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  1. Shaw talks challenges of going to South Bend

    Oct 11, 2012, 2:11 AM EST

    David Shaw

    Even though David Shaw hasn’t lost to Notre Dame in three years, that doesn’t mean he’s taken the game against the Irish lightly. In fact, Shaw — just like Brian Kelly — settled in to his media obligations a few minutes late. He was studying Manti Te’o. Shaw talked about what his Cardinal face in…

  2. And in that corner… The Stanford Cardinal

    Oct 10, 2012, 12:17 PM EST

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    The Irish are well into their preparation for David Shaw’s Stanford team. As Brian Kelly and his coaching staff lay out the challenges in front of the team this week, they’ll be able to get a true measure of where this football team is from a physical perspective. The past two seasons, Stanford has plain…

  3. Tuesdays with BK: Time for Stanford

    Oct 9, 2012, 9:33 PM EST

    Arizona v Stanford

    Brian Kelly strolled to his noon press conference six minutes late today. For a coach you can usually set your watch to, this was a bit out of character. But let’s cut the guy some slack, Stanford, a team that’s beaten this coaching staff twice and Notre Dame three seasons in a row, could have…

  4. Early computer love for the Irish

    Oct 9, 2012, 4:36 PM EST

    Michigan v Notre Dame

    This Sunday, the first BCS standings will be released to the public. For many, it’ll be the start of the second-to-last opportunity to kick dirt on one of the more ridiculous achievement measurements in sports history. For others, it’ll start the official countdown until the NCAA adopts its four-team playoff in the 2014 season. But…

  5. Another Saturday, another biggest game of the year

    Oct 9, 2012, 12:32 PM EST

    Miami v Notre Dame

    It’s that kind of season. With Notre Dame off to a 5-0 start, it’s beginning to feel like a Yogi Berra quote. Another Saturday, another biggest game of the year. If you wanted, you could probably make that argument just about every Saturday. The past three games certainly qualified. With Michigan State, the Irish had…

  6. Opposition round-up: Week Six

    Oct 8, 2012, 3:04 PM EST

    Lane Kiffin, Matt Barkley

    It was an up-and-down weekend for Notre Dame opponents. A few big wins. A few shocking losses. And a few close shaves. Overall, the Irish schedule went 7-5 (including the Miami loss), with Michigan laying it on Purdue and Boston College loses in shocking fashion to Army. Let’s take a spin across the Notre Dame…

  7. The good, the bad, the ugly: Notre Dame vs. Miami

    Oct 7, 2012, 11:55 PM EST

    Cierre Wood, George Atkinson III

    It’s a good day to be Irish. With Notre Dame creeping its way up the national polls and the defense among the best units in the country, there’s reason to believe in South Bend. With Stanford’s defense looking a little bit less dominant after giving up 617 yards and 48 points to Arizona, the Irish…

  8. Video Round-up: Notre Dame 41, Miami 3

    Oct 7, 2012, 3:09 PM EST

    Miami v Notre Dame

    The Associated Press has released its most recent poll and Notre Dame climbed to No. 7 in the country. It’s lofty territory for the Irish, a ranking that hasn’t been seen since November of 2006, when the Irish were preparing to finish the regular season against USC in the Coliseum. The win turns next Saturday’s…

  9. Five things we learned: No. 9 Notre Dame 41, Miami 3

    Oct 7, 2012, 2:33 AM EST

    Brian Kelly

    After five impressive Saturdays, it’s getting pretty difficult to ignore. Notre Dame might just have a really good football team. On a Saturday where three of the top five teams in the country lost, the No. 9 Fighting Irish just kept rolling, dominating a young but talented Miami team 41-3. It’s Notre Dame’s most commanding…

  10. Snap judgments: Notre Dame dominates Miami 41-3

    Oct 6, 2012, 11:24 PM EST

    Miami v Notre Dame

    If you’re looking for an eye-opening victory, dominating Miami 41-3 certainly qualifies. After Hurricanes wide receiver Phillip Dorsett dropped two should-be touchdowns on the Hurricanes first drive, it was all Irish, with the defense settling into its usually suffocating self and the ground game absolutely dominating Miami’s defense. Notre Dame dominated the yardage battle 587-285.…

  11. Live blog: Notre Dame vs. Miami

    Oct 6, 2012, 4:13 PM EST

    Te'o Captain

    It’s going to be a great night for football in Chicago, and while you might not recognize the team wearing multi-colored helmets, make no mistake, it’s the No. 9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish. As the Irish battle Miami, you’ll have plenty of ways to follow the action. Again, we’re here with the live blog. Our…

  12. Game Day: No. 9 Notre Dame vs. Miami

    Oct 6, 2012, 2:16 PM EST

    Notre Dame v Michigan State

    It’s been an interesting 48 hours covering Notre Dame football. While rumors swirled about the Irish quarterbacking position, Brian Kelly put them to rest with his declarative statement that Everett Golson was — and would remain — his starting quarterback this evening in Soldier Field. But that hasn’t slowed any of the rumblings down. With…

  13. Pregame six pack: Hurricanes roll into Chicago

    Oct 5, 2012, 2:21 AM EST

    Catholics vs. Convicts

    Notre Dame – Miami. It may not be the blood feud it was 20 years ago, but the match-up certainly lights up the marquee. And with a stage as unique as Soldier Field and in a city like Chicago, there’s plenty of luster left in a game that might not mean what it once did,…

  14. IBG: Questions before Miami

    Oct 4, 2012, 10:36 AM EST

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    Apologies for the lame headline, but you can only look at that blank space in WordPress for so long before you give in.  It’s an exciting time for Notre Dame football right now. The Irish are undefeated for the first time in a decade. Looking for their first five game winning streak under Brian Kelly…

  15. And in that corner… The Miami Hurricanes

    Oct 3, 2012, 3:34 PM EST

    North Carolina State v Miami

    In the short history of the Shamrock Series, Notre Dame has had the chance to play in some great venues in some terrific cities. Starting the neutral site renaissance with an odd match against Washington State in San Antonio, the Irish exponentially improved the concept when they played the first football game in new Yankee…

  16. Golden talks match-up with Irish

    Oct 3, 2012, 12:33 PM EST

    Miami v Georgia Tech

    Al Golden met with the media yesterday to discuss his team’s game against No. 9 Notre Dame. And after listening to Miami’s head coach, the Hurricanes certainly won’t enter Soldier Field overlooking the Irish. Golden was effusive with his praise for the Irish, applauding the work Brian Kelly and Notre Dame have done in the…

  17. Tuesdays with BK: Time for the Hurricanes

    Oct 2, 2012, 7:08 PM EST

    North Carolina State v Miami

    Brian Kelly met with the media this afternoon, updating all of us on how the bye week went and his early thoughts on the 4-1 Miami Hurricanes that’ll join the Irish in Soldier Field this weekend. It’s another prime time opportunity for the Irish to play a national opponent, and after five games, the ‘Canes…

  18. As winning continues, growing with Golson gets harder

    Oct 1, 2012, 4:17 PM EST

    Rees Golson Kiel

    After a week off, Notre Dame remains in the national conversation, ranked No. 9 in this week’s AP poll and set to play an offensively talented, but defensively flawed team in Miami at Soldier Field. But after watching the Hurricanes light up the scoreboard the past few weeks and the Notre Dame offense grind to…

  19. Opposition round-up: Week five

    Sep 30, 2012, 4:34 PM EST

    North Carolina State v Miami

    With the Irish taking the weekend off and members of the team getting a chance to return home or step away from football, many of Notre Dame’s opponents took the field this weekend. Let’s take a run through the schedule and see how Notre Dame’s opponents did yesterday. NAVY — After getting back on track…

  20. Breaking down 4-0: The front seven

    Sep 29, 2012, 11:42 AM EST

    Michigan v Notre Dame

    Part four in our bye week on Notre Dame’s 4-0 start. For more, check out our introduction, the secondary, the running backs, and the receiving corps.  OFF-SEASON PERSPECTIVE Most outsiders thought the loss of defensive end Aaron Lynch would be a deathblow to a promising pass rush. The sophomore defensive end, who led the Irish…

  21. Breaking down 4-0: The receiving corps

    Sep 28, 2012, 10:42 AM EST

    John Goodman, Tyler Eifert

    Part three in our bye week feature on Notre Dame’s 4-0 start. For more, check out our introduction, the secondary and the running backs. OFF-SEASON PERSPECTIVE All-American Tyler Eifert was a proven commodity. Everybody else? Well… After a run of highly productive receivers started almost a decade ago, the Irish said goodbye to Michael Floyd and hoped to…

  22. Martin looking for better execution from young offense

    Sep 28, 2012, 12:41 AM EST

    Chuck Martin

    One of the unfortunate byproducts of Notre Dame’s decision to keep the assistant coaches away from the media is that we get less time with offensive coordinator Chuck Martin. Moved from the secondary to get the Irish offense back on track, Martin has been tasked with getting an offense with a first time quarterback, a…

  23. Te’o earns his way onto the cover of Sports Illustrated

    Sep 27, 2012, 2:59 PM EST

    Manti Te'o SI

    The issue should have arrived in mailboxes around the country yesterday, with Sports Illustrated featuring Manti Te’o on the cover of thousands of magazines. It’s the first time Notre Dame has been featured on the front since 2006, when Brady Quinn, Tommy Zbikowski, and Travis Thomas were on the cover of the college football preview…

  24. Breaking down 4-0: The running backs

    Sep 27, 2012, 11:24 AM EST

    Michigan v Notre Dame

    Part two in our bye week feature on Notre Dame’s 4-0 start. For more, check out our introduction and the secondary. OFF-SEASON PERSPECTIVE On paper, running back seemed like a position of strength. Even though the Irish were saying goodbye to senior Jonas Gray, Notre Dame welcomed back returning rushing leader Cierre Wood for his senior…

  25. Breaking down 4-0: The Secondary

    Sep 26, 2012, 4:19 PM EST

    Carlo Calabrese, KeiVarae Russell, Bennett Jackson

    There was no bigger question mark on Notre Dame’s roster than the secondary. With first-round draft pick Harrison Smith gone and multi-year contributors Gary Gray and Robert Blanton exiting at cornerback, many believed that the Irish defense would only be as good as the replacements Bob Diaco and Kerry Cooks could find. OFF-SEASON PERSPECTIVE Preparing…