Notre Dame Rumors & News

  • Notre Dame AD 'would love to play' Alabama

    Sporting News - NCAAF "A rematch of the 2013 BCS National Championship between Notre Dame and Alabama could be on the horizon. During a Q&A session with the Indianapolis Star, Irish athletic director Jack Swarbrick discussed the possibility of a matchup after the addition of several SEC teams to the school's future..." July 16

  • Navy tackling machine Gilman transfers to Notre Dame

    Chicago Tribune "Alohi Gilman made a game-high 12 tackles for Navy in its victory last year against Notre Dame. Irish coach Brian Kelly remembers it well. "We got a good look of him against us last season," Kelly said in a statement. Kelly announced Friday that Gilman has transferred to Notre Dame. The..." June 10

  • Former Notre Dame QB Malik Zaire officially transferring to Florida

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Malik Zaire is headed to the Sunshine State. The former Notre Dame quarterback on Saturday confirmed his decision to transfer to Florida as a graduate transfer. "You just want to be able to be a part of something special," Zaire told 247Sports of playing for Florida in the SEC. "You're..." June 04

  • SEC amends graduate transfer rule, clearing the path for Malik Zaire to Florida

    CBS Sports "The road is clear for former Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire to transfer to Florida, should he so choose. And it's widely expected that he will. On Friday, at the conclusion of this year's SEC spring meetings in Destin, Florida, the conference amended its graduate transfer rule that would..." June 02

  • Ex-Notre Dame QB Malik Zaire close to making his transfer decision

    ESPN "Former Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire is nearing a decision as to where his next destination will be as a fifth-year graduate transfer, he said Thursday. Zaire was originally planning to have a decision made by now, but pushed it back until after his graduation ceremony May 28. He has..." June 01

  • Report: Notre Dame QB transfer Malik Zaire has chosen Florida

    Saturday Down South "It’s been talked about for nearly all off-season, but it appears that Notre Dame graduate transfer QB Malik Zaire has chosen the Gators over the Longhorns. Alex Wilcox, of WNDU-TV in South Bend, is reporting that Zaire has been telling people he’s chosen Florida, but that he’s just waiting on..." May 28

  • Notre Dame finishes its $18 million buyout payment to Charlie Weis

    CBS Sports "Charlie Weis received his final payment from Notre Dame, completing one of the most notable buyouts in recent college football history. The total bill extends beyond what some coaches have made or will make in their entire career: $18,967,960. Weis received over $6.6 million from Notre Dame..." May 16

  • CB Shaq Wiggins: Louisville blocking transfer to 5 schools

    ESPN "Former Louisville cornerback Shaq Wiggins says he has a solid list of schools he's considering as a graduate transfer, but his release from the Cardinals comes with restrictions. Wiggins told ESPN on Thursday that Louisville coach Bobby Petrino restricted him from transferring to Kentucky,..." April 07

  • Brian Kelly believes Deshone Kizer should've stayed another year

    247 Sports "Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said Monday former Irish quarterback Deshone Kizer would've benefited from a another year in South Bend before turning pro. During an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Kelly reiterated a point he's made since Kizer declared — the skill set is there but further..." April 03

  • Ex-Notre Dame DC Brian VanGorder joining Oklahoma State

    College Football Talk "Staff changes are nearly complete around college football but it appears there is still one hire left to make for Oklahoma State. According to a report from the Tulsa World, Cowboys head coach Mike Gundy is expected to bring on former Notre Dame defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder as the..." February 25

  • 4-star WR Micah Jones commits to Notre Dame

    Indianapolis Star "Make that 10 for Notre Dame. Ten 2018 verbal commitments, that is. That’s almost half the number of recruits it signed in the 2017 class (21) and the most the Fighting Irish have ever had this early on. Friday afternoon, the Irish received their fourth commit of the week in four-star wide..." February 18

  • Notre Dame lands 4-star S Derrik Allen for 2018 class

    USA Today High School Sports "The Fighting Irish football recruiting Class of 2018 is on the rapid rise, with a huge Monday wrapping up with the pledge of four-star defensive back Derrik Allen. Allen became the second four-star defensive back to choose Notre Dame on Monday alone, following Detroit Cass Tech star Kalon..." February 14

  • Notre Dame lands former Michigan WR Freddy Canteen

    Michigan Live "It appears former Michigan wide receiver Freddy Canteen knows where he'll finish his collegiate career. Canteen, who wasn't on Michigan's roster in 2016 and announced last month that he would seek a graduate transfer, visited Notre Dame this weekend and committed to the Fighting Irish,..." February 12

  • Rudy Ruettiger game-worn Notre Dame gear sold for $241,500 at auction

    Sportsnaut "Notre Dame legend Rudy Reuttiger played in just one game for the storied college, yet his story has been inspirational to many as one of perseverance, courage and the process of following one’s dream. Heck, if you were a child of the 1990s and loved sports, you likely watched the movie “Rudy”..." February 07

  • Rudy's Notre Dame helmet and jersey were auctioned for a ridiculous amount of money

    CBS Sports "Rhetorical question: Is any ex-college athlete more valuable for appearing in one game than Rudy Ruettiger? Any athlete for that matter? The former Notre Dame walk-on, who was portrayed in "Rudy," recently auctioned off the helmet and jersey he wore during his one game appearance against..." February 04

  • Coach Brian Kelly calls Notre Dame’s nightmare season a ‘poor job on my part’

    Fox Sports "Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly is quick to prescribe blame for last year’s nightmarish 4-8 season. “Poor job on my part,” he told FOX Sports on Wednesday. “Poor job of leading our group. No other way to put it. We had a young, inexperienced football team that needed better leadership than me, and..." February 01

  • Notre Dame's Kelly: 'I led this team poorly'

    Indianapolis Star "Polished and prepared, Brian Kelly stepped up to the podium and glanced around the crowded room of reporters. In his first news conference since Notre Dame’s season-ending loss to Southern Cal in November, one of the most scrutinized coaches in college football was about to talk. The purpose..." January 31

  • Four-star WR Jafar Armstrong commits to Notre Dame

    Fanrag Sports "The Notre Dame Fighting Irish picked up a commitment from 2017 four-star wide receiver Jafar Armstrong as of Sunday evening. According to 247sports, Armstrong was the top-rated player in the state of Kansas for this recruiting cycle, making his choice on Sunday, the same day he de-committed from..." January 30