List of Notre Dame Fighting Irish football seasons

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This is a list of Notre Dame Fighting Irish football season records. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team is the football team of the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, United States. The team competes as an Independent at the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision level.

Notre Dame has the most consensus national championships and has produced more All-Americans than any other Football Bowl Subdivision school. Additionally, seven Fighting Irish football players have won the Heisman Trophy.

Notre Dame is one of only two Catholic universities that field a team in the Football Bowl Subdivision, the other being Boston College, and one of a handful of programs independent of a football conference. The team plays its home games on Notre Dame's campus at Notre Dame Stadium, also known as the "House that Rockne Built," which has a capacity of 80,795.

Notre Dame claims national championships in an additional three seasons, for a total of 11 consensus national championships. Notre Dame, however, is often credited with 13 national championships in total. The 1938 and 1953 seasons are the reason for the discrepancy. In 1938, 8-1 Notre Dame was awarded the national championship by the Dickinson System, while Texas Christian (which finished 11-0) was awarded the championship by the Associated Press. In the 1953 season, an undefeated Notre Dame team (9-0-1) was named national champion by every major selector except the AP and UPI (Coaches) polls, where the Irish finished second in both to 10-1 Maryland. As Notre Dame has a policy of only recognizing AP and Coaches Poll national championships post-1936, the school does not officially recognize the 1938 and 1953 national championships.[1][2]

Seasons[edit]

Year Coach Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
1887 No coach 0–1
1888 No coach 1–2
1889 No coach 1–0
1892 No coach 1–0–1
1893 No coach 4–1
1894 J.L. Morison 3–1–1
1895 H.G. Hadden 3–1
1896 Frank E. Hering 4–3
1897 Frank E. Hering 4–1–1
1898 Frank E. Hering 4–2
1899 James McWeeney 6–3–1
1900 Pat O'Dea 6–3–1
1901 Pat O'Dea 8–1–1
1902 James Farragher 6–2–1
1903 James Farragher 8–0–1
1904 Louis Salmon 5–3
1905 Henry J. McGlew 5–4
1906 Thomas Barry 6–1
1907 Thomas Barry 6–0–1
1908 Victor M. Place 8–1
1909 Frank Longman 7–0–1
1910 Frank Longman 4–1–1
1911 John L. Marks 6–0–2
1912 John L. Marks 7–0
1913 Jesse Harper 7–0
1914 Jesse Harper 6–2
1915 Jesse Harper 7–1
1916 Jesse Harper 8–1
1917 Jesse Harper 6–1–1
1918 Knute Rockne 3–1–2
1919 Knute Rockne 9–0
1920 Knute Rockne 9–0
1921 Knute Rockne 10–1
1922 Knute Rockne 8–1–1
1923 Knute Rockne 9–1
1924 Knute Rockne 10–0 W Rose
1925 Knute Rockne 7–2–1
1926 Knute Rockne 9–1
1927 Knute Rockne 7–1–1
1928 Knute Rockne 5–4
1929 Knute Rockne 9–0
1930 Knute Rockne 10–0
1931 Hunk Anderson 6–2–1
1932 Hunk Anderson 6–2–1
1933 Hunk Anderson 3–5–1
1934 Elmer Layden 6–3
1935 Elmer Layden 7–1–1
1936 Elmer Layden 6–2–1 8
1937 Elmer Layden 6–2–1 9
1938 Elmer Layden 8–1 5
1939 Elmer Layden 7–2 13
1940 Elmer Layden 7–2
1941 Frank Leahy 8–0–1 3
1942 Frank Leahy 7–2–2 6
1943 Frank Leahy 9–1 1
1944 Edward McKeever 8–2 9
1945 Hugh Devore 7–2–1 9
1946 Frank Leahy 8–0–1 1
1947 Frank leahy 9–0 1
1948 Frank Leahy 9–0–1 2
1949 Frank Leahy 10–0 1
1950 Frank Leahy 4–4–1
1951 Frank Leahy 7–2–1 13
1952 Frank Leahy 7–2–1 13 3
1953 Frank Leahy 9–0–1 2 2
1954 Terry Brennan 9–1 4 4
1955 Terry Brennan 8–2 10 9
1956 Terry Brennan 2–8
1957 Terry Brennan 7–3 9 10
1958 Terry Brennan 6–4 14 17
1959 Joe Kuharich 5–5 18 17
1960 Joe Kuharich 2–8
1961 Joe Kuharich 5–5
1962 Joe Kuharich 5–5
1963 Hugh Devore 2–7
1964 Ara Parseghian 9–1 3 3
1965 Ara Parseghian 7–2–1 8 9
1966 Ara Parseghian 9–0–1 1 1
1967 Ara Parseghian 8–2 4 5
1968 Ara Parseghian 7–2–1 8 5
1969 Ara Parseghian 8–2–1 L Cotton 9 5
1970 Ara Parseghian 10–1 W Cotton 5 2
1971 Ara Parseghian 8–2 15 13
1972 Ara Parseghian 8–3 L Orange 12 14
1973 Ara Parseghian 11–0 W Sugar 4 1
1974 Ara Parseghian 10–2 W Orange 4 6
1975 Dan Devine 8–3 17
1976 Dan Devine 9–3 W Gator 12 12
1977 Dan Devine 11–1 W Cotton 1 1
1978 Dan Devine 9–3 W Cotton 6 7
1979 Dan Devine 7–4
1980 Dan Devine 9–2–1 L Sugar 10 9
1981 Gerry Faust 5–6
1982 Gerry Faust 6–4–1
1983 Gerry Faust 7–5 W Liberty
1984 Gerry Faust 7–5 W Aloha
1985 Gerry Faust 5–6
1986 Lou Holtz 5–6
1987 Lou Holtz 8–4 L Cotton 17
1988 Lou Holtz 12–0 W Fiesta 1 1
1989 Lou Holtz 12–1 W Orange 3 2
1990 Lou Holtz 9–3 L Orange 6 6
1991 Lou Holtz 10–3 W Sugar 12 13
1992 Lou Holtz 10–1–1 W Cotton 4 4
1993 Lou Holtz 11–1 W Cotton 2 2
1994 Lou Holtz 6–5–1 L Fiesta
1995 Lou Holtz 9–3 L Orange 13 11
1996 Lou Holtz 8–3 21 19
1997 Bob Davie 7–6 L Independence
1998 Bob Davie 9–3 L Gator 22 22
1999 Bob Davie 5–7
2000 Bob Davie 9–3 L Fiesta 16 15
2001 Bob Davie 5–6
2002 Tyrone Willingham 10–3 L Gator 17 17
2003 Tyrone Willingham 5–7
2004 Tyrone Willingham 6–5
2004 Kent Baer 0–1 L Insight
2005 Charlie Weis 9–3 L Fiesta 11 9
2006 Charlie Weis 10–3 L Sugar 19 17
2007 Charlie Weis 3–9
2008 Charlie Weis 7–6 W Hawaii
2009 Charlie Weis 6–6
2010 Brian Kelly 8–5 W Sun
2011 Brian Kelly 8–5 L Champs Sports
2012 Brian Kelly 12–1 L BCS National Championship Game 3 4
2013 Brian Kelly 9–4 W Pinstripe Bowl 24 20
Total: 875–305–42 Totals Current Through 2013 Season December 28th 2013 ,.
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game. #Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Notre Dame Records" (PDF). graphics.fansonly.com. Retrieved 2008-04-06. 
  2. ^ "CFB Data Warehouse Notre Dame Recognized National Champions". cfbdatawarehouse.com. Retrieved 2008-04-06. 
  3. ^ a b "Notre Dame 2008 Football Media Guide". UND.com. Notre Dame Athletic Department. Retrieved 5 January 2009. 
  4. ^ "All-Time Head Coaches". UND.com. Notre Dame Athletic Department. Retrieved 5 January 2009. 
  5. ^ Associated Press (Writers and Broadcasters) Final Polls Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) Records, NCAA. July 2008. pp. 96–99 Accessed 2008-09-27.
  6. ^ USA Today/ESPN (Coaches) Weekly Poll Leaders Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) Records, NCAA. July 2008. pp. 101–105 Accessed 2008-09-27.