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Notre Dame tight end Eifert helps lead offense

Posted: 01/06/2013 - In this history of Notre Dame Football, the position of tight end has always been special. Players like Dave Casper, Ken MacAfee, Derek Brown, Mark Bavaro, Anthony Fasano, John Carlson, Kyle Rudolph and now Tyler Eifert, decided to spurn the NFL and return for a final season at Notre Dame.

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First impressions of Coach Brian Kelly

Posted: 01/06/2013 - It didn’t take Brian Kelly long to show why he was the right choice to take over the football program at Notre Dame after Charlie Weiss was fired.

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Tommy Rees, stepping up when duty calls

Posted: 01/06/2013 - He was suspended, called on and off the bench, and helped win some games, but the most important thing Rees did for the Irish this year was to help Everett Golson. Whether it was in the film room, or on the field, Tommy Rees has contributed to Notre Dame’s winning season in one way or another.

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Coaches pose for championship rite of passage

Updated: 01/06/2013 - Although they are rivals on the field, Brian Kelly and Nick Saban came together in what has become a rite of passage for the two coaches in the BCS National Championship—posing with the crystal ball trophy on the eve of the game.

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ESPN to air BCS Championship Game

Posted: 01/06/2013 - Many have called and emailed regarding WNDU-TV not airing the BCS National Championship Game at 8:30 p.m. Monday. Here's the reason why:

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Declan Sullivan's family to attend national title game

Posted: 01/06/2013 - Declan Sullivan would have loved this weekend. For all the doubts his family has confronted in the 27 months since the death of their first-born son, his father is certain about that.

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Kelly not paying attention to NFL teams

Updated: 01/06/2013 - Notre Dame's Brian Kelly says he doesn't have a desire to coach in the NFL and if a pro team was interested in talking to him about a job vacancy, he wouldn't even know about it until after the BCS championship against Alabama.

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Everett Golson, a "battle tested" quarterback for Notre Dame

Posted: 01/05/2013 - Both Notre Dame and Alabama have settled into south Florida and they are now putting the finishing touches on the plans they hope will earn them a national title. The Irish would not have made it this far without the offensive leadership by the team’s quarterback.

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Irish players having some fun too in Florida

Updated: 01/05/2013 - The Irish players had another busy day as they practiced again in the warmth of South Florida. The Irish have one more day of full practice before the game on Monday in Miami against Alabama.

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A Championship legacy for T.J Jones

Posted: 01/04/2013 - Notre Dame wide receiver T.J Jones has a special connection to the last Irish team that went on to win a national championship.

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Did Kelly think the Irish could make it this quickly?

Updated: 01/04/2013 - Three days and counting until the Irish faceoff for the national championship, and for the players and coaches making it to the title game came at a bit of a surprise this year.

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Irish players talk about the idea of being underdogs in the Championship game

Posted: 01/04/2013 - The Friday night before the big game is finally here and with only a couple of days left till the National Title Game, Notre Dame is getting in their last practice sessions. Playing under the bright lights of the national stage is something that the players say do not bother them.

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History behind the Play Like a Champion Today sign

Posted: 01/05/2013 - A college football champion is about to be determined in a single game in Miami. For the entire season, and decades before, the Fighting Irish Football Team is reminded that they should always Play Like a Champion.

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Alabama offense versus Notre Dame defense

Updated: 01/04/2013 - Notre Dame and Alabama are two teams that are essentially mirror images of one another. The BCS National Championship will set Notre Dame’s number-one ranking defense against Alabama’s top-notch offense.

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National Championship: It's real now

Updated: 01/04/2013 - Notre Dame arrived in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday, practiced for the first time on Thursday, and now that the they are getting settled in , the question on everyone’s mind is whether it has sunk in to the players’ minds that they are about to play for college football’s biggest prize.

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Players unfamiliar with 1973 Sugar Bowl win over Alabama

Updated: 01/03/2013 - Notre Dame and Alabama were on the practice fields Thursday in preparation for Monday’s BCS National Championship game, and this is not the first time the teams have battled for the title.

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