On Stoops

By | June 12th, 2017|

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 stunned. Stoops was a pretty [...]

PF Juwan Durham To Transfer to Notre Dame

By | June 10th, 2017|

The big offseason for Irish head coach Mike Brey continues. Just a couple of weeks after Brey picked up his first commit for the 2018 class, on Saturday he received the commitment of transfer big man Juwan Durham. Durham will transfer [...]

Trading Places: Notre Dame Transfer Recap

By | June 10th, 2017|

In most football offseasons, we might see a single player head to South Bend as a Notre Dame transfer. Someone like Cody Riggs, or Avery Sebastian - a grad transfer with a single year left and something to prove. This [...]

Irish Invasion 2017 Recruiting Primer

By | June 8th, 2017|

Good morning, Irish fans! Despite the lack of consistent recruiting coverage by us over here at 18 Stripes this summer (and I do apologize for that), the Fighting Irish staff has continued to put in work all summer to land [...]

Uniform Concept: Academic Black

By | June 8th, 2017|

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 black with the Fighting Irish [...]

The Observer Ads: Six Months Later

By | June 7th, 2017|

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 some more. Today, we are [...]

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

By | June 6th, 2017|

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 earned an invite to the [...]

2017 Opponent Update: North Carolina Tar Heels

By | June 6th, 2017|

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 from 1996-97. Additionally, their two-year [...]

Scholarship Update: Two Backups Leave Notre Dame

By | June 5th, 2017|

Only a matter of days ago our 18 Stripes Twitter feed joked that the 2018 senior class was almost under 20 bodies which has always been the case in recent years and frankly happens at most schools. That was after [...]

Film Room: Notre Dame Playaction, Naked and Long

By | June 5th, 2017|

Last season, playaction passes were so insignificant that I actually forgot to tally that particular stat for my playcalling article. I have now tallied it and of the around 300 snaps I have charted just under 6% were playaction. This frequency [...]

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