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Irish Sports Talk: A Notre Dame Football Podcast

Irish Sports Talk is a weekly podcast covering the Notre Dame football program, player interviews, and topics related to the Fighting Irish, college football, and the NCAA.

Navy Preview w/ Ryan Thiel IST126

Brian Kelly addressed the cut block issue in his press conference but when it comes down to it how will Notre Dame handle the triple offense attack? Ryan Thiel of the Irish Turning Point offers his insight on how the BVG defense might attack the Midshipmen offense.

2014-10-30

Stewart Mandel Talks CFB Playoff & Notre Dame IST125

Stewart Mandel is a college football writer for Fox Sports and author of the The Thinking Fan's Guide to the College Football Playoff. Follow him on Twitter @slmandel for more CFB Playoff news.

2014-10-29

Opponent Recap, Playoff, ND in NFL IST124

In case you missed Notre Dame's opponents this past week you can hear our thoughts. On Tuesday, the College Football Playoff is releasing their top 25, here's our take on how Notre Dame should be ranked in the top 25. ND was well represented in the NFL this past Sunday.

2014-10-27

Notre Dame at FSU Recap IST123

Here's a breakdown of Notre Dame's loss to Florida State. Coach Thiel joins the podcast to discuss his thoughts on the play of the defense and breaks down the adjustments made by FSU offense and the ND defense.

2014-10-20

#2 Florida State Preview IST122

Undefeated #2 Florida State hosts the undefeated and #5 Fighting Irish of Notre Dame.

2014-10-15

Notre Dame Opponent Recap Week 7 IST121

Here's a quick rundown of Notre Dame's opponents from week 7 and looking forward to their next matchup.

2014-10-15

Notre Dame vs North Carolina Recap IST120

Notre Dame's 50-43 victory over North Carolina wasn't what fans expected. UNC's QB Williams had a terrific game much to the chagrin of Irish fans.

2014-10-13

North Carolina Preview IST119

Saturday at 3:30 PM Notre Dame hosts North Carolina, which is coming off a loss to Virginia Tech which marks three in a row. UNC is now 2-3 and allowing opponents to score 42 PPG.

2014-10-08

Notre Dame Opponent Recap Week 6 IST118

Here's a quick look at how Notre Dame's opponents are doing through week 6 of the college football season.

2014-10-08

Notre Dame Victory Over Stanford IST117

Notre Dame defeated Stanford 17-14 on Saturday. Ryan Thiel joins the podcast.

2014-10-06

Notre Dame 17-14 Win Over Stanford Initial Reaction IST116

Listener voice messages on their initial reaction of Notre Dame's win over Stanford.

2014-10-04

Stanford at Notre Dame Preview IST115

Hank Waddles of gomightycard.com joined the podcast to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of Stanford. And the reigning champion of score predictions, Karl of Buffalo Grove, IL makes his score prediction.

2014-10-01

Opponent Week 5 Review IST114

Here's a breakdown of what Notre Dame's football opponents did in week 5 of the college football season.

2014-10-01

Syracuse Recap w/ Ryan Thiel IST113

Notre Dame was able to hold Syracuse' offense rushing attack to 135 yards and 9 offensive points. Ryan Thiel, @RSThiel joined the podcast to break down the Irish Defense and in particular the rushing TD by Hunt in the 4th quarter.

Notre Dame's offense was sloppy as they turned the ball over 5 times and Golson was playing at championship level at times and at JV at other times. Golson destroyed the consecutive pass completion of 14, by completing 25 consecutive passes. The NCAA record is 26 passes.

2014-09-30

ND 31 - 15 Syracuse Initial Reaction IST112

Listeners of the podcast call in with their initial reaction of Notre Dame's victory 31 - 15 victory over Syracuse. The Notre Dame football program scored 30+ points in each of the first 4 games of 2014. This is the first time since 1943 that the Irish have started the season with four 30+ point games.

2014-09-28

Syracuse Preview w/ Ryan Thiel IST111

Will Notre Dame's defense be able to hold the powerful rushing attack in check? The 'Cuse are rushing like mad men, with 3 different players rushing for over 6 yards per carry.

2014-09-24

Opponent Week 4 Review IST110

Here's a quick look at Notre Dame's opponents from week 4. Check out the winners and losers.

2014-09-24

Jeremy Akers Talks OLine & Life IST109

Jeremy Akers joined the podcast to talk about his life after Notre Dame football and his thoughts on the current Notre Dame team, specifically the offensive line. Jeremy had only the highest praise for Harry Heistand and his philosophy on OLine coaching. Follow Jeremy on Twitter @JeremyAkers

2014-09-22

Defense Against Purdue w/ Ryan Thiel IST108

Ryan Thiel is back to talk defense! Notre Dame's second half defense held the Boilermakers to 0 points after giving up 14 in the first 2 quarters. Find Ryan's articles at the Irish Turning Point

2014-09-17

Purdue Recap IST107

Time for the Notre Dame 30 - 14 victory over Purdue. Tony joins in the podcast to give his thoughts and some past history with Jimmy Clausen and Dane Crist. Follow Tony on Twitter @lilirishboy. What's the reason for Notre Dame's lack of rushing productivity and how does it compare to the Charlie Weis. 

2014-09-15

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Navy Preview w/ Ryan Thiel IST126

Brian Kelly addressed the cut block issue in his press conference but when it comes down to it how will Notre Dame handle the triple offense attack? Ryan Thiel of the Irish Turning Point offers his insight on how the BVG defense might attack the Midshipmen offense.


Stewart Mandel Talks CFB Playoff and Notre Dame IST125

Stewart Mandel is a college football writer for Fox Sports and author of the The Thinking Fan's Guide to the College Football Playoff. Follow him on Twitter @slmandel for more CFB Playoff news.

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