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Jonathan Hunn

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I have been born into a Notre Dame family and grew up just a short drive from Notre Dame's campus, but currently reside in Ashland, Ohio. That being said, I am married to Stefanie, who is very tolerant of my constant shenanigans. When I'm not busy dreaming, thinking, and talking about Notre Dame football, I enjoy playing my Xbox 360 and practicing my drums. I also periodically enjoy Bushmills Irish whiskey after dinner. I try to formulate my opinions in my articles based on a sound knowledge of the history of Notre Dame Football. I am very lucky in that I have many resources and people in my life with whom I can discuss, fantasize, and rant about the program. I hope you find my writing enjoyable.

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Game Coverage, Personnel, Staff, Statistics »

September 13th, 2010 · 2,808 views
Evaluating the Irish: Michigan Wolverines

As the Fighting Irish battled the Wolverines toward the end of the game, memories of recent seasons past flashed through my mind. In a game littered with missed assignments, blown coverage, and shoddy tackling, could the Irish squeak out a win? In a few short months with Brian Kelly, could Notre Dame shake their recent reputation of crumbling under pressure and notch a victory—one they …

Game Coverage, Personnel, Staff »

September 8th, 2010 · 2,598 views
Evaluating the Irish: Purdue Boilermakers

Turning a ship around is a long and arduous task. It takes time to get the vessel corrected. After Charlie Weis left the Notre Dame program, it had all the tools to head in the right direction, but the helm was turned the wrong way. Jack Swarbrick, Notre Dame’s Athletic Director, was charged with the task of finding a new pilot for the program and …

Miscellany, Off-Season, Staff, University »

August 11th, 2010 · 2,966 views
The Power of a Coach That “Gets It”

It’s been no secret that Notre Dame has had a string of sub-par football coaches. For 14 years, the school has bounced back and forth like a pinball from one coach to the next. The last truly successful coach for the Irish was Lou Holtz. His career at Notre Dame spanned 11 seasons: a pretty respectable tenure. But, the most impressive thing about Holtz and …

Miscellany, Off-Season, Personnel, Staff, Statistics »

March 21st, 2010 · 7,686 views
Spring Football Focus Part III: Technique and Fundamentals

Spring is definitely in the air. The trees have started to bud and most of the snow is melted away. People have pulled their grills out of the garage and the bravest of souls have taken the chance during the mildly warm weather to sport their flip-flop sandals. Fortunately, to beat the winter blues out of our systems, spring also brings spring football, much to …

Miscellany, Off-Season, Personnel, Staff »

March 13th, 2010 · 18,526 views
Spring Football Focus Part II: Conditioning

Usually, when a coach gets let go and a new regime is brought in, it’s because the original system wasn’t producing results and, like a pendulum, the administration heads to the opposite side of the philosophical spectrum. The transition can be full of bumps and many things can happen in that short period of time. You have to break a few eggs to make an …

Miscellany, Off-Season, Personnel, Staff »

March 6th, 2010 · 21,841 views
Spring Football Focus Part I: Personnel Changes

For most Notre Dame Football fans this off-season has been a whirlwind of news—a somewhat reserved excitement and hopeful optimism for what the 2010 season holds for the Fighting Irish. Notre Dame let a coach go, hired a promising replacement, said goodbye to a handful of players who are currently demonstrating their abilities for the NFL draft, welcomed eight new position coaches (nine if you …

News, Off-Season, Personnel, Staff, University »

December 11th, 2009 · 2,827 views
Under Pressure (Already)

When trying to get a high school football recruit to come to Notre Dame, one of the biggest draws is the added exposure that player will receive, not only from the fans across the nation, but professional scouts as well. Storied history? Check. Historical significance? Check. Facilities that are second to none? Check. A schedule that covers the entire nation (as well as other countries)? …

Off-Season, Personnel, Staff, University »

December 7th, 2009 · 2,265 views
Where’s Our Golden Ticket?

Since the press conference held by Notre Dame’s Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick last Monday announcing the departure of Charlie Weis, the entire Notre Dame fan base has been on the edge of their seat, constantly checking the internet and ESPN, to see if any head way has been made in the search for the next head coach of the football program. Meanwhile, Swarbrick is working …

Personnel, Recruiting, Staff, University »

November 28th, 2009 · 3,224 views
That’s Where We Went Wrong

Before Charlie Weis was officially announced as the new head coach at Notre Dame, he was preceded with praise from his colleagues and the press touting him as an offensive genius—a guru of X’s and O’s that, if anything else, could get the Irish offense firing on all cylinders. Six years later, Charlie Weis has more or less lived up to those expectations, save one …

Miscellany, Personnel, Staff »

October 17th, 2009 · 2,125 views
The Problem With Hype and History

The head coaching position for the Notre Dame football team is arguably the most high-profile position in the country. Not only do you have to deal with constant exposure and criticism from television personalities, radio broadcasters, and magazine and newspaper writers, but you also have to deal with the incredible history of your position. Three of the greatest football coaches in college or professional history …