Advanced Stats Preview: Stanford

Previewing a rivalry game between Notre Dame and Stanford that now looks like a temporary lifesaver for the winner and another nail in the coffin for the loser. If looking for additional information on the statistics and terms used here, great starting points are Football Studyhall’s Advanced Stats Glossary, Bill Connelly’s Five Factors, and Brian Fremeau’s [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:26:53-04:00October 14th, 2016|Football|10 Comments

Five Factors Review: NC State

Storm clouds keep gathering over the Notre Dame football program after a 10-3 loss at NC State. Taking a look at run/pass splits and success rates, and how the Irish missed opportunities to capitalize on field position advantages. Confused? Check out the advanced-stats glossary here. Explosiveness Let’s get this out of the way first – [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:26:53-04:00October 11th, 2016|Football|1 Comment

Advanced Stats Preview: Syracuse

Praying that the defense will have better luck against this Art Briles disciple than the last one, and anticipating a shootout with two defenses that have been shredded by every good offense they've encountered. If looking for additional information on the statistics and terms used here, great starting points are Football Studyhall’s Advanced Stats Glossary, Bill [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:26:59-04:00September 30th, 2016|18S Reads|7 Comments

Advanced Stats Preview: Duke

Our advanced stats preview takes a look at Notre Dame versus Duke as the Irish try to rebound from a 1-2 start. If looking for additional information on the statistics and terms used here, great starting points are Football Studyhall’s Advanced Stats Glossary, Bill Connelly’s Five Factors, and Brian Fremeau’s FEI ratings. Duke Offense vs. Notre [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:27:00-04:00September 23rd, 2016|Football|6 Comments

Aliz’e Jones This Year’s Academic Casualty

Notre Dame sophomore tight end Aliz'e Jones will miss the entire season due to academic issues, coach Brian Kelly confirmed this afternoon. Jones will be allowed to practice with the team, but not play. Jones, a huge recruit in ND's 2015 class, started five games last year and caught 13 passes for 190 yards. However, [...]

By |2016-08-03T19:43:58-04:00August 3rd, 2016|18S Reads, Football|27 Comments

Film Room: Texas Offensive Preview Part 2

Welcome to part two of my preview of the Texas Longhorns offense.  You can check out part one here. After taking a high-level view of new Texas offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert’s offense at Tulsa, today we’ll dig into the actual x’s and o’s. First, let’s get one thing out the way.  If you are as [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:27:13-04:00July 28th, 2016|18S Reads, Film Room, Football|4 Comments

Why Play Michigan?

Notre Dame fans, especially scheduling buffs like myself, are already very familiar with the recent chatter that the Notre Dame/Michigan football series, left for dead as recently as 2014 when ND won the final scheduled game 37-0 (#RememberThe6), looks to be on its way back. Both sides have expressed interest in scheduling a future series, [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:27:17-04:00July 6th, 2016|Football|12 Comments