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    Charlie Weis isn’t the first Notre Dame coach to be criticized for play calling and clock management. Willingham, Davie, Faust and Holtz (my recent benchmarks) were all heavily criticized in these areas. Time (and Lou’s great dedication to ND) have certainly put distance between Holtz and remembrance of past coaching sore spots, but I remember … Full Notre Dame News Story

    Pitt Boots Irish in OT

    Conor Lee’s fourth field goal in overtime ended the longest game in Notre Dame history as Pittsburgh beat the Irish 36-33 on Saturday. Trailing by 17-3 at the half, the Panthers rallied behind running back LeSean McCoy and a stout defense that smothered Notre Dame in the second half and throughout four overtime periods. Lee’s … Full Notre Dame News Story

    Irish, Panthers Seek Credibility

    Notre Dame returns home to face Pittsburgh on Saturday in a matchup of teams looking to enhance their respective bowl resumés. Although these programs are 5-2 on the season, each lacks a victory against a team with a winning record from which to argue that its success is not merely the product of an easy … Full Notre Dame News Story

    “He really made it feel like a family”

    Rev. James Riehle, C.S.C, chaplain to University of Notre Dame athletics teams for nearly three decades, died at the age of 83. Here’s a story shared by fightingamish (others linked) Fr. Riehle was the rector of Pangborn for my first two years there. He could be a little gruff at times, but had a sly … Full Notre Dame News Story

    Weis Cracks and Crack Backs (by Bacchus and Kayo)

    There isn’t a lot of joy in beating a football team as hopelessly awful in every aspect of football (“flummoxed” is the word Seattle Times reporter Bud Withers used) as Washington is, but there is a hell of a lot of relief in avoiding a doomsday scenario no matter how unlikely it was in the … Full Notre Dame News Story