Friday Roundup: The “Notre Dame Fall Camp 2014 Catch-Up” Edition

Friday Roundup

Once WatchND started pumping out Notre Dame football fall camp practice videos, I was all in for breaking each one down. It worked great for the first two practices, but then practice #3 happened and saw the video breakdown was a position profile for the CBs. Don't get me wrong, the feature was great, but a basically started at my title of "Fall Camp Practice Report #3: CB Report" for about an hour and realized there was no way that I could even drag 100 words out of the topic. So I passed … [Read more...]

Notre Dame Fall Camp Practice #2 Report (August 5, 2014)

via South Bend Tribune

Another day, another practice for Notre Dame football. With the media now locked out of practice, all we have are our small morsels of Jack Nolan and the Fighting Irish Digital Media crew giving us a peak into practice. And, yes, we will happily devour it and attempt to over-analyze it because we have signs of football and we are starving for it, dammit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBUQkvpI008 And now to wring some analysis out of sub-five minute clip: Jack Nolan opened with a … [Read more...]

Moving to the Middle: Jaylon Smith

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Of the major changes taking place on, and of, the field for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, moving Jaylon Smith from outside- to inside-linebacker is likely going to be the more meaningful for the team's success in the 2014 campaign. By taking the five-star sophomore out of his comfort zone, Head Coach Brian Kelly, Defensive Coordinator Brian VanGorder, and Linebackers Coach Bob Elliott are guaranteed to have the comfort of knowing that arguably their most-talented defensive player is on the … [Read more...]

Snap Judgment: Pitt

Yep, this pretty much sums it up. (Screen capture from @SuperManTDJesus)

So where do we even start with Notre Dame's debacle in Pittsburgh last night? Perhaps we could start with Tommy Rees. Tommy, quite frankly, had one of his worse games in his career at ND. He may have had 300+ yards through the air, but he did so with a sub-50% completion rate and 2 INTs which may have been two of the worst balls that I've ever seen him throw. One of these came in the endzone and when Notre Dame was on Pitt's 2 yard line no less. Or perhaps we could point to T.J. Jones' … [Read more...]

Her Loyal Podcast: Episode 3

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The Irish Twins are delivering Her Loyal Podcast early to you this week. In this episode, the Twins have a breakdown of Notre Dame's victory against Air Force, the Jaylon Smith love-fest continues, Reesus is praised, and the discussing the mystery that is the Irish rushing attack among other topics. GET TO IT! As an aside, we will hopefully have this up on iTunes soon. Unfortunately, the RSS feed for the podcasts are still slightly broken, but I will hopefully have this fixed soon. … [Read more...]