1. Brian Kelly's Approach to QB Competition Should Force Everett Golson to Stay

    Brian Kelly has made the unofficial official: The winner of Notre Dame's quarterback derby won't be named until the fall...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 4 months ago 16,365 reads 78 comments

  2. Notre Dame Football: Harry Hiestand Continues to Roll on Recruiting Trail

    When you close your eyes and think of the best recruiters in college football, you don't imagine Harry Hiestand ...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 4 months ago 2,355 reads 3 comments

  3. Are Malik Zaire Brash Comments on QB Competition Good for Notre Dame Team?

    Malik Zaire wants to be Notre Dame's starting quarterback. While most Irish fans are already theorizing on the best time-share arrangement for Zaire and Everett Golson , Zaire is trying his best to win the job outright...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 4 months ago 13,187 reads 87 comments

  4. Notre Dame Football: Reshuffled Coaching Staff Not Missing a Beat in Recruiting

    When Tony Alford decided to leave Notre Dame and join Urban Meyer at Ohio State, Irish fans expected the worst...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 4 months ago 10,053 reads 7 comments

  5. How Notre Dame Can Best Use All of Its Playmakers in 2015

    New offensive coordinator Mike Sanford is getting his first look at Notre Dame's offense during spring practice, and he's likely coming to grips with a legitimate problem he'll have ...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 4 months ago 1,970 reads 3 comments

  6. CJ Prosise Cross-Training at RB Adds Another Playmaker to Notre Dame Offense

    With Notre Dame's scholarship depth chart at running back limited to juniors Tarean Folston and Greg Bryant, Brian Kelly moving somebody to running back this spring made sense...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 4 months ago 819 reads 11 comments

  7. Notre Dame Football About to Become the Everett Golson vs. Malik Zaire Show

    The old axiom that unequivocally states that having two quarterbacks essentially means you have none never envisioned having Everett Golson and Malik Zaire on the same depth chart...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 5 months ago 9,717 reads 30 comments

  8. Notre Dame Football: Complete 2015 Spring Practice Primer

    Notre Dame begins spring practice Wednesday with something few thought possible last November: momentum. The Irish were improbable winners over LSU in the Music City Bowl...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 5 months ago 5,902 reads 15 comments

  9. Notre Dame Football: 5 Position Battles to Watch Heading into Spring Practice

    With spring break winding down and spring football starting next Wednesday, Notre Dame football will officially move forward from 2014's disappointment to the optimism surrounding 2015...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 5 months ago 9,339 reads 18 comments

  10. Notre Dame Football: 5 Redshirt Freshmen Ready to Contribute

    As coach Brian Kelly enters his sixth season at Notre Dame, the program stands on solid ground. While both 2013 and 2014 fell short of their high-end expectations, Kelly has the ...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 5 months ago 4,979 reads 0 comments

  11. Notre Dame Football: 5 Fifth-Year Players Poised to Break Out

    On the heels of Matt Hegarty announcing his intentions to transfer instead of staying at Notre Dame for a fifth year, it's worth keeping a close eye on head coach Brian Kelly 's roster...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 5 months ago 13,770 reads 19 comments

  12. Notre Dame Football: Domino Effect of Starter Matt Hegarty's Transfer

    Heading into fall camp last season, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly and offensive line coach Harry Hiestand still hadn't decided how their offensive line would look. That certainly won't be the case moving into 2015...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 5 months ago 20,228 reads 25 comments

  13. Notre Dame Football: Brian Kelly Puts His Trust in DC Brian VanGorder

    When Brian Kelly finally made official his revamped coaching staff on Monday, the Notre Dame head coach showed a surprising willingness to examine everything...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 5 months ago 6,574 reads 22 comments

  14. Notre Dame Football: New OC Mike Sanford's Job Is to Turn Things Upside Down

    When Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly went out looking to replace Matt LaFleur , he started his search looking for just another quarterback coach...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 5 months ago 7,565 reads 6 comments

  15. Rev. Theodore Hesburgh Balanced Notre Dame Football with Academic Excellence

    "Texas has oil. Notre Dame has football. Neither should apologize." That quote is one of many great ones widely attributed to Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., who passed away at the age of 97 on Thursday night...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 5 months ago 5,358 reads 8 comments

  16. Why Proposed Freshman Ineligibility Rule Would Be Worse for Notre Dame

    The Big Ten wants freshmen to stay on the sideline. Just months after the Big Ten won back a large bit of respect on the field with Ohio State's national championship, conference ...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 5 months ago 7,178 reads 13 comments

  17. How Brian Kelly and Notre Dame Distracted Attention from the QB Battle

    Usually just about every off-field headline to come out of Notre Dame is a huge cause for concern. But while the news hasn't stopped flowing from South Bend since signing day, it's actually been a great help to the health of the Irish football team.

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 5 months ago 8,095 reads 73 comments

  18. Brian Kelly Has Learned His Lesson When It Comes to Hiring at Notre Dame

    You can forgive Brian Kelly for not wanting to start spring practice in 10 days. Not just because the snow keeps falling on South Bend, but because he just spent one of the slowest months on the football calendar rebuilding his football program...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 5 months ago 11,071 reads 4 comments

  19. Notre Dame Football: Tracking 2015 NFL Combine Results for Former Irish Stars

    Usually having just three players invited to the NFL scouting combine would be a concern for the health of a football program. But in Notre Dame's case, it's a sign that the Irish expect big things in 2015...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 5 months ago 10,117 reads 3 comments

  20. Notre Dame Football: Projecting Brian Kelly's 2015 Coaching Staff

    With the departure of Kerry Cooks, Matt LaFleur and Tony Alford from Brian Kelly 's coaching staff, the usual lull between signing day and the start of spring practice has been anything but slow...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 6 months ago 11,629 reads 5 comments

  21. Notre Dame Football: Avery Sebastian Just One of Brian Kelly's Many Roster Moves

    On Thursday, former Cal safety Avery Sebastian made his transfer to Notre Dame official. After graduating in December, Sebastian will play out his eligibility in South Bend, Indiana...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 6 months ago 6,470 reads 2 comments

  22. Notre Dame Football: New Additions to Offensive Staff Mean Big Changes

    What a difference a week makes. Last Wednesday, Notre Dame celebrated signing a 24-man recruiting class, culminating the hard work of a nine-man coaching staff...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 6 months ago 17,501 reads 41 comments

  23. Notre Dame Football: Can Brian Kelly Reboot His Coaching Staff Again?

    After a rocky 8-5 season, Brian Kelly has to replace three assistants, including key pieces on his offensive coaching staff...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 6 months ago 13,880 reads 62 comments

  24. Notre Dame Football: Brian Kelly Opens Up on 2015 Recruiting Class

    Throughout the recruiting process, a head football coach has to walk a tight rope when discussing the players he is chasing...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 6 months ago 14,718 reads 20 comments

  25. Notre Dame National Signing Day 2015: 5 Takeaways from Irish's Class

    Forget The Masters. National signing day is a tradition unlike any other. Where else do football fans all around the country wake up before sunrise to track the fax machines of coveted ...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 6 months ago 5,078 reads 0 comments