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Keith Arnold

  1. Onward to Stanford

    Nov 27, 2009, 7:30 AM EDT

    I’ve been as guilty as anyone these last two weeks looking past the actual football games to the juicy subplots that seem to have taken over the month of November. But today the Irish board a plane for Palo Alto where a Saturday night date with the Stanford Cardinal awaits. And if there was anything…

  2. Quinn wants Weis to stay

    Nov 26, 2009, 2:00 PM EDT

    Stuck in his own nightmare season, Brady Quinn still found time to support his college coach. “Personally I think it would be a horrible decision if they did make that change,” Quinn said. “I think there are a lot of circumstances that play into seasons like this. Hopefully he’ll have an opportunity to have another…

  3. Enjoy Thanksgiving…

    Nov 26, 2009, 11:59 AM EDT

    There will be plenty of time to discuss Stanford, the 2009 Hot Seat, Jimmy Clausen and Golden Tate’s futures, and the regular season coming to a close, but for now, everybody enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday. I’ll be back with a ton of stuff later today and going full bore through tomorrow, but I’ve got two…

  4. Chicago Tribune retracts Clausen home sale story

    Nov 25, 2009, 7:47 PM EDT

    This from the Chicago Tribune: Editor’s note: This story, originally published in Wednesday’s editions of the Chicago Tribune’s Sports section, included incorrect information that the South Bend, Ind., house owned by the parents of Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen had been sold. The error was a result of a miscommunication between the Century 21 representative…

  5. Schad speculates on coaching candidates

    Nov 25, 2009, 4:00 PM EDT

    Joe Schad went on ESPN to speculate on potential coaches if Charlie Weis is replaced, and he might as well have gotten his information from the water cooler or from combing the message boards at NDNation. Schad has quickly become a guy that has gotten plenty of scoops and was out in front of the…

  6. Swarbrick talks with the New York Times

    Nov 25, 2009, 1:00 PM EDT

    Athletic director Jack Swarbrick is ready for the bright lights. In anticipation of that, he spent some time talking with Pete Thamel of the New York Times, who posted an interesting Q&A with the man in charge of the fate of Charlie Weis. Here are some good snippets: Q: Your senior year as a student…

  7. The puzzle pieces are coming together

    Nov 25, 2009, 11:30 AM EDT

    For those of us that think the decision on Weis and his staff hasn’t been made yet, yesterday wasn’t a day to support that theory. Let’s lay out the pieces and see if we can see if the puzzle is starting to reveal itself. 1) Weis isn’t staying out west to recruit California. Last season,…

  8. Thoughts on the Presser: Stanford edition

    Nov 25, 2009, 7:30 AM EDT

    Let’s just say yesterday could’ve been an eventful day, and from the sounds of it, the things that didn’t happen became the event. Let’s start with the much discussed: * Charlie Weis didn’t want to talk about the future anymore and just wanted to talk about Stanford. Firstly I have a news flash. We have…

  9. That's what he said: Charlie Weis

    Nov 24, 2009, 5:43 PM EDT

    Here’s the video from Charlie Weis’ weekly press conference. It’ll be the only footage from either staff or players, as Notre Dame canceled the usual media sessions with the captains and assistant coaches.

  10. The calm before the storm

    Nov 24, 2009, 11:00 AM EDT

    Last night turned quite eventful with the reporting of the Jimmy Clausen sucker punch/bar fight mess, and usually the lag between Monday morning and Tuesday press conference leaves us with not much to talk about. That certainly isn’t the case this week, with speculation rampant and an entire season to look back on and dissect.…

  11. Tate finalist for Biletnikoff Award

    Nov 24, 2009, 7:30 AM EDT

    Looks like the awards committee got one thing right: Golden Tate is a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award. Tate joins Texas’ Jordan Shipley and Bowling Green’s Freddie Barnes for the prestigious award given to the best wide receiver in college football. The winner will be announced on December 10th during the ESPNU College Football Awards.…

  12. Clausen reportedly in late night scuffle

    Nov 23, 2009, 11:31 PM EDT

    We’ll find out more tomorrow when Charlie Weis addresses the media, but multiple media sources are reporting that quarterback Jimmy Clausen was involved in a fight late Saturday/early Sunday morning outside a South Bend bar. First reported by David Kaplan of Chicago WGN-AM radio, the Chicago Tribune’s Brian Hamilton has more of the details. Starting…

  13. O'Brien Award snubs Clausen

    Nov 23, 2009, 5:00 PM EDT

    The Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award announced its three finalists, and Jimmy Clausen was not one of them. Houston’s Case Keenum, Texas’ Colt McCoy, and Florida’s Tim Tebow will attend the ESPNU College Football Awards Show December 10th, with the winner announced that evening. Keenum leads the nation in passing yards, averaging 414 yards per…

  14. Weis opens up for rare exclusive

    Nov 23, 2009, 3:00 PM EDT

    In the wee hours of Sunday morning, Charlie Weis and the Notre Dame athletic program granted a rare look in at the embattled coach to FanHouse writer John Walters. Walters, a Notre Dame alum himself who has lived the last four years in the South Bend community, spent Sunday morning with Weis as he broke…

  15. The good, the bad, the ugly: UConn

    Nov 23, 2009, 7:30 AM EDT

    The weekly good, bad, and ugly is starting to feel like a death march, but we’ll solider on into a much needed Thanksgiving week. (What will Notre Dame fans be thankful for this year?)But before we get to that, let’s look back at the latest heart-breaking loss for the Irish. Without further ado, here’s the…

  16. Weis says firing would be understandable

    Nov 22, 2009, 5:00 PM EDT

    Charlie Weis didn’t avoid his Sunday press conference this week, not did the press attending avoid asking the tough questions. While we could go on and on breaking down what he said, this exchange breaks down the debate in its essence: Q: I know you love it when we bring up quotes from early in…

  17. Five things we learned: Notre Dame vs. UConn

    Nov 21, 2009, 6:45 PM EDT

    When UConn kicker Dave Teggart’s field goal hooked wide left as time expired, it looked as if the scene was set for a dramatic escape for the Irish and another heart-breaking loss for Randy Edsall’s hard luck Huskies. But the Huskies marched down the field in overtime, and on a critical 3rd and 7, former…

  18. Irish need to rally against UConn

    Nov 21, 2009, 1:02 PM EDT

    Maybe I’m one of the last people following Notre Dame to believe this, but I still think the football team is playing for something. Obviously today, they play for the seniors. But more importantly, they’re playing for personal pride, and to prove that last year’s swoon wasn’t something embedded in this team’s DNA, but a…

  19. That's what he said: Charlie Weis

    Nov 20, 2009, 2:30 PM EDT

    Charlie met with the media yesterday for a quick ten-minute pit stop. Here’s what he said. * Regarding the punting situation: “Oh it was wonderful. It was a thing of beauty. I haven’t talked to Brian yet because we punted again today, but if I had to guess, I think he would start the game…

  20. Teen's wish comes true at Notre Dame this weekend

    Nov 20, 2009, 12:00 PM EDT

    While Senior Day brings emotions not usually seen on the football field, some of the most cherished memories this weekend will come from someone stepping onto the field at Notre Dame Stadium for the first time. Fifteen-year-old Jacob Krauss has always dreamed of hitting the field inside the hallowed stadium, but his aspirations haven’t been…

  21. Polian reflects on his time in South Bend

    Nov 20, 2009, 7:30 AM EDT

    Brian Polian met with the media yesterday and was in a particularly reflective mood. Having watched the video of his interview a dozen or so times, it’s very clear that the coaches are well aware that the end may be near. No comments I’ve seen up until know have been as telling as these by…

  22. And in that corner… the UConn Huskies

    Nov 19, 2009, 5:00 PM EDT

    It’s tough not to cheer for UConn. After what the school has gone through in the month since Jasper Howard was murdered, the football team has seen games slip from their grasp in every conceivable way possible. While I’ve tried to watch as much of the Huskies as possible to get ready for this Saturday’s…

  23. Senior moments

    Nov 19, 2009, 12:30 PM EDT

    With this being the last home game, I thought it’d be fun to gather some quotes from some of the guys who will be playing their final home game at Notre Dame Stadium. But then Ben Ford of the Elkhart Truth did a much better job than I would, so I scrapped the plan. Instead,…

  24. Here we go again…

    Nov 19, 2009, 7:30 AM EDT

    Lost in this week of coaching speculation and doomsday ravings is the fact that there’s a football game this Saturday. Not just any game, but the final home game of the season and senior day at Notre Dame stadium. Last season’s senior day provided the low water mark of the Charlie Weis era: a loss…