Highlighting the Top 2020 Out of Conference Games

Are you ready for some football? Well, you'll have to wait a little while longer for the college football variety. That doesn't mean we can't look ahead to the 2020 national schedule and some of the top non-league games lurking in the distance. Full disclosure, there might be a couple games listed that are reaches [...]

By |2020-01-22T11:17:27-05:00January 22nd, 2020|Football|0 Comments

A Report on Notre Dame Football’s Most Viewed YouTube Videos

YouTube was created a few months after Charlie Weis was hired at Notre Dame and the first video uploaded to the site came in late April 2005. So, it's been around a while but in the grand scheme really not that long. Every once and a while I'll take a look at Notre Dame football [...]

By |2020-01-19T22:47:31-05:00January 19th, 2020|Football|8 Comments

3 Reactions to Notre Dame Hiring Tommy Rees as OC

Six years after a college career that saw him throw for over 7,000 yards in a golden helmet former Irish quarterback Tommy Rees has been named Notre Dame's new offensive coordinator at the fresh age of 27 years old. Rees will continue to be the quarterbacks coach--a position he has held since 2017--while running backs [...]

By |2020-01-15T21:23:30-05:00January 15th, 2020|Football|26 Comments

Advanced Stats Video Review: Iowa State

As the dust settles on the last games of the 2019 season, taking (with video!) a look at Notre Dame's advanced stats in the Camping World Bowl win over Iowa State. The Irish dominated the key categories of explosiveness, efficiency, and creating and converting scoring chances. But things were closer than they appeared in the [...]

By |2020-01-13T08:38:57-05:00January 14th, 2020|Football|16 Comments

If I Were to Update the Top 75 Worst Losses in Notre Dame History

I'm not saying I am updating the list. But if I were to do that... Things have changed and yet in a way they do stay the same. Back at our old home I once undertook the internet's castigated challenge of chronicling the worst losses in the proud history of Fighting Irish football. Some people [...]

By |2020-01-06T08:08:23-05:00January 6th, 2020|Football|14 Comments

Put It In The Books: Closing Out the 2019 Preseason Predictions

My father once said that the definition of mixed feelings is watching your mother-in-law drive off a cliff in your new Cadillac. That feels like an apt description of Notre Dame's 2019 season - it was mostly very good, but the Caddy went careening over the precipice in Ann Arbor and it's impossible for that [...]

By |2019-12-30T16:43:44-05:00December 30th, 2019|Football|33 Comments

Iowa State Review: Irish Sweep Away Cyclones

As the saying goes you can only perform against the opponents put in front of you. For the Fighting Irish following an embarrassing loss at Michigan they would finish the season with 6 straight wins and a 11-2 record. In that 6-game stretch they would be an impressive +142 in point differential concluding with a [...]

By |2019-12-28T21:32:47-05:00December 28th, 2019|Football|24 Comments

Notre Dame Sees Itself as Cruising, But the Boat Has to Dock Eventually

After a decade on the job I understand how anyone would be interested in plotting the course ahead in the Notre Dame football post-Brian Kelly world. In fact, I'm as guilty as anyone. Even among the cooler heads it's been a rocky road for the current Irish coach who faced a mountain of scrutiny in [...]

By |2019-12-20T09:23:05-05:00December 20th, 2019|Football|16 Comments

Offense Overhauled: Chip Long out as OC

The chaos of the offseason reached South Bend today, as Notre Dame and offensive coordinator Chip Long mutually agreed to part ways. First reported by Football Scoop and confirmed by South Bend Tribune's Eric Hansen and a host of other beat writers, Long was Brian Kelly's offensive coordinator for the past three seasons. Long arrived [...]

By |2019-12-11T20:54:30-05:00December 11th, 2019|Football|69 Comments

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