1. Notre Dame Football's Elder Statesman, Russell Ready for New Role

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  2. Establishing Expectations for Brian VanGorder's Defense

    Spring practice is a time for optimism. Young players seize opportunities. Coaching tweaks fix last season's flaws. And 15 practices — not to mention a slew of incoming freshman ready for action — have your favorite team poised for greatness...

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  3. Corey Robinson Impressing Notre Dame the Right Way

    Rising freshman wide receiver Corey Robinson has found himself doing a job generally delegated to juniors and seniors this spring.....

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  4. Freshman DE Trumbetti Seizing Opportunity at Notre Dame

    Early-enrolling freshman Andrew Trumbetti has taken some first-team reps at defensive end this spring, partly because of a thin depth chart and partly because at 6-foot-3, 250 pounds, he's physically ready for the job...

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  5. Stephon Tuitt Focuses on Recovery

    While 15 former Irish football players participated in speed, agility and strength drills at the program's pro day Thursday, defensive end Stephon Tuitt looked on and offered his former teammates encouragement...

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  6. Zaire's Fire Helps Brighten Notre Dame's Quarterback Picture

    Malik Zaire isn't shy about letting the college football world know he has a chapter in his own quarterbacking history with George Whitfield Jr., too.....

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  7. Notre Dame Football: 5 Observations from Spring Practice in South Bend

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — One-third of the way into Notre Dame’s spring season with five practices in the books, media members have been allowed to view three practices, including all of Saturday’s two-hour session...

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  8. Notre Dame Enters College Football Playoff Era Under Cloud of Uncertainty

    Notre Dame will enter the College Football Playoff era with a boatload of cash. The Irish last year signed a 10-year extension with NBC , worth a reported $15 million per year, ...

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  9. Zaire Embracing Opportunity Head-on

    All that talk about Everett Golson this spring must have gotten lost between the time Notre Dame's former starter returned to school and the time the redshirt was unofficially taken off the Fighting Irish's other returning quarterback...

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  10. Notre Dame Football: 5 Players Who Should See Their Roles Expanded in 2014

    After a two-week hiatus, Notre Dame's spring practice has hit full stride. With five practices complete and the 85th annual Blue-Gold game less than three weeks away, Brian Kelly ...

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  11. Opportunity Is There for Notre Dame Football's Rochell

    There's no guarantee Isaac Rochell is physically ready to answer just yet, but the rising sophomore defensive lineman for the Notre Dame football team is taking steps in the right direction...

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  12. Notre Dame Footballs VanGorder Delivering His Message

    The voice persistently reverberates over everything but the occasional Brian Kelly eruption, once the stretching/skipping part of Notre Dame football practice has concluded......

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  13. Smith a Key to Notre Dame Defense

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  14. Smith Growing Up Fast for Irish

    Jaylon Smith jokes that he's 19-going-on-30, the whirlwind of a rapid rise up the depth chart and standout rookie campaign giving way now to the burden of being a bedrock on a Notre Dame defense short on upperclassmen but not potential...

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  15. Notre Dame Football Offers Versatile Recruit Langley

    The junior prospect from Pleasanton, Calif., has already surpassed 25 scholarship offers from football programs across the country.....

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  16. Notre Dame Football: Week 3 Spring Practice Stock Report

    With spring break over, the Irish are back on the practice field. Strapping the pads on Wednesday, our first true look at Brian Kelly 's squad revealed quite a few interesting tidbits...

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  17. Notre Dame Pro Day Notes

    Fourteen former Notre Dame players were back on campus Thursday for pro day, with many doing drills in front of executives from all 32 NFL teams and two head coaches, Mike Tomlin (Steelers) and Gus Bradley (Jaguars)...

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  18. Notre Dame Intrigues Wide Receiver Recruit Guyton

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  19. Former Notre Dame Wide Receiver Toma Chases NFL Dream

    It isn't necessarily a question of if Robby Toma will be a good fit as wide receivers coach at Punahou School in Honolulu, his high school alma mater.....

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  20. Notre Dame's Nix Stays Humble While Making His Move

    He sounded like the kid trying to sneak into an NFL training camp down the back roads and through a trap door.....

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  21. Well-Adjusted Greg Bryant Primed to Break out for Notre Dame

    The Greg Bryant Show went on hiatus last fall, but with the redshirt freshman adjusted to college life, the hype is back.....

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  22. Christian Lombard, Will Mahone to Miss the Rest of Spring Football

    NOTRE DAME, Ind. - University of Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly announced today that senior offensive lineman Christian Lombard and junior wide receiver Will Mahone will each miss the rest of spring practice...

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  23. Notre Dame Football: Pre-Spring Opponent Preview: Florida State

    Notre Dame and Florida State don’t exactly have parallel histories on the football field. The Fighting Irish won five national titles before Florida State even began admitting males to the university in 1947...

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  24. Complete Scouting Report for 5-Star DE Jashon Cornell

    Minnesota defensive end Jashon Cornell is considered one of America's most disruptive playmakers off the edge. The 6'4", 270-pound prospect picks apart opposing offensive attacks, earning accolades as a 5-star recruit...

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  25. 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...

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