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Pope Pope Pope Pope. Is no one aware that we have a football season underway? Well, certainly not the Pope, since his idea of a football is round, you can’t touch it, and you play with it on a pitch. Yes, for Catholics (and, strangely, also for non-Catholics) a Papal visit is very exciting. It is an element of our religion, of our belief system, to recognize the supremacy of the Pope. But it’s also an important element of faith for both Catholics and many, many others, to recognize the supremacy … [Read more...]

Tarean Folston Tears ACL, Out For Season

of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl against the LSU Tigers at LP Field on December 30, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.

As the near perfection of Saturday's home opener against Texas continued to dance in the heads of Notre Dame fans everywhere, the other shoe seemed like it had to drop just around the corner. That shoe came in the form of Tarean Folston's injury news. The junior running back has officially been ruled out due to a torn right ACL for the rest of the season following his Sunday MRI. The injury occurred during Notre Dame's second offensive possession and the 2014 leading rusher never returned to … [Read more...]

Magic Malik: The Irish Impress, 38-3

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Before following the leads sparking and arcing from last night's impressive win over Texas, it is important to take a breath and appreciate Notre Dame's win as just that. Home and season openers have not always been smooth operations under Coach Brian Kelly. Yesterday, though, the Irish were mostly spectacular. The story was quarterback Malik Zaire, who had his way with the Longhorn defense and carried himself with a swagger that never seemed ready to implode in a cascade of … [Read more...]

Know Thyself, Know Thy Enemy: Coach

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As kickoff for Notre Dame football approaches, we close out our annual Know Thyself, Know Thy Enemy series. In this final installment, we look at the position of head coach. The Irish: Brian Kelly Of course, Kelly gets this by default. Opinions on Kelly are as varied as the Notre Dame fanbase. Regardless of where you may lie on the Kelly love/hate spectrum, the fact is that he is the longest tenured coach at Notre Dame since Lou Holtz. Further, Kelly has never finished .500 or worse, a … [Read more...]

BK Press Recap for 8-6-2015


Yesterday, Notre Dame’s Fall camp had their “opening ceremonies” of sorts with Brian Kelly’s press conference kicking off the festivities. The press conference covered a wide range of topics. Here’s the quick rundown of information I found most interesting: Kelly confirmed that Kolin Hill had been granted his release to pursue enrollment at a school in Texas. Michael Deeb is being forced to “retire” from football do to nerve issues in his elbow. Mike Heuerman also received a medical … [Read more...]