1. Thanks to Notre Dame, the ACC Doesn't Need to Enter the 9-Game Discussion

    The ACC stands as the only member of the Big Five group of conferences that should be able to get away with only scheduling eight league games, and that is courtesy of Notre Dame...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 7 hours ago 2,186 reads 9 comments

  2. Notre Dame Football: Can Ronnie Stanley Fill Zack Martin's Shoes in 2014?

    Put Ronnie Stanley in a room with Zack Martin and you might get confused. Stanley's the one that looks like the offensive lineman NFL teams covet. But even though Notre Dame equipment manager Ryan Grooms special orders the 6'5...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 1 day ago 2,102 reads 4 comments

  3. Notre Dame Football: Jaylon Smith Ready to Lead Defense from New Spot

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Without context, listening to Jaylon Smith chat with the media after Notre Dame’s spring game April 12, you might expect the Irish linebacker to be a middling player making a marginal position change...

    Mike Monaco Written by Mike Monaco about 1 day ago 2,720 reads 3 comments

  4. Golic Gets Another Year at Cincinnati

    Former Notre Dame tight end Jake Golic has been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA and will play the 2014 season at Cincinnati, where he transferred prior to the 2013 season...

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  5. Daniels Talks About His Return to Irish

    Suspended wide receiver DaVaris Daniels has spent the semester away from the university and football program, after falling behind academically...

    Robert Piva Written by Robert Piva about 1 day ago 254 reads 0 comments

  6. Jaylon Smith Welcomes Bigger Workload

    Notre Dame wants to keep offenses guessing where Jaylon Smith will be. Opponents can rest assured, however, that he will be on the field for darn near every snap this fall. ....

    Robert Piva Written by Robert Piva about 1 day ago 179 reads 0 comments

  7. Notre Dame Will Wait to Settle on Starting Offensive Line

    With spring practice in the books, there appear four certainties on Notre Dame's offensive line: Ronnie Stanley will play left tackle, Nick Martin will play center, Christian Lombard will play right guard and Steve Elmer will play somewhere...

    Robert Piva Written by Robert Piva about 1 day ago 79 reads 0 comments

  8. Notre Dame Aiming to Get More out of Its Running Backs

    Notre Dame running backs had 18 catches in 13 games last season, but if April's Blue-Gold game was any indication, that number will skyrocket this fall.....

    Robert Piva Written by Robert Piva about 1 day ago 418 reads 3 comments

  9. How Notre Dame Would Fare If Irish Played Alabama's 2014 Schedule

    Before they met in the 2013 BCS National Championship Game, Alabama and Notre Dame were contrasted for the strength of their respective schedules...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 3 days ago 8,295 reads 56 comments

  10. Notre Dame Football Recruiting: Breaking Down Top 2015 Target at Each Position

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — After cruising through the spring season, now’s a perfect time to flip our attention toward some Notre Dame football recruiting talk. We’ll focus here on the class of 2015...

    Mike Monaco Written by Mike Monaco about 3 days ago 5,489 reads 6 comments

  11. How Brian Kelly Can Solve Quarterback Problem Before the Start of the Season

    Fifteen practices later, Everett Golson is still standing. The quarterback entrusted with the Irish football program made it through spring practice after failing to make the ...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 3 days ago 7,496 reads 39 comments

  12. Louis Nix Has High Motor at DT

    It seems Louis Nix rarely takes a day off. Heck, despite carrying 350 pounds as a defensive lineman at Notre Dame, he rarely took a play off.....

    Robert Piva Written by Robert Piva about 3 days ago 126 reads 0 comments

  13. Little Clarity Among Crowded Receivers

    It was hard for Notre Dame to differentiate among its wide receivers throughout the spring. Just ask Mike Denbrock about any one of them -- in this case, Torii Hunter Jr.....

    Robert Piva Written by Robert Piva about 3 days ago 144 reads 0 comments

  14. Everett Golson 'Jittery' to Be Back; Zaire Has Inside Track to Start?

    Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson is back in South Bend and ready to prove that he is worthy of the Fighting Irish, starting with spring practice...

    Robert Piva Written by Robert Piva about 3 days ago 502 reads 0 comments

  15. Facing Brutal Schedule, Notre Dame Wants More from Offense

    For the last two seasons, Notre Dame has had one of the worst red zone offenses in college football. Last year, the Irish offense converted 53 percent of its red zone chances into touchdowns ...

    Robert Piva Written by Robert Piva about 3 days ago 1,366 reads 1 comments

  16. Is Tarean Folston Unquestioned No. 1 RB for Irish?

    Tarean Folston and Cam McDaniel will be the top returning running backs for the Fighting Irish in 2014. As a freshman last year, Folston improved every week. Look for him to continue building on that success this season...

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  17. Brian Kelly Has Words of Praise for Jaguars Coach Gus Bradley

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  18. New Spring, New Spots for Some on Irish D

    This week marked the first unofficial "off" week for John Turner. The redshirt sophomore's workload essentially doubled this spring, with the former safety learning a new position as ...

    Robert Piva Written by Robert Piva about 6 days ago 231 reads 1 comments

  19. Notre Dame Football: Irish Legends Event

    The eighth annual Irish Legends Annual Charity Event, featuring Notre Dame coaching legends Ara Parseghian and Lou Holtz, plus current Irish football coach Brian Kelly , will be held on May 15 at Chicago's Drake Hotel...

    Robert Piva Written by Robert Piva about 6 days ago 12 reads 0 comments

  20. Starting O-Line on ND Camp Agenda

    Few would blame Matt Hegarty had he hung his head entering this spring. The redshirt junior has had a roller-coaster ride at Notre Dame, from seeing the perfect regular season of 2012 ...

    Robert Piva Written by Robert Piva about 6 days ago 451 reads 4 comments

  21. Justin Brent Taking Baby Steps in Notre Dame's Offense

    Physically, Notre Dame freshman receiver Justin Brent looks ready to compete at the college level. But like any early-enrollee participating in his first spring practice, negotiating a steep learning curve is the most difficult hurdle to clear...

    Robert Piva Written by Robert Piva about 6 days ago 1,120 reads 0 comments

  22. Overlooked Notre Dame QB Tommy Rees Gets Chance to Impress Bears

    The Bears' Halas Hall isn't a foreign or intimidating place to Tommy Rees. The Notre Dame quarterback has roamed its grounds before.....

    Robert Piva Written by Robert Piva about 6 days ago 813 reads 2 comments

  23. Notre Dame Football: The Top 10 Opposing Players the Irish Will Face in 2014

    With a schedule ranked as the eighth-hardest in the nation, Notre Dame will face some of the premier players in college football during the 2014 season...

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  24. Notre Dame Football: 3 Running Backs Still a Juggling Act

    Shrinking the depth chart at running back was one of Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly 's first orders of business this spring. Amir Carlisle , who opened last season as the team's starting tailback, was shipped out to slot receiver...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 8 days ago 6,806 reads 41 comments

  25. Quarterback Situation Offers Irish Optimism

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