Found September 25, 2012 on Halestorm Sports:

The after effects of Notre Dame’s move to the ACC.


Recalibrating expectations for Notre Dame in 2012

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have gotten off to an excellent 4-0 start thanks to a marauding defensive unit that is allowing only nine points per game. The Irish enter their bye week having managed to handle the hoopla of the Ireland game against Navy with aplomb before cutting a swath through the Big 10. But with three straight weeks of shoddy play up front on offense, uncertainty...

Denard Robinson, Michigan fall out of the AP Top 25

The Michigan Wolverines were ranked No. 8 in the Top 25 poll coming into the season. After Week 4, the Wolverines have already watched their names fall completely out of the Top 25 rankings. It probably adds to the discomfort that Michigan State sits ahead of Michigan in the Legends division and at No.20 in the AP Poll with Ohio State six spots ahead at No.14. Whether or not...

Notre Dame and Michigan no more after 2014

Notre Dame has decided to opt-out of their contract with Michigan that runs through 2017. The last game will be in 2014. The announcement comes after the Irish beat the Wolverines in a 13 – 6 Michigan turnover fest. The Irish are set to join the ACC, sort of, in 2015 where they will have to play 5 conference games. Michigan AD Dave Brandon says the decision was definitely not...

Notre Dame cancels series with Michigan Football

Notre Dame has opted to cancel the annual series with Michigan in football. “The decision to cancel games in 2015-17 was Notre Dame’s and not ours,” said Dave Brandon. “We value our annual rivalry with Notre Dame but will have to see what the future holds for any continuation of the series. This cancellation presents new scheduling opportunities for our program and provides...

Notre Dame Football Defeats Michigan; 4-0 for first time in 10 Years

The Notre Dame football team finally took down Denard Robinson and the Michigan Wolverines for the first time in 3 years with a 13-6 victory in South Bend. It was ugly. I mean really ugly. Really, really ugly. But a win is a win, right? And this particular win sends the Fighting Irish to a 4-0 record for the first time since 2002. For those keeping track, that was Ty Willingham’s...

Tuesday After Doom: A Michigan Wolverines reflection

Michigan’s Denard Robinson leaves field after INT vs. Notre Dame Saturday night in South Bend, Indiana. The Notre Dame players celebrate behind him. (Image courtesy of John T. Greilick / The Detroit News) A rivalry 125 years old. The two teams with the best winning percentage in college football. Prime time under the lights. Can’t beat that. It was a fine evening for college...

The Week That Was College Football: Week 4

What an amazing season of college football, and we’re not even through the first month. Thus far, we’ve seen two National Championship favorites go down. We’ve had no clear Heisman candidate because no one is really playing over their head, and those we thought would be have been more than average. Every conference sucks. Every [...]

Notre Dame opts out of Michigan game, internet has a conniption

In case you hadn’t heard, Notre Dame has opted out of its scheduled football games with Michigan in 2015 through 2017.  The series was going to take a two year break in 2018-19 anyway, so after 2014, we’ll have at least five years without a Notre Dame-Michigan game.  For some people, this is the worst [...]

TDSS Roundtable: Should Brady Hoke Have Benched Denard Robinson on Saturday?

Denard Robinson committed five of Michigan’s six turnovers in a frustrating 13-6 loss to Notre Dame on Saturday, and four of Robinson’s miscues (all interceptions) occurred before halftime. He added a fumble in the third quarter, killing a drive deep … Continue reading →

Michigan rallies around Denard Robinson after loss

The unranked Michigan Wolverines have rallied around quarterback Denard Robinson. Robinson apologized publicly to fans and privately to teammates for turning the ball over five times in Saturday night's 13-6 loss at Notre Dame. Wolverines coach Brady Hoke says he has made sure Robinson understands he was only one of 69 players who made the trip, telling him every coach and...

Goodbye Rudy Tuesday, Michigan vs. Notre Dame no more

Today, Michigan Wolverines’ athletic director David Brandon announced that the Notre Dame Fighting Irish were going to exercise an option that would allow the Irish to end the school’s 125 year old rivalry three seasons ahead of schedule. The teams already intended to take a two-year break beginning in the 2018 year, but planed to resume the rivalry at some point after the 2019...

Hoke:“I like the growth we’re making” (video)

Michigan Head Coach Brady Hoke met with media Tuesday evening with the Wolverines in the midst of their only bye week during the 2012 season. Hoke provided insight into Michigan’s 13-6 loss at Notre Dame, quarterback Denard Robinson, and the team's attitude moving forward.

The Michigan Medley defends Denard after South Bend meltdown

On a soggy field in South Bend, Michigan’s offense struggled to find consistency and turned in a charitable effort, giving the ball away six times en route to an Irish victory. It was the third game of Rich Rodriguez’s first season. John U. Bacon’s book Three and Out revealed a striking account of the final moments and what happend in the locker room. Several Michigan players...

Local Big Ten Review: Michigan’s Lack of a Consistent Running Game Helps Stall the Offense

Saturday night, the Michigan Wolverines dropped a tough road contest to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Denard Robinson’s four interceptions can be viewed as the major reason why the loss occurred, but the lack of a consistent running game early … Continue reading →
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