Taking a Minute, Man, to Assess Saturday’s Opponent

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Notre Dame's a 4 TD favorite, the Bees have been slain, and CJ Prosise is still running wild as of the time I'm writing this on Wednesday night. So, before anyone else gets injured, let's talk about the Irish's upcoming battle. The When/Where/What Time/Etc. vs. the Minutemen of UMass, 3:30 PM ET, NBC. LET THIS ALL BE YOUR OFFICIAL WARNING.....HE'S BAAAACK..... Saturday's #UMassvsND will be an @NBCSports national broadcast. Tom Hammond, @DougFlutie and @KathrynTappen will have the call. … [Read more...]

Magic Malik: The Irish Impress, 38-3

Malik Zaire (UND.com)

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...]


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I took my daughter to see Inside Out yesterday, and when we walked outside, it was drizzling, and as we drove home, the drizzle turned to rain, and as we drove further, to a downpour. Rain always makes me nostalgic and I thought it fitting, for Inside Out is very much a movie about memory. Which got me thinking about Notre Dame, inarguably the most memory-focused of the FBS schools. The Victory March doesn't get out of the first verse before we're promising to "ne'er forget her." A couple of … [Read more...]

The Irish and the 2016 NFL Draft (Because, Why Not?)

Dan Fox & Jaylon Smith bring down a Stanford ball carrier. (Daniel Hartwig via Flickr)

A couple weeks back, Tex provided some evidence as to why Notre Dame having but one player picked in the 2015 NFL Draft shouldn’t be too troubling. Of course, telling ND fans not to panic is a lot like telling USC students to go to class – it’s just not going to happen. While there are certainly stronger indicators of program performance than NFL selections, it’s undeniable that analysts, fans, and even (theoretically) recruits consider a team’s track record of NFL graduations when assessing … [Read more...]

Morning Roundup: March 18, 2015

Good morning! Here are your headlines: FROM OUR SITE Step one: Northeastern VIDEO WatchND: Brian Kelly press conference - March 17, 2015 (42:18) Blue & Gold Illustrated: Video: Kelly previews spring ball (3:03) Irish247: Video: Kelly previews spring practice (3:08) Irish Illustrated: Video: Kelly welcomes QB battle (3:03) Irish Sports Daily: ISD video: Brian Kelly press conference (3:16) PODCAST Blue & Gold Illustrated: The Irish Huddle (28:15) RECRUITING … [Read more...]