Thursday, November 18, 2010
I'm not a big fan of "podcasts" -- but, I'm going to break from tradition and post a "LINK" to a podcast of Beano Cook and Ivan Maisel talking about the history of Notre Dame vs. Army -- here at the ND GO IRISH BLOG. It's worth your listen!
LINK: BEANO & IVAN TALKING NOTRE DAME
Posted by Jim Small at 2:21 PM
Well, on January 26, 2010 -- I received an email from my ND grad with a link to a blog he had just created! My reaction was two-fold, I was excited and proud that he had listened to his Dad (for the first time in his life) -- and I was personally ashamed that I had never followed through on my own advice. Quite the quandary!
So, believe it or not -- that afternoon I went to work on building a blog about my passion -- the University of Notre Dame. And, as they say - the rest is history.
Thankfully, now more than 50,000 of you (we passed that mark this morning) -- who also share a passion for Notre Dame -- have joined me on this journey. You come from all 50 states and now more than 100 countries around the world. ALEXA, which ranks the traffic counts for millions of websites around the world, ranks the ND GO IRISH BLOG site among the top 11% in the world -- for web traffic. Pretty amazing stuff when you think about the story behind this effort!
I want to thank all 50,000 of you for making the ND GO IRISH BLOG part of your daily "Notre Dame fix" on the web. You inspire me to keep going.
The next goal: 80,795 unique visitors -- so I can say "We filled up Notre Dame Stadium..."
Just Like You -- A Notre Dame Fan!
Posted by Jim Small at 11:09 AM
LINK: FOOTBALL @ YANKEE STADIUM
Posted by Jim Small at 9:55 AM
LINK: NOTRE DAME IN PRIMETIME!
Posted by Jim Small at 9:47 AM
LINK: BRIAN KELLY
LINK: TOMMY REES
LINK: MANTI TEO & MICHAEL FLOYD
Posted by Jim Small at 9:23 AM
OFFENSIVE TEAM STATISTICS
First Downs: 2010 Rank - #48 with 20.9 first downs per game -- in 2009 we averaged 24.4 first downs per game for the season, ranking us #4 -- Oklahoma leads the country with 27.3 first downs per game.
Third Down Conversions: 2010 Rank - #92 with a 35.88% conversion rate -- in 2009 we had a 39.1% conversion rate for the season, ranking us #48 -- Stanford leads the country converting 58.09% of their third downs.
Passing Yards Per Attempt: 2010 Rank - #74 with 6.8 yards passing per attempt -- in 2009 we averaged 8.7 yards passing per attempt, ranking us #7 in the country. Boise State leads the country averaging 10.3 yards per attempt.
Passing Yardage: 2010 Rank - #21 with 273 yards per game (2,726 yards for the season) -- in 2009 we passed for 323 yards per game (3,882 yards for the season), ranking us #7 -- Hawaii leads the country with 371 yards passing per game (3,710 yards for the season).
Rushing Yards Per Attempt: 2010 Rank - #83 with 3.9 yards rushing per attempt -- in 2009 we averaged 3.8 yards rushing per attempt, ranking us #76 in the country. Auburn and Nevada lead the country with an average of 6.5 yards rushing per attempt.
Rushing Yardage: 2010 Rank - #100 with 115 yards rushing per game (1,148 yards for the season) -- in 2009 we rushed for 127 yards per game (1,539 yards for the season), ranking us #88 -- Georgia Tech leads the country with 319 yards rushing per game (3,193 yards for the season).
Most QB Sacks Given Up: 2010 Rank -- #58 giving up 19 QB sacks -- in 2009 we gave up 25 QB sacks for the season, ranking us #66 -- Washington States leads the country in giving up 46 QB sacks this season.
Fewest Pass Interceptions Thrown: 2010 Rank -- #91 having thrown 12 pass interceptions this season -- in 2009 we threw 5 interceptions for the season, raking us #5 -- Army leads the country having thrown 1 pass interception this season.
Turnovers Lost: 2010 Rank - #76 with 19 turnovers lost -- in 2009 we had 14 turnovers for the season, ranking us #7 -- Iowa, Wisconsin and Oregon State lead the country with 7 turnovers lost for the season.
Total Offense: 2010 Rank -- #58 with 387 yards per game of offense -- in 2009 we had 451 yards per game of offense, ranking us #8 -- Oklahoma State leads the country 548 yards per game of offense.
Points Per Game: 2010 Rank -- #68 with 26.2 points per game -- in 2009 we averaged 30.1 points per game for the season, ranking us #32 -- Oregon leads the country scoring 50.7 points per game.
Fewest Penalties: 2010 Rank - #15 with 49 penalties -- in 2009 we had 75 penalties for the season, ranking us #50 -- Wisconsin leads the country in the fewest penalties with 31.
Fewest Penalty Yards: 2010 Rank -- #24 with 446 yards in penalties -- in 2009 we had 666 yards in penalties, ranking us #60 -- Penn State leads the country in fewest penalty yards with 271
Net Punting Yards: 2010 Rank -- #64 with an average net of 36.2 yards per punt -- in 2009 we averaged 32.1 yards per punt, ranking us #112 -- Florida leads the country with 42.25 net yards per punt.
Field Goals -- 2010 Rank -- #30 with 13 field goals made this season. The Irish are 13 for 13 (100%) -- AND THE ONLY TEAM IN THE FBS THAT HAS NOT MISSED A FIELD GOAL THIS SEASON! In 2009 we made 19 field goals, ranking us #22 -- while going 19 for 22 in the process.
INDIVIDUAL LEADERS ON OFFENSE -- Ranked in top 100
-Ranked #49 in the country with 2,033 yards passing
-Ranked #42 in the country with 15 TD passes
-Ranked #61 in the country with a QB rating of 129.3
-Ranked #68 in the country with a 59.2% pass completion percentage
-Ranked #58 in the country for most pass interceptions thrown with 7
-Ranked #3 in the country with a 95 yard pass completion / his 80 yard pass completion to Floyd would be ranked #21 in the country
-Ranked #28 in the country in most field goals made with 13
-Ranked #1 in the country with most field goals made without a miss (13)
-Ranked #19 in the country for longest field goal made - 50 yarder
-Ranked #87 in the country with an average of 38.67 yards per punt
-Ranked #32 in the country with 767 yards receiving
-Ranked #26 in the country with 59 catches
-Ranked #15 in the country with 9 TD catches
-Ranked #24 in the country with an 80 yard catch
-Ranked #3 in the country with a 95 yard catch
Posted by Jim Small at 9:08 AM