The Most Important Season Ever?

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Considering where to place the 2014 Notre Dame football season in the pantheon of Irish football is a difficult task. Frankly, an eight-win season should immediately head to the back of the bus, as it were. Losses to Northwestern and Louisville, even a good Louisville, shock. An absolute beatdown at the hands of loathsome Troy, agonizes. But what to do about the loss that shouldn't have been at then-invincible Florida State? The vivisection of Michigan, when the two winning-est programs in … [Read more...]

HLS TV (Episode 16): New Year’s Joy

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Happy New Year, Loyal Readers! Be sure to spend a little bit of time today¬†watching (or listening) to Molly Moran and myself talk about Notre Dame's surprising win over LSU in the Music City Bowl to get your 2015 started off right. Yes, we both predicted a win in the previous episode, but let's be honest, we were both very, very afraid about that claim (which we made without the knowledge that Malik Zaire would be starting!). I don't think I've ever been so happy to take a super optimistic … [Read more...]

L-S-WHO? Irish Defeat Tigers 31-28

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If the 2012 championship game against Alabama was a yardstick applied with gusto to the backside of Coach Brian Kelly's Irish, the 2014 Music City Bowl victory over 23rd-ranked LSU was yet another sort of measure in Notre Dame's journey from relevance to validation. Trading gaudy, gash-y runs and kick returns for shattering, clock-consuming drives, the unranked and injury-riddled Irish bested a ranked-SEC squad for the first time since 1992, unless you count back-to-back wins over A&M in … [Read more...]

Music City Bowl Predictions

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Okay, Loyal Readers, it's time to do the prediction thing one more time. In order to get your predictions in, use this handy Google form. Now, full disclosure, I completely had the prediction post slip my mind yesterday, so in the interest of time, I do not have updated standings or HLS staff picks. I thought about pulling quotes, but I don't think I'm ready to relive the Southern Cal disaster on gameday. We will have one final, mega-post later this week to detail the final results as well as … [Read more...]