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By · February 9th, 2011
A Clashmore Mike Roundtable: Signing Day 2011

When Brian Kelly was hired to coach at Notre Dame, one of the biggest and most legitimate¬†questions Irish supporters had was his ability to recruit on a national level. If Brian Kelly and his staff showed nothing else on National Signing Day, they responded to fans’ worries with an emphatic “yes,” and did their best […]

Miscellany, Statistics »

By · January 30th, 2011
How Good Are the Irish? A Year-End Offensive Statistical Review

It may be head coach Brian Kelly’s first year at the helm, but positive change is already tangible. While the 2008 and 2009 Irish squads finished 1-8 in November, this year’s unit went 3-0. It isn’t time to anoint Kelly the next Lou Holtz or Ara Parseghian, but Notre Dame played its best football down […]

Game Coverage, Personnel, Staff, Statistics »

By · November 23rd, 2010
Evaluating the Irish: Army Black Knights

Win six games and become bowl eligible—this was now the goal for the Fighting Irish football team. In what has become a somewhat underwhelming inaugural campaign for head coach Brian Kelly, his team adopted a desperate undertaking: making the postseason. Long gone are the days of yesteryear when Notre Dame was at the forefront of […]

Game Coverage, Personnel, Statistics »

By · November 6th, 2010
Evaluating the Irish: Tulsa Golden Hurricane

“Three things can happen when you throw the ball, and two of them are bad.” –Darrell Royal, University of Texas Following Notre Dame’s clash with the Pittsburgh Panthers, head coach Brian Kelly’s squad faced a very probable scenario of gaining some momentum with, what most people tabbed as, three “soft” opponents. The rhythm on offense, […]

Game Coverage, Statistics »

By · November 4th, 2010
Statistically Speaking: Notre Dame vs. Tulsa

A home loss to a non-BCS conference opponent is always tough. But off the heels of a blowout defeat at the hands of the Midshipmen, it hurts even worse. The 2010 Fighting Irish are beginning to look a lot like the previous two versions. Perhaps the most distinguishable characteristic of the past two teams has […]

Game Coverage, Statistics »

By · October 28th, 2010
Notre Dame vs. Tulsa: Keys to an Irish Win

Notre Dame returns home Saturday before getting a much-needed bye week. The Irish are beset with injuries on both sides of the ball and the team’s psyche is undoubtedly fragile after the decisive loss to Navy. After reeling off three-straight victories, head coach Brian Kelly’s team took a big step back in East Rutherford. Notre […]

Game Coverage, Statistics »

By · October 26th, 2010
Statistically Speaking: Notre Dame vs. Navy

It was game of superlatives. Unfortunately, they weren’t generated by Notre Dame. Navy posted the most rushing yards (367) in the 84-game series with the Irish. Backup fullback Alexander Teich ran for the most yards ever by a Midshipmen (210) against Notre Dame, and most ever by a Navy fullback in the program’s history. And […]

Game Coverage, Statistics »

By · October 22nd, 2010
Notre Dame vs. Navy: Keys to an Irish Win

The Irish travel to East Rutherford, New Jersey to take on the United States Naval Academy this weekend. Notre Dame is 14-0 in the Garden State including an 11-0 record in Meadowlands Stadium. Head coach Brian Kelly’s troops are 4-3, have won three straight, and are looking to make it four against the Midshipmen. It […]

Game Coverage, Statistics »

By · October 20th, 2010
Statistically Speaking: Notre Dame vs. Western Michigan

The game against Western Michigan provided the perfect opportunity for first-year head coach Brian Kelly’s squad to show something lacking in recent Irish teams—a killer instinct. Unfortunately, it didn’t surface , at least not in the first two quarters of play. The Broncos shrugged off an 80-yard touchdown strike from quarterback Dayne Crist to wide […]

Game Coverage, Statistics »

By · October 13th, 2010
Statistically Speaking: Notre Dame vs. Pittsburgh

Another week, another opportunity to extend an early lead and come away with a decisive victory. Much like the season-opener against Purdue, Notre Dame had Pittsburgh on the ropes with a 20-7 lead early in the third quarter, only to let the Panthers back in the game. This team hasn’t learned how to close out […]