Notre Dame Rumors & News

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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