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  • Time for Kelly to Deliver

    Following consecutive lackluster 8-5 campaigns in which Notre Dame generally underachieved on the gridiron, the advent of the 2012 season gives rise to legitimate expectations that Coach Brian Kelly will demonstrate he is a marked improvement over his recent predecessors.

    Year three is traditionally a significant data point in the resume of successful Irish coaches, … Full Notre Dame News Story

    Collecting the Irish

    A few weeks ago, we here at NDN were contacted by J. R. Wainwright, long-time sports illustrator and Notre Dame fan. Over the years, Mr. Wainwright has cultivated an extensive collection of Notre Dame-related art and memorabilia, including his own work depicting all our Heisman Trophy winners, all-American players, and famous coaches. The illustrations on … Full Notre Dame News Story

    A Closer Look at the 2012 Offense

    (Notre Dame Football News | The Rock Report) – Notre Dame’s offense in 2012 will have a different look and a lot of looks if you listen to coaches Kelly and Martin.  Likely starting quarterback Everett Golson is a passing and running threat and he mentioned that if teams “drop 8” in coverage against ND … Full Notre Dame News Story

    2012 NDN Probability Poll

    (Notre Dame Football News | The Rock Report) – The 6th annual NDNation Probability Poll is underway.  Last year was the first time fans got it right.  Playing out the probabilities led to a group prediction of 8.6 wins during the season. This year’s poll is below:

     … Full Notre Dame News Story

    The Grass is Always … Something

    Well, we all knew it was coming. And now, according to the South Bend Trib, it’s on the schedule — the natural grass surface at Notre Dame Stadium will be replaced by Field Turf.

    Let me make something clear from the get-go: The turf in Notre Dame Stadium is not a hot-button issue for me. … Full Notre Dame News Story