Notre Dame Football: Blue and Gold Game Thoughts and Reactions


Saturday was the 85th Notre Dame spring game and as we all freaked out from the big news of field turf installation, a minor football scrimmage broke out behind the angelic view of Jack Swarbrick. Here are many of my thoughts and reactions to what I saw and heard during the annual retail football event: Tradition Is Dead Alex Flannigan was able to make the biggest announcement regarding Notre Dame football since Jimmy Clausen visited the College Football Hall of Fame: Notre Dame Stadium … [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...]

Irish Blogger Gathering: Requesting a Fly-By


So, I had the joy of being at work until 1am last night and I'm just now playing catch-up to get everything out. So instead of a well, thought out intro, you're getting a bulleted list of highlights. Tower, this is Tex, requesting an IBG fly-by: Mike Coffey of NDNation answers my questions below I answer Frank Vitovitch's questions over at Visit the other IBG members: NDN will query Keith Arnold of Inside the Irish who will serve as inquisitor to's Aaron Horvath of the … [Read more...]

A Game of Mistakes

Yes, this is pretty much what that game resembled. (Via)

I can find no other way to describe Notre Dame/Oklahoma than a game of mistakes. Yes, we are all well aware that the three Irish interceptions were by far the most costly. Each of those three interceptions resulted in Sooner touchdowns and you don't need a blog post from me to tell you that handing an opponent 21 free points will end poorly. However, what was more mind-boggling to me was that ND even had a shot at making a game out of this. Oklahoma was practically spotted 14 points in the … [Read more...]

8 Big Questions: Where Do the Irish Stand?

A look ahead at Brian Kelly's starting quarterback, Tommy Rees. (Robin Alam/Icon SMI)

Back in August, I outlined 8 big questions that were on my mind for the upcoming season. Now that we are three games in, I wanted to take a look at where the Irish currently stand. 1. Which Tommy Rees will show up? So far, we've seen good Tommy Rees, Touchdown Tommy, Reesus, whatever you want to call the opposite of Turnover Tommy. Thus far, Rees is 65/107 (60.7%) for 969 yards (323 yards/game), 7 TDs, and, most importantly only 2 INTs. Further, only one of those INTs was really a bad … [Read more...]