1. Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, Notre Dame's Famous Walk-On: The True Story

    This Christmas I was handed a gift bearing the logo of my football team. After tearing apart the beautifully snowflake-wrapped gift, the word "Rudy" stared me down in bold maroon letters with a certain No...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about over 4 years ago 25,728 reads 11 comments

  2. The Five Worst 2010 Coaching Hires in College Football

    Coaching changes can result in many positives: more wins, better recruiting, ehanced program support, and - maybe if you get lucky -, a ring...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about over 4 years ago 7,307 reads 48 comments

  3. Lane Kiffin, Ed Orgeron Commit Potential Violations Just Hours After Hiring

    The first words out of Lane Kiffin as the newest head coach at USC were about his committment to "running a clean, disciplined program". Fifteen minutes under his new title, Kiffin had told his first lie...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about over 4 years ago 320 reads 18 comments

  4. Lane Kiffin To USC Defines The True Meaning of Selfishness and Betrayal

    The tale goes like this. In his last year at Bloomington Jefferson High School, Lane Kiffin brought an intelligent, cute girl to his senior prom...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about over 4 years ago 1,293 reads 38 comments

  5. Lane Kiffin To USC, NCAA Licking Chops at Irony of Hiring

    According to sources, Lane Kiffin has left his head coaching position at Tennessee in order to return to Southern California and take the USC job...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about over 4 years ago 1,033 reads 24 comments

  6. Notre Dame's Michael Floyd Involved in Party Fight; Brian Kelly Faces First Test

    All was quiet on the Midwestern front for Brian Kelly during his first month in South Bend. Today, however, it has been made public that sophomore receiver Michael Floyd was involved in an altercation at the University of Minnesota early on Jan...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about over 4 years ago 2,838 reads 10 comments

  7. College Football's Top Five Uncommitted Recruits: Where Will They Sign?

    As the home stretch approaches of the 2010 recruiting season, the next month will be full of excitement, happiness, disappointment, and head-scratching...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about over 4 years ago 11,775 reads 44 comments

  8. Pete Carroll to the Seahawks: What Does It Mean for College Football?

    According to the LA Daily News, after two years, Pete Carroll has finally listened to an NFL offer—and accepted. Carroll has apparently agreed to a five-year, $35-million contract, in which ...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about over 4 years ago 2,476 reads 19 comments

  9. Introducing Notre Dame's Expected Hires for Brian Kelly's Coaching Staff

    Bringing in a new head coach means more than just one personnel change. It means bringing in almost an entirely new coaching staff along with that single man. Brian Kelly, the new head coach in South Bend, has chosen to do just that...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about over 4 years ago 7,195 reads 12 comments

  10. Life After Jimmy Clausen: Taking a Look at Notre Dame's Quarterback Situation

    Irish fans were warned to appreciate what they had while Jimmy Clausen was under center this past season, even if that same season ended with six disappointing losses...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about over 4 years ago 2,601 reads 5 comments

  11. Notre Dame Enters Recruiting Dead Period: What Are Brian Kelly's Biggest Needs?

    Brian Kelly accepted the challenge at Cincinnati in order to be a great football coach. He won with diamonds in the rough, coaching those same players past the expectations set in stone for them when they were being recruited as high school seniors...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about over 4 years ago 4,242 reads 14 comments

  12. Urban Meyer Takes Afternoon Off From Florida: What Happened To Priorities?

    Urban Meyer was advised to step away from football "for a little bit." After 12 hours, college football coaching's recent top dog, has backtracked on his words and has chosen to take a leave ...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about over 4 years ago 464 reads 11 comments

  13. Urban Meyer Resigns From Florida: What Does It Mean For Notre Dame?

    Rejection can turn out for the better in some situations. Although it didn't look like it at the time, it now looks as if Notre Dame has caught a break when Urban Meyer rejected their latest coaching offer for the second time in his career...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about over 4 years ago 2,599 reads 35 comments

  14. Notre Dame and Brian Kelly's Christmas Recruiting Wish List

    As the snow was falling and the fireplaces were being awakened last weekend, Brian Kelly was in his new football office meeting with most of his inherited recruiting class...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about over 4 years ago 6,603 reads 19 comments

  15. Where Will Notre Dame and Luke Harangody Finish in the Big East?

    Mike Brey doesn't have his traditional basketball team this season. His roster consists of one name associated with national recognition, unproven underclassmen, the younger, over-shadowed brother of Tyler Hansbrough himself, and potential...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about over 4 years ago 381 reads 6 comments

  16. Rocket Ismail Vs. Golden Tate: Who Left Notre Dame As The Bigger Legend?

    Every decade or so, football programs receive a special physical specimen in the form of a play-making, game-breaking, and history-changing player. In the late 80s, South Bend was blessed with one of these gifts in Rocket Ismail...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about over 4 years ago 268 reads 29 comments

  17. Brian Kelly's First Test at Notre Dame: Finishing Weis' Recruiting Big Board

    Now that the phones have been hung up, the pens set down, and the papers filed away, Brian Kelly was able to sit down in his new office and do what he does best—be a head football coach. Kelly got his dream...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about almost 5 years ago 2,177 reads 25 comments

  18. Brian Kelly Next at Notre Dame, Informs Team at Banquet

    The search is over. According to several media outlets and ESPN, Brian Kelly has informed his team that he will indeed be the next head coach at Notre Dame...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about almost 5 years ago 1,478 reads 72 comments

  19. BCS Bowl Breakdown: Game by Game Bold Predictions

    It's every man's favorite part of the year as the bowl season is on the brink of making its' yearly apperance. Time to chill the mugs, put on your teams' colors, and make your way around the ...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about almost 5 years ago 1,835 reads 5 comments

  20. Rob Ianello Named Head Coach at Akron, Notre Dame Faces More Questions

    First it was Charlie Weis. Then it was Jimmy Clausen, followed closely behind by classmate and All-American, Golden Tate...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about almost 5 years ago 1,647 reads 5 comments

  21. Brian Kelly Expected To Be Named Next at Notre Dame as Soon as Friday

    The recent rumblings around Brian Kelly and the vacancy in South Bend have been at an all-time high ever since the Cincinnati coach tweeted about a future meeting with Jack Swarbrick and Notre Dame...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about almost 5 years ago 3,801 reads 20 comments

  22. Golden Tate To Enter 2010 NFL Draft Alongside Classmate Jimmy Clausen

    Jimmy Clausen wasn't the only big name to announce he won't be returning to South Bend next year as Golden Tate made it known that he will also enter his name into the 2010 NFL Draft...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about almost 5 years ago 852 reads 5 comments

  23. Brian Kelly Will Listen to Notre Dame If They Come Calling Next Week

    According to Irish Sports Daily , Cincinnati coach Brian Kelly will agree to talk to Jack Swarbrick next week if approached about the vacant coaching position in South Bend...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about almost 5 years ago 1,332 reads 6 comments

  24. Charlie Weis, Notre Dame Staff Still Doing Their Recruiting Jobs

    South Bend is a special place. After being fired Monday from Notre Dame, Charlie Weis had a decision to make. And with that decision, he proved the above statement to be true...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about almost 5 years ago 1,559 reads 8 comments

  25. Mike Brey Doesn't Have His Traditional Notre Dame Team This Year

    The traditional Mike Brey-coached Irish teams usually consist of the following, year in and year out: a high-scoring offense that lives or dies on the three-pointer, mediocre rebounding, minimal-to-average ...

    Dan Scofield Written by Dan Scofield about almost 5 years ago 287 reads 4 comments