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  1. Tenuta and Brown face their biggest test

    Oct 22, 2009, 2:30 PM EST

    I wasn’t able to find a transcript of Jon Tenuta’s remarks yesterday, but I was able to watch about 3:30 minutes of his comments. I was actually surprised that he seemed in good spirits, although I supposed it would’ve been a bad sign if we saw a guy with gigantic bags under his eyes looking…

  2. Parris healing quickly

    Oct 22, 2009, 11:00 AM EST

    Getting carried off the field in the fourth quarter against USC, I quietly said goodbye to Robby Parris, almost assuming that the hit he took combined with the awkward position he landed in, meant he did something that would cost him the rest of the season. Yet during Charlie Weis’ Tuesday press conference, he was…

  3. Purdue locked in until 2021

    Oct 22, 2009, 7:30 AM EST

    There were whispers that Purdue’s long-standing spot on the Notre Dame schedule was coming to an end. John Taylor over at CFT was all over this, even taking a look back at some of the static created by Wisconsin athletic director (and former Notre Dame coach) Barry Alvarez this summer when rumors of a Wisconsin-Notre…

  4. That's what he said: Mr. Floyd

    Oct 21, 2009, 10:30 AM EST

    You know it’s getting close to his return when Charlie and company have Michael Floyd getting some media time. While Floyd downplays his pregame workouts, I can assure you that seeing first hand the way he was warming up, it certainly wasn’t a “joke.” That’d be like saying that Kevin Garnett is really joking when…

  5. Detonating the big play

    Oct 21, 2009, 7:30 AM EST

    Right now the Irish defense is a mess. A 104th placed mess that is giving up a whopping 419 yards per game and 6.3 yards per play. Making those stats even worse is the fact that Notre Dame’s offense has been very good, including a Top-15 rating in total time of possession. Basically, the Irish…

  6. Tuesdays with Charlie: Boston College edition

    Oct 20, 2009, 6:00 PM EST

    Here’s the video from Weis’ press conference today.

  7. Thoughts on the Presser

    Oct 20, 2009, 4:00 PM EST

    Tuesday session with the media was a combination platter of sorts. Charlie Weis first addressed questions regarding the USC game, then went on to preview Boston College. We’ll have video highlights for you to watch, but here are some interesting bits from the presser: * The defense has officially been put on notice. “I been…

  8. John Goodman: secret weapon?

    Oct 20, 2009, 3:51 PM EST

    Check out the video of John Goodman, who was featured prominently in the USC gameplan. (Video from the press conference and analysis to come…)

  9. We'll see if there's fight in the Irish this Saturday

    Oct 20, 2009, 7:30 AM EST

    One positive coming out of the loss to USC is that the Irish won’t have much time to dwell on it. That’s because the reviled Boston College Eagles come to town intent on extending a winning streak of their own. Boston College didn’t look like much of an opponent early in the season. With an…

  10. Recruiting recap

    Oct 19, 2009, 3:00 PM EST

    One of the better ways to pull ourselves out of the USC hangover is to take a quick look at the recruits that came and visited over the weekend. As I mentioned before the game, there was an abundance of talent on campus, and from the sounds of it, the early returns are very good.…

  11. Turning the page on USC

    Oct 19, 2009, 7:30 AM EST

    Okay, I think we can all agree that nobody is ready to turn the page on Saturday’s game, but for the good of all things sane, we’re going to do it anyway. We’ve got the video guys humming on some stuff that is pretty cool, so we’ll take a few steps back and look at…

  12. Why I can't write the easy story

    Oct 18, 2009, 3:00 PM EST

    I stayed up too late last night. Working on three hours of sleep, I didn’t leave the stadium until 10:00pm, trying to get some work down and slugging through the Five Things We Learned. Even after trying to wrap this game up with the Good, Bad, and Ugly, I’m still struggling with the defeat. But…

  13. The good, the bad, the ugly: USC

    Oct 18, 2009, 10:00 AM EST

    Waking up today, it still feels the same way. Another heart-breaker against the hated Trojans, and Irish fans have to be wondering when this losing streak will come to an end. I haven’t rewatched the game yet, but I can’t stop thinking about three or four close plays that the Irish secondary almost made on…

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

    Oct 17, 2009, 7:34 PM EST

    And in the end, it wasn’t meant to be. As Jimmy Clausen’s pass hit the well-clipped end zone grass, the last scene of this movie was what Irish and Trojan fans have come to expect. Yet the way we got there… that’s where the story got interesting. In the end, there are no moral victories,…

  15. Grass length won't be an issue

    Oct 17, 2009, 3:16 PM EST

    I figured this was worth sharing, since the length of the grass seems to be a topic much enjoyed by a few people in the Trojan camp. Here’s a quick look at Little Charlie Weis’s Adidas on the grass today. Needless to say, the length of the grass isn’t going to be an issue today. …

  16. I'm not saying, but I'm just saying…

    Oct 17, 2009, 3:09 PM EST

    Okay, I understand that we’ve been told that (Mister) Michael Floyd won’t be available to play until Navy or Pitt or sometime in November, but I was just down on the field watching warm-ups and #3 was running around pretty good, with cleats laced up and catching passes. He certainly had the look of a…

  17. Game day report: campus is alive

    Oct 17, 2009, 11:00 AM EST

    Just arrived and found a bench to log a quick report. Campus is alive, and as was expected, it’s perfectly clear outside, but it certainly isn’t warm. The leaves have started to change, and the scene is perfectly set for the game. I’m hoping to get down to the field and get you guys a…

  18. Weekend primer: the goal line stand

    Oct 17, 2009, 10:21 AM EST

    We just got a couple great cut-downs on the epic goal line stands from the Washington game. Here’s hoping the ND defense can do this on the other 98 yards of the field today. About to head over to campus now, it’s nice and chilly outside… Talk about some epic, epic defense.

  19. Eric Olsen and Rocket Ismail fire up the fans

    Oct 16, 2009, 7:36 PM EST

    If you see any typos, please excuse them, as my hands are still thawing out. Just walked into the hotel after a long day but figured I’d give a quick update on the pep rally. For those of us who haven’t been back to campus in a few years, there has been a ridiculous amount…