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  • Eight Notre Dame offensive coordinator candidates to replace Tommy Rees

    The Athletic "Notre Dame needs a new offensive coordinator, as Tommy Rees is Alabama-bound after a three-day courtship highlighted by the Crimson Tide sending a plane to South Bend International to give him a tour of Tuscaloosa. Rees had a Zoom meeting with Alabama on..." February 04

  • Alabama reaches deal with Tommy Rees for offensive coordinator role

    Larry Brown Sports "The Alabama Crimson Tide have their new offensive coordinator. According to multiple reports, Notre Dame offensive coordinator Tommy Rees has accepted the same job at Alabama. The two sides had agreed a deal already as well, though terms were not available immediately. " February 03

  • Whenever Tommy Rees leaves Notre Dame, Marcus Freeman will face a defining decision

    The Athletic "Marcus Freeman spent the 2022 season working his way out of a comfort zone, learning to become a head coach. In the meantime, the former defensive coordinator skewed his attention in practice toward the side of the ball he knew best, taking a less hands-on approach with the..." February 03

  • Alabama targeting Notre Dame's Tommy Rees as offensive coordinator to replace Bill O'Brien

    CBS Sports "Nick Saban is zeroing in on Notre Dame offensive coordinator Tommy Rees as the top target to fill the same roll at Alabama, according to multiple reports. Rees is scheduled to meet Saban in Tuscaloosa on Thursday. Saban is seeking a new play-caller after Bill..." February 03

  • Notre Dame officially land QB Sam Hartman

    Sportsnaut "Wake Forest transfer Sam Hartman plans to spend his final season of eligibility as the starting quarterback at Notre Dame. Hartman, 23, entered the transfer portal after the season and visited South Bend on Thursday, when he announced via social media that he’s sticking around..." January 05

  • Wake Forest QB Sam Hartman expected to join Notre Dame after entering transfer portal

    CBS Sports "Wake Forest quarterback Sam Hartman is expected to enter the NCAA transfer portal before landing with Notre Dame after a pair of All-ACC campaigns with the Demon Deacons, according to ESPN. Hartman is the holds the ACC career record for touchdown passes..." December 27

  • Oregon flips 5-star safety Peyton Bowen from Notre Dame

    The Score "Five-star safety Peyton Bowen flipped his commitment from Notre Dame to Oregon on Wednesday. The Texas native gave his pledge to the Fighting Irish in January. Bowen was the highest-rated member of Notre Dame's 2023 class. Bowen is the No. 2 recruit..." December 21

  • Former Notre Dame QB Drew Pyne commits to Arizona State

    Yahoo! Sports "Former Notre Dame quarterback Drew Pyne has found a new home. Pyne, who started 10 games for the Fighting Irish this season, announced Monday that he has committed to Arizona State. Pyne visited ASU over the weekend and decided to pledge to new Sun Devils head coach Kenny..." December 20

  • College football recruiting: Georgia, Notre Dame pushing Alabama for No. 1 class on National Signing Day

    CBS Sports "Next week marks the sixth year of the early signing period as National Signing Day takes over the college football world on Wednesday, Dec. 21. With the NCAA transfer portal becoming more prevalent than ever, NIL dominating the landscape and another coaching carousel that resulted in over 20..." December 13

  • Alabama lands DE Keon Keeley, former Notre Dame commit

    ESPN "Keon Keeley, the top remaining uncommitted defensive end in the 2023 class, announced Monday that he's going to play at Alabama. Keeley, who decommitted from Notre Dame in August, is No. 20 overall in the 2023 ESPN 300 and the top defensive end..." December 12

  • Notre Dame DL Isaiah Foskey declares for NFL Draft

    The Athletic "Notre Dame defensive lineman Isaiah Foskey will enter the 2023 NFL Draft, he announced Thursday, and will not play in the Irish’s Gator Bowl appearance against South Carolina. Here’s what you need to know: Foskey had 45 total tackles (23 solo) this..." December 09

  • Notre Dame TE Michael Mayer declaring for NFL draft, skipping bowl

    ESPN "Notre Dame tight end Michael Mayer told ESPN that he's declaring for the NFL draft. Mayer is the top prospect at his position, No. 8 overall on Mel Kiper's Big Board and leaves Notre Dame as the most productive tight end in school history. Mayer, a true junior,..." December 07

  • Notre Dame QB Drew Pyne decides to enter the transfer portal

    ESPN "Notre Dame quarterback Drew Pyne tweeted Friday that he is entering the NCAA transfer portal. Pyne, who will have three years of eligibility at his next destination, is not planning to play in the team's bowl game, sources told ESPN on Friday. Pyne..." December 02

  • Quarterback Kenny Minchey Commits To Notre Dame

    SI "The last remaining hole in Notre Dame's vaunted 2023 recruiting class has been filled with quarterback Kenny Minchey committing to the Fighting Irish. The Hendersonville (Tenn.) Pope John Paul II star pledged to the Irish after making an official visit to the Notre Dame campus,..." November 22

  • Ex-Notre Dame QB takes weird shot at school via Instagram

    Larry Brown Sports "Former Notre Dame quarterback Phil Jurkovec took a shot at the Fighting Irish in an odd Instagram post on Saturday. Jurkovec began his college career at Notre Dame. After falling behind Ian Book on the depth chart for his redshirt freshman 2019 season, Jurkovec transferred to Boston..." November 20

  • 2 reasons USC is helped by Notre Dame joining College Football Playoff Top 25

    Clutch Points "The USC Trojans have been one of the most consistent teams in the 2022 college football season. They are 8-1 so far, with their only loss coming against the Utah Utes, who once were in the AP top 10. The Trojans are in a good position to be in the Pac-12 Championship Game, but they..." November 09

  • 2 Clemson football people most to blame for loss to Notre Dame

    Clutch Points "It took until their ninth game, but the Clemson Tigers finally suffered their first defeat of the 2022 college football season at the hands of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The final score of 35-14 in no way tells you how lopsided the game actually was. Clemson was utterly..." November 09

  • Notre Dame's struggles may leave Irish fans with unwelcome-but-familiar feeling

    CBS Sports "Even before Tennessee upset Alabama on Saturday to end a 15-game losing streak to its rival and college football's supreme program, you could often hear Tennessee fans saying, "feels like 98," in reference to the last time the team won a national title. Roughly 500 miles north on..." October 17

  • Notre Dame-Cal officiating conspiracy debunked: Media named wrong ref in uproar

    The Athletic "As officiating conspiracy theories go, this particular one was a doozy. An official made a mystifyingly bad offside call that significantly aided Notre Dame in its Sept. 17 home win against Cal. A prominent sportscaster reported that the ACC had suspended the “side..." October 01

  • Marcus Freeman makes big religious conversion

    Larry Brown Sports "Marcus Freeman is the head football coach at the University of Notre Dame, and now his religious faith matches the school’s faith. The St. Pius X Catholic Church in Granger, Indiana shared in an announcement on Sept. 11 that Freeman was the church’s newest..." September 15

  • 3 changes Notre Dame football must make to bounce back vs. California

    Clutch Points "In Week 2, then-No. 8 Notre Dame suffered one of the biggest upsets of the college football season thus far. The Fighting Irish lost to the unranked Marshall Thundering Herd at home by 26-21. With that result, Notre Dame remains winless in 2022, enough to make the team fall out of the..." September 14

  • Notre Dame's Tyler Buchner likely out for year due to shoulder injury

    OutKick "Notre Dame QB Tyler Buchner is likely done for the year. Head coach Marcus Freeman announced Monday that Buchner suffered a significant sprain to his left shoulder AC joint against Marshall, and will need surgery. Following surgery, he will be out at least..." September 12

  • The formation of Marcus Freeman: How Ohio State shaped his Notre Dame blueprint

    The Athletic "Marcus Freeman knew he needed guidance. As he weighed the defensive coordinator positions at Notre Dame and LSU, Freeman also knew what calling Jim Tressel would mean in terms of getting it. There would be no turn-by-turn navigation, only questions on top of questions, his former..." August 31

  • Brian Kelly called out by Lou Holtz, accused of lying by former Notre Dame football QB

    Clutch Points "Brian Kelly is no longer in South Bend but controversies during his time with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish seem to continue hounding him. Recently, former Notre Dame football head coach and legend of the sport Lou Holtz made a revelation about Brian Kelly not responding to any of the letters..." August 30

  • Defensive end Keon Keeley, No. 24 overall prospect in 2023 class, decommits from Notre Dame Fighting Irish

    SI "Notre Dame's vaunted 2023 recruiting class suffered a huge blow as elite defensive end Keon Keeley has announced he is de-committing from the Fighting Irish program and reopening his recruitment. Keeley was the first player to commit to Notre Dame in the 2023 class,..." August 18

  • Notre Dame could remain independent, renew Michigan rivalry after Big Ten deal

    Larry Brown Sports "The Big Ten is in the process of finalizing a media rights deals with NBC, and it appears Notre Dame will be one of the big winners from the new agreement. There had been some talk that Notre Dame could join the Big Ten now that there has been major conference realignment, but that is..." August 17

  • Jac Collinsworth, Jason Garrett to call Notre Dame games

    Sportsnaut "NBC has filled its empty broadcast booth for Notre Dame telecasts with Jac Collinsworth and former NFL head coach Jason Garrett, the New York Post reported Sunday. Collinsworth will replace Mike Tirico on play-by-play, while Garrett will occupy the analyst chair filled last season by..." August 14

  • Notre Dame Names Tyler Buchner Starting QB; Fighting Irish Open Season vs. OSU

    Bleacher Report "Notre Dame head coach Marcus Freeman named Tyler Buchner as the team's starting quarterback ahead of the 2022 season. The sophomore will be under center when the Fighting Irish face off with Ohio State on the road in their season opener. Notre Dame lost its leading..." August 13