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  1. Irish A-to-Z: Tyler Luatua

    Jul 27, 2015, 11:52 AM EDT

    Property of the South Bend Tribune

    Looking for a sledgehammer in an offense that sometimes gets branded finesse? Look no further than tight end Tyler Luatua. The big-bodied thumper may not look like the rest of the tight end depth chart, but certainly will come in handy as the Irish do their best to transform into a run-to-win team in 2015.

  2. Irish A-to-Z: DeShone Kizer

    Jul 26, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT

    Purdue v Notre Dame

    The big news of the spring was supposed to be DeShone Kizer ascending to the job of holder on field goals and PATs. Instead, Kizer is one snap away from being Notre Dame’s starting quarterback, his development kick-started with Everett Golson’s decision to transfer.

  3. Offseason Q&A: Wake Forest

    Jul 24, 2015, 2:00 PM EDT

    Dave Clawson

    After Jim Grobe presided over the Wake Forest football program for 13 seasons, the school made a change bringing in coach Dave Clawson after five consecutive losing seasons. What followed was ugly, an understandable bottoming out—and a three-win season that may have been one of the least impressive in any Power Five conference.

  4. Irish A-to-Z: Jarron Jones

    Jul 24, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT

    Notre Dame v Syracuse

    After struggling to find his way in the program as a defensive end, Jarron Jones saw a lightbulb come on after filling in for Louis Nix at nose guard. With no other options available, the Irish defensive staff called on Jones to fill Nix’s sizeable void, and Jones responded—turning the trajectory of his career around in the process.

  5. Irish A-to-Z: Alizé Jones

    Jul 23, 2015, 1:15 PM EDT

    Alize Jones, Cordell Broadus

    Notre Dame won a long recruiting battle for Alizé Jones, landing one of the best tight ends in the country over UCLA. To the victor goes one of the most ready-made pass catching tight ends in the country, and Notre Dame gets a potential difference maker from the moment Jones takes the field.

  6. Irish A-to-Z: Torii Hunter Jr.

    Jul 23, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT

    Torii Hunter Jr., Corey Robinson, Ben Koyack

    After a long recovery following a gruesome non-contact injury at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, Torii Hunter Jr. fought his way back to the field in 2014. Now comes the hard part—playing up to the potential that had many so excited before the broken femur.

  7. Irish A-to-Z: Chase Hounshell

    Jul 22, 2015, 1:00 PM EDT

    Hounshell

    The fact that Chase Hounshell is still a part of Notre Dame’s football program is noteworthy. After shoulder surgeries essentially derailed the defensive lineman’s career, Hounshell was given the opportunity to reinvent himself this spring, serving as a tight end when many expected him to be done with the program.

  8. Irish A-to-Z: Corey Holmes

    Jul 22, 2015, 8:00 AM EDT

    Irish Illustrated / Matt Cashore

    Notre Dame finally got back into Florida high school powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas when they landed Corey Holmes. After establishing in roads with Sam Young and holding court with specialists Ben Turk and Jordan Cowart, landing an elite receiver out of one of the country’s best programs was the handy work of Tony Alford.

  9. Irish A-to-Z: Tristen Hoge

    Jul 21, 2015, 2:00 PM EDT

    247 Sports

    Harry Hiestand finally recruited a true center in early-enrollee freshman Tristen Hoge. Now it’s up to the two-time Idaho state player of the year to earn the opportunity to replace Nick Martin at the heart of the Irish offensive line.

  10. Offseason Q&A: Pitt

    Jul 21, 2015, 12:39 PM EDT

    Pat Narduzzi

    Our Offseason Q&As continue as we look at Pat Narduzzi’s Pitt Panthers. Anson Whaley of Cardiac Hill gets us up to speed.

  11. Irish A-to-Z: Kolin Hill

    Jul 20, 2015, 3:30 PM EDT

    Stanford v Notre Dame

    Rising sophomore Kolin Hill had a dazzling debut, notching 1.5 sacks against Michigan to send the Wolverines packing. Irish A-to-Z continues as we look at one of Notre Dame’s best pass rushers.

  12. Irish A-to-Z: Mike Heuerman

    Jul 20, 2015, 12:05 PM EDT

    Heuerman

    When Notre Dame recruited Mike Heuerman, they were chasing a tight end unlike any other on their roster. Undersized but highly-touted, Heuerman didn’t look like Kyle Rudolph, Tyler Eifert or Ben Koyack, but he certainly came with a similar recruiting pedigree.

    Irish A-to-Z continues.

  13. Mailbag: Part 2 (A-to-Z, Ishaq, CJ and more)

    Jul 20, 2015, 11:37 AM EDT

    C. J. Prosise

    We finish up the mailbag, talking the A-to-Z marathon, the Irish return game, Ishaq’s fate and travel logistics.

  14. Irish A-to-Z: Jay Hayes

    Jul 18, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT

    via Twitter

    The emergency removal of Jay Hayes’ redshirt gives you an idea that Notre Dame’s coaching staff believes in the young defensive lineman. But burning Hayes’ redshirt was also immediately followed by a significant ankle injury against USC, making it difficult to get a season’s worth of work in the year’s final three games and bowl practices.

  15. 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.

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

    Jul 17, 2015, 3:05 PM EDT

    150608_MalikZaire

    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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.