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 … [Read more...]

Her Loyal Podcast: Episode 3

Irish Twins Logo Full

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 … [Read more...]

Defending the Option: Who Takes Over for Te’o?

4-3 Option Assignments

Before the Irish started their 2012 season against Navy, I had a detailed post describing how Bob Diaco runs Notre Dame's defense against an option attack. In short, Diaco throws the 3-4 away for such games and switches to a more traditional 4-3 look. The catch though, was that Diaco had another … [Read more...]

Packaging Rhythm Throws with Base Run Plays


After rushing for nearly 190 yards per game in 2012, Notre Dame is averaging a meager 137 yards per game this season. While there are a number of reasons why the run game has struggled (graduation of key personnel, playing from behind, etc.), it is clear that the Irish miss Everett Golson's … [Read more...]

The Irish – Episode Eleven – Ju Ju Man

The Irish Logo Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly stopped at the Gug and went to his office, took a shower, and sat on his couch, smoking a cigar and sipping his whiskey in the dark, looking out at the breaking dawn of a South Bend Sunday morning. He had no idea how long it … [Read more...]