Douglas Farmer

With perspective, Camping World Bowl a worthy destination for No. 15 Notre Dame


What sounds more absurd, the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl or the Camping World Bowl? What will get more attention, leading into Oregon vs. Wisconsin or preceding the College Football Playoff? What matchup is more stereotypically insulting, facing Rutgers or Iowa State? It’s all about perspective, and when realizing Notre Dame once played in a bowl game [more]

Counting Down the Irish in review: Disappointments? Surprises?


It would be unfair to criticize the preseason’s “Counting Down the Irish” rankings blow-by-blow with 12 games of data in one’s back pocket. The dozen beat writers courteous enough to submit August rankings of Notre Dame’s expected most-impactful players in 2019 were offering their best guesses, well-informed and well-intentioned guesses. Those guesses included faith in [more]

Leftovers & Links: Notre Dame’s decade compares favorably to rivals’


It’s been a long decade at Notre Dame, mostly because all of them are at a place and in a sport under such a microscope. It included three goal-line fumbles returned the other way for touchdowns, all for the Irish opposition. A few quarterback controversies unfolded, at least one of which head coach Brian Kelly [more]