1. 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 18 hours ago 2,134 reads 6 comments

  2. 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 1 day ago 5,158 reads 11 comments

  3. 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 days ago 7,861 reads 58 comments

  4. 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 8 days ago 10,863 reads 4 comments

  5. 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 10 days ago 9,957 reads 3 comments

  6. 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 12 days ago 11,402 reads 5 comments

  7. 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 15 days ago 6,372 reads 2 comments

  8. 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 17 days ago 17,436 reads 41 comments

  9. 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 19 days ago 13,785 reads 62 comments

  10. 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 22 days ago 14,541 reads 20 comments

  11. 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 24 days ago 4,954 reads 0 comments

  12. Notre Dame Football: Where Should Brian Kelly Turn to Replace Kerry Cooks?

    Brian Kelly has spent the past few weeks hustling to finalize Notre Dame's 2015 recruiting class. It looks like he's going to have to sign a new secondary coach as well...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 26 days ago 11,090 reads 12 comments

  13. Notre Dame's 5 Signing-Day Priorities

    With just days to go before national signing day, Brian Kelly and his coaching staff are making their final moves before returning to South Bend, Indiana, and waiting for the fax machine to ring...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 29 days ago 10,616 reads 4 comments

  14. Does Notre Dame Offer to Little Brother Mean Equanimeous St. Brown Is a Lock?

    Equanimeous St. Brown is set for a signing day announcement . The 4-star wide receiver, who is one of Notre Dame's priority targets still on the board, told Irish 247 's Tom Loy that he plans on making his announcement live on ESPN...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 1 month ago 14,796 reads 10 comments

  15. Notre Dame Football Recruiting: Finding a Safety Still Key to 2015 Class

    When fax machines begin to hum Feb. 4, Notre Dame will celebrate an excellent recruiting class that is among the best in the country . But the Irish still need one final piece of the puzzle: safety...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 1 month ago 7,703 reads 6 comments

  16. Are Academics Really a Problem for Notre Dame Recruiting?

    Earlier this week, new Oregon State Beavers head coach Gary Andersen went on the record to discuss his reason for leaving the Wisconsin Badgers. Admissions...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 1 month ago 14,382 reads 85 comments

  17. Notre Dame's Brian Kelly Learns from Mistakes by Re-Recruiting Top Juniors

    For Brian Kelly , the first step was learning to recruit with the big boys. The second? Learning how to hold on to the blue-chippers once they got on campus...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 1 month ago 10,435 reads 7 comments

  18. Notre Dame Football: Aliz'e Jones Commitment Gives Irish Big Win over UCLA

    Notre Dame may have an annual rivalry with USC, but things are heating up between the Irish and UCLA. The flip of 4-star tight end Aliz'e Jones is the latest in a growing battle between Brian Kelly and Jim Mora...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 1 month ago 11,403 reads 12 comments

  19. Notre Dame Football: Ronnie Stanley's Return Key to 2015 Playoff Run

    While Brian Kelly and the Notre Dame coaching staff will spend the next three weeks on the recruiting trail, they'll sign no bigger prospect than Ronnie Stanley, who they secured on Tuesday...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 1 month ago 6,236 reads 31 comments

  20. Why Ohio State's Championship Is Good for Notre Dame

    Urban Meyer raised the inaugural College Football Playoff trophy on Monday night, capping off one of the more improbable title runs in college football history...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 1 month ago 14,877 reads 32 comments

  21. Notre Dame Football: Brian Kelly's Unfinished Business

    When news broke in the hours after Notre Dame's BCS title game appearance that Brian Kelly was talking with the Philadelphia Eagles about their vacant head-coaching job, Irish ...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 1 month ago 15,701 reads 17 comments

  22. The Huge Hurdles That Will Prevent Everett Golson from Transferring

    Even though Everett Golson has a semester to go before he graduates from Notre Dame, the rumor mill has already started to churn about potential transfer spots for the Irish quarterback...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 1 month ago 13,961 reads 45 comments

  23. Notre Dame Football: O-Line Needs to Build on Music City Bowl Dominance

    Where was that offensive line all season? In the wake of Notre Dame's stunning 31-28 victory over LSU in the Music City Bowl, you're not alone if you're wondering what got into Harry Hiestand 's offensive line...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 1 month ago 3,764 reads 2 comments

  24. Why Everett Golson Should Not Transfer from Notre Dame

    As Malik Zaire ran his way to the MVP trophy of the Music City Bowl and into the hearts of Notre Dame fans everywhere, an unlikely quarterback controversy began to come into focus...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 1 month ago 22,687 reads 99 comments

  25. Notre Dame's Win in Music City Bowl Salvages 2014 and Sets Stage for Big 2015

    Tears rolling from a young quarterback's eyes. A Gatorade bath for the head coach. Players sprinting onto the field as a last-second field goal sneaks inside the uprights...

    Keith Arnold Written by Keith Arnold about 1 month ago 4,084 reads 4 comments