1. Notre Dame Football: Is Jonas Gray an NFL-Ready Back?

    Coming into 2011, Jonas Gray was expected to be a solid backup option to underclassman starter Cierre Wood. And now after eight games, the senior tailback holds more responsibilities than being just a second-stringer...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about almost 3 years ago 1,849 reads 8 comments

  2. Notre Dame Recruiting: Elite Class in Danger of Collapsing?

    You heard the hype and know how big this past weekend's USC matchup was in terms of recruiting. Virtually almost every big name left on Notre Dame's board was in attendance, in addition ...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about almost 3 years ago 4,917 reads 43 comments

  3. Notre Dame Football: Jumbotron or No Jumbotron? Tradition Meets Technology

    When you think of South Bend, Ind., you think tradition. OK, some may first think of walk-on legend of Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, or possibly the legendary Four Horsemen. Even so, you're thinking of Notre Dame's tradition...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about almost 3 years ago 1,143 reads 31 comments

  4. USC vs. Notre Dame: Irish Turnovers Lead to Another Roller-Coaster Defeat

    Turnovers have been the direct cause of many of Notre Dame's woes this season. Saturday night's rivalry matchup versus USC didn't turn out to be any different...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about almost 3 years ago 738 reads 21 comments

  5. Notre Dame Football: Why the Irish Will (and Must) Beat USC

    As Notre Dame has learned this season, an 0-2 start doesn't leave much room for error. Four wins and a bye week later, the Irish face their most daunting challenge of the season against USC on Saturday night...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about almost 3 years ago 775 reads 5 comments

  6. Notre Dame Recruiting: Top Recruits Flocking to South Bend for USC Weekend

    Win or lose, Brian Kelly won't be getting much sleep this weekend. Saturday night's rivalry matchup with USC is also turning out to be the most anticipated recruiting weekend in the history of Notre Dame...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about almost 3 years ago 6,099 reads 7 comments

  7. Michael Floyd: The Most Complete Player in College Football

    Notre Dame fans have been spoiled at the wide receiver position with rare talents, almost as if it were normal. Jeff Samardzija began the trend, followed by another record-breaking receiver in Golden Tate...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about almost 3 years ago 1,579 reads 16 comments

  8. Notre Dame Football: Just How Good Is This Irish Offensive Backfield?

    Notre Dame had plenty of question marks entering Brian Kelly 's second season on the sideline. Who will be the quarterback? What wide receiver will draw attention away from Michael ...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about almost 3 years ago 1,511 reads 20 comments

  9. Notre Dame Football: Predicting the Second-Half Finish

    Halfway through the 2011 season, Brian Kelly and his Fighting Irish have established what kind of football team they want to be. Beginning the year with two haunting losses, the Irish have now reeled off four impressive wins in a row...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about almost 3 years ago 1,443 reads 12 comments

  10. College Football Spotlight: Bernard Pierce, Temple the Next Mid-Major Surprise?

    As a college sports fan, your more than familiar with underdogs making a name for themselves. A mid-major program on the rise with little to no history, no hype, and little national attention...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about almost 3 years ago 327 reads 3 comments

  11. Notre Dame Football: Should Dayne Crist Get Another Chance?

    Remember when Dayne Crist came into South Bend as the heir apparent to then starter Jimmy Clausen? While getting his fair share of opportunities, the Californian product has shown ...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about almost 3 years ago 819 reads 8 comments

  12. Notre Dame Football: So What's the Problem Now, Brian Kelly?

    We've heard it before and we'll hear it again—Notre Dame is on the verge of being back. Entering the 2011 season with some of the highest hopes in the past decade, comparable ...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about almost 3 years ago 949 reads 8 comments

  13. Notre Dame Football: Brian Kelly's Exciting Problem of "Too Much Depth"

    Irish fans can say there is a different feel about their team nowadays. Even though that feeling will have to wait a few months before resulting in more wins or a BCS-appearance, it's still a great feeling...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about 3 years ago 5,458 reads 28 comments

  14. College Football Rankings 2011: Should Oklahoma Really Be No. 1 in Coaches Poll?

    The votes are in, tallied, and officially published-—Oklahoma has been handed the preseason honor of being ranked No. 1 heading into the 2011 version of college football...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about 3 years ago 882 reads 6 comments

  15. Notre Dame Recruiting: Five-Star Sheldon Day Commits to Irish, Brian Kelly

    It was a good night for Day. Making himself the 13th commitment in Brian Kelly's 2012 recruiting class, 5-star defensive tackle Sheldon Day has given his verbal pledge to Notre Dame...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about 3 years ago 2,606 reads 32 comments

  16. Notre Dame Football: Cierre Wood's Time in the Spotlight Has Arrived

    When Cierre Wood gave his commitment to Notre Dame, the buzz surrounding him echoed "superstar," "burner" and "game-changer" throughout the dorm halls in South Bend...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about 3 years ago 2,202 reads 5 comments

  17. College Football 2011: 20 Teams That Covered the Spread the Most in 2010

    If you're a betting man, you better be a lucky man. In 2010, the betting portion of college football was in full frenzy once again thanks to plenty of upsets, underdog-risings and lopsided-spankings...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about 3 years ago 6,446 reads 6 comments

  18. Notre Dame Football: Safety John Turner Earns Offer the Hard Way

    Usually when a player commits to Brian Kelly and Notre Dame, he is a well-known commodity that not only holds an offer from the Irish, but from many other top suitors throughout the nation...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about 3 years ago 3,991 reads 7 comments

  19. Jim Tressel vs. Pete Carroll: Who Did the Most Damage to Their Program?

    No matter how you spin it, it’s clearly visible that college football has dug itself into some serious holes as of late, making NCAA violations look like the norm rather than the rare...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about 3 years ago 3,447 reads 47 comments

  20. Notre Dame Football: Which Quarterback Will Start for Irish in 2011?

    Brian Kelly needs some answers. Beginning under center, there is one question that needs to be filled with a truly cemented answer—who will quarterback the Irish in 2011? ...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about 3 years ago 5,650 reads 55 comments

  21. Notre Dame-Michigan Rivalry: Irish Will Crush Wolverines in 2011

    Notre Dame suffered some pretty deflating losses in 2010. Letdowns to Tulsa and Navy were disheartening to Irish fans all over. The dismantling by Stanford and a thrilling overtime loss to Michigan State didn't feel too satisfying either...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about 3 years ago 9,311 reads 79 comments

  22. Notre Dame Football: A College Student's Open Letter to Michael Floyd

    I know it's tough, Michael. Growing up is rough, as we have all found out. Or rather, are finding out as we grow. And pressure only makes things worse, as you are well aware...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about 3 years ago 2,904 reads 6 comments

  23. Notre Dame Football: 25 Greatest Players in Irish History

    When you think of college football history, Notre Dame needs to be mentioned. With names as big as they get, South Bend has been home to some of the biggest legends of the game...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about over 3 years ago 13,479 reads 17 comments

  24. Notre Dame Football Recruiting: Grading the Irish's 2011 Class

    The LOI's are in and the colors have been donned: National Signing Day 2011 is officially over. And with that, Notre Dame has added 23 players to it's roster. 23 very talented and solid players...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about over 3 years ago 8,946 reads 19 comments

  25. Notre Dame Football Recruiting: Top Positional Needs for 2011

    What's the key to consistent success in college football? Many would say recruiting at a high level is one of the major factors. Of course, that appears to be the correct answer at first glance...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about over 3 years ago 12,026 reads 22 comments