigan Fans During Notre Dame Game (Video)

Although the Michigan Wolverine’s took care of business this past Saturday night against the Fighting Irish, the football team ultimately ended up sharing part of the spotlight for the night. Because of the performance their band put on and a special message from the biggest pop star on the planet. Beyonce checked in with the Michigan fans before the half-time show which subsequently...

Q&A with former Notre Dame Football Greats

NoCoastBias senior staff writer Lisa Kelly, recently published Notre Dame football author, is hosting a book signing event and Q&A with three Notre Dame football (88 national championship) greats! Join Lisa and the guys in Chicago at Racine Plumbing on Saturday, September 14th for an “Echoes From the End Zone: The Men We Became” book (Visited 3 times, 3 visits today)The post...

Michigan, Notre Dame & Eminem Get the Taiwanese Animation Treatment (Video)

You knew it had to happen, right?

Michigan beats Notre Dame, plays Chicken Dance over PA system after win

Since winning the last game between Michigan and Notre Dame at the Big House for the forseeable future wasn’t good enough, Michigan stepped it up a notch and trolled the Irish as they left the field.  The PA system blared the Chicken Dance as the Irish left the field, giving them one last parting shot for pulling out of the rivalry. [Guyism]

NMA recaps Michigan-Notre Dame game with hilarious video

NMA is back and at it again, this time recapping the Michigan-Notre Dame game and Eminem’s appearance on ESPN at halftime.  My personal favorite portion of the video is at the very end when they show an animated Manti Te’o leaving with the ghost of Lennay Kekua.  Somehow poking fun at Te’o for getting catfished hasn’t managed to die yet. [YouTube]

Lee Corso picks Notre Dame over Michigan with Leprechaun Hat and Chickens

Lee Corso certainly knows how to keep things interesting on the College GameDay set.  Sometimes I think he doesn’t pick teams based on who he thinks will win, but which pick will help him do something crazy on set.  This you have to see to believe. [YouTube]

NCAAFB Ratings: Notre Dame/Michigan Earns Highest Rating Since ’02 Resumption

One year away from a hiatus, the Notre Dame/Michigan rivalry earned its highest television rating since resuming in 2002. The penultimate meeting between Notre Dame and Michigan earned a 5.3 U.S. rating and 8.7 million […]

GBW Gallery: Under the Lights II

Michigan defeated Notre Dame 41-30 in their Under the Lights II spectacle in Ann Arbor. Here are GBW's best shots from Saturday night.

Confidence in Secondary “high" For Mattison

The Michigan defense did give up over 300-yards passing to the Notre Dame offense in Saturday’s 41-30 win. On Tuesday, defensive coordinator Greg Mattison said there was a reason behind that, also touching on the lack of pass rush vs. the Irish, James Ross, Jake Ryan, and more (VIDEO included).

Swenson Checks Out Wolverines

When Michigan took on Notre Dame for Under the Lights II on Saturday night, they also hosted one of the Midwest's top sophomores, Downers Grove (Ill.) South's massive (6-7, 280) offensive tackle Erik Swenson.

Pledge Recap

Scores and individual statistics regarding Notre Dame targets and commits from week two of high school football.

The Big Board: Defense

Broken down inside are the prospects left on the 2014 radar for Notre Dame on the defensive side of the ball. Key updates include middle linebacker Jaylen Johnson, safety Payton Hendrix and Andrew Williams.

Notes: Lunch with the Boilermakers

Darrell Hazell and the Boilermakers began to prepare for Notre Dame. Boiler Sports Report caught up with the Boilermakers as they met with the media on Tuesday.
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