Independents I-A RUMORS & NEWS

  • Notre Dame extends scholarship offer to 2021 WR Marvin Harrison Jr.

    USA Today "Notre Dame's most recent scholarship offer went to a name you may be familiar with, even if you don't follow recruiting. 2021 wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. reported an offer from Notre Dame on Monday night. Harrison Jr. is the son of NFL Hall of Fame receiver Marvin..." September 20

  • His dad was All-SEC for Georgia, but now his son is playing for Notre Dame against the Dawgs

    USA Today "One of the most challenging assignments of Tommy Tremble’s young life came in December 2017. A highly recruited tight end from Johns Creek, Georgia, Tremble had decided the night before, with his family’s help, to commit to Notre Dame. The home visit had gone quite well,..." September 18

  • New Mexico's Bob Davie Won't Travel for Notre Dame Game After Hospitalization

    Bleacher Report "New Mexico head coach Bob Davie won't travel with the team to South Bend, Indiana, for its Sept. 14 game against Notre Dame as he recovers from a medical setback that led to his hospitalization Saturday.  In a statement released by the school, Davie said he made the..." September 05

  • Notre Dame African-American mascot responds to racist social media criticism

    USA Today "Samuel Jackson’s debut on Monday night as Notre Dame’s primary football mascot sparked enough social media backlash that he felt compelled to respond. Jackson and fellow mascot Lynnette Wukie are the second and third African Americans chosen to wear the school’s..." September 04

  • Sources: Irish RB Jafar Armstrong out at least month

    ESPN "Notre Dame starting running back Jafar Armstrong is expected to miss at least a month with a groin/abdominal injury suffered in Monday's season-opening win at Louisville, sources told ESPN. The Athletic first reported the injury update for Armstrong, who underwent an MRI on..." September 04

  • Louisville Cheerleader Claims Ian Book Broke Her Nose

    The Big Lead "Ian Book rocked a Louisville cheerleader in the face with a football Monday night and apparently she’s not in great shape. Book threw a pass away during the fourth quarter of Notre Dame’s 34-17 win, and it happened to light up Cardinals cheerleader right in the..." September 03

  • Paul Finebaum: Notre Dame Should “Never” Make It Back To CFB Playoff

    The Spun "Notre Dame went undefeated in the 2018 regular season, which led to a College Football Playoff selection. While the Fighting Irish certainly earned the selection, the playoff game didn’t go according to plan. In a game with eventual champion Clemson, Notre Dame suffered a..." September 03

  • Urban Meyer Explains Why He Chose Florida Over Notre Dame In 2004

    The Spun "Coming off of an undefeated season at Utah in 2004, there was a lot of speculation that Urban Meyer could take his “dream job,” Notre Dame. In a recent interview, Meyer explained why he ultimately chose the Florida Gators over the Irish. In a Friday appearance on The..." August 30

  • Five Players Who Can Mount Surprising Heisman Trophy Campaigns

    The Big Lead "No “mid-major” player has won the Heisman in the 21st Century, but these Group of Five superstars deserve to be recognized. Here are five who could play their way to New York City come December. QB Mason Fine, North Texas It’s possible that other squad from..." August 27

  • Kevin Austin Expected To Be Sidelined Throughout 2019 Season

    247 Sports "Notre Dame sophomore wide receiver Kevin Austin will not play for the Fighting Irish in 2019. Irish Illustrated has learned that the 6-foot-2, 210-pounder -- who caught five passes for 90 yards in 2018 and was expected to get additional playing time this season as the top..." August 26

  • Notre Dame transfer Brandon Wimbush named starting QB at UCF

    Orlando Sentinel "UCF has named Brandon Wimbush the Knights’ starting quarterback for the season opener against Florida A&M, tapping the seasoned Notre Dame transfer to replace injured veteran McKenzie Milton. Wimbush, redshirt freshman Quadry Jones and true freshman Dillon Gabriel battled..." August 22

  • The 10 college football coaches with the hottest of hot seats entering the season

    USA Today "For every head coach with rock-solid job security — Dabo Swinney and Nick Saban, to name two — there are a couple of dozen firmly on the hot seat heading into the 2019 season. One name in particular stands out: Southern California coach Clay Helton. On the heels of last..." August 19

  • 25 Names You Need to Watch for 2019 College Football Season

    Bleacher Report "Heading into the 2019 season, there is a general consensus on the top players in college football. However, the order changes a bit when thinking about the most noteworthy. We've highlighted 25 names you should prepare to hear constantly this campaign. Many of them are..." August 15

  • Safety Derrik Allen set to transfer from Notre Dame

    247 Sports "Irish Illustrated has confirmed through a source that Fighting Irish redshirt freshman safety Derrik Allen is set to transfer from Notre Dame. Although he hasn't put his name into the Transfer Portal quite yet, there is no optimism from anyone inside the Gug that..." August 09