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Live blog: Notre Dame vs. Navy

Oct 29, 2011, 3:04 PM EDT

It’s been seven long days for both Notre Dame and Navy, both looking to get a terrible taste from their mouths after losing big games last weekend. The Irish need to forget laying an egg against USC while Navy needs to erase another heart-stopping loss, this one at the hands of East Carolina, as the 2-5 Midshipmen come to Notre Dame Stadium to continue the country’s longest uninterrupted intersectional rivalry.

As usual, you’ll have options here. If you’re looking for a way to watch the game online, click here for’s Digital player, where you’ll be able to watch the game in sparkling HD quality with DVR capabilities. Even better, if you feel like chatting with me — just ask a question inside the player.

If you’re here for the live-blog, I’ll be down-below chatting and keeping people calm throughout the afternoon. While you won’t listen, here’s one more reminder to keep the crazy in your own home, the negativity to a minimum, and just try to enjoy another wonderful football Saturday.

  1. r2row - Oct 29, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    C’mon ND!

  2. bostonjan - Oct 29, 2011 at 4:29 PM

    STUPID PLAY……why even have it available?

  3. txbeej - Oct 29, 2011 at 4:40 PM

    Please no more overhand laterals to a running back who is in motion. Please?

  4. kbay1mama4 - Oct 29, 2011 at 4:44 PM

    Prayers going out from Hawai`i to the family of Xavier Murphy. Also, just an FYI regarding mention of the “Haka.” Although popularly used by many Polynesian cultures–and more frequently organizations and institutions with Polylnesian members/players–it is a traditional Maori war challenge from New Zealand.

  5. txbeej - Oct 29, 2011 at 5:18 PM

    Couldn’t have asked for a better half, really. Navy doesn’t score but for the turnover. Rees still needs fine tuning, even his completions are rarely where they need to be to make the catch as easy as possible and maximize yardage, and he’s made a couple of decisions that were a little … scary. Yes, sophomore, etc etc.

    Clearly Kelly’s comments didn’t destroy the team or its morale. I withdraw my stated worry from earlier today and hereby declare the controversy over.

  6. ajw21 - Oct 29, 2011 at 6:52 PM

    I say Kelly knew what he was doing when making those comments. good game but one question? Is the Hendrix Package over?

  7. mgscott - Oct 29, 2011 at 7:10 PM

    If ND had better opponents then you could grade them. Playing chump schools really shows nothing. They play USC and they look like children. The bottom line is this school means nothing to the BCS year after year.

    • papadec - Oct 30, 2011 at 1:48 AM

      Hmmmmmm chump schools like Michigan (7-1), Mich St (6-2), Stanford (8-0), usc (6-2). I don’t think they consider themselves “chump schools.” And, I doubt that Purdue, Pitt, Navy, Air Force, South Florida, Wake Forest, Maryland, or BC consider themselves chumps either. So why is it that Bowl committees fall all over themselves to get ND, whenever they can?

  8. ihatemistate - Oct 30, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    Glad we won big but still think Kelly did alot of emotional damage that won’t be undone. Mantei will leave. That’s exactly why Kyle Rudolph left early also. Kelly’s relentless awful treatment of Dayne Crist (Kyle’s roommate and friend) drove Rudolph out early. He’ll never publicly admit it but I think that’s really what drove him to leave. It’s not doing any good at this point to scream like a maniac at your QB on television during the game.

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