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2013 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
Pinstripe Bowl,
W 29–16 vs. Rutgers (vacated)
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 24
APNo. 20
2013 record0–4[1], 9 wins vacated
Head coachBrian Kelly (4th season)
Offensive coordinatorChuck Martin (2nd as OC, 4th overall season)
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorBob Diaco (4th season)
Co-defensive coordinatorKerry Cooks (4th season)
Base defense3–4
CaptainZack Martin
CaptainBennett Jackson
CaptainT. J. Jones
Home stadiumNotre Dame Stadium
(Capacity: 80,795)
Seasons
← 2012
2014 →
2013 Division I FBS independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Navy               9 4  
BYU               8 5  
Army               3 9  
New Mexico State               2 10  
Idaho               1 11  
No. 20 Notre Dame               0* 4  
**All wins for Notre Dame (9–4) in the 2013 season are vacated
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2013 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame in the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Brian Kelly and played its home games at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. They competed as an independent.

All wins in the 2012 and 2013 seasons were later vacated for use of ineligible players.[1]

Before the seasonEdit

Previous seasonEdit

The Fighting Irish finished the 2012 regular season 12–0. They lost to the University of Alabama 42–14 in the 2012 BCS National Championship Game.

2013 NFL DraftEdit

The following former Notre Dame players were selected in the 2013 NFL Draft:

Round Selection Player Position Team
1 21 Tyler Eifert Tight End Cincinnati Bengals
2 38 Manti Te'o Linebacker San Diego Chargers
6 175 Jamoris Slaughter Safety Cleveland Browns
6 199 Theo Riddick Running Back Detroit Lions
6 200 Kapron Lewis-Moore Defensive End Baltimore Ravens
7 244 Zeke Motta Safety Atlanta Falcons

Transfers out / departuresEdit

On March 8, 2013, after only one year with the program, reserve quarterback Gunner Kiel announced he would transfer from the university.[2] Sophomore wide receiver Davonte Neal left the team in late March, citing a desire to be closer to home.[3] The day after Davonte Neal decided to transfer from Notre Dame, fellow wide receiver sophomore Justin Ferguson announced he was transferring as well and confirmed by coach Brian Kelly at a news conference.[4] On May 28, 2013, it was announced that starting quarterback Everett Golson is no longer enrolled at the university, and was suspended from the school for the fall semester due to an academic violation.[5] Chris Badger departs back home to Provo, Utah and will transfer to BYU due to family illness and will appeal for waiver to play this season.[6]

Transfers inEdit

Alex Wulfeck, a specialist at Wake Forest, announced he would transfer to Notre Dame in May after he received his degree in May 2013. He would be enrolled in a graduate studies program while exhausting his final season of eligibility.[7]

Coaching changesEdit

There were no staff changes following the 2012 season. The only "change" is that Brian Kelly turned play calling duties over to Chuck Martin.

Recruiting classEdit

Brian Kelly received 24 commitments in his third full recruiting class including four five-star recruits: outside linebacker Jaylon Smith, defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes, running back Greg Bryant, and defensive back Max Redfield. Vanderdoes would later decommit to play at UCLA, citing family health issues required that he be closer to home.[8]

PersonnelEdit

Coaching staffEdit

Name Position Year at Notre Dame Alma mater (Year)
Brian KellyHead coach4thAssumption (1982)
Chuck MartinOffensive coordinator/quarterbacks4thMillikin (1990)
Bob DiacoDefensive coordinator, linebackers/assistant head coach4thIowa (1995)
Kerry CooksCo-defensive coordinator/cornerbacks4thIowa (2000)
Mike DenbrockOutside wide receivers/passing game coordinator4th (second stint)Grand Valley State (1987)
Tony AlfordRunning backs, slot wide receivers/recruiting coordinator5thColorado State (1992)
Harry HiestandOffensive line/run game coordinator2ndEast Stroudsburg (1983)
Scott BookerTight ends/special teams coordinator2ndKent State (2003)
Mike ElstonDefensive line4thMichigan (1998)
Bob ElliottSafeties2ndIowa (1976)
Paul LongoDirector of football strength and conditioning4thWayne State (1981)

RosterEdit

2013 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Roster

Quarterbacks

  • 13 Will Cronin – Senior
  • 6 Charlie Fiessinger – Junior
  • 12 Andrew Hendrix – Senior
  • 11 Tommy ReesSenior
  • 8 Malik ZaireFreshman

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

  • 46 Josh Anderson – Sophomore
  • 2 Chris Brown – Sophomore
  • 10 DaVaris DanielsJunior
  • 15 Will FullerFreshman
  • 81 Omar Hunter – Freshman
  • 16 Torii Hunter, Jr. – Freshman
  • 7 T. J. JonesSenior
  • 37 Eric Lee – Junior
  • 83 Gerard Martinez – Sophomore
  • 14 Luke Massa – Senior
  • 17 James OnwualuFreshman
  • 20 C. J. ProsiseSophomore
  • 88 Corey RobinsonFreshman
  • 87 Daniel Smith – Senior
 

Tight Ends

  • 9 Mike Heuerman – Freshman
  • 18 Ben KoyackJunior
  • 85 Troy NiklasJunior
  • 80 Durham Smythe – Freshman
  • 82 Alex Welch – Senior

Offensive Line

  • 67 Kevin Carr – Senior
  • 73 Scott Kingsley – Freshman

Offensive Tackles

Offensive Guards

  • 65 Conor Hanratty – Junior
  • 75 Mark Harrell – Sophomore
  • 51 Bruce Heggie – Senior
  • 74 Christian Lombard – Senior
  • 62 Colin McGovern – Freshman
  • 66 Chris WattGraduate Student

Centers

  • 77 Matt Hegarty – Junior
  • 72 Nick MartinJunior
  • 60 John Montelus – Freshman

Defensive Ends

  • 91 Sheldon DaySophomore
  • 95 Marquis Dickerson – Freshman
  • 50 Chase Hounshell – Junior
  • 94 Jarron Jones – Sophomore
  • 86 Arturo Martinez – Senior
  • 89 Jacob Matuska – Freshman
  • 90 Isaac RochellFreshman
  • 69 Tony Springmann – Junior
  • 7 Stephon TuittJunior
  • 53 Justin Utupo – Senior
 

Nose Guards

Inside Linebackers

  • 44 Carlo Calabrese – Graduate Student
  • 42 Michael Deeb – Freshman
  • 48 Dan FoxGraduate Student
  • 59 Jarrett Grace – Junior
  • 8 Kendall Moore – Senior
  • 19 Doug Randolph – Freshman
  • 38 Joe Schmidt – Junior

Outside Linebackers

Cornerbacks

  • 43 Josh Atkinson – Junior
  • 34 Jesse Bongiovi – Freshman
  • 21 Jalen Brown – Junior
  • 12 Devin Butler – Freshman
  • 2 Bennett JacksonSenior
  • 26 Rashad Kinlaw – Freshman
  • 36 Cole LukeFreshman
  • 35 Joe Romano – Senior
  • 6 KeiVarae RussellSophomore
  • 23 Lo Wood – Senior
 

Safeties

  • 29 Nicky Baratti – Sophomore
  • 40 Connor Cavalaris – Junior
  • 28 Austin Collinsworth – Senior
  • 41 Matthias FarleyJunior
  • 16 Eilar Hardy – Junior
  • 46 Eamon McOsker – Sophomore
  • 39 Drew Recker – Freshman
  • 10 Max Redfield – Freshman
  • 22 Elijah Shumate – Sophomore
  • 42 Ernie Soto – Junior
  • 31 John Turner – Sophomore

Kicker

  • 43 John Chereson – Freshman
  • 97 Danny Omiliak – Sophomore
  • 40 Nick Tausch – Graduate Student

Punter

  • 84 Andrew Antognoli – Freshman
  • 98 Alex Wulfeck – Senior

Kickers/Punters

Long Snappers

  • 61 Scott DalySophomore
  • 99 Hunter Smith – Sophomore

SeasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 313:30 p.m.TempleNo. 14NBCW 28–6 (vacated)80,795
September 78:00 p.m.at No. 17 MichiganNo. 14ESPNL 30–41115,109
September 148:00 p.m.at PurdueNo. 21ABCW 31–24 (vacated)61,127
September 213:30 p.m.Michigan StateNo. 22
NBCW 17–13 (vacated)80,795
September 283:30 p.m.No. 14 OklahomaNo. 22
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN
NBCL 21–3580,795
October 57:30 p.m.vs. No. 22 Arizona StateNBCW 37–34 (vacated)66,690
October 197:30 p.m.USC
NBCW 14–10 (vacated)80,795
October 265:00 p.m.at Air ForceCBSSNW 45–10 (vacated)44,672
November 23:30 p.m.Navy
NBCW 38–34 (vacated)80,795
November 98:00 p.m.at PittsburghNo. 24ABCL 21–2865,500
November 233:30 p.m.BYU
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN
NBCW 23–13 (vacated)80,795
November 307:00 p.m.at No. 8 StanfordNo. 25FoxL 20–2750,537
December 2812:15 p.m.vs. RutgersNo. 25ESPNW 29–16 (vacated)47,122

Former NCAA Attendance Record (September 7, 2013 – September 10, 2016)

Game summariesEdit

TempleEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Owls 0 6 0 0 6
#11 Fighting Irish 14 7 7 0 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


Michigan (Rivalry)Edit

Rivalry Game
by Quarter1234 Total
#13 Fighting Irish 7 6 7 10 30
#17 Wolverines 10 17 7 7 41
  • Date: September 7
  • Location: Michigan Stadium
    Ann Arbor, MI
  • Game start: 8:12pm
  • Elapsed time: 3:30
  • Game attendance: 115,109
  • Game weather: Temp: 75 • Wind: SW 5 • Weather: Partly cloudy
  • Referee: David Epperley, ACC
Overall record Last meeting Result
16–23–1 2012 ND, 13–6

Following its game against Temple, Notre Dame played the Michigan Wolverines in Ann Arbor. Notre Dame won the previous meeting 13–6.[9] Billed as "Under the Lights II", this was the second night game in Michigan Stadium's history; the previous game also featured Notre Dame.[10] Tom Harmon was honored as a Michigan Football Legends, and his #98 jersey was unretired and given to quarterback Devin Gardner.[11]

Michigan won the game, 41–30. The game attendance of 115,109 was the largest crowd ever to watch a college football game. Quarterback Devin Gardner completed 21 of 33 passes for 294 yards and four touchdowns while throwing one interception. Gardner has also rushed for 134 yards and three rushing touchdowns in the first two games of the season. Gardner contributed 376 yards of total offense against Notre Dame ranks as the tenth best performance in Michigan history, as reflected in the following list. The only two Michigan players to contribute more total yards in a single game are Denard Robinson and John Navarre. Wide receiver Jeremy Gallon caught eight passes for 184 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 14 yards. Gallon's 184 receiving yards against Notre Dame is tied for the sixth highest single-game performance in Michigan history. On defense, cornerback Blake Countess had two interceptions for Michigan.[12]

References to chickens were a widely reported side story to the game. After Notre Dame announced one year earlier that it would terminate the rivalry after the 2014 season, Michigan head coach Brady Hoke said Notre Dame was "chickening out".[13] When ESPN commentator Lee Corso made his pick for the game during the College GameDay show (which was in Ann Arbor for the game), he brought out a live chicken, and fans in the background carried signs with poultry references, including "Cluck of the Irish."[14] At the end Michigan's 41–30 victory, in what Chantel Jennings of ESPN.com called the "Dig of the Day",[15] the speakers at Michigan Stadium loudly played the "Chicken Dance" as Michigan fans "danced in the stands."[16][17][18]

The win made Michigan favorites in the Big Ten Conference.


Purdue (Shillelagh Trophy)Edit

Shillelagh Trophy
by Quarter1234 Total
#21 Fighting Irish 0 3 7 21 31
Boilermakers 7 3 7 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
56–26–2 2012 ND, 20–17


Michigan State (Megaphone Trophy)Edit

Megaphone Trophy
by Quarter1234 Total
#24 Spartans 0 7 3 3 13
#21 Fighting Irish 3 7 0 7 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
47–28–1 2012 ND, 20–3


OklahomaEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
#12 Sooners 14 7 6 8 35
#22 Fighting Irish 7 0 7 7 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–1 2012 ND, 30–13


Arizona State (Shamrock Series)Edit

Shamrock Series
by Quarter1234 Total
#24 Sun Devils 0 13 0 21 34
Fighting Irish 0 14 10 13 37
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 1999 ND, 48–17


USC (Jeweled Shillelagh) (Rivalry)Edit

Jeweled Shillelagh
by Quarter1234 Total
Trojans 7 3 0 0 10
Fighting Irish 7 7 0 0 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
44–34–5 2012 ND, 22–13

1st quarter scoring: USC – Silas Redd 1-yard run (Andre Heidari kick); ND – Troy Niklas 7-yard pass from Tommy Rees (Kyle Brindza kick)

2nd quarter scoring: USC – Heidari 22-yard field goal; ND – TJ Jones 11-yard pass from Rees (Brindza kick)


Air Force (Rivalry)Edit

by Quarter1234 Total
Fighting Irish 7 17 14 7 45
Falcons 7 3 0 0 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
23–6 2011 ND, 59–33


Navy (Rivalry)Edit

Rivalry Game
by Quarter1234 Total
Midshipmen 7 13 0 14 34
#25 Fighting Irish 10 7 7 14 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
73–12–1 2012 ND, 50–10


Pittsburgh (Rivalry)Edit

by Quarter1234 Total
#23 Fighting Irish 7 7 7 0 21
Panthers 0 7 14 7 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
47–20–1 2012 ND, 29–26OT

Although Notre Dame's sports teams have joined the Atlantic Coast Conference (which Pittsburgh has also joined), the Panthers will be the only ACC team on Notre Dame's football schedule this year, as the agreement to play five ACC teams each year does not begin until 2014.


Brigham YoungEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Cougars 7 0 6 0 13
Fighting Irish 14 3 3 3 23
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–2 2012 ND, 17–14


Stanford (Legends Trophy)Edit

Legends Trophy
by Quarter1234 Total
#25 Fighting Irish 3 3 14 0 20
#8 Cardinal 7 7 10 3 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
18–9 2012 ND, 20–13


Rutgers (New Era Pinstripe Bowl)Edit

New Era Pinstripe Bowl
by Quarter1234 Total
Scarlet Knights 10 3 0 3 16
#25 Fighting Irish 10 3 3 13 29
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–0 2002 ND, 42–0


RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
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NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
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Coaches' 11 13 21 21 22 RV RV RV RV 25 25 RV RV RV RV 24

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PostseasonEdit

In 2018, an investigation was launched that found Notre Dame had used ineligible players during the 2012 and 2013 seasons. As a result, Notre Dame was forced to vacate all wins from the 2012 and 2013 seasons as a punishment from the NCAA, which includes their Pinstripe Bowl win over Rutgers.

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 https://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/media-center/news/ncaa-appeals-committee-upholds-vacation-notre-dame-wins
  2. Gunner Kiel to transfer from Notre Dame Fighting Irish, source says – ESPN
  3. Davonte' Neal transferring from Notre Dame, reportedly – SBNation.com
  4. "Ferguson Gone Too". http://www.irishsportsdaily.com/football/football-articles/8959-fergsuon-gone-too.
  5. Everett Golson banned from Notre Dame Fighting Irish for 'poor academic judgment' – ESPN
  6. BYU football: Notre Dame safety Chris Badger transferring to BYU | The Salt Lake Tribune
  7. Wake Forest punter to transfer to Notre Dame – ESPN
  8. Family health issues drove Vanderdoes to stay in California – CBSSports.com
  9. "Manti Te'o, defense drive Irish victory over Wolverines". ESPN.com. ESPN. September 22, 2012. http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/recap?gameId=322660087. Retrieved November 12, 2012.
  10. "U-M to Face Notre Dame at Night, Honor Harmon as Football Legend". MGoBlue.com (CBS Interactive). December 12, 2012. http://www.mgoblue.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/121212aab.html. Retrieved December 12, 2012.
  11. Jerry Hinnen (September 7, 2013). "Devin Gardner to wear No. 98 in honor of Tom Harmon". CBS Sports. http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/23531137/devin-gardner-to-wear-no-98-in-honor-of-tom-harmon.
  12. "Notre Dame 30, Michigan 41". ESPN.com. September 7, 2013. http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=332500130.
  13. Rothstein, Michael (2013-05-13). "Brady Hoke calls out Notre Dame". ESPN. http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/9271478/notre-dame-fighting-irish-chickening-michigan-wolverines-rivalry-says-brady-hoke. Retrieved 2013-05-14.
  14. Mark Sandritter (September 8, 2013). "Explaining Michigan's chicken-themed win over Notre Dame". SB Nation. https://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2013/9/8/4706320/michigan-vs-notre-dame-chicken-dance.
  15. Chantel Jennings (September 7, 2013). "Instant Analysis: U-M 41, Notre Dame 30". ESPN.com. http://espn.go.com/blog/bigten/post/_/id/83299/instant-analysis-u-m-41-notre-dame-30.
  16. "No. 17 Michigan beats No. 14 Notre Dame 41–30". Sports Illustrated. September 7, 2013. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/ncaa/gameflash/2013/09/07/53936/index.html.
  17. Nick Schwartz (September 8, 2013). "Michigan serenades Notre Dame with the chicken dance after winning: The Wolverines take one final jab at Notre Dame". USA Today. http://ftw.usatoday.com/2013/09/michigan-serenaded-notre-dame-with-the-chicken-dance-after-winning/.
  18. Adam Jacobi. "Notre Dame vs. Michigan 2013 game recap: Wolverines go chicken-dancing, 41–30". Philly.com. http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/sbnation/SBNation_20130908_Notre_Dame_vs__Michigan_2013_game_recap__Wolverines_go_chicken-dancing__41-30.html.
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