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How a schematic switched helped spark Chris Tyree’s kick return touchdown

Brian Polian decided it was time. No more automatic fair catches on kick returns. Time to let returner Chris Tyree loose out there. And doing so would come with a shift in blocking scheme. Polian, Notre Dame’s special teams coordinator, told head coach Brian Kelly at halftime of the Irish’s...
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Legendary Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne's milestone victories

► NOTRE DAME 26, CASE TECH 6: Rockne’s first season as mentor Jess Harper’s successor corresponds with the final year of World War I and the beginning of the world influenza pandemic. It begins Sept. 28, 1918 with a trip to Van Horn Field in Cleveland to play Case Tech, which jumps out to an early 6-0 before Curly Lambeau (later of Green Bay Packers lore) ties the game for the Irish. Sophomore George Gipp scores twice in the second half for the Irish, who finish 3-1-2.

Notre Dame Football: Irish Ranked #7 in Coaches Poll and #9 in AP Top 25 Poll

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish moved up to #7 in the USA Today Coaches Poll and #9 in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll after a 41-13 win Saturday against the Wisconsin Badgers. The Irish defense took another step forward and multiple players stepped up in all three phases. Losses by Clemson, Texas A&M, and an idle week by Cincinnati allowed the Irish to jump ahead in the rankings. This is a FUN season of college football and outside of Alabama/Georgia, everyone looks beatable. Even Alabama looks slightly fallible. The Irish are trending in the right direction with another big test coming on Saturday.
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Notre Dame football recruiting: Four-star RB Sedrick Irvin Jr. commits to Fighting Irish on CBS Sports HQ

Notre Dame's strong early start with the 2023 recruiting class got even better Wednesday morning when four-star running back Sedrick Irvin Jr. committed to the Fighting Irish live on CBS Sports HQ. Irvin chose Notre Dame over Michigan State, Stanford and Oregon to give the Fighting Irish their fifth commitment of the 2023 cycle. All five commitments are four-or-five-star prospects, according to 247Sports.

Notre Dame Football: Wisconsin Game Hype Video

Notre Dame and Wisconsin are set to kickoff in just a few hours, but if you need something to hold you over and get you a little more excited, the official hype video doesn’t disappoint. There’s a lot of Jack Coan in this video and if Notre Dame is to knock off Wisconsin today, we will likely need to see a whole lot more of him as he squares off against his former team.
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Thoughts, observations from rewatching Notre Dame’s win over Purdue

The astonishing stat quickly became ubiquitous on the Notre Dame interwebs. The Irish allowed more 60-plus yard plays in Marcus Freeman’s first eight quarters as defensive coordinator (four) than they did in Clark Lea and Mike Elko’s four combined seasons in the job (three). It was a break in character for a usually stout unit and a coach universally held in high regard.

Notre Dame Football quick recruiting update

Although recruiting has slowed down a bit early in the season, that doesn’t mean things are still happening for the Irish. They’re still being active with current commitments, 2022 prospects and looking ahead to the 2023 class as well. Take a look below at some of the recent happenings regarding Notre Dame football recruiting.

Football weekend events: Notre Dame vs. Purdue

The University of Notre Dame football team will host Purdue University at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at Notre Dame Stadium. A number of events have been scheduled around the game, including lectures, presentations and performances. Visitors are reminded to follow COVID protocols while on campus. In addition, Notre Dame Stadium is now a cashless venue. Tickets are mobile only. For more on these and other stadium and campus policies, visit

We finally got the Notre Dame football experience back and the game almost ruined it

It’s 6:30 AM eastern time on Saturday morning and I pull into my driveway after a 12 hour shift at the job I hate. I have exactly two hours before I need to get up and get around to leave for Notre Dame Stadium to put in more than 12 hours at the job I love. Throughout the night I tried to stay mellow and not think about the game too much, and thought I did a really fine job of it all — but now it was go time.