Monday, September 25, 2017

Only 24 FBS Teams Remain Undefeated After Week 4


I found this quite surprising -- that only 24 teams remain undefeated out of the 129 FBS programs -- with about 1/3 of the college football season completed.

Based on this week's schedule -- at a minimum -- there will be 3 fewer undefeated teams come this time next week...

LINK:  THE UNDEFEATED

ESPN's FPI Ranking Has Notre Dame #10


Thought you'd like to see this...

LINK:  ESPN FPI RANKING

Jeff Sagarin Has Notre Dame Ranked #11


Thought you'd want to see this...

LINK:  SAGARIN RANKINGS

Sunday, September 24, 2017

AP Voters -- Here's How They Ranked ND


Did some diving into the latest AP Rankings to see how media voters have ranked the Fighting Irish:

AP VOTERS not ranking the FIGHTING IRISH:
  1. Adam Jude -- The Seattle Times 
  2. Brent Axe -- Syracuse Media Group
  3. Dave Reardon -- Honolulu Star
  4. Dave Southorn -- Idaho Statesman
  5. Ed Daigenault -- Republican - American
  6. Garland Gillen -- Fox8 New Orleans
  7. Grace Raynor -- The Post and Courier
  8. Jeff Miller -- Orange County Register
  9.  Kellis Robinett -- Wichita Eagle
  10. Kirk Bohls -- Austin American Statesman
  11. Pat Dooley -- Gainesville Sun
  12. Robert Gagliardi -- Laramie Boomerang
  13. Ross Dellenger -- The Advocate
  14. Sammy Batten -- Fayetville Observer
  15. Scott Wolf -- Los Angeles Daily News
  16. Tom Murphy -- Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

AP Poll -- Notre Dame Ranked #22


Well, the media did place Notre Dame in its TOP 25...

LINK:  AP POLL

Coaches Poll -- WOW -- We're Not Ranked...


I guess playing a tough opening schedule -- means nothing.  Conference coaches are obviously banning together with their voting -- it's all about "conference playoff" money... 

Look who's ranked ahead of Notre Dame right now:
  • Florida State -- has 2 losses -- hasn't won a game this season
  • Mississippi State got beat by 28 to Georgia -- last night
  • There are 9 teams ranked ahead of ND with one loss or more

LINK:  COACHES POLL

Dantonio & Players Talk 38 to 18 Loss to ND


Michigan State's Mark Dantonio and a number of Spartan players talks loss to Notre Dame...

LINK:  DANTONIO

How Do the Refs Miss This Call?

Was the replay official asleep? 

Move Over Dabo -- Dancin' Brian Kelly!

It wasn't pretty -- and I don't think Dancing With the Stars will be calling soon...  But, it's nice to see!

Kelly & Players Media Session: ND 38 - MSU 18


Fox Highlights: Notre Dame 38 - MSU 18

Instant Media Reaction: ND 38 - MSU 18


Here's what the media is saying just an hour after Notre Dame's convincing 38 - 18 win over the undefeated Spartans of Michigan State.

That's Shaun Crawford (in the photo above) with the "play of the year" so far for the Fighting Irish!

LINK:  LANSING STATE JOURNAL  

LINK:  DETROIT FREE PRESS

LINK:  DETROIT NEWS

The Megaphone Trophy Returns to Notre Dame


Notre Dame is now 49 - 29 - 1 all-time against Michigan State -- after tonight's 38 - 18 victory!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

East Lansing Police Preps for the Heat Tonight!


Local Media Coverage of Notre Dame vs. MSU

Notre Dame Football Player Sam Bush...


A Story You Must Read...


Former Notre Dame hockey player Riley Sheahan (currently with the Detroit Red Wings) crossed paths with a wonderful man in Grand Rapids five years ago...

Just a FYI -- there are rumors that Riley could be traded to the Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins -- any moment now -- which would reunite him with three former Notre Dame players; Bryan Rust, Ian Cole and Thomas DiPauli...

LINK:  AN UNFORGETTABLE BOND

Friday, September 22, 2017

"We Are That Train..."


MSU Beat Writers Pick Winner of ND vs. MSU


Just took a quick little trip to the Lansing State Journal to see what they are saying about tomorrow's PRIME TIME game between our Fighting Irish and their Spartans...

LINK:  LANSING STATE JOURNAL

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Brian Kelly's Last Media Session Before Sparty