The Science of Hatred

Introduction: For my first piece on 18Stripes, I had to think about how I could contribute. I know less about football than Burgz or Larz (and others), and very little of recruiting compared to Brendan and Tyler (or anyone). However, I know a fair bit about scientific research - and I know a lot about [...]

By |2019-03-20T11:30:56-04:00March 20th, 2019|Football|26 Comments

The Falling Rate of White Football Players & What It Means for Notre Dame

While researching a recent article about Notre Dame's internet roster I noticed something that was impossible to ignore. Comparing the 2010 Fighting Irish roster versus the 2018 roster there appeared to be far fewer white players recently on campus. So, this sent me down a rabbit hole to bring you this content today. First, a [...]

By |2019-03-05T20:55:19-04:00March 5th, 2019|Football|24 Comments

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

Notre Dame Finds the Fairway with New RB Coach Lance Taylor

Lance Taylor will replace outgoing Irish legend Autry Denson as the new Notre Dame running backs coach, per multiple news reports. There's no official confirmation from the university yet (thanks O'Leary!), but if Taylor's Twitter header photo is any indication there's nothing to worry about on that front. No doubt one of the major attractions [...]

By |2019-01-28T12:30:47-04:00January 28th, 2019|Football, Recruiting|12 Comments

18S Draft: Next CFP Champion Not Named Clemson or Bama

Clemson just won the title with one of the more dominant seasons in recent memory. Nick Saban and Alabama have owned much of the decade, and been a part of every single College Football Playoff to date. Trevor Lawrence has two more seasons before he's draft eligible, Tua Tagovailoa one more. It got us thinking [...]

By |2019-01-22T22:34:38-04:00January 22nd, 2019|Football|23 Comments