Rice Review: Defense

Junior Defensive Tackle, Sheldon Day (Photo: Andrew Lamping)

Overall, I am very happy with the way Notre Dame performed on Saturday against Rice, but there is one thing I am still quite anxious about as we head into Michigan week ... our defense. Lets take a look at how the defense performed against Rice. The Fighting Irish defense allowed 141 rushing yards, 226 receiving yards and 29 yards on a kickoff return. Rice's average yards completed per pass were 8.7 yards and their average yards per catch were 15.1. Notre Dame's defense had 34 solo … [Read more...]

A Tale of Two Teams


Life as a Notre Dame fan is often like riding a roller coaster at the local amusement park. The years are filled with highs and lows and varying types of emotions. This off-season was no different from most other off-seasons. We came out of the spring game on a high of sorts after watching solid performances by both Golson and Zaire, along with some dazzling performances by Greg Bryant, Corey Robinson and Amir Carlisle. It wasn't perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but the future … [Read more...]

Not the Same Old Same Old

The Exchange Whiskey Bar

If you're anything like me you have a set group of places that you always patronize when you return to South Bend for Notre Dame football games. In the past few years South Bend has done a great deal of work on improving the community surrounding Notre Dame's campus. I'd like to share with you some new (and some not so new) establishments in South Bend that you might want to check out during your next trip to campus! Sometimes getting off the beaten path is a very good thing!! 1. South Bend … [Read more...]

One, Two, Three … Ginx!!


I had a chance to sit down with former Notre Dame strong safety Gerome Sapp this week about the new app he just released … *#Ginx . Oh, and some football talk, too! Q: How did you become interested in the social media industry? A: "It started when I was playing football in the NFL and I realized that social media gave non-professional athletes or the “average everyday Joe” an equal platform from which they could be heard. ESPN was my platform as a professional athlete but with the rise of … [Read more...]

Is This Our Year? Unbeatable


This week I had a chance to sit down with fellow Notre Dame author, Jerry Barca. His current book "Unbeatable," which details the 1988 National Title winning team, is being released on paperback on August 5th. Here are Jerry's thoughts on field turf, the '88 championship team and what makes Notre Dame such a special place. How did you first become a Notre Dame fan? Jerry Barca: I was born Irish-Italian and Catholic in New Jersey. I don’t think there was much choice about it. It was just … [Read more...]