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Miscellany, Off-Season, Recruiting »

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, Off-Season, Statistics »

By · August 19th, 2010
2010 Season Predictions Survey Results

Thanks to all who participated in the 2010 Season Predictions Survey. When the data to support this analysis was gathered, over 1,500 votes had been cast. The primary goal of this exercise is to move beyond simply estimating a win-loss record. Selecting the percent confidence in a win on a game-by-game basis is not only […]

Miscellany, Statistics »

By · October 10th, 2009
How Good Are the Irish? A Mid-Year Offensive Statistical Review

Bye weeks are good for many things. For head coach Charlie Weis this week was an opportunity to rest key personnel with injuries, self-scout the first five games, and get the reserves meaningful practice repetitions. For fans it is a chance to reflect on (and potentially readjust) their season expectations and, this year, to get […]

Game Coverage, Off-Season »

By · April 20th, 2009
2009 Blue-Gold Game Reactions

The 2009 Blue-Gold Game at Notre Dame Stadium threatened to turn into a snooze-fest for the fans and it appeared, for a significant number of those in attendance, that this ended up being the case. As numerous publications and pundits cautioned before the game, it can be futile to infer too much about the status […]

News, Off-Season, Personnel »

By · March 21st, 2009
Spring Cleaning for the Fighting Irish

Spring cleaning‚Ķfor anyone who isn’t a spitting image of Danny Tanner, this term evokes many feelings of disgust, hate, and loathing. At least, that’s what I feel when I think of spring cleaning. It’s a tedious task that usually takes up an entire Saturday–a Saturday that could be spent watching TV, playing video games, or […]

Miscellany, Off-Season »

By · March 18th, 2009
Improving the Irish Rushing Attack: Personnel, Predictability, and Synergy

At times during the 2008 season the Irish offense looked like a passing juggernaut. Other times Notre Dame sputtered when faced with a short field, frequently failing to produce an effective rushing attack. This led to poor red zone and third down efficiency that cost the Irish more than one game. In fact, many of […]