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Keith Arnold

  1. Syracuse Mailbag: Everything under the kitchen sink

    Sep 27, 2014, 12:04 PM EDT

    Amir Carlisle

    This is such a long mailbag I’m just skipping the witty intro. Or even the halfway decent intro. So let’s get right to a tough set of questions.

  2. Daniels talks to ESPN about academic suspension

    Sep 26, 2014, 11:58 PM EDT

    DaVaris Daniels, Ricardo Allen

    Wide receiver DaVaris Daniels broke his silence Friday, talking with ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler about his exile as five Notre Dame football players still awaiting their university hearings. Daniels, Eilar Hardy, Kendall Moore, KeiVarae Russell and Ishaq Williams have all been withheld from football activities while the university process continues.

  3. Pregame Six Pack: Syracuse in the way of perfect September

    Sep 26, 2014, 9:26 AM EDT

    Corey Robinson

    Win September. Sounds easy enough, but Notre Dame has only started 4-0 a dozen times since 1970 and just twice since the turn of the century. But by beating Syracuse on Saturday night the Irish have a chance to enter the most difficult stretch of their season on a perfect role.

  4. Notre Dame, Texas A&M announce series in 2024-25

    Sep 25, 2014, 4:03 PM EDT

    Kenny Hill

    Notre Dame and Texas A&M have agreed to play a two-game, home-and-home series, starting in 2024. The Irish and Aggies will open the 2024 season in College Station before playing a late September game the following season. The two programs haven’t met on the football field since 2001.

  5. Schafer prepares for challenge from Irish offense

    Sep 25, 2014, 12:52 PM EDT

    Scott Shafer

    Coming off a difficult loss to Rutgers, Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer doesn’t expect things to get easier this weekend. With the Orange giving up home field advantage as they’ve moved the game to MetLife Field, Syracuse enters the game double-digit underdogs as they prepare to take on a Notre Dame team that’s ranked No. 8 in the country.

  6. Mailbag: Now Open

    Sep 25, 2014, 10:35 AM EDT

    Mailbag

    Drop your questions below or on Twitter @KeithArnold.

  7. O-Line shuffles, Torii Hunter’s debut, and other Irish notes

    Sep 24, 2014, 1:45 PM EDT

    Amir Carlisle

    While Brian Kelly tried to downplay the finality of the significant adjustment to the two-deep depth chart along the offensive line, he talked about the rationale for flip-flopping Christian Lombard and Steve Elmer, as well as Nick Martin and Matt Hegarty on Tuesday afternoon.

  8. And in that corner… The Syracuse Orange

    Sep 24, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT

    Maryland v Syracuse

    Notre Dame begins its scheduling alliance with the ACC this weekend, as the Irish take on Syracuse this Saturday night in another primetime kickoff for the Irish. Second-year coach Scott Shafer’s squad is 2-1, coming off a disappointing two-touchdown loss to Rutgers that statistically could’ve played out like a blowout win for the Orange.

  9. Conclusion of academic probe still at least a week away

    Sep 23, 2014, 5:06 PM EDT

    Rev. John Jenkins,Jack Swarbrick

    After not meeting with the media last Tuesday, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly took to the podium for his regularly scheduled weekly press conference. While he addressed changes on the offensive line, injury news and the game Saturday night against Syracuse (we’ll get to that later), he also spoke about the status of DaVaris Daniels, Eilar Hardy, Kendall Moore, KeiVarae Russell and Ishaq Williams, still held out of football activities as an academic investigation continues.

  10. Martin to guard, Lombard to tackle in OL shakeup

    Sep 23, 2014, 11:58 AM EDT

    Temple v Notre Dame

    Rumors of some offensive line tweaks have been confirmed. On Notre Dame’s weekly depth chart, the Irish starting five up front have shifted dramatically.

  11. With bye week behind, next four Saturdays will define season

    Sep 22, 2014, 7:49 PM EDT

    Purdue v Notre Dame

    Notre Dame enjoyed a Saturday off, a casual observer on a crazy weekend that served as the first shakeup of the season. But as Brian Kelly prepares his team for Syracuse, he’ll start a four-week stretch that’ll likely define Notre Dame’s season.

  12. Bye-week Mailbag: Life at the quarter turn

    Sep 19, 2014, 2:46 PM EDT

    Purdue v Notre Dame

    As summer officially ends after this weekend, Notre Dame fans get one last uninterrupted Saturday to soak it in. So while the Irish are off, let’s take a look at who Notre Dame’s future opponents are playing and then get to the mailbag.

  13. Rumors swirl about offensive line shuffle

    Sep 18, 2014, 1:22 PM EDT

    notre-dame-ol

    Over the weekend, Brian Kelly talked candidly about finding a better performance from his offensive line. With talented personnel that’s still finding its identity after Zack Martin and Chris Watt graduated, Kelly and offensive line coach Harry Hiestand have an off week to find the five optimal starters — and their positions — before taking on Syracuse next weekend.

  14. Mailbag: Now Open

    Sep 18, 2014, 11:31 AM EDT

    Mailbag

    Questions before a weekend without Notre Dame football? Drop them below or on Twitter @KeithArnold.

  15. Jenkins addresses football suspensions to Notre Dame faculty

    Sep 17, 2014, 1:36 PM EDT

    Rev. John Jenkins,Jack Swarbrick

    After missing the first three games of the season, the fate of DaVaris Daniels, Eilar Hardy, Kendall Moore, KeiVarae Russell and Ishaq Williams is still up in the air. After announcing an official investigation into academic dishonesty in mid-August, updates on the status of the five players have been limited to head coach Brian Kelly’s weekly loop of uncertainty.

  16. Notre Dame bye week number crunching

    Sep 16, 2014, 11:59 AM EDT

    Everett Golson

    With the Irish getting a much needed Saturday off, we won’t hear from Brian Kelly until he’s previewing Syracuse for us next weekend. But with one quarter of the season in the books, let’s take a look at some of the surprises after three games, digging deep in to the stats after victories over Rice, Michigan and Purdue.

  17. It’s still way too early, but Notre Dame’s path is open to CFB Playoff

    Sep 15, 2014, 12:36 PM EDT

    Tyler Murphy, Josh Bordner, Bobby Wolford, Scott Felix

    It’s still way too early.

    I’ll type it again: It’s still way too early. But with one quarter of Notre Dame’s football season behind them, the Irish’s path to the first ever College Football Playoff looks wide open.

  18. The good, the bad, the ugly: Notre Dame vs. Purdue

    Sep 14, 2014, 11:08 PM EDT

    Raheem Mostert, Romeo Okwara

    Don’t tell me you wouldn’t take it. Notre Dame, entering their first off week at 3-0. The offense, averaging a hearty 36.3 points a game. The defense, giving up just 10.3 points a game.

  19. Five things we learned: Notre Dame 30, Purdue 14

    Sep 14, 2014, 1:32 AM EDT

    Purdue v Notre Dame

    After two weekends of crisp, mistake-free football, Notre Dame walked into Lucas Oil Stadium expecting to roll over Purdue. And they played like it.

  20. Live Blog — Notre Dame vs. Purdue

    Sep 13, 2014, 5:13 PM EDT

    notre-dame-shamrock-series

    With two victories behind them in impressive fashion, Notre Dame has a chance to start September with three straight victories for the second time in three seasons. Off to a clean start, the Irish are tied for the best in the nation in turnover margin, sitting pretty at +6 heading into Saturday night’s game.

  21. Watch Notre Dame vs. Purdue anywhere

    Sep 13, 2014, 1:48 PM EDT

    SportsLiveExtra

    As usual, for those of you away from the TV on Saturday night, we’ve got your covered. Notre Dame’s primetime affair with Purdue will air not just on NBC at 7:30 p.m., but will be hosted as part of the NBC Live Extra app, as well as online at NBCSports.com

  22. Mailbag: Purdue edition

    Sep 12, 2014, 4:20 PM EDT

    Michael Bertsch

    With the festivities already started in Indianapolis, let’s empty the mailbag before tomorrow night’s Shamrock Series game against Purdue.

  23. Pregame Six Pack: An all Hoosiers Shamrock Series

    Sep 12, 2014, 3:26 AM EDT

    Purdue v Notre Dame

    It’s that time of year again. The annual Shamrock Series. For a program built upon tradition and history, consider the Shamrock Series something similar — only started five years ago. (So maybe not that similar at all.)

  24. Hazell understands the challenge at hand

    Sep 11, 2014, 5:52 PM EDT

    Western Michigan v Purdue

    With a betting line that’s hovering just above four touchdowns, this weekend’s Shamrock Series game looks like it could be the most lopsided matchup since the series premiere against Washington State. But if the last five years tell us anything, expect the unexpected against Purdue.

  25. Mailbag: Now open

    Sep 10, 2014, 5:58 PM EDT

    Mailbag

    Two weeks in and we’ve got plenty to talk about. So if you’ve got questions on Shamrock Series, Purdue, the end of Michigan, or anything else… Drop it in the comments or hit me on Twitter @KeithArnold.