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Clemson silences Virginia Tech

Clemson silences Virginia Tech

Alabama North marches on.The Clemson Tigers continued to win, similar to Alabama’s dominating style, as the No. 2-ranked team traveled to Virginia Tech on Saturday and beat the No. 12 Hokies, 31-17. ... Click here for the rest of my FanRag Sports...

Two schools honored but only one winner

Two schools honored but only one winner

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish included mention of Ara Parseghian’s Miami of Ohio roots in an uplifting pregame tribute Saturday at Notre Dame Stadium. Sculptures of the College Football Hall of Fame coach stand on both campuses.Parseghian, who died in...

Kelly evaluated Crawford with Grand Valley eye

Kelly evaluated Crawford with Grand Valley eye

Notre Dame cornerback Shaun Crawford earned 4-star rankings coming out of national high school power St. Edward High in Lakewood, Ohio, but that’s not necessarily how he ended up at a school that collects 4-star recruits like a squirrel harvests nuts.Notre Dame...

Brian Kelly still has his voice

Brian Kelly still has his voice

Brian Kelly is well-known for rubbing people the wrong way, but whatever you think of the embattled Notre Dame coach, he still has his players’ ears.The 2017 team message he planted in offseason workouts has grown throughout spring drills and fall camp, blossoming...

Notre Dame cashes in Michigan State gifts

Notre Dame cashes in Michigan State gifts

Equanimeous St. Brown remembered he’s considered one of the top receivers in the nation on Saturday against Michigan State. The Notre Dame  junior caught a 41-yard pass to set up the Irish’s first touchdown.Offensive coordinator Chip Long found running back Dexter...

Clemson overcomes sluggish play and boos

Clemson overcomes sluggish play and boos

Boston College played typical Boston College football – good defense but no offense.The Clemson Tigers were not overwhelming, with only its defense showing up, but that’s how titles are won. Even the best offenses come up flat over the course of a 12-game...

Clemson plays like a defending champion

Clemson plays like a defending champion

Much of the college football universe on Saturday was focused on a place called Papa John’s Stadium in a southern city better known for horse racing. Defending national champion Clemson‘s first road test was holding off Louisville, a challenger to the Tigers in the...

Notre Dame finally pulls away at Boston College

Notre Dame finally pulls away at Boston College

Two Massachusetts teams taught Notre Dame more about itself than the Irish probably want to accept on the third weekend of the college football season.Boston College was one. Notre Dame had trouble before pulling away for a 49-20 victory on Saturday afternoon at...

Notre Dame story lines to watch at BC

Notre Dame story lines to watch at BC

Here are three keys to watch as Notre Dame (1-1) tries to recover from last week’s disheartening 20-19 loss at home to Georgia (2-0). The loss knocked the No. 24 Irish out of the rankings. The Irish are lucky kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Boston...

Notre Dame fans raise a red flag

Notre Dame fans raise a red flag

Many concerns arose from Notre Dame losing 20-19 to Georgia despite the Bulldogs’ 12 penalties for 127 yards last week in South Bend. I’ll list several red flags before I get to the one that should worry the Irish the most.One apprehension is that Notre Dame redshirt...