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  • Indiana Hoosiers, Notre Dame Fighting Irish book home-and-home football series for 2030, 2031

    SI "The Indiana and Notre Dame football programs announced Monday that the two teams will have a home-and-home series scheduled in 2030 and 2031.  The Hoosiers will travel to Notre Dame Stadium to take on the Fighting Irish on Aug. 31, 2030. Indiana will host Notre Dame at Memorial..." April 19

  • College football position battles to watch

    CBS Sports "Spring games have begun as teams spend the next month winding down spring practices and preparing to enter the offseason conditioning portion of the college football calendar. Every fan is dialed into whatever information they can get from scrimmages or open practices, hoping to get an idea of..." April 12

  • Norte Dame WR Kendall Abdur-Rahman enters the transfer portal

    One Foot Down "It’s spring football for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish — which generally means there will be some attrition as players see where they fall on the depth chart (as well as many other things). On Friday, we learned that Junior wide receiver Kendall Abdur-Rahman will..." April 04

  • More ‘known commodities’ the key to Notre Dame’s offense replacing lost skill pieces

    College Football Talk "While Notre Dame returns only one receiver with more than seven catches from 2020, Irish head coach Brian Kelly sees an offense with more “known commodities” than he enjoyed in last season’s push to a Playoff berth. And he just might be right. “We..." April 03

  • Notre Dame’s spring starts with QB competition, OL questions, Kyle Hamilton sidelined

    College Football Talk "“One down, hopefully 14 more to go.” Things would have to take a sudden and drastic turn for Notre Dame not to exceed last year’s total of a spring practice — yes, that is singular — come Tuesday, yet Irish head coach Brian Kelly could not help..." March 28

  • Notre Dame’s spring begins with questions aplenty on its defensive depth chart

    College Football Talk "Notre Dame starts spring practices today, 85 days after the 2020 season ended on New Year’s Day. These 15 spring practices start 2-3 weeks later than they would in normal times, the result of a brief winter workout pause while the Irish program navigated some positive coronavirus test..." March 27

  • Where Notre Dame was & is: Defensive backs

    College Football Talk "If it is possible to surround the surest thing in college football with nothing but questions, Notre Dame has done so in its secondary entering 2021. Maybe that is hyperbolic about rising junior safety Kyle Hamilton, but coming off a sophomore season that ended with multiple first-team..." March 26

  • Traverse City 4-star LB Joshua Burnham chooses Notre Dame over Michigan

    Michigan Live "The No. 2 high school football prospect in Michigan is headed to Notre Dame. Traverse City Central 2022 four-star linebacker Joshua Burnham announced his commitment Wednesday – his 17th birthday -- in an interview with CBS Sports HQ. He chose the Irish over other finalists..." March 18

  • Where Notre Dame was & is: Tight Ends

    College Football Talk "Perhaps the only way 2020 would have been more abnormal is if Notre Dame did not have a dominant tight end. In the last 15 years, the Irish have sent eight tight ends into the NFL draft, including six taken in the first or second rounds. After Cole Kmet jumped into the 2020 NFL draft..." March 14

  • Notre Dame reels in consensus four-star cornerback Jaden Mickey, always an Irish need

    College Football Talk "In modern college football, no one can have enough talented cornerbacks, though Notre Dame has never seemed to have just enough. After signing only three four-star corners in the last four classes, securing the commitment of consensus four-star Jaden Mickey (Centennial High School; Corona,..." March 14

  • Sizable Louisiana receiver becomes ninth commit in Notre Dame class of 2022

    College Football Talk "Less than a week after Notre Dame landed a commitment from its quarterback of the class of 2022, the Irish pulled in their first receiver pledge of the cycle on Wednesday morning. Consensus three-star receiver Amorion Walker (Ponchatoula High School; La.) may not warrant much..." March 11

  • Where Notre Dame was & is: Receivers

    College Football Talk "The more things change among Notre Dame’s receivers, the more they stay the same. A year after the Irish returned a total of 45 receptions among their receivers from the previous season, they have now turned over so much of the position group that only 44 receptions return from..." March 10

  • Where Notre Dame was & is: Running Backs

    College Football Talk "Notre Dame’s running backs and quarterbacks have been on opposite sides of the transitional cycle natural to college football. While the Irish had confidence, certainty and stability returning in 2020 with Ian Book leading the offense, they had no idea who would supplement him..." March 06

  • Four-star QB Steve Angeli joins Notre Dame class of 2022

    College Football Talk "The pressing Notre Dame concern might be on how to conjure up a quarterback competition this spring, but the longer view worries who will force early-enrolled freshman Tyler Buchner into a future competition. four-star quarterback Steve Angeli (Bergen..." March 05

  • New details emerge in death of Louis Nix

    Larry Brown Sports "Authorities are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of former Notre Dame star Louis Nix, and some new details surfaced in the case on Monday. Nix, who was 29, was found dead after his car was pulled out of a pond on Saturday in Jacksonville. He had..." March 02

  • Brian Kelly’s memories of former Notre Dame defensive tackle Louis Nix, a program changer on and off the field

    College Football Talk "Louis Nix did not go to Notre Dame because of the coach. The Irish did not even have a head coach when he committed in December of 2009, less than two months before he would sign his National Letter of Intent. After Notre Dame hired Brian Kelly, he quickly flew to Florida to..." March 02

  • Brian Kelly Reacts To Death Of Former Notre Dame Football Star

    The Spun "Notre Dame football and its fan base is in mourning today following news of the passing of former Irish defensive tackle Louis Nix. Nix’s death was confirmed on Saturday night by his mother. The Jacksonville, Fla. native, whose family had declared him missing..." February 28

  • Former Notre Dame star Louis Nix found dead

    Larry Brown Sports "Former Notre Dame defensive lineman Louis Nix has been found dead. Nix was reported by his family as missing on Wednesday. Jacksonville police publicized Nix’s case on Friday as they sought help in locating the former football player. They said that Nix was..." February 28

  • Notre Dame won't participate in EA Sports game until NIL rules are finalized

    SI "When it was announced that EA Sports was brining back its college football game I rejoiced, and I know I was not alone. This was a game I grew up playing in college and throughout my playing and coaching career. I have fond memories of playing against my players in the hotel room..." February 22

  • Notre Dame spring football activities on pause due to COVID-19

    Sportsnaut "Notre Dame has paused all spring football activities because of positive COVID-19 tests in the program, Irish Illustrated reported Saturday. This isn’t new for Notre Dame. Last August, the Fighting Irish paused practices amid five positive tests. The team canceled its game..." February 21

  • Notre Dame’s defense too good for Marcus Freeman to change too much

    College Football Talk "Despite being perhaps the most highly-sought assistant coach this offseason, despite opting to join Notre Dame amid an all-out push from LSU, despite leaving a top-20 program with a high 2021 ceiling, new Irish defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman has no intentions of exerting his..." February 15

  • Notre Dame, Florida schedule future home-and-home series for 2031, 2032 college football seasons

    CBS Sports "Two college football blue bloods will face off on the gridiron, but we unfortunately won't get to see it until the next decade as it was announced on Monday that Florida and Notre Dame have scheduled a future home-and-home series. While the matchup is certainly enough to..." February 09

  • Notre Dame adds second lengthy DE commit during Marcus Freeman’s first month

    College Football Talk "In less than a month, Notre Dame’s new defensive coordinator has added a pair of 6-foot-6 defensive end commitments. The getting might not stay this good for Marcus Freeman, but with consensus three-star defensive end Aiden Gobaira (Chantilly High School;..." February 07

  • Notre Dame makes Chris O’Leary hire official

    College Football Talk "No, that headline is not from two decades ago. Notre Dame announced the hiring of Chris O’Leary as safeties coach on Friday, promoting the defensive graduate assistant coach after two seasons in that role and the one before that as a defensive analyst. “Chris has been on a..." February 05

  • Jack Lamb, former Irish linebacker, transfers to Colorado

    One Foot Down "Jack Lamb, a former Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker, announced today that he will use a graduate transfer to play football for the Colorado Buffaloes. Lamb was a part of the 2018 recruiting class for the Irish as was the #99 ranked prospect in the nation. He..." February 05

  • Notre Dame promotes from within to fill safeties coach vacancy

    College Football Talk "Notre Dame promoted a defensive analyst to safeties coach, but perhaps not the one many assumed the Irish would default to. Rather than veteran coach Kerry Cooks, Brian Kelly and new defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman have reportedly tapped graduate..." February 04

  • Notre Dame again set to enjoy a quiet National Signing Day thanks to active December

    College Football Talk "If this is an eventful week for Notre Dame, it will add a grand total of one player to the recruiting class of 2021. Somehow, despite a pandemic crippling all usual recruiting tactics, the Irish signed their other 23 commitments and three surprises during December’s early signing period,..." February 02

  • Clemson, Full 2021 ACC College Football Schedule Released; Latest on Notre Dame

    Bleacher Report "The ACC revealed its full 2021 college football schedule Thursday featuring a return to the normal format of eight conference games and four nonconference games: Notre Dame will return to being an independent after competing as an ACC school in 2020, per Andrea Adelson of..." January 28

  • Notre Dame violated NCAA recruiting contact rules

    USA Today "Some college football news from the NCAA about one of the biggest programs in the sport. Notre Dame was found to have violated recruiting rules. The person in question is a former assistant coach who met with a recruit during an illegal period. Brian Kelly is also mentioned —..." January 21

  • Notre Dame's Ian Book declares for NFL draft

    The Score "Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book declared for the 2021 NFL Draft on Wednesday. Book will not pursue another year of eligibility following his 2020 campaign. " January 06

  • With one season of eligibility left, quarterback Jack Coan to transfer from Wisconsin to Notre Dame

    NBC Sports "With its all-time winningest quarterback headed to the NFL, Notre Dame lacked any starting experience behind center moving into 2021 until former Wisconsin passer Jack Coan changed that Monday evening. The graduate transfer started 18 games between 2018 and 2019 before a..." January 05

  • Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah Declares For The NFL Draft

    SI "As expected, Notre Dame All-America linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah has declared for the 2021 NFL Draft. A two-year starter at rover, Owusu-Koramoah had back-to-back brilliant seasons for the Irish defense. The Hampton, Va. native racked up 142 tackles, 24.5 tackles for..." January 04

  • Here Are Some Interesting Decisions Brian Kelly Made in the Game's Final Minutes

    The Big Lead "Alabama outclassed Notre Dame from the opening kick and the outcome of today's Rose Bowl wasn't in doubt after about 36 minutes of game play. But there were plenty of reasons to keep watching with the score 31-7 in the Tide's favor, most namely the line, which hovered between 19.5..." January 02

  • Tuscaloosa native Jay Bramblett punting for Notre Dame against hometown Alabama in Rose Bowl

    USA Today "Jay Bramblett was living the dream of a high football player in Tuscaloosa. He was starter at Hillcrest, where his father was the defensive coordinator, and working his way up to being ranked as the top punter in the class of 2019. Alabama was recruiting him, as his father Mike put it,..." December 31

  • Brian Kelly says Notre Dame Fighting Irish have nothing to prove despite blowout losses in playoffs

    ESPN "Despite blowout losses in Notre Dame's past two marquee games, coach Brian Kelly said on Monday that the Irish don't have anything to prove in Friday's College Football Playoff semifinal against No. 1 Alabama. Notre Dame last faced Alabama in the 2013 BCS..." December 28

  • Alabama heavy College Football Playoff favorite over Notre Dame but don’t expect repeat of 2012 season finale

    USA Today "Eight years ago, on Jan. 7, in the culmination and championship game of the 2012 college football season, Notre Dame ran into the perfect storm. The problem wasn’t just that Alabama played well in the 42-14 win. It’s that Notre Dame came to Miami to face a..." December 27

  • Top 25 College Football Rankings: Alabama clear No. 1, Notre Dame chokes again

    Sportsnaut "The top 25 college football rankings are the bottom-line determination of a team’s fate. Beginning with the Associated Press and Amway polls, and followed by the College Football Playoff rankings, the NCAA football pecking order becomes clearer as the season..." December 23

  • Notre Dame learns the hard way what the next step looks like after blowout loss to Clemson

    USA Today "Irish coach Brian Kelly took issue with the wording of a question about picking up the pieces Saturday after Clemson punctuated the end of Notre Dame’s four-month run in the ACC with a pungent parting gift. The rest of the college football world is more concerned at the..." December 20

  • Who plays in the Rose Bowl this year? Teams, date, schedule for 2020 CFP semifinal game

    Sporting News "There will be no Rose Parade in 2021, and due to COVID-19 restrictions, the game will take place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington instead of at the Rose Bowl Stadium. The 2021 Rose Bowl will be one of two national semifinals for the College Football Playoff, with the winner of..." December 20

  • Notre Dame in College Football Playoff as Texas A&M, Cincinnati snubbed

    Clutch Points "The four teams that will play in the College Football Playoff have been revealed, causing some controversy among fans. Despite losing in lopsided fashion to Clemson on Saturday, Notre Dame was selected to the College Football Playoff, snubbing Texas A&M and..." December 20

  • Dabo Swinney ‘absolutely’ believes Notre Dame should make playoff

    The Spun "Clemson avenged its only regular season loss on Saturday night, dominating Notre Dame to win the ACC title and book its ticket to the College Football Playoff. The college football world now waits to see if the Fighting Irish will be joining them in competing for a national..." December 20

  • James Skalski says Clemson was motivated by Notre Dame trash talk

    Larry Brown Sports "Clemson beating Notre Dame in the ACC Championship Game on Saturday was extraordinarily satisfying for James Skalski.  Skalski had five tackles and a sack in the Tigers’ 34-10 bulldozing of the Fighting Irish. The senior linebacker missed some games this season due to a..." December 20

  • Notre Dame's Brian Kelly is right. It's time for college football to stop worshiping the Rose Bowl

    USA Today "Even as college football has modernized, nationalized and become less emotionally tied to the nonsensical system that determined its champion until 2014, the power brokers who run the sport have engaged in a long-running colossal failure to remove the sport from the vise grip of the Rose..." December 18

  • Brady Quinn has glowing scouting report for Arch Manning

    Yardbarker "It is hardly a surprise that there has been so much hype surrounding high school quarterback Arch Manning. The sophomore is the nephew of Eli and Peyton and grandson of Archie Manning, so it goes without saying that he has a lot to live up to. Former Notre Dame and NFL quarterback Brady Quinn..." December 18

  • Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly threatens not to play in College Football Playoff

    ESPN "Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said Friday if the Irish are chosen to make the College Football Playoff, they would consider not playing if families are not allowed to attend the semifinal game. During a Zoom call previewing the ACC championship game, Kelly made pointed remarks..." December 18

  • Vanderbilt expected to hire Notre Dame defensive coordinator Clark Lea as next football coach

    Yahoo! Sports "Notre Dame defensive coordinator Clark Lea has been identified as the top target for the Vanderbilt coaching job and is expected to be named the school's next coach, according to multiple sources. The move marks a homecoming for Lea, who is from the Nashville area, played at Vanderbilt and..." December 14

  • Ex-Notre Dame star Louis Nix III faces uncertain future after being shot in chest

    USA Today "A flashlight attached to a gun flickered in Louis Nix III’s eyes, blinding him for the moment and startling the former Notre Dame nose guard to the point that the words the two men hovering over him were saying became indiscernible. All Nix was trying to do was put some air in..." December 13

  • Recovery fund started for ex-Notre Dame star Louis Nix III after shooting

    Larry Brown Sports "A recovery fund has been launched for former Notre Dame star Louis Nix III, who was the victim of a shooting in an attempted robbery. Nix played for Notre Dame from 2011-2013 and had 14 sacks during his career. The defensive lineman, known as “Irish Chocolate,” later..." December 12

  • Former Notre Dame Football Player Taylor Dever Dies At Age 31

    Total Pro Sports "Tragedy has struck the Notre Dame football family. On Friday night, the team confirmed confirmed the death of a former Notre Dame football player, who was only 31 years of age. Taylor Dever, a former Notre Dame Fighting Irish offensive lineman, tragically lost his life. " December 12

  • Ex-Notre Dame Star Louis Nix III Shot In Terrifying Incident

    TMZ "Louis Nix III -- a former star Notre Dame defensive lineman -- was shot in the chest in a horrifying incident in Florida ... but thankfully, he says he's doing alright now. Cops in Jacksonville, FL say they responded to a gunfire call at around 9 PM Tuesday at a local gas..." December 09