Notre Dame RB Wrecked By Backward Sled

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. » 8/15/13 11:46am 8/15/13 11:46am

The Philadelphia Eagles Can't Buy A Coach

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… » 1/12/13 6:25pm 1/12/13 6:25pm

Newsday, Like Twitter Users, Simply Cannot Tell Brian Kelly And Chip…

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… » 1/05/13 4:58pm 1/05/13 4:58pm

Gunner Kiel's Mom Recommits Him To Notre Dame

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,… » 1/17/12 3:50pm 1/17/12 3:50pm

Lenny Dykstra Won't Dispense Stock Tips And Autograph Balls For $35 At…

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 12/18/10 9:00am 12/18/10 9:00am

Notre Dame President: School Is Responsible In Declan Sullivan's Death;…

"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. » 11/05/10 6:10pm 11/05/10 6:10pm

More Stories About Terrifying Hydraulic Lifts From Football…

Earlier, we brought you Anonymous's account of videotaping football practice from a scissor lift under circumstances similar to those that precipitated Declan Sullivan's death. Readers sent in their own experiences with the perils of videotaping from lifts. » 10/29/10 6:33pm 10/29/10 6:33pm

The Day I Thought I'd Die On A Scissor Lift: What It's Like To Do The…

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. » 10/29/10 2:50pm 10/29/10 2:50pm

Last Night's Winner: Notre Dame, Bending Television To Their Will

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. » 8/26/10 10:45am 8/26/10 10:45am

Fighting Irish Fighting About Kelly's Irishness

A religious magazine is questioning whether Brian Kelly is Catholic enough to lead Notre Dame, noting his association with pro-choice politicians. But football's football. If Kelly makes a BCS Bowl, even Jesus might let this abortion thing slide. [Irish Central] » 1/17/10 2:30pm 1/17/10 2:30pm

The One With Intense Negotiations About Brett Favre's Butt Tattoo

We get a massive amount of tips in our inbox each week. Some are pretty interesting, but don't get published for one reason or another. » 12/18/09 2:30pm 12/18/09 2:30pm

Bearcats Bid Un-Emotional Goodbye to Brian Kelly

Brian Kelly said farewell to his Cincinnati charges last night and many responded by kindly asking their ex-coach to mind both the door and the area where the Good Lord split him as he makes his way through it. » 12/11/09 10:40am 12/11/09 10:40am

Notre Dame Gets Its Angry, Egotistical Man

The South Bend Tribune is reporting that after an earlier feint toward UConn, Notre Dame has made its decision and Cincinnati's Brian Kelly will take the reigns in South Bend. But is he a big enough jerk? » 12/10/09 5:40pm 12/10/09 5:40pm

Brian Kelly Will Coach The Fighting Irish, According To Writing Irish

In the most Irish piece of breaking news ever, a man named Sean O'Shea at something called IrishCentral.com is reporting that Cincinnati's Brian Kelly will indeed be the new coach of Notre Dame. [IrishCentral.com] » 12/02/09 1:15pm 12/02/09 1:15pm

Thursday Night Preview: #23 South Florida at Cincinnati

In keeping with the theme of the day, once the ESPN Thursday night programmer took a shit and put it into his ESPN issued lunchbox (the graphic on the lunchbox was Stuart Scott's lazy eye and the eye followed you when it moved.)Anyway, then the ESPN programmer collected Lou Holtz's spit and mixed it with Doris… » 10/30/08 4:15pm 10/30/08 4:15pm