1. We're Going to Pound It!

    So sayeth Charlie a day after the fan appreciate day scrimmage that saw the offense struggle against a blitz happy defense, scoring just six points on two field goals. That's right...

    The Rock NDNation.com Written by The Rock NDNation.com about almost 6 years ago 265 reads 2 comments

  2. Ragone Out For Year With ACL Tear

    Charlie Weis announced today that sophomore Tight End, Mike Ragone, will be out for the 2008 season after suffering an ACL tear:"This summer while running routes, Mike tweaked his knee and partially tore his left ACL...

    The Rock NDNation.com Written by The Rock NDNation.com about almost 6 years ago 168 reads 0 comments

  3. It's an Underclassman's World at Notre Dame

    Notre Dame's success will rest on the success of its sophomore class, with marginal help from the seniors and fifth-year seniors...

    The Rock NDNation.com Written by The Rock NDNation.com about almost 6 years ago 325 reads 2 comments

  4. Here Come the Irish!

    It's time to realize Tim Kelley's dream of bringing back the "Here Come The Irish" chant that used to precede the Irish entrance onto the field and haunt Irish opponents . Somewhere along the line, the Here Come The Irish tradition fell by the wayside...

    The Rock NDNation.com Written by The Rock NDNation.com about almost 6 years ago 335 reads 2 comments

  5. A Dozen Reasons Why Notre Dame Will Improve in 2008

    (www.ndnation.com) - Unlike Darth Vannie's take in yesterday's lead article, I think Notre Dame has a chance to bounce back strong and into the top 20...

    The Rock NDNation.com Written by The Rock NDNation.com about almost 6 years ago 805 reads 1 comments

  6. Notre Dame is the No. 8-Ranked School for Getting Rich

    Talk about a recruiting advantage. Notre Dame can point to its stellar graduation rate, CFA awards, Top Three business school, successful alumni and team GPA as advantages, but Forbes magazine just came out with cold hard facts to complete the picture..

    The Rock NDNation.com Written by The Rock NDNation.com about almost 6 years ago 455 reads 1 comments

  7. Notre Dame Shows Impressive Depth at Need Positions

    There's not much a fan can glean from a depth chart, but we sure try. Here's what struck me as I looked at the early 2008 chart and listened to comments from Charlie Weis and the team...

    The Rock NDNation.com Written by The Rock NDNation.com about almost 6 years ago 710 reads 8 comments

  8. Bank It: E.J. Banks is Irish

    The Irish received their second commitment from a defensive back when EJ Banks pledged to Charlie Weis on media day. Banks will join Marlon Pollard in next year's class. EJ plays quarterback but Notre Dame is recruiting him as a defensive back...

    The Rock NDNation.com Written by The Rock NDNation.com about almost 6 years ago 109 reads 0 comments

  9. A Measured Look at the Jimmy Clausen Story

    For as much as he's been lampooned on this site, the South Bend Tribune's Jeff Carroll wrote a balanced article on this silly Clausen story, where he put the story in proper context, using perspective, something that was sorely missing from most accounts.

    The Rock NDNation.com Written by The Rock NDNation.com about almost 6 years ago 275 reads 2 comments

  10. 2008 Expectations

    Some posters on NDNation are already drinking the Kool Aid. The responses on our message boards range from the hopeful:"Notre Dame is going to be really good, but with this schedule, they just have to be pretty good...

    The Rock NDNation.com Written by The Rock NDNation.com about almost 6 years ago 146 reads 1 comments

  11. The Tribune's Last Breath

    Is this what it's come to?The thing that struck me most about the recent "revelation" that underage athletes drink beer, which is what I learned from Brian Hamilton's recent "non-investigative" ...

    The Rock NDNation.com Written by The Rock NDNation.com about almost 6 years ago 142 reads 0 comments

  12. ND Takes Recruiting Title

    It didn't take an MIT mathematician to know that Alabama's recruiting title rested on fuzzy math. The Tide signed 32 players in February which gave them the number one overall class ...

    The Rock NDNation.com Written by The Rock NDNation.com about almost 6 years ago 156 reads 1 comments

  13. San Diego State Preview

    The following was posted by Londondomer on Rock's House.Ok here is the complete preview of the San Diego State Aztecs that I said I would finish...

    The Rock NDNation.com Written by The Rock NDNation.com about almost 6 years ago 371 reads 1 comments

  14. More Distortion

    This is, of course, nothing new from the South Bend Tribune's Jeff Carroll, but his latest distortion deserves a rebuttal.Here's some background: Google Adsense had been running an ad that ran through on NDNation...

    The Rock NDNation.com Written by The Rock NDNation.com about almost 6 years ago 288 reads 0 comments

  15. Notre Dame Football's 2008 Schedule Will Make a Major Difference

    First, I agree with you. A tough schedule is no excuse for last year's debacle.However, when you have so many things working against you, as the Irish did last year, it magnifies the problems ...

    The Rock NDNation.com Written by The Rock NDNation.com about almost 7 years ago 1,268 reads 0 comments

  16. Notre Dame Recruit Cierre Wood "Looks Like a Rocket"

    Notre Dame's top recruit isn't lacking in speed or confidence. Cierre Wood took part in the Top Gun Showcase Camp and the quote in the headline was one of many about Wood's performance.Here's another: "Wood looks like he was shot out of a cannon...

    The Rock NDNation.com Written by The Rock NDNation.com about 6 years ago 598 reads 3 comments

  17. Notre Dame Football: Zach Martin Joins the Baby Bulls

    Offensive Tackle Zach Martin is a very important recruit for the Irish, who are dominating recruiting on the inside of the line, but really need talented tackles. Martin appears to be just that...

    The Rock NDNation.com Written by The Rock NDNation.com about 6 years ago 740 reads 0 comments

  18. Is Swarbrick the Right Man at the Right Time?

    If his press conference is any indication, it appears that Notre Dame may have found a true leader, with vision, character, credibility and courage...

    The Rock NDNation.com Written by The Rock NDNation.com about 6 years ago 79 reads 0 comments

  19. Color Me Impressed

    As I'm taking a hiatus, I thought CJC on Rock's House did a nice job of summing up the thoughts of many around our new Athletic Director. Personally, I like the fact that he's got a name out of a Clancy novel...

    The Rock NDNation.com Written by The Rock NDNation.com about 6 years ago 124 reads 0 comments

  20. Notre Dame Lands Another Five-Star

    IrishEyes broke the news Sunday that Notre Dame followed up the commitment of offensive guard Alex Bullard (who chose the Irish over Alabama, Florida, Michigan and Tennessee among others) with a commitment from five-star offensive guard, Chris Watt...

    The Rock NDNation.com Written by The Rock NDNation.com about 6 years ago 172 reads 0 comments

  21. Steve Orsini, Notre Dame Football and Tough Choices

    So, what happened recently that caused SMU's AD Steve Orsini to pull out of consideration to become the next Athletic Director at Notre Dame?Orsini wanted the job. He campaigned for it publicly and those who knew him campaigned on his behalf privately...

    The Rock NDNation.com Written by The Rock NDNation.com about 6 years ago 173 reads 0 comments

  22. Steve Orsini, Notre Dame Football and Tough Choices

    The Rock - www.ndnation.com So, what happened recently that caused SMU's AD Steve Orsini to pull out of consideration to become the next Athletic Director at Notre Dame?Orsini wanted the job...

    The Rock NDNation.com Written by The Rock NDNation.com about 6 years ago 8,690 reads 13 comments

  23. Notre Dame Football: Tyler Eifert Commits to the Irish

    What do you do with a kid who's 6'5" with 4.5 speed, can catch the ball, and is dying to play for the Irish? You offer him a scholarship. Notre Dame extended an offer to WR/TE Tyler Eifert after he camped and impressed at Notre Dame...

    The Rock NDNation.com Written by The Rock NDNation.com about 6 years ago 848 reads 0 comments

  24. Notre Dame Football: Irish Swing CB Marlon Pollard

    The four-star UCLA commitment switched his allegiance to Notre Dame on Monday.Here's what Pollard said about his trip to South Bend: “I was amazed.... I expected it to be a great campus and everything...

    The Rock NDNation.com Written by The Rock NDNation.com about 6 years ago 1,166 reads 0 comments

  25. Jimmy Clausen and Group Stupid Mindthink

    The Rock - http://www.ndnation.com A herd mentality makes us all stupid and such is the case with current group stupid mindthink on Jimmy Clausen...

    The Rock NDNation.com Written by The Rock NDNation.com about 6 years ago 2,037 reads 16 comments