Finding the Bottom

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I'm not even sure where exactly to start with the mess that was Notre Dame's loss to Northwestern. Typing "Notre Dame's loss to Northwestern" doesn't even make sense to me. The Irish lost and gave up 43 points to a team that hasn't even cracked 30 all season. Iowa blew these guys out. But here we are in what I consider the worst loss since I walked on to campus in 2003. Oh sure, we've lost to worse teams, but those ND teams were objectively terrible. While this team isn't … [Read more...]

Irish Blogger Gathering: Devil Went Down to Tempe

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The IBG is back once again and getting back to the normal weekly schedule. This weekend, Notre Dame is in a fight for their playoff lives in a top ten matchup on the road. Sound familiar? So it's time for representatives from NDNation, UHND.com, The Fighting Irish Blog, and the godfather of the IBG, The Subway Domer, to put Navy to bed and take a look at what's ahead. Let's get to it. My question: Based on how the rankings this week, do you feel any differently about a too-close-for … [Read more...]

Friday Roundup: The “Top QB 2014″ Edition

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On November 1, 1913 Notre Dame established the forward pass as a legitimate offense in college football. Its purpose was to make the quarterback the most feared player on the field and propel the team to greatness. They succeeded. Today, the Navy calls him the guy that embarrasses them every year*. The Fighting Irish call him.... TOP QB *2007, 2009, and 2010 didn't exist...why the hell is everybody acting like they did? --------------------------- Tommy Rees packs up his locker for … [Read more...]

Notre Dame and Florida State: OPI for the Masses

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Yes, this is a post about that play or, more specifically, that penalty. We have two weeks to digest the entire Notre Dame and Florida State epic. That game shouldn't be defined by that one penalty nor do I want it to be. However, I'm mad as hell and can't get that moment out of my head so it's time to vent. Today, Brian Kelly mirrored my feelings perfectly as to why I'm so full of piss and vinegar right now: https://twitter.com/eTruth_Irish/status/523898772971991040 I stand behind … [Read more...]

Irish Blogger Gathering: This Is the Big One

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Well, folks, here we go. It's time for arguably the biggest game of the season and probably one of the few top-five matchups this season outside of the awesome SEC. By now, y'all should know the drill, so I'm going to skip the boring details and jump right into this thing and hit the ground running like I just grabbed some crab legs at Publix. My question: Slow and error-prone starts have plagued the Irish this season (save for an opening TD drive against Purdue). If you're Brian Kelly, … [Read more...]