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Notable Quotables

"Life is 10% what happens to you, 90% how you react to it." — Lou Holtx

"When the going gets tough, the tough get going."
"A winner never quits, and a quitter never wins."
— Knute K. Rockne

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:: Another Look: Notre Dame Will Not Be Denied, Beats Pitt 23-17, rises to 3-3 on the season
Notre Dame trailed 3-0 early, led by as much as 20-3 in the third quarter, and overcame a furious Pitt rally to bring home a 23-17 victory before a raucous crowd at Notre Dame Stadium. Notre Dame closes its brutal first six games at 3-3, effectively halfway to bowl eligibility. - Leprechaun Express: Notre Dame Football Intel Update Oct. 10, 2010

:: Notre Dame Beats Boston College 31-13 in Chestnut Hill; Irish rise to challenge in decisive turning-point for season
Notre Dame exploded out of the gates with a 21-0 first quarter and then took care of business, defeating Boston College 31-13. - Leprechaun Express: Notre Dame Football Intel Update Oct. 3, 2010

:: Frank Leahy: Legendary Notre Dame coach also set the bar at Boston College
... second-winningest coach in college football, third-winningest at Notre Dame at 87-11-9, also went 20-2 at Boston College ....
Leprechaun Express: Notre Dame Football Intel Update, Oct. 23, 2009 VIDEO: Knute Rockne Locker Room Speech

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:: Knute K. Rockne: 1918-30, 105-12-5
Leprechaun Express: Notre Dame Football Intel Update, modified June 6, 2010
Knute K. Rockne was the winningest football coach of all time, with five unbeaten, untied seasons in 13 years and the highest winning percentage in college or professional football history history (.881) ... Leprechaun Express Fighting Irish Lore ....

:: Notre Dame Football Notable Quotables
Parseghian, Holtz, Leahy, Rockne, Gipp, Chevigny - Leprechaun Express: Notre Dame Football Intel Update - ongoing. 14, 2010

:: Another Look: Notre Dame Embarrassed by Stanford 37-14, Drops to 1-3 on the Year
Stanford routed Notre Dame 37-14 at Notre Dame Stadium, on its way to a top-10 AP ranking for the Cardinal. With Brian Kelly's first season one-third complete, the Irish have fallen to 1-3, their worst start since 2007.- Leprechaun Express: Notre Dame Football Intel Update Sept. 25, 2010

:: Another Look: Irish Nipped by Wolverines in Wild Thriller (Update 1)
Combining for 1,067 yards of offense and four lead changes, Notre Dame and Michigan went wire-to-wire in one of the wildest contests in a series dating back to an 1887 pick-up game - Leprechaun Express: Notre Dame Football Intel Update - Sept. 13, 2010

:: Brian Kelly Triumphs in Fighting Irish Debut, Notre Dame tops Purdue 23-12
Notre Dame beat Purdue 23-12 at home, opening its 2010 season and the Brian Kelly era 1-0. The Fighting Irish looked strong with flashes of brilliance on both sides of the ball, as well as special teams ... Leprechaun Express: Notre Dame Football Intel Update, Sept. 6, 2010

:: Notre Dame says BYU independence a smart move, wants to play BYU in football; BYU announces efforts towards six-year deal
Notre Dame Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick recently told the Chicago Tribune that BYU going independent was a smart move, and that Notre Dame will schedule BYU in football. Leprechaun Express: Notre Dame Football Intel Update, Sept. 1, 2010

:: Kelly's Heroes Hit the Big Stage
While some of the media have focused on the implied myth of the Messiah Coach, or at least the preseason honeymoon, a human drama quietly unfolds in Notre Dame, Indiana ... Leprechaun Express: Notre Dame Football Intel Update, Aug. 5, 2010

:: Notre Dame and Boston College agree to extend historic rivalry
Notre Dame and Boston College have extended their football rivalry until 2019, set to play six times across nine years for the Frank Leahy Memorial Bowl ... the two schools presently are the only Catholic colleges playing football in Div. I-A/FBS ... Leprechaun Express: Notre Dame Football Intel Update, June 10, 2010

:: Brian Kelly among top-5 winningest coaches since 2007, entering 2010
Over the past three seasons heading into 2010, Brian Kelly is the fourth-winningest coach in FBS/Div. I-A college football, going 33-6, with an average record of 11-2 across that time. His 2009 campaign culminated in a 12-0 regular season record before leaving his stint at Cincinnati to take the reins of the Fighting Irish.
Leprechaun Express: Notre Dame Football Intel Update, May 1, 2010

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:: Term Limits for Notre Dame Head Football Coaches?
Leprechaun Express: Notre Dame Football Intel Update, May 29, 2010
Being the Head Football Coach at Notre Dame is like being President of the United States. You only do it for five or ten years, and you only do it if you're at the top of your game ... essentially the only Notre Dame Head Football Coaches to stay more than five years have been Hall of Famers winning national championships ...

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:: Notre Dame Football 2010 schedule: historic, national, exciting
... Notre Dame plays an exciting national schedule against top competitors in 2010, including opponents from the Big Ten/11, PAC-10, Big East, ACC, Mountain West, MAC, Conference USA, and service academy independents ... the schedule is rich with history, renewing match-ups first played in the 1880's, 1890's, early 1900's, 1910's, and 1920's ...
Leprechaun Express: Notre Dame Football Intel Update, Nov. 26, 2009

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VIDEO: Notre Dame and Pittsburgh Steeler
great, wounded Veteran Rocky Bleier - ESPN

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:: Frank Leahy: Legendary Notre Dame coach also set the bar at Boston College
... second-winningest coach in college football, third-winningest at Notre Dame at 87-11-9, also went 20-2 at Boston College ....
Leprechaun Express: Notre Dame Football Intel Update, Oct. 23, 2009

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Notre Dame Football 2010 Schedule

Purdue Boilermakers - Sept. 4 - 3:30 PM ET
Notre Dame Stadium (NBC)

Michigan Wolverines - Sept. 11 - 3:30 PM ET
Notre Dame Stadium (NBC)

Michigan State Spartans - Sept. 18 - 8:00 PM ET
East Lansing (ABC)

Stanford Cardinal - Sept. 25 - 3:30 PM ET
Notre Dame Stadium (NBC)

Boston College Eagles - Oct. 2 - time TBA
Chestnut Hill (TV TBA)

Pittsburgh Panthers - Oct. 9 - 3:30 PM ET
Notre Dame Stadium (NBC)

Western Michigan Broncos - Oct. 16 - 2:30 PM ET
Notre Dame Stadium (NBC)

Navy Midshipmen - Oct. 23 - time TBA
The Meadowlands (CBS)

Tulsa Hurricane - Oct. 30 - 2:30 PM ET
Notre Dame Stadium (NBC)

[bye week - Nov. 6]

Utah Utes - Nov. 13 - 2:30 PM ET
Notre Dame Stadium (NBC)

Army Black Knights - Nov. 20 - 7:00 PM ET
Yankee Stadium (NBC)

Southern Cal Trojans - Nov. 27 - time TBA
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (ABC/ESPN)

2010 Bowl Game - holiday season 2010-2011
yet to be earned on the field, yet to be determined

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:: Another Look: Notre Dame Will Not Be Denied, Beats Pitt 23-17, rises to 3-3 on the season
:: ND vs. Pitt
:: Notre Dame Beats Boston College 31-13 in Chestnut Hill; Irish rise to challenge in decisive turning-point for season
:: ND vs. BC
:: Frank Leahy: Legendary Notre Dame coach also set the bar at Boston College
:: Another Look: Notre Dame Embarrassed by Stanford 37-14, Drops to 1-3 on the Year
:: Notre Dame Football Season At A Tipping-Point? Time to Panic?
:: Notable Quotables
:: Another Look: Irish Nipped by Wolverines in Wild Thriller (Update 1)
:: Brian Kelly Triumphs in Fighting Irish Debut, Notre Dame tops Purdue 23-12
:: Notre Dame says BYU independence a smart move, wants to play BYU in football; BYU announces efforts for six-year deal
:: Irish Lore: Knute Rockne Era
:: Notre Dame 2010 schedule: historic, national, exciting
:: Term Limits for Notre Dame Head Football Coaches?

:: Irish Lore: Frank Leahy Era
:: Frank Leahy: Legendary Notre Dame coach also set the bar at Boston College

Resource Links
:: Notre Dame vs. Boston College Game Notes [PDF]
:: Notre Dame vs. Boston College Game Week - UND.com

:: Notre Dame 2010 statistical summary - NCAA database
:: Notre Dame Roster
:: Notre Dame Football official site - UND.com

:: Boston College Weather - National Weather Service (NWS providing data for Brookline rather than Chestnut Hill)

:: Boston College statistics - NCAA database
:: Boston College Football official site

:: Notre Dame Football 2010 Media Guide (Table of Contents, PDF sections)
:: Notre Dame Football 2010 Media Guide (Table of Contents, Flash)

:: Notre Dame Weather 46556 - National Weather Service

 

Irish News Watch
:: A Conversation with Ara Parseghian, Part 1: The Early Years
:: A Conversation with Ara Parseghian, Part 2: The Notre Dame Years
:: A Conversation with Ara Parseghian, Part 3: Fight of His Life

:: Wounded Veteran, ND Alum Rocky Bleier never gave up on NFL dream
:: Echoes: As ND as football, Mother's Day and community service (Notre Dame Player/Coach Frank Hering)
:: "May I Have Your Attention Please" excerpt


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