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Ranking the 25 most impressive players of bowl season

With 2014's bowl season in the books, let's take a look back at the most impressive performances from the 38-game slate: 25. Malik Zaire, QB, Notre Dame Brian Kelly knew what he was doing when he gave Zaire the Music City Bowl starting nod over incumbent Everett Golson. The Fighting Irish held the ball for 37 minutes against the SEC’s toughest defense thanks in large part to Zaire’s...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Notre Dame, Arkansas, Kentucky, Duke: The 1978 Final Four Has Taught Us An Important College Football Lesson in 2014

In 1978, college basketball’s Final Four convened in St. Louis, Missouri: Notre Dame, Arkansas, Kentucky, and Duke competed for the national championship in hoops. This year, the 1978 Final Four has taught college football fans and pundits a lesson that must be absobed each and every autumn: The process of grading teams doesn’t fully end until the season does. You might have...
Via Bloguin Best
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Notre Dame, Arkansas, Kentucky, Duke: The 1978 Final Four Has Taught Us An Important College Football Lesson in 2014

In 1978, college basketball’s Final Four convened in St. Louis, Missouri: Notre Dame, Arkansas, Kentucky, and Duke competed for the national championship in hoops. This year, the 1978 Final Four has taught college football fans and pundits a lesson that must be absobed each and every autumn: The process of grading teams doesn’t fully end until the season does. You might have...
Via The Student Section
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Trying Time At Notre Dame: What Went Wrong In 2014

Notre Dame football has long been the target of over zealous pundits, opposing fan bases and even it's own fans to some degree.Notre Dame's harshist critics reside within the city's very own fishwrap.As if it isn't enough for the Irish to lose to such an inferior team, speculation has surfaced with a possible coaching move already.Say what?South Bend Tribune's Al Lesar, a writer...
Via Football Nation
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Now unranked Notre Dame allowing points in bunches

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Be it a defense that's beaten down or an offense that's giving up easy scores, Notre Dame is permitting points at historically bad levels. A week after allowing 55 points against Arizona State, with two touchdowns coming off interceptions thrown by Everett Golson, the Irish surrendered 43 to a Northwestern a squad that had been held to two TDs in the previous...
Via AP on Fox
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Northwestern Knocks Off Notre Dame In Overtime, 43-40

It’s been a tough few weeks in South Bend. Last Saturday, Notre Dame was outclassed by Arizona State in Tempe, in a game that effectively ended the Irish’s chances at a College Football Playoff bid. Today, the team blew a sizable lead to lose to Northwestern, which previously had just three wins, in overtime. Wildcats kicker Jack Mitchell hit a 45-yard field goal to send the...
Via College Spun
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern-Notre Dame Preview

(AP) - Everett Golson looked downfield against Syracuse, saw all five Notre Dame receivers covered so he scrambled to his left, ran down the sideline for a 22-yard gain - and fumbled when he was hit. Up until that first possession of the fourth game, Golson hadn't turned the ball over. He and Oregon's Marcus Mariota were the only two players in the FBS through three games who had...
Via AP on Fox
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Poll Position: tBBC Top Ten, Week 8

Another week and another rotation of the top ten teams in the weekly Top 10 tBBC poll. Down goes 2 more unbeaten as the Crying Irish (see what I did there Brian Kelly) loses to Florida State and Baylor finally couldn’t outscore an opponent as WVU wins at home and make couches everywhere cringe. Clanga The state of Mississippi and the SEC continues to dominate the polls and the...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

If Notre Dame Runs The Table, It’s Probably Going To Be In Very Good Shape

The aftermath of Saturday’s riveting and consequential Notre Dame-Florida State demands further discussion, as does the Kansas State-Oklahoma game. Neither contest can be fully processed without an examination of what the result means for both teams. That’s the newest roundtable at The Student Section. * Question No. 1: How, if at all, did the Notre Dame-Florida State game change...
Via The Student Section
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

If Notre Dame Runs The Table, It’s Probably Going To Be In Very Good Shape

The aftermath of Saturday’s riveting and consequential Notre Dame-Florida State demands further discussion, as does the Kansas State-Oklahoma game. Neither contest can be fully processed without an examination of what the result means for both teams. That’s the newest roundtable at The Student Section. * Question No. 1: How, if at all, did the Notre Dame-Florida State game change...
Via Bloguin Best
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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