1. Notre Dame Football: Final Winners and Losers from Spring Ball

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Eighteen days after Notre Dame football’s final practice session, we’ve had plenty of time to let the spring season sink in...

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  2. Notre Dame Football: Young Receiving Corps Key to Irish Success

    When DaVaris Daniels rejoins the Notre Dame football program this summer, he might do a double take. Those clueless freshmen that were learning on the fly last year? They've become the heart of the wide receiving corps...

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  3. Watt Keeps Consistent Approach Before Draft

    Consistency has been the definition of Chris Watt's career. He started 34 straight games in his final three seasons at Notre Dame...

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  4. Notre Dame Hoping Competition Breeds Success with WRs

    Notre Dame will get some stability at wide receiver with DaVaris Daniels' expected return to South Bend this summer, but behind him is a whole lot of inexperienced.....

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  5. Torii Hunter Jr. Looking to Make a Name for Himself

    Torii Hunter hadn't seen his son in about three months when Torii Hunter Jr. made the trip from South Bend to Detroit for a weekend in mid-April. Hunter Jr...

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  6. Mild Pre-Draft Drama for Notre Dame's Nix

    Maybe in Louis Nix's world of quips, big smiles and seemingly relentless tweeting of random benign thoughts, his recent perceived slippage in next week's NFL Draft could be perceived as actual drama...

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  7. Few Surprises for Rees as Draft Approaches

    Tommy Rees has had no shortage of familiar surroundings these past couple of weeks. The former Notre Dame quarterback is with several of his Irish teammates back in South Bend, Ind...

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  8. Notre Dame Football: Projecting Post-Spring 2-Deep Depth Chart

    For the Notre Dame football team, the work on the field is done. The Irish's 15 spring practices gave Brian Kelly and his retooled coaching staff a look at the pieces that'll assemble to form the 2014 Fighting Irish...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 3 months ago 12,214 reads 28 comments

  9. Ex-Raines Star Louis Nix Is Intriguing NFL Draft Prospect

    In terms of pure value, the Jaguars could do worse than considering two Notre Dame defensive linemen in the second round.....

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  10. 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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  11. 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.....

    Robert Piva Written by Robert Piva about 3 months ago 1,358 reads 2 comments

  12. 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...

    Mike Monaco Written by Mike Monaco about 3 months ago 8,176 reads 21 comments

  13. 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...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 3 months ago 10,994 reads 12 comments

  14. 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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  15. Notre Dame Football Adds Commitment from OL Recruit Trevor Ruhland

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  16. 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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  17. 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 ...

    Robert Piva Written by Robert Piva about 3 months ago 525 reads 0 comments

  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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 3 months ago 3,622 reads 7 comments

  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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