Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Looks Like Duke FB Needs a Notre Dame Game


Discounting tickets to Saturday's game because of Hurricane Joaquin -- you can't make this up...

LINK:  DUKE CAN'T SELL FB TICKETS

CBS FB Experts Talk Notre Dame vs. Clemson


Clemson Week: Dabo's ESPN Interview


ESPN'S Matich & McShay Pick ND to Win


ESPN's Herbstreit Breaks Down ND / Clemson


Clemson Week: Rolling Out a New Helmet?


This was "tweeted" by a Clemson coach...

Must Read: Dan Wetzel on ND's Independence


You may recall one of the coaches who spoke out about Notre Dame's independence was Clemson's Dabo Swinney...

I hope he reads this story.

LINK:  NOTRE DAME'S INDEPENDENCE

Headed to Clemson? -- Take Your Rain Gear!



Hurricane Joaquin will be lurking off the Atlantic Coast and creating some weather issues for the Carolinas this weekend -- looks like just rain...

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

ICON: Notre Dame's 62 - 27 Win Over UMASS


Clemson Week: Coach Kelly Press Conference


ACC Network: Foster vs. Notre Dame Defense


Clemson Coach: "I Couldn't Get Jesus Tickets"



Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney made this remark during his press conference earlier today...

Clemson Week: Tigers' OC Tony Elliott's Story


Brian Kelly on ESPN's SportsCenter With SVP


ESPN Feature: Injuries to Playoff Contenders


Episode 4 Tonight: A Season With ND Football


The show airs tonight at 10 PM ET / PT on Showtime!

Monday, September 28, 2015

The ACC Officiating of Notre Dame FB Games


Here are the facts as we move into YEAR TWO of Notre Dame football using Atlantic Coast Conference officiating crews.

During the 2014 football season -- Notre Dame had ACC officials for nine of their twelve regular season games -- here's the results:

When Notre Dame played an ACC Team -- ACC Officials called:
  • 7.5 penalties for 64.7 penalty yards (per game) on Notre Dame
  • 9.0 penalties for 80.0 penalty yards (per game) for ACC opponent

When Notre Dame payed a non-ACC Team -- ACC Officials called;
  • 2.4 penalties for 20.6 penalty yards per game on Notre Dame

Here's what the 2015 season looks like so far, in ND games officiated by ACC crews:

VIRGINIA GAME - 2015
  • Penalties called on Notre Dame:  4 for 40 yards
  • Penalties called on Virginia:  9 for 55 yards

GEORGIA TECH GAME- 2015
  • Penalties called on Notre Dame:  8 for 55 yards
  • Penalties called on Georgia Tech:  4 for 30 yards

UMASS GAME - 2015
  • Penalties called on Notre Dame:  8 for 75 yards
  • Penalties called on UMASS:  4 for 35 yards

LINK:  2014 OFFICIATING REVIEW OF ND FOOTBALL

How We Will Beat Clemson Saturday Night...


I'm going to share with you my five point plan for beating the Clemson Tigers this Saturday night -- ensuring we score more points than them:
  1. Lead the game at the end of the 1st Quarter -- need to quiet this place down right from the get go.
  2. Don't give up more than three "explosive plays on defense"  -- 20 yards or more.
  3. No turnovers.
  4. Turn Clemson over 2 times.
  5. Rush the ball for more than 250 yards.
Accomplish 3 out of the 5 and we win the game.

Showtime's Look at Jerry Tillery -- A Classic...


Clemson Week: How They Roll at Clemson


Clemson Week: Chris Brown SC's Native Son


Notre Dame wide receiver Chris Brown is the only member of the Fighting Irish who hails from South Carolina -- a local paper interviewed Chris about his return home this Saturday...

LINK:  GOING HOME

Notre Dame vs. Clemson -- ACC's "Hype Video"


Clemson Week: It's Already Getting Chippy


UMASS Week: Inside Notre Dame Football


ESPN: Head Coaches Poll -- ND #1 Job Choice


The folks at ESPN surveyed FBS college football coaches -- not currently at a Power 5 school -- on where they would want to coach if they could pick a Power 5 school to coach at.  Here's their top five coaching destinations:

  1. NOTRE DAME -- 14%
  2. TEXAS -- 11%
  3. STANFORD  -- 8%
  4. ALABAMA -- 7%
  5. GEORGIA -- 7%

LINK:  STORY

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Got To Love Will Fuller's Twitter Page Design!


This is really good!

To enlarge -- just click on the image!

Clemson Week: A Good Look at Clemson FB



This is a comprehensive look at the Clemson Tigers -- including recruiting rankings of their top players...

LINK:  CLEMSON TIGERS

Full Game Replay: Notre Dame 62 - UMASS 27


Here's a replay of the NBC telecast between Notre Dame and UMASS...

LINK:  FULL REPLAY

Notre Dame's Last Trip to "Death Valley" in 1977



AN OMEN?  The Fighting Irish last traveled to Clemson back in 1977 -- a QB named Montana led Notre Dame to the win and a few months later to a National Championship!

Clemson Week: Two Scrimmages & Louisville

The Clemson Tigers have had "two scrimmages" in Death Valley against Wofford College and Appalachian State and they played a 1 - 3 Louisville squad on the road.

Here are the highlights:

Clemson 49 - Wofford 10


Clemson 41 - Appalachian State 10


Clemson 20 - Louisville 17

Clemson Week: Death Valley -- We'll Be Ready!


Notre Dame Remains Top Ten in Both Polls


Here's the latest AP Poll and Coaches Poll...

LINK:  LATEST RANKINGS

WSBT-TV Post Game Report ND 62 vs. UM 27

WNDU-TV Post Game Report ND 62 vs. UM 27


The Four Who Played on Friday's Last Year...

How many FBS teams can boast FOUR FRESHMEN scoring TD's in a single game!

Brandon Wimbush -- Class of 2019 -- TD RUN


Dexter Williams -- Class of 2019 -- TD RUN


C.J. Sanders -- Class of 2019 -- PUNT RETURN TD



I'm still waiting for the film of Josh Adams -- Class of 2019 -- TD RUN

Sgt. Tim McCarthy's "Last Pun" at Notre Dame


Coach Kelly Talks Win Over UMASS Saturday


Saturday, September 26, 2015

Will Notre Dame Shut Down UMASS' Offense?

Thom Gatewood at Last Night's ND Pep Rally


WNDU-TV Live From ND Pep Rally Last Night


Brian Kelly on Doug Gottlieb's CBS Radio Show


Friday, September 25, 2015

Barry Toone's Special Gift to Notre Dame


Notre Dame fans will want to read this story...

LINK:  BARRY TOONE

Fr. Jenkins on CNBC's "Squawk Box" Today



Notre Dame president Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., was a guest this morning on CNBC's Squawk Box.

Brian Kelly: "1st Qtr Season Coach of the Year"


Thought you'd like to see what the media thinks of our head football coach Brian Kelly...

LINK:  BRIAN KELLY

Latest Notre Dame "Fighting For" TV Spot



No one tells their story better than Notre Dame...

ND Women's Soccer Beats #1 Ranked Virginia


The Fighting Irish rolled into Virginia for a second time in the month of September -- only this time it was our Women's Soccer Team -- and the results were the same!

Notre Dame beat #1 Virginia 2 - 1 in double-overtime -- ending the Cavaliers 38 game home winning streak! 

A huge win for the Fighting Irish!  Don't you love the GREEN JERSEYS and socks!

LINK:  GAME STORY

UMASS QB -- "I Grew up a Notre Dame Fan"


UMASS' QB Blake Frohnapfel -- grew up in a Catholic household where his Dad was a Notre Dame fan -- the family cheered for the Fighting Irish.

This will be his first ever trip to Notre Dame -- what a special experience for Blake and his family.

LINK:  I GREW UP A NOTRE DAME FAN

Massachusetts Media Talks UMASS vs. ND


Here's what I could find on tomorrow's game between un-ranked UMASS and #6 Notre Dame from the media in Massachusetts ...

LINK:  UMASS HITS THE BIG TIME

LINK:  COACH INTERVIEW

LINK:  UMASS VS. TOP 25 TEAMS

LINK:  LONG ODDS

LINK:  KEYS TO GAME -- SCORE PREDICTION

LINK:  HOPING TO MAKE HISTORY

ND Alum Talks Pope Francis and Capitalism


Dan Hesse, the former CEO of Sprint and a member of Notre Dame's Class of 1975 -- was interviewed by Forbes magazine about the Pope's visit to America...

LINK:  HESSE

Thursday, September 24, 2015

ND's Fr. Jenkins With NBC's Andrea Mitchell



Notre Dame president Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. -- was in Washington D.C. the past two days attending events involving Pope Francis' visit to America.