Tyler Eifert

30 Years of Notre Dame on NBC: Te’o’s emotions & interceptions overwhelm No. 18 Michigan


Some “unofficial NCAA records” are more accurately described as “assumed NCAA records.” As in, Notre Dame set an assumed NCAA record when the Irish defense, led by senior linebacker Manti Te’o, intercepted five consecutive Wolverines pass attempts in a 13-6 win back in 2012, finishing an unbeaten September as part of an undefeated regular season. [more]

30 Years of Notre Dame on NBC: Night games return, ‘Crazy Train’ debuts


Alllllllll aboard! *Cue maniacal laugh* That’s the lasting memory. All anyone remembers of Notre Dame’s first night game at home in 21 years is Ozzy Osborne’s opening cackle. No one remembers the late George Atkinson running untouched for a 96-yard kickoff return touchdown. Only when seeing a similarly-catastrophic moment does anyone recall the Irish muffing [more]

Mack continues Notre Dame’s streak of drafted tight ends


Former Notre Dame tight end Alizé Mack’s raw athleticism and potential was enough to get the attention of the New Orleans Saints, who selected Mack with the No. 231 overall pick in the NFL draft on Saturday. Even by going in the seventh round, Mack continues an Irish streak of now eight consecutive season-opening starting [more]

Where Notre Dame was and is: Tight ends


Here is where some abstract thought about “Tight End U” would fit. Perhaps a musing about Alizé Mack’s draft hopes, or lack thereof, jeopardizing Notre Dame’s streak of drafted starting tight ends, a run in which every season-opening starting Irish tight end has been drafted dating back to the Tyrone Willingham days. But that is [more]

Leftovers & Links: Notre Dame searches for RB ‘consistency,’ sorts out its defense


Tony Jones has long shown Notre Dame what he could be, but the rising senior running back has rarely turned that potential into routine production. For every standout performance in practice, particularly in the spring, there has been a four-week midseason stretch where he took 12 carries for 25 total yards. For every 51-yard Playoff-clinching [more]