Five Things

Five things we learned: Gold 36, Blue 34

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On a perfect day in South Bend, Notre Dame capped off spring practice with a perfect Blue-Gold game. Let's go over the five things we learned in the defense's 36-34 victory. [more]

Five things we learned: Notre Dame 48, Rice 17

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The last stormy, humid season opener at Notre Dame Stadium found an infamous place in the Irish record books. Saturday afternoon's 48-17 drubbing of Rice will be remembered in a much better light. [more]

Five things we learned: Pitt 28, Notre Dame 21

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After looking like a program that had gotten past the maddening inconsistencies of years gone by, Notre Dame’s 28-21 loss to Pittsburgh awoke all the wrong kinds of echoes on Saturday night. Done in by red zone mishaps and maddening inconsistency, the disappointing loss erased any hope for a BCS bid and ripped at scar [more]

Five things we learned: Notre Dame 38, Navy 34

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With the game on the line late and Midshipmen facing a critical fourth down with four yards to go, Navy offensive coordinator Ivin Jasper rolled the dice, hoping to catch the Notre Dame defense over-committing to the option that haunted them all afternoon. But Keenan Reynolds headed around the right side only to pitch the [more]

Five things we learned: Oklahoma 35, Notre Dame 21

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Notre Dame’s first four plays could’ve served as the CliffsNotes for their 35-21 loss to Oklahoma. On third and long from the Irish 28, Oklahoma linebacker Eric Striker came unblocked off the backside, hitting Tommy Rees just as he was trying to throw. The ball ended up in linebacker Corey Nelson’s arms, and just 49 [more]