Aug. 28, 2009

Football game weeks are hectic at the University of Notre Dame for the sports information office, University administrators and student-athletes. They are no different for the video crew, as we are committed to providing the best coverage of the Fighting Irish football team on the web.

This page will provide Irish fans with an overall view of our coverage plan each game week – and what days you can expect original content and live coverage…


– Latest version of Inside Notre Dame Football (the official coaches television show) posted by 12 noon.
– Full game recap interview with Coach Weis, taped for the coaches show
– Coach Weis ‘Play of the Game’ feature taken from the coaches show
– Full podcast of the Inside Notre Dame Football audio
– Live audio broadcast of the Official Notre Dame Football Radio Show, live from Legends of Notre Dame at 7:00 p.m. ET. The show features a recorded interview with Coach Weis, a special player guest and is hosted by Jack Nolan and former Irish All-American Reggie Brooks.
– Full podcast of the Official Notre Dame Football Radio Show audio.
– Video coverage of the radio show, including the game recap segment, player interview segment and game preview segment.


– Coach Weis Press Conference live video coverage at 12 noon ET.
– Coach Weis Press Conference break down by subject and podcast.
– First practice report of the week.


– Captains Press Conference (posted as soon as possible upon completion, podcast will be available)
– Offensive Player Interviews
– Practice Report


– Defensive Player Interviews
– Practice Report
– Pregame Show, presented by Allstate – Jack Nolan is joined by former Irish All-Americans Reggie Brooks and Mirko Jurkovic as they breakdown Notre Dame’s opponent, recap the previous week’s contest and provide their keys to the game. The show is available both as video content and a podcast.
– Coach Weis Post Practice Comments – his final meeting with the media before the upcoming game, Coach Weis provides a final update on the team. This will be available both as video content and a podcast on Thursday evening.


– Football Kickoff Luncheon Coverage – highlights of the event will be posted immediately following its completion.
– Updates from campus with Jack Nolan – we set the scene on a football Friday on campus with special interviews and features throughout the day.
– Pep Rally Coverage – with the pep rally format changing this year, live coverage of every home pep rally is not possible. For the Nevada, Michigan State, Washington, Boston College and Navy pep rallies, the event will be recorded and posted on ASAP. For the USC pep rally (tentatively scheduled for Notre Dame Stadium) and the Connecticut pep rally (tentatively scheduled for the revamped Joyce Center) we will return to our live video coverage of the event.


– Exclusive stadium camera – starting at 10:30 a.m. ET, watch the happenings in Notre Dame Stadium as game time draws closer. The camera is taken down when NBC goes on the air.
– Updates from campus with Jack Nolan – we set the scene on a football Saturday on campus with special interviews and features leading up to kickoff.
– Irish All-Americans Reggie Brooks and Mirko Jurkovic provide their quick insights in between quarters via the video crew Twitter feed. Reggie and Mirko will also provide halftime thoughts on the video blog.
– The Official Notre Dame Football Post Game Show will begin immediately following the game via live video coverage on Jack Nolan, Reggie Brooks and Mirko Jurkovic reap the game for 90 minutes. The video feed will also carry Coach Weis’ post game press conference live from Notre Dame Stadium, feature game highlights, Irish opponent scores and post game interviews with Irish players.
– We will also produce our own post game interviews with the Irish players and a highlight package of the game.


– Coach Weis Wrap Up Press Conference – Coach Weis meets with the media in the early afternoon on Sunday to recap the previous day’s game. We will capture this press conference and post it immediately, both video and podcast, upon its completion.