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:: Notre Dame Football NewsWatch – updated Tuesday 6.4.13
:: NEWSLINK: Parseghian feels defense will carry Irish with Golson suspended
:: Notre Dame 2013 Schedule Tough, National, Diverse
:: (UPDATE 3) NEWSLINKS: Notre Dame confirms starting QB Everett Golson no longer enrolled
:: Brian Kelly Moves into Top-8 Among Notre Dame Head Football Coaches; Can Move into Top-5 with a 13-0 record in 2013
:: NFL Prospects: Entire Group of Notre Dame Pro Day Participants Get Chance in NFL
:: Notre Dame Football finishes in top-3/top-4 of major polls with 12-1 record, #1 in recognized computer poll; highest final ranking since 1993, best record since 1989

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:: Notre Dame Football Recruiting Hub 2013 ~ Notre Dame has signed 19 additional student athletes to its 2013 football recruiting class, including some last-minute additions, to go with five more who enrolled in January, filling out a class of 24 elite recuits; Notre Dame is essentially tied with several other programs having the top recruiting classes in college football ... Steven C. Welsh - Leprechaun Express: Notre Dame Football Intel Update, last updated 2.13.13

VIDEO: Brian Kelly Signing Day Press Conference

:: Notre Dame 2013 Schedule Tough, National, Diverse; slate includes opponents from five BCS-AQ conferences, a non-AQ conference, and independents ~ Notre Dame's 2013 football schedule is another "murderer's row" line-up, with the Irish slate undoubtedly tougher than any other in the land, including those of the PAC-12 or SEC ... Steven C. Welsh - Leprechaun Express: Notre Dame Football Intel Update

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Notre Dame Football 2013 Schedule

08/31/13 Temple - Notre Dame, Ind. - NBC
09/07/12 at Michigan - Ann Arbor, Mich. - TBA/ABC/ESPN
09/14/12 at Purdue - West Lafayette, Ind - TBA/ABC/ESPN
09/21/12 Michigan State - Notre Dame, Ind. - NBC
09/28/12 Oklahoma - Notre Dame, Ind. - NBC
10/05/12 Arizona State - Arlington, Texas - (primetime) NBC
[Bye Week - Oct. 12]
10/19/12 Southern Cal - Notre Dame, Ind. - NBC
10/26/12 at Air Force - Colorado Springs, Colo. - TBA
11/02/12 Navy - Notre Dame, Ind. - NBC
11/09/12 at Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, Pa. - TBA/ABC/ESPN
11/23/12 BYU - Notre Dame, Ind. - NBC
11/30/12 at Stanford - Stanford, Calif. - TBA/ABC/ESPN

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:: Notre Dame Football finishes in top-3/top-4 of major polls with 12-1 record, #1 in recognized computer poll; highest final ranking since 1993, best record since 1989 ~ Notre Dame in 2012 had its strongest showing in two decades, finishing 12-1 for the first time since 1989; in the final rankings the Irish finished in the Coaches' Poll top-3, and AP top-4, for the first time since 1993, while also earning their first non-consensus national title since 1993 with a #1 final ranking in a recognized BCS computer poll ... Steven C. Welsh - Leprechaun Express: Notre Dame Football Intel Update Jan. 15, 2013

VIDEO: Knute Rockne locker room speech

:: [Sept. 30 article] Brian Kelly has never stayed longer than three years in Div. I-A/FBS ~ As Kelly leads the Irish through his third season at the helm, many fans recall that Notre Dame Hall of Famers won a national championship in their third year; but one fact that many Irish fans might have lost track of, and might, just as soon, not want to think about, is that Brian Kelly himself has never stayed longer than three years in Div. I-A/FBS ....-Leprechaun Express: Notre Dame Football Intel Update Sept. 30, 2012

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Notre Dame Football 2012 Schedule (12-1)

9/01/12 Notre Dame 50 - Navy 10 - Dublin, Ireland
9/08/12 Notre Dame 20 - Purdue 17 - Notre Dame, Ind.
9/15/12 Notre Dame 20 - Michigan State 3 - East Lansing, Mich.
9/22/12 Notre Dame 13 - Michigan 6 - Notre Dame, Ind.
[Bye Week - Sept. 29]
10/06/12 Notre Dame 40 - Miami 3 - Chicago, Ill.
10/13/12 Notre Dame 20 - Stanford 13 - 3:30 PM ET
10/20/12 Notre Dame 17- BYU 14 - Notre Dame, Ind.
10/27/12 Notre Dame 30 - Oklahoma 13 - Norman, Okla.
11/03/12 Notre Dame 29 - Pittsburgh 26 (3OT)- Notre Dame, Ind.
11/10/12 Notre Dame 21 - Boston College 6 - Chestnut Hill, Mass.
11/17/12 Notre Dame 38 - Wake Forest 0 - Notre Dame, Ind.
11/24/12 Notre Dame 22 - USC 13 - Los Angeles, Calif.
1/7/13 Alabama 42 - Notre Dame 14 Discover BCS National Championship Game - Miami, Fla.

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Leprechaun Express Headlines

:: New Leprechaun Express Site: click here
:: Notre Dame Football NewsWatch – updated Tuesday 6.4.13
:: NEWSLINK: Parseghian feels defense will carry Irish with Golson suspended
:: Notre Dame 2013 Schedule Tough, National, Diverse
:: (UPDATE 3) NEWSLINKS: Notre Dame confirms starting QB Everett Golson no longer enrolled
:: Brian Kelly Moves into Top-8 Among Notre Dame Head Football Coaches; Can Move into Top-5 with a 13-0 record in 2013
:: NFL Prospects: Entire Group of Notre Dame Pro Day Participants Get Chance in NFL
:: Notre Dame Football finishes in top-3/top-4 of major polls with 12-1 record, #1 in recognized computer poll; highest final ranking since 1993, best record since 1989

:: Notre Dame Football Recruiting Hub 2013

:: Notre Dame's Brian Kelly is Coach of the Year

:: Notre Dame's seven Heisman Trophy winners more than any other school

:: #1 Notre Dame beats Southern Cal 22-13, rises to 12-0 for first time since 1988 National Championship season, continues path to 2012 National Championship

:: Notre Dame routs Wake Forest 38-0; Irish rise to 11-0 for first time since 1989, are rightful #1 and rightful national championship front-runner

:: Notre Dame tops rival Boston College 21-6; in command the whole way against hard-playing Eagles, Irish stay undefeated, with rightful claim to #1 ranking

:: Notre Dame refuses to be denied, fights for 29-26 triple-overtime win over tough Pitt team; Irish remain undefeated at 9-0, maintain claim on national championship

:: Notre Dame routs Miami 41-3, stays undefeated at 5-0

:: Brian Kelly has never stayed longer than three years in Div. I-A/FBS

:: Notre Dame wins thriller in closing seconds over Purdue, 20-17 off Brindza FG capping Rees-led final drive; Golson steady, defense intense most of game, Irish bring home dramatic win in old Notre Dame style

:: Fighting Irish sink Navy in Dublin; Notre Dame rolls over Midshipmen 50-10

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

Notre Dame Football NewsWatch

:: New Leprechaun Express Site: click here
:: Notre Dame Football NewsWatch – updated Tuesday 6.4.13

:: Notre Dame Football Signing Day 2013 - und.com
:: Fighting Irish Add 24 Names to 2013 Football Roster Brian Kelly; announces the student-athletes who have signed national letters of intent - und.com 2.6.13
:: TRANSCRIPT: Brian Kelly Press Conference - Signing Day 2.6.13

:: Notre Dame 2013 commit list - Blue & Gold Illustrated/247sports
:: Notre Dame 2013 commit list - scout.com
:: Notre Dame 2013 commit list - ESPN
:: Notre Dame 2013 commit list - yahoo/rivals.com
:: Notre Dame 2013 commit list - maxpreps

:: 2013 recruiting team rankings - Blue & Gold Illustrated/247sports
:: 2013 recruiting team rankings - scout.com
:: 2013 recruiting team rankings - ESPN
:: 2013 recruiting team rankings - yahoo/rivals.com
:: 2013 recruiting team rankings - maxpreps

:: ESPN recruiting database

:: Notre Dame Football statistical rankings/results - NCAA
:: Notre Dame Football official site

:: Former Notre Dame offensive lineman Dean Brown dies at age 44 - AP/NCAA 12.1.12
:: Notre Dame AD considers proposing 2013 'test run' playoff committee - CBS 12.3.12
:: Notre Dame Scores a First: No. 1 in Football and in Graduating Its Players - Players - The Chronicle of Higher Education
:: Notre Dame No. 1 In BCS and Graduation Success Rate - BGI
:: Brian Kelly showing Notre Dame can compete for national titles and graduate players - yahoo

More Links

:: 1977 National Championship Team: The Right Combination - und.com
:: Where Are They Now? Ryan Leahy - nocoastbias.com/ scout.com
:: Echoes: Who Knew? The New Lou - Notre Dame Magazine
:: 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