Sunday, February 7, 2016

Tim Brown Talks ND / MI on Rich Eisen Show

Bettis Talks ND / Michigan on Rich Eisen Show

Must See TV Super Bowl Sunday at 2 PM ET !!!

Muffet's #3 ranked Fighting Irish travel to Louisville to take on the #13 Cardinals -- ESPN2 will televise beginning at 2 PM ET! 

This should be Notre Dame fans' Super Bowl 50 pre-game show!

Another Domer Elected to Pro Football HOF!

Eddie DeBartolo Jr. '68 -- was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame last night!  He's the 13th Notre Dame alum to receive this honor -- the most of any college in America!
  • Eddie Debartolo, Jr.
  • Jerome Bettis 
  • Tim Brown
  • Nick Buoniconti
  • Dave Casper
  • George Connor
  • Paul Hornung
  • Curly Lambeau
  • John McNally
  • Wayne Milner
  • Joe Montana
  • Alan Page
  • George Trafton

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Game Highlights: Notre Dame 80 - UNC 76

Demetrius Jackson -- On Court After Big Win!

Bonzie Colson & Mike Brey Talk Win Over NC

ESPN's Davis & Bilas Talk ND's Win Over NC!

Notre Dame 6 - 1 vs. ACC Royalty Last 2 Years

That's win #5 in a row for Mike Brey's Fighting Irish over North Carolina and Duke --- over the past two seasons -- as Notre Dame beats the #2 ranked Tar Heels 80 - 76!!!

College GameDay -- "He's From Chapel Hill"

We don't shoot like this at the home of the defending ACC Champs!

Look For the "GOLD OUT" Tonight on ESPN!

The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame will take on the #2 ranked North Carolina Tar Heels at 7 PM ET on ESPN.  Looks like a SOLID GOLD night for the Fighting Irish!

More From ESPN College GameDay at ND Today

ESPN College GameDay at Notre Dame Today

Steve Mariucci Talks Domer Eddie DeBartolo, Jr.

The Notre Dame alum and former owner of the San Francisco 49ers is up for election into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend...

Domer Montana Talks Limitations After Football

A Los Angeles Times reporter sat down with former NFL great and Notre Dame All-American Joe Montana...


Domer Ricky Watter Talks Super Bowl Trophy

Friday, February 5, 2016

#2 North Carolina Comes to Town Tomorrow!

Game is sold-out -- watch it on ESPN beginning at 7 PM ET.


"Star Ratings" of SB 50 Starters vs. ND Starters

This should show you how important player development is -- or, how bogus some of the star ratings are for a number of high school recruits.

Here's an analysis of the STAR rankings of the starting offense and defensive units for the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos from their days back in high school.  It's an eye-opener:

DENVER BRONCOS Offense -- Avg Star Rating: 2.6 Stars
  • Five Stars:  (0)
  • Four Stars:  (2) Harris (ND), Schofield (MICH)
  • Three Stars:  (3) Thomas (GT), Vasquez (TEX TECH), Hillman (SD ST)
  • Two Stars:  (3) Paradis (BOISE), Green (NEV), Sanders (SMU)
  • One Star:  (0)
  • Zero Stars:  (0)
  • No HS Star Ratings:  (3) Manning (TENN), Daniels (WISC), Mathis (BAMA) 
Please note:  if we were to give Manning 5 stars coming out of HS, Daniels 3 stars and Mathis 4 stars -- Denver's Offensive Star Rating would be 3.3 stars.

DENVER BRONCOS Defense -- Avg Star Rating: 2.3 Stars
  • Five Stars:  (0)
  • Four Stars: (1) Williams (NC)
  • Three Stars:  (3) Jackson (TENN), Miller (TEX AM), Stewart (S CAR)
  • Two Stars:  (5) Marshall (NEV), Trevathan (KEN), Talib (KAN), Harris (KAN), Wolfe (CIN)
  • One Star:  (0)
  • Zero Stars:  (1) Ward (ORE)
  • No HS Star Ratings: (1) Ware (TROY)

Please note:  If we were to give Ware 3 stars coming out of HS -- Denver's Defensive Star Rating would be 2.5 stars.

CAROLINA PANTHERS Offense -- Avg. Star Rating:  3.5 Stars
  • Five Stars:  (4) Stewart (ORE), Ginn (OSU), Oher (MISS), Olsen (MIA)
  • Four Stars:  (3) Newton (AUB), Brown (OSU), Norwell (OSU)
  • Three Stars:  (2) Kalil (USC), Turner (LSU)
  • Two Stars:  (0)
  • One Star:  (1) Tolbert (COAST CAR)
  • Zero Stars:  (1) Remmers (ORE ST)
  • No HS Star Ratings:  (0)

CAROLINA PANTHERS Defense -- Avg. Star Rating:  3.3 Stars
  • Five Stars:  (2) Johnson (GEO), Thompson (WASH)
  • Four Stars:  (1) Coleman (OSU)
  • Three Stars: (3) Lotulelei (UTAH), Short (PUR), Kuechley (BC)
  • Two Stars:  (1) McClain (UCONN)
  • One Star:  (1) Norman (COAST CAR)
  • Zero Stars: (0) starters
  • No HS Star Ratings:  (3) Allen (IDAHO ST), Davis (GEO), Harper (BAMA)  

Please note:  If we were to give Allen 2 stars coming out of high school, Davis 4 stars and Harper 4 stars -- Carolina's Defensive Star Rating would still be 3.3 stars

Now, let's compare Notre Dame's starting line up this past season for GAME #1 vs. Texas and how the Fighting Irish players were rated coming out of HS -- using RIVALS Star Ranking System:

NOTRE DAME OFFENSE -- Avg. Star Rating:  3.8 Stars
  • Five Stars:  (1) Nelson
  • Four Stars:  (7) Stanley, McGlinchey, Elmer, Zaire, Fuller, Folston, Carlisle
  • Three Stars:  (3) N. Martin, Brown, Smythe
  • Two Stars:  (0)
  • One Star:  (0)
  • Zero Stars:  (0)

NOTRE DAME DEFENSE -- Avg. Star Rating:  3.6 Stars
  • Five Stars:  (2) Smith, Redfield
  • Four Stars:  (6) Day, Rochelle, Onwualu, Russell, Shumate, Luke
  • Three Stars:  (2) Okwara, Cage
  • Two Stars:  (0)
  • One Star:  (0)
  • Zero Stars:  (1) Schmidt


Notre Dame's New Women's LAX Uniform

Not a bad look from our friends at Under Armour!

Photo: ESPN's College GameDay at Notre Dame

The big red motorhome has rolled onto campus -- parking next to Corbett Family Hall at Notre Dame Stadium.

ESPN will be broadcasting LIVE from Notre Dame all morning tomorrow -- as they lead into Saturday night's big game between our Fighting Irish and the #2 ranked North Carolina Tar Heels.