1. Biggest Storylines Heading into Notre Dame's Fall Camp

    With training camp a week away, the Notre Dame football season is finally upon us. After a star-crossed 2013 season went awry in the spring with the surprise suspension of quarterback ...

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  2. What Brian VanGorder's Georgia Defense Can Tell Us About Notre Dame's 2014 Squad

    In a little over a week, Notre Dame will open training camp at the Culver Military Academy. While most of the headlines will focus on Everett Golson's return, the biggest question ...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 5 days ago 14,431 reads 34 comments

  3. Notre Dame Football: Can KeiVarae Russell Be the Shutdown CB the Irish Need?

    Notre Dame's defense is about to change. After four years of stressing base concepts, solid fundamentals and point prevention under Bob Diaco, the Irish will look decidedly different under Brian VanGorder...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 7 days ago 5,322 reads 24 comments

  4. Notre Dame Football: 5 Biggest Position Battles Heading into Fall Camp

    It may be the heart of July, but football is right around the corner. With Notre Dame opening training camp in two weeks, the long-awaited Irish season is (almost) finally here...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 9 days ago 9,986 reads 26 comments

  5. Notre Dame Football: Freshman Jonathan Bonner Was the World's Best Eighth Grader

    When Jonathan Bonner signed with Notre Dame, it didn't give the Irish much of a bump in the recruiting rankings. A 3-star prospect from Missouri, Bonner only checked in at 599th on the 247 Sports composite rankings...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 12 days ago 13,156 reads 7 comments

  6. Notre Dame Football: What If Jeff Samardzija Had Kept Playing Football?

    Tuesday night, Jeff Samardzija took part in his first All-Star Game. Kind of. The right-handed pitcher, who was traded from the Chicago Cubs to the Oakland A's after being named to the National League roster, was ineligible to play in the game...

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  7. Re-Evaluating Notre Dame's Recruiting Class After the 2014 Opening

    Notre Dame was well-represented at The Opening, with the Irish's four current commitments all having a very successful week at Nike headquarters. C.J. Sanders ' electric speed was on display...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 16 days ago 13,532 reads 12 comments

  8. The Biggest Takeaways from Notre Dame Recruits' Performances at the Opening

    The marquee event of the summer recruiting season is over, with The Opening in the rearview mirror after three days of SPARQ (speed, power, agility, reaction and quickness) testing, ...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 19 days ago 10,131 reads 14 comments

  9. Notre Dame Football: Stud WR Recruit C.J. Sanders Looks Like Answer in the Slot

    Notre Dame fans got a sneak peek Tuesday at future wide receiver C.J. Sanders , and the diminutive speedster might finally be the answer at slot receiver that Brian Kelly has been looking for since arriving in South Bend...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 21 days ago 10,863 reads 32 comments

  10. Notre Dame 2014 Quarterback Fall Practice Preview: Depth Chart and Analysis

    When Everett Golson returned to campus this winter after a semester-long suspension, Notre Dame finally had a quarterback that was capable of leading the Irish back to the apex of college football...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 23 days ago 6,582 reads 14 comments

  11. Notre Dame Football: Irish Can Celebrate Independence Thanks to Jack Swarbrick

    Independence Day. The Founding Fathers legally separated from Great Britain. Will Smith saved America (and the world) from an alien invasion. And Jack Swarbrick kept Notre Dame free of a conference in football...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 26 days ago 10,282 reads 51 comments

  12. How Notre Dame Can Move on After Missing on Jashon Cornell & Justin Hilliard

    It wasn't unexpected, but that doesn't mean it didn't hurt. Notre Dame finished runners-up in the recruitment of defensive end Jashon Cornell and linebacker Justin Hilliard on Wednesday morning, missing on two of their top defensive prospects..

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 28 days ago 5,105 reads 12 comments

  13. Notre Dame Football: Why Max Redfield Will Be Irish's X-Factor in 2014

    As Notre Dame prepares for the 2014 season, most of the focus has been on Brian VanGorder's rebuilt front seven...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 30 days ago 8,130 reads 13 comments

  14. Notre Dame Football: 3 Things That Will Change with Everett Golson at QB

    The return of Everett Golson is a little over two months away. And for Irish fans who have worn out their DVR and racked up YouTube stats watching highlight reels of the exiled ...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 1 month ago 15,703 reads 59 comments

  15. Notre Dame's Sophomore Stars Carry 2014 Season on Their Shoulders

    Notre Dame will move forward in 2014 with a drastically different football team than we've seen in previous years. Gone are coordinators Chuck Martin and Bob Diaco ...

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  16. Notre Dame Football: Strengths, Weaknesses and Secret Weapons

    Notre Dame took a large step backwards in 2013, losing four regular season games after running the table with an undefeated regular season the year before...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 1 month ago 10,919 reads 28 comments

  17. Notre Dame Football: 4 Freshmen Who Will Challenge for Starting Jobs in Camp

    While Notre Dame welcomes a group of elite recruits to South Bend this weekend for the Irish Invasion Camp, the incoming freshman class is already on campus, working with the coaching ...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 1 month ago 9,294 reads 5 comments

  18. Notre Dame Football: Constructing the Perfect Close to the 2015 Recruiting Class

    Notre Dame's recruiting efforts have heated up lately, with Brian Kelly and his staff getting on a roll since Memorial Day weekend...

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  19. Re-Evaluating Notre Dame's 2012 Recruiting Class

    Notre Dame's 2012 recruiting class is as star-crossed as the season that it followed. Like the infamous 8-5 season that saw the Irish lose in dramatic (and painful) ways to USF , ...

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  20. Why Notre Dame Should Absolutely Be Running Satellite Recruiting Camps

    The very best college football programs take advantage of "loopholes." Joker Phillips' resignation notwithstanding , power programs—mostly in the SEC—have created a culture ...

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  21. Notre Dame Football: Projecting the Irish's Starting Lineup

    Don't look now, but we're 79 days away from the start of Notre Dame's season. With summer school in session and freshmen reporting to campus within the next week, football season will be here before we know it...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 1 month ago 6,514 reads 13 comments

  22. Notre Dame Football: How 4-Star Travis Waller Would Fit in QB Depth Chart

    Even in June, recruiting chaos can take hold of the college football world. And the last week has put the quarterback carousel into quite a spin...

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  23. Notre Dame Football: 2 Main Objectives for Everett Golson This Summer

    As Notre Dame Stadium undergoes a transformation that'll begin to update the historic venue, the football team returned to campus for its own renovation...

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  24. 3 Reasons 4-Star DE Jashon Cornell Will Sign with Notre Dame

    James Onwualu. Michael Floyd. Ryan Harris. Rashon Powers-Neal. Marcus Freeman. Notre Dame's pipeline to St...

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  25. Notre Dame Football: Better Late Than Never for FieldTurf

    A single second had been returned to the game clock. And on a perfect October afternoon in 2009, Jimmy Clausen and Charlie Weis were given one final chance to beat Pete Carroll and USC...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 2 months ago 7,553 reads 12 comments