"Until we clean up the detail things, we can't be a good team. I still believe in this team. I still believe we're going to be a good football team. We're not giving ourselves a chance to be a good team."
"They know how to win. They've got to stop making those little mistakes and we've got to give them a game plan each and every week that puts then in a good situation."
"We're building it the right way. We'll get them there. We're not there yet. I know this journey all too well. I've been on it before. It's frustrating. It's disappointing. We'll break through.There's too many good things happening out there for us not to break through."
"If you look at what Tommy (Rees) did out there, almost throwing for 70 percent completions, getting us into a lot of good run checks, playing against a team that shows all kinds of different pressure packages, that's a very good situation at the end of the day."
"You want to be better in coverage. But the guys that we've got out there - I promise you there's not three All-Americans that we have on the bench."
"I understand we've got to win. Our players want to win. We've got the chance to be a good team. We can't be a good team until we take care of the little things that are cropping up. It's pretty clear that until we get those things taken care of on Saturdays, we'll be a mediocre football team."
- Melissa Henderson scored for the sixth time in the past four matches, as No. 8/7 Notre Dame held the upper hand for much of its contest at No. 17/18 Santa Clara before settling for a 1-1 draw in women's soccer action on Sunday afternoon before a crowd of 1,145 fans at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. ... Notre Dame returns home next weekend to open BIG EAST Conference play, as Louisville comes to Alumni Stadium Friday for a 5 p.m. (ET) match.
- No. 14 Notre Dame defeated Bucknell 2-1 on Sunday afternoon in men's soccer action at a sunny Alumni Stadium on the Notre Dame campus ... the Fighting Irish concluded the 10th annual Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament in second place with a 1-0-1 mark ... Indiana won the event with a 2-0 record ... the victory gave Irish head coach Bobby Clark the most wins in program history ... Clark, who is in his 11th season on the Notre Dame sidelines, has a 129-60-32 record with the Irish ... he moved past Rich Hunter, who was Notre Dame's first varsity head coach from 1977-83.
- Golden Dome Invitational MVP Jeni Houser had 12 kills for Notre Dame during its 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-21) sweep of Valparaiso Sunday at Purcell Pavilion ... the outside hitter led the Irish to a 2-1 record on the weekend while leading all players at the four-team volleyball invitational in hitting (.348), kills/set (3.82) and points/set (4.36).
- Michael Floyd is tied for the lead nationally in receptions with 25 after two games (USC's Robert Woods also has 25).