Independents I-A RUMORS & NEWS

  • Phil Jurkovec to Notre Dame: Fighting Irish Land 5-Star QB Prospect

    Bleacher Report "Notre Dame picked up a huge commitment on Monday when quarterback Phil Jurkovec announced his intentions to play college football for the Fighting Irish. Jurkovec is a 5-star prospect and the class of 2018's top dual-threat quarterback, per 247Sports' composite rankings. According to 247Sports'..." May 17

  • Notre Dame made it through a brutal 2015. Now it's time to contend for a Playoff spot.

    SB Nation "1. Brian Kelly's best coaching job Kelly's Fighting Irish suffered a little bit of bad turnover luck, lost their starting running back in the first week of the season, lost their quarterback in the second week and dealt with a secondary that was banged up all year. They were adapting on the..." May 16

  • Tyler Luatua flips on BYU transfer, will remain at Notre Dame

    Chicago Tribune "Ultimately, Tyler Luatua felt at home at his second home. At the end of January, Luatua thought it best to leave Notre Dame and transfer to Brigham Young so he could be closer to his family in California. But the junior tight end decided he had made a hasty decision, and he has rejoined the..." May 13

  • UAB RB Greg Bryant Jr. Dies from Injuries Sustained in Highway Shooting

    Bleacher Report "UAB running back Greg Bryant Jr. died as a result of gunshot wounds sustained in his car on Interstate 95 on Saturday morning, his family confirmed to CBS' Lynda Figueredo. "The UAB Football Family's prayers are with [Bryant] and his family this morning," UAB head coach Bill Clark said in a..." May 08

  • UAB RB Bryant critical after found shot in car

    Palm Beach Post "West Palm Beach Police have identified the two men found shot in a car on southbound Interstate 95 Saturday morning. The driver of the car was Gregory Bryant Jr., 21, of Delray Beach. Bryant was trauma transported to St. Mary’s Medical Center and is in a critical condition, according to West..." May 07

  • BYU's Jordan Preator to transfer

    The Score "Jordan Preator has played his last game for BYU. The sophomore defensive back announced Monday that he'll be leaving the Cougars, although he added that "it isn't my option."" April 19

  • Chase Hounshell says he'll transfer from Notre Dame to Ohio State

    Chicago Tribune "In 2010, Urban Meyer, then the Florida coach, made Chase Hounshell a scholarship offer he couldn’t refuse. But Hounshell decided he wouldn’t take it after Meyer left the program after that season for what he said were health-related issues, leaving Hounshell to pledge to Notre Dame instead." April 19

  • WR Corey Robinson evaluating Notre Dame future after concussions

    Yahoo! Sports "Notre Dame wide receiver Corey Robinson must decide his football future after suffering three concussions in the past year, including one early in the spring that has kept him out of the latter half of spring football. Coach Brian Kelly said Robinson, who is the son of Pro Basketball Hall of..." April 18

  • Notre Dame suspends Blankenship

    247 Sports "Notre Dame defensive lineman Grant Blankenship was suspended from Notre Dame for a violation of team rules. Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly isn't sure whether the junior will return to the team. "That’s yet to be determined," Kelly said after Friday's practice, which Blankenship was absent..." April 15

  • Notre Dame WR Corey Robinson still to decide on future after concussions

    CSN Chicago "Notre Dame senior wide receiver Corey Robinson, who suffered his third concussion in 12 months earlier during spring practice, met with a specialist this week and will make a decision on his future in the coming weeks. Robinson returned to the team on Friday after being evaluated by a..." April 15

  • Notre Dame CB Nick Watkins breaks arm, expected back for summer workouts

    Chicago Tribune "Nick Watkins’ first start was his last start, made Jan. 1 during a 44-28 loss to Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl. If Notre Dame’s junior cornerback has his way, he will make his next available start, at Texas on Sept. 3. First, though, he must endure some pain before he tries to gain one of..." April 05

  • Safety Mykelti Williams no longer with Notre Dame

    Chicago Tribune "Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says safety Mykelti Williams is no longer with the team. Kelly said Wednesday he couldn't comment further on Williams' departure. Williams is a 5-11, 200-pound defensive back from Indianapolis who didn't play last season as a freshman. He was a standout at Warren..." March 24

  • Irish Land David Adams

    Irish Sports Daily "2017 linebacker David Adams has ended his recruiting process on Sunday night by committing to Notre Dame via Twitter. “First off, I would like to thank God for all the amazing opportunities he’s blessed me with. I would like to thank my family for supporting me through thick and thin. I would..." March 21

  • Avery Davis, No. 72 in ESPN Junior 300, commits to Notre Dame

    ESPN "Avery Davis, the No. 4-ranked dual-threat quarterback in the class of 2017, is heading out of state. A Dallas-area junior, Davis committed to Notre Dame on Saturday. He picked the Fighting Irish over Utah, Colorado and Texas Tech while on an unofficial visit to South Bend. He is ranked No. 72..." March 20

  • Brian Kelly Seems Worried About Student Body President Corey Robinson's Priorities

    The Big Lead "Corey Robinson, the 6’4″ son of David Robinson, is a senior wide receiver at Notre Dame. He’s also the newly elected student body president. At a press conference yesterday, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly seemed worried that this might distract from football. Via Well, we didn’t have a..." March 17

  • Brutal discovery that will cost Jaylon Smith lots of money

    New York Post "Playing in a meaningless bowl game last month when he already was a projected top-10 pick is looking more and more like a fateful decision by Jaylon Smith. The talented Notre Dame linebacker appears likely to miss his entire NFL rookie season — and perhaps longer — after a league source said..." February 28

  • Taysom Hill returning to Cougars for 2016 season

    Salt Lake Tribune "After months of speculation, quarterback Taysom Hill announced Tuesday that he will return to BYU's football team this fall for his final season of eligibility. Hill's 2015 season, which was supposed to be his senior year, was cut short in the opening game against Nebraska by a season-ending..." February 16

  • Starting guard Steve Elmer leaving Irish for job in D.C.

    College Football Talk "This is something you don’t exactly see everyday. Exiting the 2015 season, Steve Elmer (pictured, No. 79) was considered one of the anchors of Notre Dame’s offensive line, and rightly so. Over the past three seasons, Elmer started 30 games, including 23 straight at right guard. Entering the..." February 16

  • The Admiral's son pulls rank on dad, earns title of president at Notre Dame

    CBS Sports "His dad is "The Admiral," and now he's The President (of Notre Dame's student body). Notre Dame senior wide receiver Corey Robinson, son of NBA legend David Robinson, won the school's election for student body president on Thursday. RCorey Robinson announced he was running for the position in..." February 11

  • Michigan-ND football series appears to be gaining momentum

    Notre Dame Insider "The thaw in the Notre Dame-Michigan football scheduling cold war is picking up momentum, but some new logistical hurdles are in play now that didn’t exist when the series took an indefinite hiatus. Michigan interim athletic director Jim Hackett, appearing Friday morning on the “Michigan..." February 08

  • 4-star Caleb Kelly chose Oklahoma over Notre Dame by picking out of a hat

    The Score "Caleb Kelly executed what could've been one of the more entertaining signing day picks had he done it on national television. The four-star linebacker, who signed with Oklahoma late in the evening of signing day, chose the Sooners over Notre Dame because that's the school he picked out of a..." February 08

  • Notre Dame confirms transfer of TE Tyler Luatua

    College Football Talk "The reports of Tyler Luatua‘s departure from South Bend have proven accurate. The only thing now remaining is whether his landing spot is accurate as well. Via Twitter Monday night, Notre Dame confirmed that Luatua (pictured, No. 13) will indeed transfer from Brian Kelly‘s Irish football..." February 02

  • Brian Kelly agrees to 6-year deal through 2021 with Notre Dame

    ESPN "Notre Dame has agreed with coach Brian Kelly on a six-year contract through the 2021 season, the school announced Friday. Kelly previously had been signed through 2017 but reworked his agreement with Notre Dame after guiding the Irish to a 10-3 record and a Fiesta Bowl appearance this past..." January 29

  • Notre Dame brings 18-wheeler to wake up five-star WR

    CBS Sports "Demetris Robertson is one of the most highly-coveted uncommitted psopects in the 2016 class. We are less than a week away from National Signing Day and Robertson, a five-star wide receiver from Savannah, Ga., has yet to choose between Notre Dame, Georgia, Alabama and Stanford, among many, many..." January 28

  • Notre Dame WR Corey Robinson running for student body president

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Notre Dame wide receiver Corey Robinson, the son of Basketball Hall of Famer David Robinson, must not be overwhelmed with the responsibilities of being a college football player and student. He announced Tuesday his plan to campaign for student government president. Robinson will campaign from..." January 26

  • Notre Dame FB Star SIGNS WITH JAY Z ... 'Dream Come True'

    TMZ "Jay Z just made a Notre Dame football star's DREAM COME TRUE -- signing one of the best players in the country to Roc Nation Sports ... after hearing the kid has been a lifelong Hov fan. The guy who signed on with RNS is offensive lineman Ronnie Stanley -- a projected 1st round pick ... who..." January 12

  • Brian Kelly: ND great situation, no need for me to chase NFL job "Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly isn't inclined to try his hand at being an NFL head coach, at least not at this point in his career. Asked about his possible interest during a Monday interview on ESPN, the Fighting Irish coach said, among other similar things, "Those are my biggest concerns..." January 11

  • Jaylon Smith declares for NFL Draft

    Inside the Irish "A major knee injury won’t stop Jaylon Smith from heading to the NFL. Notre Dame’s consensus All-American and Butkus Award-winning linebacker declared for the draft on Monday, deciding to turn professional even after surgery to repair a torn ACL and LCL ligament. Smith made the announcement via..." January 11

  • Report: Notre Dame LB Jaylon Smith to have reconstructive knee surgery

    CBS Sports "Notre Dame star linebacker and projected first-round NFL Draft pick Jaylon Smith suffered a "significant left knee injury" early in the Fiesta Bowl against Ohio State. According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, the injury will require reconstructive surgery on Smith's left knee. In 2015, Smith was..." January 05

  • Notre Dame cornerback KeiVarae Russell declares for 2016 NFL draft

    SI "Notre Dame cornerback KeiVarae Russell is declaring for the 2016 NFL draft, he told Sports Illustrated on Monday. Russell recently completed his third season as a starting cornerback for the Fighting Irish and was uncertain whether the NCAA would grant him an extra year of eligibility. He..." January 04

  • Notre Dame's Will Fuller will enter 2016 NFL Draft "After initially indicating that he would return to Notre Dame for his senior season, Will Fuller -- one of the top wide receiver prospects in college football -- has changed his mind and will apply for early entry into the 2016 NFL Draft. Fuller made the announcement of his draft intentions on..." January 04

  • Notre Dame RB C.J. Prosise Announces He’s Heading To NFL Draft

    College Spun "Notre Dame junior running back C.J. Prosise is entering the 2016 NFL Draft, he announced moments ago on Instagram. In his first season as a running back, Prosise took over for injured starter Tarean Folston in the season opener against Texas and didn’t look back. He rushed for a team-leading..." January 02

  • Jaylon Smith leaves Fiesta Bowl with potentially major injury

    Inside the Irish "Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame’s Butkus Award-winning linebacker, left the Fiesta Bowl in the first quarter with what looks to be a major knee injury. The junior All-American’s leg twisted unnaturally after a play in the Notre Dame red zone, with Smith crumpling to the field. He was helped off by..." January 01

  • Report: Navy's Ken Niumatalolo receives raise after turning down BYU

    CBS Sports "Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo considered leaving for the BYU coaching vacancy this offseason, but decided against it, instead staying in Annapolis, Maryland. According to The Capital Gazette, Niumatalolo's decision to stay at Navy also came with a raise. Niumatalolo was making a base salary of..." December 24

  • Report: BYU to name Ty Detmer offensive coordinator

    The Score "BYU is set to hire one of the best players to ever suit up for the Cougars. Ty Detmer will be the new offensive coordinator in Provo, according to Rob Zundel of Detmer won the Heisman Trophy in 1990 and set 63 NCAA records - three of which still stand - during his time at BYU." December 24

  • Notre Dame's Ronnie Stanley says he'll apply for early draft entry "Notre Dame offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley announced on Monday that he intends to apply for early eligibility into the 2016 NFL Draft. One of the top left tackle prospects in college football, Stanley still plans to complete his degree at Notre Dame this spring, but will follow through with a..." December 22

  • BYU will reportedly hire former player Kalani Sitake to replace Bronco Mendenhall

    SB Nation "BYU has picked Oregon State defensive coordinator Kalani Sitake to be its new head coach, Dick Harmon of the Deseret News is reporting. An announcement is expected on Saturday. Sitake would replace former head coach Bronco Mendenhall, who left Provo to become the head coach at Virginia. While..." December 19

  • Ken Niumatalolo staying at Navy after considering BYU

    ESPN "Ken Niumatalolo, who interviewed for BYU's head coaching job on Monday, has informed Navy he will remain the Midshipmen's coach, the team said Wednesday night. Niumatololo was offered the position at BYU but declined, a source told ESPN's Joe Schad. Niumatalolo confirmed on ESPN's College..." December 17

  • Ken Niumatalolo to visit with BYU about coaching job

    Larry Brown Sports "BYU needs a new football coach, and one person they have targeted as a candidate is Navy’s Ken Niumatalolo. Niumatalolo sounds very interested in the position. The Capital Gazette reports that Niumatalolo will meet with BYU officials and tour the school’s facilities on Monday. “Kenny is..." December 11

  • Jaylon Smith leaning toward applying for early NFL draft entry "Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith is leaning toward applying for early entry into the 2016 NFL Draft and has narrowed his options for an agent, according to NFL Media's Rand Getlin. The Fighting Irish junior has been arguably the best linebacker in college football this season, and has drawn..." December 10

  • BYU's Robert Anae leaving for Virginia, taking 3 assistants with him

    The Deseret News "BYU offensive coordinator Robert Anae announced Wednesday that he has accepted a job as the offensive coordinator at the University of Virginia. He follows new Cavalier coach Bronco Mendenhall to Charlottesville after the Cougar bowl game in Las Vegas on Dec. 19 against Utah. The Las Vegas bowl..." December 10

  • Notre Dame Finishes Buying Out Charlie Weis This Month

    The Big Lead "It is the end of an era. Notre Dame has finally bought out Charlie Weis. The Irish signed Weis to a 10-year contract extension in 2005, after starting 5-2. When he was fired after the 2009 season, the university still owed him nearly $19 million. Per ESPN the last payment was due this month." December 09

  • Notre Dame LB Jaylon Smith wins Butkus Award "Notre Dame's Jaylon Smith was announced Tuesday as the Butkus Award winner. The honor goes to the top linebacker in college football. The Fighting Irish junior is among the top pro prospects at his position, and anchored the ND defense with a team-high 113 tackles (tied for 22nd in the FBS),..." December 09

  • Notre Dame's Jones, Smythe cleared to practice

    The Journal Gazette "Defensive tackle Jarron Jones and tight end Durham Smythe have been cleared to return to practice, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said Sunday. Jones, out all season with a knee injury sustained in fall camp, and Smythe, sidelined for the final 10 games, are both expected to play in the Fiesta..." December 07

  • Virginia hires BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall

    SI - College Football "Virginia will hire BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall, a source told SI​’s Thayer Evans. Virginia later confirmed the hire. Jerry Ratcliffe of The Daily Progress first reported the news. Virginia announced Mendenhall has agreed to a five-year contract, with annual compensation beginning at $3.25..." December 05

  • Notre Dame DB KeiVarae Russell out 6-8 weeks with broken tibia; RB Prosise doubtful for Stanford game

    College Football Talk "Notre Dame senior defensive back KeiVarae Russell will miss this week’s game against Stanford as he recovers from surgery for a broken tibia. The injury, which occurred during Notre Dame’s Shamrock Series victory in Boston against Boston College, will keep Russell out of action for the next six to..." November 23

  • C.J. Prosise (ankle), KeiVarae Russell (foot) in doubt for Stanford

    ESPN "Notre Dame lost two of its best players to injury in a 19-16 win over Boston College, as running back C.J. Prosise sustained a high ankle sprain, and top cornerback KeiVarae Russell suffered a stress fracture in his foot. Prosise was injured in the second quarter, one week after missing the..." November 22

  • Notre Dame Star Defensive Lineman Jarron Jones “Getting Close” To Returning For Fighting Irish

    College Spun "Jarron Jones was supposed to be out for the entire 2015 college football season. Notre Dame’s star defensive tackle tore his MCL in early August and it was expected that he’d miss his team’s entire campaign. He’ll likely play again for Notre Dame this season, though, Brian Kelly said tonight...." November 21

  • CFP: First five unchanged, but Sooners and Cowboys move up rankings

    ESPN "Both Oklahoma State and Oklahoma moved up in this week's iteration of the College Football Playoff rankings, but the Big 12 rivals remain outside of the top five. The top teams in the CFP rankings remain unchanged with Clemson leading the way followed by Alabama, Ohio State, Notre Dame and..." November 18

  • Irish get commitment from 2016 RB Deon McIntosh

    Inside the Irish "Notre Dame’s 2016 recruiting class continues to grow. On Monday, Florida running back Deon McIntosh committed to the Irish. The 5-10, 175-pounder chose Notre Dame over offers from Miami, North Carolina, Tennessee, Penn State and many others. A speed player who rates as a three-star prospect,..." November 17

  • 4-star safety Donte Vaughn commits to Irish

    Scout "Memphis (Tenn.) Whitehaven's Donte Vaughn, the nation's No. 21 safety, is headed to Notre Dame, where his size and athleticism will be a big asset for the Fighting Irish. Meet him in this exclusive Scout Spotlight. On his 18th birthday, Donte Vaughn made a commitment to Notre Dame, choosing the..." November 12

  • Notre Dame WR Will Fuller says he's returning in 2016

    Yahoo! Sports "Notre Dame star wide receiver Will Fuller said Wednesday he's not planning on heading to the NFL after the season. He mentioned his degree as a driving force in why he wanted to stay another season. "I knew all along that I wanted to get that degree and it's not something that I want to..." November 12

  • College Football Playoff Rankings: Tide up to No. 2, Irish join the party

    CBS Sports "The second edition of the College Football Playoff Rankings was released Tuesday night, and there was a bit of a shakeup at the top, which was to be expected after Alabama's win over previous No. 2 LSU. Clemson remained in the top spot following a win over Florida State. It will be interesting..." November 11

  • Notre Dame DT Jarron Jones could return for Irish postseason

    College Football Talk "If the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are fortunate enough to end the year in the College Football Playoff, they could have a key member of the defense back on the field just in time. Defensive tackle Jarron Jones, who was previously thought to be done for the season, could be back for any postseason..." November 10

  • Missouri player strike could cost Tigers $1 million to BYU

    College Football Talk "The threat of a cancellation to this week’s game between Missouri and BYU became a bit more realistic Sunday afternoon following a released statement from University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe. Boiling in controversy related to alleged negligence toward marginalized students’..." November 09

  • Notre Dame: C.J. Prosise going through concussion protocol

    CSN Chicago "Redshirt junior running back C.J. Prosise is going through Notre Dame's concussion protocol after he landed on his shoulder and hit his head on the ground during Saturday's 42-30 win over Pittsburgh at Heinz Field. Coach Brian Kelly said Prosise was feeling better Sunday and is hopeful he could..." November 09

  • Notre Dame RB Prosise leaves game with concussion, shoulder injury

    CBS Sports "Notre Dame has certainly been forced to deal with plenty of injuries already this season, and unfortunately for the Irish, there's a new name to add to the list. Running back C.J. Prosise left Notre Dame's game in the first half, and according to the television broadcast, he is dealing with a..." November 08

  • Ex-Notre Dame RB Greg Bryant commits to UAB football

    CBS Sports "Greg Bryant, once a part of Notre Dame's rotation in the offensive backfield, has planned his return to FBS football as a member of the UAB program when Bill Clark leads the Blazers back onto the field in 2017. Bryant committed to the Blazers on his Instagram account on Wednesday. He left Notre..." November 04

  • Notre Dame has to address Brian Kelly's embarrassing sideline behavior

    The Score "The sports media world was ablaze with hot takes late last month thanks to Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy. The embattled pass rusher was involved in a physical confrontation on the sidelines during a loss to the New York Giants, which included smacking the clipboard away from special..." November 04

  • Brian Kelly says he regrets sideline altercation with assistant

    CBS Sports "Kelly explained that the altercation took place because he was afraid of Grimes getting too close to the official would cost the Irish a 15-yard penalty. "David was gonna get us a 15-yard penalty, and so I had to control the sideline," Kelly explained, per Irish247. "I wasn't going to let that..." November 03

  • Irish land top 2017 DE Robert Beal

    Inside the Irish "Notre Dame’s impressive 2015 season is helping the Irish coaching staff recruit not just for this February’s signing class, but the next one as well. On Sunday night, Notre Dame landed one of Georgia’s best prospects, defensive end Robert Beal. Beal had offers from Florida State, Alabama,..." November 02

  • Notre Dame's Brian Kelly explains why he shoved assistant coach

    USA Today "A physical altercation between Notre Dame Coach Brian Kelly and an assistant coach caught by ESPN broadcast cameras during the Irish's win against Temple was a result of Kelly's attempts to "control the sideline," he said in his postgame news conference. Cameras pointed at the sideline showed..." November 01

  • Report: Brian Kelly, Kevin Sumlin, Jim Mora 'open' to NFL coaching jobs

    The Score "Three of the highest-profile coaches in college football could have their eyes on going pro. Notre Dame's Brian Kelly, Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin, and UCLA's Jim Mora are all "open" to potential head-coaching jobs in the NFL, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapaport." October 26

  • Harrison DE picks Notre Dame after dumping Alabama

    Detroit Free Press "Farmington Hills Harrison defensive end Khalid Kareem, who decommitted from Alabama last week, today announced his commitment to Notre Dame. "Thank you to all the colleges that recruited me and the schools that over looked me," Kareem wrote on Twitter. "As a early enrollment student/athlete,..." October 24

  • Noles QB Everett Golson weaving a remarkable tale of redemption

    CBS Sports "On the night of September 7, 2013, Everett Golson settled in to watch some Notre Dame football. Everything was wrong. He was viewing the game from San Diego, specifically the Mission Beach home of George Whitfield -- his personal quarterback tutor. Golson had just moved West to rededicate..." October 23

  • BYU linebacker Sione Takitaki suspended for 2015 for "violation of team rules

    Daily Herald "BYU sophomore linebacker Sione Takitaki appeared to be a difference-maker for the Cougar defense against Cincinnati, registering eight total tackles and half a sack in the 38-24 win over the Bearcats. Now that will be his final performance of 2015, according to BYU. The Cougar football..." October 22

  • Alex Bars second Notre Dame player to suffer ankle fracture

    ESPN "Notre Dame left guard Alex Bars will miss the rest of the 2015 season after suffering a fractured left ankle in Saturday's 41-31 win over USC, coach Brian Kelly said Sunday. "Very similar to Malik Zaire's," Kelly said of Bars' injury, referring to the Fighting Irish's starting quarterback who..." October 19

  • Safety Donte Vaughn picks Notre Dame football

    Chicago Tribune "Donte Vaughn celebrated his 18th birthday Monday by pledging to play football for Notre Dame. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound four-star cornerback from Memphis (Tenn.) Whitehaven is the Irish’s 16th commitment from the Class of 2016. Vaughn tweeted the commitment Monday morning and thanked his..." October 13

  • Notre Dame's Brian Kelly stands by his decisions on failed 2-point conversions

    The Score "On a soggy Saturday night in Death Valley, Notre Dame fell two points short of completing the comeback in an instant classic against Clemson. The Irish trailed 21-9 in the fourth quarter when coach Brian Kelly elected to go for a two-point conversion to cut Clemson's lead to 10. But the attempt..." October 05

  • Jayron Kearse, Clemson defense ready to make a statement against Notre Dame

    Independent Mail "When the Clemson football team plays Notre Dame in primetime Saturday, junior safety Jayron Kearse will be playing with a chip on his shoulder. “They’re getting a bit chippy, they’re talking a lot, all through the media and things like that so I’ll just say, I hope the ref lets us play..." October 01

  • Notre Dame disciplines DT Jay Hayes for criticizing coaches on Twitter

    ESPN "Notre Dame reserve defensive tackle Jay Hayes will not travel with the team for Saturday's game against Massachusetts after the sophomore criticized the coaching staff on Twitter earlier this week, head coach Brian Kelly said Thursday. Hayes, who hasn't played this season, took to social media..." September 25

  • Notre Dame DT Jay Hayes tweets displeasure with coaching staff

    College Spun "Notre Dame sophomore Jay Hayes apparently isn’t thrilled with the team’s coaching staff. Early Wednesday morning, Hayes, a reserve defensive tackle for the program, dropped two eye-opening tweets regarding his situation at the school. He implied that the coaches “stopped” coaching him, and that..." September 24

  • Drue Tranquill leaves game after injury suffered while celebrating

    ESPN "Notre Dame sophomore safety Drue Tranquill left Saturday's game against Georgia Tech with an apparent right knee injury. Tranquill, who tore the ACL in his left knee in November, appeared to hurt his right knee while chest-bumping with teammate Joe Schmidt after a crucial third-down pass..." September 20

  • Brian Kelly says Irish can't baby first-time starting QB DeShone Kizer

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly won't make excuses. Can redshirt freshman quarterback DeShone Kizer keep this thing rolling? Is Notre Dame still a legitimate College Football Playoff contender? Are the injuries to quarterback Malik Zaire, running back Tarean Folston (ACL) and tight end Durham..." September 17

  • Report: Notre Dame tight end Durham Smythe out for season

    The Score "Notre Dame tight end Durham Smythe is out for the season after suffering knee and shoulder injuries in the first two games of the campaign, according to Pete Sampson of Irish Illustrated. Smythe is the fifth Fighting Irish player to suffer a season-ending injury this season and third starter on..." September 15

  • BYU won't suspend lineman who threw punch below the belt

    CBS Sports "On Saturday night, cameras caught BYU offensive lineman Uliu Lapuaho punching a Boise State player in the one place no football player wants to be punched. Not cool, bro. Not cool at all. Still, it appears Lapuaho may get away with it, or at the very least he won't miss any game time. Bronco..." September 14

  • Irish QB Malik Zaire has surgery on ankle, eyes spring return

    College Football Talk "Notre Dame lost starting quarterback Malik Zaire for the season in Saturday’s win at Virginia. A severe ankle injury required the Irish quarterback to undergo surgery Sunday morning. He has already returned to Notre Dame’s campus and is targetting a return to the team in the spring. That’s the..." September 14

  • Notre Dame starting QB Malik Zaire will miss rest of season with fractured ankle

    SB Nation "Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire injured his right ankle on a run play in the third quarter of the Irish's game against Virginia Saturday. He will miss the rest of the season with the injury. Zaire was replaced by backup DeShone Kizer, who threw a late touchdown to complete a comeback win..." September 13

  • Notre Dame pres. says school would leave NCAA if players get paid

    Sporting News - NCAAF "The most exclusive television contract in college football, a lucrative apparel deal with Under Armour and decades of history. Notre Dame's president says the Irish are willing to lose all that if college athletes start getting paid. Rev. John Jenkins told the New York Times the school would..." September 10

  • Evander Holyfield wanted his son to go to Notre Dame instead of UGA

    USA Today "Evander Holyfield’s son, Elijah Holyfield, is one of the brightest high school football prospects in the country. The 5’10”, 204-pounder committed to his hometown University of Georgia Bulldogs late last week and, in guaranteeing himself college football next year, realized a dream that his..." September 09

  • Brian Kelly: Return of Notre Dame-Michigan series 'trending up'

    CBS Sports "Have you looked at Notre Dame's 2015 schedule? There's something weird about it. There's no Michigan. In fact, not a single team from the Big Ten is to be found on it. Given Notre Dame's location, and the fact it has three long-running rivalries with Michigan, Michigan State and Purdue, it..." September 09

  • BYU quarterback Taysom Hill out for season after breaking his foot on TD run

    The Deseret News "Juxtaposed against the raucous celebration that erupted inside the BYU locker room at Memorial Stadium after the Cougars’ amazing 33-28 victory over Nebraska was the harsh reality, and devastating news, that their leader, team captain Taysom Hill, had been lost for the year — again. For the..." September 08

  • Notre Dame RB Tarean Folston tears MCL, out for season

    CBS Sports "After injuring his knee in the first quarter against Texas, Notre Dame running back Tarean Folston's MRI on Sunday revealed a torn MCL and he will miss the season, according to coach Brian Kelly. Folston was the leading rusher for the Fighting Irish in 2014 with 889 yards and six touchdowns on..." September 07

  • BYU cornerback Michael Davis faces assault, rioting charges

    Salt Lake Tribune "An alleged dispute over a parking spot at a Provo apartment complex has left a BYU football player facing criminal charges just days before the Cougars' season-opener at Nebraska. Junior defensive back Michael Davis faces assault and rioting charges in Provo's 4th District Court for an incident..." September 02

  • Former Notre Dame RB Greg Bryant opens recruitment

    ESPN "Former Notre Dame running back Greg Bryant is reopening his recruitment, the redshirt sophomore announced Thursday on Instagram, making his return to South Bend, Indiana, unlikely. "Opening up my recruitment so my next move will be best move," Bryant wrote in part of his post. Bryant, who..." August 28

  • After leaving Irish for WMU, Anthony Rabasa leaves Broncos too

    College Football Talk "As it turns out, Anthony Rabasa‘s stay in Kalamazoo was an extremely brief one. Rabasa had transferred into the Western Michigan football program July 30, P.J. Fleck announced at the time. Less than four weeks later, Fleck confirmed that Rabasa has decided to leave the Broncos and head back to..." August 28

  • NCAA Makes Decision On Ishaq Williams' Appeal

    247 Sports "The NCAA responded to Notre Dame regarding Ishaq Williams' appeal. The defensive end's appeal was denied by the NCAA, head coach Brian Kelly announced Thursday evening. Williams is not allowed to practice, but Kelly said he will be able to work out at Notre Dame's football..." August 27

  • Notre Dame Announces 4-Star Freshman Cornerback Shaun Crawford Will Miss 2015 Season With Injury

    College Spun "Notre Dame freshman cornerback Shaun Crawford will miss the entire 2015 season with an injury, the school announced Wednesday night. " August 20

  • BYU starting TE Steven Richards out for season

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "BYU tight end Steven Richards is out for the season. Cougars head coach Bronco Mendenhall announced the news Tuesday, saying the redshirt freshman suffered a knee injury during practice on Monday. According to the Associated Press, Mendenhall said Richards was injured when he was running a..." August 18

  • Notre Dame's KeiVarae Russell cleared by NCAA to return

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Notre Dame fans will be able to see KeiVarae Russell on the field in 2015. Coach Brian Kelly said Tuesday the defensive back has been cleared by the NCAA to return to game action. Russell has been practicing with the team this fall. Russell was one of five players suspended amidst academic..." August 18

  • The Curious State of Notre Dame Football

    Grantland "“Everybody has great offseasons, right?” asked Brian Kelly at his first preseason press conference a couple of weeks ago. “Who doesn’t have a great offseason?” He’s right, of course; August is peak harvest time for the ripest, richest coachspeak. But those of you allergic to Fighting Irish..." August 18

  • Former Notre Dame LB Kolin Hill transfers to Texas Tech

    College Spun "Notre Dame’s loss is Texas Tech’s gain. Earlier this summer, sophomore linebacker Kolin Hill announced that he would be transferring from Notre Dame after one season in South Bend. This afternoon, Hill announced that he will be heading back to his home state and playing for the Texas Tech Red..." August 15

  • Reports: DT Jarron Jones suffers serious knee injury

    Inside the Irish "Late Friday evening, rumors started swirling about a potentially serious knee injury to starting defensive tackle Jarron Jones. The senior from Rochester, New York, who is coming off a foot injury suffered late last season that required surgery, is a key building block to the Irish’s defensive..." August 15

  • Sione Takitaki charged with two counts of misdemeanor theft, suspended for Nebraska game

    Salt Lake Tribune "Brigham Young University Police have brought criminal charges against Sione Takitaki, a sophomore linebacker on the school's football team. Campus police allege that Takitaki stole apparel from the school's soccer and track teams last month while he worked on the custodial staff at Smith..." August 13

  • BYU football linebacker Colby Jorgensen fractures neck in practice

    Daily Herald "After doing a CT scan and MRI, neurosurgeons determined that BYU sophomore linebacker Colby Jorgensen fractured his neck and slipped a disc during practice Tuesday and sent him into emergency surgery, Colby's brother Austen Jorgensen said in a phone interview Tuesday evening. As of 8 p.m...." August 12

  • Notre Dame football team subject of new Showtime television series

    The Score "Showtime has confirmed the development of a rumored series chronicling Notre Dame's upcoming 2015 football season. The cable channel's sports department announced Tuesday on Twitter that the series "A Season With Notre Dame" would debut on the network on Sept. 8 at 10 p.m. The series will..." August 11

  • Report: Defensive end Kolin Hill will leave Notre Dame

    Chicago Tribune "For the third time this year, a defensive end ended his Notre Dame career early. According to Irish Illustrated’s Pete Sampson, 6-foot-2, 245-pound sophomore Kolin Hill will transfer from the school. Hill had two sacks and seven tackles in nine games for the Irish last season and was expected..." August 08

  • BYU running back Jamaal Williams withdraws from school, will redshirt in 2015

    The Deseret News "BYU announced Thursday that senior running back Jamaal Williams has withdrawn from school and will redshirt the 2015 season, a big blow for a Cougar offense expected to build off a productive year last season. “Jamaal has withdrawn from school for personal reasons and will redshirt the 2015..." August 06

  • Texas to use two quarterbacks against Notre Dame

    CBS Sports "It appears the Texas quarterback battle will still be ongoing once the season starts. While speaking to reporters on Thursday, Texas coach Charlie Strong said that both Tyrone Swoopes and Jerrod Heard will play in the season opener against Notre Dame. Now, this doesn't mean one of the two..." August 06

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