1. Notre Dame Fear Factor: Ranking the Irish Opponents (Part One)

    Mark May and Mel Kiper Jr. weren't available for comment on the bleacherreport.com Notre Dame page so I had to settle with my own evaluation of the 2009 Irish schedule...

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  2. Notre Dame by the Numbers: Five Things You Need to Know

    September 5, opening day at Notre Dame Stadium, is less than two weeks away. In honor of the 5th it’s time to examine the impact of five uniquely important numbers on the Fighting Irish football program...

    Marc Halsted Written by Marc Halsted about almost 5 years ago 1,442 reads 14 comments

  3. The Prodigal Son Returns: The Next Step For Jimmy Clausen

    The parable of the Prodigal Son, found in the Gospel of Luke, is of return, redemption, and resurrection. All is forgiven and the father receives the son, welcoming him back into the family, despite all his youthful indiscretions...

    Marc Halsted Written by Marc Halsted about almost 5 years ago 411 reads 5 comments

  4. Notre Dame Tough: The Competitive Fire Hits South Bend

    Football is a brutal, punishing game. It’s primal, from the first gunner hurtling 60-yards downfield for the reward of one spectacular head-on collision, to the final game-defining goal-line stand in the last desperate seconds of battle...

    Marc Halsted Written by Marc Halsted about almost 5 years ago 1,999 reads 9 comments

  5. Middle Class America: Looking for the Next Boise State

    I want to be in Boise, Idaho on September 12. That’s when the Broncos of Boise State will have their first chance to win their 100th game since 2000...

    Marc Halsted Written by Marc Halsted about almost 5 years ago 335 reads 2 comments

  6. The Notre Dame Triumvirate: Three Battle-Ready Positions

    A battle-ready unit must possess the raw ability, mission-specific potential, and legitimate proof that they will be successful come judgment day...

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  7. The Blue and Gold Scare: McCarthyism Comes To South Bend

    To many Americans of the Cold War era, Joe McCarthy was a demagogue. To many Notre Dame fans of the Charlie Weis era Kyle McCarthy has become a demigod...

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  8. Descending Opinions: The Decline of Penn State in 2009

    The Coaches Poll has been released with the usual suspects on top. Many will shower those traditional powers with praise while others will offer outlandish predictions of their impending doom...

    Marc Halsted Written by Marc Halsted about almost 5 years ago 447 reads 2 comments

  9. Notre Dame Realism: Five Reasons Why Notre Dame Remains Relevant

    9-3 and the grace of Touchdown Jesus will keep the Notre Dame Fighting Irish within the national spotlight and keep Charlie Weis fully employed when the 2009 College Football Season closes up shop in January...

    Marc Halsted Written by Marc Halsted about almost 5 years ago 391 reads 19 comments