Playing the Numbers: How do the Irish Stack Up?

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With National Signing Day in the rear-view mirror, and with the popularity, and proliferation, of shows about "the haul," shows like Deadliest Catch, Lobster Wars, Alaska Fish Wars, Swords: Life on the Line, and Wicked Tuna, it struck me that it might be interesting to compare Notre Dame's recruiting hauls under now sixth-year Head Coach Brian Kelly with our 2015 competition. Then, I threw LSU into the mix, for a little flavor, a little lagniappe. So, without further ado, let's look at the … [Read more...]

National Signing Day So Far: The Irish at 24

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Well, it's been a good day, so far, for the Notre Dame Figthing Irish, with twenty-four recruits, including early-enrollees, in the bag. Once again, Coach Kelly and his staff trolled far and wide to land this class, pulling athletes from what appear to be thirteen (13) states, giving Brian Kelly 224 votes in the Electoral College. But the biggest troll of the day, so far, was the (tragically-incorrect) news that Brady Hoke had joined the Irish coaching staff as a defensive coach. This would … [Read more...]

Notre Dame Still Squarely in Playoff Picture

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I know. Being the second-ranked football team this week would make us all feel a lot more comfortable about our chances of making the inaugural edition of the College Football Playoffs. We are one silly offensive pass interference away from "hosting" a first round playoff matchup. Now that we're all done throwing our remotes, replacing our flat screens, and replenishing our liquor cabinets, it's time to look at the playoff picture. The whole picture. We don't know what exactly the 12-person … [Read more...]

TCB Poll: Week 8 Reactions

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Beginning in 2014, a playoff selection committee will determine which four college football teams play for the national title. Some are skeptical of the committee, so we -- the Elvii of college football -- have joined together to present our weekly playoff nominations. We call it the T.C.B. Poll. … [Read more...]

Podcast! Kevin McDougal & Oscar McBride Preview FSU!

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Note: This podcast was recorded on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. You can listen right now below, download in iTunes, or even load an mp3 on our BlogTalkRadio site. Enjoy! Check Out Sports Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with TNNDN on BlogTalkRadio Hope you're ready for A LOT of highlights this Saturday that include the guy we interviewed this week on Down the Line. None other than Kevin McDougal, quarterback of the incredible 1993 Notre Dame Football Team! McDougal's place in Fighting Irish … [Read more...]