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  1. Irish A-to-Z: Jonathan Bonner

    Jun 18, 2015, 8:04 AM EDT

    Property of the Elkhart Truth

    Sophomore Jonathan Bonner’s momentum was halted this April when he became one of the only injury casualties of the spring. A turf toe surgery kept Bonner from making a statement at strongside defensive end, a spot where the 275-pounder looked to settle in after some moves over the past calendar year.

  2. Irish A-to-Z: Grant Blankenship

    Jun 17, 2015, 5:42 PM EDT

    Notre Dame v Syracuse

    Once a prototype for Bob Diaco’s 3-4 defense, Grant Blankenship stepped onto campus at Notre Dame looking like a less than ideal fit in Brian VanGorder’s 4-3 system… and had a productive freshman season anyway. Irish A-to-Z continues.

  3. Offseason Q&A: Texas

    Jun 16, 2015, 4:18 PM EDT

    Charlie Strong

    As the 2015 season inches closer, it’s time to start thinking about the Irish’s opponents. To that point, we begin our summer series taking a closer look at Notre Dame’s upcoming schedule, starting with Texas as Burnt Orange Nation’s Wescott Eberts joins us.

  4. Irish A-to-Z: Hunter Bivin

    Jun 16, 2015, 12:28 PM EDT

    Matt Cashore / Scout.com

    In his two seasons in South Bend, Hunter Bivin has found himself shifting inside and out as he looks for a proper fit along the Irish offensive line. And even though he was manning the left tackle position during the Blue-Gold game—and wearing the familiar No. 70 jersey that Zack Martin wore during the most impressive offensive line career in Notre Dame history—Bivin’s game is still a work in progress.

  5. Irish A-to-Z: Asmar Bilal

    Jun 15, 2015, 1:13 PM EDT

    247Sports.com / Blue & Gold

    In soon-to-be-freshman Asmar Bilal, Notre Dame landed a linebacker who looks like he should be playing in the SEC. Irish A-to-Z continues with the incoming freshman from Indiana’s state champion.

  6. Irish A-to-Z: Alex Bars

    Jun 13, 2015, 2:49 PM EDT

    South Bend Tribune

    Irish A-to-Z continues with promising sophomore offensive lineman Alex Bars.

  7. Irish football players are academically at-risk — Just like everybody else’s

    Jun 12, 2015, 1:24 PM EDT

    Malik Zaire

    Brian Kelly made waves this week by saying something that’s been common knowledge across college football for decades: The majority of Notre Dame football players wouldn’t be Notre Dame students if not for football.

  8. Irish A-to-Z: Nicky Baratti

    Jun 11, 2015, 2:32 PM EDT

    Baratti

    It feels like forever ago, but in one of the crucial moments of Notre Dame’s 2012 undefeated regular season, freshman safety Nicky Baratti made an interception that kept Michigan out of the end zone. Our Irish A-to-Z picks up two years later with senior Nicky Baratti.

  9. DE Jhonny Williams is transferring from Notre Dame

    Jun 11, 2015, 11:44 AM EDT

    Jhonny Williams Signing Day

    The Jhonny Williams era at Notre Dame is over. After redshirting his freshman season, the Benton Harbor, Michigan native will look to reboot his academic and football career elsewhere. The defensive end took to Facebook to announce the news.

  10. Irish A-to-Z: Josh Barajas

    Jun 10, 2015, 3:00 PM EDT

    247 Sports

    Incoming freshman Josh Barajas enters Notre Dame with great expectations. Viewed as one of the state of Indiana’s top prospects, the Irish won a tough recruiting battle with Penn State, flipping Barajas back to the Irish—a place where he looked like a perfect fit all along.

  11. Williams has a home at Notre Dame, even if football future is unclear

    Jun 10, 2015, 1:57 PM EDT

    USC v Notre Dame

    The curious case of Ishaq Williams has become clearer. But only slightly.

  12. Irish A-to-Z: Josh Adams

    Jun 9, 2015, 12:12 PM EDT

    Property of the Trentonian

    Our Irish A-to-Z trek begins with a look at freshman running back Josh Adams.

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

    Jun 8, 2015, 4:23 PM EDT

    William Fuller, Julian Whigham, Durell Eskridge

    Summer is here. And that means another big project here at Inside the Irish: The return of Irish A-to-Z.

  14. Lack of depth at QB won’t change game plan with Zaire

    Jun 8, 2015, 2:57 PM EDT

    150608_MalikZaire

    On Monday, the South Bend Tribune’s Eric Hansen tracked down Brian Kelly, the head coach making his first public comments since the departure of Everett Golson and the ascent of Malik Zaire into the starting lineup. So while the focus of the day was Kelly’s charity golf tournament for the Kelly Cares foundation, the spotlight—as always—was on the state of the Irish.

  15. $35 million gift from Richard Corbett helps endow head coaching position

    Jun 5, 2015, 1:31 PM EDT

    UND.com

    Brian Kelly is now the Corbett Family Head Football Coach. That comes after alumnus Richard Corbett gifted Notre Dame $35 million, including $10 million that’ll serve as an endowment of the head football coaching position.

  16. Updates from South Africa point to student-athlete experience

    Jun 4, 2015, 2:42 PM EDT

    Property of UND.com

    With most of Notre Dame’s football team is assembled on campus for the beginning of summer workouts and classes, a group of the university’s student-athletes is experiencing life on another continent in the newly formed study abroad program.

  17. Meyer does his best to flip Kraemer

    Jun 2, 2015, 12:49 PM EDT

    via Twitter

    How do you know a Notre Dame recruit is a good one? Because Urban Meyer wants him.

  18. Stanley, Smith and Redfield headline five Irish preseason All-Americans

    Jun 1, 2015, 5:12 PM EDT

    Notre Dame v Syracuse

    College football staple Phil Steele released his 2015 Preseason All-American team on Monday. And with five Notre Dame players on his four-team squad, Steele is the first of the major preseason predictors who seem very bullish on the Irish.

  19. KeiVarae Russell takes to social media to announce his return

    May 29, 2015, 6:05 PM EDT

    Oklahoma v Notre Dame

    If a picture is worth a thousand words, KeiVarae Russell’s most recent post on Instagram is worth plenty more than that. The Notre Dame cornerback, who spent last school year serving a university suspension, has announced his return to the university via Instagram.

  20. Williams to return for summer school, football future unclear

    May 29, 2015, 1:43 PM EDT

    ishaq-williams-numbers-full

    Ishaq Williams’ future at Notre Dame was thrown off course last August, when he and four teammates were caught up in an academic dishonesty case. Nine months later, the defensive end, a projected senior starter in 2014, appears to have some clarity on the school front, though his on-field future is still cloudy.

  21. Come September, all eyes on Yoon

    May 28, 2015, 2:00 PM EDT

    Photo Property of Boston Herald

    On Signing Day, nobody wants to talk about the kicker. But come September, Notre Dame’s most important true freshman won’t be a five-star tight end or blue-chip cornerback, but rather kicker Justin Yoon.

  22. Golson talks about transfer (though what he doesn’t say is more interesting)

    May 28, 2015, 1:24 PM EDT

    Jameis Winston,Everett Golson

    As he has from the beginning of this odyssey, Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman has been out front on the Everett Golson transfer news. Releasing Golson’s original statement and getting the first comments out of the former Notre Dame quarterback, Feldman is back at it, talking with Golson about the thought process that led him to pick Florida State.

  23. For Golson, challenges won’t disappear now that he’s at FSU

    May 27, 2015, 1:03 PM EDT

    Everett Golson

    Everett Golson left Notre Dame for Florida State. Degree in hand, free agency well earned. But for some who thought Golson left South Bend because he wanted nothing to do with a quarterback competition that Malik Zaire seemed to embrace, the fifth-year quarterback’s arrival in Tallahassee won’t mark the end of a position battle.

  24. Hegarty to play out eligibility at Oregon

    May 26, 2015, 5:29 PM EDT

    BYU v Notre Dame

    Matt Hegarty is transferring to Oregon. While the news wasn’t as well chronicled as the departure of his Notre Dame batterymate Everett Golson’s was to Florida State, Hegarty’s move to the Ducks puts another starter from the 2014 Irish offense onto a team that played in last year’s College Football Playoff.

  25. Irish still trying to find the right answers at safety

    May 26, 2015, 1:23 PM EDT

    Purdue v Notre Dame

    As Notre Dame’s finishes up a May spent on the road visiting recruits, one of the keys to a successful 2016 recruiting campaign is to restock the safety position. While graduate transfer Avery Sebastian comes onto campus providing immediate experience, the position is one of the lone worrisome spots on the fully-stocked Irish roster.