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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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?
“The quarterback spot? I really don't know. I’m taking all suggestions. I can make a case passionately for any of the four. We can't go into the season not knowing what we're doing. We can’t do musical chairs.” Those are the words of Irish football coach Brian Kelly last month when he spoke at an IMG sales luncheon in Chicago for clients of Notre Dame’s football radio … [Read more...] about Notre Dame Offense: Too Early Season Preview
Quarterback is the most high profile position in all of team sports. At Notre Dame, the most high profile program in college football, it takes on an even greater prestige and responsibility. Think of all the highly publicized quarterbacks in ND history: Brady Quinn, Jimmy Clausen, Joe Theismann, Steve Beuerlein. There’s even a subgroup of stars who wore the same number … [Read more...] about What can Notre Dame Expect from new QB Dayne Crist?