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Florida State Review: Seminoles Trampled Under Foot

Notre Dame barely could've scripted a better start to Saturday's game forcing a turnover on the second play from scrimmage and quickly jumping out to a 17-0 lead just over halfway through the 1st quarter. It was never close beyond Florida State closing the gap briefly to 11 points before the Irish ran away with [...]

By |2018-11-11T14:03:13+00:00November 11th, 2018|Football|23 Comments

10 Wins Again: Florida State Instant Reaction

Notre Dame won on Senior Day and it wasn't close. An interception by the forgotten Nick Coleman on Florida State's first series brought the ball deep into Seminole territory. From there, the Irish would score and the route was on inside a frigid Notre Dame Stadium. Run Game Stepped Up (and On FSU) The Irish [...]

By |2018-11-10T23:27:17+00:00November 10th, 2018|Football|42 Comments

Florida State Preview: Talking ‘Bout Their Woes

It seems just like yesterday that Florida State was no longer the 9-win team incapable of breaking through and suddenly had morphed into an elite National Championship team. There was a time from mid-2011 through mid-2015 that the Seminoles were on a scorching hot 52-4 run that probably isn't fully appreciated yet historically. Today, things [...]

By |2018-11-08T13:56:52+00:00November 8th, 2018|Football|72 Comments

Northwestern Review: Taking Possession of Chicago

Northwestern opened up the upset playbook on Saturday night, covered several pages, then found out their game plan had limits as the Fighting Irish talent was too much to overcome. With moments of dominance, Notre Dame's 9th win of the season was sprinkled in with lots of frustration in a close game until a gut-check [...]

By |2018-11-05T14:33:28+00:00November 4th, 2018|Football|81 Comments

Northwestern Preview: A Night in Evanston

The rivalry with Northwestern that was prevalent in the 1920's, 30's, 40's, 60's, and 70's has made a little comeback. On Saturday, the Irish will face the Wildcats for the second time in 5 whole years. Even better, this will be Notre Dame's first trip to Northwestern's campus since 1976. Notre Dame (-10) at Northwestern [...]

By |2018-11-02T08:56:08+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Football|23 Comments

18S Top 20 Poll: Buckeyes Blown Out by the Boilers

For one weekend the college football world fell in love with Purdue. Thanks in part to the story surrounding terminally ill Purdue fan Tyler Trent and the Boilermakers' easy win over Ohio State it was an important weekend for one of the biggest upsets of the season. Let's see how things shake out with our [...]

By |2018-10-22T22:09:44+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Football|39 Comments

Swarbrick’s Patience Paying Dividends, Presents New Challenges

Twenty-two months ago Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick was in the throes of a full-blown crisis surrounding the Fighting Irish football program. The team had just completely stumbled to a 4-8 record shattering the floor that some believed could never occur under Brian Kelly, the program was without a defensive coordinator following the prolonged [...]

By |2018-10-21T22:31:20+00:00October 21st, 2018|Football|41 Comments