1. Notre Dame Recruit, Matt James, Dead at Age 17

    CBSSportsline.com is reporting that four-star Notre Dame offensive line recruit Matt James has died in an accidental fall while on spring break in Florida. The St...

    Marc Halsted Written by Marc Halsted about over 4 years ago 865 reads 11 comments

  2. Notre Dame: The (2010) Fall, A Big Ten September Awaits

    Spring football is just weeks away, and the smell of fall lingers in the not-to-distant future for the most energetically optimistic college football fan...

    Marc Halsted Written by Marc Halsted about over 4 years ago 881 reads 11 comments

  3. Notre Dame vs. Florida, Oregon, and USC: A Morality Tale

    I’m a Notre Dame fan but I’m not an elitist. I love college football Saturday afternoons at Notre Dame Stadium but I’ve never been able to put the scratch together to get to South Bend...

    Marc Halsted Written by Marc Halsted about over 4 years ago 4,391 reads 50 comments

  4. Rebuilding Notre Dame: Signing Day, Brian Kelly, and the Hope of 2010

    “Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world's first bionic man. Steve Austin will be that man. We can make him better than he was before...

    Marc Halsted Written by Marc Halsted about over 4 years ago 1,162 reads 28 comments

  5. Blake Lueders a Loss for Notre Dame: Brian Kelly's First Class Hangs in Balance

    "Turn him to any cause of policy, The Gordian Knot of it he will unloose, Familiar as his garter" (from Shakespeare's Henry V) Blake Lueders rocked the Notre Dame recruiting world Sunday with ...

    Marc Halsted Written by Marc Halsted about over 4 years ago 4,429 reads 35 comments

  6. Notre Dame QB Quandary: Searching for the Savior

    Jimmy Clausen came to Notre Dame in 2007 with all the hype and hysteria that a Fighting Irish quarterback can conceivably generate before ever putting on a golden dome and sprinting through the tunnel of Notre Dame Stadium...

    Marc Halsted Written by Marc Halsted about over 4 years ago 1,358 reads 7 comments

  7. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Recruiting Update: Needs and Wants For 2010

    Brian Kelly and much of his new staff are in place. National Signing Day is four weeks away. The Under Armour All-American game was last weekend and the U.S. Army All-American game is set for Saturday in San Antonio...

    Marc Halsted Written by Marc Halsted about over 4 years ago 4,294 reads 16 comments

  8. The Domey Decade Awards: The Official Fighting Irish Honors

    Welcome to the Fighting Irish football Domey Awards.  The 2000’s were witness to great adulation, tremendous success, devastating disappointment, and all the drama that college football can provide...

    Marc Halsted Written by Marc Halsted about over 4 years ago 883 reads 11 comments

  9. USC Football: The Once Golden Perception Meets A New Reality

    The USC football program did not garner the attention they wanted during the 2009 season. Shocking losses on the field, NCAA scandal off the field, and academic issues in the classroom have replaced ...

    Marc Halsted Written by Marc Halsted about over 4 years ago 1,811 reads 20 comments

  10. All Pitch and No Hit? The Red Sox Build a National League Power

    Jason Bay is as good as gone. Marco Scutaro is an offensive flash in the pan. Boston billboards should be re-painted to warn Sox fans of the inevitable decline of David Ortiz. Jacoby Ellsbury is David Dejesus with speed...

    Marc Halsted Written by Marc Halsted about over 4 years ago 563 reads 4 comments

  11. Notre Dame Recruiting: Two Up and Two Down for Coach Brian Kelly

    Notre Dame recruitniks went to bed Friday night with the chill of another decommitment but awoke to the warmth of a new, and intriguing, verbal guarantee. Tony Hurd, Jr...

    Marc Halsted Written by Marc Halsted about over 4 years ago 5,003 reads 19 comments

  12. The Fighting Irish Five-Part Plan: Welcome to Notre Dame Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly is the new head coach at the University of Notre Dame, and there’s no time to waste. While nearly 60 other college football programs use extra practices and national attention to ...

    Marc Halsted Written by Marc Halsted about over 4 years ago 1,628 reads 24 comments

  13. Notre Dame and Randy Edsall: Mutual Interest, Potential Disaster

    ESPN is reporting today that Randy Edsall is the next name on Jack Swarbrick’s exclusively elite, and surprisingly short, list of potential head coaching candidates...

    Marc Halsted Written by Marc Halsted about over 4 years ago 3,305 reads 53 comments

  14. The State of Notre Dame: Jim Harbaugh, Brian Kelly Mark Start of Silly Season

    It's Silly Season in South Bend. Notre Dame football had been responsible for a bevy of major college football announcements over the past few days with far-reaching implications for the reputation of Notre Dame and the future of the program...

    Marc Halsted Written by Marc Halsted about over 4 years ago 1,120 reads 18 comments

  15. Irish Hype : A Major Notre Dame Recruiting Win Tempers A Minor Loss

    Louis Nix, the highly regarded four-star prospect from Jacksonville, Florida, gave his verbal commitment to Notre Dame on Tuesday. It could not have come at a better time for the Irish...

    Marc Halsted Written by Marc Halsted about over 4 years ago 1,671 reads 20 comments

  16. The Charlie Weis Legacy: The Good, The Bad, and the Oh-So Ugly

    Charlie Weis has been fired from Notre Dame, Urban Meyer has re-dedicated himself to the University of Florida, and Bob Stoops has denied that he has any interest in becoming the next Notre Dame head coach...

    Marc Halsted Written by Marc Halsted about over 4 years ago 822 reads 13 comments

  17. Unraveling the Tiger Woods Mystery Accident

    Let’s start with full disclosure. As of 2:25 AM on the morning of Nov. 27, I was 3000 miles away from Windermere, FL. I don’t know Tiger Woods personally, and I’ve spent very little time in the presence of anybody who does...

    Marc Halsted Written by Marc Halsted about over 4 years ago 17,922 reads 36 comments

  18. Notre Dame Optimism: Life After Charlie, Golden, and Jimmy

    The sun has begun to set on the 2009 Notre Dame season, but not before the storm clouds set in this past week over the futures of Charlie Weis, Jack Swarbrick, Jimmy Clausen, and Golden Tate...

    Marc Halsted Written by Marc Halsted about over 4 years ago 1,489 reads 16 comments

  19. Urban Meyer Shows Notre Dame the Way To Brian Kelly

    Somebody needs to send a thank you card to Urban Meyer for helping the University of Notre Dame prevent the ever-embarrassing disappointment of repeated first refusal...

    Marc Halsted Written by Marc Halsted about over 4 years ago 9,023 reads 33 comments

  20. The Weis Resurrection Plan: What It Takes To Keep Charlie at Notre Dame

    Judgment Day at the University of Notre Dame is near. According to The Book of Revelations, the final eternal judgment will arrive after the resurrection of the dead and the second coming...

    Marc Halsted Written by Marc Halsted about over 4 years ago 2,160 reads 33 comments

  21. Irish Tale of the Tape: Jim Harbaugh and Brian Kelly Fight for the Heart of ND

    Forget Pacquiao v. Mayweather. Stop talking about Colts-Pats. Don’t even worry about the Ohio State v. Michigan game this weekend.  It's time for (Brian) Kelly v...

    Marc Halsted Written by Marc Halsted about over 4 years ago 2,002 reads 25 comments

  22. Notre Dame Football, Irish Optimism, and Severe Liver Damage: An Open Letter

    Dear Notre Dame football fans, Don’t try to be a hero. Just manage the pain. If you feel the irrepressible drive to drink, give in to that urge and hoist away...

    Marc Halsted Written by Marc Halsted about over 4 years ago 893 reads 16 comments

  23. Trojan Mediocrity: Bizarro World Descends On USC

    Bizarro World has come to college football. When the lights go out on this weekend's action, Oklahoma, Michigan, and Notre Dame will not be ranked...

    Marc Halsted Written by Marc Halsted about over 4 years ago 579 reads 6 comments

  24. Irish Accountability: The Charlie Weis Era Meets Its Maker at Notre Dame

    Accountability. Every coach talks about it, every player hears about it, and every team desperately needs it. Without accountability the structure of the program dissolves into irresponsibility, irreverence, and inconsistency...

    Marc Halsted Written by Marc Halsted about over 4 years ago 534 reads 9 comments

  25. Jesus, Me, and Charlie Weis: How the Navy Loss Pushed Me Over the Edge

    Jimmy got sacked and all looked lost. I made my way out of the stadium and headed straight for Touchdown Jesus. We commiserated about our disappointment. He was as fired up as I was, just a little more dignified in his appearance...

    Marc Halsted Written by Marc Halsted about over 4 years ago 1,767 reads 20 comments