FBS Independents

Aidan Thomas - Sep 26, 2022

The Notre Dame-UNC battle was a tight affair for most of the first half. But the Irish ripped off a 24-0 run spanning the second and third quarters that turned the game into a laugher. Entering as 1.5-point underdogs, Notre Dame walloped their hosts 45-32 in a game not nearly as close as the final […]

Aidan Thomas - Sep 12, 2022

When the season started, the expectations for Notre Dame football were through the roof. Perhaps, quite unreasonably so. Head coach Marcus Freeman won virtually every day of the offseason, but now, just two weeks into the season, he’s sitting with an 0-2 record. Including last year’s Fiesta Bowl loss, he’s the first Irish coach to […]

Grading Notre Dame's Tommy Rees
Aidan Thomas - Sep 9, 2022

Tommy Rees has been an oft-criticized figure during his time at Notre Dame. When he was a player, he garnered the unfortunate moniker “Tommy Turnover” with 37 career interceptions. Now, Rees has taken over the offensive playcalling duties for the Irish. And, again, he remains frequently scrutinized. After the Irish scored just 10 points against […]

Notre Dame takeaways
Aidan Thomas - Sep 5, 2022

Given the expectations, there were a lot of good Notre Dame takeaways on Saturday night. The No. 5 Fighting Irish led the second-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes for over half the game. They held Ryan Day‘s offense to their lowest point total since October of 2018. At times, they looked like a much better team, despite […]

Aidan Thomas - Sep 2, 2022

Can the Notre Dame defense slow down Ohio State on Saturday? Slow down is the operative term here. Because the Irish won’t completely stop the nation’s most explosive offense. In two losses last year, Ohio State scored 27 and 28 points. Notching 30+ is basically a requirement for the Notre Dame offense. But if the […]

Notre Dame offense
Aidan Thomas - Aug 31, 2022

In its toughest game of the season, how can the Notre Dame offense attack Ohio State this weekend? While the defense is the strength of this team, the expectations against the Buckeyes’ high-powered offense can only be so high. This means the Irish’s relatively inexperienced skill position players must show up and try to find […]

Army Black Knights Fullback Coach Blake Powers

There is a Douglas MacArthur quote, which must be memorized by everyone who attends West Point.  It is immortalized on granite between Michie Stadium and Holleder Athletic Center and reads, “Upon the fields of friendly strife are sown the seeds that on other days, on other fields, will bear the fruits of victory.”  As Blake […]

Mike Loveall - Aug 27, 2022

Army hasn’t received much respect after four 9+ win seasons in the past five years, but 2022 is Army’s chance to make a statement.

Notre Dame schedule
Aidan Thomas - Aug 23, 2022

With a pair of preseason Top-Five matchups, it’s no secret the Notre Dame schedule is a gauntlet this year. Add in some seriously sneaky difficult road games, and some trap games at home, and it gets worse. So here’s a look at the Irish schedule in Year 1 of the Marcus Freeman era, from the […]

Notre Dame X-factors
Aidan Thomas - Jul 28, 2022

We’re six games through analyzing the Notre Dame X-factors for the 2022 schedule. If you missed the first part of the series, here it is. The rules are simple enough. A player is picked as the most critical player for the Irish in that particular game to help boost them to victory. Or in some […]

Notre Dame schedule
Aidan Thomas - Jul 21, 2022

The Notre Dame schedule is definitely a tough one. Many pundits predict the Irish’s ceiling to be around 10-2 (maybe 11-1). With a handful of trap games, plus preseason top-10 teams Clemson and Ohio State, the floor could easily be four to five losses. So how do the Irish navigate this? Notre Dame Schedule Game-by-Game […]

Aidan Thomas - Jul 9, 2022

Everyone’s generally followed the crazy conference realignment news that took over the college football world. But to recap, USC and UCLA shocked the world by joining the Big 10. That brought the Pac-12 down to 10 teams, and the Big 10 up to 16. Once all the current dominoes fall, the Big 10 and the […]

Notre Dame recruiting
Aidan Thomas - Jul 4, 2022

Over the past week, Notre Dame recruiting has been on fire. The Irish have been extremely active on the trail since Marcus Freeman took over as head coach. Reeling in several elite five-stars, and a host of four-stars, the 2023 and 2024 Notre Dame recruiting classes are ranked No. 1 overall by 247Sports. In just […]

Andrew McCleary - Jun 27, 2022

Grade A beef isn’t just reserved for the midwest, the deep south, or even the Lone Star State. The ACC has plenty of offensive line talent that will catch the attention of ACC defensive coordinators. It has already started to grab the attention of NFL scouts. So who makes the cut to be part of […]

Michael Hanich - Jun 26, 2022

The ACC has been loaded with elite and talented playmakers on the defensive line for several seasons. There have been many defensive linemen who dominated the ACC to go on to dominate in the NFL. Four defensive linemen from the ACC were drafted in the first round of the 2019 NFL. The ACC also had […]

2022 Notre Dame Schedule
Aidan Thomas - May 30, 2022

The Notre Dame 2022 schedule opens at Ohio State. It’s about as difficult an opener as one can draw up for the Irish. Projections, at some point, will become the same until the game is played. Notre Dame must find an answer in their secondary to counter C.J. Stroud and the lethal Buckeyes’ passing attack. […]

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Nick Lemkau - May 30, 2022

Takeaways from Kirk Ferentz’s Spring Press Conference Spring practice began in Iowa City on Wednesday, and with it came insight into the program’s development into the new season. Head coach Kirk Ferentz addressed the media in his Spring press conference, giving updates on ascending players, position competitions, and the new starting quarterback, Cade McNamara.  The […]

Travis Knobbe - May 30, 2022

Make-or-Break Spring Begins for Mountaineers Few fans actually want their favorite team’s head coach fired. Wanting that means the fan also wants failure, for the coach and team. Yet programs enter crossroads where impatience due to lack of on-field success dominates. The West Virginia Mountaineers find themselves here after posting three losing seasons in their last four. We asked […]

Kevin McGuffey - May 30, 2022

Most Watched Group On The Team Hello everyone and welcome back to the fourth in our ongoing series looking at the 2023 Wildcats. We started with the quarterbacks,  moved to the running backs, and last the receivers.  Mark Stoops’ club has a couple of weeks left before practice ends on April 8th. As the spring moves […]

Nick Saban Nate Oats
Michael Hanich - May 30, 2022

We are one week into Spring camp for the Alabama Crimson Tide and they’re already having to deal with distractions. The early big news was news of the arrest of freshman defensive back Tony Mitchell. According to police reports, Mitchell, along with another individual, was cited for avoiding police driving at 141 MPH. When arrested, […]

Wake Forest’s Ellison

When you want to talk with Justice Ellison, you likely are going to be waiting a little bit. As part of the media team that assembles to talk to players and coaches after practices, if interviewing Ellison is in your plans, you know you will likely be the last reporter out. He has more work […]

Spring practice is underway in Iowa City, and the defensive backs group has a chance to be one of the best in the nation once again.
Nick Lemkau - May 30, 2022

Iowa’s defensive back group last season was responsible for 12 interceptions and 37 passes defended. The bulk of that production came from Riley Moss and Kaevon Merriweather, who are both off to the next level. They combined for four interceptions and 14 passes defended. Both defenders were named to the All-Conference team and will require […]

Michael Hanich - May 30, 2022

With just over a month until the start of the 2023 NFL Draft, every workout, team interview, and the pro day will be of great importance for NFL Draft prospects. The Alabama Crimson Tide has another set of high-caliber players that could be drafted high in the first round. Among the top prospects working out […]

Iowa Linebacker
Nick Lemkau - May 30, 2022

The Hawkeyes are set to begin spring practice on Wednesday with a revamped roster and expectations to contend for the Big Ten West. On defense, the linebacker room will be one of the areas that will require the most replacement. Consensus All-American and Butkus Award winner Jack Campbell is off to the next level, and […]