Douglas Farmer

30 Years of Notre Dame on NBC: Tommy Rees’ first career start, an upset exaggerated


A decade later, the celebration has been greatly exaggerated. Retellings claim Notre Dame fans stormed the field after the Irish upset No. 15 Utah back in 2010. That 28-3 victory was, after all, Notre Dame’s first win against an AP top-25 team in its last 12 tries. It came via the arm of a certain [more]

Back to the future for Notre Dame’s recruiting


Amid all the current chaos and uncertainty, Notre Dame may be able to rely on familiar patterns in one realm, recruiting. If this Irish coaching staff was a new one, on the job for only one or two years, then the lack of clarity about anything whatsoever would extend to chasing the next stars on [more]

Hey Notre Dame fans, help out South Bend’s restaurants


Notre Dame fans have made this suggestion before. In fact, they have made it many times before. It is not that it was explicitly ignored; it is that honoring it would have unnecessarily risked offending some fine people via unintentional exclusion. Now, though, they have bigger things to worry about than if a middling sports [more]

UNLV-Notre Dame 2022 meeting means much more than merely future schedule filler


It is too soon to see a light at the end of the tunnel. Hopefully, if we all continue to behave, a few weeks from now will bring more certainty regarding the disastrous effects of the coronavirus pandemic, but for now, all we know is we are in a long tunnel of sports darkness. Notre [more]

Leftovers & Links: A promise to you, Notre Dame fans


While everything else is uncertain, know this much: "Inside the Irish" will continue to offer you a brief distraction if not every day, than far more days than not. [more]