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Spring Practice Preview: Defense

Earlier this week we previewed the Notre Dame offense ahead of the opening of spring practice. Today, we turn our attention to the Irish defense coming off an impressive No. 10 national finish in defensive S&P during Clark Lea's first season as coordinator. The young coach will face an important spring replacing several key veterans [...]

By |2019-02-27T21:34:36-04:00February 27th, 2019|Football|20 Comments

Notre Dame is Improving Its Roster Pages & Other Fun Notes

In this line of work you tend to spend a lot of time looking at college football rosters. If I'm not on 18 Stripes or cfbstats.com I'm burning a lot of bandwidth on team roster pages. A few quick thoughts on college rosters pages in general: *Some colleges maintain tremendous pages and much love to [...]

By |2019-02-26T19:41:14-04:00February 26th, 2019|Football|3 Comments

The 2020 Cycle is Upon Us with the Irish Carrying a Strong Hand

Wednesday, February 6th opens up the second National Signing Day for the 2019 recruiting class and for all intents and purposes will bring the current cycle to a quick finish as Notre Dame waits to add one more player to a class that has already signed back in December during the early signing period. In [...]

By |2019-02-06T07:38:15-04:00February 5th, 2019|Recruiting|33 Comments

Uncharted Territory: Notre Dame Prepares to Use First Grayshirt

They say don't worry about the numbers, there will always be room. For Notre Dame recruit Marist Liufau it may turn out that there is in fact not enough room at the inn. Last week it was reported that the Fighting Irish have been planning to grayshirt the Honolulu linebacker for the 2019 football season, [...]

By |2019-01-23T07:49:43-04:00January 23rd, 2019|Recruiting|77 Comments

The 30 Best (and Occasionally Weird) Football Uniforms from 2018

The 2018 season was quietly one of the best in recent memory for college football uniforms. No, not because of Notre Dame's Yankee-inspired offering from the Syracuse game which we can confirm caused Under Armour stock to plunge 4%* for being so absurd. Sure, we're still in the throes of Black for Black's Sake, random [...]

By |2019-01-17T08:16:32-04:00January 17th, 2019|Football|12 Comments