College coaches pull this card all the time, and it’s never surprising. There’s an argument for giving football players, particularly quarterbacks, a paid developmental league or some stage in between college and the NFL, but Brian Kelly, who led Notre Dame to an absolutely abysmal 4-8 season in 2016, is not in a…
No matter how you look at it, Notre Dame’s football team sucked, and it seems fans are roughly three steps away from the acceptance stage.
Notre Dame finished its 2016 football season on an anemic note Saturday by losing to USC, 45-27. With a regular-season record of 4-8, the Fighting Irish are eligible for the Absolute Jackshit Bowl. Meanwhile, head coach Brian Kelly is reportedly sniffing around for any open coaching gigs, not because he was fired, but…
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish endured their fourth loss in five games as they lost to Stanford, 17-10, Saturday. Head coach Brian Kelly, who’s had a rough season, didn’t just lose to the Cardinal yesterday.
Notre Dame football is 2-4 after losing Saturday to N.C. State, 10-3. Hurricane Matthew was responsible for extremely sloppy conditions for the two teams, but the game was played, and the Fighting Irish lost, so head coach Brian Kelly called out his center, Sam Mustipher.
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Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly owes a debt to the Miami Hurricanes and the officiating crew that allowed their insane kick-off return to stand, because I have a feeling the incident above would have gotten a lot more attention this weekend if there hadn’t been something else for college football fans to freak out…
Tough to tell exactly what he's saying, but I think it's "I respectfully disagree, sir."
Despite being warned ("No, it's not backwards!"), Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly sent his running backs into a gauntlet sled that was indeed set up backward and would not permit entry. This is not the sort of training they need—most of them remember the BCS title game well enough.
We've had our laughs about the various coaching firings and hirings in the NFL in the wake of the NFL's Black Monday: Getting rid of Lovie Smith made no sense, Rex Ryan went to the Bahamas and everyone thought maybe he'd been fired, Doug Marrone got hired on the strength of sort of turning around Syracuse, Ron…
Two college football coaches, both named Kelly. Chip has just completed a marvelous season marred only by the fact that his Oregon Ducks did not get to compete for a national championship and stand to finish third or perhaps second in the final polls. Brian has one of the two teams playing for the national title in a…
Gunner Kiel, the No. 2 high school quarterback prospect in the country and the only quarterback prospect who was probably named to one day be a top quarterback prospect—your time has passed, Colt McCoy—has decommitted from LSU, where he'd planned to enroll this week. Instead, Young Gunner heeded his mother's advice,…
Here is what we presume was Brian Kelly's internal monologue during Notre Dame's loss on Saturday:
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"Declan Sullivan was entrusted to our care," Notre Dame President John I. Jenkins says in an email to students, faculty, staff, and alumni, addressing the death of the football team's videographer, "and we failed to keep him safe." Full email below.
Notre Dame would like you to believe that the death of Declan Sullivan Wednesday was a tragic accident but an isolated one, a sad case of bad weather conspiring with terrible misfortune. And that would be wrong.
In sports, everyone is a winner-some people just win better than others. Like the Fighting Irish, who gain a competitive advantage by convincing NBC to change the way they do commercial breaks, which will facilitate their new up-tempo offense.
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