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  1. Video: Dayne Crist is ready to lead

    Sep 1, 2010, 12:26 PM EDT

    The video crew put together a pretty nice profile of Dayne Crist, a guy that has quite a lot on his plate right now. It’s hard not to root for Crist, who has gone through a lot since that Halloween game against Washington State and now finds himself the starting quarterback at Notre Dame.  

  2. Game to watch (well, maybe DVR): UConn vs. Michigan

    Aug 31, 2010, 9:33 PM EDT

    While the Irish will be doing battle with the Boilermakers at 3:30 EST, Michigan will be opening up with Connecticut at the Big House. It’s far from the standard opening weekend fare for the Wolverines, and you’ve got to think that the upstart Huskies and coach Randy Edsall feel confident. Or at least their marketing…

  3. Opponent preview: Army Black Knights

    Aug 31, 2010, 6:42 PM EDT

    The eleventh piece of our opponent previews, profiling Notre Dame’s 2010 opponents. Check out the rest of them with Purdue, Michigan, Michigan State, Stanford, Boston College, Pitt, Western Michigan, Navy, Tulsa and Utah.  The Overview: November 20th marks the 50th time Notre Dame and Army will clash on the football field, and the 23rd time…

  4. IBG: The season begins

    Aug 31, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT

    The good folks of the Notre Dame blogosphere found it in their hearts to welcome me into their midst for the Irish Blogger Gathering. I noticed this nice community-building exercise last season and feel quite honored to be invited by the Subway Domer himself. Nothing like putting your feet to the fire to get started…

  5. More on Shaq Evans transfer

    Aug 31, 2010, 1:51 PM EDT

    Brian Kelly met with the media after his press conference to discuss the Shaquelle Evans transfer, here’s a bit more of what he said: “He came in yesterday and informed me that he had made a decision,” Kelly said. “This was not a two-way conversation, this was a one-way conversation.” The lack of dialogue in…

  6. Shaquelle Evans to transfer

    Aug 31, 2010, 12:13 PM EDT

    Brian Kelly just confirmed during his press conference that wide receiver Shaquelle Evans is no longer with the team. “Shaq Evans is no longer with the team,” Kelly said. “We granted him a release and we wish him the best. He’s a good kid.” The whispers had been growing the past few days that Evans…

  7. Week one depth chart released

    Aug 30, 2010, 6:55 PM EDT

    While Brian Kelly doesn’t address the media until tomorrow, the two-deep depth chart for Purdue has been released. Here’s the depth-chart on offense (returning starters in CAPS): WR 7   TJ Jones 5-11 187 Fr.       18 DUVAL KAMARA 6-4 225 Sr. WR 6 Theo Riddick 5-11 198 So.       19 Robby Toma 5-9 175 So. LT 70…

  8. Opponent Preview: Utah Utes

    Aug 30, 2010, 12:45 PM EDT

    The tenth edition of our opponent previews, profiling Notre Dame’s 2010 opponents. Check out the rest of them with Purdue, Michigan, Michigan State, Stanford, Boston College, Pitt, Western Michigan, Navy and Tulsa. The Overview: It’s a sign of the times in college football when the toughest game on Notre Dame’s home schedule is a date…

  9. Opponent preview: Tulsa Golden Hurricanes

    Aug 30, 2010, 1:00 AM EDT

    Episode nine of previews profiling Notre Dame’s 2010 opponents. Check out the rest of them with Purdue, Michigan, Michigan State, Stanford, Boston College, Pitt, Western Michigan and Navy. The Overview: While many bristled at the addition of Tulsa to the Notre Dame home schedule, the Golden Hurricanes are a football program on the rise. Head…

  10. Offseason cheatsheet: Defensive line

    Aug 29, 2010, 11:54 PM EDT

    The final installment of the Offseason Cheatsheets, your Du Lac approved crib-sheets that’ll get you ready for the 2010 season. For more, check out the quarterbacks, running backs, tight ends, wide receivers, defensive backs and linebackers.  POSITION OVERVIEW: One of the only position groups long set in stone was the defensive line. With Brian Kelly…

  11. Off scholarship, Banks rejoins team as a walk-on

    Aug 27, 2010, 2:34 PM EDT

    While there’s been no official comment on the reason behind EJ Banks banishment from the team, there is good news for those Irish fans worried that Banks would leave the program or transfer. Kelly has been clear that the problem with Banks is not disciplinary to him, which pretty much points to an academic issue…

  12. Opponent preview: Navy Midshipmen

    Aug 27, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

    Eight and counting for series of previews profiling Notre Dame’s 2010 opponents. Check out the rest of them with Purdue, Michigan, Michigan State, Stanford, Boston College, Pitt and Western Michigan. The Overview: Make no mistake, this is no longer a friendly rivalry. With Navy stunning the Irish 23-21 at Notre Dame stadium last season, the…

  13. Offseason Cheatsheet: Linebackers

    Aug 26, 2010, 11:40 PM EDT

    Looking for some catch-up as Purdue looms just around the corner? Check out the Offseason Cheatsheets, your Du Lac approved crib-sheets that’ll get you ready for the 2010 season. For more, check out the quarterbacks, running backs, tight ends, wide receivers, and defensive backs. POSITION OVERVIEW: As a group, there might not have been a…

  14. Utupo cleared by NCAA

    Aug 26, 2010, 10:07 PM EDT

    Good news for the Irish today as freshman Justin Utupo received clearance from the NCAA and had his eligibility restored. Utupo had been shelved temporarily since Tuesday when the NCAA’s clearinghouse took a look at some of the course work he completed at Lakewood High School. “Justin Utupo was cleared today,” Kelly said after practice.…

  15. Minor injuries could factor into Purdue depth chart

    Aug 26, 2010, 5:42 PM EDT

    While Notre Dame has avoided the major injury this fall camp, that doesn’t mean the Irish aren’t battling an assorted allotment of bumps and bruises. Yesterday, a handful of starters were held out of practice, with Kyle Rudolph, Chris Stewart, Jamoris Slaughter, and Anthony McDonald all missing significant chunks of time, though mostly for precautionary…

  16. Opponent preview: Western Michigan

    Aug 26, 2010, 8:30 AM EDT

    We’re halfway home profiling Notre Dame’s 2010 opponents. Check out the rest of them with Purdue, Michigan, Michigan State, Stanford, Boston College and Pitt. The Overview: With a hole still open on the 2010 schedule, last October athletic director Jack Swarbrick added Western Michigan to the home schedule, the final egg to the face of…

  17. Offseason Cheatsheet: Defensive backs

    Aug 25, 2010, 7:02 PM EDT

    Offseason Cheatsheets continue with your Du Lac approved crib-sheet for the upcoming season. For more, check out the quarterbacks, running backs, tight ends and wide receivers. POSITION OVERVIEW: Heading into last season, the Irish felt good about their secondary. The Irish only needed to replace David Bruton, and a natural replacement was there with Harrison…

  18. Opponent preview: Pitt Panthers

    Aug 25, 2010, 1:31 PM EDT

    We continue on profiling Notre Dame’s 2010 opponents. If you have a spare hour or two, check out Purdue, Michigan, Michigan State, Stanford, and Boston College. The Overview: After three mediocre seasons, Dave Wannstedt has led Pittsburgh back to respectability, winning nine and ten games in back-to-back seasons, turning around a football program that was…

  19. Star power is hardly the Irish's problem

    Aug 25, 2010, 1:05 PM EDT

    An interesting tidbit from the Wall Street Journal and their popular blog “The Count” today shows that Notre Dame’s problem has hardly been recruiting rankings. For those that followed the Charlie Weis era closely that’s hardly a surprise, but what is surprising is the esteem Notre Dame’s projected starters are held in, ranking third-highest in…