1. Notre Dame Football: In Search of Clues to Brian VanGorder's Defensive Strategy

    SOUTH BEND, Ind.—With assistant coaches and a select group of players available to the media Tuesday at Notre Dame, I went out in search of clues, trying to unravel the mystery of Brian VanGorder 's defense...

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  2. Meet Notre Dame's New Starters for 2014

    With Notre Dame's 2014 season thrown into chaos with the announced suspension of four players , the Irish will be forced to depend on a few more new faces this season...

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  3. What Academic Suspensions Would Mean for Notre Dame on the Field in 2014

    Just as the stars seemed to be aligning for Brian Kelly 's Notre Dame football team, the cloud of another academic scandal threatens to push the season off course...

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  4. Perfect Time for Brian Kelly to Name Everett Golson as Notre Dame's Starting QB

    With all apologies to Malik Zaire, the time for quarterback battles is over. Less than three weeks to the season opener against Rice, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly named senior Everett Golson his starting quarterback on Wednesday...

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  5. Notre Dame TE Tyler Luatua Is College Football's Most Versatile 270-lb Freshman

    Notre Dame traditionalists, take solace. While the Irish lost the natural grass in Notre Dame Stadium, they might have gained a fullback...

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  6. Breaking Down Notre Dame's Latest Depth Chart Moves Midway Through Fall Camp

    After Notre Dame's first week of fall camp, Brian Kelly 's Irish squad is beginning to come into focus. With the team spending their first five days at the Culver Military Academy, ...

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  7. What NCAA's Power-5 Autonomy Ruling Means for Notre Dame

    You can ruin a good thing. So while on paper, the NCAA's approved restructuring to give the power-five conferences autonomy over their own governance makes sense, it also pushes us closer to the end of college sports as we know it...

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  8. Notre Dame Football: Development Needs to Come Quickly on Defense

    NCAA rules limit the amount of time teams can spend on the field during their first week. So while two hours feels gone in an instant, a football coach would point out there are 22 hours left to get more work accomplished...

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  9. Notre Dame Football: First Impressions from 2014 Fall Camp

    Notre Dame opened fall camp Monday at Culver Military Academy, the first official practice of the 2014 season...

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  10. Notre Dame Football: 5 Players Who Took It to the Next Level in Summer Workouts

    Brian Kelly kicked off Notre Dame's 2014 season with an opening press conference on Friday. With the Irish ready to start fall camp on Monday, the Irish's fifth-year head coach gave us a long-awaited update on the status of his football team...

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  11. Notre Dame Football: Once Again, Brian Kelly Puts His Faith in Mike Denbrock

    Five years ago, Mike Denbrock didn't expect to be the Irish's newest offensive coordinator. Not after he just took a job at Indiana State...

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  12. 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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  13. 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 ...

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  14. 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...

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  15. 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...

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  16. 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...

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  17. 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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  18. 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...

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  19. 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, ...

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  20. 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...

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  21. 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...

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  22. 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...

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  23. 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..

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  24. 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...

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  25. 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 ...

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