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  1. Weis back in collegiate spotlight at Florida

    Mar 15, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

    Charlie Weis

    With the Florida Gators opening spring practice, new head coach Will Muschamp and his staff opened up for the media. That obviously included new offensive coordinator Charlie Weis, back in college after spending last season with the Kansas City Chiefs. To call Weis a high-profile offensive coordinator doesn’t really do high-profile service. He’s one of…

  2. Notre Dame releases statements on IOSHA findings

    Mar 15, 2011, 2:36 PM EDT

    Getty Images - Jonathan Daniel

    The University of Notre Dame released statements in response to the findings by the Indiana Safety and Health Administration, stemming from the October 27 accident that took the life of student Declan Sullivan. Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Notre Dame president: “Notre Dame has great respect for the thorough and professional manner in which IOSHA…

  3. Notre Dame fined $77,500 for Sullivan accident

    Mar 15, 2011, 1:02 PM EDT


    After a nearly five month investigation, the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration levied fines against Notre Dame for violations that occurred during the accident that killed student videographer Declan Sullivan. “The employer did not establish and maintain conditions of work which were reasonably safe and healthful for employees, and free from recognized hazards that…

  4. 2011 in 100 words… Robert Blanton

    Mar 14, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

    Utah v Notre Dame

    Part five of twelve previews analyzing a dozen players essential to the Irish making a BCS run next season. Part one looked at Braxston Cave, part two Sean Cwynar, part three Jonas Gray, and part four Trevor Robinson. Player Overview: After playing in twelve games during both his freshman and sophomore seasons, Robert Blanton was…

  5. Weekend notes: Spring is coming

    Mar 11, 2011, 1:43 PM EDT

    Getty Images - Jonathan Daniel

    With spring practice starting in less than two weeks, any lag in Irish football news will soon be eliminated. (Until then, you can keep up with the Fighting Mike Brey’s, who are doing their best to wake up their own echoes.) Until then, let’s take a look at a few interesting notes from the past…

  6. The battle for the Midwest

    Mar 10, 2011, 5:11 PM EDT

    Jim Tressel

    With this week’s news exposing Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel as not quite the virtuous character his sweatervest and pious nature portend, this is a remarkably turbulent time for the powers of Midwestern college football. Consider the state of the Big Ten conference. After firing Lloyd Carr for failing to keep Michigan up-to-speed with…

  7. 2011 in 100 words… Trevor Robinson

    Mar 9, 2011, 12:13 AM EDT

    Trevor Robinson

    Part four of twelve previews analyzing a dozen players essential to the Irish making a BCS run next season. Part one looked at Braxston Cave, part two Sean Cwynar, and part three Jonas Gray. Player Overview: Expectations heading into last season were high for Trevor Robinson. Nationally, his name was on the 2010 Outland Trophy…

  8. Notre Dame to install remote video system on practice fields

    Mar 8, 2011, 1:29 PM EDT

    LaBar Practice Fields

    The hydraulic scissor lifts that helped film Notre Dame football practices will no longer be used, and the university will install a remote outdoor video system on the LaBar Football Practice Fields. The decision is the result of a safety overhaul after one of the lifts toppled over in severe winds, killing junior videographer Declan…

  9. Live Blue-Gold Spring Game broadcast and St. Patty’s Day marathon on VERSUS

    Mar 7, 2011, 9:45 AM EDT


    You can already start stuffing the ballot box for the ten most memorable moments of Notre Dame on NBC, but here’s the official release announcing the televised broadcast of the 82nd Annual Blue-Gold spring game, as well as the triple-header of classic Notre Dame football games. While I’m still shy on details of the broadcast,…

  10. Vote for your favorite: 10 Memorable Moments on NBC

    Mar 7, 2011, 9:15 AM EDT


    If you were looking to add another highlight to St. Patrick’s Day, six hours of Notre Dame football should go well with your favorite green beverage of choice. For those readers of the blog that don’t already have March 17 circled on their calendar, our friends at VERSUS will turn St. Patrick’s Day into “Celebrate…

  11. Taylor Decker is commit No. 2 for the Irish

    Mar 4, 2011, 6:09 PM EDT

    Courtesy if

    It turns out that the recruit that couldn’t make it to last weekend’s Junior Day was one of the first to give his commitment to the Irish. Offensive tackle Taylor Decker, a 6-foot-8, 285-pound lineman from Butler High School in Vandalia, Ohio pledges his commitment to running backs coach Tim Hinton this afternoon, giving the…

  12. 2011 in 100 words… Jonas Gray

    Mar 4, 2011, 1:50 PM EDT

    Getty Images - Jonathan Daniel

    Part three of twelve previews analyzing a dozen players essential to the Irish making a BCS run next season. Part one looked at Braxston Cave, part two at Sean Cwynar. Player Overview: The Irish haven’t had the best of luck with elite running back recruits from the Midwest. The crown jewel of Charlie Weis’ 2006…

  13. 2011 in 100 words… Sean Cwynar

    Mar 3, 2011, 1:41 PM EDT

    Sean Cwynar

    This is part two of twelve previews analyzing a dozen players essential to the Irish making a BCS run next season. Part one looked at Braxston Cave. Player Overview: If Sean Cwynar walked into this season as a somewhat anonymous player, he’ll enter 2011 as one of the key building blocks along the defensive line.…

  14. Elite CB recruit Tee Shepard is commit No. 1 for Irish

    Mar 2, 2011, 2:32 PM EDT

    Tee Shepard

    With eleven months to go until next year’s signing day, the Irish notched their first verbal commitment for the 2012 recruiting class. And while it’s hard to get too excited about a verbal commitment that’s far from binding, the Irish reeled in Fresno cornerback Tee Shepard, one of the most coveted cover corners on the…

  15. 2011 in 100 words… Braxston Cave

    Mar 2, 2011, 2:28 AM EDT

    Braxston Cave

    Still a few weeks away from Spring Practice kicking off, we’re starting a new series that’ll look at a dozen players that hold the key to Notre Dame making a BCS run next season. We’ll dedicate 100 words exactly to what each player needs to do to help the Irish take the leap. Send any…

  16. Junior Day helps Irish make impression

    Feb 28, 2011, 11:36 AM EDT

    Jarron Jones

    For those following the ins-and-outs of recruiting, the big picture, one-sentence recap of this past weekend’s Junior Day at Notre Dame is this: Nobody committed to the Irish. That said, if we’ve learned anything during this era of recruiting, an early verbal commitment means just about nothing, and the Brian Kelly led Irish coaching staff…

  17. Friday notes: Kiel, juniors, camps and more

    Feb 25, 2011, 3:16 PM EDT

    Urban Meyer

    Before we kick-off the notes portion of the show, I wanted to give a quick apology if it’s been a little up-and-down here the past week or two. I’m trying to get my off-season legs under me, and a lot of the work I’m doing for the website isn’t quite ready for broadcast. If you’re…

  18. Even without a starting job, Crist put on Heisman watch

    Feb 24, 2011, 3:06 PM EDT

    Getty Images - Nick Laham

    Never mind that Dayne Crist hasn’t officially wrangled the starting quarterback job yet. One of the best predictors of the Heisman Trophy thinks that Crist is on a short list of players that could end up in New York next December 10th waiting to hear his name called for the most prestigious award in college…

  19. Irish recruiting targets getting five-star treatment

    Feb 23, 2011, 4:02 PM EDT

    Gunner Kiel

    If you’re looking for a way too early listing of five-star recruits, has an interesting list that includes quite a few Notre Dame targets, namely Arik Armstead, Dorial Green-Beckham, Andrus Peat, and Gunner Kiel, names we mentioned earlier in the week. Here’s the rationale (with a special assist from gave for awarding…

  20. Hiben’s journey comes full circle

    Feb 22, 2011, 12:56 PM EDT

    Joey Hiben

    If you’re looking for an unlikely comeback story, Eric Hansen of the South Bend Tribune presents Joey Hiben. For those that have followed Notre Dame football for some time, the name should ring familiar, but not nearly as memorable as many suspected when the Gatorade State Player of the Year from Minnesota chose Notre Dame…