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  1. One step forward, two steps back

    Nov 22, 2010, 1:26 PM EST

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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…

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

    Nov 21, 2010, 12:25 AM EST

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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…

  3. Live Blog — Notre Dame vs. Army

    Nov 20, 2010, 6:38 PM EST

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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,…

  4. Welcome to New York

    Nov 20, 2010, 1:20 AM EST

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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…

  5. NBCSportsTalk app puts all our blogs at your fingertips

    Nov 19, 2010, 11:17 AM EST

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    Consider this the cheerleading portion of the program, as NBCSports.com just rolled out its iPad App for the NBCSports.com family of blogs. If you’ve spent any time cruising our vastly improved website, you’ve had to notice the great work done at not only the gargantuan ProFootballTalk, but also at HardballTalk, ProBasketballTalk, ProHockeyTalk, CollegeFootballTalk, and of…

  6. Kelly discusses Irish season, Declan Sullivan

    Nov 19, 2010, 10:57 AM EST

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    On his appearance this morning with Dan Patrick, Brian Kelly covered plenty of interesting topics, discussing the season so far, the Declan Sullivan tragedy, and whether or not he’s having fun. When asked to assess his first season in South Bend, Kelly was candid. “It’s always about winning,” Kelly said. “I could have very easily…

  7. Pregame Twelve Pack: Big Apple edition

    Nov 19, 2010, 3:40 AM EST

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    It’s Friday, so that means another Pregame Twelve Pack, this one a special Yankee Stadium edition. Here’s twelve fun facts, tidbits, leftovers and miscellaneous musings as the Irish prepare to play Army at Yankee Stadium in primetime on NBC. 1. If a picture is worth a thousand words, the New York Times just spotted us…

  8. IBG: Bright lights, big city edition

    Nov 18, 2010, 7:19 PM EST

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    Editor’s note: This post is coming to you 30,000 flight above the middle of America as this lowly writer makes his way to the Bronx for Saturday’s ball game. Armed with a digital camera and a (hopefully) All-Access field pass, I’ll do my best to go all tourist and take as many photos as possible…

  9. Irish need to battle the chop blocks

    Nov 18, 2010, 12:27 PM EST

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    Yesterday, Brian Kelly met with the assembled beat writers and a conversation on chop blocks broke out. Doing his best to deflect the issue while still letting it be known that illegal chop blocks are a huge advantage for triple option teams, Kelly flashed his political chops at their best in his dealing with the…

  10. New York Times takes a look back at Notre Dame vs. Army

    Nov 17, 2010, 8:14 PM EST

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    If you’re looking for historical context for this Saturday’s match-up between Notre Dame and Army, look no further than the New York Times, which ran an excellent piece on the history of the match-up that took place in Yankee Stadium. Here’s a quick snippet: To understand how universally significant the Yankee Stadium football games between…

  11. Yankee Stadium transforms for ND vs. Army game

    Nov 17, 2010, 12:42 PM EST

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    I’m a sucker for a good time lapse video, and this one is about as cool as it gets. Check out the transformation of Yankee Stadium as it went about changing from a baseball field to a football stadium. It’s pretty crazy how they transformed the infield, and if A-Rod and Jeter take a few…

  12. And in that corner… The Army Black Knights

    Nov 17, 2010, 1:50 AM EST

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    Looking at the 2010 schedule back in August, few people could point to the Army vs. Notre Dame game at Yankee Stadium as anything more than the novelty of playing a football game in the House that George Built. But that was before Army turned its program around under coach Rich Ellerson and the Irish…

  13. Tuesdays with BK: Army/Yankee Stadium edition

    Nov 17, 2010, 1:27 AM EST

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    I think everyone that follows Notre Dame football will stop overlooking service academies after the last neutral site game that was played in the New York metro area. And from the sounds of Brian Kelly’s Tuesday remarks, he and the Irish are certainly preparing for a 6-4 Army team that could easily be 9-1. Here…

  14. Irish impress quarterback prospects Brissett, Golson

    Nov 16, 2010, 1:59 PM EST

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    After the Irish lost out on Kansas blue-chip quarterback Bubba Starling and a few other early targets, it looked like Notre Dame would take a year off from recruiting quarterbacks. But with the recent de-commitment of a trio of Florida players, the Irish have taken aim at a few new prospects, including two quarterback prospects, …

  15. Green jerseys for Yankee Stadium

    Nov 16, 2010, 1:15 PM EST

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    Brian Kelly just completed his weekly Tuesday press conference (we’ll cover it more in detail later), but the big news out of it was that the Irish are going to wear green jerseys on Saturday night. (Since this post is devoid of any other information, how about a cool photo of Yankee Stadium mid transformation?)…

  16. Unbelief and the power of Rocket

    Nov 16, 2010, 1:34 AM EST

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    The Notre Dame pep rally has died a slow death, losing the sheer electricity of the Lou Holtz days back when an over-capacity crowd turned the JACC’s Friday night pep rallies into one of the toughest tickets on campus. In it’s current iteration on the Irish Green, it’s really a glorified picnic, “a family friendly…

  17. Michael Floyd isn’t one of the 10 best receivers in college football

    Nov 15, 2010, 8:02 PM EST

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    (Or at least the Tallahassee Quarterback Club doesn’t think so.) A year after Golden Tate won the Biletnikoff Award as the nation’s best wide receiver, Michael Floyd found himself on the outside looking in as the 10 semifinalists were announced today for the Biletnikoff Award by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club. Here are the 2010 Biletnikoff…

  18. The good, bad, and ugly: Utah

    Nov 15, 2010, 2:16 AM EST

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    What a difference a week makes. After two of the more disheartening weeks in recent memory for Notre Dame football, the Irish put together a complete performance, dominating Utah physically on both the offensive and defensive fronts on their way to a resounding victory. “I don’t think we ever had control on the line of…

  19. Notre Dame vs. Utah — The Highlights

    Nov 14, 2010, 3:36 PM EST

    Thanks to our friends in the video department, we’ve got three-plus minutes of actual highlights from Notre Dame’s victory versus Utah. I’m sure Irish fans could get used to watching games like this.

  20. That’s what he said: Brian Kelly

    Nov 14, 2010, 2:50 PM EST

    Minutes after the Irish completed a dominating 28-3 victory over Utah, Brian Kelly met with the assembled media. Here’s the greatest hits of what he said.

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

    Nov 13, 2010, 9:07 PM EST

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    It was an analogy Brian Kelly didn’t want to use, but football is a lot like the game of life. Ebb and flow. Highs and lows. Good and bad. And after three solid weeks of nothing but negativity, Kelly’s Notre Dame squad went out on Senior Day and summarily dispatched Utah 28-3 on Saturday afternoon.…

  22. Live Blog: Notre Dame vs. Utah

    Nov 13, 2010, 2:27 PM EST

    Stuck away from a TV? Check out the live-stream of the game at NBCSports.com or stay here for the final home game live-blog of the season.

  23. Pregame Twelve Pack: Utah edition

    Nov 12, 2010, 1:59 AM EST

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    After a much needed week off, here comes another Pregame Twelve Pack. Twelve fun facts, tidbits, leftovers and miscellaneous musings as the Irish prepare to play No. 14 Utah. 1. Let’s get it out of the way.  Michael Floyd isn’t talking about the NFL. Brian Kelly wouldn’t talk about it, and Michael Floyd won’t either,…

  24. Martin takes dead aim at recruiting perceptions

    Nov 11, 2010, 6:15 PM EST

    One of the biggest questions when Brian Kelly was hired as the head coach of Notre Dame was whether or not he could recruit the blue-chip caliber players needed to compete at the highest level of college football. Over the course of the eleven months or so Kelly and his staff have been on campus,…

  25. IBG: Let’s talk Utah

    Nov 11, 2010, 1:55 AM EST

    The Irish Blogger Gathering reconvenes after the bye weekend, with Anthony Pilcher of Clashmore Mike supplying the questions. If you’ve missed this feature throughout the year, you’ll catch up soon enough. AP asks the questions, we’ll do the answering. For a wide variety of answers, check them out here: 1. Notre Dame is 4-5 with…