Notre Dame Rumors & News

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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