#10 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Purdue Boilermakers Game Preview

This week brings a sense of symmetry and symbolism as Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly will tie Knute Rockne for most wins in school history should he defeat the opponent in front of him on Saturday. That opponent is the Purdue Boilermakers, the very first team he faced as ND coach back in 2010.

“I see it a little differently,” Kelly said of the approaching milestone. “It means longevity. It means stability. It means winning. But it doesn’t mean anything else relative to comparisons or who’s better. Those things don’t mean much to me. I came here to do a job, and that was to bring Notre Dame back to its winning traditions.”

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Brian Kelly Nears ND Wins Record, Biggest Wins and Losses, Part 3

Notre Dame Head Coach Brian Kelly is just now three wins behind Knute Rockne for the most all time by a Fighting Irish mentor. So an ACC title game win tomorrow (game preview at this link), plus two College Football Playoff victories and he would end the 2020 season knotted up with the patriarch of ND Football.

In a case of very strange coincidence, or perhaps just the circle of life, Rockne’s first season in charge was 1918. And as you might have read about online, or seen on the news, 1918 and 2020 have something in common, so how strange it would be if Kelly can tie the mark this season.

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Brian Kelly Nears ND Victory Record, Listing Biggest Wins, Losses Part 2

For #2 Notre Dame the ACC Title Game, against #4 Clemson kicks off Saturday night in Charlotte. The 10-0 (9-0 in ACC play) Fighting Irish handed the Tigers (9-1, 8-1) their only loss of the season back on Nov. 7. Yet the Irish are underdogs here again, almost as substantially an underdog as they were last mont when the two teams clashed in South Bend.

If you’re into sports betting then you probably know that Clemson are 7.5 point favorites here, with a moneyline of -350. The Irish were 8 point dogs heading into the big upset of the then #1 Tigers. For this game, the moneyline prices them at +260.

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Brian Kelly Nears ND Victory Record, Listing Biggest Wins, Losses Part 1

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Yesterday, in a blowout of Syracuse on Senior Day, Ian Book become the all-time winningest quarterback in Notre Dame history. He led the Fighting Irish to victory number 30, by the score of 45-21 over the Orange, and now the ACC Title Game against Clemson awaits a week from Saturday.

As one ND victory record falls, another one approaches. Head Coach Brian Kelly is just now three behind Knute Rockne for the most wins all time by a Fighting Irish Head Coach. So an ACC title game win, plus two College Football Playoff victories and he would end the 2020 season knotted up with the Godfather of ND Football.

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Notre Dame Should Easily Handle Florida St. in Blue Blood Battle

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Notre Dame will open the 2021 season by making a visit to every American’s favorite state- Florida! (I’m sure you picked up on the sarcasm there). The road back, potentially, to another College Football Playoff berth begins with a visit to Doak Campbell Stadium, where they’ll face the Florida State Seminoles.

It’s a match-up of college football program royalty, program wise, as these two schools are both among the bluest of the blue bloods. Florida State, as you know, has fallen way down from their perch lately, but they shouldn’t be taken lightly, as this Noles roster is loaded with talent.

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Quick Guide to the Top College Football Teams of 2021

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American Football is a national pastime. More than baseball, it’s America’s obsession, with the Superbowl being a near-religious experience. However, many die-hard fans already know where the true heart and soul of football exists. 

College football has long held the attention of the American public, and for a good reason. The teams are more localized, as is the experience of attending their games and cheering. 

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Notre Dame S Kyle Hamilton is the Best DB in College Football

Notre Dame Safety Kyle Hamilton did “not throw away his shot” and making a name for himself, as soon as he arrived in South Bend. Sure, there’s still a million things he hasn’t “done, but just you wait, just you wait.”

Okay I’ll stop now with the references to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical. But Hamilton, as blue as a blue chip recruit can be, made an instant impact as a freshman, finishing seventh on the team in tackles (41), tied for second in passes defended (6) while leading the team in interceptions (4) and scoring the only defensive touchdown in 2019.

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2021 Notre Dame Season Preview and College Football Playoff Odds

It was a very strange college football season in 2020, and the whole affair had to be taken with a grain of salt. It all played out with a very familiar script though, as Notre Dame saw themselves get walloped by Clemson, and then Alabama, in a postseason that followed up an undefeated regular season.

Yep, we’ve seen this show before (2012, 2018) and this definitely factors into the College Football Playoff prospects and futures for the upcoming season. When you find additional information on bookmakers futures and odds for the CFP, you’ll see the Irish almost always outside the top 10 favorites.

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Why Notre Dame QB Ian Book Fits in with the New Orleans Saints

In his media opps with the Notre Dame media heading into the NFL Draft, quarterback Ian Book often spoke of his height, and how that was holding his draft stock down.

“Not many people thought he’d get picked in the fourth round,” said Book’s college coach, Brian Kelly, on media Zoom this morning. “Now he’s got a chance to compete for a starting position.” Book was drafted by the New Orleans Saints with the 28th pick of the fourth round (133rd overall).

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Notre Dame to Chargers Pipeline Could Continue in NFL Draft

The Los Angeles (it’s still difficult to not call them San Diego) Chargers are beloved by some neutrals and even non-football fans due to their powder blue and yellow color scheme. Many will tell you that their uniforms are the best in the league. They do have a dark navy blue offering, which is somewhat reminiscent of Notre Dame.

Just turn that yellow a bit closer to gold and you’ve got it, and by it I mean “Notre Dame Southwest.” The 2020 roster had four former Fighting Irish players on the roster: Donte Vaughn Alohi Gilman, Drue Tranquill and Jerry Tillery.

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2021 NFL Mock Draft 4-29-21 Final Edition

Welcome to our latest of our 2021 NFL mock draft! You can get ready for the NFL draft this weekend (Thu-Sat) with the latest NFL betting odds.

They’ll come in handy this NFL season too. The 2021 NFL talking season begins now, starting Thursday night, and you’ll need to do your due diligence, so that you can have all the vital stats and information.

Far as we know, we’re the only independently owned, mom and pop shop website that produces a mock draft for all four major American sports. For our latest MLB mock draft go here, the latest NBA mock is linked here and the NHL can be found here.

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2022 NFL Mock Draft Version 1.0

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Welcome to our very first 2022 NFL mock draft! For our latest 2021 NFL mock go here. Team needs were sometimes, but mostly not taken into account here. Our projections for the 2021 Draft were rarely, but most often not taken into account. The order is of course based on how we feel the NFL will play itself out in 2021.

Here is the link to a list of 70 of the worst NFL Draft cliches, buzzwords and other pointless word salad.

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