1. The Power of a Coach Who "Gets It"

    It’s been no secret that Notre Dame has had a string of sub-par football coaches. For 14 years, the school has bounced back and forth like a pinball from one coach to the next...

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  2. The Power of a Coach Who "Gets It"

    It’s been no secret that Notre Dame has had a string of sub-par football coaches. For 14 years the school has bounced back and forth like a pinball from one coach to the next...

    Jon Hunn Written by Jon Hunn about 4 years ago 1 reads 0 comments

  3. Spring Football Focus, Part II: Conditioning

    Usually, when a coach gets let go and a new regime is brought it, it’s because the original system wasn’t producing results and, like a pendulum, the administration heads to the opposite side of the philosophical spectrum...

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  4. Spring Football Focus Part I: Personnel Changes

    For most Notre Dame Football fans this off-season has been a whirlwind of news—a somewhat reserved excitement and hopeful optimism for what the 2010 season holds for the Fighting Irish...

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  5. Under Pressure (Already)

    When trying to get a high school football recruit to come to Notre Dame, one of the biggest draws is the added exposure that player will receive, not only from the fans across the nation, but professional scouts as well...

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  6. Where's Our Golden Ticket?

    Since the press conference held by Notre Dame’s Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick last Monday announcing the departure of Charlie Weis, the entire Notre Dame fan base has been on the edge of ...

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  7. The Problem With Hype and History

    The head coaching position for the Notre Dame football team is arguably the most high-profile position in the country...

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  8. For Better Or Worse: Re-Evaluating Irish Expectations (Part 2)

    I'm usually an optimist concerning most things. I'm the guy who sat in front of the television every Saturday afternoon during the 2007 football season yelling obscenities and screaming that ...

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  9. For Better or Worse: Re-Evaluating Irish Expectations (Part 1)

    Based on pre-season expectations, most Irish fans are starting to grumble about the state of the football program at Notre Dame. Some people are waiting to see if the two previous close wins will catch up to the Irish, similar to the Michigan game...

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  10. Why 2008+1=2005

    “‘Right now, you’re a six and five football team. And guess what, that’s just not good enough. It’s not good enough for you and it’s certainly not going to be good enough for me...

    Jon Hunn Written by Jon Hunn about 5 years ago 315 reads 7 comments

  11. A Clashmore Mike Roundtable: 2009's Major Contributors

    With the Blue-Gold game over and the football team taking time off until June, the staff of Clashmore Mike sat down to identify key players on this year’s team...

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  12. The Art of Beating a Dead Horse

    This past weekend was the annual Blue-Gold spring football game for the Fighting Irish. It was a game that, at times, lulled me to sleep and, at other times, got me excited for the young, developing talent on display...

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  13. Consistency Is Key for Notre Dame in 2009

    “…the day to day consistency. We’ll flash that we know how to do it at times and then we’ll not do it another time. So the consistency of doing it over and over are things you harp on...

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  14. Curb(ing) Your Enthusiasm

    What I appreciate most about the Notre Dame fanbase, and what normally annoys anyone who doesn’t bleed Blue and Gold, is our unending devotion to the Irish and our blind support ...

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  15. Spring Cleaning for the Fighting Irish

    Spring cleaning…for anyone who isn’t a spitting image of Danny Tanner, this term evokes many feelings of disgust, hate, and loathing. At least, that’s what I feel when I think of Spring cleaning...

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  16. Should a Rivalry Dictate a Season?

    A year ago, I wrote an article discussing who Notre Dame's true rival is. It was an open and shut case and nobody can deny that, throughout their respective histories, Southern California is Notre Dame's biggest rival...

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  17. Notre Dame's National Signing Day Roundtable Recap

    Signing day has come and gone, leaving a clearer picture of the 2009 recruiting class for the Fighting Irish. Head coach Charlie Weis and his staff reeled in the 20th-ranked class according to Rivals, and 24th-ranked class as judged by Scout...

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  18. Facing an Angry Mob: The Future Of Charlie Weis at Notre Dame

    For most Irish fans, including myself, this year was quite a let down for the Notre Dame Football team. At the beginning of the season, many analysts touted the Irish as a team with more cohesiveness and more experience...

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  19. Progression...Or a Lack Thereof

    pro⋅gres⋅sionPronunciation [pruh-gresh-uhn] – noun the act of progressing; forward or onward movement. a passing successively from one member of a series to the next; succession; sequence...

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  20. Suggestions for Charlie Weis: Week Nine

    This past weekend was a very difficult one for many Irish fans. The frustration and disbelief I felt at the end of Notre Dame's matchup against Boston College was similar to the disbelief a young man feels when he breaks up with his very first girlfriend.

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  21. Suggestions for Notre Dame Fans

    Yes, you read the title correctly. The Notre Dame Football program is at a unique crossroads this week as it recovers from a marathon loss to Pittsburgh and prepares to face Boston College ...

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  22. It Was The Best of Times, It Was The Worst of Times

    This past week, the Notre Dame Football team found themselves at a very unique crossroads. For a long while, the Irish have yet to field a football team that could be so enjoyable to ...

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  23. Suggestions For Charlie Weis: Week Six

    The clock clicked to zero and the players on the field began to jog into the locker room. It was halftime and Notre Dame was beating up on North Carolina...

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  24. God, Country, Notre Dame (In Glory Everlasting)

    It’s more than a clever motto. If you’ve ever visited the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the campus of Notre Dame, you may have seen this phrase engraved deep into the stone above the side door...

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  25. Suggestions for Charlie Weis: Week Five

    Anyone who has attended multiple games at Notre Dame Stadium keeps a personal record of wins and losses while they were there. My mother, for example, has a horrible record as an attendee—Notre Dame has lost every game that she’s attended...

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