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The Shamrock: A show about the Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Pete Sampson and Matt Fortuna talk about the college program that you either love to love or love to hate. With a combined 24 years of experience on the Notre Dame beat, this twice weekly podcast takes you inside the Fighting Irish program.

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Instant Reaction to Notre Dame's 38-7 win at Duke

Notre Dame beats Duke 38-7 in Durham. Pete Sampson reacts to the game from the Fighting Irish coaches box and Matt Fortuna joins in on the conversation from Minneapolis where he covered Minnesota's win over Penn State.Subscribe to The Athletic sndf get 40% off your annual subscription by going to www.theathletic.com/theshamrock Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

35mins

10 Nov 2019

Rank #1

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Camping World Bowl Recap

Pete Sampson and Matt Fortuna react to Notre Dame's 33-9 win against Iowa State in the Camping World Bowl. The Seniors have put the program in a position to win a National Championship in the future. And Chase Claypool has become a star. Subscribe to The Athletic using this special promo and receive 40% off! Also, subscribers will have access to exclusive episodes. http://theathletic.com/theshamrock Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

49mins

28 Dec 2019

Rank #2

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Chip Long Out as Offensive Coordinator

Pete Sampson and Matt Fortuna discuss offensive coordinator Chip Long's dismissal. The situation might be unprecedented in Notre Dame Football history. Who will be his replacement? Notre Dame is preparing to sign one on the best RBs in the 2020 class. Pete is in Richmond doing a story on the big-time prospect.Subscribe to The Athletic and save 40% by using www.theathletic.com/theshamrock Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

53mins

16 Dec 2019

Rank #3

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Complete Performance in Navy Rout

Notre Dame dominates Navy 52-20. Ian Book throws for 5 TDs and The Fighting Irish may have played their best game of the season. Is it their best win? 10-2 and a trip to the Camping World Bowl looks like how this 2019 season will play out. Will fans see that as a successful season? The sellout streak ends. Subscribe to The Athletic and save 40% off your annual subscription. www.theathletic.com/theshamrock Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

41mins

17 Nov 2019

Rank #4

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Brian Kelly continues to search for an OC & changes recruiting philosophy

Would Joe Moorhead be a home run hire as Notre Dame offensive-coordinator? Pete updates which players have declared for the NFL Draft and who is staying in South Bend. Brian Kelly needs to look to the grad-transfer market to make up for the lack of production returning on offense. Cole Kmet is likely to have success at the next level but the Fighting Irish will miss him in 2020. Brian Kelly changes his stance on Notre Dame recruiting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

46mins

7 Jan 2020

Rank #5

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Passive Aggressive Rivalry

The Athletic's Nick Baumgarder joins Pete Sampson & Matt Fortuna to discuss the most passive aggressive rivalry in college football. Brian Kelly and Jim Harbaugh both have a lot riding on Saturday night's primetime matchup. What can Notre Dame learn from Michigan's 28-21 loss vs. Penn State?Subscribe to The Athletic using this special promo link and save 40% your annual subscription: theathletic.com/theshamrock Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

47mins

21 Oct 2019

Rank #6

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Postgame - Live from Notre Dame Stadium

Pete and Matt are together in Notre Dame Stadium after the Fighting Irish's 35-20 win over Virginia. The defense stood out with 8 sacks and 5 takeaways.Subscribe to The Athletic using this special promo link and save 40% off an annual subscription. www.theathletic.com/theshamrock Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

26mins

29 Sep 2019

Rank #7

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Officially 10-2

Pete Sampson is at Stanford Stadium reacting to Notre Dame's 45-24 win. It's the Irish's first win in Palo Alto in over a decade. The Athletic's Matt Fortuna gives his take on the team's performance. Notre Dame's defense made great adjustments and took over the game. The program is in good shape on the field and off the field with recruiting.  Subscribe to The Athletic and save 40% www.theathletic.com/theshamrock Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

30mins

1 Dec 2019

Rank #8

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BC Beatdown Caps Unbeaten Season at Home

Pete Sampson & Matt Fortuna react to The Fighting Irish's 40-7 win over BC at Notre Dame Stadium. ND finishes the season 7-0 at home. Ian Book has improved drastically since the beginning of the season. Will he be back as the starting QB in 2020? Where does Notre Dame stand compared to the top tier of college football? For a program that recruits nationally the fact that ND's assistants don't fly private is ridiculous.Subscribe to The Athletic and get 40% off your annual subscription. www.theathletic.com/theshamrock Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

42mins

24 Nov 2019

Rank #9

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Next Up: Georgia in Athens

NBC's new camera angle did not go over well with Irish fans. Quick takeaways from week 3 vs. New Mexico then on to #3 Georgia! The CFB Playoff is on the line for both teams in Athens. Can the Irish running game step up on the road? This game means more than just the result, it is about respect. If the Irish win, it will be the biggest win of the Brian Kelly era in South Bend. Subscribe now to hear new episodes of The Lead each weekday morning: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-lead/id1478448344 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

32mins

15 Sep 2019

Rank #10

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Camping World Bowl vs. Iowa State

Notre Dame is headed to Orlando to face Iowa State in the Camping World Bowl. Will the Irish be motivated? The Cyclones definitely will be. Notre Dame is a 3.5 point favorite. Plus, will there be any changes on the ND coaching staff this offseason? Subscribe to The Athletic and save 40% on your annual subscription! www.theathletic.com/theshamrock Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

42mins

9 Dec 2019

Rank #11

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The 2010s: All-Decade Irish

Pete Sampson and Matt Fortuna look back at the last 10 years of Fighting Irish football to remember the best players, games and moments of the decade. Is Ian Book or DeShone Kizer the all-decade 1st team QB? Is Notre Dame's win at Oklahoma the best of the decade? Plus, some of the funniest moments while on the Notre Dame beat. Subscribe to The Athletic and save 40% off your annual subscription. www.theathletic.com/theshamrock Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr

26 Nov 2019

Rank #12

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Notre Dame beats rival USC

Matt Fortuna joins Pete Sampson after Notre Dame's 30-27 win over rival USC. A 14 play 75 yard drive sealed the game for the Fighting Irish in the 4th quarter. Tony Jones Jr. delivered with 176 yards on 25 carries. Does Georgia's loss hurt Notre Dame's playoff hopes? Urban Meyer and James Franklin are on the shortlist to replace Clay Helton at USC.Subscribe to The Athletic and get 40% off your annual subscription. theathletic.com/theshamrock Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

34mins

13 Oct 2019

Rank #13

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Camping World Bowl Preview with Scott Dochterman

The Athletic's Scott Dochterman joins Matt Fortuna to give his perspective on 10-2 Notre Dame vs. 7-5 Iowa State. Are the Cyclones more motivated than The Fighting Irish? Get to know the opponent for ND's final game of the decade! Subscribe to The Athletic and save 40% by using www.theathletic.com/theshamrock Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

30mins

23 Dec 2019

Rank #14

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Coming off the Bye

The guys are back after an early bye week for Notre Dame to discuss the state of the program. Pete has an update on the running back position. Matt takes a look at how future Notre Dame opponents fared over the weekend. The Irish have New Mexico this weekend but it's hard not to think about Notre Dame's trip to Athens, GA next week. Subscribe to The Athletic using this special link and receive 40% off. www.theathletic.com/theshamrock Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

33mins

9 Sep 2019

Rank #15

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6 ACC Opponents, including Clemson, on Notre Dame's 2020 Schedule

The 2020 ACC schedule is released and Notre Dame is set play 6 teams from the conference including Clemson at home on November 7th. It should be no surprise that the Tigers have a bye week before the big time matchup. The Irish only have 2 true road games next season. Brian Kelly makes an appearance in Mobile at the Senior Bowl. Plus, former Fighting Irish players Mike McGlinchey & Sheldon Day are in Super Bowl LIV with the 49ers.Subscribe to The Athletic (40% off): www.theatheltic.com/theshamrock Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

48mins

23 Jan 2020

Rank #16

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Brian Kelly's Recruiting Philosophy

Pete Sampson is joined by 24/7 Sports' Director of Scouting Barton Simmons to go inside Fighting Irish Recruiting. Can Brian Kelly turn the Irish into a recruiting powerhouse like Clemson, Alabama and Georgia?Subscribe to The Athletic (40% off): www.theathletic.com/theshamrock Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

28mins

30 Jan 2020

Rank #17

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For the Love of the Game

Matt Fortuna returns to the show to discuss his piece on former Notre Dame QB Phil Jurkovec's decision to transfer. Matt travelled to Boston and spoke 1 on 1 with the new BC QB who "lost his love for the game" at Notre Dame. Pete Sampson is back from his trip to Tampa where he spoke to Brian Kelly about Notre Dame's new efforts on the recruiting trail. Will the Irish win a title in the next 10 years?Subscribe to The Athletic (40%): www.theathletic.com/theshamrock Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

38mins

12 Feb 2020

Rank #18

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Tommy Rees named Irish OC

Pete Sampson and Matt Fortuna discuss former Notre Dame QB Tommy Rees being named Fighting Irish OC. The guys like think Rees is a good fit for the job but the hiring process definitely raised some eyebrows. Should fans be concerned with Rees' lack of experience? Backup QB Phil Jurkovec is in the transfer portal and is seeking immediate eligibility. Plus, an update on other open jobs on the ND staff.Subscribe to The Athletic (40% off): www.theathletic.com/theshamrock Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

47mins

16 Jan 2020

Rank #19

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Special Guest: ESPN's Dan Orlovsky

Pete Sampson is joined by ESPN's Dan Orlovsky. He gives his take on Brian Kelly, Chip Long, Ian Book and the Fighting Irish's performance in the Camping World Bowl win vs. Iowa State.Subscribe to The Athletic (40% off): www.theathletic.com/theshamrock Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

21mins

6 Feb 2020

Rank #20