Thursday, August 29, 2019

ESPN Talking Heads -- Talk Wimbush & UCF



The Notre Dame graduate and former QB -- was just named the starter for the University of Central Florida's football team...

Brandon starts his first game for the Golden Knights -- tonight at 7:30 PM ET.  You can watch their game against Florida A&M on the CBS Sports Network. 

Just a FYI -- there are a number of media folks predicting we'll play UCF in the Cotton Bowl this year.

Domer to Start as Gopher's Nose Tackle...


Notre Dame grad Micah Dew-Treadway '19 is holding down the starting nose tackle position for the Big Ten's Minnesota Golden Gophers...

LINK:  A PERFECT MATCH

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Monday, August 26, 2019

Domer Matthias Farley Cut By Colts Today...


Kind of surprised with this news...  Click on statement above to enlarge.

At least he'll have time to be picked up by another team before this weekend's final roster cuts.

LINK:  STORY

Pro Football Focus Says: "Notre Dame is #4"


This is about as detailed a scouting report you'll find about Notre Dame Football...

Worth your time to read!

LINK:  UNDERRATED NOTRE DAME

Heaven's Notre Dame Section: Got a Good One


Former Tampa Bay Rays' owner, and Notre Dame alum -- Vince Naimoli left for Heaven last night...

LINK:  OBITUARY

Sunday, August 25, 2019

A Week Away From NFL Roster Cut Downs...


Thought I'd check in on how a number of our former Notre Dame Football players are doing in their attempt to make an NFL roster this season...

LINK:  DEXTER WILLIAMS

LINK:  TE'VON CONEY

LINK:  ALEX BARS

LINK:  JARRON JONES

LINK:  GREER MARTINI

LINK:  JONATHAN BONNER

LINK:  BENNETT JACKSON

LINK:  COLE LUKE

LINK:  TYLER NEWSOME

LINK:  MICHAEL FLOYD

LINK:  T.J. JONES

LINK:  C.J. PROSISE

LINK:  JOSH ADAMS

LINK:  ALIZE MACK

LINK:  KEIVARAE RUSSELL

L.A. Times Story on Drue Tranquill


Thought you'd like to see this about the former Notre Dame Football captain...

LINK:  TRANQUILL

A Notre Dame Story -- What Though The Odds



Our storytelling team at Notre Dame just released this story last week...

Saturday, August 24, 2019

OT: My Niece Wins "Bretina Cup" National Title


My niece Claire Manhard was competing this weekend at the 2019 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions in the USEF Young Adult 'Bretina Cup' Dressage National Championship division -- and she won the national championship!!!

That's Claire with her horse Wilfonia wearing the upside down "Notre Dame pin."

 (The bottom photo is of my sister-in-law Kimberly, my niece Claire and my brother-in-law Michael -- with the Bretina Cup!)

Way to go Claire -- a pretty cool moment for the family!

Notre Dame's Special Teams' Coach


Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Jaylon Smith's New Contract Moves Him to #7!



With Jaylon Smith's new deal with the Cowboys today -- he's now moved up to 7th on the list of the former Notre Dame athletes (football, basketball, baseball and hockey) who will be paid the most as a professional athlete:
  • Jeff Samardzija:  $127,625,000 -- guaranteed contract to 2021
  • Zack Martin:  $102,308,800 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2024 
  • A.J. Pollock:  $76,397,500 -- guaranteed contract to 2023 
  • Anders Lee:  $75,044,038 -- guaranteed, contract to 2026
  • Kyle Rudolph:  $74,173,950 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2024 
  • Golden Tate:  $71,478,749 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2022 
  • Jaylon Smith:  $69,159,293 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2024
  • Troy Murphy:  $66,000,000 
  • Stephon Tuitt:  $64,760,551 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2022
  • Harrison Smith:  $63,666,546 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2021
  • Brad Lidge:  $55,335,000
  • Bryant Young:  $44,000,000
  • Justin Tuck:  $43,248,463
  • John Sullivan:  $40,050,021
  • Jerome Bettis:  $35,122,500
  • Jeff Faine:  $34,456,892
  • Ronnie Stanley:  $33,354,331 -- guaranteed, contract to 2020
  • Kyle Palmieri:  $30,192,154 -- guaranteed, contract to 2021
  • Tim Brown:  $28,432,686
  • Matt Carroll:  $28,437,349
  • Joe Montana:  $26,000,000
  • Ian Cole:  $23,049,694 -- guaranteed, contract to 2021
  • David Phelps:  $19,233,850 -- guaranteed, contract to 2020
  • Michael Floyd:  $19,080,535 -- free agent
  • Rocket Ismail:  $18,000,000

The next big contract negotiation still sits with Ronnie Stanley and the Ravens.  Baltimore picked up Ronnie's "fifth year" option at $12,870,000 -- as they work on a new longer term deal.  STORY

Brian Kelly Talks About Monday's Practice...


Saturday, August 17, 2019

THIS WEEK: Notre Dame Players in the NFL


Took a long lap around the worldwide web this weekend to see what's in the media about a number of former Notre Dame football players in the National Football League.  Just click on the links below:

LINK:  JERRY TILLERY -- CHARGERS

LINK:  DRUE TRANQUILL -- CHARGERS

LINK:  ISAAC ROCHELL -- CHARGERS

LINK:  TYLER NEWSOME -- CHARGERS

LINK:  HARRISON SMITH -- VIKINGS

LINK:  KYLE RUDOLPH -- VIKINGS

LINK:  GREER MARTINI -- VIKINGS

LINK:  BEN KOYACK -- JAGUARS

LINK:  TYLER EIFERT -- BENGALS

LINK:  EQUANIMEOUS ST. BROWN -- PACKERS 

LINK:  DESHONE KIZER -- PACKERS

LINK:  QUENTON NELSON -- COLTS

LINK:  JOSH ADAMS -- EAGLES

LINK:  KEIVARAE RUSSELL -- BENGALS

LINK:  T.J. JONES -- GIANTS 

LINK:  ALEX BARS -- BEARS

LINK:  MICHAEL FLOYD -- RAVENS

LINK:  BENNETT JACKSON -- RAVENS

LINK:  JAYLON SMITH -- COWBOYS

LINK:  ZACH MARTIN -- COWBOYS

LINK:  ROMEO OKWARA -- LIONS

LINK:  COLE LUKE -- PANTHERS

LINK:  DURHAM SMYTHE -- DOLPHINS

LINK:  RONNIE STANLEY -- RAVENS

LINK:  MIKE MCGLINCHEY -- 49ERS

LINK:  WILL FULLER -- TEXANS 

LINK:  NICK MARTIN -- TEXANS

LINK:  JONATHAN BONNER -- REDSKINS 

LINK:  MATTHIAS FARLEY -- COLTS

LINK:  ALIZE MACK -- SAINTS 

LINK:  THEO RIDDICK -- BRONCOS

LINK:  C.J. PROSISE -- SEAHAWKS

Dexter Williams -- Doing Okay in Green Bay


Highlights: Practice in Notre Dame Stadium


Coach Brian Kelly With Media Today...


Thursday, August 15, 2019

Brian Kelly With Jack Nolan After Practice


OT: The Los Angeles Coliseum's Makeover



The next time the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame visit the Los Angeles Coliseum -- it will have 15,500 fewer seats...

Incoming Irish Star Advances to "Round of 8"


Palmer Jackson -- will be rolling into town next week as a member of Notre Dame's Class of 2023...

But, until that happens -- he's on a roll at the U.S. Amateur!

Palmer (yes, he's named after Arnold Palmer) won his two matches today to advance to the Round of 8 -- meaning there's only 8 players left out of the thousands who tried to qualify for amateur golf's greatest event.

This afternoon, Palmer upset Stanford's Isaiah Salinda -- the recent grad was an All-American for the Cardinal golf team. Salinda, one of the favorites this year -- advanced to the semi-finals of last year's U.S. Amateur at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

Palmer advances to play Vanderbilt's John Augenstein -- who has been ranked as high as #20 in the world amateur rankings (he's currently ranked #38)...

You can watch the U.S. Amateur on FS1 tomorrow -- beginning at 4 PM ET.




Notre Dame FB's New Indoor Practice Facility

This is GREAT, Love This Look at Notre Dame!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Domer Arike "O" Puts Up 35 Points Tonight!

 

A career night for the former Notre Dame star...

Gold & Blue Company's 2019 Concert Series!



Notre Dame's Gold & Blue Company's first stand-alone concert is set for Friday, September 13th.

If you're coming to campus for the New Mexico football weekend -- get your tickets ASAP!

Their concerts are FREE -- just reserve your tickets at the link below:

LINK:  GOLD & BLUE TICKETS

Manti Te'o Talks About His Current Status...



This is one of Notre Dame's finest people -- period!

Domer Mathias Farley -- Back Home at ND



I missed this...

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Dexter Williams' Highlight Reel -- 1st Action...



The Notre Dame grad played his first NFL Exhibition game this past week and he produced these results:
  • 14 carries for 62 yards -- led the Packers!
  • 1 pass reception for 18 yards

Coach Kelly Happy With Today's Practice


Quenton Nelson "Bussin With The Boys"


Coach Lou Holtz Talks to Notre Dame Football

Notre Dame Football's "Throwback Uniform"



The Fighting Irish will wear this special uniform for the game against Boston College in November...

Julian Love "Mic'd Up" For First NFL Action...



The former Notre Dame All-American -- got the "star treatment" in his first NFL Exhibition game...

Anonymous Coaches Talk About ND Football


Thought you'd like to see this...

LINK:  STORY

Monday, August 12, 2019

Domer Named GM of USA's National Team



Former Notre Dame soccer star Kate Markgraf (not the individual pictured above) was given the keys today to drive the USA Women's National Soccer Team to the next level...

LINK:  STORY

SORIN: A Notre Dame Story -- 3 Shows at ND



If you haven't seen this one-man-play about the founding of the University of Notre Dame -- by the man himself; Fr. Sorin, C.S.C. -- you are missing out!

We will have three (3) more performances on campus in 2019:
  • Friday, August 23rd
  • Saturday, August 24th
  • Friday, September 27th

We will be announcing an October performance in Orange County, CA in the next few days .

Tickets are FREE -- just click on the link below to reserve your seats:

LINK:  SORIN PLAY TICKETS

Coach Brian Kelly With Jack Nolan Today...


Saturday, August 10, 2019

Julian Getting Some "Love" from NY Media


Thought you'd enjoy this story about former Notre Dame All-American Julian Love...

LINK:  LOVE

Friday, August 9, 2019

Miles Boykin's First NFL Pre-Season Action


Not a bad start for the former Fighting Irish wide receiver -- four catches for 39 yards...  He also caught a 31 yard TD pass that was called back due to penalty...

Coach Kelly Talks Last Day at Culver Academy


Notre Dame Football in the NFL -- Pre-Season


A number of former Notre Dame football stars made some things happen last night -- in their opening NFL exhibition games.  Click on their names below.  That is Drue Tranquill (#49) in the photo above.

LINK:  MILES BOYKIN -- RAVENS

LINK:  DEXTER WILLIAMS -- PACKERS

LINK:  EQUANIMEOUS ST. BROWN -- PACKERS

LINK:  DESHONE KIZER -- PACKERS

LINK:  DRUE TRANQUILL -- CHARGERS

LINK:  T.J. JONES -- GIANTS


Notre Dame Club of Orange County -- WOW!


Here's a great story about Notre Dame alums in California doing the right thing in their community!

LINK:  STORY

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Notre Dame's 43 Football Players in the NFL


The folks at Spotrac do a great job of tracking the earnings of all professional athletes.

Here's a look at everyone of the 43 former Notre Dame football stars currently under contract with a NFL team.  You'll find their current contracts and 2019 compensation at the link below...

LINK:  NFL FOOTBALL -- NOTRE DAME PLAYERS

Theo Riddick Signs With Denver Broncos...


Domer Ivey Leaves Notre Dame for NBA Gig



Niell Ivey leaves the Notre Dame Women's Basketball for the NBA -- joining the Memphis Grizzlies coaching staff.

Congrats!

Coach Kelly With Jack Nolan After Practice #2