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Keith Arnold

  1. The good, the bad, the ugly: Boston College

    Oct 25, 2009, 7:00 PM EDT

    Yesterday’s 20-16 win got Notre Dame back into the Top 25, but still left much to be desired. With the offense kept in check by a solid defensive game plan and good field management, the Irish once again had to fight and scratch to win a football game. With Notre Dame’s maligned defense forcing five…

  2. The Jimmy / Gunnell mess

    Oct 25, 2009, 3:00 PM EDT

    So, apparently a whole bunch of people noticed the little skirmish after the game between Jimmy Clausen and Rich Gunnell. I did, too. To catch you up if you didn’t, Jimmy went over to shake hands with Gunnell, presumably to congratulate him on shredding the Irish secondary, and Gunnell stuck a finger in Jimmy’s face…

  3. Five things we learned: Notre Dame vs. Boston College

    Oct 24, 2009, 9:00 PM EDT

    There were no style points rewarded, but in the end the Irish came out victorious. As Boston College freshman quarterback Dave Shinskie’s pass hit linebacker Brian Smith in the chest, Notre Dame won another football game that was too close for comfort, and left many Irish fans scratching their head, wondering what — if any…

  4. T minus 3 hours…

    Oct 24, 2009, 12:30 PM EDT

    We’re three hours away from kickoff, and the big question has to be “does Notre Dame show up or come out flat?” I fully expect Coach Weis to have a say in that, and if the conditions make it possible, the Irish should open up with some offensive fireworks. Whatever the case, if there’s one…

  5. Breaking down the Eagles

    Oct 23, 2009, 2:30 PM EDT

    My apologies for not getting to a opponent preview this week. I could give you a dozen different excuses, but I’m going with “my dog ate it.” It was a really great one, too. Instead, I offer you two different previews — one from the guys at Rakes of Mallows and the other from the…

  6. Notre Dame fills 2010 slate with Western Michigan and Tulsa

    Oct 23, 2009, 10:00 AM EDT

    Well, any hope that Irish athletic director Jack Swarbrick was using his high-level negotiating skills to wheel and deal an exciting home game for next season has officially gone out the window. That’s because Notre Dame and Western Michigan  signed on the dotted line and agreed to play next season on October 16th. Joining the…

  7. Weis talks Boston College… kind of.

    Oct 23, 2009, 7:30 AM EDT

    Charlie Weis met with members of the media after practice Thursday to talk about the upcoming game against Boston College. While the session was relatively brief, and relatively light on BC Eagle related material, here are some things that came out of the session. * Robby Parris is healed. Like I mentioned this morning, Robby…

  8. Tenuta and Brown face their biggest test

    Oct 22, 2009, 2:30 PM EDT

    I wasn’t able to find a transcript of Jon Tenuta’s remarks yesterday, but I was able to watch about 3:30 minutes of his comments. I was actually surprised that he seemed in good spirits, although I supposed it would’ve been a bad sign if we saw a guy with gigantic bags under his eyes looking…

  9. Parris healing quickly

    Oct 22, 2009, 11:00 AM EDT

    Getting carried off the field in the fourth quarter against USC, I quietly said goodbye to Robby Parris, almost assuming that the hit he took combined with the awkward position he landed in, meant he did something that would cost him the rest of the season. Yet during Charlie Weis’ Tuesday press conference, he was…

  10. Purdue locked in until 2021

    Oct 22, 2009, 7:30 AM EDT

    There were whispers that Purdue’s long-standing spot on the Notre Dame schedule was coming to an end. John Taylor over at CFT was all over this, even taking a look back at some of the static created by Wisconsin athletic director (and former Notre Dame coach) Barry Alvarez this summer when rumors of a Wisconsin-Notre…

  11. That's what he said: Mr. Floyd

    Oct 21, 2009, 10:30 AM EDT

    You know it’s getting close to his return when Charlie and company have Michael Floyd getting some media time. While Floyd downplays his pregame workouts, I can assure you that seeing first hand the way he was warming up, it certainly wasn’t a “joke.” That’d be like saying that Kevin Garnett is really joking when…

  12. Detonating the big play

    Oct 21, 2009, 7:30 AM EDT

    Right now the Irish defense is a mess. A 104th placed mess that is giving up a whopping 419 yards per game and 6.3 yards per play. Making those stats even worse is the fact that Notre Dame’s offense has been very good, including a Top-15 rating in total time of possession. Basically, the Irish…

  13. Tuesdays with Charlie: Boston College edition

    Oct 20, 2009, 6:00 PM EDT

    Here’s the video from Weis’ press conference today.

  14. Thoughts on the Presser

    Oct 20, 2009, 4:00 PM EDT

    Tuesday session with the media was a combination platter of sorts. Charlie Weis first addressed questions regarding the USC game, then went on to preview Boston College. We’ll have video highlights for you to watch, but here are some interesting bits from the presser: * The defense has officially been put on notice. “I been…

  15. John Goodman: secret weapon?

    Oct 20, 2009, 3:51 PM EDT

    Check out the video of John Goodman, who was featured prominently in the USC gameplan. (Video from the press conference and analysis to come…)

  16. We'll see if there's fight in the Irish this Saturday

    Oct 20, 2009, 7:30 AM EDT

    One positive coming out of the loss to USC is that the Irish won’t have much time to dwell on it. That’s because the reviled Boston College Eagles come to town intent on extending a winning streak of their own. Boston College didn’t look like much of an opponent early in the season. With an…

  17. Recruiting recap

    Oct 19, 2009, 3:00 PM EDT

    One of the better ways to pull ourselves out of the USC hangover is to take a quick look at the recruits that came and visited over the weekend. As I mentioned before the game, there was an abundance of talent on campus, and from the sounds of it, the early returns are very good.…

  18. Turning the page on USC

    Oct 19, 2009, 7:30 AM EDT

    Okay, I think we can all agree that nobody is ready to turn the page on Saturday’s game, but for the good of all things sane, we’re going to do it anyway. We’ve got the video guys humming on some stuff that is pretty cool, so we’ll take a few steps back and look at…

  19. Why I can't write the easy story

    Oct 18, 2009, 3:00 PM EDT

    I stayed up too late last night. Working on three hours of sleep, I didn’t leave the stadium until 10:00pm, trying to get some work down and slugging through the Five Things We Learned. Even after trying to wrap this game up with the Good, Bad, and Ugly, I’m still struggling with the defeat. But…

  20. The good, the bad, the ugly: USC

    Oct 18, 2009, 10:00 AM EDT

    Waking up today, it still feels the same way. Another heart-breaker against the hated Trojans, and Irish fans have to be wondering when this losing streak will come to an end. I haven’t rewatched the game yet, but I can’t stop thinking about three or four close plays that the Irish secondary almost made on…

  21. Five things we learned: Notre Dame vs. USC

    Oct 17, 2009, 7:34 PM EDT

    And in the end, it wasn’t meant to be. As Jimmy Clausen’s pass hit the well-clipped end zone grass, the last scene of this movie was what Irish and Trojan fans have come to expect. Yet the way we got there… that’s where the story got interesting. In the end, there are no moral victories,…

  22. Grass length won't be an issue

    Oct 17, 2009, 3:16 PM EDT

    I figured this was worth sharing, since the length of the grass seems to be a topic much enjoyed by a few people in the Trojan camp. Here’s a quick look at Little Charlie Weis’s Adidas on the grass today. Needless to say, the length of the grass isn’t going to be an issue today. …

  23. I'm not saying, but I'm just saying…

    Oct 17, 2009, 3:09 PM EDT

    Okay, I understand that we’ve been told that (Mister) Michael Floyd won’t be available to play until Navy or Pitt or sometime in November, but I was just down on the field watching warm-ups and #3 was running around pretty good, with cleats laced up and catching passes. He certainly had the look of a…