Notre Dame Rumors & News

  • Cornerback Nick Watkins announces transfer from Notre Dame

    247 Sports "The 6-1, 205-pounder will likely graduate in May and head to the school of his choice shortly thereafter. "First, I want to thank the University of Notre Dame for everything they've done for me throughout my career," wrote Watkins. "When I decided to attend Notre Dame, my primary goal was to..." April 27

  • Ex-ND DL Jay Hayes will transfer to Georgia

    ESPN "Months after knocking Oklahoma out of the College Football Playoff, Georgia has stolen one of the Sooners' would-be defensive linemen. Notre Dame graduate transfer Jay Hayes announced Wednesday that he will be headed to Georgia, less than two weeks after first committing to Oklahoma. As a grad..." April 26

  • Brandon Wimbush maintains lead in Notre Dame’s quarterback competition

    Chicago Tribune "Brandon Wimbush began spring camp working with Notre Dame’s first unit. The quarterback ended it in similar fashion. While coach Brian Kelly didn’t announce a winner in the competition between Wimbush and Ian Book after Saturday’s Blue-Gold game, he did note where the race stands. “It’s..." April 23

  • Notre Dame, Alabama confirm home-and-home series for 2028-29

    Sporting News "Alabama and Notre Dame football have confirmed a March 24 Tuscaloosa News report of a home-and-home series between the two programs. The series will take place during the 2028-29 seasons. Notre Dame announced the confirmation via Twitter on Thursday. Alabama also confirmed the news in a..." April 19

  • Oklahoma boosts defensive line with addition of grad transfer Jay Hayes

    ESPN "Oklahoma bolstered its defensive line Sunday by picking up a commitment from Notre Dame graduate transfer Jay Hayes. Hayes announced his decision on Twitter. " April 16

  • Alabama and Notre Dame reportedly discussing football series

    Sportsnaut "The two most iconic college football programs in history don’t really have much of a history with one another. Outside of the 2013 BCS National Championship Game, Alabama and Notre Dame have not played since 1987 and have met just six times. That could very well change here soon. According..." March 24

  • NCAA denies Notre Dame appeal to reinstate wins from 2012-13 seasons

    ESPN "The NCAA has denied Notre Dame's appeal of a decision to vacate 21 football victories because of academic misconduct, including all 12 wins from the school's 2012 national championship game run. In a letter to Notre Dame alumni, university president Fr. John Jenkins criticized the decision,..." February 13

  • Former Notre Dame receiver Kevin Stepherson arrested again

    Sportsnaut "Former University of Notre Dame receiver Kevin Stepherson — who was dismissed from the team shortly after a shoplifting arrest — is in trouble with the law again. “The Whitley County Sheriffs office confirmed to NewsCenter 16 Sunday morning that that Stepherson was arrested on Friday night..." January 28

  • Report: Brian Kelly Recently Expressed Interest in Leaving Notre Dame for the NFL

    12 Up "​After brutal seasons for many NFL teams, there's a lot of speculation over who is going to take over as head coach for a bunch of teams. There are plenty of guys interviewing for a variety of jobs, but not every job has been filled yet. The Lions have ​locked up Patriots DC Matt Patricia and..." January 23

  • Notre Dame promoting Clark Lea to defensive coordinator

    Inside the Irish "Notre Dame will replace former defensive coordinator Mike Elko from within, according to a report from’s Pete Thamel. Lea joined Irish coach Brian Kelly’s staff along with Elko last offseason, coming from a season as the linebackers coach at Wake Forest learning Elko’s scheme. Lea had..." January 09

  • Josh Adams declares for NFL Draft

    247 Sports "Notre Dame’s offense was always going to require a rebuild. Now offensive coordinator Chip Long has a better idea of its scope. On Friday afternoon running back Josh Adams followed wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown in departing Notre Dame a season early for the NFL, declaring for the draft..." January 05

  • Texas A&M lands DC Mike Elko from Notre Dame

    SEC Country "After making a hard run at Dave Aranda, it appears Texas A&M has found its next defensive coordinator in the form of Mike Elko, according to Billy Liucci of Texags. Elko spent the past season at Notre Dame. Elko helped turn around the Irish defense, which was a big reason Notre Dame went from..." January 04

  • Nyles Morgan loses captaincy ahead of Citrus Bowl

    247 Sports "Nyles Morgan may finish his Notre Dame career coming off the bench. The senior as stripped of his captaincy at some point during Notre Dame’s buildup to the Citrus Bowl against LSU, revealed when the linebacker took the field for warmups without the “C” on his jersey to signify a captain. Then..." January 01

  • Brian Kelly on Notre Dame suspensions: 'Guys need to make good choices'

    USA Today "Notre Dame will only have three running backs for the Citrus Bowl against LSU on New Year’s Day. That’s because sophomore running back Deon McIntosh was sent home Thursday for a violation of team rules, Brian Kelly said Saturday. McIntosh was third on the team in rushing this season,..." December 31

  • Notre Dame RB sent home from Citrus Bowl for violation of team rules

    Indianapolis Star " Notre Dame will only have three running backs for the Citrus Bowl against LSU on New Year's Day. That's because sophomore running back Deon McIntosh was sent home on Thursday for a violation of team rules, Notre Dame confirmed on Saturday. The news was first reported by WNDU." December 30

  • Defensive coordinator Mike Elko will remain with Fighting Irish

    ESPN "Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly told Irish Illustrated on Tuesday that Mike Elko will remain defensive coordinator of the team. Elko just wrapped up his first season in South Bend and was a big reason behind the team's defensive turnaround. The No. 14 Irish are 9-3 entering the Citrus Bowl..." December 27

  • Troubling details emerge on suspended Notre Dame WR Kevin Stepherson

    Sportsnaut "Notre Dame wide receiver Kevin Stepherson and running back C.J. Holmes were both arrested for shoplifting this week, resulting in suspensions. However, more details have emerged about why Stepherson is in trouble, and it likely means the end of his tenure at Notre Dame. As reported by Mike..." December 22

  • Alize Mack suspended for Citrus Bowl due to 'internal team matter'

    ESPN "Notre Dame tight end Alize Mack is suspended for the team's Jan. 1 game against LSU in the Citrus Bowl presented by Overton's. Coach Brian Kelly said Mack's suspension is because of an "internal team matter" and unrelated to academics; Mack was academically ineligible for all of the 2016..." December 22

  • Notre Dame Suspends WR Kevin Stepherson, RB C.J. Holmes Indefinitely

    Bleacher Report "Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly suspended wide receiver Kevin Stepherson and running back C.J. Holmes indefinitely, the team's director of media relations Michael Bertsch announced Wednesday." December 20