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Ten most important college football games for the rest of the season

We are beginning to get a clear idea of which college football teams are contenders and which might have to wait until next year. Accordingly, we know who will face the biggest obstacles to unbeaten seasons and playoff bids — and we can highlight which games could determine who’s playing for a national championship and who isn’t.Here are 10 of the most important regular season games...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Kelly not concerned about RB Josh Adams’ ankle injury

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly was not concerned about the status of his star running back following Saturday’s win over Miami (Ohio).The Fighting Irish won Saturday 52-17, thanks in part to a huge game from Josh Adams. The junior running back rushed for 159 yards and two touchdowns on just eight carries. His carries were limited because of an ankle injury that Kelly says is not...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Kelly admits he was ‘a pretty bad coach’ in 2016

Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly said what we were all thinking about his performance leading the 4-8 Fighting Irish last season. Discussing quarterback Brandon Wimbush, who got off to a tough start this year, Kelly shared the message he gave his offensive leader during that rough patch. It’s a pretty amazing quote.It also seems to have worked wonders. Wimbush had a two...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

What Brandon Wimbush’s injury could mean for Notre Dame Football

Following Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football’s 52-17 win over the Miami of Ohio RedHawks Saturday, news broke that Irish quarterback Brandon Wimbush had injured his right foot during the game. Wimbush has been in a walking boot for the first half of this week and the Irish are unsure if he will be able to play Saturday. This could be potentially disastrous for the Irish as they prepare...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame QB Brandon Wimbush practiced Thursday, will play Saturday

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will have quarterback Brandon Wimbush on the field Saturday for their road game against North Carolina. The quarterback has been dealing with a foot injury and even was wearing a walking boot after the team’s win over Miami (OH) last weekend.However, Wimbush was back on the practice field on Thursday and will play on Saturday. Though, head coach Brian...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: UNC Football: Larry Fedora Post Notre Dame Press Conference

Head Coach Larry Fedora addresses the media following Carolina's loss to Notre Dame on October 7, 2017.

This Notre Dame helmet has amazing Lou Holtz inscription

Former Notre Dame head coach Lou Holtz is a weird character. Those who watched him on ESPN following his coaching days know this full well. Saturdays filled with Holtz and Mark May were like a gift from God.But Holtz really made his name as the Fighting Irish head coach, manning the sidelines in South Bend from 1986-1996 and earning a national championship in 1988.If we were to ask...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Football: Impact of Drue Tranquill vs. Manti Te’o

In 2012, Manti Te’o impressed the entire college football community with his passionate play on the field and his story off of it. One of those things ended up being (to put it delicately) questioned. Despite his disastrous performance against Alabama, the Hawaiian Linebacker led the Notre Dame team to their first undefeated season since […] Notre Dame Football: Impact of Drue Tranquill...
Via Slap the Sign
10 days ago

Notre Dame Football: Quick Review of First Half 2017 Stats vs. 2016

The Notre Dame football team is compiling some impressive numbers through the first six games of 2017 season. The Notre Dame has been impressive on their way to a 5-1 record. This team is putting up some absurd numbers. Here is a quick review of the important stats that show how the Irish turned the […] Notre Dame Football: Quick Review of First Half 2017 Stats vs. 2016 - Slap the...
Via Slap the Sign
9 days ago

Notre Dame Basketball: Matt Farrell’s Time Is Now

Much like Notre Dame basketball, Matt Farrell has spent most of his time overlooked. 2017-2018 will serve as his time to shine. It may have been a secret two years ago when Matt Farrell was playing in the shadows of Demetrius Jackson, but not anymore. It’s a well-known fact that Farrell is dangerous on the court. […] Notre Dame Basketball: Matt Farrell’s Time Is Now - Slap the Sign...
Via Slap the Sign
8 days ago

University of Denver outlasts #4/#6 Notre Dame for first win of 2017-18

Without a top forward, Pioneers survive wild third period Picking up the first win of the season against a top-5 team is good, but doing it by overcoming adversity the way DU did last night is better. DU head coach Jim Montgomery announced pregame that Henrik Borgström, the star of Friday night’s tie, was out for the second game of the series. He was listed on the depth chart as...
Via Mile High Hockey
6 days ago

Can Notre Dame get in? Crazy playoff scenarios could be on tap

The only two things predictable about this college football season are Alabama and upheaval. Parity reigns. Unpredictability is a constant. Over the past three weeks, seven top-10 teams have fallen. This past weekend alone, previously undefeated teams Clemson, Washington and Washington State all lost, losing to the likes of Syracuse, Arizona State and California, three...
Via New York Post
6 days ago

Notre Dame Football: The Irish Continue to Rise in AP Poll at #13

Hoping 13 is lucky for us MMMMM, THOSE CHEESEBURGERS WERE DELICIOUS After the bye week and a weekend full of cheeseburgers, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish team continues to see a rise in the rankings. With 4 top 10 teams losing this weekend, there was nowhere to go but up. We’re up to number 13 in the rankings. The USC Trojans are at Number 11, so we will have a Top 13 match up...
Via One Foot Down
6 days ago

Notre Dame Football: OFD Mailbag - Bye Week

Let’s see what all you had on your mind during Notre Dame’s Bye Week. No, we’re only six games into the season? It’s way too early to start thinking about playoffs for any program, unless you are Alabama. Notre Dame has yet to go through their toughest part of the schedule. Ask this after they play NC State and I might have a better answer. I will say this, it’s okay to be excited...
Via One Foot Down
6 days ago

Notre Dame Football faces a tough test against rival USC

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish managed to move up three spots this week from No. 16 to No. 13 in the AP Top 25 poll without playing a game. After a week off, the Irish face one of their toughest tests of the season as the USC Trojans travel to South Bend for a prime time game at Notre Dame Stadium. The Trojans were less than stellar in their victory last night, escaping 28-27 at home...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Football: Irish Rise In AP & Coaches Polls

Ahead of their matchup with USC, the Irish rose three spots in both the Associate Press and Coaches Polls. The Notre Dame football team is up to 16th and 13th respectively in the Coaches and Associated Press polls respectively. The Irish jumped three spots in each poll following their bye week. The Trojans survived a […] Notre Dame Football: Irish Rise In AP & Coaches Polls ...
Via Slap the Sign
6 days ago

Notre Dame Football: Irish Open as 4-point Favorite Over USC

As expected and like every game this season, Notre Dame opens a favorite over USC. Notre Dame football fans should expect another classic against intersectional rivals, USC. The Irish opened up as a 4-point favorite over the Trojans, according to Vegas Insider. Coming off of a 4-8 season, Las Vegas favored the Irish in every single game […] Notre Dame Football: Irish Open as 4-point...
Via Slap the Sign
6 days ago

Notre Dame Football: Remembering the 2005 Classic Against USC

The 2005 Notre Dame-USC game remains one of the greatest college football games of all time. If you pull up the Wikipedia entry on USC’s 2005 season, their record is listed as 0-0. Due to former USC Running Back Reggie Bush’s ineligibility, the NCAA vacated all of the Trojans’ victories. Technically, according to the record […] Notre Dame Football: Remembering the 2005 Classic Against...
Via Slap the Sign
6 days ago

Notre Dame Football: Irish’s Remaining Schedule Is The Program’s Toughest Slate in Almost 90 Years

Games against 1-loss Trojans, Wolfpack and Middies on deck to close out grueling 2017 schedule While the Notre Dame Fighting Irish’s remaining schedule is not the toughest six-game stretch the program has even endured, you’d need to go back nearly 90 years to find one more daunting. The Irish’s remaining opponents — USC Trojans, N.C. State Wolfpack, Wake Forest Demon Deacons, Miami...
Via One Foot Down
5 days ago

Notre Dame Football: Midterm Grades – Offense

Following the victory over the Tar Heels, the Fighting Irish officially ended the first half of the season. The Notre Dame football won five games, one more than the entire 2016 season. New Offensive Coordinator Chip Long has clearly made an immediate impact on the Irish offense. In a major shift from last year, Notre […] Notre Dame Football: Midterm Grades – Offense - Slap the Sign...
Via Slap the Sign
5 days ago

Notre Dame Football: Quenton Nelson Makes Sporting News Midseason All-America Team

News flash: Notre Dame Football’s Quenton Nelson belongs among the nation’s best players. On Monday, The Sporting News announced their 2017 midseason All-American. Not surprisingly, Senior Left Guard Quenton Nelson made the list along the Offensive Line. Nelson joins Alabama’s Bradley Bozeman, Washington State’s Cody O’Connell, Oklahoma’s Orlando Brown and Clemson’s Mitch Hyatt as...
Via Slap the Sign
5 days ago

Notre Dame's Success This Season Depends on Its Passing Game

Even a #RTDB season needs an efficient passing attack when called upon. At this point, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are one of the few teams in the FBS that has control of its own destiny. The Irish can win out and find themselves in the playoffs. However, if they don't improve their passing efficiency, that won't happen. Sure, they have a great running game. One of the best, in...
Via One Foot Down
5 days ago

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football: The Bye Week Was Fun

Cheeseburgers, conspiracies, and activities... the Irish bye week. I suppose I should have put this up a little sooner, but hey... it was the bye week for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. If you haven't noticed this season, we have been creating story streams for each game, and then each stream is placed in a hub. Not only is this type of organization totally awesome and capable...
Via One Foot Down
5 days ago

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football: USC Trojans Week

Notre Dame's biggest game every year is now upon us. The Battle for the Jeweled Shillelagh between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the USC Trojans is just days away. Both teams come into the game ranked for the first time since 2009 with Southern Cal at #11 and the Irish ranked at #13 in the AP Poll. Isn't it weird that in a rivalry of this importance that it took 8 years to have...
Via One Foot Down
5 days ago

Notre Dame Football: Brian Kelly Talks Injuries, Rivalries Before USC Game

Brandon Wimbush is back to 100 percent, but a key LB is now “day to day.” Notre Dame Fighting Irish Coach Brian Kelly briefed the media in advance of Saturday’s matchup against the 11th-ranked USC Trojans. This is the first time since 2006 that both programs are ranked at the time of the game. BRANDON WIMBUSH First and foremost, what is the status of junior quarterback Brandon...
Via One Foot Down
4 days ago
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