Saturday, October 31, 2015

DeShone Kizer's 79 Yard Touchdown Run!



Sophomore, first-year starter DeShone Kizer led the Irish with 342 yards of total offense -- 299 yard passing / 143 yards rushing!

The 79 yard run is the 2nd longest run by a ND QB from scrimmage in history!

Kizer to Fuller -- Game Winning Touchdown!


KeiVarae's Late Interception Seals Irish Victory!



Notre Dame beats Temple 24 - 20 in Philly tonight.

Reigning ACC Champs -- Back to Work Friday!



The three freshmen; Pflueger, Ryan and Burns -- all made their first college field goal attempts last night -- A THREE, A THREE and a TWO!

OT: New Zealand's "All Blacks" Haka Dance



I watched them do this on NBC before the start of the Rugby World Cup Final today against Australia -- WOW!

Phil Steele Makes His "Best Bet" Pick on ESPN


Let's Take a Look at Temple's Football Schedule


Since we have all day to worry about this game -- allow me to shed some light on the undefeated Owls and the "great" defense we will be playing this evening...

Here's a look at who Temple has played so far -- and the offensive rankings of each team.  For a point of comparison -- here's how ND ranks (against all 128 teams in FBS):
  • Rushing Rank:  #15
  • Passing Rank:  #33
  • Offensive Rank:  #17

Penn State
  • Temple 27 -- Penn State 10
  • Penn State's record: 6 - 2
  • Penn State Rushing Rank:  #82
  • Penn State Passing Rank:  #92
  • Penn State Offensive Rank: #111

Cincinnati
  • Temple 34 -- Cincinnati 26
  • Cincinnati's record: 4 - 3
  • Cincinnati's Rushing Rank:  #34
  • Cincinnati's Passing Rank:  #8
  • Cincinnati's Offensive Rank: #7

UMASS
  • Temple 25 -- UMASS 23
  • UMASS's record: 1 - 6
  • UMASS's Rushing Rank:  #120
  • UMASS's Passing Rank:  #24
  • UMASS's Offensive Rank:  #50

Charlotte
  • Temple 37 -- Charlotte 3
  • Charlotte's record: 3 - 5
  • Charlotte's Rushing Rank:  #58
  • Charlotte's Passing Rank:  #112
  • Charlotte's Offensive Rank:  #104

Tulane
  • Temple 49 -- Tulane 10
  • Tulane's record: 3 - 4
  • Tulane's Rushing Rank:  #122
  • Tulane's Passing Rank:  #84
  • Tulane's Offensive Rank: #122

UCF
  • Temple 30 -- UCF 16
  • UCF's record: 0 - 8
  • UCF's Rushing Rank:  #128
  • UCF's Passing Rank:  #90
  • UCF's Offensive Rank: #128

East Carolina 
  • Temple 24 -- East Carolina 14
  • East Carolina's record: 4 - 4
  • East Carolina's Rushing Rank:  #96
  • East Carolina's Passing Rank:  #29
  • East Carolina's Offensive Rank:  #55


NOTE:  When you look at Penn State vs. Cincinnati -- this might be the best argument ever that Defense is more important than Offense -- or, you need to play a BIG TEN schedule...

Brian Kelly on ESPN GameDay This Morning



This was obviously filmed last night when the Fighting Irish did their "shake-out."

Temple Coach on ESPN This Morning


Temple Fans Get Up Early Today for GameDay


   

Friday, October 30, 2015

Photos of ND's Locker Room @ The "Linc"


Here's Notre Dame's locker room set up for tomorrow night's PRIME TIME game with Temple at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field. 

Courtesy of @NDFBEquipment -- follow Ryan Grooms on Twitter!

ESPN Anchor Returns Home to Temple


   

Rece Davis and Lee Corso Talk GameDay


   

Philly Excited to Host College GameDay Show


   

Temple Owls Host Pep Rally This Afternoon


Here's a look at Temple's celebration this afternoon in Philadelphia...

LINK:  TEMPLE PEP RALLY

Notre Dame Football's Arrival to Philadelphia



ESPN's Rece Davis Talks ND vs. Temple


ESPN Story: Philly Native Will Fuller


Thought you'd like to read this story written by ESPN's Notre Dame beat writer Matt Fortuna...

LINK:  WILL FULLER

ESPN: Can Temple Upset Notre Dame?


Jack Swarbrick Show: Muffet McGraw Interview


Thursday, October 29, 2015

Domer Joe Montana in California Tourism Ad


Halloween: Brady Quinn's Niece and Nephew


Got to love this!  Former Notre Dame All-American Brady Quinn's niece and nephew dressed as Hillary and "The Donald" for a Halloween party... 

FYI: Brady's sister Laura is married to A.J. Hawk, linebacker for the Cincinnati Bengals.  That's "Mom & Dad" in the photo below.

 

Temple Week: Coach Kelly Thursday Presser


OT: Our Kids Kara & Conor's Dog and Pumpkin!


Our daughter Kara and son-in-law Conor adopted Bailey as a puppy a little more than a year ago.  She is the most pampered pup in America...

This photo was a team effort -- Kara "styled" Bailey and Conor carved her face on the pumpkin.

Happy Halloween!

ACC Media Day -- Zach Auguste Presser


Here is Notre Dame student-athlete Zach Auguste in front of the media assembled in Greensboro, NC yesterday at the ACC Media Day...

LINK:  ZACH AUGUSTE

ACC Media Day: Demetrius Jackson Presser


Here is Notre Dame student-athlete Demetrius Jackson in front of the media yesterday at the ACC Media Day...

LINK:  DEMETRIUS JACKSON

ACC Media Day: Mike Brey's Media Session


The reigning ACC Coach of the Year Mike Brey -- stood in front of the media yesterday to talk about this year's Fighting Irish...

LINK:  MIKE BREY

Coach Brey Goes "Nae Nae" at ACC Media Day


OT: Now This is a Creative Way to Get Attention


Nice Story on Notre Dame's Leprechaun


Found this story at Sports Illustrated's Campus Rush...

LINK:  NOTRE DAME LEPRECHAUN

Matich & McShay Talk Notre Dame vs. Temple


Kirk Herbstreit Talks Notre Dame vs. Temple


ESPN's Chris Low Picks ND vs. Temple Winner


The Four Horsemen Shall Ride Again...


Jerian Grant -- Off to a Good Start in NYC!


Here's a nice story about former Notre Dame All-American Jerian Grant and his relationship with NBA veteran and New York Knick teammate Jose Calderon.

Jerian made his NBA debut last night against the Milwaukee Bucks and produced these numbers in 24 minutes of action in the Knicks 122 - 97 road win:
  • 10 points
  • 5 assists  (tied for most on the team)
  • 3 steals

GREAT START!!!

FYI:  Pat Connaughton did not see action in the Portland Trail Blazers' opening game loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.

LINK:  SOAKING IN ADVICE

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Temple Week: Temple Coach Talks Notre Dame


Here's a link to Temple Head Coach Matt Rhule talking about Saturday's game with Notre Dame...

LINK:  PRESS CONFERENCE

Temple Week: Coach Kelly's Press Conference


Domer Dad Torii Hunter, Sr. -- Retires from MLB



Notre Dame Dad Torii Hunter, Sr. (father of Fighting Irish wide receiver Torii Hunter, Jr.) called it a career yesterday as he announced his retirement from Major League Baseball after 19 years in the big leagues...

What a career it was!
  • 19 seasons
  • 9 Gold Gloves
  • 5 All-Star Game selections
  • 309 home runs
  • 195 stolen bases

How's this -- he turned 40 years-old this past July and he still produced these types of numbers for the Twins in his final season:
  • 22 home runs
  • 81 RBI

To put Torii Hunter's career in perspective -- there's only one man in the history of baseball who has more than 9 Gold Gloves, 309 home runs and 195 stolen bases -- WILLIE MAYS.

Torii Hunter was a great teammate -- a class act -- Major League Baseball loses a gem today.

It will be nice seeing him around Notre Dame a little more often! 

Temple University Readies for Notre Dame


   

Monday, October 26, 2015

OT: Third Graders Mimicking the Jackson Five



Students from Baldwin Hills Elementary School in Los Angeles, CA -- got to love it!

ESPN's 30 For 30: "Catholics vs. Convicts"


Here's the back story about the film producer that ESPN hired to tell the story about Notre Dame's 1988 National Champions -- and their battle with Miami...

LINK:  CATHOLICS vs. CONVICTS

ESPN's College GameDay Going to Philadelphia

#9 Notre Dame vs. #22 Temple -- the biggest football game in Temple's history...

LINK:  INDEPENDENCE MALL

Must See: There is a Game at Notre Dame



Heywood Banks performing "There is a Game at Notre Dame" -- on the Bob & Tom Radio Show in Indianapolis.

OT: I Have Never Seen This on a Football Field


I made the trek up to Big Rapids Saturday to see the #3 ranked Ferris State Bulldogs host the #16 ranked Huskies of Michigan Tech.

Ferris won 24 - 14 to remain undefeated!

What caught me off guard was the photo above -- this is Ferris State's "standard" punt formation.  TWO PUNTERS -- one a right-footed kicker, the other a left-footed kicker.

Ferris makes the call at the line of scrimmage as to which punter will take the snap...

Maybe that school in Ann Arbor should have tried this...

Episode 7: A Season With Notre Dame Football


Episode 6: A Season With Notre Dame Football


Sunday, October 25, 2015

Connaughton & Grant Make NBA Rookie Top 10



Notre Dame Moves Up to #9 in Both Major Polls


The Fighting Irish move up in the polls this week.  Still have three games on the schedule --- ALL ON THE ROAD --- against team ranked in the TOP 25:
  • Temple
  • Pittsburgh
  • Stanford

LINK:  COACHES POLL

LINK:  AP POLL

QB Comparison: Kizer vs. Golson Against GT



Here's a QB comparison between Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer '18 and Florida State's Everett Golson '15 -- against their only common opponent this season -- Georgia Tech:

KIZER'S 1st COLLEGIATE START vs. GEORGIA TECH:  WIN!
  • Passing:  21 for 30 for 242 Yards -- 1 TD & 1 Interception
  • Rushing:  5 for 6 Yards -- Longest rush:  13 yards 
  • ND Total Offense:  30 points / 457 yards

GOLSON'S 32nd COLLEGIATE START vs. GEORGIA TECH:  Loss
  • Passing:  20 for 30 for 210 Yards -- 0 TD & 1 Interception 
  • Rushing:  7 for -12 Yards -- Longest rush: 7 yards
  • FSU Total Offense: 16 points / 280 yards

Pretty amazing that a QB (Kizer) who would have been 3rd string to Golson had he not transferred -- had similar, if not better numbers in his first ever collegiate start...  

SEASON STATS:

DeShone Kizer -- 5 starts
  • Passing 100 for 153 (65.4%) -- 1,370 yards
  • Passing TD / Interception:  10 TD's / 4 Interceptions
  • Passer Rating:  156.9
  • Rushing:  55 attempts for 175 yards 
  • Rushing TD's:  3

Everett Golson -- 7 starts
  • 139 for 207 (67.2%) -- 1,659 yards
  • Passing TD / Interception: 11 TD's / 1 Interception
  • Passer Rating:  151.0
  • Rushing: 43 attempts for (-33) yards 
  • Rushing TD's:  0



ND's Path to the Playoffs -- Got a Little Clearer!



WOW!

Going into this weekend I felt there were five teams in the way of Notre Dame earning a spot in the College Football Playoff; Baylor, TCU, Utah, Clemson and Florida State.

I'm assuming the Big Ten winner (Ohio State or Michigan State) will get a spot and I still believe the SEC winner (LSU or Alabama) will get one.

So here's where we stand after tonight's games...

I'm quite confident Georgia Tech's win over Florida State (video proof above) takes the Seminoles out of contention for a Playoff spot.  And USC's 42 - 24 win over Utah -- leaves the Notre Dame vs. Stanford winner (assuming ND beats Temple, Pitt, Wake Forest and Boston College) the Pac 12 "nominee" for the College Football Playoff...

That leaves two conferences who currently have teams ahead of Notre Dame in the race for a Playoff spot.  The ACC and Big 12 -- and we need to beat just one of them now for one of the four Playoff positions.


BAYLOR
  • Lost their starting QB today with a neck fracture
  • Still have to play; Oklahoma, @Oklahoma State and @TCU

TCU
  • Still have to play;  @Oklahoma State, @Oklahoma and Baylor

CLEMSON 
  • Florida State

Now, here's where it gets interesting...

What if:
  • Ohio State beats Michigan State
  • Ohio State loses to Michigan
  • Notre Dame wins all of their games -- ND moves ahead of the BIG TEN teams 

What if:
  • LSU beats Alabama
  • LSU loses to Ole Miss or Texas A&M
  • Notre Dame wins all of their games -- ND moves ahead of the SEC teams 

Bottom line -- I believe if we win our remaining five games -- we're heading to the PLAYOFFS!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Georgia Tech's "Miracle on Techwood Drive"



Click on the arrow above to listen to the radio call of Georgia Tech's final play win over Florida State!

ND Football Fan Wins World Championship!






Sam Grewe -- a 17 year-old from Middlebury, IN -- and an "official team member" of Notre Dame's 2012 football team -- won the high jump at the International Paralympic Committee Athletics World Championships in Doha, Qata!

Grewe, a huge Notre Dame fan -- lost his leg to cancer three years ago. 

What a great story!

LINK:  STORY

Here's the "Game of the Day" for Notre Dame!


It's Utah at USC -- and it's not even close.

If the Trojans can beat Utah this evening -- then the winner of Notre Dame vs. Stanford will become the "Pac 12 Championship" game -- eliminating any PAC 12 team from the Playoff conversation.

Leaving Notre Dame with only FOUR TEAMS in its path to the College Football Playoff.

LINK:  TEAMS IN NOTRE DAME'S WAY

Notre Dame's Depth of Talent on Display!


How many teams ranked in the TOP-25 have lost SEVEN of their top 28 players to SEASON ENDING injuries?

None.  Only Notre Dame...

Here's the list:
  • Jarron Jones -- starting DT, lost for the season in August.  Torn ACL
  • Shaun Crawford -- starting Nickel CB, lost for the season in August.  Torn ACL
  • Tarean Folston -- starting RB, lost for the season in Week 1.  Torn ACL
  • Malik Zaire -- starting QB, lost for the season in Week 2.  Dislocated Ankle
  • Durham Smythe -- starting TE, lost for the season in Week 2.  Torn ACL and Shoulder injury
  • Drew Tranquill -- starting Safety (top Safety replacement), lost for the season in Week 3.  Torn ACL
  • Alex Bars -- starting OG (top OL replacement), lost for the season in Week 6.  Dislocated Ankle

That's a lot of BIG TIME TALENT...

Just goes to show you how well Coach Kelly & Company have recruited and developed the talent here at Notre Dame -- we keep on winning -- and no one is talking about all of these injuries.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Temple Owls: Post Game Media After Win


Here's what Temple's star linebacker Tyler Matakevich and head coach Matt Rhule had to say after last night's win over East Carolina -- the #22 ranked Owls remain undefeated.

LINK:  HEAD COACH

LINK:  MATAKEVICH

Highlights -- #22 Temple Beats East Carolina


Thursday, October 22, 2015

Temple (ND's Next Opponent) on ESPN2 @ 7 PM


If you'd like to learn more about the undefeated and #22 ranked Temple Owls -- Notre Dame's opponent next Saturday night -- here's your chance...

Their game tonight against East Carolina is on ESPN2 beginning at 7 PM ET.

LINK:  TEMPLE HEAD COACH PRESSER

LINK:  TEMPLE PLAYER INTERVIEWS

The "Best Of" ACC's Women's Media Day



You'll see Notre Dame Women's Basketball's Coach McGraw along with Taya Reimer and Lindsay Allen...

Hey Irish Fans -- Adopt My Bulldogs This Week!



Since our Fighting Irish are not playing this Saturday -- I have a team for the Notre Dame Nation to adopt and cheer for this weekend!

The undefeated FERRIS STATE BULLDOGS -- the #3 ranked football team in NCAA Division II -- play the #16 ranked Michigan Tech Huskies this Saturday in a "nationally televised" game at 12:04 PM ET.

The Bulldogs are led by QB Jason Vander Laan -- who's the ALL-TIME LEADING RUSHER IN NCAA HISTORY (any level) for a QB!  Vander Laan has already rushed for 5,218 yards in his 40-game career.

The 6'-4" 244 lb. QB, who won the NCAA Division II "Heisman" last year -- the Harlan Trophy -- is now just 3 TD's away from breaking the all-time NCAA rushing TD record for a QB of 72.

You can watch the Ferris State Bulldogs LIVE at the link below -- beginning at NOON ET this Saturday!

LINK:  FERRIS STATE vs. MICHIGAN TECH

USC's Adoree Jackson on Will Fuller's Speed



Thought you'd enjoy reading this story...

LINK:  "RARE TO SEE A GUY..."

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

ND In Possession of All Six Rivalry Trophies!


The Jeweled Shillelagh Trophy (bottom photo) was returned today -- as USC shipped it back home to Notre Dame!  At this moment -- Notre Dame is in possession of all six of the "rivalry" trophies:
  • USC -- Jeweled Shillelagh Trophy
  • Purdue -- Shillelagh Trophy
  • Michigan State -- Megaphone Trophy
  • Navy --  Rip Miller Trophy
  • Stanford -- Legends Trophy
  • Boston College -- Ireland Trophy


Inside Notre Dame's 41 to 31 Win Over USC


C.J. Prosise on Pace to Smash Rushing Record

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Notre Dame All-Time Single Season Rushing Records:
  • Most Rushing Yards:  1,437  --  Vagas Ferguson
  • Games Rushing for 100 Yards or more:  9  --  Allen Pinkett
  • Most Rushing TD's:  17  --  Allen Pinkett & Vagas Ferguson
  • Rushing Yards Per Game:  130.6 -- Vagas Ferguson

C.J. Prosise Stats after 7 games this season:
  • Rushing Yards:  922
  • Games Rushing for 100 Yards or more:  5
  • Rushing TD's:  11
  • Rushing Yards Per Game: 134.1

Notre Dame Football in Elkhart Monday Night

Monday, October 19, 2015

Dan Patrick Talks Trip to USC vs. Notre Dame






Notre Dame vs. Temple -- Prime Time on ABC


The folks at ABC just announced that Notre Dame's game with Temple at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field will be played at 8 PM ET -- in PRIME TIME!

Just another prime time tilt for the Fighting Irish.

This will be the 25th out of the last 32 road/neutral site games for Notre Dame that will be played in PRIME TIME -- since 2010.  TV RATINGS!

A Different View -- Top Plays USC vs. ND


USC Week: Inside Notre Dame Football


The Five Teams in Notre Dame's Playoff Path...


If you follow the NDGOIRISH blog you would have seen my post last week where I laid out the five teams in Notre Dame's way of earning one of the four spots in the College Football Playoff.

That's assuming -- Notre Dame runs the table and beats three ranked teams -- ALL ON THE ROAD -- over the last six weeks of the season...

Now, I'm giving one of the four spots to the SEC Champion and I'm giving another spot to the Big Ten Champion -- so, as I see it -- Notre Dame needs to finish ahead of two of the following conference champions:  ACC, Big 12 and Pac 12.

Here are the FIVE TEAMS from these conferences in Notre Dame's way of earning a College Football Playoff spot -- and the ranked teams left on their schedule:

BAYLOR
  • Oklahoma
  • @ Oklahoma State
  • @ TCU

UTAH
  • They do not face a ranked team for the rest of the season

TCU
  • @ Oklahoma State
  • @ Oklahoma
  • Baylor

CLEMSON
  • Florida State

FLORIDA STATE
  • @ Clemson
  • @ Florida

So, here's how it needs to play out:

BAYLOR / TCU -- this needs to happen:
  • We need Baylor and TCU to lose one of their games with Oklahoma and Oklahoma State
  • If only one of the teams loses -- that team needs to win the game between Baylor and TCU on November 27th

UTAH -- this needs to happen:
  • Utah needs to lose one game -- they have these games left on the road;  USC, Washington and Arizona

CLEMSON -- this needs to happen:
  • They need to lose to Florida State

FLORIDA STATE -- this needs to happen:
  • They need to beat Clemson -- then get hammered by Florida when they travel to the Swamp to take on the Gators on November 28th

And, we need STANFORD to keep on winning -- BIG!!!  Setting up our game in Palo Alto on November 28th as our "play-in" game for the College Football Playoff!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

ND Alum George Blaha: Voice of MSU Spartans



The long-time radio voice of the Michigan State Spartans is Notre Dame alum George Blaha '66 -- here is his call on the fumbled punt snap in Ann Arbor...

Full Game Replay: Notre Dame 41 -- USC 31



Here's the full replay of NBC's broadcast of Notre Dame's win over USC Saturday night...


I Found My Notre Dame Halloween Costume!


This photo was taken yesterday somewhere in the vicinity of Notre Dame...

AWESOME is all I can say!!!

USC Players Talk Loss to Notre Dame


USC's Interim Coach Talks Loss to Notre Dame


Notre Dame Moves Up in Both Major Polls


The Fighting Irish are now ranked #10 in the latest Amway Coaches Poll and #11 in the AP Poll after last night's 41 - 31 win over USC.

LINK:  RANKINGS

OT: Michigan's Radio Call of Last Play vs. MSU



If you're a Michigan fan -- you won't want to listen to this radio call (home team announcers) of the last play of the game against Michigan State.  TOP LINK BELOW.

On a sad note for MSU -- the player who scored the game winning TD -- dislocated his hip in the celebration.  See bottom link.

LINK:  MICHIGAN'S RADIO CALL

LINK:  MSU PLAYER DISLOCATES HIP IN CELEBRATION

A Photo Coach Kelly Will Not Want to See Again


Notre Dame QB Deshone Kizer "flipping" for a first down...

WNDU-TV Post Game Coverage ND Over USC!


WSBT-TV Post Game ND 41 -- USC 31

The Mornin' After ND Beats USC 41 to 31 !!!


Took a lap around the worldwide web this morning to see what the media has to say about Notre Dame's come from behind 4th quarter win over USC last night...

LINK:  LOS ANGELES TIMES

LINK:  ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

LINK:  SPORTING NEWS

LINK:  SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

LINK:  FOX SPORTS

LINK:  NBC SPORTS

LINK:  ESPN

"Sneak Peek" at Notre Dame's ICON


Corey Robinson Talks Touchdown Catch


Coach Brian Kelly Talks 41 - 31 Win Over USC


Pre-Game Fun With the "Four Horsemen" at ND


Comedic star Bill Burr was at our home prior to the USC vs. ND game yesterday along with fellow comedians; Paul Virzi, Joe Bartnick and Jason Lawhead -- AKA "The Four Horsemen."

They along with the NFL Players Association's Willis Whalen and film producer Ben Tishler (Notre Dame "Fighting For" TV spots) were here at Notre Dame to see the Fighting Irish beat the Trojans.  As you can see from the photos, my family had a great time hosting these guys.

The bottom photo shows Bill holding court -- he was telling the story of appearing in Jerry Seinfeld's "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" -- with ND alums Jimmy Small '08 and Dan Dunne '08. 

Top photo L to R:  Joe Bartnick, Paul Virzi, Bill Burr and Jason Lawhead.

The four comedians begin their tour tomorrow in Fort Wayne, IN -- leading up to a big date at Madison Square Garden on November 14th.  The tour schedule is linked below:

LINK:  BILL BURR CONCERT TOUR

Saturday, October 17, 2015

WSBT-TV -- USC vs. Notre Dame Pep Rally

WNDU-TV -- USC vs. NOTRE DAME


Game #412 of the Last 414 for Stanley Weber!


Notre Dame super-fan Stanley Weber will be attending his 412th game tonight -- out of the last 414 at Notre Dame Stadium -- over the last 74 seasons!

The streak began November 22, 1941 when Frank Leahy's Fighting Irish beat USC 20 - 18 !!!  It was the 16th game in this rivalry.

Stanley has kept every ticket over the 74 years at Notre Dame Stadium -- that's him holding the scrap book with the tickets.

His ticket cost for that first game in 1941 against USC -- $2.20 -- his ticket cost for tonight's game:  $125. 


These are the tickets to his first eight games at Notre Dame Stadium -- CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE.

Sell-Out Streak at #248 -- Notre Dame Stadium


Tonight will be sell-out #248 in a row for Notre Dame Stadium!


Notre Dame Beat Writers Talk USC vs. ND

USC vs. Notre Dame -- Media's Take on Game


Took a lap around the worldwide web this morning to see what the media has to say about this evening's PRIMETIME matchup between USC and Notre Dame. 

Here's what they have to say:

LINK:  LOS ANGELES TIMES

LINK:  HEAVY

LINK:  OBSERVER

LINK:  ESPN ND BLOG

LINK:  NBC SPORTS

Friday, October 16, 2015

Brennan Elected Notre Dame Trustees' Chair!


Former CEO of Vanguard and Notre Dame parent Jack Brennan (all three children are ND alums) was elected Chair of Notre Dame's Board of Trustees. 

He will assume these duties on July 1, 2016.

LINK:  STORY


Photo: Football Royalty with Will Fuller!


There's not many people walking around the planet with this pedigree:
  • Notre Dame alum
  • Heisman Trophy Winner
  • All-American
  • College Football Hall of Famer
  • Pro Football Hall of Famer

That's Tim Brown with Will Fuller -- this morning at Notre Dame!

Stanford Game Could Be a "Play-In" Game!


Thank you Stanford -- for your convincing 56 - 35 win over UCLA last night!

If Notre Dame and Stanford -- run the table undefeated the rest of the season -- this will be the Fighting Irish's "play-in" game for the College Football Playoff.

LINK:  STORY

Thursday, October 15, 2015

USC Week: Coach Kelly's Last Media Session


Brady Quinn's Golf Shot from Water's Edge

A video posted by Brady Quinn (@bradyquinn) on
CLICK ON THE WORDS -- "A VIDEO POSTED BY BRADY QUINN" -- it will lead you to the video.

ND Men's Basketball Ranked #18 in Poll


The first pre-season poll for men's college basketball was released today and our Fighting Irish -- the defending ACC Champions -- are ranked #18.

LINK:  RANKED #18

Time To Get Ready for USC vs. Notre Dame...


TV Camera Man Wearing ND T-Shirt at USC


Apparently a TV camera operator -- who was filming at USC's football practice yesterday -- was asked to remove his NOTRE DAME T-shirt...

Here's the story.

LINK:  NO ND T-SHIRTS


ESPN Story: Concern for Notre Dame's Focus



After the way we played in Los Angeles last November -- I'm not worried about our team's focus for this game...

Sarkisian Uses Twitter To Reach out to Trojans


Here's the ESPN story...

LINK:  SARKISIAN

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

WNDU-TV Interview of Head Coach Mike Brey


WSBT-TV -- ND Men's Hoops Media Day

Inside Notre Dame's Locker Room After Navy


USC Week: Coach Kelly's Media Session


USC's Interim Coach Talks Notre Dame Game


USC AD Pat Haden Talks Decision to Terminate


OT: The Best of the "Head Ball Coach"



I'm quite sure the TV networks have been calling him about a job all morning long...

LINK:  TOP QUOTES

Dan Patrick Show: Latest on the USC Situation


ND Prof Offers Opinion on Downed Malaysia Jet


Notre Dame professor, Robert Latiff -- a retired Air Force major general -- was asked about the report that a Russian missile downed the Malaysia Airlines jet in July of 2014 killing all 298 aboard...

LINK:  LATIFF

Muffet McGraw at Yesterday's Media Day


Muffet: "One Goal, Win National Championship"


WSBT-TV -- ND Women's Hoops Media Day

Notre Dame Women's Hoops' Ali Patberg


Here's a story about Notre Dame Women's Basketball freshman point guard Ali Patberg...

LINK:  ALI PATBERG FEATURE

Monday, October 12, 2015