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Running With the Midshipmen – Navy vs. Notre Dame Preview

This past Saturday’s primetime matchup against the Tarheels marked Notre Dame’s seventh win of the season with a 44-34 final score and demonstrated two key takeaways in my opinion: first, the Irish defense will need to significantly improve on their tackling if Notre Dame wants to finish the season with only one loss; and second, […]

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New Found Offense Taking on the Heels

Notre Dame was able to tally their fourth win in a row over USC this past Saturday and the eighth out of 11 under Brian Kelly thanks to one of the most complete performances seen this year.  Almost all facets of this Irish program have taken a step forward (better late than never) and seem […]

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It’s Rivalry Week: USC vs. Notre Dame

Following the come from behind victory over Virginia Tech, Notre Dame has made it to the halfway point in this 2021 college football season with a 5-1 record.  The games have been far from pretty, but Coach Kelly has managed to squeak out a lot of favorable outcomes up to this point.  Coming off a […]

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Assessing Notre Dame’s QB Situation

Following Notre Dame’s loss to Cincinnati, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly remarked that his coaching staff needed to move past its “flavor of the week” management of the quarterback position. However, only one week later, and after experiencing another juggling act at QB, Coach Kelly’s remark might actually be an understatement. Perhaps the flavor […]

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Coan Takes on Former Team in the Windy City

The 12th ranked Fighting Irish were able to continue their winning ways this past Saturday as they took down the drum-less Purdue Boilermakers with a final score of 27-13 to move on to 3-0 on the year.  This marked the 105th win in Brian Kelly’s Notre Dame tenure, tying him with the great Knute Rockne for most […]

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First Quarter Report Card

With Notre Dame’s first three games in the books this season, it’s time to examine how the various Irish units have performed to date. The good news: Notre Dame is still undefeated, and there is plenty of room for improvement. The bad news: there is PLENTY of room for improvement. The Irish will need to […]

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Is the Sky Falling? Toledo Recap + Purdue Preview

Too close for comfort seems to be the theme for the start of the 2021 Notre Dame football season.  The Irish squeaked out another victory this past Saturday against Toledo in a 32-29 game and I don’t even know where to begin with the breakdown of this year’s team.  After two consecutive weeks of less […]