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  1. QB Golson gives Irish two-sport pledge

    Dec 2, 2010, 3:57 PM EDT

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    (You want recruiting news? We’ve got recruiting news!) South Carolina quarterback Everett Golson committed to Notre Dame today, officially switching from a pledge he made to North Carolina back in February. (Feels good to be on the other end of this, doesn’t it, Irish fans?) Golson plans on enrolling early in January, making this an…

  2. McDaniel to enter Notre Dame as a running back

    Dec 1, 2010, 5:41 PM EDT

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    I don’t usually get overly into recruiting here, but some of the news surrounding Cam McDaniel’s commitment to the Irish has been pretty interesting. In McDaniel, the Irish get one of the most prolific running backs and football players in the North Texas area, seemingly a huge coup for Notre Dame. But, whether it’s a…

  3. Best shots for bowling

    Dec 1, 2010, 12:55 PM EDT

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    Quite a few different places have taken aim at guessing where the Irish end up this postseason. Both Frank Vitovitch at UHND.com and Eric Hansen at the South Bend Tribune have done some good digging on the Irish opportunities and came to pretty similar conclusions. Both Eric and Frank have the Irish deciding between the…

  4. Hegarty not enrolling early, but commitment solid

    Nov 30, 2010, 9:02 PM EDT

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    Interesting update on recruiting from the guys at IrishSportsDaily.com. Resident ISD coach Bryan Driskell has a report on blue-chip offensive tackle Matt Hegarty from New Mexico, who received a visit from head coach Brian Kelly, offensive line coach Ed Warinner, and outside linebackers coach Kerry Cooks on Sunday after the Irish’s big win in Southern…

  5. Kelly recaps USC, talks bowl prep

    Nov 30, 2010, 3:07 PM EDT

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    There was no Tuesday morning press conference this week, and players and coaches will not be made available to the media this week. That said, Kelly gave some insight into what was going to happen this week during a Q&A he did with the voice of the Irish radio broadcast, Don Cirqui, who filled in…

  6. The good, the bad, the ugly: USC

    Nov 29, 2010, 5:36 PM EDT

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    Ronald Johnson still dropped it. That’s the thing most Irish fans have to be saying to themselves after Saturday’s 20-16 victory over the Trojans, where Notre Dame survived four turnovers to beat USC for the first time since 2001. When wrapping up the game, USC head coach Lane Kiffin had this to say. “None of…

  7. Irish add McDaniel to the recruiting fold

    Nov 29, 2010, 1:42 PM EDT

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    While most Irish fans wait for some of the bigger names to fall, Notre Dame offered a scholarship to Coppell, Texas all-purpose back/return man Cam McDaniel. He promptly accepted, becoming the Irish’s 17th verbal commitment to the class of 2011.  McDaniel had offers from programs like Colorado, Iowa, Stanford, and Cincinnati. McDaniel doesn’t wow recruitniks,…

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

    Nov 28, 2010, 2:26 AM EDT

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    LOS ANGELES — In the end, the skies opened up and the streak finally ended. Rain swept through Los Angeles and washed the slate clean, as Notre Dame turned the tide on a woefully one-sided rivalry of late, holding on to beat Southern Cal 20-16 in rainy Los Angeles. After nearly a decade of lopsided…

  9. Live Blog — Notre Dame vs. USC

    Nov 27, 2010, 7:38 PM EDT

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    LOS ANGELES — With the breeze blowing crisply from the west, the Irish prepare to do something they haven’t done since 2001: Beat USC. It was October 20, 2001 when Bob Davie led the Irish to a 27-16 victory over the Trojans, the first season of the Pete Carroll era. Carroll coached eight more seasons…

  10. Front and center for Irish finale

    Nov 27, 2010, 7:17 PM EDT

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    LOS ANGELES — It’s a cool, breezy evening in Los Angeles (cool being relative to the city, not the rest of the country, obviously) as the Irish prepare to take on their arch-rival USC Trojans in the regular season finale for Notre Dame. It’s a weird crowd outside the Coliseum, with Trojan tailgaters only mildly…

  11. Revisionist history shouldn’t comfort Trojan fans

    Nov 27, 2010, 3:53 PM EDT

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    We’ve done our best to stick to just football this week. Whether it be unsettling reports in the media regarding the Lizzy Seeberg case or sticking to just on-the-field matters when it comes to discussing USC and the major sanctions the NCAA imposed on its athletic department, we decided to stay in the football writing…

  12. Pregame Twelve Pack: A Trojan finale

    Nov 26, 2010, 4:32 AM EDT

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    We’re already here. The regular season finale is upon us as the Irish prepare to face off with their nemesis, the USC Trojans. As always, here are twelve fun facts, tidbits, leftovers and miscellaneous musings as the Irish prepare to play USC at the Coliseum in primetime. 1. After two seasons on the shelf, Michael…

  13. And in that corner… The Southern California Trojans

    Nov 25, 2010, 1:48 AM EDT

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    Can you believe this is it for the 2010 Irish football regular season? In many ways it feels like the Charlie Weis era is so far behind us with all that’s transpired, but it feels like Year One of the Brian Kelly era has just begun. We’ll have one more game after this Saturday to…

  14. Eifert named Mackey tight end of the week

    Nov 24, 2010, 9:43 PM EDT

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    After his breakout game against Army, Tyler Eifert was named the John Mackey Tight End of the Week.     This from the official release: Bethpage, N.Y. (November 24, 2010) – Tyler Eifert of Notre Dame was named John Mackey Tight End of the Week by the Nassau County Sports Commission. The sophomore recorded four…

  15. IBG: Day of reckoning in the Coliseum

    Nov 24, 2010, 3:49 PM EDT

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    The one bad thing about USC week when the game is in Los Angeles is that most people step away from college football for things like… well, Thanksgiving. And while only 46 percent of the country may be able to see this game (it’ll likely go up as ABC realizes how dumb their original coverage…

  16. Coverage map victory for ND/USC game

    Nov 24, 2010, 12:25 PM EDT

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    After inexplicably giving most of the country the Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State game, ABC and ESPN announced changes to their coverage map for Saturday night’s game between Notre Dame and USC. According to the Notre Dame athletic department, ABC has made revisions and now the New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and Pittsburgh markets have changed…

  17. Tuesdays with BK: USC edition

    Nov 23, 2010, 6:32 PM EDT

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    As he does every Tuesday at noon, Brian Kelly met with the assembled media to discuss the upcoming game and the state of the program. This week’s subject, the vaunted USC Trojans. Here’s what Kelly had to say about playing Lane Kiffin’s troops, the walking wounded on the Irish roster, the transformation of his team,…

  18. SI.com names Floyd and Rudolph among Top 10 WR/TEs

    Nov 23, 2010, 1:49 PM EDT

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    It’s not entirely surprising that preseason All-Americans Michael Floyd and Kyle Rudolph were listed in a 2011 NFL Draft list, but SI.com has Floyd rated No. 8 in the country and Rudolph No. 10 among the 2011 NFL Draft’s top wide receivers and tight ends. In order, here’s the list in its entirety, along with…

  19. Justice Hayes’ U-turn ends up with commitment to Michigan

    Nov 23, 2010, 12:30 AM EDT

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    In one of the more bizarre turn of events, Notre Dame has lost running back commitment Justice Hayes — one of Notre Dame’s most enthusiastic high school recruiters — who has decommitted from the Irish and in a matter of days given his pledge to the home state Michigan Wolverines. “I’m a Wolverine now,” Hayes…

  20. Ruffer one of three finalists for Groza Award

    Nov 22, 2010, 7:02 PM EDT

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    If you’d like to make comparisons to other sports, consider David Ruffer the little school that just cut down the nets on its way to the Final Four, only in this case it’s only a final three. Ruffer, Notre Dame’s senior placekicker, was named one of three finalists for the Lou Groza Award, given to…

  21. The good, the bad, the ugly: Army

    Nov 22, 2010, 4:13 PM EDT

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    If this column is a day late, it’s not because of the ten hours spent getting from New York back home yesterday (I was in line at JFK security next to two people on the Delta flight to Moscow that turned around because of engine problems), but because there’s so few holes to pick at…

  22. One step forward, two steps back

    Nov 22, 2010, 1:26 PM EDT

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    Sunday was supposed to be a celebratory day for the Notre Dame football program, coming off another resounding win in one of sport’s best venues. But as it seems to happen, the Irish football program has been blindsided again this season, this time with a Chicago Tribune report nearly three months in the making alleging…

  23. Five things we learned: Notre Dame vs. Army

    Nov 21, 2010, 12:25 AM EDT

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    NEW YORK — As the Irish started their jog for the Yankee’s dugout after the game, strength and conditioning coach Paul Longo gave defensive coordinator Bob Diaco a very large bear hug. This was one of those jubilant celebratory embraces, the byproduct of both men’s work culminating in another absolutely dominant defensive performance and a…

  24. Live Blog — Notre Dame vs. Army

    Nov 20, 2010, 6:38 PM EDT

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    NEW YORK — After braving a claustrophobic subway ride packed beyond capacity with Notre Dame fans heading northbound on the 4 train into the Bronx, we’re here live from a very cool Yankee Stadium bringing you the live blog from the press box. Walking Manhattan, it was hard not to run into Notre Dame fans,…

  25. Welcome to New York

    Nov 20, 2010, 1:20 AM EDT

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    Reporting live from our Midtown hotel, it’s time to go to bed… But not after spending much of the evening running into Notre Dame people that covered the city of New York. Every place we went, we seemed to run into somebody wearing a Irish logo. Jogging Central Park this afternoon, I bobbed and weaved…