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By · October 16th, 2009 · 1,789 views
Anthony Pilcher Interview With Chicago’s 670 the Score (670am)

Clashmore Mike is proud to announce that Anthony Pilcher will be interviewed live on 670 The Score tomorrow night after the Notre Dame – USC game on the Joe O. & Rock Show between 10:30 and 11pm. Listeners in the midwest can tune in to 670am and those out of range can listen via the web at 670thescore.com—click on the “Listen Live Now!” link in …

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By · August 15th, 2009 · 2,420 views
Why 2008+1=2005

“‘Right now, you’re a six and five football team. And guess what, that’s just not good enough. It’s not good enough for you and it’s certainly not going to be good enough for me.” —Charlie Weis

Those words echoed a feeling of hope that the future for the Notre Dame football team was bright and it brought temporary ease to the gruesome year that the …

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By · August 8th, 2009 · 8,424 views
What Does a Tenuta-Coached Irish Defense Look Like?

The beginning of Fall practice marks the end of a long off-season for Notre Dame football.

After limping through the second half of the 2008 campaign, questions surfaced about head coach Charlie Weis’ job security. Despite this, the Irish coaching staff hauled in a solid—albeit not great—recruiting class, and subsequently underwent several coaching changes.

If the Hawaii Bowl is any indication, the offensive woes of …

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By · June 9th, 2009 · 2,460 views
The Coaches’ Poll Slips Into Darkness

The American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) decided that transparency in revealing coaches’ voting in its final poll was a mistake. Over the four years coaches’ votes have been publicized, fans have seen a pattern of coaches promoting their own teams, sometimes shamelessly, clear conference bias and some strange votes. Rather than dealing with these issues, the AFCA, whose board members make up those coaches who …

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By · May 19th, 2009 · 2,099 views
Tim Brown: Like Smoke Through a Net

Tim Brown was to become a Pentecostal minister. His mother, Josephine, wanted him to play in the band rather than play football at Woodrow Wilson High in Dallas. SMU, which was close to home, nearly gained Brown’s commitment. While Tim Brown may still end up in Christian ministry, his football choices were all the right moves.

At Notre Dame, Tim became a football legend—an All-American …

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By · April 29th, 2009 · 1,733 views
A Clashmore Mike Roundtable: 2009’s Major Contributors

With the Blue-Gold game over and the football team taking time-off until June, the staff of Clashmore Mike sat down to determine several key players in this year’s team. Some are needed for the Irish to have a great season. Others have been named as players to watch and are expected to put up record numbers for the team or to emerge as high-profile players. …

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By · April 21st, 2009 · 1,541 views
The Art of Beating a Dead Horse

This past weekend was the annual Blue-Gold spring football game for the Fighting Irish. It was a game that, at times, lulled me to sleep and, at other times, got me excited for the young, developing talent on display. After a rigorous post-game debriefing with my brother and my dad, I was certain that the morning would bring a newspaper stuffed full of interesting perceptions …

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By · April 21st, 2009 · 1,855 views
Clashmore Mike Welcomes Michael Collins

Clashmore Mike is proud to announce the addition of Michael Collins to our team of crack writers. Michael has been one of the strongest voices in Notre Dame football at Bleacher Report for a long while and has a unique voice and keen understanding of the Fighting Irish. We’re excited to read his forthcoming contributions.

Michael will largely be responsible for covering things from a …

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By · April 3rd, 2009 · 2,142 views
Curb(ing) Your Enthusiasm

What I appreciate most about the Notre Dame fan base, and what normally annoys anyone who doesn’t bleed Blue and Gold, is our unending devotion to the Irish and our blind support of the football team—including to the point of humiliation (see: 2007). If we sit around long enough and think about the team enough, we start to rationalize why Notre Dame should go undefeated …

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By · March 21st, 2009 · 2,873 views
Spring Cleaning for the Fighting Irish

Spring cleaning…for 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 watching videos of Jerome Bettis clown-stomp the Florida Gators. However, …