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Keith Arnold

  1. Irish A-to-Z: Jalen Guyton

    Jul 17, 2015, 3:13 PM EDT

    Dallas Morning News

    Notre Dame’s wide receiving depth chart is fast becoming one of the toughest two-deeps to crack. And that was before the freshman class stepped on campus. Among that new group is Jalen Guyton, the most electric playmaker on the top team in the state of Texas.

  2. Mailbag: Hard Knocks, Navy hangover and OSU envy

    Jul 17, 2015, 3:05 PM EDT


    In part one of the mailbag, we imagine what Hard Knocks: Notre Dame would look like, talk about the Navy hangover, and covet Urban Meyer’s offense.

  3. Irish A-to-Z: Mark Harrell

    Jul 17, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT

    Mark Harrell

    As a versatile senior along the offensive line, senior Mark Harrell is something we haven’t seen around Notre Dame in quite some time: Veteran Depth. No, we haven’t seen much from Harrell in his three seasons in South Bend. But he’s among the elder statesmen in Harry Hiestand’s position group, and a piece of the puzzle that can shift inside and out.

  4. DE Adetokunbo Ogundeji commits to Notre Dame

    Jul 16, 2015, 8:13 PM EDT

    Adetokunbo Ogundeji

    In their search for a pass rusher, Notre Dame added an intriguing piece to the puzzle in Michigan defensive end Adetokunbo Ogundeji. The 6-foot-5, 225-pounder picked the Irish over offers from Rutgers, Oregon, Cal and Toledo in a ceremony on Thursday evening. Ogundeji was an early commitment to Western Michigan until he reopened his recruitment as his game tape spread across college football.

  5. Irish A-to-Z: Jarrett Grace

    Jul 16, 2015, 2:00 PM EDT

    Temple v Notre Dame

    His long road back after a catastrophic injury has been well-discussed. Now Jarrett Grace gets to the fun part—finding his way back to the middle of the Irish defense. Irish A-to-Z continues with a look at one of Notre Dame’s emotional leaders.

  6. Irish A-to-Z: Will Fuller

    Jul 16, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT

    William Fuller, Kendell Beckwith

    Will Fuller had the best statistical season of any sophomore wide receiver in Notre Dame history. (Read that sentence again.) Irish A-to-Z continues with Notre Dame’s returning Offensive Player of the Year.

  7. Offseason Mailbag: The ides of July

    Jul 15, 2015, 5:50 PM EDT

    New Mailbox

    Long time, no mailbag. Let’s change that.

  8. Offseason Q&A: Temple

    Jul 15, 2015, 4:21 PM EDT

    Matt Rhule

    After a rough opening stretch to begin the season, Notre Dame takes a well deserved week off after playing USC. They return on Halloween in the City of Brotherly Love to face Temple in Lincoln Financial Stadium, where the Temple Owls await.

  9. Irish A-to-Z: Tarean Folston

    Jul 15, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT

    Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

    Entering 2015, there’s no denying Tarean Folston is Notre Dame’s starting running back. We can talk about C.J. Prosise’s successful spring. We can wonder when Greg Bryant is going to reach his 5-star potential. Or we can maybe just appreciate the best Irish running back since—when, Julius Jones?

  10. Irish A-to-Z: Nicco Fertitta

    Jul 14, 2015, 4:26 PM EDT

    Lawrence Cager, Nicco Fertitta

    A pint-sized safety who committed to Notre Dame after camping in South Bend Las Vegas native Nicco Fertitta begins his collegiate career likely with a chip on his shoulder. It could be courtesy of a three-star ranking and some wondering what the Irish staff saw in the undersized defensive back. But more likely it’s just in the nature of the heat-seeking tackler, a pound-for-pound bruiser who seeks out big collisions, eager to prove his skeptics wrong.

  11. Notre Dame will get a visit from No. 1 DT Rashan Gary

    Jul 14, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT


    Notre Dame is still looking for the next Louis Nix and Stephon Tuitt. And it looks like they’re still in the running to land a prospect who might be more highly touted in 5-star defensive tackle Rashan Gary.

  12. Irish A-to-Z: Matthias Farley

    Jul 13, 2015, 1:33 PM EDT

    Matthias Farley

    Last spring, Matthias Farley was moved from safety to cornerback. After spending the better part of two seasons as a starter along the back line, Brian Kelly’s decision to shift Farley to cornerback—where the depth chart looked stocked with ascending talent—felt like a demotion after a poor 2013 season, even if the Irish head coach promised it wasn’t.

  13. Offseason Q&A: USC

    Jul 13, 2015, 10:30 AM EDT

    Cody Kessler

    Brian Kelly’s run of success against rival USC came to a screeching halt last year in the Coliseum, with Notre Dame getting run out of South Los Angeles in lopsided fashion. After watching Kelly even things up after Pete Carroll built an ocean between the two programs, Steve Sarkisian’s win over the Irish rebooted the rivalry.

  14. Jumbo WR Chase Claypool commits to Notre Dame

    Jul 10, 2015, 10:58 PM EDT

    Rivals / Blue & Gold

    Chase Claypool committed to Notre Dame from The Opening on Friday evening, a very big pickup for the Fighting Irish’s 2016 recruiting class. Very big might not actually cover it, because at 6-foot-6, Claypool will immediately become one of the largest skill players in the country when he steps foot onto campus next summer.

  15. Irish A-to-Z: Steve Elmer

    Jul 10, 2015, 11:44 AM EDT

    Purdue v Notre Dame

    At this time last year, Steve Elmer was on track to start at guard for the Irish—staying on the interior of the offensive line when many had projected him to be a tackle. Yet entering fall camp, Brian Kelly and Harry Hiestand pushed Elmer outside to right tackle, hoping the promising youngster could make the transition outside just as smoothly as he had done everything else in his collegiate career.

  16. Irish A-to-Z: Micah Dew-Treadway

    Jul 9, 2015, 1:08 PM EDT

    Early enrollee freshman Micah Dew-Treadway jump-started his college football career this spring, joining classmates Tristen Hoge, Te’von Coney and Jerry Tillery learning about life at the next level. Let’s take a look at our next installment of Irish A-to-Z.

  17. All eyes on The Opening

    Jul 9, 2015, 11:58 AM EDT

    Some of college football’s elite prospects are soaking up life in Beaverton, Oregon, hosted by Nike and taking part in The Opening. Never heard of it? It’s the now-annual training combine and 7-on-7 tournament that serves as a mecca to the college football recruiting industry.

  18. Irish A-to-Z: Michael Deeb

    Jul 8, 2015, 11:04 AM EDT


    Last spring, Michael Deeb looked like a front runner to emerge in the middle of Notre Dame’s defense. This spring? He was buried behind a group of talented players and experimenting with a position change.

  19. Dilfer praises Malik Zaire at Elite 11

    Jul 7, 2015, 11:58 AM EDT

    Malik Zaire, J.R. Tavai

    Camp counselor or participant? Those watching Malik Zaire at The Opening were struggling to figure that out.

  20. Irish A-to-Z: Sheldon Day

    Jul 7, 2015, 9:45 AM EDT

    North Carolina v Notre Dame

    One of the most important pieces of the offseason came when Sheldon Day decided to return to South Bend for his senior season. Day made the choice after a well-chronicled re-recruitment, with Notre Dame’s coaching staff and athletic director Jack Swarbrick laying out for Day the benefits of returning, including a school-supplied insurance policy.

  21. Offseason Q&A: Navy

    Jul 6, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT

    Keenan Reynolds, Joe Nauert, James Kelly

    As it does annually, Notre Dame’s game with Navy is a terrifying proposition. While the Irish haven’t lost to Ken Niumatalolo’s team since 2010, the Midshipmen have pushed the Irish to the max—and the Navy hangover is beginning to be a thing. The Washington Post’s Gene Wang joins us for an offseason update.

  22. Irish A-to-Z: Scott Daly

    Jul 3, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT

    Purdue v Notre Dame

    Anonymous long-snappers are the best kind of long snappers. And for the better part of two seasons, Scott Daly was exactly that. Irish A-to-Z continues with a look at a man who is no longer anonymous.

  23. OL Parker Boudreaux commits to Notre Dame

    Jul 2, 2015, 1:05 PM EDT


    Notre Dame’s 2016 recruiting class added a big commitment from Florida offensive lineman Parker Boudreaux today. One of the country’s top interior linemen chose Notre Dame in a online video done in collaboration with Bleacher Report.

  24. Irish A-to-Z: Shaun Crawford

    Jul 2, 2015, 11:11 AM EDT

    Cleveland Plain Dealer

    Great football players come in all shapes and sizes. Incoming freshman Shaun Crawford will likely prove that. The diminutive cornerback comes to South Bend looking to make a big impact.

  25. Offseason Q&A: Clemson

    Jul 1, 2015, 2:30 PM EDT

    South Carolina v Clemson

    When you look at Notre Dame’s 2015 schedule, it’s hard to skip past the Irish’s trip to Clemson. Returning to Death Valley for the first time since Joe Montana led a comeback victory in 1977, Brian Kelly’s squad will take on Dabo Swinney’s impressive team, the makings of a football game with College Football Playoff implications. Shakin’ the Southland’s Brian Lewis gets us up to speed.