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  1. Elite left tackle Hegarty commits to Irish

    Apr 29, 2010, 10:31 AM EDT

    Brian Kelly is on an absolute roll right now, and his latest recruiting conquest is uber blue-chipper Matthew Hegarty out of New Mexico, widely considered one of the best true left tackles in the country. “I think when you take it all in, the overall opportunity there, taking it to the next level and the…

  2. Spring Solutions: Running Backs

    Apr 28, 2010, 2:02 PM EDT

    (The first in a series of updates on the positional battles that took place during spring practice.) It doesn’t seem like too long ago that rumors were swirling about a possible position switch for Cierre Wood. With Wood buried on the depth chart behind Armando Allen, Robert Hughes, Jonas Gray, and Theo Riddick, there were…

  3. Top TE prospect Koyack chooses Notre Dame

    Apr 27, 2010, 1:53 PM EDT

    As the days pass, it’s becoming more and more evident that the worries Irish fans had about Brian Kelly being able to recruit blue-chip prospects is obsolete. National recruit Ben Koyack, out of Oil City, Pennsylvania, has given his verbal commitment to the Fighting Irish, just three days after visiting campus for the Blue-Gold Game.…

  4. Weekend leftovers: Blue-Gold, Draft, Recruiting, etc.

    Apr 26, 2010, 3:14 PM EDT

    If you’re looking for a good place to catch some extended video from the Blue-Gold Game, head over to UND.com where there’s plenty of good stuff. But, if you’re looking for say… five minutes and 36 seconds of highlights, well — you’ve come to the right place. After watching this, you’ve got to feel good…

  5. Hanratty, Springmann, and Grace join recruiting class

    Apr 25, 2010, 4:13 PM EDT

    Lost amidst the news of the Blue-Gold game, head coach Brian Kelly received the pledge of three more recruits yesterday: Conor Hanratty, Tony Springmann, and Jarrett Grace. Hanratty, an offensive lineman from Connecticut, is the son of former Irish quarterback Terry Hanratty. He had offers from Boston College, Iowa, Maryland, and Wisconsin, but the draw…

  6. Five things we learned: The Blue-Gold Game

    Apr 24, 2010, 4:02 PM EDT

    In front of 27,241 fans eager for a fresh start, the Brian Kelly Era took its first snaps at Notre Dame Stadium. After five months of transition, questions, and worries, quarterbacks Dayne Crist and Nate Montana led their Blue and Gold squads respectively, and assured all of us that regardless of who coaches the football…

  7. Golden Tate and Pete Carroll join forces in Seattle

    Apr 23, 2010, 8:17 PM EDT

    If Pete Carroll didn’t know what Golden Tate could do, nobody did. Tate shredded USC last year, guiding the Irish back from the brink before ultimately falling short, and the former Trojan coach rewarded Golden for his work by making him the 28th pick of the second round. Since the end of the first round,…

  8. Clausen lands with the Panthers as the 48th pick

    Apr 23, 2010, 7:22 PM EDT

    The wait is over for Jimmy Clausen. The Carolina Panthers have selected Clausen at pick 48, ending the seemingly eternal wait for Clausen, who expected to go in the top fifteen picks of the draft. Clausen lands with an NFL team that released its veteran starting quarterback in Jake Delhomme, and now battles Matt Moore…

  9. Rosters set for the Blue-Gold Game

    Apr 23, 2010, 6:35 PM EDT

    Notre Dame released the rosters for tomorrow’s Blue-Gold Game, with both squads featuring a number of starters. The Blue team features Michael Floyd, Armando Allen, Kyle Rudolph, Dayne Crist on offense and Gary Gray, Jamoris Slaughter, Anthony McDonald, Brian Smith, and Ethan Johnson on defense. The Gold team will feature Nate Montana, Shaq Evans, Duval…

  10. Live Blog coming: Blue-Gold Game edition

    Apr 23, 2010, 1:35 PM EDT

    While we’ll get to the rest of Friday’s headlines and a little bit more NFL Draft talk, I wanted to let everybody know that it’s been far too long since we live-blogged a Notre Dame football game. Tomorrow, we’ll be following every play of the Blue-Gold game, bringing you as much information and insight possible…

  11. Both Clausen and Tate go undrafted in the first round

    Apr 22, 2010, 11:30 PM EDT

    And so fall the Irish… After months of speculation and endless debate between Mel Kiper and Todd McShay, Jimmy Clausen plummeted out of the first round of the NFL Draft. So too did his Biletnikoff Award-winning teammate Golden Tate, making two of the most prolific offensive players in college football, and two of Notre Dame’s…

  12. Blue-Gold Game format set

    Apr 22, 2010, 3:17 PM EDT

    After years where advanced mathematics were needed to decide who won the Blue-Gold game, Brian Kelly and his staff have taken a decidedly more conventional plan for the annual spring game. Kelly spoke to the media yesterday after practice, giving us the details of Saturday’s game, along with a few more updates on the playing…

  13. Irish and Spartans have a date night planned

    Apr 22, 2010, 1:42 PM EDT

    (Forgive me for the mediocre headline, but I caught Date Night last weekend with Steve Carrell and Tina Fey and found myself laughing far more than I expected. Solid flick that’ll entertain just about everyone, unless you’ve got a problem with a shirtless Mark Wahlberg.) Notre Dame and Michigan State will be playing under the…

  14. Crist, Rudolph set to play in Blue-Gold Game

    Apr 21, 2010, 1:53 PM EDT

    WNDU’s Jeff Jeffers is reporting that Dayne Crist will play in Saturday’s Blue-Gold Game. From WNDU: Irish quarterback Dayne Crist will play in Saturday’s Blue-Gold Game, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly told NewsCenter 16 Sports Director Jeff Jeffers in a 1-on-1 interview Tuesday afternoon. Crist will continue to be ‘protected’ during the game—as he has…

  15. Matthias Farley is the fourth to join the 2011 recruiting class

    Apr 21, 2010, 12:40 PM EDT

    North Carolina safety Matthias Farley is the fourth player to verbally commit to Brian Kelly and the Fighting Irish. He did so just 24 hours after visiting campus, adding a much needed defensive back to the recruiting mix. Recruiting guru Tom Lemming ranks Farley as the best safety in North Carolina, and Farley had offers…

  16. Roles for Crist and Rudolph unknown for Blue-Gold game

    Apr 20, 2010, 3:45 PM EDT

    With Saturday’s Blue-Gold game fast approaching, look for something official out of Brian Kelly on the role of quarterback Dayne Crist and tight end Kyle Rudolph during the scrimmage. The two focal points for the Irish offense are both on their way back from surgeries, and their availability in the annual spring game is still…

  17. Quarterback carousel gets started

    Apr 20, 2010, 12:38 PM EDT

    The Florida Gators locked in one of the elite quarterbacks of the 2011 class this week when Florida prep star Jeff Driskel committed to Floria over a pack of top SEC programs. While that recruitment seemingly has nothing to do with notre Dame, Driskel’s decision could’ve set forth the recruiting carousel that’ll likely result in…

  18. Changes in program come down to the smallest detail

    Apr 19, 2010, 4:01 PM EDT

    Saw a snippet this weekend that I thought was a great encapsulation of the wholesale changes that Brian Kelly is making to this football program. While many have spoken about the new philosophies and systems that Kelly is incorporating, one of the largest changes is quite literal: The Irish will be playing a different brand…

  19. Irish reel in kicking recruit

    Apr 18, 2010, 7:31 PM EDT

    Notre Dame received a verbal commitment from kicker Kyle Brindza of Canton, Michigan earlier this weekend. Recruited by defensive backs coach Chuck Martin, Brindza is a unique recruit because he’s not sure if he’ll enroll at Notre Dame next fall or in 2011. Bridnza is set to graduate after his junior year at Plymouth High…