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Keith Arnold

  1. Irish A-to-Z: Sheldon Day

    Jun 26, 2014, 3:11 PM EDT

    US Presswire

    From almost the moment Sheldon Day got to campus, the Notre Dame coaching staff expected big things out of him. After two seasons as an undersized defensive end in Bob Diaco’s 3-4 system, a move inside could bring out Day’s best. Let’s take a look at the junior from Indianapolis.

  2. Irish A-to-Z: Scott Daly

    Jun 26, 2014, 12:54 PM EDT

    Discover BCS National Championship - Notre Dame v Alabama

    Irish A-to-Z continues with a look at long snapper Scott Daly. Find out more about the rising sophomore.

  3. Mailbag: Now Open

    Jun 26, 2014, 12:22 PM EDT


    The mailbag is open for questions of all kinds. Put them in the comments below or on Twitter @KeithArnold.

  4. It’s official: Notre Dame and Georgia to play in ’17, ’19

    Jun 25, 2014, 3:33 PM EDT

    Missouri v Georgia

    With speculation ramping up earlier, both Georgia and Notre Dame made their two-game series official Wednesday, announcing the home-and-home series. The Irish and Bulldogs will meet on September 9, 2017 in South Bend before playing in Athens on September 21, 2019.

  5. Irish A-to-Z: Ben Councell

    Jun 25, 2014, 2:25 PM EDT

    Navy v Notre Dame

    Ben Councell was a perfect fit for Bob Diaco’s 3-4 scheme at outside linebacker. Where does he fit in now under Brian VanGorder? We continue our tour through the Irish roster looking at the senior linebacker who is coming off a major knee injury.

  6. Reports: Georgia-Notre Dame series announcement imminent

    Jun 25, 2014, 1:52 PM EDT

    Missouri v Georgia

    News is trickling out of SEC country, with multiple reports saying official word on the Georgia-Notre Dame home-and-home series is imminent.

  7. Notre Dame lands kicker Justin Yoon

    Jun 24, 2014, 3:39 PM EDT

    Photo Property of Boston Herald

    Notre Dame’s recruiting class added another player on Tuesday with the commitment of kicker Justin Yoon. The specialist is ranked the No. 1 kicker in the country by 247Sports and Kohl’s Kicker Rating considers him a five-star prospect.

  8. Irish A-to-Z: Austin Collinsworth

    Jun 24, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT

    Notre Dame v Stanford

    Our countdown of the Irish roster continues with fifth-year senior Austin Collinsworth. Originally a target of Brian Kelly’s at Cincinnati, once the head coach came to Notre Dame, he immediately targeted Collinsworth.

  9. Post-Spring Update: Arizona State

    Jun 23, 2014, 6:22 PM EDT

    Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl - Navy v Arizona State

    Last year, Notre Dame’s most impressive win might have been its neutral site victory over Arizona State in the Shamrock Series. Limiting the Sun Devils possessions while playing extremely efficient football, the Irish beat a team that won the Pac-12 South in Todd Graham’s second season in the desert.

  10. Recapping the Irish Invasion

    Jun 23, 2014, 4:11 PM EDT

    Justin Hilliard2

    Notre Dame hosted the Irish Invasion camp on Friday night, the beginning of a very busy week of recruiting for the Irish staff. Let’s go around the horn and get caught up with all that happened.

  11. Recruits flock to campus for Irish Invasion camp

    Jun 20, 2014, 10:44 AM EDT

    Jaylon Smith

    In the past, Notre Dame had to wait for a game weekend to get a group of elite prospects onto campus. But as the timeline for recruiting compresses, Notre Dame’s coaching staff has turned their annual summer camp into one of the must-attend events of the summer.

  12. Heggie will play fifth year at Ball State

    Jun 19, 2014, 5:55 PM EDT

    Matt Cashore

    Former Notre Dame offensive lineman Bruce Heggie will play out his eligibility at Ball State. One of Brian Kelly’s most “noteworthy” recruits, Heggie played sparingly in South Bend, but will have a chance to compete for Pete Lembo’s Cardinal squad.

  13. Notre Dame avoiding Big Ten looking better by the day

    Jun 19, 2014, 2:59 PM EDT

    Kelly Swarbrick Jenkins

    Notre Dame had its chances to join the Big Ten. And while Jim Delany’s conference might not admit they were truly after Notre Dame, it’s becoming clear that the Irish’s unwillingness to join one of collegiate sport’s proudest traditional conferences necessitated the move to bring in Rutgers and Maryland.

  14. Irish A-to-Z: Amir Carlisle

    Jun 18, 2014, 4:19 PM EDT

    Amir Carlisle

    Our tour of the Irish roster continues with converted wide receiver Amir Carlisle. With big things expected after injuries derailed two springs and an autumn, injuries weren’t the problem in 2013. Productivity was. Can a position switch reboot the momentum?

  15. Post-Spring Update: Northwestern

    Jun 18, 2014, 3:50 PM EDT

    Pat Fitzgerald

    Our tour of Notre Dame’s 2014 opponents continues with Northwestern. You should really enjoy this discussion with Lake the Post’s Jay Sharman, as we cover a lot of ground at a very interesting time in Wildcats football.

  16. Irish A-to-Z: Daniel Cage

    Jun 17, 2014, 5:03 PM EDT


    Our Irish A-to-Z continues with incoming freshman Daniel Cage. One of Notre Dame’s last recruiting targets in the 2014 cycle, an official visit in the final week helped the Irish beat Michigan State for the Cincinnati prospect.

  17. Post-Spring Update: Navy

    Jun 17, 2014, 11:37 AM EDT

    Keenan Reynolds Raynard Felton

    We continue our tour of Notre Dame’s 2014 opponents with a look at Navy. Powered by Keenan Reynolds, the Midshipmen offense should be the most dangerous it’s been under Ken Niumatalolo.

  18. Mahone future in doubt after arrest in hometown

    Jun 16, 2014, 2:20 PM EDT

    Mahone Booking photo

    The first off-the-field incident of the summer happened over the weekend as reserve wide receiver Will Mahone was arrested early Sunday morning in his hometown. The Mahoning County Sheriff public records revealed five counts against Mahone, some of which are very serious.

  19. Commitment train continues with blue-chip CB Shaun Crawford

    Jun 15, 2014, 7:20 PM EDT

    Cleveland Plain Dealer

    The commitment train continues for Notre Dame, with Ohio cornerback Shaun Crawford becoming the fifth commitment in the last 10 days to join the Irish’s 2015 recruiting class.

  20. Irish continue recruiting run with DT Elijah Taylor

    Jun 13, 2014, 2:35 PM EDT

    WCPO Cincinnati

    Notre Dame’s recruiting momentum continues, with the third commitment in three days coming from Cincinnati’s Elijah Taylor. Picking the Irish over Urban Meyer’s Buckeyes, Taylor brings another defensive tackle into the mix.

  21. Notre Dame gets (another) commitment from CB Nick Coleman

    Jun 13, 2014, 1:16 AM EDT

    Nick Coleman

    Notre Dame kept up the recruiting momentum with the commitment of cornerback Nick Coleman from Archbishop Alter. See what Malik Zaire’s former teammate will bring to the table for the Irish.

  22. Irish add commitment from DL Micah Dew-Treadway

    Jun 13, 2014, 1:10 AM EDT

    Notre Dame added more heft to their defensive line with the commitment of Bolingbrook, Illinois’ Micah Dew-Treadway. Find out more about the massive defensive lineman here.

  23. Barnett talks about decommitment

    Jun 12, 2014, 8:33 PM EDT

    Blake Barnett discusses his decision to walk away from his commitment to Notre Dame and open things back up.

  24. Mailbag: Barnett, Commitments, Paying Players and more

    Jun 12, 2014, 6:38 PM EDT

    Blake Barnett

    An overdue mailbag that suffered technical difficulties overcomes adversity to answer questions about Blake Barnett’s departure, paying players, calling plays and more.

  25. Irish A-to-Z: Jimmy Byrne

    Jun 11, 2014, 6:01 PM EDT


    The Irish A-to-Z trudges on, finishing the never-ending Bs with incoming freshman Jimmy Byrne. Let’s see what kind of clay Harry Hiestand will be molding.