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Anthony Pilcher

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Anthony is two-time Notre Dame graduate with a strong interest for Fighting Irish football. He specializes in statistics as well as X's and O's, thoroughly enjoying the schematic chess matches that play out over the course of the game. Anthony has been published at Blue and Gold Illustrated as well as in the Maple Street Press annual Notre Dame preview magazine Here Come The Irish. He is also the co-creator of the AV Ranking (AVR), a computer football ranking system published on Clashmore Mike and used to monitor the national college football landscape.

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Game Coverage, Personnel, Statistics »

October 15th, 2008 · 2,551 views
They Call It Powder Blue, Irish vs. Tar Heels News and Notes

You Call That A Tendency?

Charting the Irish offense from Saturday’s game against North Carolina leads to a painful—yet obvious—conclusion: Notre Dame offensive coordinator Mike Haywood telegraphs the pass. It is puzzling how the Irish still managed 383 yards through the air, a testament to the talent Notre Dame has on offense.

Disclaimer: The following analysis excludes the first two drives of the game …

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October 13th, 2008 · 1,815 views
Statistically Speaking:  Notre Dame vs. North Carolina

Despite dominating multiple statistical categories, Notre Dame was unable to come away with a victory. Coming into the game, North Carolina was an opportunistic team, capitalizing on opponents’ mistakes to win games.

The Irish certainly did their part to help the cause, ultimately giving the Tar Heels exactly what they needed to inch out a victory with their established modus operandi.

Of the six …