Charlie Weis’ Last Stand: A Massive, Avoidable Stumble

In week one, Notre Dame destroyed a decent Nevada squad 35-0 in South Bend. Ten years ago this week, the Irish traveled to Ann Arbor to take on RichRod's second Michigan team. A Forcier to be reckoned with? The 2008 Michigan Wolverines were a complete disaster, finishing 3-9 and losing five games by 18 or [...]

By |2019-09-11T16:51:28-04:00September 11th, 2019|18S Reads, Football|13 Comments

Charlie Weis’ Last Stand: “It doesn’t get much better than that”

Last week, we set the stage for the 2009 football season and the wild ride ahead for Notre Dame. This week is game week, as the Irish took on the Nevada Wolf Pack on September 5th in South Bend. Here Comes the Pistol The teaser for this game mentioned Colin Kaepernick, who might be the [...]

By |2019-09-04T18:32:22-04:00September 4th, 2019|18S Reads, Football|18 Comments

Charlie Weis’ Last Stand: A 10-year Retrospective

The 2009 Notre Dame football season marked the end of an era in South Bend. The Irish finished 6-6 on the field after a wild season which saw 10 one-possession games and their third consecutive year of 7-wins or less. Charlie Weis was fired by second-year AD Jack Swarbrick after Weis started his career by [...]

By |2019-08-27T11:27:53-04:00August 27th, 2019|18S Reads, Football|9 Comments

Lacrosse: Ryan Wellner announced as new Defensive Coordinator

Notre Dame Fighting Irish lacrosse announced Ryan Wellner as the team's new defensive coordinator and director of recruiting.  Wellner had been the defensive coordinator at Navy since 2011 and the assistant head coach since 2017.  Prior to his term in Annapolis, he served in similar roles at Stony Brook, Stevens Institute of Technology, and the [...]

By |2019-07-17T16:50:17-04:00July 18th, 2019|18S Reads, Lacrosse|0 Comments

Lacrosse: Irish Alumni Shine in the Premiere Lacrosse League

We figure most Notre Dame fans are like us.  We intensely follow our Irish student-athletes while they are in college, only to see them scattered across the pro leagues when they graduate.  We support them as pros as best as we can, but it's hard to keep up when are on so many different teams.  [...]

By |2019-07-01T21:30:33-04:00July 1st, 2019|18S Reads, Lacrosse|0 Comments

Lacrosse: DC Gerry Byrne to become Harvard HC

The Minister of Defense, Notre Dame Lacrosse Defensive Coordinator Gerry Byrne, will be taking the head coach position at Harvard.  While this is a huge loss to the Notre Dame team, there is no assistant coach in lacrosse who has more earned a head coaching opportunity, and we wish him the best of success in [...]

By |2019-06-30T00:43:38-04:00June 30th, 2019|18S Reads, Lacrosse|0 Comments

Lacrosse: NCAA Tournament comes to Arlotta!

Notre Dame Fighting Irish lacrosse were awarded the #7 seed in the NCAA tournament and will host 9-time national champion Johns Hopkins this Sunday at 7:30, ESPNU. This will be the first night lacrosse game at Arlotta since the 2016 playoff game versus Air Force. Playoff lacrosse. Night lacrosse! The Bracket On selection Sunday, Notre [...]

By |2019-05-10T14:22:19-04:00May 10th, 2019|18S Reads, Lacrosse|0 Comments

Lacrosse: ACC Finals

Notre Dame Fighting Irish lacrosse (RPI #8 8-5) readies to face the Virginia Cavaliers (RPI #2 12-3) in the ACC Finals this Saturday at 2:00, ESPNU.  The Klockner Stadium field looks fantastic for the event. The Irish look to defend their 2018 ACC title! The Opponent Earlier this season, the Irish didn't hold a 10-5 [...]

By |2019-05-03T09:32:29-04:00May 3rd, 2019|18S Reads, Lacrosse|0 Comments