Author: John Vannie

No More Identity Crisis

Basking in the glow of Jimmy Clausen’s oral commitment to Charlie Weis and Notre Dame, Irish fans have all but forgotten the recent years of offensive misery. Before Weis came aboard, Notre Dame’s attack was the subject of richly-deserved ridicule by rival schools and even among its most ardent supporters. Bob Davie’s offensive philosophy was…

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Defensive Improvement

Tom Zbikowski recently said that Notre Dame will go as far in 2006 as its defense can take it. I happen to agree with this, and spent some time thinking about how we can extract improvement from this much-maligned unit. Nine starters will return this season, and it’s doubtful that an incoming freshman will become…

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