Found April 14, 2012 on Nittany Lions Den:
To be the best you have to beat the best. This maxim has been plenty true for Penn State football. Their first national championship squad in 1982 beat No. 1 Georgia. Their second beat No. 1 Miami. Paterno’s teams had faced eight No. 1 teams when they traveled to South Bend, Indiana, in 1990. Victorious just three times in such matchups, Penn State had recently been victimized by Lou Holtz’s dynamo the past two seasons as they held the No. 1 ranking in the midst of a 23-game winning streak. Traveling to Notre Dame—which was ranked No. 1 yet again—didn’t seem like the way to break that trend. The offense fared well behind junior quarterback talent Tony Sacca, but the defense knew how to dictate a game. And if the Nittany Lions ever needed them to play above their ability, it would be against the otherworldly scoring machine Raghib “Rocket” Ismail and the stellar Notre Dame offensive assault. No one had stopped Ismail all season long, and the Heisman front-runner knew ...

Notre Dame DE Aaron Lynch leaving school

Notre Dame defensive end Aaron Lynch has left the team and plans to transfer after the spring semester. Coach Brian Kelly said in a statement Friday that Lynch wants to return to his native Florida. He wishes Lynch the best. Lynch, a sophomore, is one of Kelly's top recruits. He played in 12 games for the Irish as a freshman in 2011, starting six. He had 33 tackles, seven tackles...

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When we did our pre-season previews last season the team that we got the most flack about was Notre Dame. We pegged them at #22 but the thought around college football by many was that they were ready to arrive and should have been ranked higher. The Irish ended up finishing 8-5, which was respectable after you consider how they started the season.   Notre Dame finished 30th...

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With Notre Dame freshman defensive end Aaron Lynch announcing he's transferring to be closer to his home in Florida, where he ends up is a hot topic. The former 5-star D-end, who had over 50 offers wants to return to Florida and the Bulls, who were the first to offer a scholarship are a top option. Read on for all the details.

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