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Five Wide Fullbacks: Waiting for the Bowls

Welcome back to another edition of Five Wide Fullbacks. In today's article we will be covering Notre Dame's bowl decision making, a positional matchup with Iowa State, returning seniors, the best coaches of all-time, and the 2020 Heisman race. Let's get started. 1) The hottest topic this week is a 10-2 Notre Dame falling, so [...]

By |2019-12-10T13:14:16-05:00December 10th, 2019|Football|13 Comments

The Doing Good Things Post-Season Report

Never before have we written a Doing Good Things™ Report this late in the football season. Technically, there is still post-season football to attend to although for the most part the stories have been written for the vast majority of the programs and coaches across the country. First, let's take a look at the teams [...]

By |2019-12-06T08:52:32-05:00December 6th, 2019|Football|19 Comments

Stanford Review: Feeling Fine After Visiting the Farm

Do we always take away too much from how a football game starts? I think for the most part it matters a lot whether that's fair I cannot say. On Saturday afternoon Pacific time--in a drizzly and windy Palo Alto--the Fighting Irish looked out of sorts and even disinterested while Stanford refused to stand down [...]

By |2019-11-30T23:49:46-05:00November 30th, 2019|Football|37 Comments

Boston College Review: The Streak Continues Until 2020

The home winning streak continues through another off-season. The Irish secured their 18th straight victory in South Bend and will have to wait until September 12, 2020 when Arkansas (under a new head coach, prayers up to that staff) strolls into town to open the home slate for next year. On this Senior Day during [...]

By |2019-11-24T00:22:18-05:00November 24th, 2019|Football|19 Comments

18S Top 20 Poll: When Tigers Attack

LSU toppled Alabama in Tuscaloosa in a thrilling offensive fireworks display that potentially blocks the Crimson Tide from making the College Football Playoff. Well, maybe. Elsewhere, Minnesota held on at home against Penn State to remain undefeated and now legitimately becomes part of the playoff conversation themselves, although their schedule continues to stiffen as we [...]

By |2019-11-13T10:45:18-05:00November 13th, 2019|Football|3 Comments

Notre Dame Football: Freshmen Redshirt Update

With just a handful of games remaining in the 2019 season (my goodness does every single college football year fly by or what?) we have a clear picture on the use of the current Notre Dame freshmen and how that will affect the roster shape in the next couple campaigns. As we'll discuss below, something [...]

By |2019-11-08T09:30:13-05:00November 8th, 2019|Football, Recruiting|2 Comments

18S Top 20 Poll: The Calm Before the Storm

With 6 out of our top 11 experiencing idleness things were quiet in week 10. Not so much this weekend as a pair of games will feature undefeated teams sure to reset the national playoff picture. We're recapping the week that was before looking ahead to major events in Tuscaloosa and Minneapolis. This Week's Biggest [...]

By |2019-11-06T20:36:36-05:00November 6th, 2019|Football|5 Comments