1. With Brian Kelly As Coach, Notre Dame Needs To Commit To Winning

    Finally, after a short week of searching for a new head football coach, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish have found their man in Brian Kelly. Now it is time for the University administration to make a serious commitment to winning...

    Ismail Written by Ismail about over 4 years ago 283 reads 0 comments

  2. Jimmy Clausen at Notre Dame: A Legacy of Mixed Feelings

    It was a bittersweet day for Notre Dame fans, as junior Irish quarterback Jimmy Clausen declared for the NFL draft on Monday...

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  3. Irish 40 in 40: Players Post-Season Review

    Before the 2009 season I took a look at the top 40 influential players for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Now, here is a review of that list: 1. Armando Allen (Jr...

    Ismail Written by Ismail about over 4 years ago 591 reads 6 comments

  4. Notre Dame-Stanford: Not Many Reasons To Watch

    How disappointing has this 2009 season been for Fighting Irish fans? How many would have believed Notre Dame would be limping across the country to play Stanford in the season finale with a 6-5 ...

    Ismail Written by Ismail about over 4 years ago 352 reads 3 comments

  5. Notre Dame's Demise: The Top Twelve Losses Under Bob Davie

    The list of the most important games in modern Notre Dame history continues as we take a look at the biggest losses while Bob Davie was head coach...

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  6. Charlie's Ego: Weis Should Do What's Right for Notre Dame

    It will be the end of an era in a week’s time, as Charlie Weis almost assuredly won’t be coaching at Notre Dame any longer. To say this season was a disappointment for Weis is a gross understatement...

    Ismail Written by Ismail about over 4 years ago 1,119 reads 19 comments

  7. Should Notre Dame Roll the Dice And Make a Deal with the Devil?

    Everyone inside the college football world seems to agree that this will be Charlie Weis' last season as head coach at Notre Dame...

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  8. What Does Notre Dame's Charlie Weis Bring To the Table?

    For a long time I was a Charlie Weis apologist, someone who defended his poor performances the last two years and believed better days were ahead. Now, it’s pretty tough to stick up for Charlie...

    Ismail Written by Ismail about almost 5 years ago 636 reads 11 comments

  9. Is Notre Dame Really Full of Elite Talent?

      The future of Charlie Weis' job is up for debate after another disappointing season from a team supposedly stacked with talent...

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  10. The Top 10 Terrible Notre Dame Losses Under Charlie Weis

    What follows is a look at the ten worse losses while Charlie Weis has been head coach at Notre Dame. Just last weekend Weis lost his 24th game in 5 years and his job is now on the line more than ever...

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  11. Charlie & The Curse: This Notre Dame Fan Needs Support

    There have been times when I’ve become severely depressed after watching a Notre Dame loss. Nothing was worse than driving eight hours to South Bend to watch the Fighting Irish defeated by ...

    Ismail Written by Ismail about almost 5 years ago 976 reads 12 comments

  12. Jimmy Clausen vs. Brady Quinn: Which Notre Dame QB Had the Better Junior Season?

    Recently, I was pondering the play of Irish quarterback Jimmy Clausen and thinking to myself, "how great he has been performing thus far this season...

    Ismail Written by Ismail about almost 5 years ago 150 reads 14 comments

  13. Mr. Biletnikoff Says: Notre Dame WR Tate Is Truly Golden

    Right now, the best receiver in the country is Notre Dame’s Golden Tate and the race for the annual Biletnikoff award may not be very close...

    Ismail Written by Ismail about almost 5 years ago 1,029 reads 18 comments

  14. Green with Envy: A Look at Notre Dame's Uniforms

    A few months ago I wrote an article detailing the history of Notre Dame's football uniforms (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/210445-my-changes-to-notre-dames-football-informs ) and made a ...

    Ismail Written by Ismail about almost 5 years ago 1,338 reads 11 comments

  15. Irish Roots: The Secret To Notre Dame's Continued Success

    Throughout the first half of the 2009 season, Notre Dame Head coach Charlie Weis has marched an explosive and threatening offense onto the field each Saturday...

    Ismail Written by Ismail about almost 5 years ago 469 reads 9 comments

  16. Great Expectations: Why Charlie Weis Is Not the Problem at Notre Dame

      I was doing some hearty coverage of Notre Dame football last night when I came across a blog that made some forthright comments which aroused my interest...

    Ismail Written by Ismail about almost 5 years ago 488 reads 20 comments

  17. Scouting Jimmy Clausen: Is This Notre Dame QB the No. 1 NFL Pick?

    Will he stay or will he go? Before the 2009 college football season began, very few people believed Jimmy Clausen would be leaving South Bend a year early to enter the NFL draft. Now, it is looking like a strong possibility...

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  18. Stay Positive, Irish Nation: Why the Loss to USC Is Promising

    Where does one start with this game? Well, let me say the 2009 matchup between Notre Dame and USC played out almost exactly like I thought it would...

    Ismail Written by Ismail about almost 5 years ago 477 reads 25 comments

  19. Notre Dame-USC: Irish Need the Shillelagh, but Have the Trojans Grown Attached?

    In five days the Notre Dame football team will confront their arch-nemesis USC and seek a victory which has eluded the Irish for far too long...

    Ismail Written by Ismail about almost 5 years ago 289 reads 8 comments

  20. Jimmy Clausen and Notre Dame Hand Washington Huskies Devastating Loss

    It was another thrilling victory again for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish as they defeated Washington in overtime yesterday.  The Irish now stand at 4-1 heading into a bye week and a looming matchup with archrival USC in two weeks...

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  21. Cleveland Browns QB Brady Quinn Endures Coach Eric Mangini's Seven Deadly Sins

    Here are the seven sins of Browns Coach Eric Mangini- that have left a bad taste in my mouth- in regards to quarterback Brady Quinn. No...

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  22. We Can't Work It Out: Why The Cleveland Browns Should Trade QB Brady Quinn

    It's not even a month into the season and I'm already fed up. I don't claim to be a rabid Browns fan—I'm more of a college football guy, but out of all the NFL teams, Cleveland is my favorite...

    Ismail Written by Ismail about almost 5 years ago 400 reads 43 comments

  23. Contemplating Our Lady Du Lac: Thoughts On Notre Dame & Other Things

    We are a quarter of the way through college football's regular season already...unbelievable isn't it? Here are some thoughts on my beloved Notre Dame Fighting Irish and other topics as well...

    Ismail Written by Ismail about almost 5 years ago 234 reads 2 comments

  24. Inside The Irish Huddle: Live Blog Of Notre Dame @ Purdue

    Coming off a tough victory over Michigan State, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are traveling to West Lafayette to battle Purdue tonight under the lights...

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  25. Don't Call Them Shorts: Rating the NHL's 30 Hockey Pants

    One of the more underappreciated aspects of a sports uniform is the pants hockey players wear. Pants may not be as popular as jerseys or as noticeable as helmets and socks, but they still play an integral role in the overall look of a hockey player...

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