Bagpipe Monday: Healing

Were you nervous? It’s okay if you were, because I was throwing crowbars out of frustration. Notre Dame’s defensive backfield is thin- like The Subway Domer high school freshman thin ( I weighed 95 pounds). Coming into the game, the Irish were already lacking KeiVarae Russell, Eilar Hardy, and Austin Collinsworth. The first two to some type of ancient form waiting, weeks after...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fighting Irish still have plenty to improve upon

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Brian Kelly looks at Notre Dame's perfect record and sees all those nasty flaws. The high-powered offense isn't operating exactly in sync. The stout defense that shutout Michigan is struggling with injuries. The injury rash is continuing and the little things are starting to pile up. Kelly knows the only way to make another serious national championship...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Purdue vs. No. 11 Notre Dame: 5 Things to Know

2014 Notre Dame Football just got punched between the eye's.Time to respond, wake up and play to your level.Here's what we know about college football: unless your playing a non-fbs team-nothing is for sure.And as Michigan knows, even that is not gaurenteed.Against Purdue, the unexpected happened.Purdue entered Peyton's old stomping grounds looking to pull off the upset...
Via Football Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame hoping defense can shut down Boilers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Notre Dame has stood up to the body blows. Cornerback KeiVarae Russell and end Ishaq Williams, the projected pillars of Brian Kelly's rebuilt defense, are out because of an academic fraud investigation and safety Austin Collinsworth, a captain, is out with a sprained knee. Yet instead of getting knocked down, the Fighting Irish have lived up to their nickname...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Golson Must Deliver to Complete Notre Dame’s Dreams

Everett Golson will need to perform like a Heisman winner if Notre Dame wants to go far (via zimbio) Entering week three of the college football season, Notre Dame has come up as a contender for the four-team playoff. However, for the Fighting Irish to stay there, QB Everett Golson needs to win the Heisman Trophy. Not many thought Notre Dame could “Play like a Champion Today,...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Irish Blogger Gathering: Boiling Shamrocks

Welcome to the IBG y’all! It seems like everyone is trying to get back into the groove of things after that dominant performance against Michigan last Saturday night. The Irish hit the road for the now annual Shamrock Series game to play the last game of the annual series against Purdue. The Scroll of Answers: Her Loyal Sons NDNation You know the drill, so here’s the questions…...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: James Franklin Tweets Out A Letter Lou Holtz Sent Him In 1996

Everyone who has ever moved knows that you’ll find one or two really cool things tucked away in boxes that you forgot you owned. Take for instance this letter Penn State head football coach James Franklin’s wife found while they were moving into their new place in State College, which was sent to Franklin in 1996 by then-Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz. Amazing what my wife found...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame’s Everett Golson making the most of second chance

After missing the entire 2013 season due to an academic suspension, most figured that University of Notre Dame starting quarterback Everett Golson had spent his last Saturday in South Bend, and that if he was lucky, a inconsequential roster spot in the NFL might be in his future. In an era of Heisman-winning freshman and lottery-pick sophomores, Golson had already accomplished more...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Week Two Predictions and Notes: Notre Dame Fighting Irish v. Michigan Wolverines

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish running game was strong last week against a weak Rice defense. Greg Bryant, Tarean Folston, and Cam McDaniel combined for 182 yards on 28 carries which is good for 6.5 yards per carry. As a team, the Irish ran the ball 42 times for 281 yards compared to throwing the ball just 22 times. There is no reason that Coach Brian Kelly will change the current...
Via Total Sports Live
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame announces home-and-home with Ohio State

The University of Notre Dame and The Ohio State University announced Thursday that they have agreed to a two-year, home-and-home football series beginning in 2022. The Irish and Buckeyes will play Sept. 3, 2022, at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, and Sept. 23, 2023, at Notre Dame Stadium. The two games will mark the first regular-season meetings between the two teams since a two...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Brian Kelly guide Notre Dame through another minefield?

Since Brian Kelly took over the Notre Dame football program in 2010, there’s been a whole host of off-the-field issues that have tarnished the Golden Dome. No need to go into detail on all of the PR black eyes here, simply stating the individual names will suffice: Everett Golson, Manti Te’o, Tommy Rees, Michael Floyd, Carlo Calabrese, Declan Sullivan, Lizzy Seeberg/Prince Shembo...
Via The Sports Bank
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Kelly takes to Twitter to defend plaid presser jacket

Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly made quite a statement at Tuesday’s press conference – not with his words, but rather with his outfit. The Irish head coach, who immediately addressed the situation by joking “I did not lose a bet”, had on a ridiculous blue plaid jacket. He claims to have won it during a golf tournament (that featured a few Michigan coaches) called The Plaid Open...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kelly: 5 Notre Dame players remain out for now

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says there is no change in the status of five players who were investigated by the university for possible cheating. Kelly said Tuesday the status of those five players could change quickly if he receives word they are eligible to play. Kelly said last week that the investigation is complete and the cases were in the hands of the...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Joe Schmidt Wins Notre Dame’s ‘Trick Shot Monday’ Again

Notre Dame’s tradition of ‘Trick Shot Monday’ lives on. Last week, linebacker Joe Schmidt notched the first victory of the year for “Rice Week” by tossing a ping-pong ball into a Gatorade cup sitting in a tub of ice. This week, he did it again. This time, for “Michigan Week”, the cup was sitting on top of the chocolate milk machine in the team’s “Fuel Station...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Looks Like Notre Dame is Going to Be Fine at Quarterback Next Year Too

When Everett Golson returned to South Bend there were some that wondered if the team would not be better off just going young and giving Malik Zaire the reigns of the offense instead. Yes, Golson had been at the helm during the team's run to the BCS Championship title game, but as head coach Brian Kelly noted the defesne was pretty stout that year.Golson got the nod and on Saturday...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame football keeps winning despite PR black eyes

Notre Dame football keeps losing PR battles off the field under Brian Kelly. There have been numerous black eyes since the Kelly regime began. However, he keeps winning in spite of scandal. It appears we’re nearing closure on the academic scandal involving five Notre Dame football players. The investigation has been completed and we may get an answer, possibly this week, on the...
Via The Sports Bank
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Welcome back Everett Golson as the Irish beat up Rice in opener

Everett Golson put on a show in his first outing in over a year and a half throwing for 295 passing yards with 2 TDs. but that was not his whole day.  Golson also added 3 rushing TDs against a Rice team from Houston, TX.  Despite 5 Notre Dame players out due to an ongoing investigation on academic fraud, the rest of the team played with a focus and determination not to allow...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Another Notre Dame suspended as investigation continues

Another Notre Dame football player Safety Eilar Hardy has been suspended due to the ongoing investigation of academic dishonesty.  Now the total number of Fighting Irish suspended from team activities and games stands at 5 (Hardy, Kei’Varae Russell, DaVaris Daniels, Kendall Moore and Ishaq Williams).  Not sure how far this goes and how damaging it will be to the football...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Cris Collinsworth talks about son becoming Notre Dame Football

NBC Sunday Night Football Analyst Cris Collinsworth was on media conference call yesterday to preview the upcoming NFL season. An off topic of discussion was his son Austin Collinsworth who was named a captain of the Notre Dame football team for the 2014 season. #28 Austin Collinsworth, A Notre Dame Captain #fox28 — Dean Huppert (@DeanH_FOX28) August...
Via The Sports Bank
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Brian Kelly Says Notre Dame Finished Academic Investigation, Suspended One More Football Player

According to Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly, the school’s investigation into alleged academic misconduct involving the football team has finished. Kelly stressed that this was good because it gave the team a sense of closure, and it allows them to focus on the team’s season opener against Rice on Saturday, but it does come with some bad news. According to Kelly, the...
Via College Spun
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame holds out fifth player as part of academic fraud investigation

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Notre Dame says it will hold out a fifth player from competition as it investigates possible academic dishonesty and NCAA violations. Notre Dame did not identify the latest player being held out. Earlier this month it was announced that cornerback KeiVarae Russell, receiver DaVaris Daniels, defensive end Ishaq Williams and linebacker Kendall Moore were being withheld...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Releases Its First Trick Shot Monday Video Before Rice Game

Joe Schmidt and a bunch of his Notre Dame bros released the season’s first Trick Shot Monday video. [Hot Clicks] The post Notre Dame Releases Its First Trick Shot Monday Video Before Rice Game appeared first on Diehardsport.
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2014 Betting Odds

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Via Next Impulse Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Football: Week 1 Preview-Rice Owls

The thought that a team should ever overlook another team in sports couldn't be echoed louder for the Fighting Irish in their Week 1 opener against Rice.Recent memory reflects such a mistake.September 4,2011 saw a top ranked Irish team(#16) open their season with some high expectations.Several rain delays and a quarterback substitution changed the fate of Notre Dame football...
Via Football Nation
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Notre Dame Freshman Asks Upperclassmen Teammate How To Touch The ND Signs On Walk To Field

One of the most iconic stadium entrances in college football occurs at Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish make their way to the now-turf field from the locker room, while slapping a couple memorable Notre Dame signs along the way.  Today, the 2014 Notre Dame football team went through a game-day walkthrough. During the voyage to the field, freshman defensive end Jay Hayes had to ask...
Via College Spun
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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