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  1. Five things we learned: Notre Dame vs. Stanford

    Sep 25, 2010, 6:56 PM EDT

    Van Morrison said it best: There’ll be days like this. Stuck in neutral for much of the afternoon, Notre Dame’s took a large step backward as Jim Harbaugh’s Stanford squad easily defeated the Irish 37-14, dropping Notre Dame to 1-3 on the season. The Cardinal physically dominated the game, winning the battle at the line…

  2. Live Blog: Notre Dame vs. Stanford

    Sep 25, 2010, 1:07 PM EDT

    For the live-stream of the game, click here. <a href=”″ >Notre Dame vs. Stanford</a>

  3. Weekend Primer: Live-blog coming, Prepare for Stanford

    Sep 25, 2010, 12:34 PM EDT

    Just in case you’re already popping in, the live-blog is coming (as it always does), and the live-stream of the game will be available as well. (I’m currently watching the Purdue game online to remind myself that Cierre Wood is a explosive running back…) While I’m not in South Bend, weather certainly won’t be a…

  4. Pregame Twelve Pack: Stanford edition

    Sep 24, 2010, 12:55 PM EDT

    Week four of the Pregame Twelve Pack. Twelve fun facts, tidbits, leftovers and miscellaneous musings as we head into the Purdue game. 1. Kelly and the Irish are going dark. You can’t blame me as I’m never at practice, but somebody broke the practice policy for reporting, and as a result media will no longer…

  5. Alumni Band weekend brings generations together

    Sep 24, 2010, 12:17 PM EDT

    Friend of the blog Jim Lefebvre, the curator of the excellent historical Notre Dame blog, Forever Irish, brought to my attention a great tradition that’s taking place this weekend at Notre Dame: Alumni Band Weekend. So if you see an exorbitant amount of people with musical instruments, fear not — the Stanford band hasn’t returned.…

  6. Stanford and Irish wage war in recruiting

    Sep 23, 2010, 6:32 PM EDT

    I discussed it briefly during the IBG, but the boys at One Foot Down did a nice job breaking down the recruiting wars that have been taking place between Palo Alto and South Bend the past few years. If you want a better look give it a read, but here’s a cliffnotes version of the…

  7. Kelly rallies the troops

    Sep 23, 2010, 2:52 PM EDT

    With the Irish staring a ranked opponent in the eye and sitting at 1-2 after two last-second defeats, Brian Kelly has turned the focus inward for his team. “Nobody feels sorry for Notre Dame at 1-2,” Kelly said. “It can’t be, ‘Well, gee, we deserve this,’  we don’t deserve anything. We deserve what we get.…

  8. And in that corner… The Stanford Cardinal

    Sep 22, 2010, 6:59 PM EDT

    The Stanford Cardinal come rolling into town this Saturday, primed to play the Fighting Irish after three weeks of astonishing production and lopsided scores. While their treatment of Sacramento State didn’t surprise anyone, Jim Harbaugh’s squad absolutely demolished UCLA and Wake Forest, with scores that certainly raised eyebrows around the country. Harbaugh enters his fourth…

  9. IBG: Bring on Stanford

    Sep 22, 2010, 3:33 PM EDT

    The Irish Blogger Gathering continues with some pertinent questions about the game against  Stanford. Running the show with a Q&A befitting the written exam on the GRE is the crew from One Foot Down, who have certainly put some time and effort into the questions at hand. I’ll do my best to answer them. (Apologies…

  10. 2012 Dublin game set for Aviva Stadium

    Sep 21, 2010, 9:44 PM EDT

    Details on the highly-anticipated Navy-Notre Dame game set for Sept 1, 2012 in Dublin were announced today. The game will be played in the recently completed Aviva Stadium, Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk announced. Here’s more from the official release: “To see this stadium is to believe it has to be one of…

  11. Tuesdays with BK: Stanford edition

    Sep 21, 2010, 6:15 PM EDT

    After two straight last-minute losses, Brian Kelly addressed the media as his team prepared to play Jim Harbaugh’s Stanford Cardinal. Here’s some video from the fine folks back at home base:  

  12. Where did all the safeties go?

    Sep 21, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

    Harrison Smith and Zeke Motta were the only two scholarship safeties available to play on Saturday night in East Lansing, a gigantic handicap that reared its ugly head multiple times in Saturday’s overtime loss to Michigan State. While injuries to starting safety Jamoris Slaughter and key reserve Dan McCarthy put the Irish in the inevitable…

  13. Clausen slated to start for Panthers

    Sep 20, 2010, 4:40 PM EDT

    While the wait to hear his name called during the NFL Draft took longer than he expected, it only took two games for Jimmy Clausen to become a starting quarterback in the NFL. After a woeful performance against Tampa Bay, Carolina Panthers head coach John Fox announced he’s starting the rookie from Notre Dame next…

  14. The Good, the bad the ugly: Michigan State

    Sep 20, 2010, 12:45 PM EDT

    It’s hard to envision two endings more painful than the last two Saturdays for Notre Dame. Against two familiar rivals, the Irish came out on the wrong end of two last-minute finishes, and in the process ripped open old wounds and forced plenty of repressed memories to the forefront. For players and fans alike, there’s…

  15. Big East: Officials correct on game's final play

    Sep 19, 2010, 4:42 PM EDT

    The Big East released an official statement supporting the no-call on the game’s final play.  Big East football coordinator Terry McAulay had this to say: “After review, the Conference believes that the game officials correctly applied the proper mechanics and guidelines that are in place to determine, in a consistent manner, when a flag should…

  16. That's what he said: Brian Kelly

    Sep 19, 2010, 4:34 PM EDT

    Moments after the loss last night, Brian Kelly addressed the media. Here’s what he said:  

  17. Five things we learned: Notre Dame vs. Michigan State

    Sep 19, 2010, 12:19 AM EDT

    Very rarely can you summarize a football game in one sentence, but head coach Brian Kelly did in his post-game press conference, just minutes after a fake field goal attempt in overtime won the football game for Michigan State 34-31: “It came down to one play,” Kelly said. “Michigan State executed the play. We did…

  18. Kudos to the Spartans…

    Sep 19, 2010, 12:05 AM EDT

    …but the play should have never happened.  Both the playclock on the TV feed and the scoreboard were clearly at zero before the ball was snapped. Either way, it’s the playcall of the year by Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio.

  19. Live Blog coming — T minus 7 hours until kickoff

    Sep 18, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

    The weather report doesn’t look too promising for East Lansing tonight, where the Irish and Spartans could be playing in sporadic thunderstorms. That said, it won’t stop me from live-blogging the event, from the comfortable confines of the Inside the Irish HQ, deep in the heart of USC country. A couple quick notes: * After…