Here it is- THE BIG ONE! Of all my 77 in 77s, this is my piece de resistance. The team I cover the most, Chicago's home college football team, the program covered in the media unlike any other. Yes, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, the most storied and well-documented team in the history of the game. This preview will be longer than the others, so let's get right to … [Read more...] about #10 Notre Dame Fighting Irish: College Football 77 in 77
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In last season's wins over Utah, Army and USC, the Notre Dame defense allowed an average of just 233.3 yards per game. In the first nine games of the season, the Fighting Irish allowed 393.1 yards per game. After surrendering 20+ points in six of the first nine contests in 2010, the Irish rebounded from their 4-5 start to go 4-0 down the stretch (including the Sun Bowl win over … [Read more...] about Notre Dame’s Biggest Strength: Possibly Defensive Front 7
Notre Dame Head Coach Brian Kelly said today that Senior Dayne Crist will be the starting quarterback in the season opener versus South Florida September 3rd. Tommy Rees was the other starting candidate,and Kelly said the difference between the two QBs was very small. Last year, Crist started 9 games before a knee injury sidelined him for the season. ND went 4-5 in his … [Read more...] about Notre Dame Names Dayne Crist Starter at Quarterback
The #1 storyline surrounding Notre Dame football this preseason is who will be the #1 quarterback, as senior Dayne Crist battles sophomore Tommy Rees for the coveted QB1 gig. Crist opened 2010 as the starter, but went down in midseason with injury. Rees took over and finished the season 4-0, leading to the QB controversy we have today. Crist is bigger and taller, with a … [Read more...] about Potential Notre Dame Starting QB Tommy Rees Grew up a Northwestern Fan
If there was one weak link in Notre Dame last season, it was without question the ground game. If you look at the national rankings, on offense: 67th in scoring, 92nd in rushing, 34th in passing, 61st in total yardage. Defense: 23rd in scoring , 50th in rushing, 54th in passing, 50th in total yards. 2010 was also the first year since 1971 that the Fighting Irish failed to … [Read more...] about Notre Dame Running Game in 2011: What can be expected from Cierre Wood?