Saturday, September 30, 2017
Friday, September 29, 2017
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Monday, September 25, 2017
I found this quite surprising -- that only 24 teams remain undefeated out of the 129 FBS programs -- with about 1/3 of the college football season completed.
Based on this week's schedule -- at a minimum -- there will be 3 fewer undefeated teams come this time next week...
LINK: THE UNDEFEATED
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Did some diving into the latest AP Rankings to see how media voters have ranked the Fighting Irish:
- #13 -- Rece Davis, Bill Landis
- #14 -- Jason Galloway
- #16 -- Sam McKewon
- #17 -- Andy Bitter, Dave Foster, John Adams, John Clay
- #18 -- Michael Lev
- #19 -- Chuck Carlton, Soren Petro, Tony Parks
- #20 -- Pat Caputo, Andy Greder, Brian Howell, Lauren Shute, Matt Baker, Matt Brown, Mitch Vingle
- #21 -- Aaron Suttles, Adam Zucker, Bret Bloomquist, Gary Horowitz, Jason Butt, John Wilner, Rob Long
- #22 -- Bob Asmussen, Eric Hansen, Lauren Brownlow, Marc Weiszer, Rick Wright, Scott Hamilton
- #23 -- Chris Murray, David Briggs, Matt McCoy, Parish Alford, Safid Deen, Steve Batterson, Terry Hutchens
- #24 -- Jonny Miller, Keith Sargeant, Robert Cessna, Ryan Aber
- #25 -- Jerry DiPaola, Matt Charborneau
AP VOTERS not ranking the FIGHTING IRISH:
- Adam Jude -- The Seattle Times
- Brent Axe -- Syracuse Media Group
- Dave Reardon -- Honolulu Star
- Dave Southorn -- Idaho Statesman
- Ed Daigenault -- Republican - American
- Garland Gillen -- Fox8 New Orleans
- Grace Raynor -- The Post and Courier
- Jeff Miller -- Orange County Register
- Kellis Robinett -- Wichita Eagle
- Kirk Bohls -- Austin American Statesman
- Pat Dooley -- Gainesville Sun
- Robert Gagliardi -- Laramie Boomerang
- Ross Dellenger -- The Advocate
- Sammy Batten -- Fayetville Observer
- Scott Wolf -- Los Angeles Daily News
- Tom Murphy -- Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
I guess playing a tough opening schedule -- means nothing. Conference coaches are obviously banning together with their voting -- it's all about "conference playoff" money...
Look who's ranked ahead of Notre Dame right now:
- Florida State -- has 2 losses -- hasn't won a game this season
- Mississippi State got beat by 28 to Georgia -- last night
- There are 9 teams ranked ahead of ND with one loss or more
LINK: COACHES POLL
Here's what the media is saying just an hour after Notre Dame's convincing 38 - 18 win over the undefeated Spartans of Michigan State.
That's Shaun Crawford (in the photo above) with the "play of the year" so far for the Fighting Irish!
LINK: LANSING STATE JOURNAL
LINK: DETROIT FREE PRESS
LINK: DETROIT NEWS
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Former Notre Dame hockey player Riley Sheahan (currently with the Detroit Red Wings) crossed paths with a wonderful man in Grand Rapids five years ago...
Just a FYI -- there are rumors that Riley could be traded to the Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins -- any moment now -- which would reunite him with three former Notre Dame players; Bryan Rust, Ian Cole and Thomas DiPauli...
LINK: AN UNFORGETTABLE BOND
Friday, September 22, 2017
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Former Notre Dame defensive tackle Jarron Jones -- turned NFL offensive tackle -- is now earning a pay-check from his THIRD NFL TEAM!
It was announced today that Jarron was signed by the Cowboys to their practice squad.
Jarron sure has picked up some frequent flyer miles in the process. He started out playing for the New York Giants, he was released by the Giants at the end of Training Camps and was picked up by the Seattle Seahawks -- the Seahawks released him a week later and now Jarron is with the Cowboys...
LINK: JARRON JONES
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Monday, September 18, 2017
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
This is pretty amazing -- what a wonderful gift...This dad's wife and kids all pitched in to buy him Enchroma glasses for his birthday, so he could see color for the first time in his life. pic.twitter.com/TAcpDS2U8k— Classic Dad Moves (@ClassicDadMoves) September 16, 2017
LINK: HERE ARE THE GLASSES
Friday, September 15, 2017
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Monday, September 11, 2017
Sunday, September 10, 2017
U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein's questioning of Notre Dame Law School Professor Amy Coney Barrett during her judicial confirmation hearing drew a response from Notre Dame president Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.
LINK: FR. JENKIN'S LETTER
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Monday, September 4, 2017
It's called the ESPN Football Power Index -- and here's their first poll:
- Ohio State
- Penn State
- Florida State
- Louisiana State
- University of Southern California
- NOTRE DAME
LINK: ESPN FOOTBALL POWER INDEX
Jacob Eason -- the son of Domer Tony Eason (former Fighting Irish wide receiver) -- is not expected to play this Saturday against Notre Dame due to an injured knee...
His replacement -- a highly touted freshman...
LINK: JAKE FROMM
Sunday, September 3, 2017
- Troy Niklas, TE
- Ronnie Stanley, OT
- Cole Luke, DB
- J.J. Jansen, LS
- Tyler Eifert, TE
- KeiVarae Russell, DB
- DeShone Kizer, QB
- Zack Martin, OG
- Jaylon Smith, LB
- Theo Riddick, RB
- Golden Tate, WR
- TJ Jones, WR
- Will Fuller, WR
- Nick Martin, C
- Matthias Farley, DB
- Ben Koyack, TE
- Sheldon Day, DT
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS
- James Onwualu, LB
- Isaac Rochell, DE
LOS ANGELES RAMS
- John Sullivan, C
- Anthony Fasano, TE
- Michael Floyd, WR
- Kyle Rudolph, TE
- Harrison Smith, S
NEW ORLEAN SAINTS
- Manti Te'o, LB
NEW YORK GIANTS
- Romeo Okwara, DE
- Ishaq Williams, DE
- Stephon Tuitt, DE
- C.J. Prosise, RB
He wasn't invited to the NFL Combine, a few months later he went undrafted...
It was a blow to the ego.
HE HAD TO GO TO WORK.
Yesterday the former Notre Dame Football Captain made the Los Angeles Chargers' 53 man roster.
Proud of you James!
LINK: NFL CHARGERS
Saturday, September 2, 2017
I'm guessing the die-hard ND fans who have been asking for a rushing attack are smiling tonight!
Three players with more than 100 yards rushing -- a first for Notre Dame Football!
- Josh Adams: 19 carries for 161 yards
- Dexter Williams: 6 carries for 124 yards
- Brandon Wimbush: 12 carries for 106 yards
606 YARDS OF TOTAL OFFENSE!
LINK: BOX SCORE