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Blue & Gold Illustrated: Notre Dame Football And Recruiting

Blue & Gold Illustrated: Notre Dame Football And Recruiting

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The Irish Huddle: Notre Dame Starts Its Process Of Moving Past COVID-19 Outbreak
Notre Dame plans to resume football practice Wednesday, Sept. 30, eight days after shutting down in-person activities due to a COVID-19 outbreak. The sources of the the spread have been identified. BlueandGold.com's Patrick Engel and Lou Somogyi discuss what that means for playing the next game, Oct. 10 at Florida State, as scheduled. Plus, they dish on the first three weeks of ACC games.
48:55
September 30, 2020
Pod Like A Champion: Can Notre Dame Strike In Georgia Twice This Week? Plus, Marc Spindler Joins The Show
BlueandGold.com's Mike Singer and Patrick Engel discuss how Notre Dame landed Deion Colzie for a second time and its chances with fellow Georgia receiver Jayden Thomas. They're also joined by Marc Spindler, the father of Notre Dame offensive line commit Rocco Spindler, who shares an endless supply of stories.
01:07:07
September 29, 2020
Commitment Breakdown: 2021 WR Deion Colzie Picks Notre Dame
BlueandGold.com recruiting insider Mike Singer and former Notre Dame linebacker and captain Mike Goolsby break down Athens (Ga.) Academy wide receiver Deion Colzie, a four-star prospect and the Fighting Irish’s new commitment in the 2021 class.
07:33
September 29, 2020
The Irish Huddle: Wake Forest Game Pushed Back, And Pete Thamel Joins The Show
Two games into the season, Notre Dame has its first postponement due to its own COVID-19 related issues. BlueandGold.com's Patrick Engel and Lou Somogyi react to the news and where Notre Dame goes from here, plus Yahoo! Sports Pete Thamel joins to discuss the wild world of college football in 2020.
01:02:56
September 25, 2020
The Irish Huddle: Notre Dame Has Its Second Win, And It Was Never In Doubt
Your Irish made this one look easy...Because it was. BlueandGold.com's Patrick Engel and Lou Somogyi react to Notre Dame's 52-0 blowout of South Florida, a wire-to-wire undressing.
01:06:14
September 22, 2020
Instant Analysis: Notre Dame vs. USF Postgame Show With Mike Goolsby
BlueandGold.com's Mike Singer and former Irish linebacker and captain Mike Goolsby went live on YouTube shortly after Notre Dame shut out Duke 52-0 on Saturday. Listen to the replay of the postgame show in podcast form here.
48:23
September 20, 2020
The Irish Huddle: Previewing South Florida Take Two, Electric Boogaloo
Notre Dame will attempt to beat one of the five FBS programs it has never defeated when it hosts South Florida, which delivered a memorable (er, forgettable) first visit to South Bend nine years ago. BlueandGold.com's Patrick Engel and Lou Somogyi discuss why they see this meeting taking on an entirely different narrative.
01:00:51
September 17, 2020
Pod Like A Champion: Discussing Notre Dame Targets Steven Angeli, Deion Colzie & More
BlueandGold.com's Mike Singer discusses his road travels, particularly his trip to New Jersey this week to check out 2022 Notre Dame quarterback target Steven Angeli, with host Patrick Engel. Indianapolis (Ind.) North Central athlete Theran Johnson, who landed an offer from the Irish on Tuesday night, and Athens (Ga.) Academy wide receiver Deion Colzie, a longtime Notre Dame target, are also topics of discussion for the guys, among other recruiting-related tangents from the BlueandGold.com staffers, in the latest episode of Pod Like A Champion!
59:08
September 17, 2020
The Irish Huddle: Notre Dame Handles Duke Despite Offensive Bumps
Did you really expect a flawless offense? Brian Kelly didn't.  Same time, he surely didn't expect 205 total yards from Kyren Williams in his first start (good) or seven total catches from his wide receivers (not good). Patrick Engel and Lou Somogyi react to Notre Dame's season-opening win over Duke.
58:24
September 14, 2020
Instant Analysis: Notre Dame vs. Duke Postgame Show With Mike Goolsby
Minutes after the conclusion of Notre Dame's 27-13 victory over Duke on Sept. 12, BlueandGold.com's Mike Singer and Mike Goolsby, a former Irish captain and linebacker, went live on YouTube to break down the game and take questions from fans. You can listen to the audio of the show in podcast form here.
47:47
September 13, 2020
The Irish Huddle: Analyzing Depth Chart Surprises, Previewing Duke
BlueandGold.com's Lou Somogyi and Patrick Engel discuss their takeaways from Notre Dame's first depth chart release and preview Saturday's season-opener against Duke.
01:08:42
September 11, 2020
Commitment Breakdown: 2022 LB Nolan Ziegler Picks Notre Dame
Notre Dame added its third commitment in the 2022 class on Saturday morning, when Grand Rapids (Mich.) Catholic Central linebacker Nolan Ziegler announced his pledge to the Fighting Irish. BlueandGold.com recruiting insider Mike Singer and former Notre Dame captain and linebacker Mike Goolsby analyze the new Irish verbal commit.
13:40
August 22, 2020
Pod Like A Champion: Will Schweitzer Analysis, Notre Dame Recruiting Thoughts
In a new episode of Pod Like A Champion, former Notre Dame linebacker Mike Goolsby joins BlueandGold.com recruiting insider Mike Singer to discuss new Irish pledge Will Schweitzer, a class of 2021 defensive end from Los Gatos (Calif.).  They also give their thoughts on if the Irish are recruiting on a national championship level, three- vs. four-star prospects, how Goolsby's Notre Dame degree has helped him and more.
42:11
August 20, 2020
Commitment Breakdown: 2021 DE Will Schweitzer Commits To Notre Dame
Notre Dame picked up a surprise commitment from Los Gatos (Calif.) High defensive end Will Schweitzer on Sunday evening. BlueandGold.com's Mike Singer and Patrick Engel discuss what the commitment means and more.
10:39
August 16, 2020
The Irish Huddle: Q&A With Former Notre Dame LB Mike Goolsby; Talking New Commits
BlueandGold.com is back with a fresh episode of the Irish Huddle! Mike Singer, Lou Somogyi and Mike Goolsby, a former Notre Dame linebacker and captain, discuss the Fighting Irish's new 2021 commitments Prince Kollie and Rocco Spindler, plus take questions from the message board.
52:46
August 12, 2020
Commitment Breakdown: 2021 Offensive Guard Rocco Spindler Picks Notre Dame
Notre Dame added a huge commitment to its 2021 class on Saturday as Clarkston (Mich.) High offensive guard Rocco Spindler pledged to the Fighting Irish. BlueandGold.com breaks down what this commitment means for Notre Dame.
09:37
August 8, 2020
Commitment Breakdown: 2021 Linebacker Prince Kollie Picks Notre Dame
Jonesborough (Tenn.) David Crockett linebacker Prince Kollie is Notre Dame’s newest commitment in the 2021 class. BlueandGold.com breaks down what this pledge means for the Fighting Irish!
06:09
August 7, 2020
Breaking Down Notre Dame's 2020 Schedule
BlueandGold.com's Mike Singer and Patrick Engel discuss the Fighting Irish's new schedule for the 2020 season. They react to the Clemson game, potential trip up matchups, the ACC Championship game and more!
27:20
August 7, 2020
The Irish Huddle: Previewing Notre Dame's Defense With Mike Goolsby
BlueandGold.com's Mike Singer and Lou Somogyi are joined by football analyst Mike Goolsby to break down Notre Dame's defense, plus discuss the news of wide receiver Kevin Austin's injury and former Irish quarterback Phil Jurkovec being granted immediate eligibility at Boston College.
01:16:56
August 6, 2020
Pod Like A Champion: Mike Goolsby Breaks Down New Notre Dame Commits
Notre Dame has been hot on the recruiting trail in the past five weeks, landing five new commitments. Former Notre Dame linebacker Mike Goolsby joins the show to break the five new Irish recruits, giving his expert take. For more information on these players, visit BlueandGold.com
43:14
August 4, 2020
The Irish Huddle: Previewing Notre Dame's Offense With Mike Goolsby
BlueandGold.com's Mike Singer, Lou Somogyi and Mike Goolsby, a former linebacker and captain for the Fighting Irish, go position-by-position to discuss Notre Dame's offensive position groups. To kick off the podcast, Goolsby gives his reaction to Notre Dame joining the ACC for the 2020 season. From a former player's perspective, does he like playing against Navy?
01:25:43
August 1, 2020
Commitment Breakdown: 2021 TE Mitchell Evans Picks Notre Dame
Wadsworth (Ohio) Senior class of 2021 tight end Mitchell Evans has announced his commitment to Notre Dame. BlueandGold.com’s Patrick Engel and Mike Singer break down what his verbal means for the Fighting Irish.
07:30
July 31, 2020
Discussing Notre Dame's New Football Schedule For 2020
BlueandGold.com's Patrick Engel, Mike Singer and Lou Somogyi give the latest on Notre Dame's situation with its 2020 schedule, break down their takes on whether or not it helps the Irish's chances to win a national title, and take a look at Phil Jurkovec's Instagram message that has Fighting Irish fans talking.
25:52
July 30, 2020
Commitment Breakdown: 2021 Running Back Logan Diggs Picks Notre Dame
BlueandGold.com’s Mike Singer and Patrick Engel discuss the new running back commitment from Metairie (La.) Rummel’s Logan Diggs, and how his pledge came together for the Fighting Irish.
17:12
July 29, 2020
Pod Like A Champion: Talking Chance Tucker, Potential New Notre Dame Commits, More
BlueandGold.com recruiting insider Mike Singer and beat writer Patrick Engel discuss the new commitment of Encino (Calif.) Crespi cornerback Chance Tucker, impact of California high school football being pushed to the spring, Singer's current FutureCast predictions and other quick hitting nuggets.
57:27
July 23, 2020
Irish Huddle Podcast: Mike Goolsby Sounds Off On The Chances Of A 2020 Season
BlueandGold.com's Mike Goolsby, Mike Singer and Lou Somogyi discuss the new 2021 commitment from offensive tackle Joe Alt, the chances of a football season this fall, whether or not Notre Dame should join the ACC, Tyler Buchner's Elite 11 performance and more in the latest episode of The Irish Huddle.
01:04:46
July 16, 2020
Discussing Notre Dame Football's 2020 Schedule & Options
BlueandGold.com staff members Mike Singer, Patrick Engel and Lou Somogyi discuss the current status of Notre Dame's 2020 football season schedule as of Monday morning, the potential ramifications of a spring season and much more in a special podcast episode.
23:27
July 13, 2020
Pod Like A Champion: Talking Joe Alt Commitment, Evals On Blake Fisher & Tyler Buchner
BlueandGold.com beat writer Patrick Engel recently saw Notre Dame offensive tackle pledge Blake Fisher at a camp in Fort Wayne, Ind., while recruiting insider Mike Singer checked out quarterback commit Tyler Buchner at the Elite 11 in Nashville, Tenn. The guys give their thoughts on seeing the future Fighting Irish players, plus break down the new commitment of Fridley (Minn.) Totino Grace offensive tackle Joe Alt.
59:04
July 8, 2020
Irish Huddle Podcast: Mike Goolsby On His Former Notre Dame Coaches, More
In a fresh episode of The Irish Huddle Podcast, the BlueandGold.com staff gives its three wishes for the 2020 football season, former Notre Dame linebacker Mike Goolsby discusses his former college coaches, the impact Chris Watt can have as a graduate assistant and more!
52:22
June 25, 2020
Pod Like A Champion: Who Are Notre Dame's Three Biggest Targets?
BlueandGold.com writers Mike Singer and Patrick Engel quickly discuss new defensive back pledge Ryan Barnes, break down who, in their opinion, is Notre Dame's most important targets left on the board in the 2021 class and run through other quick hitting notes.
46:24
June 16, 2020
The Irish Huddle With Goolsby, Singer And Somogyi: June 11
BlueandGold.com’s Mike Singer and Lou Somogyi are joined by former Notre Dame captain and linebacker Mike Goolsby to break down new Fighting Irish defensive back commit Ryan Barnes, plus take questions from the message board. What are the three things Notre Dame needs to do to take down the likes of Alabama, Clemson and Ohio State? The guys give their thoughts.
49:22
June 11, 2020
Pod Like A Champion: Notre Dame Offensive Line Recruiting, Grad Transfers, More
BlueandGold.com recruiting insider Mike Singer and beat writer Patrick Engel discuss Notre Dame's new graduate transfer additions, the state of the 2021 offensive line board, the latest in defensive end recruiting and other quick hitting news and notes.
38:33
June 2, 2020
The Irish Huddle With Goolsby, Singer And Somogyi: May 28
BlueandGold.com's Mike Singer and Lou Somogyi are joined by former Notre Dame captain and linebacker Mike Goolsby to break down the Fighting Irish quarterback situation in this video podcast episode of The Irish Huddle. What kind of player is 2021 quarterback commit Tyler Buchner? How important is mental toughness to playing the position?  The guys break down that and much more, and Goolsby gives a strong statement about where he thinks Irish quarterback Ian Book will be drafted next April. At the beginning of the podcast, Somogyi is joined by Pier White with Tradelasts, a Notre Dame startup looking to help heal America's healthcare heroes.
50:48
May 28, 2020
Pod Like A Champion: Notre Dame RB Recruiting, Ryan Barnes & More
BlueandGold.com beat writer Patrick Engel joins recruiting insider Mike Singer on Pod Like A Champion to discuss the Notre Dame staff's strategy behind running back recruiting, thoughts on big Irish defensive back target Ryan Barnes and other news and notes.
38:03
May 21, 2020
The Irish Huddle With Goolsby, Singer And Somogyi: May 14
The BlueandGold.com team of former Notre Dame captain and linebacker Mike Goolsby, recruiting insider Mike Singer and senior editor Lou Somogyi break down the three graduate transfers joining the Irish program in 2020. What kind of impact can N.C. State cornerback transfer Nick McCloud have for the Irish? Who does former Ohio State safety Isaiah Pryor remind Goolsby of? What role can Northwestern transfer receiver Bennett Skowronek fill for Notre Dame? Goolsby, Singer and Somogyi discuss that and much more in the latest episode of the Irish Huddle.
34:41
May 14, 2020
Pod Like A Champion: Breaking Down New Commit Philip Riley With Mike Goolsby & Preston Jackson
BlueandGold.com recruiting insider Mike Singer and football analyst Mike Goolsby are joined by former Notre Dame defensive back Preston Jackson, a teammate of Goolsby's in the early 2000s. Goolsby and Jackson discuss some of their favorite Notre Dame memories, what makes the program unique and thoughts about how the recruiting process has evolved since their time as prospects. And at about the 27:00 mark, Goolsby and Jackson break down Valrico (Fla.) Bloomingdale cornerback Philip Riley, a four-star prospect and recent Notre Dame commit. Jackson is the CEO of Big County Preps, a scouting service in the Tampa Bay area and is very familiar with the new Irish pledge. This episode of Pod Like A Champion is not one to miss!
43:07
May 12, 2020
The Irish Huddle With Goolsby, Singer And Somogyi: April 30
BlueandGold.com's Mike Singer and Lou Somogyi are joined by former Notre Dame captain and linebacker Mike Goolsby, who joined the Blue & Gold team earlier this week as a football analyst. They discuss the importance of the running back position and the impact freshman Chris Tyree can make, recalling some of the key moments in the Georgia-Notre Dame matchup last September, discuss Irish quarterback Ian Book and more.
40:46
April 30, 2020
Pod Like A Champion: Talking Notre Dame Commitment With Pat Coogan
BlueandGold.com recruiting insider Mike Singer is joined by Chicago Marist offensive lineman Pat Coogan, who committed to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish last week. They go through Coogan's recruiting process, why the big time offensive lineman picked the Irish, who Coogan is trying to have join him in South Bend and more.
15:44
April 21, 2020
Pod Like A Champion: Breaking Down Notre Dame Recruits In Midwest With Josh Helmholdt
BlueandGold.com recruiting insider Mike Singer is joined by Rivals.com midwest recruiting analyst Josh Helmholdt on this episode of Pod Like A Champion. They discuss how COVID-19 is impacting the landscape of college football recruiting, discuss several Notre Dame targets and commits in the 2021 class and more.
32:06
April 14, 2020
Pod Like A Champion: Notre Dame Football Recruiting News & Notes
BlueandGold.com recruiting insider Mike Singer is back with another solo podcast, discussing various news and notes surrounding Notre Dame football recruiting. The topics include the Fighting Irish staff hoping to have a couple of big official visit weekends in June, a few recruits placing Notre Dame among their top schools and details on a couple of new FutureCast picks.
24:38
April 7, 2020
Breaking down Tony Sanders' commitment, analyzing COVID-19 impact
BlueandGold.com beat writer Patrick Engel makes his podcast debut. He and senior editor Lou Somogyi discuss the addition of Tony Sanders to the men's basketball team, the fallout from having no spring practice and spring evaluation recruiting period, and the NCAA's decision to give spring athletes another year of eligibility.
36:02
April 3, 2020
Coronavirus Impact On Notre Dame Football Recruiting
BlueandGold.com recruiting insider Mike Singer is joined by Todd Burlage of the Blue-Gold Report on ESPN Fort Wayne and Federation Media to discuss the recruiting fallout caused by the Coronavirus, which forced the NCAA to create a dead period through April 15. What has been the impact of it in Notre Dame football recruiting?
10:16
March 21, 2020
Irish Huddle - Where have all the athletics gone?
Football analyst Vince DeDario and senior editor Lou Somogyi break down where we stand with the abrupt end of the winter sports seasons and the cancellation of the spring sports seasons at Notre Dame. Should student-athletes get additional eligibility? Will Notre Dame be allowed to practice in the summer? Will there be football in the fall? Where do we go from here? All this and more in this edition of the Irish Huddle.
29:20
March 13, 2020
Pod Like A Champion: Talking Notre Dame & More With Former Irish Captain Mike Goolsby
BlueandGold.com recruiting insider Mike Singer is joined by former Notre Dame linebacker and team captain Mike Goolsby (2000-2004) to discuss his time with the Fighting Irish and big ND tight end target Thomas Fidone, who trains with Goolsby.
22:29
March 10, 2020