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  • McCarthy Saves Irish, Weis

    Kyle McCarthy’s interception inside the five yard line with 57 seconds left preserved a much needed 33-30 victory for the Fighting Irish against Michigan State. Notre Dame had taken the lead with 5:18 remaining on a perfectly thrown 33-yard pass from Jimmy Clausen to Golden Tate, but a tired Irish defense had to hold off … Full Notre Dame News Story

    Rebounding Effort

    by John Vannie

    The Michigan State Spartans visit Notre Dame on Saturday as both teams try to get back on track after disappointing losses last week. While the Irish failed to close the deal against Michigan in Ann Arbor, the Spartans gave away a tight contest at home to Central Michigan by failing to recover … Full Notre Dame News Story

    Irish Can’t Close at Michigan

    Tate Forcier’s five yard touchdown pass to Greg Mathews with eleven seconds remaining gave the Michigan Wolverines a dramatic 38-34 victory over Notre Dame on Saturday in Ann Arbor. The Irish had fought back to overcome a 31-20 deficit in the fourth quarter to take a 34-31 lead with just over five minutes left, but … Full Notre Dame News Story

    Contender or Pretender?

    by John Vannie

    Notre Dame and Michigan square off at the Big House on Saturday in a game that will provide a boost to one program’s rebuilding efforts while relegating the other to the dreaded “wait until next year” mode. Yes, I did say “rebuilding” in the context of Michigan and Notre Dame football, where … Full Notre Dame News Story

    McCarthy & Smith Press Conference Transcripts


    September 9, 2009 Q. It seems as if Coach Tenuta had — obviously, he’s always had a very aggressive approach to calling plays on defense. He seemed ultra aggressive last week. Is it to the point now with him that you almost expect — I mean, more often than … Full Notre Dame News Story