- North Carolina prep star pledges for Notre Dame
- The case for Jimmy Clausen
- Like Lou Holtz, Notre Dame's Kelly on the move
- Matt James headlines the class of 2010 at Notre Dame
- Irish suffer a pair of recruiting losses
Posted by BrianBoru at 4/15/2009 2:35 AM EDT
For a team brimming with question marks it is nice to have at least one conclusive answer: Golden Tate.
With much of the offensive focus on quarterback Jimmy Clausen, look for the two-sport star to build on his breakout 2008 campaign in which he led the Irish in receiving, and push for All America notice in 2009.
Posted by BrianBoru at 4/9/2009 2:47 PM EDT
Poring over many accounts of spring practice, I am pleased to read Jimmy Clausen has impressed for the Fighting Irish. He's reportedly in the best shape of his life, has added some extra bulk to his once frail frame, and appears ready to lead his team to a successful season. Clausen, of course, will need a lot of help.
He will need his experienced offensive line to step up and play like angry men. Reports out of practice indicate the left tackle position has been seized by Paul Duncan, and that the senior has been very good.
Posted by BrianBoru at 4/7/2009 2:30 AM EDT
The North Carolina Tarheels proved to be too talented for Michigan State, collecting their fifth NCAA Championship.
Right at the outset, the Tarheels jumped on the Spartans, led by outstanding point guard Ty Lawson. Lawson, once again, demonstrated why he is the best player in the nation. Running the offense and leading the defensive pressure, Lawson could be found all over the court. He finished with a game-high 21 points while also notching eight steals. Yeah, eight steals. Lawson tied the record for an NCAA tournament contest, displaying superhero quickness I've not seen in a long time.
Posted by BrianBoru at 4/5/2009 2:56 AM EDT
Continuing their improbable run through the NCAA Tournament the Michigan State Spartans upset the Connecticut Huskies in the first game of the Final Four.
The Spartans, an industrious group of athletes who precisely exemplify the personality of their head coach, Tom Izzo, terrorized the Huskies at their own game.
Posted by BrianBoru at 4/1/2009 3:39 AM EDT
In a game that was not nearly as tight as the final score would indicate, Penn State whipped the Fighting Irish. And so the season ends, Notre Dame fans. An especially disappointing season it was.
Hindsight brings me happiness that I was unable to travel to New York City for the game.