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120222: Drew Pyne to the Transfer Portal Emergency Podcast
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Yesterday at 9:11 PM

Well we weren't planning to do a show but Drew Pyne announced he's entering the transfer portal. So time for an emergency podcast edition of Notre Dame Federal Credit Union's Irish Sports Saturdays. We're giving our thoughts on the Irish quarterback situation almost in real time!

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Monk Malloy Interview
11/24/2022

On the November 26th, 2022 edition of Notre Dame Federal Credit Union's Irish Sports Saturdays, host Angelo Di Carlo chats with Notre Dame President Emeritus, Fr. Edward 'Monk Malloy, C.S.C., in our Focus on Faith interview. Monk discusses the influence his parents had on his faith, his love for basketball, his passion for teaching, his time as President of Notre Dame, his thoughts on Marcus Freeman and his favorite Notre Dame vs USC memories.

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Previewing USC vs Notre Dame
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11/23/2022

On the November 26th, 2022 edition of Notre Dame Federal Credit Union's Irish Sports Saturdays, hosts Angelo Di Carlo and John Brach breakdown Notre Dame's matchup with arch rival USC in a top 15 showdown to close out the regular season in Los Angeles. What will it take for Notre Dame to overcome USC quarterback Caleb Williams and high powered Trojans offense? Can the Irish withstand USC's incredible strength in turnover margin? A win would mean Notre Dame would finish the regular season at 9-3. We hear from the Irish players on how gratifying that would be after the start to...


111922: Josh Lugg Focus on Faith Interview
11/19/2022

On the November 19th, 2022 edition of Notre Dame Federal Credit Union's Irish Sports Saturdays, hosts Angelo Di Carlo sits down with Notre Dame 6-year offensive lineman Josh Lugg for our Focus on Faith interview. Lugg will participate in his THIRD Senior Day at Notre Dame. He reflects on all he's experienced at Notre Dame, how he's been able to give back to his teammates by being the 'old man' in the locker room and how his faith has grown while being a student at Notre Dame. It's an excellent conversation about faith and football.

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Previewing Boston College vs Notre Dame
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11/19/2022

On the November 19th, 2022 edition of Notre Dame Federal Credit Union's Irish Sports Saturdays, hosts Angelo Di Carlo and John Brach breakdown Notre Dame's matchup with Boston College, look at Senior Day and home finale and discuss where the program stands after 10 games under Marcus Freeman. Our Focus on Faith interview is with 6-year Irish offensive lineman Josh Lugg. The guys wrap up the show with our gameday sprint to kickoff and game predictions.

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Previewing Navy vs Notre Dame
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11/12/2022

On the November 12th, 2022 edition of Notre Dame Federal Credit Union's Irish Sports Saturdays, hosts Angelo Di Carlo and John Brach breakdown the state of the Irish program following the win over Clemson and how the Irish must avoid a letdown against Navy. Plus, they give their grades position by position. They wrap up their show with game predictions.

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110522: Fr. Nate Wills C.S.C. Interview
11/05/2022

On the October November 5th, 2022 edition of Notre Dame Federal Credit Union's Irish Sports Saturdays, host Angelo Di Carlo sits down with Notre Dame football team chaplain, Fr. Nate Wills C.S.C. Fr. Nate is an annually guest on Irish Sports Saturdays and gives us a 'state of the Irish' perspective from the chaplain perspective. We discuss Marcus Freeman becoming Catholic, the return of pregame Mass on gamedays on both home and road games, Fr. Nate's spoof video on the Tommy Rees 'do your job' phone call, the diversified faiths of the Irish football team and how Fr...


Previewing Clemson at Notre Dame
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11/05/2022

On the November 5th, 2022 edition of Notre Dame Federal Credit Union's Irish Sports Saturdays, hosts Angelo Di Carlo and John Brach breakdown Notre Dame's showdown with #4 and undefeated Clemson at Notre Dame Stadium. Can the Irish play well at home? Will the momentum from the Syracuse game continue this week, including with turnovers? Can the Irish make some stops in the red zone? How badly does Notre Dame need Drew Pyne against Clemson considering how good the Tigers' rush defense is? These are all questions we discuss. Our Focus on Faith interview is with the team chaplain of the...


102922: Focus on Faith with former Irish leprechaun Mike Brown
10/29/2022

On the October 29th, 2022 edition of Irish Sports Saturdays, host Angelo Di Carlo sits down with former Notre Dame leprechaun Mike Brown for our Focus on Faith interview. Mike was the first black leprechaun at Notre Dame in 1999 and has now written a children's book about his experience called, The Leprechaun's Game Day at Notre Dame. He's also a great man of faith who has battled seizures over the last year. His perspective on how God has protected him and his family is inspiring and a must listen.

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102922: Previewing Notre Dame at Syracuse
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10/29/2022

On the October 29th, 2022 edition of Irish Sports Saturdays, hosts Angelo Di Carlo and John Brach preview Notre Dame's showdown at #16 Syracuse. They discuss what the Irish have at stake in the next 2 weeks with Clemson looming next week, can Drew Pyne be the 'good' Drew Pyne today, the atmosphere that The Dome at Syracuse can bring and the battle in the red zone--an area of strength for Syracuse and a major weakness for the Irish. Our Focus on Faith interview is with former Irish leprechaun Mike Brown. Our gameday sprint to kickoff zeros in on the individual matchups...


102222: Mike Brey Interview
10/22/2022

On the October 22nd, 2022 edition of Irish Sports Saturdays, host Angelo Di Carlo sits down with Notre Dame men's basketball coach Mike Brey for a 15 minute conversation reflect on Brey's 23 years at Notre Dame. Brey explains how he has changed as a head coach and how college basketball and college athletics have changed with the introduction of NIL and the transfer portal. We discuss the rise of South Bend native and now NBA player Blake Wesley and look ahead to the upcoming season for the Irish, which many expect to be a good one. Plus, Coach Brey provides some...


102222: Previewing Notre Dame vs UNLV
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10/22/2022

On the October 22nd, 2022 edition of Irish Sports Saturdays, hosts Angelo Di Carlo and John Brach discuss what in the world is happening with the Irish football team. They breakdown the state of the programming coming out of the stunning loss to Stanford and preview today's matchup with UNLV. What's up with the offense? What to make of Marcus Freeman's start? Why are the Irish playing so poorly at home? These are all questions we dive into. Plus, our featured interview is with Irish men's basketball coach Mike Brey. We close our show with our gameday sprint and predictions<...


101522: Bob Nagle on his legendary career
10/15/2022

On the October 15th, 2022 edition of Irish Sports Saturdays, host Angelo Di Carlo interviews the former longtime voice of Notre Dame women's basketball Bob Nagle who recently retired from WHME TV-46. Bob shares stories of his time not only covering the Notre Dame women's team but also men's basketball, hockey and baseball. Plus a ton of stories from his years covering Notre Dame football including great ones from the days of Ara Parseghian and Lou Holtz. Bob also takes us through his childhood growing up an Irish Catholic Notre Dame fan in a small town in Illinois and then...


101522: Previewing Notre Dame vs Stanford
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10/15/2022

On the October 15th, 2022 edition of Irish Sports Saturdays, hosts Angelo Di Carlo and John Brach breakdown Notre Dame's matchup with Stanford. Is this still a rivalry game? Is it a trap game with the Irish favored by 16? We also discuss the play of quarterback Drew Pyne and discuss whether he should have been the starting quarterback from the beginning of the year over Tyler Buchner. Our Focus on Faith interview is with former longtime voice of Notre Dame women's basketball, Bob Nagle. We wrap up the show with specifics on the game matchup and of course, it's our...


100822: Fr. Paul Doyle Interview
10/08/2022

On the October 8th, 2022 edition of Notre Dame Federal Credit Union's Irish Sports Saturdays, host Angelo Di Carlo chats with the former chaplain of the Notre Dame football team, Fr. Paul Doyle, C.S.C. Father Doyle grew up a Notre Dame fan in a small town in Virginia. His family would drive up to the top of the Blue Ridge Mountains to be able to tune in Irish games on the radio and listen. He first arrived on campus in 1961 as an undergrad and has been at Notre Dame pretty much ever since outside of his service to...


100822: Previewing Notre Dame vs BYU in Vegas
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10/08/2022

On the October 8th, 2022 edition of Irish Sports Saturdays, hosts Angelo Di Carlo and John Brach breakdown Notre Dame's matchup with #16 BYU in Las Vegas in the Shamrock Series game. The guys look at where the 2-2 Irish stand coming off the bye and examine the fact that Notre Dame fans are highly optimistic for a win over the Cougars. They look at the growth of the offense including if the deep passing game is helping the run game and Drew Pyne's development at quarterback. Our Focus on Faith interview is an excellent conversation with former Irish team chaplain...


100122: Irish on the Bye
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10/01/2022

On the October 1st, 2022 edition of Irish Sports Saturdays, hosts Angelo Di Carlo and John Brach examine where Notre Dame's stands at its bye week with a 2-2 record. We break down the rest of the year's schedule and give our thoughts on how we think the Irish will do the rest of the season. Plus, we give our grades position by position. It wasn't pretty for the offense! Our Focus on Faith interview is a replay of our great conversation with former Irish football coach Lou Holtz from 2019. If you missed it then, you will want to hear...


092422: Brandon Wimbush Interview
09/24/2022

On the September 24th, 2022 edition of Notre Dame Federal Credit Union's Irish Sports Saturdays, host Angelo Di Carlo chats with former Irish quarterback Brandon Wimbush in our Focus on Faith interview. Wimbush discusses his time at Notre Dame and how difficult it was to be replaced as the starting quarterback in 2018 when the Irish were off to a 3-0 start. He explains how his faith helped him get through that difficult time and the lesson in adversity set him up for success in life after football. Wimbush co-founded his own NIL company MOGL. We discussed Notre Dame's place in...


092422: Previewing Notre Dame vs North Carolina
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09/24/2022

On the September 24th, 2022 edition of Notre Dame Federal Credit Union's Irish Sports Saturdays, hosts Angelo Di Carlo and John Brach preview Notre Dame's matchup at 3-0 North Carolina. UNC has a prolific offense and a very bad defense. Can the Irish score enough in this one to keep up with Carolina? We discuss the Tommy Rees viral video, motivating Drew Pyne. Plus, is the Irish defense finally taking the steps it needs after giving up zero points in the 4th quarter. Our Focus on Faith interview is with former Irish quarterback Brandon Wimbush. The guys close out the...


091722: Previewing Notre Dame vs Cal
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09/17/2022

On the September 17th, 2022 edition of Notre Dame Federal Credit Union's Irish Sports Saturdays, hosts Angelo Di Carlo and John Brach break down where the Notre Dame program stands at 0-2 heading into the matchup with Cal. Who is to blame and can the Irish get things fixed to earn win #1 under Marcus Freeman? And how does now having Drew Pyne at quarterback affect all of that? We also chat about Manti Teo's return to campus and Marcus Freeman being confirmed into the Catholic Church. Our interview segment is with former Irish captain Kapron Lewis-Moore. The guys close out...


091022: Matt Salerno Focus on Faith
09/10/2022

On the September 10th, 2022 edition of Notre Dame Federal Credit Union's Irish Sports Saturdays, host Angelo Di Carlo chats with Notre Dame graduate wide receiver Matt Salerno about his incredible journey to be a scholarship player for the Irish. Salerno grew up a huge ND football fan and was coming to Notre Dame as a student. Then he decided to walk-on the team and now he has a scholarship. Last week against Ohio State, he had a circus like catch that will certainly be remembered for a long time. While on the team, he says his Catholic faith has...


091022: Previewing Notre Dame vs Marshall
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09/10/2022

On the September 10th, 2022 edition of Notre Dame Federal Credit Union's Irish Sports Saturdays, hosts Angelo Di Carlo and John Brach preview Notre Dame's home opener against Marshall and Marcus Freeman's 1st game as head coach at Notre Dame Stadium. Of course, a bulk of the time is spent reviewing where the team stands after a 21-10 loss at #2 Ohio State last week. Ang and John breakdown the outlook for the rest of the season and what concerns them the most and what pleases them the most. Plus, Pregame Mass is back for the Irish and our Focus on...


090322: Reilly Jeffers on Faith, Family & Football
09/03/2022

On the September 3rd, 2022 edition of Notre Dame Federal Credit Union's Irish Sports Saturdays, host Angelo Di Carlo chats with South Bend native Reilly Jeffers, a staff member at Ohio State as the Buckeyes get set to face Notre Dame in a top 5 matchup to open the season. Reilly grew up a diehard Notre Dame fan. His dad, after all, was Jeff Jeffers--the most recognizable TV reporter to ever cover the Irish. Jeff died a few years ago, so this game brings a lot of emotions considering how much this one would mean to Jeff. It certainly means a...


090322: Previewing Notre Dame vs Ohio State
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09/03/2022

On the September 3rd, 2022 edition of Notre Dame Federal Credit Union's Irish Sports Saturdays, hosts Angelo Di Carlo and John Brach discuss Notre Dame's top 5 showdown with Ohio State to open the new season. It's the start of the Marcus Freeman era as head coach and Tyler Buchner era as quarterback. The challenge is massive against a Heisman contending quarterback and one of the nation's most explosive wide receivers. We look at what the Irish need to do to pull off a win in a hostile environment. Plus an incredible conversation with South Bend native Reilly Jeffers, who is...


010422: Season Recap Show
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01/05/2022

On the season finale of Notre Dame Federal Credit Union's Irish Sports Saturdays, hosts Angelo Di Carlo, Kevin Downey and Ilia Glazman recap the Fiesta Bowl loss to Oklahoma State, look back at the 2021 season and ahead to 2022. We break down where things stand with the Marcus Freeman era kickoff of with a heart wrenching defeat. Plus, we can give our final grades position by position. The guys wrap up the show with an early preview at 2022 and who is returning and leaving, if Tyler Buchner is up to the task to takeover as the starting quarterback and a...


010122: Previewing Notre Dame vs Oklahoma St
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01/01/2022

Happy New Year! On the January 1st, 2022 edition of Notre Dame Federal Credit Union's Irish Sports Saturdays, hosts Angelo Di Carlo and Ilia Glazman discuss #5 Notre Dame's Fiesta bowl matchup with #9 Oklahoma State. It's the start of the Marcus Freeman era--can the Irish come away with a victory over the Cowboys' top ranked defense. We look at what a win would mean for the program (and what a loss would mean too). Plus, changes on the offensive line and how that could affect the pass game. Mike Elston will call the defensive plays today. If the Irish have good...


120421: Previewing the Marcus Freeman Era
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12/04/2021

On the December 4th, 2021 edition of Notre Dame Federal Credit Union's Irish Sports Saturdays, we had A LOT to talk about! host Angelo Di Carlo is joined by the South Bend Tribune's Tom Noie (filling in for Kevin Downey) Ilia Glazman discuss the start of the Marcus Freeman era at Notre Dame. We give our thoughts on Notre Dame's new head coach, his chances for success and why we feel this was the right move at the right time for the Irish football program. We also breakdown Brian Kelly's legacy at Notre Dame and the way he handled himself...


112721: Previewing Notre Dame vs Stanford
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11/27/2021

On the November 27th, 2021 edition of Notre Dame Federal Credit Union's Irish Sports Saturdays, hosts Angelo Di Carlo, Kevin Downey and Ilia Glazman discuss Notre Dame's matchup with 3-8 Stanford as well as look at Notre Dame's chances to make the College Football Playoff. The guys break down the scenarios, plus give their takes on the Notre Dame player they'd be most thankful to for coming back next season as well as ND's top assistant coach. Irish Illustrated's Tim O'Malley is our special guest, weighing in on the playoff debate, explaining how Stanford got some bad so quick and...


112021: Interview with Jack Nolan
11/20/2021

On the November 20th, 2021 edition of Notre Dame Federal Credit Union's Irish Sports Saturdays, host Angelo Di Carlo chat with the former voice of Notre Dame Athletics, Jack Nolan about his retirement after 39 years behind the mic. Jack discusses whether he "misses it" now that basketball season has started, why he decided to retire, the growth of 'got it' into his signature catchphrase, his favorite game he ever broadcasted and some of the really cool memories he got to be a part over his nearly 40 years broadcasting in South Bend.

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112021: Previewing Notre Dame vs Georgia Tech
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11/20/2021

On the November 20th, 2021 edition of Notre Dame Federal Credit Union's Irish Sports Saturdays, hosts Angelo Di Carlo, Kevin Downey & Ilia Glazman breakdown Notre Dame's matchup with Georgia Tech. Besides Brian Kelly, no one thinks Georgia Tech can contend with the Irish so does that make this one a potential trap game? Or is Georgia Tech so bad, it can even be a game? Plus, we look at the College Football Rankings and where Notre Dame stands as they try to inch closer to the being on the inside of the playoff picture. Our special guest interview is with...


111321 Interview with Dan Santucci
11/13/2021

On the November 13th, 2021 edition of Notre Dame Federal Credit Union's Irish Sports Saturdays, host chats with former Notre Dame offensive lineman Dan Santucci in our Focus on Faith interview. Dan reflects back on his favorite Notre Dame games when he was a 3-year starter from 2004-2006 and shares a great story about how his parents embarrassed his then girlfriend (now wife) at a football game. Santucci also reflects on how football helps mold you in a leader and points out that getting yelled out by Charlie Weis prepares you greatly for life's challenges. Santucci is a man of...


111321: Previewing Notre Dame vs Virginia
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11/13/2021

On the November 13th, 2021 edition of Notre Dame Federal Credit Union's Irish Sports Saturdays, hosts Angelo Di Carlo & Kevin Downey & breakdown Notre Dame's matchup with Virginia and the top rated offense in the country. Will Virginia quarterback Brennan Armstrong be 100% or will his injured ribs prevent him from running the football? We hear from Tyler Buchner on how his rookie campaign is going as well. We give our 3rd quarter of the season grade reports, position by position. Our Focus on Faith interview this week is with former Irish offensive lineman Dan Santucci. The guys wrap up the show...


110621: Interview with Digger Phelps
11/06/2021

On the November 6th, 2021 edition of Notre Dame Federal Credit Union's Irish Sports Saturdays, host Angelo Di Carlo chats with the legendary former Notre Dame men's basketball coach Digger Phelps. Now 80-years-old, Digger has now been around Notre Dame for 50 years! We picked his brain on some different topics beyond the basketball, including some great stories about former Notre Dame President, Father Ted Hesburgh, Digger's favorite spots on campus, and his thoughts on Muffet McGraw's legacy now that Muffet heads to the Ring of Honor.

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110621: Previewing Notre Dame vs Navy
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11/06/2021

On the November 6th, 2021 edition of Notre Dame Federal Credit Union's Irish Sports Saturdays, hosts Angelo Di Carlo, Kevin Downey & Ilia Glazman breakdown Notre Dame's matchup with Navy. It's a free flow show where the guys discuss if 2-6 Navy can challenge Notre Dame in any way. The Irish discuss where Notre Dame stands big picture with Kyle Hamilton injured, the College Football Playoff rankings and just how good is the Notre Dame offense and defense? Angelo also chats with New Prairie alum Chase Ketterer who is simulates the Navy quarterback for Notre Dame at practice on the scout...


103021: Chris Zorich interview
10/30/2021

On the October 30th, 2021 edition of Notre Dame Federal Credit Union's Irish Sports Saturdays, hosts Angelo Di Carlo chat with former Notre Dame All American Chris Zorich! Chris reflects on the 1988 national championship and what a special team it was for him to be a starter on that team as a sophomore after not playing as a freshman. He also explains what Lou Holtz told him about Lou's biggest regret from his coaching days. Zorich shares a great story about his recruitment to Notre Dame and how he thought Notre Dame was A LOT farther than just 90 miles away...


103021 Previewing Notre Dame vs North Carolina
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10/30/2021

On the October 30th, 2021 edition of Notre Dame Federal Credit Union's Irish Sports Saturdays, hosts Angelo Di Carlo, Kevin Downey & Ilia Glazman breakdown Notre Dame's matchup with North Carolina! With Kyle Hamilton out this week, how will Notre Dame's secondary hold up against North Carolina's dual threat quarterback Sam Howell? The Irish offense behind Jack Coan, Kyren Williams and an improving offensive line should continue to see success against an inconsistent North Carolina defense. We'll also discuss the great play of Isaiah Foskey at defensive line and what's allowed to take his game to a new level this season...


102321: Interview with Blake Wesley & JR Konieczny
10/23/2021

On the October 23rd, 2021 edition of Notre Dame Federal Credit Union's Irish Sports Saturdays, host Angelo Di Carlo chats with South Bend natives and Notre Dame men's basketball freshmen Blake Wesley and JR Konieczny. Wesley is a South Bend Riley graduate while JR graduated from South Bend St. Joe. JR is the all-time leading scorer in St. Joseph County history while JR and Blake both were the first players in county history to ever score more than 700 points in a single season, when they both did it last year. They discuss being inspiring by Demetrius Jackson and wanting to...


102321: Previewing Notre Dame vs USC
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10/23/2021

On the October 23rd, 2021 edition of Notre Dame Federal Credit Union's Irish Sports Saturdays, hosts Angelo Di Carlo, Kevin Downey & Ilia Glazman breakdown Notre Dame's matchup with arch rival USC! We give our take on what to expect and scratch are heads on the things we just aren't sure will happen or not. Plenty of quarterback talk as always & odd answer from Brian Kelly when asked this week about what he feels the atmosphere will be like tonight. How does Notre Dame contain USC wide receiver Drake London? We'll hear from Kyle Hamilton on that and give our take...


101621: Notre Dame Mid-Season Review
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10/14/2021

Because of the bye week, we pre-recorded our show and are dropping it early for you guys!

On the October 16th, 2021 edition of Notre Dame Federal Credit Union's Irish Sports Saturdays, hosts Angelo Di Carlo and Kevin Downey look back on the 1st half of the season with Notre Dame on the bye. The guys & producer Ilia Glazman look back at the Virginia Tech game, give their take on the ever changing quarterback situation and discuss how many wins they think Notre Dame will end up with at the end of the season. They also breakdown each...


100921: Tim Brown Interview
10/09/2021

On the October 9th, 2021 edition of Notre Dame Federal Credit Union's Irish Sports Saturdays, host Angelo Di Carlo interviews Notre Dame's 1987 Heisman Trophy Winner Tim Brown in our Focus on Faith segment. Tim is a legend at Notre Dame and one of the greatest wide receivers in NFL history. He's a College Football and Pro Football Hall of Famer. Our conversation was about something much deeper: Tim's faith. And how his faith had ups and downs throughout his life but ultimately how he was able to lead by example in NFL locker rooms as a man on faith. Tim's...