Purdue Review: Using the “Slash” Concept in the Red Zone

Corey Robinson

With Notre Dame clinging to a three-point lead late in the third quarter against the Boilermakers, Everett Golson connected with Corey Robinson for a 15-yard touchdown. The touchdown was Robinson's first of the season and is a good example of how Notre Dame uses the "Slash" concept in the red zone. What is the Slash concept? Slash is a two-man route combination. The outside receiver runs a seven-yard hitch approximately one yard from the sideline while the inside receiver runs a "Bow" … [Read more...]

Brian Kelly Presser: Michigan, Opportunities, and Silver Linings

via @WatchND

Ever the politician, a plaid-suited Brian Kelly sidestepped a question ripe for opposing locker room material. Sure, the end of the Michigan series has opened the door for some very exciting future games for Notre Dame football, but he wasn't about to proclaim it a "good thing" and provide Michigan with additional motivation. Instead, Kelly called future games with Texas and Georgia the "silver lining" of no longer having Michigan on the schedule. Afterward, he looked to the eager press … [Read more...]

Daniels Adds Depth, But Was Anything There?

Via AP

After a season interrupted by an inability to meet his expectations in the classroom, DaVaris Daniels returned to Notre Dame, only to have his matriculation delayed by inexplicable red-tape issues. While the delay and missed classes may have some importance to the ultimate player's ability to compete in the Fall, I wanted to explore the player's immediate impact, as though he were able to step on the field today. As you will see, Daniels is far-and-away our most experienced wide receiver. If … [Read more...]

An Impressive Outing for the Irish Offense

Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees (11) passes against Air Force in the first quarter of an NCAA football game in Air Force Academy, Colo., Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Notre Dame met the Air Force Falcons on Saturday, the 30th meeting between the two teams in the last fifty years, most of them ending in a similar outcome, a Notre Dame victory. And this meeting was no different. While the results of this series may be lopsided, a program like Air Force built on service and honor always has a chance. The 2013 Falcon squad, however, was no match up for Notre Dame’s impressive offensive showing. Coming into the game there was some talk that the altitude and … [Read more...]

Friday Roundup: The “Running with the Devils” Edition

We're really going to drive this angels & demons things in the ground, huh?

Let's face it, when Notre Dame faces off against the Arizona State Sun Devils in their full hellfire attire, the Irish will be facing off against one of the best offenses that they will see in all of 2013. As Bayou discussed yesterday, they have put on quite a show throughout most of their season. And I'm going to give the Sun Devils a load of credit here, they've looked pretty damn good doing it too for the most part. And with Arizona State favored by 6 at the time of this writing, it's … [Read more...]