1. Notre Dame Football: Irish Defense Must Get Back on Track

    When the Durham Bulls needed to break a losing streak, Crash Davis created a rain delay. So that unexpected foot of snow to hit South Bend this week? Maybe Mother Nature has been ...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 3 months ago 2,939 reads 9 comments

  2. Solutions Needed for Notre Dame's Defensive Struggles

    On Saturday afternoon, North Carolina's up-tempo offense took the air out of the high-flying Notre Dame defense. Literally. After being on the field for 91 plays, the Irish defense could've used a respirator...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 4 months ago 5,985 reads 52 comments

  3. Notre Dame Football: Depth-Chart Analysis, Complete 2014 Preview and Predictions

    Last week, the college football world recalibrated its expectations for Notre Dame after the indefinite suspensions of starters DaVaris Daniels, KeiVarae Russell and Ishaq Williams...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 5 months ago 15,227 reads 22 comments

  4. Notre Dame Football: In Search of Clues to Brian VanGorder's Defensive Strategy

    SOUTH BEND, Ind.—With assistant coaches and a select group of players available to the media Tuesday at Notre Dame, I went out in search of clues, trying to unravel the mystery of Brian VanGorder 's defense...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 5 months ago 5,579 reads 14 comments

  5. Biggest Storylines Heading into Notre Dame's Fall Camp

    With training camp a week away, the Notre Dame football season is finally upon us. After a star-crossed 2013 season went awry in the spring with the surprise suspension of quarterback ...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 6 months ago 10,041 reads 21 comments

  6. What Brian VanGorder's Georgia Defense Can Tell Us About Notre Dame's 2014 Squad

    In a little over a week, Notre Dame will open training camp at the Culver Military Academy. While most of the headlines will focus on Everett Golson's return, the biggest question ...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 6 months ago 16,076 reads 34 comments

  7. Notre Dame Football: Irish Recruiting Needs Evolve with the Program

    It didn't take long for Notre Dame fans to get a recruiting tutorial from Brian Kelly . Irish fans quickly learned of RKGs (Right Kinda Guys)...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 8 months ago 6,974 reads 5 comments

  8. Notre Dame Football: Winners and Losers of the Brian VanGorder Hire

    Frequent scheme overhauls are not uncommon in today’s nomadic nature of college football coaching. After three different coordinators during the Charlie Weis tenure, Notre Dame ran a conservative 3-4 defense for four seasons under Brian Kelly ...

    Matt Smith Written by Matt Smith about 8 months ago 7,989 reads 7 comments

  9. Notre Dame Football: Brian VanGorder Building Defense Around Jaylon Smith

    Notre Dame resumed spring practice Wednesday morning after two weeks off. With pads on and the first bits of 11-on-11 taking place, the pieces are coming together and the identity of the 2014 team begins to emerge...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 11 months ago 10,333 reads 33 comments

  10. Notre Dame Football: Brian VanGorder's D Might Be More Different Than We Thought

    Making grand declarations after one practice is never wise. But our first look at the Irish defense this spring leads us to believe that things are going to be quite different when Notre Dame takes the field against Rice to kick off 2014...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 11 months ago 9,602 reads 31 comments

  11. Notre Dame Football: Will 2014 Be Sheldon Day's Year?

    Stephon Tuitt and Louis Nix were on display in Indianapolis this weekend, stating their case to be first-round picks in May's NFL draft. The two cornerstones of the Irish defense walked away from final years of eligibility to play on Sundays..

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 11 months ago 8,060 reads 43 comments