Posted September 10, 2013 on michigan.scout.com
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).
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

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...

UNDER THE LIGHTS II: Michigan vs. Notre Dame & The End of an Era

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...

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

You knew it had to happen, right?

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]

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.

Freeman ready for Notre Dame

Purdue coach Marcus Freeman looks ahead to the Notre Dame game.

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.

Ready to Rebound

Notre Dame enters a week of game preparation following defeat for the first time since late-October 2011. The task at hand: a team struggling but one that took the Irish to the wire just one year ago.

Eye in the Sky: Xs, Os, and Rees

A breakdown of Notre Dame's success from the "Pistol" formation, its lack thereof in empty backfield sets, and a look at quarterback Tommy Rees cutting up the defense inside the hash marks -- in limited opportunities.

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.
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.