Monday, August 21, 2017

Kizer's First NFL (Exhibition) Touchdown!


Sunday, August 20, 2017

Domer Matt Besler in Citibank TV Commercial


Former Notre Dame All-American Matt Besler -- is starring in a Citibank TV spot about his hometown of Kansas City...

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Photo of Jaylon Smith's First NFL Tackle!

https://streamable.com/rmwvh

It's been 596 days since former Notre Dame All-American Jaylon Smith stepped foot on a football field in LIVE game action.  He played 12 snaps today in the Cowboys exhibition game with the Colts -- and made this critical third down tackle...

IF YOU "DOUBLE CLICK" ON THE PHOTO above you can see the video of his first NFL tackle! 

HE'S BACK!

LINK:  IT'S A BLESSING

I LOVE THIS -- Notre Dame's Class of 2021!


Got to love this photo of the University of Notre Dame's Class of 2021 inside Notre Dame Stadium.  That's Corbett Family Hall in the background.

Irish Goal Line Offense -- A Different Approach


Notre Dame's QB will be "under center" in their goal like offense this season. 

I believe this will be for the good...

LINK:  GOAL LINE

Friday, August 18, 2017

Knute Rockne Uniform Reveal for Notre Dame!



This folks -- is GENIUS!  The old / new helmet design -- the SHOES -- and the detail on the jersey that the Fighting Irish will be wearing in their game November 18th against Navy.

Every player's nameplate in the Notre Dame Locker Room -- the day of this game -- will be replaced with one name:  ROCKNE.

LOVE IT!!!


Domer Jaylon Smith's Just a Day Away...



The former Notre Dame All-American looks to be getting his first NFL Exhibition game action tomorrow against the Colts...

Thursday, August 17, 2017

They're Back --- The Band of the Fighting Irish!


The Notre Dame Trail --- Day #5 Update


The pilgrims have covered 124 miles over the first five days of the Notre Dame Trail -- they finish on Saturday, August 26th.  A day we're encouraging everyone to walk the final few steps from downtown South Bend to the Notre Dame campus!

Here's the latest from WNDU:

LINK:  REPORT #1

LINK:  REPORT #2

LINK:  REPORT #3

Nolan Interviews Assistant Football Coaches




Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Nolan Interviews ND Football Coaches Today





Aerial Look at the New Notre Dame Stadium


Wisconsin Grad -- Calls Out the Badger Nation!


I love this story -- Madison Police Chief Mike Koval -- a Notre Dame Dad, Superfan -- and, a Wisconsin alum -- calls out the Badger Nation!  See the video below!

Mike's son Riley (ND Law Grad) works with me here at Notre Dame. 

GO IRISH!

LINK:  MUST SEE

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Visitors' Entrance to Notre Dame Stadium


Fox Sports Ohio: DeShone Kizer Interview...



DeShone talks about playing QB at Notre Dame and how it prepares you for the NFL...

Browns' QB Coach Discusses DeShone Kizer


Jaylon Smith to Play First NFL Game Saturday



Great news from Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones this evening...

LINK:  JAYLON'S READY!

The Most Valued Tickets in College Football

The folks at TickPick sent me this information on the latest pricing of football tickets in the secondary markets.


Once again -- Notre Dame football is part of the MOST VALUED TICKET in college football this year -- and it's not even close...

To put this in perspective:
  • You could buy a ticket to Florida State vs. Alabama and Michigan vs. Ohio State and still not spend what it would cost to buy a ticket to Georgia vs. Notre Dame.
  • You could buy a ticket to Alabama vs. Auburn, Michigan State vs. Michigan and Clemson vs. Auburn -- and still not spend what it would cost to buy a ticket to Georgia vs. Notre Dame
  • You could buy TWO tickets to Ohio State vs. Michigan, and ONE ticket to Michigan State vs. Michigan -- and still not spend what it would cost to buy a ticket to Georgia vs. Notre Dame

THE TEN MOST VALUED TICKETS IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL:
  1. Georgia at Notre Dame:  $1,654.72
  2. Florida State at Alabama:  $1,026.54
  3. Ohio State at Michigan:  $599.63
  4. Navy vs. Army:  $567.76
  5. Florida at Georgia:  $532.68
  6. USC at Notre Dame:  $521.57
  7. Oklahoma at Texas:  $469.38
  8. Alabama at Auburn:  $464.63
  9. Michigan State at Michigan:  $424.73
  10. Clemson at Auburn:  $418.79

Day #2 Notre Dame Trail -- WNDU's Report


On day #2 -- the pilgrims on the Notre Dame Trail walked 19.1 miles...

LINK:  WNDU

Monday, August 14, 2017

NBC Names Tirico the Voice of ND Football



The talented broadcaster takes the place of Dan Hicks...

LINK:  TIRICO

Governor of Indiana Kicks off Notre Dame Trail

The 319 mile journey from Vincennes, IN to the campus of the University of Notre Dame -- began last evening with a 1.7 mile walk with Indiana's Governor Holcomb.

LINK:  WNDU-TV

LINK:  ABC-57

Sunday, August 13, 2017

New Tunnel Signage for Notre Dame Football


I'm hoping this new "HERE COME THE IRISH" signage is "back lit" and lights up during night games.

That would be a nice addition.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Coach Brian Kelly's Media Session Today


Friday, August 11, 2017

Notre Dame Stadium Opened up to Media Today


Here's a few more reports from today's tour of Notre Dame Stadium for the local media:

LINK:  ABC57 #1

LINK:  ABC57 #2

LINK:  WSBT

The Fighting Irish React to New Game Day Digs


Kizer's Media Session After Exhibition Game #1



Kizer being "groomed to be the Brown's franchise QB -- STORY

Thursday, August 10, 2017

DeShone Kizer's First NFL Exhibition TD Pass


His first NFL game winner -- 4th and 2 with 1:57 left in the game.   Browns beat the Saints 20 to 14!

Does Cleveland finally have a QB!

DeShone dominated the passing stats for the Browns tonight:
  • Kizer:  11 for 18 = 184 yards and a TD pass!
  • Kessler:  5 for 10 = 47 yards
  • Osweiller:  6 for 14 = 42 yards 
In addition -- Kizer led the Browns' QB's with 12 yards rushing.

This Really Happened on Jeopardy...


The Fighting Irish's First Visit to Locker Room



And, a "walk-on" team captain gets a scholarship for his senior year at the University of Notre Dame...

Notre Dame's New Football Locker Room!



WOW, WOW, WOW!!!

Notre Dame Hockey's Incoming Freshmen


Photos of Notre Dame's New Recruiting Lounge


These are photos of the newly renovated Schivarelli Lounge inside Notre Dame Stadium.  A space for Notre Dame Football to entertain recruits and former players...  BEAUTIFUL!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Mike Lee '09 Training to go 20 - 0 as a Pro!


Notre Dame alum Mike Lee '09, is currently training in Los Angeles for his upcoming fight against Aaron Quattrocchi on Friday, September 15th at "The Dome At The Ballpark" in Rosemont, IL.

“Fighting at home for my 20th fight means a great deal to me, I made my pro debut in Chicago and it’s terrific to return for this milestone. It seems like yesterday I was fighting to be 1 and 0, now I’m fighting to be 20 and 0.”

LINK:  MIKE LEE BOXING

Coach Brian Kelly Talks With Media Today


The Big Reveal: ND Football Locker Room!

 THURSDAY, August 10th at 6 PM ET!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

New WIFI Panels & DAS Servers in Stadium!



I think every Notre Dame fan will be pleased to have better WIFI in Notre Dame Stadium!

Wimbush & Adams Talk Camp Culver...


Free Tickets to Sorin: A Notre Dame Story...


Free tickets to a one-man-play about the founder of the University of Notre Dame -- Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C. -- became available today!

Don't wait -- get tickets now!

LINK:  GET TICKETS HERE

"Father Ted" Postage Stamp Released Sept. 1st


You are going to want to buy a roll or, two or, three of these...

LINK:  STORY

Monday, August 7, 2017

Matthias Farley "Weird Off Field -- WOW On It!"

This is the headline of an Indianapolis Star story today on Matthias Farley -- the former Notre Dame defensive back who now plays safety for the Colts...

A ND GO IRISH BLOG regular -- Tim Willis '84, alerted me to this story.  

LINK:  MATTHIAS FARLEY

Brady Quinn Defends His Alma Mater...


This is Brady Quinn's response to a recent interview that took place on Colin Cowherd's show...

LINK:  BRADY QUINN

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Replay: Coach Ara Parseghian's Memorial


A Celebration of Ara Parseghian's Life -- MASS


Here is a replay of today's Mass for the Feast of the Transfiguration and celebration of the life of Ara Parseghian...

Watch Ara Parseghian's Tribute Today at ND



Today's Mass and Memorial Service for Ara Parseghian will both be streamed LIVE today at UND.COM.  Here's the schedule:

ND Football Walk-On Story in the Boston Globe


You're going to want to read this story...

I am now a Chris Bury fan! 

Stonehill College was founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross -- just like the University of Notre Dame.

LINK:  FROM STONEHILL TO NOTRE DAME

Video: Domer Sheldon Day's Hit on Fournette


Jack Nolan Interviews Chip Long After Practice


Jack Nolan Interviews Coach Brian Kelly Today


Coach Kelly With Media After Practice Today


A Look at Notre Dame Football Practice Today


Saturday, August 5, 2017

Most Pro Football Hall of Famers: CHECK!


Los Angeles Times: Isaac Rochell Story


Thought you'd enjoy reading this...

LINK:  ROCHELL

Kizer Looking Like the Starter in Cleveland


Former Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer looks to be trending as the starter for the Browns...

LINK:  LOOKING GOOD

This Is Why Notre Dame Football Will Be Fine


Thursday, August 3, 2017

Coach Kelly Recaps Thursday's Practice


Brian Kelly Talks About Ara Parseghian


Brandon Wimbush Talks With Jack Nolan


Video of Coach Parseghian's Last National Title


This is courtesy of former Notre Dame offensive coordinator Chuck Martin -- now the head coach of the Miami Redhawks -- who play our Fighting Irish on September 30th.

Love hearing Howard Cosell's voice...

Notre Dame Not Ranked in ESPN Top 25


I like that we are not ranked in ESPN's preseason poll... 

MOTIVATION.

Now, we do have a number of opponents ranked in the top 25:
  • #4 University of Southern California
  • #15 Stanford University
  • #16 University of Miami (FL)
  • #17 University of Georgia

LINK:  ESPN TOP 25

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Fox Sports: "Should Kizer be Browns' QB?"


Onwualu Already Earning First Team Reps


The former Notre Dame team captain -- a rookie free agent -- was already running with the Los Angeles Chargers' first team defense...

That's James in the blue jersey in the photo above -- Day 1 of NFL Training Camp.

LINK:  ONWUALU

ESPN's Tribute to Coach Ara Parseghian


Why ND Football Trains at Culver Academy


Here's a little history lesson...

LINK:  CULVER ACADEMY

Domer Sheldon Day Misses Blocking Sled


NY Giants' Feature on Domer Romeo Okwara


A Tribute for Coach Parseghian at Notre Dame


This is what's posted right now on the new video board inside Notre Dame Stadium...

Notre Dame's football helmets -- on the front where you see the word IRISH -- it will be replaced with ARA for this season.  A nice tribute.

Coach Kelly Talks With Team About Ara...


Heaven's Team Adds a Hall of Fame Person...


Legendary Notre Dame Football Coach Ara Parseghian passed away at his home -- early this morning -- at the age of 94.

A class act.

LINK:  PARSEGHIAN

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

PHOTOS: Notre Dame Truck of the Year!


My friend Tommy Ruttura from Long Island, NY sent me these photos...

WOW -- that's a great paint job!

Wimbush & the QB's Take the Practice Field!


Domer Mike Lee '09 -- Next Professional Fight!


Notre Dame alum Mike Lee '09 is fighting Aaron Quattrocchi on Friday, September 15th -- in his bid to remain UNDEFEATED and 20 - 0 as a professional boxer!

The fight will be held at "THE DOME AT THE BALLPARK" in Rosemont, IL -- for tickets call 630-400-6380.

LINK:  MIKE LEE BOXING

Coach Brian Kelly Talks First Practice at Culver


Bartman '99 Receives Cubs' World Series Ring


Notre Dame alum Steve Bartman (Class of 1999) -- who was scorned for years by Chicago Cubs fans for his attempt to catch a foul ball during the 2003 National League Championship Game at Wrigley Field -- was given this official World Series Ring yesterday from the owner of the Cubs.

You'll want to read the stories below:

LINK:  WGN STORY

LINK:  CHICAGO TRIBUNE

LINK:  CHICAGO SUN-TIMES


Monday, July 31, 2017

Replay: Coach Kelly's Opening Press Session


Brian Kelly, the Dick Corbett Head Football Coach at the University of Notre Dame met with the media today for the first time to talk about the 2017 edition of the Fighting Irish!

LINK:  COACH KELLY

Sunday, July 30, 2017

"World #1" -- A Notre Dame Story Well Told...


A Day in the Life of Brian Kelly -- A Good Read


Thought you'd enjoy this South Bend Tribune story...

LINK:  A DAY IN THE LIFE

Jaylon Smith's "First WOW Moment in Pads"


The encouraging news continues from Dallas...

LINK:   ESPN

LINK:   FOX SPORTS

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Two Domers Ranked Among Top 8 Players...


For the Detroit Lions...

LINK:  NOTRE DAME TALENT -- #8

LINK:  NOTRE DAME TALENT -- #5

Notre Dame Football's New Helmet Design



It's from a company called VICIS...


As you can see -- the new practice helmets for the Fighting Irish have arrived just in time for Fall Training Camp!

Harrison Smith Talks About NFL Training Camp



The former Notre Dame football team captain -- is now one of the top safeties in the NFL...

Friday, July 28, 2017

ND Men's Hoops Ranked #4 in ESPN BPI Poll


Mike Brey is quietly putting together a basketball program...

LINK:  RANKED #4

DeShone Kizer -- Turning Heads in Cleveland


Here are some early reports coming out of Cleveland Browns' Training Camp...

LINK:  TODAY'S MEDIA SESSION

LINK:   DAILY NEWS

LINK:  CBS SPORTS

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Notre Dame Football's New Game Ball Design


I really like this!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

NFL Training Camps Begin -- Onwualu News


A Chargers' fan site is feeling good about former Notre Dame football captain James Onwualu's chances of making the team as an undrafted free agent...

LINK:  A LOCK TO MAKE ROSTER

Notre Dame's Plaschka Representing Jamaica


Notre Dame "rising" senior Jordan Plaschka is representing his mother's home country of JAMAICA at this week's FINA World Championships.

The Fighting Irish's record breaking sprinter is holding his own in Budapest -- despite arriving just a few hours before his first swim because of travel delays...

LINK:  UPDATE