1. Draft Diary: Stephon Tuitt Tracks Path to the NFL (Part I)

    Stephon Tuitt, who played defensive end at Notre Dame, is projected to be a first-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Tuitt will take you through the process of training for the NFL Combine, his pro day in South Bend, Ind...

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  2. Notre Dame Football: Everett Golson's Relationship with New WRs Key to Spring

    Perhaps the first order of spring practice should be introductions. After all, Everett Golson will need to get to know his wide receiving corps this spring...

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  3. Predicting Former Notre Dame Players' 2014 NFL Combine Performances

    The professional futures of a select group of former Notre Dame players will begin Wednesday in Indianapolis. The annual NFL Scouting Combine, which runs this year from Feb...

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  4. Notre Dame Football: Who Will Replace Louis Nix III in Starting Lineup in 2014?

    The big man is gone. After three seasons of watching Louis Nix III dominate the line of scrimmage, Notre Dame will need to find Nix's replacement at the point of attack...

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  5. Questions Abound Regarding Tuitt's NFL Potential

    The congratulatory tweets came flooding into Stephon Tuitt's Twitter account as the former Notre Dame defensive end recently reached the final stages of his weight-loss goal.....

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  6. Top 2015 LB Hilliard Names Top 15, Irish Included

    The Irish have not landed a prospect out of St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati, Ohio since Luke Massa in 2010. St. Xavier is a perennial powerhouse in Ohio's top division and a Catholic school to boot...

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  7. Notre Dame Offensive Tackle Zack Martin

    In the coming weeks and months leading up to the 2014 NFL draft, NEPatriotsDraft.com will profile college prospects that potentially fit the needs and draft seating of the New England Patriots...

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  8. Everett Golson's Path from Suspension to Heisman Contender in 2014

    Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson spent the 2013 season exiled from his team. He opens 2014 as one of the leading preseason Heisman Trophy candidates ...

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  9. Notre Dame Football: Ranking the Fighting Irish's 2015 Recruiting Needs

    In college football, recruiting never ends. With the 2014 class now signed, sealed and delivered, the focus can now turn to the 2015 classes. Fortunately for Notre Dame fans, Brian Kelly and his staff have already been busy in that department...

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  10. Notre Dame Could Corner the Market on Riggs

    The first time Cody Riggs set foot on the Notre Dame campus, at age 5, he created a little bit of a stir by staying in a women's dorm.....

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  11. Academic Casualties Proof That Foundation at Notre Dame Remains

    Earlier this week, freshman basketball player Demetrius Jackson didn't play against Clemson, causing Irish basketball fans heart palpitations...

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  12. NCAA Football Rules Proposal Could Slow Down Notre Dame's Offense

    Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly 's designs to speed up the Irish offense this fall hit a bit of a speed bump Wednesday.....

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  13. Notre Dame Football: 5 Redshirts with Best Chance to Earn Starting Spot in 2014

    With spring practice less than a month away, Notre Dame will get to work reestablishing an identity that could be vastly different than the team we saw in 2013. Gone are coordinators Bob Diaco and Chuck Martin...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 2 months ago 13,323 reads 23 comments

  14. Could Notre Dame Qualify for the 2014 College Football Playoff?

    Everything changed on Nov. 24, 2012. It was on that day that then No.1-ranked Notre Dame defeated archrival USC, 22-13, which not only secured the Irish's first national ...

    Connor  Killoren Written by Connor Killoren about 2 months ago 9,089 reads 35 comments

  15. Cooks, Hiestand Named as Rivals Top 25 Recruiters

    With letters-of-intent in and recruiting classes finalized, the evaluation process for 2014 is over. But not the evaluation of the evaluators.....

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  16. Notre Dame Football Choosing to Mess with Texas

    When it has come to recruiting The Lone Star State over the years, Notre Dame football has been about as welcome as Santa Anna's Mexican Army in 1836.....

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  17. Notre Dame's Slot Position Soon to Hit Jackpot

    One of the more frustrating aspects of Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly 's tenure in South Bend is the lack of offensive production...

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  18. Cody Riggs to Visit Notre Dame Tomorrow

    Former Florida Defensive Back Cody Riggs announced 4 days ago that he would transfer from Florida to further his academic career.....

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  19. Notre Dame Football: A Two-Year Snapshot at the Rebuilt Irish Roster

    When Notre Dame clinched a spot in the BCS title game after finishing the 2012 regular season with a victory at USC, athletic director Jack Swarbrick admitted that he had always thought that the Irish were still a year away ...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 2 months ago 11,867 reads 20 comments

  20. Imagining What Notre Dame's Starting Lineup Will Look Like in 3 Years

    When Notre Dame formally announced head coach Brian Kelly 's five-year contract extension following the Irish's 2013 season-opening victory against Temple, an eye was cast toward the future...

    Connor  Killoren Written by Connor Killoren about 2 months ago 13,693 reads 33 comments

  21. Closer Look at Louis Nix III's Knee Injury, Surgery Heading into the NFL Draft

    University of Notre Dame NFL draft prospect Louis Nix III missed the end of the 2013 college season with a torn meniscus, and he underwent surgery to repair the knee injury in November...

    Dave Siebert, MD Written by Dave Siebert, MD about 2 months ago 9,083 reads 20 comments

  22. Swarbrick Gives No Clear Answer of Field Surface

    Notre Dame Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick said the University has not selected its playing surface for the upcoming football season.....

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  23. Nic Weishar Honors His Brother

    Nic Weishar signed his national letter of intent Wednesday to play for Notre Dame. The tight end was one of eight players at Marist High to put pen to paper and make his college decision official during a modest morning ceremony on Chicago's south side...

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  24. Notre Dame Football: Quarterbacks Finally Align with Brian Kelly's Vision

    It took four seasons, but the stars have finally aligned for Brian Kelly at quarterback. With the addition of DeShone Kizer to the program, the depth chart at the most important ...

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  25. Notre Dame Football Recruiting: Looking Ahead to 2015 Class

    It's a never-ending, whirlwind process, really. While Notre Dame was busy putting the finishing touches on its 2014 recruiting class, it had also been quietly gearing up for another quality class in the 2015 cycle...

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