Oscar McBride and Aetna Voices of Health Challenge

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The Aetna Voices of Health is part of Aetna’s ongoing commemoration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This national competition recognizes agencies that are working in their communities to encourage racial and ethnic equality in health care. They are honoring local heroes who embody the values of Dr. King and are aligned with Aetna’s mission to promote access to health care for all. This year they have chosen 31 winning local agencies and it's your job to vote for your … [Read more...]

Florida State Review: Defense

Notre Dame lineman Jarron Jones, right, chases Florida State quarterback Jameis Winson during the second half. (Photo: Mark Wallheiser , Associated Press ).

It definitely wasn't the ending we wanted, but it sure was one heck of a game. One for the ages. Notre Dame and Floirda State went head-to-head and seemed evenly matched throughout most of the game. How did our defense match up? Lets take a look! The game on Saturday marked the first time that both teams scored at least 27 points in the history of the Notre Dame-Florida State series, with our defense giving up a total of 31 points. In the first half, the Irish defense did a great job of … [Read more...]

Here We Are Again – ND and FSU


With the match-up against Notre Dame and Florida State this weekend, I thought it might be fun to revisit the sit down I had with Kevin McDougal. Where are they now? Kevin McDougal All Kevin McDougal ever wanted at Notre Dame was a chance to prove himself as a quarterback. McDougal sat for three years behind star quarterback Rick Mirer, then watched as Coach Lou Holtz named incoming freshman Ron Powlus the starter even though he’d never thrown a pass in college. McDougal felt he had earned … [Read more...]

North Carolina Review: Defense

North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams is tackled at the 3-yard line by Notre Dame defensive lineman Issac Rochell but ends up in the end zone as Notre Dame's Jarron Jones, left, pursues in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in South Bend, Ind. (Joe Raymond, AP)

It was yet another thrilling game this week and the defense did one heck of a job at holding North Carolina's offense when it mattered most to pull of another win. This win, ugly though it may have been, was still a win ... but leaves me less than confident as we look ahead to Florida State. How did we look on defense you ask? Lets have a look! Lets start with some overall stats. The Notre Dame defense allowed North Carolina to complete 30 first downs. North Carolina had 42 rushing attempts … [Read more...]

Syracuse Review: Defense

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Syracuse wide receiver Brisly Estime is taken down by a Notre Dame defensive back.

For whatever reason I wasn't overly worried about playing Syracuse. But when I got home at the end of the first quarter, turned on the television and found out the score was 0-0 AND that we had TWO TURNOVERS, suddenly I became worried about Syracuse. How did we look on defense you ask? Lets have a look! For the fourth consecutive game this year, Notre Dame has held its opponent to 17 points or less. The Irish also accomplished this feat to open the 2012 season but had not previously achieved … [Read more...]