Dan McCarthy

Notre Dame Fighting Irish #15 - Safety

  • Height: 6-2
  • Weight: 205

Notre Dame's not going away

Notre Dame was a Top 15 team on paper in 2011, then played like it in 2012. Can the Irish manage a fourth straight year of steady improvement under Brian Kelly? And can they get enough breaks to...

Breaking Down Notre Dame: the Secondary


In Part III of our series breaking down each unit of the Fighting Irish ahead of the BCS national championship game, we take a look today at the Notre Dame secondary, assessing its component parts...

OFD's Senior Day Tribute


As the 2012 season nears the conclusion of the regular season, we have arrived at the final home football game of the season. Where did all the time go?

2012 Notre Dame Preseason Depth Chart: The Secondary


We've made it to the final depth chart review for this preseason before turning our attention towards the quarterbacks next week. If you've missed any of the previous installments they are listed...

Blue-Gold Game Review: Ben Koyack/Alex Welch


Remember the Blue-Gold Game? No? Well, I’m still going to write about it. Here’s who we’ve looked at so far: George Atkinson III Cierre Wood/Theo Riddick Ben Councell Jarrett Grace Werewolf After...

Notre Dame Spring Practice Report: Friday, March 23rd


Notre Dame was back on the field Friday morning for their second practice of spring ball. This was the last practice in helmets and shorts before the Irish put on equipment for practice tomorrow. T...

Cutting Through the Coachspeak: Brian Kelly Press Conference Notes


Well, gang, we're back. That was a bizarre few weeks. There were some rather tall gentlemen running around in Notre Dame sports uniforms playing something called "basketball." I mean, the ball...

Reviewing the Redshirts: S/CB Eilar Hardy


The One Foot Down Reviewing the Redshirt series continues with S Eilar Hardy. He was on his way to plenty of playing time as a freshman before the injury bug bit. Where do we see him in 2012?

Notre Dame Spring Practice Storylines: Part I


We're just under 2 weeks from the start of Fighting Irish spring practice with Notre Dame heading into a pivotal third year under Brian Kelly. Unlike the previous two seasons, the 2012 football...

2011 Depth Analysis- The Secondary


The one defensive position group that I remain concerned about heading into 2011 it is the secondary.  The starters are proven and capable veterans that will play solid football.  But the rest of...

Brian Kelly Plays the Numbers 58+14+14=86


I can’t tell you how good it feels to be jumping back into the discussion here at One Foot Down. I have been on an OFD hiatus the last few months while I was out traipsing around the globe and...

Know thy Opponent 2010: Notre Dame Fighting Irish


Hammer & Rails takes a look at Purdue's first football opponent of the season: The Notre Dame Fighting Irish