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Inside ND Sports: Notre Dame football
Eric Hansen and Tyler James
First-rate Notre Dame football coverage from Eric Hansen and Tyler James on InsideNDSports.com.
3 days ago
Jessica Smetana on the Golic Sub-Par Classic, Marcus Freeman and massive Big Ten news
Jessica Smetana, cohost of the Golic & Smetty podcast with Mike Golic Sr. and many Meadowlark Media ventures, joins the podcast to discuss her participation in the Golic Sub-Par Classic, meeting head coach Marcus Freeman, what she thinks of Brian Kelly, expectations for the 2022 season, the bombshell news of USC and UCLA reportedly joining the Big Ten and more. Then Tyler James and Eric Hansen answer questions from Twitter and The Insider Lounge (28:17).
1 hr 8 min
Jun 23, 2022
Clint Cosgrove on Notre Dame commits and targets in the Midwest
Rivals national recruiting analyst Clint Cosgrove joins the podcast to share his evaluations of Notre Dame QB commit CJ Carr and DE commit Brandon Davis-Swain, if the Irish are pursuing difference makers in CB Christian Gray, RB Jeremiyah Love and WR Cam Williams, the talent influx around St. Louis, the impact of NIL on recruiting, if Notre Dame can keep its 2023 class near the top in the country and more. Then Tyler James and Eric Hansen answer questions from Twitter and The Insider Lounge (31:37).
1 hr 2 min
Jun 16, 2022
Mike Rooney on Notre Dame baseball's College World Series run
Mike Rooney, college baseball analyst for D1Baseball and ESPN, joins the podcast to discuss how Notre Dame managed to knock off No. 1 Tennessee to punch a ticket to the College World Series, how the Irish can find more success in Omaha, the impact coach Link Jarrett has made on the program, if Jarrett will leave for Florida State and more. Then Tyler James and Eric Hansen answer questions from Twitter and The Insider Lounge (21:16).
Jun 9, 2022
Notre Dame's big recruiting month gets bigger with CJ Carr's commitment
Tyler James and Kyle Kelly discuss Notre Dame landing a commitment from 2024 four-star quarterback CJ Carr and his impact, the addition of 2023 offensive guard Joe Otting and preview the rest of a big recruiting month for the Irish. Then James and Kelly answer questions from Twitter and The Insider Lounge (37:20).
May 19, 2022
Nicole Auerbach on what’s next in the NCAA’s evolution
Nicole Auerbach, senior writer for The Athletic, joins the podcast to discuss the NIL arguments ignited by Alabama head coach Nick Saban, where NIL is heading and how Notre Dame fits in that picture, why so much change is up for discussion across the NCAA, if it all ends in an arms race among schools, Marcus Freeman’s transition to Notre Dame head coach and more. Then Tyler James and Eric Hansen answer questions from Twitter and The Insider Lounge (21:34).
1 hr 10 min
May 6, 2022
Chris Zorich on how Marcus Freeman has embraced Notre Dame
Former Notre Dame player Chris Zorich (1987-90) joins the podcast to discuss head coach Marcus Freeman, what he's learned about Freeman from conversations with him, the leadership Freeman has shown, Freeman's emphasis on recruiting, Notre Dame's ability to compete in the NIL market, spending time on campus for Legacy Weekend, if he ever considered coaching, what he's learned hosting The Zorich Podcast and more. Then Tyler James and Eric Hansen answer questions from Twitter and The Insider Lounge (35:13).
1 hr 33 min
Apr 26, 2022
Malik Zaire on Notre Dame quarterbacks and embracing former players
Former Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire (2013-16) joins the podcast to discuss his time on campus last week around ND football, the importance of Legacy Weekend for former players, how what Marcus Freeman is doing on that front differs from Brian Kelly, what Zaire thinks of current QBs Drew Pyne and Tyler Buchner, QB recruit Dante Moore and former QB Jack Coan, what he's been doing with Irish Players Club, Onora Whiskey, Lucky Lefty Podcast and more. Then Tyler James and Eric Hansen make NFL Draft predictions in Place Your Bets (25:23) before answering questions from Twitter and The Insider Lounge (35:59).
1 hr 18 min
Apr 21, 2022
Tom Mendoza on FUND's mission of supporting Notre Dame student-athletes through NIL
Tom Mendoza, a Notre Dame alum and namesake of the Mendoza College of Business, joins the podcast to discuss his role in new NIL project FUND: Friends of the University of Notre Dame, why he wanted to get involved, how the money will be directed to student-athletes and charities, in which ways we may see the NIL marketplace evolve, his favorite stories of ND football players thriving outside of the sport and more. Then Tyler James and Eric Hansen make Blue-Gold Game predictions in Place Your Bets (22:54) before answering questions from Twitter and The Insider Lounge (29:12).
Apr 12, 2022
Four-star WR signee Tobias Merriweather prepares for Notre Dame arrival
Tobias Merriweather, Notre Dame's lone wide receiver in the incoming freshman class, joins the podcast to discuss his final months of high school, how running track has helped him as a football player, what he's doing to put himself in a position to play as a freshman, his relationship with Marcus Freeman and Chansi Stuckey, the infamous Brian Kelly story and more. Then Tyler James and Eric Hansen answer questions from Twitter and The Insider Lounge message board (19:23).
Apr 5, 2022
Bobby Brown on Notre Dame's wide receiver dilemma
Former Notre Dame wide receiver Bobby Brown (1996-99) joins the podcast to discuss the lack of healthy Irish receivers this spring, how it may impact ND now and in the future, developing chemistry with a quarterback, Kevin Austin Jr.'s pro prospects, the start of the Marcus Freeman Era, ND playing against Tennessee State in 2023 and more. Then Tyler James and Eric Hansen answer questions from Twitter and The Insider Lounge message board (30:59).
1 hr 28 min
Mar 31, 2022
Vinny Cerrato on recruiting visits, commitments and regrets
Vinny Cerrato, former Notre Dame recruiting coordinator under Lou Holtz, shares stories and insight from his time with the Irish including the key to successful visits, Holtz's role in recruiting, communicating with recruits, difficult areas to sign recruits from, who he regrets turning away and more. Then Tyler James and Eric Hansen make spring overreaction predictions in Place Your Bets (23:29) before answering questions from Twitter and The Insider Lounge (34:41).
1 hr 6 min
Mar 18, 2022
Mike Golic Jr. on Harry Hiestand, Notre Dame's offensive line and Marcus Freeman's transition
Former Notre Dame offensive lineman Mike Golic Jr. (2008-12) discusses expectations for Notre Dame's offensive line in the first year of Harry Hiestand's return, how development happens at multiple positions, the potential greatness of Joe Alt and Blake Fisher, the evolution of the offense under Tommy Rees, Marcus Freeman's transition as a head coach, Kevin Austin Jr.'s combine showing and more. Then Tyler James and Eric Hansen answer questions from Twitter and The Insider Lounge message board (24:29).
1 hr 2 min
Feb 25, 2022
Dennis Dodd on Notre Dame's coaching staff and the changing NCAA landscape
Dennis Dodd, national college football writer for CBS Sports, joins the podcast to discuss Notre Dame's hiring of Al Golden as defensive coordinator and Harry Hiestand as offensive line coach, USC's future with Lincoln Riley as head coach, the College Football Playoff expansion falling apart, how NIL is impacting the sport, whether Brian Kelly or Marcus Freeman will be more successful in their new roles and more. Then Tyler James and Eric Hansen make some "Place Your Bets" predictions (24:49) before answering questions from Twitter and The Insider Lounge message board (31:03).
1 hr 2 min
Feb 17, 2022
Rocky Boiman on Al Golden and Marcus Freeman's first Notre Dame staff
Former Notre Dame linebacker Rocky Boiman, a college football analyst for ESPN and radio host in Cincinnati, joins the podcast to discuss ND hiring Cincinnati Bengals LBs coach Al Golden as defensive coordinator, the value Golden brings to ND as a college and NFL coach, the similarities between defenses at both levels, recruiting in Ohio, expectations for Freeman's first year and more. Then Tyler James and Eric Hansen answer questions from Twitter and The Insider Lounge message board (21:27).
1 hr 15 min
Feb 3, 2022
MOGL founders Brandon Wimbush, Ayden Syal on Notre Dame coaching changes and NIL's evolution
Former Notre Dame quarterback Brandon Wimbush and fellow Notre Dame graduate Ayden Syal, co-founders of MOGL, join the podcast to discuss football and name, image and likeness. Wimbush shares his thoughts on what its like to play for a coaching staff in transition, Tommy Rees' evolution of the offense and the addition of Harry Hiestand. Then Wimbush and Syal discuss the trends in NIL, how athletes and schools are taking advantage of it and what they've learned through their MOGL platform. Finally, Tyler James and Eric Hansen answer questions from Twitter and The Insider Lounge message board (24:50).
1 hr 18 min
Jan 25, 2022
Adam Friedman on Notre Dame's 2022 recruits in the final Rivals 250
Adam Friedman, national recruiting analyst and rankings director for Rivals, joins the podcast to discuss Notre Dame's 2022 class, where Irish signees landed in the final Rivals 250, which Notre Dame recruit he has the most confidence in, the process of ranking prospects, Notre Dame's potential in the 2023 class and more. Then Tyler James and Eric Hansen answer questions from The Insider Lounge and Twitter (27:07) including predictions on the defensive coordinator hire and the ideal 2023 class for the Irish.
1 hr 10 min
Jan 13, 2022
Mike Elston leaves for Michigan and more on Notre Dame's coaching carousel
Tyler James and Eric Hansen discuss the latest developments on head coach Marcus Freeman's first coaching staff at Notre Dame: defensive line coach Mike Elston leaving for Michigan, no resolution at defensive coordinator and Baylor's Chansi Stuckey's selection as wide receivers coach. Then James and Hansen answer questions from subscribers and Twitter (25:40).
1 hr 31 min
Jan 5, 2022
Recapping Notre Dame's Fiesta Bowl loss, tracking the coaching search and more
Tyler James and Eric Hansen discuss Notre Dame's 37-35 loss to Oklahoma State in the Fiesta Bowl in the debut of head coach Marcus Freeman, provide updates on the assistant coaching search, describe their outlook for the podcast and InsideNDSports.com and answer more questions from subscribers, readers and listeners.
1 hr 41 min