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Notre Dame, Manti Te'o spoof t-shirt (photo)

Notre Dame, Manti Te'o spoof t-shirt (photo)
The Manti Te’o saga just keeps getting weirder and weirder. An NFL player believes that Te’o’s (man constantly writing this double apostrophe thing is getting weird) fake dead girlfriend Lennay Kekua is real. Notre Dame Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick decided that the school would attach their ultimate ruling in the court of public opinion to... Read more »

Big Struggles Ahead for Notre Dame, Brian Kelly in 2012?

Big Struggles Ahead for Notre Dame, Brian Kelly in 2012?
Yesterday was a big day for the Notre Dame football team on the field, as they absolutely thrashed Navy 56-14, routing a team that has had their number in recent years. But being mediocre and destroying somebody bad doesn’t cover up the larger issues at work in South Bend. This week marked the one-year anniversary... Read more »

Manti Te'o Leads Notre Dame Defense Into Battle

Manti Te'o Leads Notre Dame Defense Into Battle
Expectations are always high for both Manti Te’o and Notre Dame. Te’o, an inside linebacker who graduated from the same high school as President Barack Obama, is one of those all-worldly college football recruits that earn the highest ratings possible from every recruiting service imaginable. Both ESPNU and the Sporting News rated him the top... Read more »

Extremely Comprehensive 2011 Notre Dame Football Season Preview

Here it is- THE BIG ONE! Of all my 77 in 77s, this is my piece de resistance. The team I cover the most, Chicago’s home college football team, the program covered in the media unlike any other. Yes, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, the most storied and well-documented team in the history of the... Read more »

Notre Dame's Biggest Strength: Front Seven on Defense

In last season’s wins over Utah, Army and USC, the Notre Dame defense allowed an average of just 233.3 yards per game. In the first nine games of the season, the Fighting Irish allowed 393.1 yards per game. After surrendering 20+ points in six of the first nine contests in 2010, the Irish rebounded from... Read more »

Notre Dame Defense: WAY Too Early 2011 Season Preview

In 2010, the Notre Dame defense improved dramatically over its 2009 output, making big leaps in scoring defense (63rd nationally to 23rd), interceptions (50th to 19th) and sacks (89th to 54th). Those numbers come mostly from the final four games, when they seem to just “get it,” a stark contrast from the first nine games... Read more »

Notre Dame Upsets #14 Utah, but Still Plenty of Work Left

The Irish got exactly what they needed on a rainy Saturday afternoon in South Bend. Facing a Utah team hoping to prove last week was the exception, not the rule, Notre Dame made a loud statement.  Freshman QB Tommy Rees executed Brian Kelly’s spread effectively, and the defense only allowed three points. Coming off of... Read more »

Blue Chip LB Mante Te'o leads Notre Dame's Defense

Notre Dame head Coach Brian Kelly made it quite clear at Media Day who his leader on defense will be this season. “There are guys that people gravitate towards. There are guys that set a standard for the way they play. And right now it’s (Manti) Te’o on defense and (Michael) Floyd on offense,” Kelly... Read more »
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