#6 Notre Dame football game preview (vs UMass)


If Notre Dame football is left out of the college football playoff this postseason, it might be due to their schedule. Those schedule issues aren’t related to this week, even though UMass does represent the weakest game on their schedule. The only threat the Minutemen provide here is the chance of ND “looking ahead” to their big road test at #11 Clemson the following week.

It’s not UMass dragging down their schedule that’s the biggest issue, it’s 1.) the ACC is the runt of the power five conference litter and 2015 Notre Dame football features an ACC heavy schedule and 2.) ND not being in a conference title game could hurt them. We saw that last season with TCU and Baylor.

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Chelsea, Arsenal, Juve, BVB have some fans at Notre Dame

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American college football players are embracing global international football (what us Yanks call soccer) at a rate you wouldn’t believe. Yes, a lot of it has to do with the FIFA video game, but still, American millenials love international soccer. The beautiful game is huge among the 2015 Notre Dame football roster.

Fighting Irish wide receiver Chris Brown broke it down Saturday, following his team’s 30-22 win over #14 Georgia Tech:

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Chicago Blackhawks made impression at Notre Dame


Tonight the Chicago Blackhawks host the Detroit Red Wings to begin the preseason. They opened training camp this past weekend at Notre Dame’s Compton Ice Arena in South Bend. Camp opened with a dumpster fire of a press conference that featured Patrick Kane, John McDonough and ND grad Stan Bowman.

We’ve already covered what a huge mistake it was for Patrick Kane to do Q&A. We’ve already detailed how the biggest loser of that day might have been Team President McDonough, as he was everything on Thursday that he’s not known to be.

Now it’s time for a break from that.


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Notre Dame football suffers yet another devastating injury (Update)


Beating the #14 ranked team in the country at home is not usually “a program win” for Notre Dame football. Especially so when that scenario is a “pick’em” kind of game. Some sports books had ND as the favorite, others had Georgia Tech as the favorite, and the line was not heavy in either direction.

Yet Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly kept referring to today’s 30-22 triumph as a “program win,” and he’s totally right. That’s due to all the serious injuries the team has suffered so far this season.

Coincidentally, another major injury setback was suffered today.

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C.J. Prosise has big breakout game for Notre Dame


Running back C.J. Prosise is among the fastest, if not the fastest player on #8 Notre Dame. He broke off a 91-yard-touchdown run in the fourth quarter that turned a somewhat close game with #14 Georgia Tech into a complete blowout. It was also the longest run in Notre Dame Stadium history.

“I saw the crease and I just took off,” said Prosise.

“definitely a great honor to have that and my name be in here forever.”

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Actual “Rudy” play: video of Notre Dame vs Georgia Tech 1975


“Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!”

With #16 Georgia Tech coming to South Bend to take on #8 Notre Dame on Saturday (full game preview and prediction at this link), it’s time to re-visit the actual play and player that inspired the “Rocky” of college football movies.

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#8 Notre Dame football game preview (#14 Georgia Tech)


“How come everybody wanna be keep it like the Kaiser?”Anthony Kiedis asked us in the early ’90s. Notre Dame football fans are hoping Kizer can keep it like Ohio State quarterbacks J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones. That’s a tall order for freshman and new QB1 DeShone Kizer, who gets his first start against arguably the toughest team on Notre Dame’s schedule.

Clemson is good, but Tech is the class of the ACC. They slaughtered Mississippi State in the Orange Bowl and gave SEC power Georgia the what for last year. GT returns a deep, talented roster that is just as underrated as Florida State is overrated. For Notre Dame football nation, Saturday is a season defining kind of game.

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Who is new Notre Dame QB1 DeShone Kizer?


Last week Notre Dame lost their top running back, Tarean Folston, for the season to a knee injury. This week, it’s starting quarterback Malik Zaire who is gone for the season, due to a fractured ankle. People love to throw around the cliche “luck of the Irish”with Notre Dame, but what exactly would you call this?

Losing your starting RB and QB by week two is as unlucky as it gets. So where do the Fighting Irish go now with new QB1 DeShone Kizer?

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#11 Notre Dame football game preview (Texas week 1)


Bone up on your Friday Night Lights, Notre Dame football fans. The Texas Longhorns, predicted to finish anywhere between 5th and 7th in the 10 team Big 12, come to town for a nightcap opener. Texas doesn’t boast of any All-American candidates, or sure-fire NFL first round draft picks. You see the name brand Texas and think “clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose,” but that’s not true.

There’s a reason #11 ND is the heavy favorite in this one; Texas is mediocre. It’s going to take awhile for Charlie Strong to get this program turned around.

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Brady Quinn predicts Notre Dame’s 2015 season


Brady Quinn didn’t have the greatest NFL career, but his punditry career seems to be off to a good start. Yes, he’s displaying a bit of Notre Dame homerism with his college football playoff picks, but it’s certainly nothing like the delusional dreck we got use to hearing from Lou Holtz on ESPN’s College Game night Final.

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Big and bold 2015 College Football Season Predictions

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An eight team College Football Playoff, it’s gonna happen sooner rather than later, and ESPN is the entity that will force it through. Of all the predictions made on this page, the following is the only one that I KNOW WILL HAPPEN:

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Notre Dame WR Chris Brown is a Borussia Dortmund fan

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The trend of college football stars embracing world football continues. Notre Dame Wide Receiver Chris Brown is a big supporter of Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund; who are currently in first place. Northwestern wideout Christian Jones is a Tottenham Hotspur fan. You can hear his Premier League picks at this link. Jones’ teammate Ifeadi Odenigbo likes Manchester City.

Former Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner was honored to have his picture taken with Manchester United icon Ryan Giggs, and Wolverines football players were thrilled to see Cristiano Ronaldo take to the pitch in his home stadium last summer.

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