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Keith Arnold

  1. Counting down the Irish: The Top Five

    Aug 11, 2014, 10:34 AM EDT

    Tyler Boyd, Jaylon Smith

    Our annual exercise is over and the result is a Top Five that was as close to consensus as possible. On a roster with unproven talent and unprecedented depth, part of what makes this list interesting and fun is that I put zero qualifications on the logic used to rank players. Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder.

  2. Torii Hunter Jr. sidelined with a groin injury

    Aug 9, 2014, 1:02 PM EDT

    Hunter Jr

    Sophomore wide receiver Torii Hunter Jr. is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a groin tear, Brian Kelly announced after practice on Saturday.

  3. Irish A-to-Z: Doug Randolph

    Aug 9, 2014, 12:31 PM EDT

    Doug Randolph

    After a freshman season spent watching and learning, sophomore linebacker Doug Randolph’s eligibility clock begins in 2014. Irish A-to-Z continues.

  4. Irish A-to-Z: Anthony Rabasa

    Aug 8, 2014, 1:38 PM EDT

    Wake Forest v Notre Dame

    After three seasons looking for a position, it’s now or never for senior Anthony Rabasa. Irish A-to-Z continues with a look at the seldom-used Miami native now playing defensive end.

  5. Counting down the Irish: 10-6

    Aug 8, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

    Michigan State v Notre Dame

    As the Top 25 continues, we reveal the beginning of the Top 10 players on the Irish roster. See who makes the cut.

  6. First look: Cody Riggs

    Aug 7, 2014, 11:31 AM EDT

    Florida v South Carolina

    Outside of digging up some old game tape from Florida, it’s tough to know what to expect from Cody Riggs. On paper, his 26 starts at Florida — on one of the SEC’s best defenses — validate his reputation, part of the reason why our panel judged him the 14th best player on the Irish roster.

  7. Counting down the Irish: 15-11

    Aug 7, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

    Oklahoma v Notre Dame

    When Brian Kelly was hired to take over Notre Dame’s football program, he developed a reputation not just as an offensive mastermind or spread offense guru, but rather that of a “program builder.” As we move into the Top 15 of our annual Top 25 countdown, we get a snapshot of the fruits of Kelly’s labor.

  8. Irish A-to-Z: C.J. Prosise

    Aug 6, 2014, 8:00 PM EDT

    C.J. Prosise

    After arriving on campus as a safety, junior C.J. Prosise has made the switch to wide receiver, giving the Irish an intriguing athlete in the slot. Irish A-to-Z continues with a look at one of the Irish’s most physically impressive receivers.

  9. Fall Camp Day Two: UND.com video breakdown

    Aug 6, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

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    Two straight days of practice, and two great videos coming from our friends at UND.com and Fighting Irish Digital Media. Here’s a way-too-detailed look at it.

  10. Counting down the Irish: 20-16

    Aug 6, 2014, 11:14 AM EDT

    USC v Notre Dame

    After presenting our first five players on the countdown, we move on to another group of players with high expectations. And while four others will certainly draw attention, we come to our annual exercise on evaluating the promise of Ishaq Williams.

  11. Counting down the Irish: 25-21

    Aug 5, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    Malik Zaire

    It’s time for the first installment of this year’s Top 25. As we count by five from the top of the list to the bottom, we’ll get our first peek at some of the young talent that’s going to be tasked with carrying the Irish forward this season.

  12. Fall Camp Day One: UND.com video breakdown

    Aug 5, 2014, 11:11 AM EDT

    Brian Kelly

    Thanks to our friends at UND.com and Fighting Irish Digital Media, we’ve got a good look at Notre Dame’s opening practice of fall camp. Here’s a detailed breakdown to help you watch it.

  13. Irish A-to-Z: James Onwualu

    Aug 5, 2014, 12:42 AM EDT

    Oklahoma v Notre Dame

    After starting four games at wide receiver as a freshman, sophomore James Onwualu opened spring practice on the defensive side of the football. Irish A-to-Z continues with a hybrid defender who could play a key role in Brian VanGorder’s system.

  14. Forbes names Brian Kelly best coach for the money

    Aug 4, 2014, 4:11 PM EDT

    USA TODAY Sports

    In the high stakes world of college football, head coaches are getting paid more and more to be the face of highly profitable programs. And after Forbes ran their calculations, they named Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly the best coach for the money over the past two seasons.

  15. Counting down the Irish: Others receiving votes

    Aug 4, 2014, 1:35 PM EDT

    Notre Dame v Air Force

    As we roll out this year’s rankings, it’s worth putting up a special post just for the players who just missed being ranked in our final composite ranking. With depth on this roster significant, and several unknown quantities expected to play big roles, quite a few players left off the Top 25 list will likely be a big contributor this season.

  16. Counting down the Irish: 2014’s Top 25

    Aug 4, 2014, 12:39 PM EDT

    Everett Golson

    With training camp upon us, it’s time to begin another yearly tradition: Our annual look at the Top 25 players on Notre Dame’s roster.

  17. Notre Dame will open camp without OC Mike Denbrock

    Aug 3, 2014, 8:58 PM EDT

    Denbrock

    When Notre Dame opens fall camp on Monday, they will do so without offensive coordinator Mike Denbrock. Head coach Brian Kelly released a statement on Sunday announcing that a medical procedure will keep Denbrock away from the team for a few weeks.

  18. Irish A-to-Z: Romeo Okwara

    Aug 3, 2014, 12:39 PM EDT

    USC v Notre Dame

    After spending two seasons in a reserve role at outside linebacker, junior Romeo Okwara moves into the starting lineup at defensive end. Irish A-to-Z continues with a look at one of the unproven keys of the Irish defense.

  19. Five things we learned: Brian Kelly kicks off the 2014 season

    Aug 1, 2014, 2:41 PM EDT

    USA TODAY Sports

    The wait is over. Brian Kelly kicked off the 2014 season with an hour-long press conference, putting an end to the offseason abyss as Notre Dame begins training camp on Monday. Coming off a 9-4 season and welcoming back quarterback Everett Golson, expectations are once again sky-high under the dome, where the Irish welcome back a young but talented football team.

  20. Irish A-to-Z: Tyler Newsome

    Aug 1, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

    247Sports

    While Kyle Brindza is holding down both the placekicking and punting jobs, freshman Tyler Newsome was brought in on scholarship to take over punting when Brindza’s record-setting career in South Bend is over. Irish A-to-Z continues with a look at the incoming freshman specialist.

  21. Notre Dame ranked 17th in preseason Coaches Poll

    Jul 31, 2014, 1:42 PM EDT

    Getty Images - Jonathan Daniel

    The first Amway Coaches Poll has been released and Notre Dame checks in at 17th in the preseason poll. It’s a fair spot for the Irish, who are coming off a 9-4 season and have talent — but also questions — on both sides of the ball.

  22. For Swarbrick, Independence helps tell the Notre Dame story

    Jul 31, 2014, 1:04 PM EDT

    Jack Swarbrick,Kevin Plank

    With fall right around the corner and the university beginning classes in less than a month, Notre Dame football — and all fall sports — are right around the corner. That means that summer break is over (if there was one), for athletic director Jack Swarbrick.

  23. Irish A-to-Z: Quenton Nelson

    Jul 31, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

    Quenton Nelson

    Rumblings over the summer have only confirmed what many suspected from the moment he committed to Notre Dame: Quenton Nelson expects to play in 2014. Irish A-to-Z continues with a look at the five-star freshman who looks intent on battling his way onto the field.

  24. Notre Dame releases camp schedule

    Jul 30, 2014, 6:38 PM EDT

    Brian Kelly, Everett Golson

    Notre Dame’s training camp schedule is set. With practice kicking off at Culver Military Academy next Monday, the timeline for Notre Dame’s preseason is set.

  25. Irish A-to-Z: Sam Mustipher

    Jul 30, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

    Sam Mustipher

    In incoming freshman Sam Mustipher, offensive line coach Harry Hiestand found himself another interior offensive lineman who looks the part of a future starter. Irish A-to-Z looks closer at the Maryland native.