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  • Forecasting a Strong Resurgence

    Phil Steel recently projected Notre Dame to finish 7th and tabbed the Irish as a dark horse for the National Championship. Steele notes that the Irish have 15 returning starters and lost 38 starts due to injury last year (15th most in nation) on young team he thought would finish higher last season. Whether Steele … Full Notre Dame News Story

    Clausen At the Head of the Class

    (The Rock Report) – So, I’ve read some “writers” and listened to some “look at me” talking heads opining about how Jimmy Clausen has been a disappointment so far. I can’t imagine what their benchmark is other than their own fantasies.

    At the same stage in his career, the NFL’s number one draft pick, Matthew … Full Notre Dame News Story

    Harangody Returns

    Mike Brey has been putting his Twitter account to good use, but probably no better use from a fan perspective than today, when he Tweeted:

    “Gody to return to the Irish!!”

    It seems that Luke Harangody has decided to complete his eligibility at Notre Dame, where he will spend the season in pursuit of some … Full Notre Dame News Story

    ND Ups the Performance Ante

    (The Rock Report) – Just two months after ND Strength and Conditioning coach Ruben Mendoza called nutrition the “missing link in athletic performance”, Notre Dame announced the formation of a new Athletic Performance Division. Said Notre Dame Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick, “The goals and expectations of athletics at Notre Dame necessitate finding ways for our … Full Notre Dame News Story

    Charlie, Leadership and the Secret Sauce

    (The Rock Report ) –

    “Every victory is won before the game is played.” ~ Lou Holtz

    I was out having some drinks and ran into a player on the 1988 team who recounted the back story that led to the Irish’s inspirational thumping of Rodney Peete and the Trojans that year (pardon any lack … Full Notre Dame News Story