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  1. Irish A-to-Z: Andrew Trumbetti

    Aug 17, 2015, 2:11 PM EDT

    Jarron Jones, Andrew Trumbetti, Devin Gardner

    After enrolling early for the spring, defensive end Andrew Trumbetti nearly became Notre Dame’s first ever true freshman starter at the position. He didn’t do it, with the Irish defensive staff choosing junior Romeo Okwara to run with the first team. But it’s worth putting that quick ascent into context, the young defensive lineman both quick out of the gate and one of the only options at a position that needed reloading.

  2. Fall camp mailbag: Moving on after bad news

    Aug 17, 2015, 1:41 AM EDT

    North Carolina v Notre Dame

    We tackle a variety of topics—including Jarron Jones’ injury—in this edition of the mailbag.

  3. Jones lost for season with knee injury

    Aug 15, 2015, 2:45 PM EDT

    Notre Dame v Syracuse

    Notre Dame has lost defensive tackle Jarron Jones for the season. The senior defensive tackle suffered an MCL injury that’ll require surgery, Irish head coach Brian Kelly confirmed on Saturday.

  4. Irish receive commitment from 2017 OL Joshua Lugg

    Aug 15, 2015, 10:05 AM EDT

    Harry Hiestand has all but completed his 2016 recruiting work, landing the trio of Tommy Kraemer, Parker Boudreaux and Liam Eichenberg. Now he’s nearly halfway done with his work for the 2017 class as well.

  5. Reports: DT Jarron Jones suffers serious knee injury

    Aug 15, 2015, 9:42 AM EDT

    Jarron Jones, Treyvon Green

    Late Friday evening, rumors started swirling about a potentially serious knee injury to starting defensive tackle Jarron Jones. The senior from Rochester, New York, who is coming off a foot injury suffered late last season that required surgery, is a key building block to the Irish’s defensive front.

  6. Irish A-to-Z: Drue Tranquill

    Aug 14, 2015, 1:38 PM EDT

    Matthias Farley, Drue Tranquill, Kyle Prater

    A surprisingly productive freshman season was cut short when Drue Tranquill tore his ACL against Louisville, another season-ending injury that derailed the Irish defense. But Tranquill’s recover has been nothing short of miraculous, and is a telling detail about the work ethic and impressive physicality of the Indiana native.

  7. Competition continues as camp settles in

    Aug 14, 2015, 12:17 PM EDT

    Michigan v Notre Dame

    With the trip to Culver complete, Notre Dame enters the dog days of training camp. More than a week in, there are no restrictions on the football team, so this week featured two-a-days, full pads, and some intense competition as the depth chart begins to shake out.

  8. Walk-on Josh Anderson awarded scholarship for 2015 season

    Aug 13, 2015, 1:21 PM EDT

    Heading into fall camp, it looked like Notre Dame was still looking for a way to get under the 85-man limit. But after transfers and departures, the Irish football program managed to find itself was a scholarship to spare. The beneficiary? Walk-on running back Josh Anderson.

  9. Irish A-to-Z: Jerry Tillery

    Aug 13, 2015, 12:19 PM EDT

    Tom Loy, 247 Sports

    Few freshmen in recent memory have earned as much advanced buzz as defensive tackle Jerry Tillery. The early-enrollee wowed during spring football, benefitting greatly from downtime taken by the starting duo of Sheldon Day and Jarron Jones. Even as Notre Dame’s staff has worked to restock the front four depth chart, Tillery quickly moved to the front of the line, an anomaly for a first year player, especially one that should’ve been in high school during his first 15 practices.

  10. Notre Dame reveals green Shamrock Series uniforms

    Aug 13, 2015, 11:09 AM EDT

    Shamrock Series

    Notre Dame revealed their Shamrock Series uniforms for the November date against Boston College in Fenway Park. And as you’d expect, it sparked quite an online discussion from people who debate and discuss things like alternate uniforms.

  11. Done in South Bend? Greg Bryant reportedly lands at Florida Juco

    Aug 12, 2015, 7:27 PM EDT

    Brian Kelly

    Notre Dame’s ineligible running back Greg Bryant looks to still be playing football this fall. And that could mean the end of his time in South Bend.

  12. Irish A-to-Z: Brandon Tiassum

    Aug 12, 2015, 3:15 PM EDT

    Notre Dame went back into Indianapolis and pulled out another defensive lineman in Brandon Tiassum. Big, long and athletic, Tiassum profiles similarly to classmate Elijah Taylor, showing the type of versatility to play at either defensive tackle spot with hopes that they’ll get some pass rush from him as well.

  13. Irish A-to-Z: Elijah Taylor

    Aug 12, 2015, 2:12 PM EDT

    WCPO Cincinnati

    Brought in as an interior defensive lineman, Cincinnati’s Elijah Taylor looks like the type of stout run-stopper that Bob Diaco would’ve coveted as a nose guard. But in Brian VanGorder’s system, Taylor will have the opportunity to do more than two-gap at the point of attack.

  14. Fall Camp Mailbag: Now Open

    Aug 12, 2015, 12:56 PM EDT

    New Mailbox

    It’s mailbag time. And we’ve got FOOTBALL to talk about!

  15. Irish A-to-Z: Ronnie Stanley

    Aug 11, 2015, 2:58 PM EDT

    Notre Dame v Syracuse

    Notre Dame landed their most important recruit last winter when Ronnie Stanley decided to stay in school. A fast-rising tackle prospect who some believed could’ve been the first offensive lineman off the board in the NFL Draft, Stanley decided to return to South Bend, to anchor the Irish offensive line and to build himself into an elite prospect.

  16. Notre Dame and Showtime team up for season-long TV series

    Aug 11, 2015, 2:01 PM EDT

    Showtime Series

    Notre Dame football already has its own television network, with NBC the broadcast partner of the Fighting Irish since 1991. Now Notre Dame is taking its game to premium cable, joining with Showtime for a season-long television series.

  17. Tweetcap: More from training camp at Culver

    Aug 11, 2015, 11:57 AM EDT

    The Notre Dame football team is in their final day of workouts at the Culver Academies, spending the morning in full pads before making their way back to campus. Tomorrow marks the beginning of two-a-day sessions, one of three planned this training camp.

  18. Irish A-to-Z: Equanimeous St. Brown

    Aug 10, 2015, 1:30 PM EDT

    247 Sports

    After a long battle that included many West Coast powers, Notre Dame landed talented wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown just before Signing Day, the end of a long recruitment by Notre Dame’s associate head coach Mike Denbrock. A long, fast, intriguing athlete, St. Brown now joins one of the most talented position groups on campus.

  19. Irish A-to-Z: Durham Smythe

    Aug 10, 2015, 11:41 AM EDT

    Durham Smythe

    After two seasons waiting his turn, junior tight end Durham Smythe is ready for his opportunity to be the next great Notre Dame tight end. The Texas native, who’ll open up his junior season against the in-state team he was long committed to as a recruit, has the inside track on a starting job with no incumbent, the first time in a long time that’s happened.

  20. Irish A-to-Z: Avery Sebastian

    Aug 9, 2015, 3:52 PM EDT

    Mike Jensen, Avery Sebastian

    Following in the footsteps of graduate transfer Cody Riggs, Avery Sebastian comes to Notre Dame for a single season, hoping to finish off his eligibility in style. A former Cal safety, Sebastian might not find a place in the starting lineup like Riggs did, but he’ll certainly help buoy a position that lacks ideal depth.

  21. Irish A-to-Z: Jaylon Smith

    Aug 8, 2015, 2:10 PM EDT

    Jaylon Smith

    Coming off of a 100-tackle sophomore season that earned him a mention on the AP’s All-American second team, Jaylon Smith returns for his third season in South Bend with the expectations for greatness even higher. After spending 2014 learning how to play linebacker from the inside out, Smith now will be asked to do something he only did in spurts last season: Dominate.

  22. Recap (Tweetcap?): Day One roundup from Irish training camp

    Aug 8, 2015, 12:20 AM EDT

    It’s Friday evening. The Irish have practice one in the books. So let’s try something different. Here’s a greatest hits from social media after Notre Dame’s opening day of training camp.

  23. Counting down the Irish: The Top Five

    Aug 7, 2015, 12:31 PM EDT

    Rice v Notre Dame

    It’s official. Brian Kelly won yesterday’s press conference. Now we’ll find out the five players who’ll have the largest say in whether the Irish perform up to the lofty standards their head coach set yesterday.

  24. Five things we learned: Brian Kelly’s opening press conference

    Aug 6, 2015, 3:59 PM EDT

    Brian Kelly podium

    No more reading the tea leaves. No more educated guesses. Finally, a real opportunity to hear from Notre Dame’s head coach as Brian Kelly discusses his expectations for the 2015 season.

  25. Counting down the Irish: 10-6

    Aug 6, 2015, 10:07 AM EDT

    New Era Pinstripe Bowl - Rutgers v Notre Dame

    As Brian Kelly prepares to kickoff fall camp this morning, our rankings get down to the ten best players who’ll likely decide whether or not the Irish achieve their lofty goals in 2015.