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From The NDSportsBlogger Archives: Behind The Scenes

Jun 6, 2013, 8:28 AM EST

Throughout almost two years with Fighting Irish Digital Media, there were a lot of moments where I was on the scene when the cameras were rolling, or just happened to be in the right place at the right time. Here are some of my favorite behind the scenes photos.

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One of my first days on the job – a post-practice interview session with Brian Kelly.

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Students lining up outside Notre Dame Stadium and Purcell Pavilion to purchase their football season tickets.

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USF 2011 – How can a game be both so unforgettable and forgettable at the same time?

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Two of the biggest Notre Dame personalities – Jerome Bettis and Regis Philbin shake hands prior to the Irish’s game against Michigan State in 2011.

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Brian Kelly and ESPN’s Desmond Howard (yes, I understand, he’s a Wolverine).

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FIDM interviewed Lou Holtz prior to the Irish Legends golf outing in Michigan.

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Boarding the plane to Dublin.

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My view from the outdoor press box at Aviva Stadium.

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The captains prep for the coin toss at Aviva Stadium.

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Irish defensive lineman Tyler Stockton along with Vince Vaughn.

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Owen Wilson playing football? I felt I was in a scene from Wedding Crashers.

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Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson alongside Jeff Jeffers on the Notre Dame sideline prior to the Purdue game.

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Samantha Steele’s first Trick Shot Monday appearance for a College GameDay feature.

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The leprechaun floating down the East Race for a College GameDay promo.

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The Indiana Pacers toured Notre Dame Stadium before their exhibition game against the Chicago Bulls.

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Brian Kelly catching up with Kirk Herbstreit on the field on the Friday afternoon before the Oklahoma game.

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University photographer Barbara Johnston taking photos of three-time Olympic gold medalist soccer player Shannon Boxx (’99).

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Skylar Diggins interviewing former Irish and current 49ers teammates Ian Williams and Darius Fleming (right) on the Notre Dame Stadium sideline.

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There was a point during the 2012 football season when Notre Dame was on the outside looking in. Here are a few of the notes on the FIDM whiteboard of how we might be able to formulate an argument for the Irish’s place in the BCS.

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Trick Shot Monday: BCS Championship Edition.

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Manti Te’o tossing the football around at the BCS walkthrough.

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Grant Van De Casteele and Max Lachowecki interviewing Jay Bilas for their YouTube series “Grant & Max 1080” (highly recommended if you have not seen it).

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