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Notre Dame's Te'o deserves to be a Heisman candidate

Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 12:22 PM
Now that we know in 2012 that ND means Notre Defense, it is also time to proclaim that linebacker Manti Te’o should be a top candidate for the Heisman. This year, there is no clear cut candidate. Last year, when there were plenty, LSU’s defensive back Tyrann Mathieu made it all the way... Read more

LSU's Miles went over the line criticizing Notre Dame top recruit Gunner Kiel

Friday, February 3, 2012, 7:28 PM
Back off, Les Miles. And for you, Anger Management Kelly, I grant you full power to let loose that flow of invectives usually reserved for your quarterbacks on the sidelines on Saturday afternoons and spew them at Miles, who went way over the line in criticizing the Irish's No. 1 recruit, Gunner Kiel... Read more

Kiel dumps LSU for Notre Dame, thanks to mom

Thursday, January 19, 2012, 2:26 PM
Stud quarterback Gunner Kiel has called yet another audible, this time late in the second half, committing to Notre Dame after making a verbal to LSU in the past month after originally committing to Indiana. Kiel is considered by some to be one of the top five quarterback prospects in the nation and... Read more

Anger Management Kelly has to go at Notre Dame

Tuesday, January 3, 2012, 2:08 PM
Anger Management Kelly ended the season the way he started it, yelling at two different quarterbacks in front of a national audience, meanwhile losing a game he should have won against an inferior team from the state of Florida. Only this was much worse. Coach Brian Kelly's Irish had a 14-point halftime... Read more

Nation's top QB recruit Kiel snubs Notre Dame

Wednesday, July 27, 2011, 7:22 PM
Notre Dame lost out on the nation's top quarterback recurit for 2012 when Gunner Kiel, nephew of former Irish QB Blair Kiel, committed to play for Indiana, according to reports in the Indianapolis Star and The Republic of Columbus newspapers. New Indiana coach Kevin Wilson helped develop Sam Bradford... Read more

Notre Dame must honor Declan Sullivan

Monday, May 30, 2011, 11:11 AM
Brian Kelly will never be able to shake the shame involved regarding the tragic death of student manager Declan Sullivan, who died in October when a video tower collapsed during unsafe extremely windy conditions while filming practice. Kelly should not have left Sullivan alone on the tower. The student... Read more

Happy St. Patrick's Day Notre Dame fans

Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 6:56 PM
Dear fans, Don't drink too much Guinness so you can enjoy a full day of green jerseys Thursday. Or just set your VCR ... er ... DVR ... to Versus and watch them when you're sober. Have a shamrock shake at McDonald's on me. You can't miss the Snow Bowl, when Rick Mirer beat the dreaded Blue and White... Read more

Loser of Notre Dame-Temple game in 2014 is Penn State

Friday, February 18, 2011, 3:07 PM
Notre Dame comes to visit Philadelphia for an Oct. 11 date with Temple at Lincoln Financial Field in 2014, assuming the Mayan calendar is wrong. And the biggest loser that day could be Penn State. In the press release announcing the three-game series with Temple, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said:... Read more

Notre Dame series with Temple to start in Philly in 2014

Thursday, February 17, 2011, 4:09 PM
Now you know why this blog is called NotreDamus. It was predicted in July 2010 that football talks between Notre Dame and Temple were serious. The three-game series will start in 2014, with the first game the Linc on Oct. 11. The... Read more

Niklas Signs, Tuitt Stays, Giving Notre Dame Huge Recruiting Day

Wednesday, February 2, 2011, 12:31 PM
This just in from California and the LA Times: The Irish beat out dreaded rival USC for Troy Niklas, the Los Angeles Times' lineman of the year, the premier lineman in Southern California. Niklas, from Anaheim Servite, wanted to go to Stanford, but his academics weren't good enough. No word from Harvard... Read more
About this blog
John Quinn, 57, is sports editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer and is a third generation member of the Subway Alumni.

His grandfather used to listen to the radio and yell out to his son playing on the hardscrabble streets of Corona, Queens: “Bill Shakespeare just threw another touchdown pass!”
His father used to listen to the transistor radio and yell out to his son playing for Stony Brook on Long Island: “Joe Montana just threw another touchdown pass!”
He listens to the radio and yells out to his son watching Phineas and Ferb on a 46-inch HDTV: “Dayne Crist just threw another touchdown pass!” Meanwhile, Jack, 9, will not be a fourth generation member of the Subway Alumni. Reach John at

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