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Notre Dame Football: 2014 Blue-Gold Game Recap

With the completion of the game Saturday- one thing was made very clear: Greg Bryant will be a player who will see considerable action this season and could very well become the primary focus for the Irish offense.But along with his play Saturday, and the play of Malik Zaire and CJ Prosise - one tid bit overshadowed the actual players on the field and it was the field itself.In...
Via Football Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Football: Blue-Gold Spring Game Preview

Blue-Gold Game Saturday 12:30 Eastern NBCSPWith the end of spring practices, Notre Dame takes to the field as a team for the first time in 2014 for the annual Blue-Gold practice game.The forecast looks promising with sunny skies and a mild 65 degrees for a high.Quarterbacks#5 Everett Golson#8 Malik ZaireThe obvious position to keep an eye on this Saturday will be that of the quarterbacks...
Via Football Nation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Football: 2014 Players To Watch-Sheldon Day

2014 looks to be a season for the Irish where new faces will emerge on defense along with a new coach.Every down players like Jaylon Smith are being tweeked to move inside which conjurs up thoughts VanGorder has designs on a 'moving parts' theory for his crop of players this season.One face that remains familiar with Irish faithful and will remain one of the non moving parts...
Via Football Nation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame tackles inexperience in spring drills

Brian Kelly recognized the irony in the circumstances. “The annual spring practice press conference, and when I got into my car this morning, it was minus-8 degrees,” the Notre Dame coach joked Friday. Notre Dame’s goal is to not be left out in the cold for the first College Football Playoff. To do so, the Irish will have to rebound after going 9-4 in 2013. They’ll take...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Bowl Recap: 5 Things We Learned

Notre Dame defeated Rutgers 29-16 in the Pinstripe Bowl to end their 2013 season.The game itself didn't provide much to offer as far as the 'wow factor' goes for viewers, but the aftermath and a few things heading into the game are indicators for vast improvements ahead for Notre Dame football fans to look forward to in 2014.Here are 5 things to take from their Pinstripe...
Via Football Nation
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Fighting Irish: 2013 Review and 2014 Outlook

Many questions will remain for the Irish heading into 2014 regardless of how well they finish this season in the Pinstripe Bowl.As of now, there are questions abound in regards to key positions, coaches and a recruiting class that has yet to be signed.As if the 2013 didn't start off bad enough, the entire year after Everett Golson's loss was littered with injuries, games...
Via Football Nation
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

BYU at Notre Dame: 3 Things You Need to Know

Brian Kelly is known for high-powered spread offense. He has a senior quarterback playing his final home game in legendary Notre Dame Stadium. And the weather will be cold and windy, traditionally an advantage for Irish teams. So Notre Dame wins easy over Brigham Young on Saturday right? Not so fast. None of those things will matter this Saturday. In fact, some will work against...
Via Football Nation
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

BYU looks to win at ND after tough loss last year

Last season's 17-14 loss to Notre Dame sticks with BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall. ''I don't remember many games, but I remember that one,'' Mendenhall said. ''That's why I'm looking forward to going back.'' That's a common theme among the last three opponents for Notre Dame (7-3) this season. They all believe they could have or...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Versus BYU: Preview and Analysis

Heading into the 2013 season the Fighting Irish had hopes of repeating their dream season of 2012 with nearly the same results.Hopes and dreams are all that are left at this point.The Irish started the 2013 with a wide variety of on and off the field issues from defections, incoming freshman transfers and injuries.This list would paralyze many teams, and producing a .500 season would...
Via Football Nation
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Coach Brian Kelly Choosing To Forgo Practice During Bye Week For First Time Ever

Want to know how badly Notre Dame’s football team is beaten up on the injury front? The Irish won’t be practicing during their bye week, despite the team coming off of a demoralizing loss to unranked Pittsburgh. Coach Brian Kelly told reporters the news today, making it clear that this is the first time in his career he’s made such a move. #NotreDame will not practice during...
Via College Spun
November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Notre Dame squanders chance for BCS bowl berth

Notre Dame's chance to go to back-to-back BCS bowl games for the first time since the 2005-06 seasons is gone because it made too many mistakes against what had been a .500 team. The Fighting Irish (7-3) might have been able to overcome the two interceptions thrown by Tommy Rees against Pittsburgh (5-4) on Saturday, including one into the end zone. Or giving up a 63-yard touchdown...
Via AP on Fox
November 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Notre Dame Forces A Fumble Against Pitt, Doesn’t Try To Recover Ball On The Ground

No. 23 Notre Dame is currently locked in a battle with Pitt at Heinz Field, and the Fighting Irish aren’t doing themselves any favors right now. The Irish managed to force a key fumble from Panthers’ QB Tom Savage, but the Notre Dame players stopped playing and let the ball lay on the ground. It was clear that Sheldon Day thought it was simply an incomplete pass, but the referees...
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November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Notre Dame vs. Pittsburgh: Preview and Analysis

This Saturday, Notre Dame faces off against Alabama again.It's not the rematch many desired- but will still be the topic of conversation come Monday morning as to whom won.Notre Dame won't actually play Alabama, but the teams will compete in a different way as opposed to their title game last year.On Saturday night the Irish face off against Pittsburgh on ABC in prime time...
Via Football Nation
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Kelly unsure of defensive lineup for Pittsburgh

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly isn't sure who will be starting at every defensive position for the 24th-ranked Fighting Irish against Pittsburgh because he's not sure who is available. Kelly was still waiting Sunday to get MRI results from nose guard Louis Nix III, who missed the past two games with knee tendinitis and a small meniscus tear. His replacement, Kona Schwenke...
Via AP on Fox
November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Versus Navy: Preview and Analysis

On Wednesday, coach Brian Kelly put into perspective the ideas of looking backwards or to far ahead when a season starts to stray somewhat from its intended direction where players are concerned."This is the first year we've even talked about bowl games and things of that nature," Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said. "We were too busy kind of putting the thing together...
Via Football Nation
November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Freshmen making impact for Notre Dame

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TOM COYNE Associated Press Notre Dame freshmen are making a bigger impact as the season goes along. Linebacker Jaylon Smith has been a starter since the season's start, part of a group that has been contributing all season. But the freshman played their biggest role of the season in a 45-10 victory over Air Force, with Steve Elmer making his first...
Via AP on Fox
October 27, 2013  |  Discuss

USC vs. Notre Dame: Week 7 Preview and Analysis

The 85th meeting between two of college football's most storied programs brings intrigue like no other year for both schools and one of college football's greatest rivalries.Brian Kelly said as much this week about the rivalry:"Our players would be the first to admit that this is our rivalry game ... one that we really look forward to." Last year offered plenty...
Via Football Nation
October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Irish still seeking identity, face Michigan State

Notre Dame is still missing graduated linebacker Manti Te'o a quarter of the way through this season. Without the charismatic leader who made those around him better, the once dominating Fighting Irish defense is meandering even with eight returning starters. The defense has given up one fewer point through three games (71) than it did through eight games (72) last season. The...
Via AP on Fox
September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Notre Dame v. Michigan State: Primer, Notes & Predictions

#21 Notre Dame v. Michigan State Notre Dame Stadium - South Bend, IN - 3:30 EST on NBC First Things - I'm starting this post at 12am Friday morning in an old farmhouse about 30 miles from South Bend. I hope Notre Dame's drainage systems are up to the task of the past 24 hours. It was raining when I landed in Chicago last night at 6pm EST and didn't stop for...
Via Subway Domer
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Michigan State at Notre Dame preview

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- The numbers have been staggering. In its last two games with Notre Dame, Michigan State has rushed for only four first downs. The Fighting Irish have held the Spartans to a combined 48 carries for 79 yards with nary a touchdown on the ground. And the end result has not been pretty for MSU: 31-13 and 20-3 losses. So, Spartans guard Blake Treadwell didnt hesitate...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Michigan State at Notre Dame preview

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- The numbers have been staggering. In its last two games with Notre Dame, Michigan State has rushed for only four first downs. The Fighting Irish have held the Spartans to a combined 48 carries for 79 yards with nary a touchdown on the ground. And the end result has not been pretty for MSU: 31-13 and 20-3 losses. So, Spartans guard Blake Treadwell didnt hesitate...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

ND seeks to match longest home streak in 15 years

Notre Dame Stadium is a tough place to play again, thanks in part to Ozzy Osbourne's ''Crazy Train.'' Coach Brian Kelly has made the ''House that Rockne Built'' a tough win after nearly a decade of mediocrity. The 22nd-ranked Fighting Irish (2-1) enter Saturday's game against Michigan State (3-0) on a nine-game home winning streak, the longest...
Via AP on Fox
September 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Dantonio on 'high-profile' Notre Dame matchup

EAST LANSING, Mich. Respect. Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio was asked why it seems like there is more respect in his teams games with Notre Dame rather than the Michigan game. It has something to do with way back with Notre Dame playing us home and away, said Dantonio, who takes his team to South Bend on Saturday. U of M would only play Michigan State at home. It also has...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Dantonio on 'high-profile' Notre Dame matchup

EAST LANSING, Mich. Respect. Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio was asked why it seems like there is more respect in his teams games with Notre Dame rather than the Michigan game. It has something to do with way back with Notre Dame playing us home and away, said Dantonio, who takes his team to South Bend on Saturday. U of M would only play Michigan State at home. It also has...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Notre Dame vs. Michigan State: Week 4 Preview

No person in their right mind considers the 2013 Notre Dame football team a championship caliber team at this point in the season.In a game the Irish should have score 50 plus against Temple, they managed four touchdowns.Michigan proved the Irish could score at any moment.It's supposed to be the other way around. And against Purdue the Irish again showed the offense can move...
Via Football Nation
September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

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