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  • Clausen Post-Game Press Conference Script

    UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME MEDIA CONFERENCE

    September 5, 2009

    Jimmy Clausen

    Q. Your thoughts on what had to be a pretty fun game to play in for you?JIMMY CLAUSEN: Yeah, it was a great game for the whole team. You know, guys just made plays out there. Had a lot of fun. And that’s what … Full Notre Dame News Story

    Rodriguez Press Conference

    UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN MEDIA CONFERENCE

    September 7, 2009

    Rich Rodriguez

    Q. Talk about the efforts of your special teams. COACH RODRIGUEZ: I felt they were pretty solid, a lot of young guys playing for the first time. I didn’t do the exact count, but somebody told me it was like 28 players that we had … Full Notre Dame News Story

    Confident Irish Dominate Nevada

    Jimmy Clausen’s pinpoint passing and a gritty Notre Dame defense combined to crush Nevada by a 35-0 margin that could easily have been greater. Michael Floyd used his athleticism to convert three pass receptions into long touchdowns, while Kyle Rudolph and Armando Allen also scored for the Irish. Meanwhile, consistent defensive pressure caused Nevada’s “Pistol” … Full Notre Dame News Story

    And the Readers Expect… 9.5 Wins in 2009.

    (Thanks to Farley for Compiling) – Based on a survey of over 8,000 fanatic crazies, the percentage following the team name is the average confidence level for each game. WSU – 95.0%Washington – 94.8%Navy – 94.3%UConn – 89.9%Purdue – 89.8%Nevada – 87.7%Stanford – 78.8%Michigan – 75.6%BC – 74.5%Pitt – 72.0%MSU – 65.1%USC – 41.0%

    The … Full Notre Dame News Story

    Irish, Weis Seek Validation

    by John Vannie

    Notre Dame opens the 2009 football season at home on Saturday with renewed hope for both the program’s reputation and the security of its head coach. The Irish struggled to a 10-15 record in the past two seasons as Charlie Weis attempted to rebuild the program with a solid base of underclassmen. … Full Notre Dame News Story