Notre Dame Football: 2013 Photo Year in Review

Notre Dame Football Recruiting

2013 is probably a year that Notre Dame fans would like to forget. It began with the Irish being pelted by the Crimson Tide in the National Title Game and ended with an underwhelming victory in the Pinstripe Bowl. In between that time, the Irish were hoaxed, removed from a letter of intent, suspended and intercepted. Here is 2013 as it was with the photographs that help tell the story:

National Title Game

Jan 7, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide offensive linesman Barrett Jones (75) prepares to snap the ball at the line of scrimmage against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the second half of the 2013 BCS Championship game at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Manti Te’o Hoax

Jan 16, 2013; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick addresses the media about a hoax involving the girlfriend of football player Manti Te’o

Vanderdoes Signs With Notre Dame (will back out later)

Feb 6, 2013; Auburn, CA, USA; Eddie Vanderdoes signs the scholarship paperwork after he announced he will attend Notre Dame on national signing day at Placer High School. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Spring Game with Everett Golson

Apr 20, 2013; Notre Dame, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback Everett Golson (5) looks to throw in the first quarter of the Blue-Gold Game at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Fall Camp Without Golson

Aug 9, 2013; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback Tommy Rees (11) takes a break during practice at the LaBar Practice Complex. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Irish Lose Under the Lights

Sep 7, 2013; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines quarterback Devin Gardner (98) throws while being tackled by Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker Prince Shembo (55) and safety Austin Collinsworth (28) in the fourth quarter at Michigan Stadium. Gardner was intercepted and Notre Dame scored a touchdown on the play. Michigan won 41-30. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Shamrock Series Win

Oct 5, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; The Notre Dame Fighting Irish sing the Alma Mater after Notre Dame defeated the Arizona State Sun Devils 37-34 at AT&T Stadium

Rees Cements Legacy 

Nov 9, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers safety Ray Vinopal (9) intercepts a pass intended for Notre Dame Fighting Irish tight end Ben Koyack (18) in the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. Pitt won 28-21. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Irish Win Pinstripe

Dec 28, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish players celebrates with the trophy after defeating the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankees Stadium. Notre Dame Fighting Irish won the game 29-16. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 28, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish players celebrates with the trophy after defeating the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankees Stadium. Notre Dame Fighting Irish won the game 29-16. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

 

 

 

Topics: Football, Notre Dame Fighting Irish

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