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  • Myopic Arrogance and Brian Kelly

    It’s hard not like some of the off-season moves by Brian Kelly, but hell, any moves look good next to a 4-8 debacle and three years of terrible defense.

    What’s apparent from all sources is that Longo and Booker have been a problem for years.  Brian Van Gorder, from the FSU game on, has been … Full Notre Dame News Story

    It’s Not 1988 Anymore

    Over the weekend, Moff provided a summary of his feelings on the current state of ND football.  We thought it too good not to share with the wider audience.

    It’s gotten so much harder since we stopped playing the No.1 toughest schedules, with as many as 7 top 25 opponents in a given regular season. … Full Notre Dame News Story

    Wonder, Think & Know — Eyewear Fashion Edition

    By now, we’ve all figured out Mike Royko never said, “Some things you wonder, some things you think, and some things you just know.”  He did, however, say, “Show me somebody who is always smiling, always cheerful, always optimistic, and I will show you somebody who hasn’t the faintest idea what the heck is really … Full Notre Dame News Story

    Cause for Optimism

    legends-classic-trophyMike Brey really likes his team. I’ve had that impression since he first addressed the media at the beginning of fall practice. He believes the 2016-17 Fighting Irish are better than pundits have predicted.

    As I have noted in past seasons. the story of a team’s season unfolds via Bruce Tuckman’s team development model. Tuckman, … Full Notre Dame News Story

    Jackson Leads USC Over Shoddy Irish

    Adoree Jackson scored touchdowns in three different ways – a 52-yard reception, a 55-yard punt return and a 97-yard kickoff return as USC rolled to a 45-27 victory over mistake prone Notre Dame. Special teams failures were again a major contributor in the loss, but multiple breakdowns in all phases of the game underscored what … Full Notre Dame News Story