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  1. ND vs. UW — 2nd quarter

    Oct 4, 2009, 8:19 PM EDT

    Here’s the second quarter cut-down. Highlights (or lowlights) include Clausen’s lateral/failed screenpass, some Nick Tausch field goals, and an incredible scramble, throw, catch, and run by JC and Golden Tate. An hour of your life condensed to 11 minutes and 48 seconds.

  2. ND vs. UW — 1st Quarter

    Oct 4, 2009, 8:16 PM EDT

    Take a look at the first quarter cut-down by the fine gentlemen in the video department. The opening salvo of another epic game.

  3. That's what he said: Charlie Weis

    Oct 3, 2009, 10:00 PM EDT

    “I think that the entire game, the ebb and flow of the game, probably the whole game came down to that double goal-line stand. Not the goal-line stand, the double goal-line stand.”

  4. That's what he said: Steve Sarkisian

    Oct 3, 2009, 9:34 PM EDT

    “You know, the bottom line is this game came down to we had two opportunities to score touchdowns from the one yard line, two separate occasions, and we came away with three total points. That’s the bottom line.” 

  5. Five things we learned: Notre Dame vs. Washington

    Oct 3, 2009, 8:15 PM EDT

    It’s bordering on ridiculous and closing quickly on beyond description. The Irish once again pull out a miracle football game and win one for the ages. Maybe it’s not for the ages, but merely for the season,  as the Irish are making a case for reserving their own ESPN Classic channel. As Jake Locker’s fourth…

  6. T minus 2.5 hours until kickoff

    Oct 3, 2009, 1:00 PM EDT

    It’s cloudy and cool in South Bend right now, and we’re just about two-and-a-half hours away from kickoff. Just a reminder that, as always, we’ll be live-blogging the action, so bring your questions, comments, doomsday optimism, and anything else you want to share as I give myself carpal-tunnel trying to break my own record for…

  7. Irish need complete effort

    Oct 3, 2009, 7:00 AM EDT

    Notre Dame faces an important test today with the Washington Huskies. Empirically, the Irish are the better team. They have a more explosive offense, a defense with less question marks (believe it or not), and the advantage of playing in front of 80,000 of their own fans. Yet there is a general sense of uneasiness…

  8. Weekend primer: Notes before UW

    Oct 2, 2009, 3:00 PM EDT

    I’ve got a collection of links I’ve been storing this week, trying to find a place to fit them in or write them up, but they just never came together. Consider this force-feeding: * A few days ago, Mike Baldwin of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer wrote a post comparing the paths of Jake Locker and Jimmy…

  9. What will rain mean to Saturday's game?

    Oct 2, 2009, 10:30 AM EDT

    As Coach Weis alluded to in his brief comments today, the weather forecast for this weekend looks dreary in South Bend. The cool, wet weather should hang around all day Saturday, meaning that the game could be the first real “weather game” of the season. The first thing that comes to mind when we talk…

  10. Coachspeak: Why we shouldn't believe a word they say

    Oct 2, 2009, 7:30 AM EDT

    Having been to a few coaching press conferences, I can tell you they are far from glamorous. One of the more ridiculous things in movies (other than the always available parking spots, or the scrawny bad guy fighting to a draw with the yoked up hero) is the energy in press conferences. It’s as if…

  11. New Rockne sculpture to be dedicated

    Oct 1, 2009, 5:16 PM EDT

    New news out of Notre Dame from the always awesome Bronze Sculpture Department: Notre Dame will unveil a bronze sculpture of coaching great Knute Rockne on Friday. The sculpture of the most successful coach in Fighting Irish history depicts Rockne in his coaching sweatshirt and baseball pants with his hands on his hips. Rockne had…

  12. That's what he said: Steve Sarkisian

    Oct 1, 2009, 3:30 PM EDT

    Steve Sarkisian spoke with the media yesterday to talk about the Fighting Irish. The fine gentlemen upstairs at cut up the greatest hits of his press conference to give us a peek at what Coach Sark is preparing for. Here’s what he said:

  13. Taking a closer look at the USC offense

    Oct 1, 2009, 11:00 AM EDT

    As we did earlier in the year, when trying to get some real serious breakdown of the X’s and O’s, we looked to Chris Brown of Smart Football. Just as I was firing up an email to Chris about Steve Sarkisian and the USC offense that he brought with him to Washington, I figured it’d…

  14. Clausen injured, will it matter?

    Oct 1, 2009, 7:30 AM EDT

    During yesterday’s player press conferences, Jimmy Clausen made the pretty obvious revelation that he’s not 100 percent. Then, he made a little bit of news by revealing that he might not be 100 percent for the rest of the season. “It’s just a nagging injury,” Clausen said. “I don’t think I’ll be healthy until the…

  15. Weis calms the recruiting storm

    Sep 30, 2009, 4:00 PM EDT

    Another small tidbit from the Charlie Weis press conference had to do with recruiting. Specifically some recruit poaching that may or may not be going on. Rumors about blue-chip recruit Chris Martin had been floating around when Martin mentioned to a recruiting website that he’d possibly be taking an official visit to Florida — the…

  16. Weis looks to USC for UW clues

    Sep 30, 2009, 2:00 PM EDT

    For any of his perceived faults, Charlie Weis is an analytical coach who pays great attention to detail. And for anyone who doesn’t believe that, watch, listen or read one of his press conferences. (If you still care to object, here’s a brief snippet from his breakdown of route-running when asked about freshman Shaq Evans:…

  17. And in that corner… the Washington Huskies

    Sep 30, 2009, 10:00 AM EDT

    Notre Dame’s game with Washington this Saturday got infinitely more interesting when the Huskies pulled off the upset of this young season and beat the USC Trojans in Husky Stadium. Steve Sarkisian’s victory over his mentor Pete Carroll marked a remarkable turnaround from the winless Husky’s of a season before. Nobody follows the Washington program…

  18. The futility of Heisman watches

    Sep 30, 2009, 7:30 AM EDT

    I’ll admit it, I’m a sucker for the Heisman Trophy ceremony. Everything about it I enjoy, right down to the made for TV cheesiness that ESPN has mastered, with Chris Fowler doing his best Jim Nance at Augusta impression, and the little interview stations in different corners of the Downtown Athletic Club (or wherever the…