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Keith Arnold

  1. Spring Preview: Rice Owls

    May 2, 2014, 12:38 PM EST

    C-USA Championship Game

    Fresh off a 10-win season, it’d be unwise to mistake Rice as a season-opening warm up game. The Owls, winners of Conference USA last season, return to Notre Dame for the first time in 25 years with the hopes of starting the season with a major upset.

  2. Irish A-to-Z: Nicky Baratti

    May 1, 2014, 3:28 PM EST

    Baratti

    Entering last spring, Nicky Baratti looked like a candidate to win a starting job at safety. But his career trajectory was thrown into doubt when a shoulder injury cost him his sophomore season.

  3. Mailbag: Welcome to the offseason edition

    May 1, 2014, 1:50 AM EST

    Mailbag

    Welcome to our first offseason Mailbag. After a bit of a break, this is going to be a new weekly staple.

  4. Irish A-to-Z: Josh Atkinson

    Apr 29, 2014, 1:03 PM EST

    Atkinson Jackson track

    We kick off our 83-part series with an alphabetical run through the Notre Dame football roster with a profile on senior cornerback Josh Atkinson.

  5. Irish A-to-Z: A deep dive into the Irish roster

    Apr 29, 2014, 11:49 AM EST

    USC Notre Dame Football

    As April gives way to May, spring is preparing to give way to summer. And football feels mighty far away. But as we stare down the abyss and look forward to late August, it’s a perfect time to take a deep dive into the Irish roster.

  6. Mailbag: Open for questions

    Apr 28, 2014, 6:55 PM EST

    Mailbag

    It’s been too long. Submit your questions in the comments or via Twitter @KeithArnold.

  7. Under Pressure: Where will the Irish find their pass rush?

    Apr 25, 2014, 1:57 PM EST

    US Presswire

    Notre Dame’s new defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder built his defense around pressure and aggression. Now who is going to provide it?

  8. Offensive lineman Trevor Ruhland commits to Irish

    Apr 23, 2014, 8:14 PM EST

    Northwest Herald / Shaw Media

    Notre Dame closed out their offensive line recruiting on Wednesday, accepting the verbal commitment of Illinois offensive lineman Trevor Ruhland. The 6-foot-4, 270-pounder chose the Irish over offers from Cal, Duke, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern and Vanderbilt.

  9. What to expect from Florida transfer Cody Riggs

    Apr 23, 2014, 1:46 PM EST

    Cody Riggs

    Florida transfer Cody Riggs has one season to make an impact at Notre Dame. And he has a great opportunity to do it.

  10. Daniels talks about his return to Irish

    Apr 21, 2014, 10:59 AM EST

    DaVaris Daniels, Ricardo Allen

    Suspended wide receiver DaVaris Daniels has spent the semester away from the university and football program, after falling behind academically. Daniels found out the news on his way to the Pinstripe Bowl, a fitting ending to a challenging season that saw Daniels improve statistically, but battle injuries and inefficiency.

  11. Notre Dame’s post-spring depth chart: Defense

    Apr 18, 2014, 12:36 PM EST

    Brian Kelly,Brian Van Gorder

    Brian VanGorder’s new defense turned spring practice into a reboot of the defense. Replacing key members of the front seven and changing schemes made for an important 15 practices. Let’s take a look at the post-spring practice depth chart.

  12. Notre Dame’s post-spring depth chart: Offense

    Apr 17, 2014, 1:08 PM EST

    Everett Golson

    The Blue-Gold game is done and spring’s 15 practices are complete. With Easter break around the corner and summer workouts still a few months away, let’s take a look at the moves and shakes on the Irish offensive depth chart.

  13. Core of Irish defense beginning to emerge

    Apr 15, 2014, 1:40 PM EST

    Brian Kelly,Brian Van Gorder

    Making an impact during a spring game is always a good thing. But sometimes, the not making one is a good thing, too. The core of the Irish defense didn’t play a lot in the Blue-Gold game.

  14. The good, the bad, the ugly: 85th Blue-Gold game

    Apr 14, 2014, 2:59 PM EST

    Everett Golson

    Spring football is done, with the Blue-Gold game already in the rearview mirror. Let’s recap Saturday’s festivities with a look at the good, the bad and the ugly from the offense’s 63-58 win.

  15. FieldTurf announcement comes at the right time

    Apr 13, 2014, 7:15 PM EST

    Last Grass

    During the first half of the Blue-Gold game, athletic director Jack Swarbrick joined Alex Flanagan on television to break the game’s biggest news. After years of struggling to maintain the natural grass surface inside Notre Dame Stadium, the university will be installing a synthetic surface inside the stadium.

  16. Five things we learned: 85th annual Blue-Gold game

    Apr 12, 2014, 3:41 PM EST

    Malik Zaire

    A new quarterback depth chart. A new surface coming to Notre Dame Stadium. Unseen weapons making their presence felt all afternoon. There are plenty of takeaways from the 85th annual Blue-Gold game.

  17. Live Blog — 85th Annual Blue-Gold game

    Apr 12, 2014, 12:07 PM EST

    Getty Images - Jonathan Daniel

    It feels like forever since we gathered in late December to watch the Irish finish the season in rather painful fashion against Rutgers in the House that Steinbrenner built. But we’re back for the 85th annual Blue-Gold game, and another live blog of the festivities.

  18. WATCH LIVE: Notre Dame’s Blue-Gold game

    Apr 12, 2014, 12:59 AM EST

    Brian Kelly - vs. Michigan

    It’s the final practice for the Irish until they return to the field for fall camp in August. With kickoff scheduled for 12:30 p.m. EDT, you can watch the game on NBCSN or via the steaming link below.

  19. Pregame Six Pack: 85th annual Blue-Gold game

    Apr 11, 2014, 1:07 PM EST

    Everett Golson

    Spring is here. Football is in Notre Dame Stadium. As the Irish get ready to do battle in the 85th annual Blue-Gold game, here’s a pregame six pack to get your ready for the action.

  20. Finding Five: Shuffling offensive line pieces still possible

    Apr 10, 2014, 4:57 PM EST

    USA Today Sports

    As Notre Dame tries to replace long-time starters Zack Martin and Chris Watt, Brian Kelly and Harry Hiestand are still tinkering with finding their five best offensive linemen.

  21. Blue-Gold game: Ten Irish players to watch

    Apr 9, 2014, 2:31 AM EST

    Elmer

    With Notre Dame’s Blue-Gold game scheduled for this Saturday, we’re taking a closer look at 10 players you need to watch.

  22. Notre Dame-Georgia series in the future?

    Apr 8, 2014, 1:53 PM EST

    Brian Kelly podium

    After finalizing an ACC scheduling pact that begins in 2014, a CBS Sports report has Notre Dame and Georgia on the verge of agreeing to a home-and-home series that begins in 2018.

  23. Blue-Gold game an important progress report for Golson

    Apr 7, 2014, 4:10 PM EST

    Everett Golson

    Nobody will confuse Saturday’s Blue-Gold game with a real football game. But for the first time since that fateful January night against Alabama, Everett Golson will be taking snaps that count.

    Sort of.

  24. Defensive back Nicco Fertitta commits to the Irish

    Apr 5, 2014, 10:15 PM EST

    Fertitta

    Notre Dame received their sixth recruiting commitment of the 2015 class on Saturday, with Las Vegas safety Nicco Fertitta pledging to the Irish. He’s the third recruit to pick Notre Dame in the last week.

  25. Spring Practice: Practice 11 breakdown

    Apr 4, 2014, 8:32 PM EST

    Notre Dame v Air Force

    After two practices outside, the Irish head back inside Loftus, for another practice in their friendly indoor facility. Here’s your overly in-depth look at the latest (and final) UND.com practice video from April 4.