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Keith Arnold

  1. Notre Dame, ASU will play in 2014 after all

    Jun 12, 2013, 11:52 AM EDT

    Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl - Navy v Arizona State

    After a lot of grumbling by Arizona State athletic director Steve Patterson, it appears that Notre Dame and Arizona State’s game in 2014 will go on after all. The Sun Devil’s athletic director took to the internet yesterday to announce that the Irish’s date in Tempe that looked to be in jeopardy is back on…

  2. QB DeShone Kizer commits to Notre Dame

    Jun 11, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

    Toledo Blade

    Notre Dame received the commitment of Toledo quarterback DeShone Kizer Tuesday. The 6-foot-5, 210-pound quarterback had offers from Alabama, Arkansas, LSU, Penn State, and Tennessee among others. “I am privileged to say that I will be continuing my Fighting Irish tradition by playing football at the University of Notre Dame!” Kizer Tweeted this afternoon. Kizer’s…

  3. Weekend catch-up: Schmidt earns scholarship (and more)

    Jun 10, 2013, 5:41 PM EDT

    Notre Dame Purdue Football

    We’re a week away from freshman reporting to summer school — finalizing the assembly of the 2013 Fighting Irish football team on campus and beginning offseason workouts. Across the country, guys like Greg Bryant and Jaylon Smith say goodbye to home and high school and prepare to go from All-Everything recruits to freshmen football players,…

  4. Fantasy Camp fun

    Jun 7, 2013, 7:01 PM EDT


    As someone that had the opportunity to participate in this coaching staff’s very first Fantasy Camp, I can tell you that it’s an incredible experience. The Notre Dame staff roles out the red carpet for both campers and returning alums, making the short week one of the best experiences you could ever hope for if…

  5. Kelly names Rees starting quarterback

    Jun 6, 2013, 1:40 AM EDT

    Rees Kelly

    Editors Note: While there’s no doubt that Rees will be the starting quarterback against Temple, the headline of this story has been tweaked to be a little less definitive, as talking at a banquet hardly construes an official announcement. UPDATE: It appears that Kelly did more than hint at Rees being the frontrunner for the…

  6. Calm down, everybody: Elijah Hood & Roll Toilet

    Jun 5, 2013, 6:39 PM EDT

    NCHSAA Playoffs

    In one of the great examples of June being the Sahara for college football fans, Notre Dame recruit Elijah Hood, one of the best running backs in the country, got caught up in social media circus yesterday, courtesy of a Vine video he made. Hood, one of the most active social media users in the…

  7. Notre Dame and Eddie Vanderdoes officially part ways

    Jun 4, 2013, 5:11 PM EDT


    Eddie Vanderdoes won’t be attending Notre Dame. Both Brian Kelly and the talented defensive lineman agree on that. How the situation ever got to this point, well that’s a story most people are still trying to figure out. Today, after a few weeks of murky details slowly coming to the surface, Vanderdoes, Notre Dame and…

  8. Irish report to campus for summer school, workouts

    Jun 3, 2013, 1:52 PM EDT

    South Florida v Notre Dame

    Summer break is over for the Irish football team. Returning members of the football team came back to South Bend yesterday to begin preparation for the 2013 season. While all workouts are technically voluntary, every player (freshmen will show up in two weeks) is expected to begin work with strength and conditioning coach Paul Longo…

  9. Analyzing the quarterback options

    May 31, 2013, 6:00 AM EDT

    Brian Kelly BCS

    Everett Golson intends to return to Notre Dame after his suspension. That’s the good news. But for Brian Kelly and his coaching staff, there’s no planning for good intentions, and right now the quarterback depth chart looks vastly different without Golson at the top of it. The once robust quarterback group had a very tough…

  10. Door wide open for Golson’s return

    May 28, 2013, 4:13 PM EDT

    Stanford v Notre Dame

    Since the revelation of Everett Golson‘s suspension from Notre Dame, not much had been clear about the future of the Irish’s starting quarterback. But after listening to head coach Brian Kelly, one thing now is: The door is wide open for Golson to return in the spring. Kelly spoke briefly with the media Tuesday afternoon,…

  11. With the dust settled, Irish already moving on

    May 27, 2013, 5:34 PM EDT

    Brian Kelly, Everett Golson

    In the span of one holiday weekend, the trajectory of Notre Dame’s football program has been irrevocably changed. That’s not hyperbole. Coming off a twelve-win season and finally solving a quarterback conundrum that took three seasons to sort, Brian Kelly turned down an opportunity to jump to the NFL, presumably because he saw the bright…

  12. Golson speaks: Accepts suspension, aims at 2014 return

    May 26, 2013, 9:22 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh v Notre Dame

    A day after news broke that Everett Golson was no longer enrolled at Notre Dame, the quarterback confirmed and clarified the circumstances surrounding his shocking departure. With the university bound to silence due to privacy laws, Golson himself acknowledged an academic situation that let to a suspension for the fall semester, ending his football season…

  13. Shocker: Everett Golson no longer enrolled at Notre Dame

    May 26, 2013, 12:40 AM EDT

    Discover BCS National Championship - Notre Dame v Alabama

    Starting quarterback Everett Golson is no longer enrolled at Notre Dame. The bombshell was confirmed last Saturday night by university spokesman Dennis Brown to multiple outlets, with local NBC affiliate WNDU the first to report the news. Two sources tells Inside the Irish that an academic violation is the root of the problem, and may…

  14. Memorial Weekend notes: Vanderdoes, Weis, recruiting down south

    May 24, 2013, 6:59 PM EDT

    Charlie Weis

    With the unofficial kickoff to summer upon us, we’re inside 100 days until football is back. That may seem like quite a long time, but we’ve got plenty of ground to cover in the next few months as we get a better look at what the 2013 Fighting Irish will be. Before everybody disappears for…

  15. Golic to continue football career at Cincinnati

    May 23, 2013, 4:27 PM EDT

    Jake Golic

    Jake Golic‘s football career isn’t over. The reserve tight end will spend his final season of eligibility at Cincinnati, exercising his ability to transfer and play immediately after graduating from Notre Dame last week with a degree in graphic design. Golic appeared in just five games during his four seasons in South Bend, battling injuries…

  16. Trio of unproven running backs should surprise

    May 22, 2013, 3:14 PM EDT

    Amir Carlisle

    With Theo Riddick and Cierre Wood gone from the Irish backfield, the Notre Dame running game is missing its two leading men from 2012. Yet there isn’t a huge worry about what comes next. Even with Riddick’s surprising, hard charging senior season and Wood’s three seasons in (and around) the starting lineup, there’s every belief…

  17. Rumors fly about Vanderdoes’ commitment to Irish

    May 21, 2013, 11:01 AM EDT


    For the past few days, rumors have been swirling about high-profile prospect Eddie Vanderdoes. The blue-chip defensive lineman, who made the dramatic decision to sign with Notre Dame on Signing Day, is reportedly having some second thoughts on that commitment. What that entails – or if it’s actually true – is anyone’s guess. Vanderdoes himself…

  18. Bowl options make BCS the only sure thing

    May 20, 2013, 7:07 PM EDT

    Jack Swarbrick

    With a solid nucleus returning from a twelve-win season, there’s every reason for there to be elevated expectations in South Bend this season. But the edict “BCS or Bust” shouldn’t just be a mantra in the Gug. It’s also a potential reality, thanks to the final year of Notre Dame’s rather sparse bowl affiliations. At…

  19. Irish receive commitment from blue-chip OL Alex Bars

    May 18, 2013, 4:04 AM EDT

    Alex Bars

    The future depth chart along the offensive line for Notre Dame just received another star-studded name when Tennessee’s Alex Bars gave his verbal commitment to the Irish coaching staff. The 6-foot-6, 280-pound linemen picked Notre Dame over an elite offer list, turning down Michigan, Ohio State, LSU, Penn State and Stanford among a slew of…

  20. Irish offense will fly under the radar

    May 17, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

    Discover BCS National Championship - Notre Dame v Alabama

    When you think back to this time last year, there were so many unanswered questions about the Notre Dame offense. We were quoting Nelly and analyzing pie charts, hoping to get to the bottom of what was wrong with an offense that couldn’t stop shooting itself in the foot and struggled getting any efficiency. Everett…

  21. Lynch prepares for football (finally) after Notre Dame

    May 16, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT


    It’s been a long time since we’ve seen defensive end Aaron Lynch on the football field. After a freshman All-American season for the Irish, Lynch left South Bend in the middle of spring practice and headed home to South Florida. The soap opera surrounding the decision to transfer, which included social media pleas to stay…

  22. Irish-Spartans series will continue

    May 16, 2013, 5:38 AM EDT

    Megaphone Trophy Michigan State

    It appears football life (almost) in the ACC is starting to come into scheduling focus, as news is starting to trickle out from Big Ten rivals about future dates. While the Michigan series is on hold (likely until 2020), Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis announced the future of the Irish-Spartans rivalry isn’t going anywhere.…

  23. Friendly reminder: Michigan asked to stop ND series first

    May 14, 2013, 11:54 AM EDT

    090311_SPT_Umich vs WMU_MRM_

    It might not fly too well on the handshake circuit, but Brady Hoke‘s dig at Notre Dame for backing out of the Michigan series might not be all that appropriate… considering Michigan asked to take a break first. Last June news broke that the Irish and Wolverines were going to take a two-year hiatus in…

  24. Hoke says Irish ‘chickening out’ of Michigan series

    May 14, 2013, 7:40 AM EDT


    God bless Brady Hoke. During a time of year where just about anything counts as college football news, the Michigan head coach provided some real bulletin board material and ratcheted up a Notre Dame-Michigan rivalry that will be coming to a temporary end after the 2014 season. “We are fortunate to have unbelievable rivalry games…

  25. Te’o begins life in the NFL

    May 13, 2013, 10:41 AM EDT

    Rookie draft pick Te'o stretches in front of head coach McCoy during the first day of the San Diego Chargers NFL rookie camp at the team's facilities in San Diego

    With news light on the college football front (we’re still putting the pieces together for some long-form offseason features), let’s take a quick look at San Diego, where Manti Te’o‘s life as an NFL football player just got started. Te’o debuted at rookie minicamp, where reporters and coaches got their first look at the former…