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Notre Dame Football


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Notre Dame Football

  1. 1. Notre Dame Football
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><ul><li>Notre Dame University is known for it’s high graduation rate and it’s excellent sports history </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A total of 11,731 students currently attend the college </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People from all around the country visit and later go to this school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>71% of the students who go there are in the top 5% of their class, and 89% of the students are in the top 10% of their class </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Football History <ul><ul><li>Notre Dame is one of the few teams that doesn't belong to a conference; they are independent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They have won 13 national championships that range from 1919-1988 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They have had 30 coaches who have brought success and championships to the University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All Time Football Record: 831-285-41 (.736) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They are 14-15 in bowl games, and their recent bowl victory was in the Hawaii bowl, winning 49-21 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They have a tremendous fan base and make a great amount of money every year </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Rivals-USC <ul><ul><li>Notre Dame has multiple rivalries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Their biggest rival (in my opinion) is USC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Both colleges have extremely prestigious football programs and always seem to be in bowl games </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>These teams play each other every year and the intensity of the games are extremely dramatic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>USC is in the PAC-10 conference while ND is independent; usually rivalries occur in the same conference, for these teams, no </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Irish lead the entire series 42-33-5, but lately USC has been stronger </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They are coached by Pete Carrol and the team looks great every year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Notre Dame has to build up their team if they want to compete with USC for next year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fans from all over the country travel to South Bend or Southern California to watch the rivalry game take place </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Rivals-Michigan <ul><ul><li>This rivalry started recently, compared to USC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The teams have agreed to a 20 year contract extension, so they will play annually throughout 2031 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Michigan leads the rivalry 19-14-1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Every game played between the teams is always close; this year the Irish lost last second by a Tate Forcier TD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The final score-Wolverines 38 ND-34 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Their freshman Tate Forcier has stunned the fans of college football by proving that a freshman can compete with teams like The Irish </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rivalries like these keep fans watching games every week </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Charlie Weis <ul><ul><li>Weis was criticized for being a bad coach ever since the year Brady Quinn left the team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weis ended up with a 35-27 record in a 5 year span </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He had a .565 winning percentage, which was worse than the past two coaches, Tyrone Willingham and Bob Davie </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many analysts consider Weis as the worst coach ever to be a ND </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>After the successful season in 2007, the Irish signed him to a 10 year contract, which would not last long </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He had 6 years left on his contract and disappointed thousands of Irish fans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The alumni wanted Weis out so bad that they paid for his 16 million dollar buyout! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Possible New Coaches <ul><ul><li>Jim Swarbrick has been very interested in current coach of Cincinnati, Brian Kelly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kelly had a fantastic year at Cincinnati going undefeated! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many other coaches such as Bob Stoops, Urban Meyer, Kirk Ferentz, and Pat Fitzgerald have announced that they will not run for the position of the Notre Dame head coach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hopefully Brian Kelly (if hired) has a lengthy and successful run as coach </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Jimmy Clausen <ul><ul><li>Recently, Jimmy has announced that he will enter the NFL draft this year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He is expected to go in the top 10 for the 2010 draft </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many teams have been scouting him and are very impressed on his performance this year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He has improved dramatically since his freshman season in 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In 2007 he had 7 TD’s and 6 INT’s; in 2008 Jimmy had 25 TD’s and 17 INT’s, and in 2009 Clausen had 28 TD’s and 4 INT’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The stats show how much Clausen has matured and after a few years in the pro’s, I think Jimmy will grow into a starting QB, and will have a successful career in the NFL </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Golden Tate <ul><ul><li>Golden Tate was Jimmy Clausen’s favorite receiver throughout the years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He has caught a total of 157 passes and 93 of them were from the 2009 season </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He is 5’11” and is lightning quick </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He returns punts and had a total of around 1500 yards in 2009, just for receiving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A total of 17 touchdown’s this year helped the Irish in all of their games, win or loss </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ND will miss him next year now that he is entering the draft </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Kyle McCarthy <ul><ul><li>Kyle McCarthy is a 6-1 Safety from Youngstown, Ohio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He is a senior and has a career total of 223 tackles, 2 forced fumbles, and 8 interceptions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 of the 8 Int’s were from the 2009 season </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He was the “heart” of the defense and excited everyone with his hard tackles and clutch interceptions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hopefully an NFL team will pick Kyle up, I think he would have a successful NFL career because he shows so much integrity and determination </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Overview: 2009 Season <ul><ul><li>After a 6-6 season, Notre Dame declined the option of going into a bowl game </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Almost every game came down to the last second, win or loss </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Charlie Weis was fired, multiple star players are going into the draft, and a new coach is still being searched for </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hopefully next season will end better for the Irish considering they have so much talent on the way </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Conclusion <ul><ul><li>Notre Dame has a very prestigious football program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The scouting for this school is incredible because the players who attend the college are extremely smart and athletic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many fans from around the country watch the Irish every game </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This school is very good in multiple sports including basketball and baseball; football the most popular </li></ul></ul>