About Brendan R

People who know me best say that I'm sociable, have a dry sense of humor, a predilection for useless trivia, and can obsess about meaningless details. I'm happily married to a woman who thankfully still hasn't figured out that I married up, and we have three great kids, all boys who are trying to destroy our house in stages. They're quite efficient at it, too. In what time I have left over after the various cleanup efforts, I'm a sports nut, a science geek, an unabashed Shakespeare lover, and an aspiring 50-state marathoner.

Midpoint Musings: Revisiting Preseason Predictions

As we nestle into the halfway point of the season, we notice that it's time to revisit our predictions from our staff and commentariat polls right before the season started. Later in the week we'll bring you a preview of Notre Dame's second-half opponents and discuss - gasp! - a potential march to the playoffs. Big [...]

By |2018-10-10T11:38:43+00:00October 10th, 2018|Football|27 Comments

2019 Recruiting: WR Kendall Abdur-Rahman Commits to Notre Dame

Kendall Abdur-Rahman boosted Notre Dame's 2019 offensive skill position group when he announced for the Irish today. The tea leaves suggested Notre Dame made a big move for the 6'1", 180-pound Illinois product on his official visit for the Michigan game; today, it seems like those suggestions were dead on. Abdur-Rahman keeps things extremely close [...]

By |2018-09-09T22:23:58+00:00September 9th, 2018|Football|14 Comments

2018 Preseason Prediction Poll Results

The second annual 18S preseason prediction poll is here. Whee! You may remember our somewhat crestfallen end-of-season review of last year's results; undeterred by experience, we enter once more unto the breach, dear friends. As much of a downer as the final three games were, last season actually exceeded many of our preseason expectations. Our [...]

By |2018-08-29T16:15:29+00:00August 29th, 2018|Football|22 Comments

2019 Recruiting: QB Brendon Clark Commits to Notre Dame

Notre Dame's 2019 class added another key piece on offense today when QB Brendon Clark pledged to the Irish. The 6'2", 217-pound Virginian committed to Wake Forest almost a year ago, but backed away from that commitment after his recruitment picked up steam. He picked up a Notre Dame offer in early June and visited [...]

By |2018-07-05T10:27:32+00:00July 4th, 2018|Football, Recruiting|21 Comments

2019 Recruiting: WR Cam Hart Commits to Notre Dame

Notre Dame's 2019 class picked up its first wideout today when Cam Hart announced for the Irish. The 6'3", 190-pound Good Counsel (MD) prospect took an unofficial visit to South Bend in early June. The Irish reportedly grabbed a big lead at that point and never looked back. Recruiting Service Rankings 247 Composite -- 3 [...]

By |2018-07-04T12:02:41+00:00July 4th, 2018|Football, Recruiting|0 Comments

2019 Recruiting: RB Kyren Williams Commits to Notre Dame

The Irish finally landed an offensive skill player in the 2019 class when jitterbug back Kyren Williams committed to Notre Dame at his high school today. Michigan hard over the last couple of months; but the 5'10", 200-pound Missourian has had the Irish in front ever since he was offered and didn't waver. In fact [...]

By |2018-06-21T19:08:57+00:00June 21st, 2018|Football, Recruiting|8 Comments

2019 Recruiting: OL Zeke Correll Commits to Notre Dame

Notre Dame continued its run of outstanding line recruiting with a commitment from blue-chip prospect Zeke Correll. Fresh off an official visit to South Bend, Correll cancelled his final official to Ohio State before announcing for the Irish. Correll joins Quinn Carroll, John Olmstead, and Andrew Kristofic in an offensive line class for the ages. [...]

By |2018-06-18T12:51:31+00:00June 18th, 2018|Football, Recruiting|8 Comments