Regular Season Romance & the CFB Playoffs

I’ve always given Dan Wetzel a lot of credit. Ever since I left childhood behind there was this thought inside me that sneered at bowl games and welcomed a new college football post-season format. When [...]

By | June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Football|Tags: |13 Comments

2017 Opponent Update: Miami Hurricanes

Using the S&P+ rankings the Miami Hurricanes were the second best team Notre Dame played last year. Even though the Irish went 4-8 they were able to beat the 'Canes in South Bend. Now, the [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|Categories: Football|Tags: |3 Comments

Uniform Concept: Chicago Soldier

We could lay it on thick with a bunch of corporate speak with this uniform. Something about the shade of blue corresponding to a piece of history found on campus. Something about the fabric being [...]

By | June 19th, 2017|Categories: Football|Tags: |5 Comments

Uniform Concept: In the Year 2029

Today's concept started with a pair of ideas. The first was taking some inspiration from South Carolina basketball's Under Armour shorts following their run to the Final Four this spring. From there I wanted to [...]

By | June 19th, 2017|Categories: Football|Tags: |5 Comments

2017 Opponent Update: Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Notre Dame is becoming very familiar with Wake Forest in the Brian Kelly era. This fall we will see the Irish take on the Demon Deacons for the 4th time since 2011. Notre Dame is [...]

By | June 19th, 2017|Categories: Football|Tags: |6 Comments

2017 Opponent Update: NC State Wolfpack

Notre Dame fans are well aware of the ill-timed contract extension for head football coaches. Dave Doeren went from 3-9 to 8-5 in his second season and was awarded with a $400,000 raise and 2-year [...]

By | June 16th, 2017|Categories: Football|Tags: |2 Comments

Uniform Concept: Shamrock Football

Today brings us to our 10th Notre Dame football uniform concept and it began with a simple question: Why aren't there more logos featuring a football? I had something in mind for the Irish but [...]

By | June 14th, 2017|Categories: Football|Tags: |17 Comments

2017 Opponent Update: USC Trojans

USC started 1-2 last year in embarrassing fashion with just 16 combined points against Alabama and Stanford. The Trojans switched to quarterback Sam Darnold (former 5-star Max Browne was benched and is now with Pitt [...]

By | June 13th, 2017|Categories: Football|Tags: |10 Comments

On Stoops

Late last week I was leaving work when one of the more surprising stories broke in recent college football memory. Seemingly out of nowhere Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops was retiring. Like many, I was [...]

By | June 12th, 2017|Categories: Football|Tags: |15 Comments

Uniform Concept: Academic Black

Today we publish our 9th Notre Dame football uniform concept and the second of a handful of Black for Black's Sake designs from our collection. Our first effort explained some of the challenges surrounding using [...]

By | June 8th, 2017|Categories: Football|Tags: |18 Comments

The Observer Ads: Six Months Later

We are approaching the half-year anniversary of a group of fans and alumni publishing two memorable advertisements in The Observer, Notre Dame’s student-run newspaper. When they were released we laughed, we cried, and we laughed [...]

By | June 7th, 2017|Categories: Football|Tags: , |39 Comments

2018 Recruiting: DT Ja’mion Franklin Commits to Notre Dame

Ja'mion Franklin became the 12th Notre Dame commit of the 2018 cycle when he announced for the Irish at his school today; the 6'3", 306-pound Maryland bull originally planned to announce in July, but after he [...]

By | June 6th, 2017|Categories: Football, Recruiting|9 Comments

2017 Opponent Update: North Carolina Tar Heels

Larry Fedora has built things up at North Carolina to unprecedented success for their program in modern times. Their 19 wins over the past 2 seasons is the most since the Tar Heels went 21-3 [...]

By | June 6th, 2017|Categories: Football|Tags: |1 Comment

2017 Opponent Update: Miami RedHawks

On October 8, 2016 things were looking pretty bleak for Chuck Martin. His Miami RedHawks had just been soundly defeated 35-13 on the road to an Akron team that would be obliterated 41-0 the following [...]

By | June 2nd, 2017|Categories: Football|Tags: |1 Comment

The Video Board & the Future of Advertising

In 2009, the University of Texas officially passed the University of Notre Dame for the most valuable college football program according to Forbes business magazine. In recent years, the Wall Street Journal has been doing [...]

By | June 1st, 2017|Categories: Football|Tags: |25 Comments