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Keith Arnold

  1. Rudolph named John Mackey tight end of the week

    Sep 15, 2010, 1:26 PM EDT

    The Irish may have lost the game 28-24, but Kyle Rudolph’s performance did not go unnoticed, as he was named John Mackey tight end of the week. Here’s the official press release: Kyle Rudolph of Notre Dame was named John Mackey Tight End of the Week by the Nassau County Sports Commission. The junior recorded…

  2. And in that corner… the Michigan State Spartans

    Sep 15, 2010, 12:40 PM EDT

    Looking to catch a good football game? Your best bet is to buy a ticket to Notre Dame vs. Michigan State, because this series usually guarantees something dramatic is going to happen, and for some reason the ticket is never as in demand as other Irish rivalries. Last year’s high-wire escape win for the Irish…

  3. Tuesday's with BK: Michigan State

    Sep 14, 2010, 5:45 PM EDT

    Brian Kelly was back with the media today, discussing the Irish, Michigan State, and what needs to happen for Notre Dame to walk out of Spartan Stadium Saturday night with a victory. Here’s a few minutes of what he said:   There’s plenty to discuss in the nearly four-minutes of video, but here are a…

  4. Shaq Evans enrolls at UCLA

    Sep 14, 2010, 5:42 PM EDT

    Wide receiver Shaquelle Evans has enrolled at UCLA, finalizing the transfer process he started just days before the Notre Dame season was set to start. ESPN’s Bruce Feldman reported early this morning that the Inglewood, California native enrolled in classes at UCLA Monday. A quick check of the UCLA directory also confirms Evans’ enrollment in…

  5. Irish turn page on the loss

    Sep 14, 2010, 12:57 PM EDT

    it’s been nearly three days since the Brian Kelly era received its first blemish, and we can now officially say that the Notre Dame football season starts. Gone is the unbridled optimism, the belief that maybe the Irish will actually win — quite literally — now. That’s not to say that this football season is…

  6. The Good, the bad the ugly: Michigan

    Sep 13, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

    A little over 24 hours after the Irish lost to Michigan 28-24, Brian Kelly was given more than a few opportunities to try and find a silver lining in the heartbreaking defeat. He never took the bait. “I’m not a real big believer in that you learn a lot after a loss,” Kelly said. “I’d…

  7. Irish recruiting picks up pair of aces with Atkinson brothers

    Sep 12, 2010, 5:34 PM EDT

    For Irish fans still feeling the after-effects of the 28-24 loss to Michigan, Notre Dame did win two important battles this weekend, picking up recruiting commitments from high-profile prospects George and Josh Atkinson this weekend. Multiple websites are reporting that the twin brothers gave their pledge to head coach Brian Kelly this weekend during their…

  8. That's what he said: Brian Kelly

    Sep 12, 2010, 5:12 PM EDT

    Here’s video of Brian Kelly talking immediately after the game on the sidelines with Alex Flanagan, as well as his post-game press conference.    

  9. Five things we learned: Notre Dame vs. Michigan

    Sep 11, 2010, 7:39 PM EDT

    Kyle Rudolph galloped down the field, looking over his shoulder for a defensive back that wasn’t going to catch him. He registered the second-longest play in the history of Notre Dame football, a 95-yard touchdown pass from Dayne Crist, who returned from a bell-ringing at the beginning of the game to ignite the Irish in…

  10. Live Blog: Notre Dame vs. Michigan

    Sep 11, 2010, 1:02 PM EDT

    For a live-stream of today’s game, click here. <a href=”” >Notre Dame vs. Michigan</a>

  11. Weekend Primer: Flashback to 1989

    Sep 11, 2010, 12:46 PM EDT

    Yesterday, Brian Kelly named Ethan Johnson and Armando Allen game captains for the showdown this afternoon against Michigan. But before we get ready to jump-start the live-blog, let’s take one more trip down Memory Lane…   Talk about a high-profile football game. No. 1 Notre Dame versus No. 2 Michigan. Enjoy watching Rocket Ismail take…

  12. Weekend Primer: Flashbacks to 1988 & 2002

    Sep 10, 2010, 6:51 PM EDT

    How about this blast from the past? 1988. A rare night game in Notre Dame Stadium. Reggie Ho gaining immortality. A field goal sailing wide that helped the Irish continue on their path to a national championship.     2002 was another great memory for Irish fans. In Return to Glory: 2002 Edition, the Irish…

  13. Pregame Twelve Pack: Michigan edition

    Sep 10, 2010, 3:00 AM EDT

    Round two of the Pregame Twelve Pack. Twelve fun facts, tidbits, leftovers, or miscellaneous musings as we into towards the Michigan game. 1. Mother Nature might be playing a factor in this one. Maybe it was Rich Rodriguez’s premonition during his Tuesday press conference, but it looks like rain for South Bend this Saturday. Here’s…

  14. Running game fueled by offensive line play

    Sep 9, 2010, 11:45 PM EDT

    Outside of the dreadful 2007 season, the Charlie Weis era put up prolific offensive numbers. But even within that offensive success, the running game never found equal footing, failing to add a worthy complement to Weis’ downfield passing attack. Breaking in new quarterback Dayne Crist and three new offensive linemen, the Irish relied on the…

  15. IBG: Apparently people really don't like Michigan

    Sep 9, 2010, 2:22 PM EDT

    This is week two of the Irish Blogger Gathering, a communal exercise where various ND bloggers get together, ask each other questions, and try to top each other with their answers. Of course I’m going to participate. Courtesy of the fine gentlemen over at Her Loyal Sons, here are the pertinent questions as we approach…

  16. Defensive line pressure key for Irish

    Sep 9, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT

    Thanks to the guys in the video department, and my new favorite toy the CableCam, we’ve got a great look at how the Irish got pressure with their front three against Purdue quarterback Robert Marve last week. Take a look at the great work Ethan Johnson, Kapron Lewis-Moore, and Ian Williams did against the Purdue…

  17. Freshman Derek Roback to transfer

    Sep 8, 2010, 9:56 PM EDT

    For the second time in a week, the Irish have lost a member of the football team to transfer. Freshman Derek Roback will be transferring to Ohio University, is reporting and the South Bend Tribune‘s Eric Hansen has confirmed after speaking with head coach Brian Kelly. Roback was one of the last commitments to…

  18. Wenger's career in doubt after second concussion

    Sep 8, 2010, 7:51 PM EDT

    Scary news after practice today from Brian Kelly, who announced that center Dan Wenger is recovering from another concussion, the second in three weeks, and an injury that clouds his future in football. “He’s had these concussions and we’re going to have to make a decision as to whether we can put him back on…

  19. Wolverines secondary takes another hit

    Sep 8, 2010, 2:23 PM EDT

    News is breaking today that Michigan sophomore safety Vladimir Emilien has decided to leave the Wolverines football program. That makes another departure from a secondary that’s already been plundered by injury and attrition. “Vlady has decided to transfer and look for other opportunities,” Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez said today. “He’s a good man and we…

  20. And in that corner… the Michigan Wolverines

    Sep 8, 2010, 7:30 AM EDT

    While most of us are still processing the opening win against Purdue, there’s no game that’s been circled on Irish calendars more than the rematch against Michigan. Last season’s stunning loss was the coronation of freshman quarterback Tate Forcier, who thanks to some questionable play-calling and mediocre defense by Notre Dame, and some impressive moxie…

  21. Tuesday's with BK: Michigan edition

    Sep 7, 2010, 2:51 PM EDT

    Brian Kelly met the media this morning to chat about Michigan and the state of the Irish team after beating Purdue 23-12 on Saturday. Here’s some video for you, courtesy of the digital team at   A few observations: I was one of the many people who thought that seeing a mobile quarterback like…

  22. Gigantic football weekend ahead

    Sep 7, 2010, 12:24 PM EDT

    Apologies for the lack of updates yesterday, but I was flying back from Chicago and enjoyed the double-whammy of travel delays and a few computer problems, but we’re back and better than ever today to get started on the now incredibly intriguing Notre Dame-Michigan showdown this Saturday. As a college football fan, if you’re not…

  23. Kelly wraps up Purdue

    Sep 5, 2010, 7:40 PM EDT

    Before we dive into a certain team from Ann Arbor that happens to be traveling to South Bend next weekend, let’s kick the tires on the 23-12 victory over Purdue one more time. Head coach Brian Kelly got on the phone this morning with the media and answered a few questions on yesterday’s game. Here…

  24. The Good, the bad, the ugly: Purdue

    Sep 5, 2010, 10:17 AM EDT

    There’s so much more good to be found here after recapping Notre Dame’s 23-12 victory over Purdue yesterday. While it’s clear that the Irish are still very much a work in progress, the key elements of a successful football team were there in spades at Notre Dame Stadium yesterday. Not wanting to fill up the…