1. Notre Dame- Army in 2010 and the Rutgers Rules

    We've all been exposed to the propaganda from Notre Dame football-crazed fans and Notre Dame-controlled media that the Irish will be renewing one of the historic rivalries of 20th century college football: Army vs...

    Michael Collins Written by Michael Collins about almost 5 years ago 862 reads 11 comments

  2. Notre Dame and the BCS: The “Notre Dame Rule”

    With Independence Day upon us, some college football fans have difficulty in swallowing an independent Notre Dame. The cartel that is the BCS—a conglomeration of the biggest bowls and the ...

    Michael Collins Written by Michael Collins about 5 years ago 8,790 reads 88 comments

  3. College Football Coaches Choose Darkness: Coaches Poll Changes in 2010

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    Michael Collins Written by Michael Collins about 5 years ago 340 reads 7 comments

  4. Notre Dame's Tim Brown: Like Smoke Through a Net

    Tim Brown was to become a Pentecostal minister. His mother, Josephine, wanted him to play in the band rather than play football at Woodrow Wilson High in Dallas. SMU, which was close to home, nearly gained Brown’s commitment...

    Michael Collins Written by Michael Collins about 5 years ago 361 reads 4 comments

  5. Drafting USC 2006: An Analysis

    At this time three years ago, Southern Cal had played in the National Championship, barely losing to Texas and Vince Young. The Trojans boasted of two Heisman trophy winners, Reggie Bush and Matt Leinhart, leading a phalanx of Trojans into the NFL draft..

    Michael Collins Written by Michael Collins about 5 years ago 217 reads 7 comments

  6. NCAA Reports Self for Lack of Institutional Control

    In developing news, the NCAA announced that its West Coast Infractions Committee has self-reported 87 violations of its compliance rules...

    Michael Collins Written by Michael Collins about 5 years ago 1,089 reads 7 comments

  7. Austin Carr's NCAA Tournament Records: You Can't Stop That

    Notre Dame’s Austin Carr owns the NCAA Tournament scoring record book. Just call him The Man and be done with it—especially considering Austin did not benefit from a three point line...

    Michael Collins Written by Michael Collins about over 5 years ago 1,943 reads 1 comments

  8. Notre Dame: Where My Heart Is

    Tom Freeman, Jr., a talented offensive guard from Kansas City, grew up in a Notre Dame family. His parents graduated from Notre Dame. His father played as a left guard on the Irish offensive line from 1983-87, the last two years under Lou Holtz

    Michael Collins Written by Michael Collins about over 5 years ago 1,080 reads 1 comments

  9. Alabama Recruiting: Nick's Tricks

    Ever tried to move a refrigerator or a piano through a 32” door? Angles and tricks—like taking the door off—can help do the job...

    Michael Collins Written by Michael Collins about over 5 years ago 8,456 reads 34 comments

  10. Predicting Recruits' Choices: Football Recruiting Made Easy

    “I've found that prayers work best when you have big players.”—Knute Rockne Successful college football recruiting is simply attracting the most skilled, talented, and biggest players to your team...

    Michael Collins Written by Michael Collins about over 5 years ago 77 reads 13 comments

  11. College Football's Best Recruiters: Who's the King?

    If recruiting is a football program’s lifeblood, who’s best at transfusing new life to their programs? Recruitniks know that the best recruiters are not the head coaches but assistant coaches, and occasionally a recruiting coordinator...

    Michael Collins Written by Michael Collins about over 5 years ago 5,478 reads 16 comments

  12. New Notre Dame Coaching Staff Takes Shape

    Last week, Notre Dame announced the hiring of Frank Verducci, veteran offensive line coach from the NFL with the Browns, Bills, Cowboys, and Bengals. Verducci also spent nine years on Hayden Fry’s Iowa staff...

    Michael Collins Written by Michael Collins about over 5 years ago 765 reads 2 comments

  13. Mike Haywood Named Miami(Ohio)'s First African-American Head Football Coach

    Miami of Ohio—“The Cradle of Football Coaches”—will name Mike Haywood, Notre Dame’s former offensive coordinator, as Miami’s next head football coach, according to sources close to Haywood...

    Michael Collins Written by Michael Collins about over 5 years ago 471 reads 4 comments

  14. Help Wanted: SEC Defenses - A Search for Its Identity for Bowl Games

    Outside of Florida and Alabama, SEC defenses this year have been porous with a pitiful record against winning teams...

    Michael Collins Written by Michael Collins about over 5 years ago 330 reads 26 comments

  15. Black Coaches in The NCAA: Race Matters and Coaching Hires

    Take Eugene Smith. Smith, Ohio State University’s Athletic Director, runs the largest athletic department budget by revenue — $104.7 million — and the tenth most valuable college football team as ranked by Forbes...

    Michael Collins Written by Michael Collins about over 5 years ago 2,581 reads 7 comments

  16. College Football's Bubble Watch: The Final Week

    Thirty-four bowls, sixty-eight teams. Isn’t college football at this time of year like pre-tournament college hoops? The real money games are college football’s version ...

    Michael Collins Written by Michael Collins about over 5 years ago 193 reads 0 comments

  17. Earning Your Props in the BR College Football Community Redux

    Gray Ghost's article almost two months ago seemed worth revisiting in light of some comments last week concerning Notre Dame and Charlie Weis...

    Michael Collins Written by Michael Collins about over 5 years ago 363 reads 6 comments

  18. College Football's Bubble Watch: How Will Your Conference Do?

    Thirty-four bowls, sixty-eight teams. Isn’t college football at this time of year like pre-tournament college hoops? At least it is for those BCS conference commissioners who are sweating ...

    Michael Collins Written by Michael Collins about over 5 years ago 249 reads 1 comments

  19. BCS: Fox Sports Loses Its Edge and ESPN Steps In

    Fox Sports lost its 30 day exclusive negotiations window for the new four year BCS contract, beginning 2010. BCS Commissioners and ND Athletic Director, Jack Swarbrick, had been in negotiations with Fox, beginning the first week of October...

    Michael Collins Written by Michael Collins about over 5 years ago 851 reads 1 comments

  20. The Case For Firing Mark Richt

    Has there been a more disappointing season to its fans than Georgia’s? Rated preseason No. 1, the Bulldogs have arguably the best quarterback in the nation, who may be the No...

    Michael Collins Written by Michael Collins about over 5 years ago 610 reads 43 comments

  21. College Football's Bowl Bubble Games

    Isn’t college football at this time of year like pre-tournament college hoops? At least for the BCS conference commissioners who are sweating out filling their bowl contracts, who signed up more bowls this year than last...

    Michael Collins Written by Michael Collins about over 5 years ago 974 reads 4 comments

  22. Shaquelle Evans: Notre Dame Stockpiles More Talent

    The Irish struck gold again in California when another talented, highly-acclaimed high school football player, wide receiver Shaquelle Evans, chose Charlie Weis’s Notre Dame Fighting Irish...

    Michael Collins Written by Michael Collins about over 5 years ago 558 reads 0 comments

  23. Collins's Bubble Watch: College Football's Real Money Games

    Thirty-four bowls, sixty-eight teams. Isn’t college football at this time of year like pre-tournament college hoops? At least for the BCS conference commissioners who are sweating ...

    Michael Collins Written by Michael Collins about over 5 years ago 199 reads 0 comments

  24. Collins' Bubble Watch: College Football's Real Money Games

    Thirty-two bowls, sixty-four teams. Isn’t college football at this time of year like pre-tournament college hoops? At least for the BCS conference commissioners who are sweating out filling their bowl contracts...

    Michael Collins Written by Michael Collins about over 5 years ago 633 reads 0 comments

  25. Tyrone Willingham: Good-Bye Yellow Brick Road

    As Willingham’s tenure in the Emerald City’s Washington Husky program whimpers to an end and the Yellow Brick Road now leads out of town, comparisons in his termination announcements at University of Washington and at Notre Dame are revealing.

    Michael Collins Written by Michael Collins about over 5 years ago 1,075 reads 15 comments