1. Back Home, Jones Set to Complete Journey

    Modest would be one way to describe the way TJ Jones handled himself during his decorated four-year career at Notre Dame. Ask Jones to sell himself to his future NFL bosses, however, and the former Irish receiver wastes few breaths...

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  2. Notre Dame No. 9 in ESPN Football Recruiting Rankings

    ESPN released its updated rankings for the 2015 football recruiting class on Wednesday, and Notre Dame's verbally committed group came in at No. 9.....

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  3. Notre Dame Football: 5 Things We Learned About the Irish This Spring

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — One thing was certain heading into the spring: There would be a whole lot of newness surrounding Notre Dame football. Gone were coordinators Chuck Martin and Bob Diaco...

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  4. Notre Dame Football: 5 True Freshmen Who Can Help Now

    Brian Kelly 's program enters its fifth year at Notre Dame. While the sting of underachieving in 2013 still likely hurts the Fighting Irish head coach, replacing two coordinators and returning to calling plays are enough to revitalize anybody...

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  5. Notre Dame Football: Brian VanGorder's Defenses by the Numbers

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Excluding a certain position battle between a pair of quarterbacks, arguably the biggest Notre Dame football storyline of the past few months has been new defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder and his aggressive approach...

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  6. Notre Dame Football Adds Commitment from OL Recruit Trevor Ruhland

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  7. Schmidt Emerges as Leader During Spring

    Joe Schmidt has gone from paying his own way in college to becoming the leader of Notre Dame's defense in less than a year...

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  8. Irish Confident in Young Tight Ends

    Scott Booker and his players take a lot of pride in the tradition of excellence their group has produced. But despite Tight End U facing more uncertainty at the position than in recent ...

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  9. Cooks' Challenge Spurs Russell's Growth

    KeiVarae Russell lined up across from Rutgers wide receiver Brandon Coleman, who had burned Bennett Jackson three times early on in December's Pinstripe Bowl. "Game's over, big guy," Russell told him...

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  10. What to Expect from Florida Transfer Cody Riggs

    In early June, 21 freshmen will officially become part of the Notre Dame football program. So will Cody Riggs. The former Florida defensive back might be a newcomer at Notre Dame, but will immediately be the most experienced player on the Irish defense...

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  11. Notre Dame Football: Comparing the Irish Offense to Charlie Weis' Best Offense

    There are many reasons why Charlie Weis ultimately failed at Notre Dame. He recruited poorly in the trenches. He made multiple questionable coaching hires. The athletic director that hired him left for Duke in the middle of his tenure...

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  12. 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...

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  13. 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...

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  14. 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...

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  15. 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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  16. 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...

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  17. 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. ....

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  18. 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...

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  19. 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.....

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  20. 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...

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  21. 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...

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  22. 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 ...

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  23. 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.....

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  24. 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.....

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  25. 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...

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