1. Notre Dame Football: How the Impending BCS Playoff Format Affects the Irish

    A four-team playoff is looming over the BCS for 2014, but will that change matter to the storied football program at Notre Dame? It very well could. As of now, there are really two main paths that a BCS playoff could go down...

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  2. Notre Dame Football: Which Former Player Will Have the Best Rookie NFL Season?

    Michael Floyd will enter into the NFL just as he did at Notre Dame. Floyd's star will illuminate the dark Arizona sky like it brightened South Bend on a bitter cold night, and he ...

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  3. Notre Dame Football: 5 Freshmen Who Will Start in 2012

    Five freshmen are going to start for the Notre Dame football team in 2012, and while that might be a surprise to some, Brian Kelly knows he has to put the most dynamic players on the field...

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  4. Notre Dame Football Recruiting: An Early Look at the Top Commits for 2013

    Is it too early to be excited about the recruits Notre Dame has already garnered verbal commitments from? Considering how superficial college recruiting can be, that question can be answered in one word—yes...

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  5. Notre Dame Football: Who Will Be the Next Jonas Gray?

    If you're a Notre Dame football fan, then you are familiar with the story of Jonas Gray. It took Gray four years to make a significant contribution to the Notre Dame football team, ...

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  6. Notre Dame Football: A Tough Offensive Line Nearly Set for 2012

    The past few months, most of the discussion about Notre Dame football has revolved around who will end up as the Fighting Irish's starting quarterback...

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  7. Notre Dame Football: 5 Biggest Recruiting Commit Busts in Program History

    Whether it is Notre Dame or any other college football program, recruiting is a vital component to a team's success. And recruiting players out of high school isn't an exact science...

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  8. Notre Dame Football: Is It Time to Name a Starting Quarterback?

    The Blue-Gold game capped off the end of spring football Saturday, and fans should be excited about the prospects of the 2012 Notre Dame Fighting Irish...

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  9. Notre Dame Football: Will Questions Be Answered in the Spring Game?

    This Saturday, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team will take the field for the Blue-Gold game, and fans are anticipating a number of players to impress...

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  10. Notre Dame Football: News on the Fighting Irish Position Battles

    Now that the fervor around Aaron Lynch's departure from the Notre Dame football team has begun to subside, it's time to focus on the players who will be taking the field this fall and the ongoing position battles they're in...

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  11. Notre Dame Football: Nothing Can Happen to These 5 Players in 2012

    It isn't realistic to think that no player on the Notre Dame football roster will get hurt during the 2012 season...

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  12. Notre Dame Football: Putting the Best Secondary on the Field

    Brian Kelly and the coaching staff at Notre Dame may need to do some shuffling in the secondary once the season begins. As Fighting Irish fans know all too well, the position battle for the wide or field cornerback is still very much up in the air...

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  13. Notre Dame Football: Ten Best Quarterbacks in School History

    With the breadth of history and tradition that Notre Dame has, putting together a top 10 list of the best quarterbacks to grace the field for the Fighting Irish is no easy task...

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  14. Notre Dame Football: Things You Want to Know About the 2012 Fighting Irish

    As Notre Dame football fans are sorting through the information made available since the start of spring practice, there's a ravenous need for more news...

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  15. Notre Dame Football: News from the First 5 Spring Practices

    Excitement about the Notre Dame football team is always palpable in the spring, as practice is underway, but fans won't know how the Fighting Irish will ultimately look until they take the field in Dublin, Ireland on Sept...

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  16. Notre Dame Football Recruiting: Power Ranking the Last 5 Recruiting Seasons

    What have the last five Notre Dame football recruiting cycles looked like (2007-2011)? And how do they hold up when being judged against one another? While getting a plethora of 5-star ...

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  17. Notre Dame Football: What to Look for During Spring Practice

    Fans of Notre Dame Fighting Irish football may not be too concerned over what happens in the spring, but if a person looks closely enough, then they could find answers to vexing depth chart questions...

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  18. Notre Dame Football Recruiting: 2013 Targets for the Fighting Irish

    With some key additions in 2013, Brian Kelly and the Notre Dame football team can make fans forget about the up-and-down recruiting cycle in 2012. And Coach Kelly isn't waiting around for things to happen...

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  19. Notre Dame Football: 5 Predictions for the 2012 Season

    The Notre Dame Football program has a number of question marks heading into 2012. Chief among them is who out of Everett Golson, Tommy Rees, Andrew Hendrix and Gunner Kiel will start ...

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  20. Notre Dame Football: Should Fighting Irish Fans Remain Excited in 2012?

    Things have changed quite a bit over the past year since predictions of a BCS berth in 2011, and expectations are tempered in 2012 for Brian Kelly and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish...

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  21. Notre Dame Football: Should the Irish Adjust Their Defensive Approach in 2012?

    Notre Dame football defensive coordinator, Bob Diaco, has had his ups and downs in South Bend, but by no means has his coaching been atrocious. In 2010, the team gave up 24.89 points per game in the first nine contests...

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  22. Notre Dame Football Recruiting: Top 2013 in-State Recruits Who Can't Slip Away

    The ink is still drying on the 2012 recruiting class, but in college football, and especially for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, there is no recruiting season. Brian Kelly and the staff are always looking for the next player to sign with the team...

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  23. Notre Dame Football: 5 Funniest Things Brian Kelly Ever Said

    Brian Kelly , the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football coach, can be as serious as a heart attack when he wants to be, but on occasion, he shows his players, the media and fans alike his lighter side...

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  24. Notre Dame Football: 6 Fifth-Year Candidates Planning to Return in 2012

    There has been speculation as to which eligible seniors would return to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish for a fifth and final season. That speculation can now be put to rest. According to an article by Eric Hansen on southbendtribune...

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  25. Notre Dame Football: An Early Look at the Irish Defensive Ends

    The defensive end unit has the potential to shine for Notre Dame Fighting Irish in 2012. Last season, the team had to overcome numerous injuries at the position, and the younger players stepped up in the absence of a veteran presence...

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