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  1. Get ready, Signing Day is almost here

    Feb 3, 2015, 3:09 PM EDT

    Fax Machine

    Tomorrow is officially Christmas morning for college football junkies. So before the sun rises, we’ll be monitoring the proceedings as we go wall-to-wall on National Signing Day.

  2. Early Enrollees: Tristen Hoge

    Feb 3, 2015, 1:45 PM EDT

    247 Sports

    Here’s a closer look at early enrollee, center Tristen Hoge.

  3. Early Enrollees: Micah Dew-Treadway

    Feb 3, 2015, 10:49 AM EDT

    247 Sports

    A look at early enrollee Micah Dew-Treadway

  4. Early Enrollees: Tevon Coney

    Feb 2, 2015, 4:04 PM EDT

    247 Sports

    With National Signing Day coming this Wednesdayy, here’s a closer look at early enrollee Tevon Coney.

  5. Reports: Kerry Cooks heading to Oklahoma

    Feb 2, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT

    Kerry Cooks

    It appears that Brian Kelly will be filling a hole on his coaching staff after Signing Day. Multiple reports, from both Norman and South Bend, have Irish secondary coach Kerry Cooks leaving Notre Dame to join Bob Stoops’ staff at Oklahoma.

  6. Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown elected into Pro Football Hall of Fame

    Jan 31, 2015, 10:03 PM EDT

    Tim Brown of the University of Notre Dame

    Former Notre Dame football standouts Jerome Bettis and Tim Brown were both elected in to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night. Bettis played for the Irish from 1990-92 while Brown played in South Bend from 1984-87, winning the Heisman Trophy after his senior season.

  7. All quiet on the recruiting front (for now)

    Jan 30, 2015, 12:21 PM EDT

    ESB

    Notre Dame welcomes safety prospect Arrington Farrar to campus this weekend. The Irish coaching staff finishes up a chaotic cross-country week visiting prospects both committed and interested (and some somewhere in between).

  8. ACC scheduling puts Irish in the crosshairs

    Jan 29, 2015, 1:37 PM EDT

    acc-football-logo

    The ACC announced their 2015 conference football schedule. And the six dates with Notre Dame seem to take center stage.

  9. Moore says Notre Dame treated Frozen Five fairly

    Jan 28, 2015, 2:55 PM EDT

    Notre Dame v Stanford

    Kendall Moore’s football career did not end as planned. The fifth-year senior never saw the playing field after being pulled from the team in August as part of an academic dishonesty probe that kept DaVaris Daniels, KeiVarae Russell and Ishaq Williams out for the 2014 season — and school year — as well. (Eilar Hardy returned to the team in late October.)

  10. Irish land late official visit from safety Arrington Farrar

    Jan 28, 2015, 2:24 PM EDT

    Arrington Farrar

    Brian Kelly took a trip to Atlanta and made his in-home visit to see safety Arrington Farrar. Things went so well that Farrar decided to take his final official visit before Signing Day to South Bend.

  11. Report: Notre Dame adds former UM strength coach Aaron Wellman

    Jan 27, 2015, 4:55 PM EDT

    MVictors.com

    Notre Dame strength coach Paul Longo has a new lieutenant. And he’s crossed enemy lines to join the Irish staff.

  12. Irish host safety recruit Justin Reid

    Jan 26, 2015, 11:26 AM EDT

    Justin Reid

    Notre Dame has a final need in their recruiting class. And over the weekend, they sold Louisiana safety Justin Reid that he could fill it.

  13. Mailbag: Sunday delivery

    Jan 25, 2015, 2:28 PM EDT

    Jarrett Grace

    A special Sunday delivery of the Mailbag. Let’s get to some questions.

  14. As expected, Eilar Hardy to transfer for fifth year

    Jan 25, 2015, 11:16 AM EDT

    Navy v Notre Dame

    Safety Eilar Hardy will finish his college football career elsewhere. After four seasons in South Bend, Hardy will earn his Notre Dame degree and be free to play out his eligibility in another program.

  15. Mailbag: Finding the right 85 guys

    Jan 23, 2015, 1:04 PM EDT

    Matthias Farley

    With less than two weeks to go before Signing Day, recruiting is the focus for the Irish coaching staff. But as we crack open the mailbag, we cover a bit more ground than the usual will-he or won’t-he that comes along with the first Wednesday in February.

  16. Prentice McKinney flips commitment to UNC

    Jan 22, 2015, 11:32 AM EDT

    Rivals

    One of Notre Dame’s long-time verbal commitments is no longer planning on joining the Irish’s 2015 recruiting class. Texas safety Prentice McKinney took an official visit to North Carolina last weekend and flipped his commitment to Larry Fedora’s Tar Heels on Wednesday, dropping Notre Dame’s recruiting class down to 22 players and just two safeties.

  17. Mailbag: Now Open

    Jan 21, 2015, 9:51 PM EDT

    New Mailbox

    Can we follow up last week’s excellence with another solid week of questions? Drop them below or @KeithArnold.

  18. Irish recruiting efforts coming into focus

    Jan 21, 2015, 1:43 PM EDT

    ESB

    While the Irish coaching staff traverses the country taking in-home visits, Notre Dame’s staff is close to putting the finishing touches on a stellar recruiting class. The additional of Aliz’e Jones pushes the Irish into a consensus Top 10 class — quite an accomplishment considering this was supposed to be a smaller group.

  19. DaVaris Daniels to enter NFL Draft

    Jan 20, 2015, 12:29 AM EDT

    Taylor Richards, DaVaris Daniels

    Star-crossed Notre Dame wide receiver DaVaris Daniels’ career with the Irish is over. After two seasons and two significant suspensions, Daniels decided to forgo any additional eligibility he has at the college level and turn professional.

  20. Kelly hits the recruiting trail to bring back Stanley and Day

    Jan 19, 2015, 3:00 PM EDT

    Notre Dame v Syracuse

    Say this for Brian Kelly. He learns from his mistakes.

    And after losing Stephon Tuitt and Troy Niklas after just three seasons in South Bend, Notre Dame’s head coach made sure he had a final say before Ronnie Stanley and Sheldon Day made their stay-or-go decision.

  21. Keivarae Russell gives update on off-field progress

    Jan 19, 2015, 1:44 PM EDT

    Notre Dame at USC

    KeiVarae Russell gives a promising update on his future in South Bend via (where else?) social media.

  22. Mailbag: So many questions, so little time

    Jan 16, 2015, 1:04 PM EDT

    HO

    Lots to discuss in our Friday mailbag. Position changes, 85 scholarships, Reggie Ho and more.

    (Collective thumbs up to all of you.)

  23. Irish land elite TE recruit Alize Jones

    Jan 15, 2015, 2:51 PM EDT

    MyLVSports.com

    After being committed to UCLA for months, Las Vegas tight end Alize Jones has flipped his pledge to Notre Dame. The bluechip recruit is widely acknowledged to be the best tight end in the country and plays high school football with current Irish commit Nicco Fertitta at Bishop Gorman.

  24. Dead period over, home stretch to recruiting begins

    Jan 15, 2015, 2:19 PM EDT

    Arrington Farrar

    The first College Football Playoff is over. And with less than three weeks to go before National Signing Day, the dead period has ended and the home stretch in recruiting has begun.

  25. Mailbag: Now Open

    Jan 14, 2015, 10:45 AM EDT

    New Mailbox

    There’s plenty to talk about. Have a question? Drop it below or on Twitter @KeithArnold.