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  • No Sooner Welcome Wagon for Irish

    Notre Dame travels to Norman, Oklahoma on Saturday night to play the Sooners in what is the most significant football game for the Irish in seven years. Everett Golson returns at quarterback for Notre Dame, who will need an offensive spark to keep pace with the high scoring Oklahoma attack. The eighth-ranked Sooners stand at … Full Notre Dame News Story

    Irish Pride and Champions

    (The Rock Report) – Before Lou Holtz put up the famous “Play Like a Champion Today” sign in Notre Dame Stadium there was an even  simpler inspiration for Notre Dame players as they descended the steps into the tunnel, the word PRIDE written in capital letters and a slightly bent sign with subtle changes in  … Full Notre Dame News Story

    Defense, Offense and Dissonance

    A look back at Notre Dame’s last four national championships and the last four by any school point to one glaring commonality:  Championship teams have to play great defense. It may sound trite, but that fact gets lost as fans concentrate on the more glamorous side of the ball.  If a team plays great defense … Full Notre Dame News Story

    Riddick Carries Irish Past Cougars

    Theo Riddick’s determined runs in clutch situations enabled mistake-prone Notre Dame to get past a tough BYU team by a 17-14 margin. For the second consecutive week, the Irish clawed back from a halftime deficit created by turnovers, penalties and uncharacteristic breakdowns on defense. With their perfect season on the line, Coach Brian Kelly turned … Full Notre Dame News Story