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  1. Irish A-to-Z: Nick Martin

    Jul 21, 2014, 3:22 PM EDT

    USC v Notre Dame

    No, he’s not his brother. But center Nick Martin should solidify his standing as one of the top centers in the country in 2014. After an injury ended his debut season in the starting lineup early, Martin returns healthy after knee surgery, giving Notre Dame a key anchor in the middle of Harry Hiestand’s offensive line.

  2. Irish A-to-Z: Tyler Luatua

    Jul 21, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

    Rivals.com

    After losing Troy Niklas and Alex Welch from the depth chart, Notre Dame needed to restock a position that’s been very kind to the Irish over the past few years. Irish A-to-Z continues with freshman tight end Tyler Luatua.

  3. Irish A-to-Z: Cole Luke

    Jul 20, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

    Keenan Reynolds, Justin Utopo, Cole Luke

    A year after contributing as a freshman, Cole Luke’s assignment will be a bit more ambitious in 2014. One of three cornerbacks who is expected to play major minutes, Irish A-to-Z continues with the sophomore cover man.

  4. Irish A-to-Z: Christian Lombard

    Jul 19, 2014, 5:01 PM EDT

    Christian Lombard

    One of four graduate students on the Irish roster, Christian Lombard feels like he’s been a part of the Notre Dame football program for a long time. As one of Charlie Weis’ earliest commitments in the 2010 class, Lombard has seen coaching changes, position switches and injury challenges in his five years in South Bend.

  5. Irish A-to-Z: Ben Koyack

    Jul 19, 2014, 3:24 PM EDT

    New Era Pinstripe Bowl - Rutgers v Notre Dame

    After two underwhelming seasons in South Bend, Ben Koyack finally emerged as a legitimate threat late last season. And with Troy Niklas’ unexpected departure to the NFL, Koyack has a chance to be the next in a line of impressive tight ends playing on Sundays. The Irish A-to-Z continues with a look at Notre Dame’s starting tight end.

  6. Weekend notes: Football just around the corner

    Jul 18, 2014, 5:51 PM EDT

    New York Post

    As we head into a beautiful July weekend, the beginning of football is closer than you may think. Let’s take a tour around some of the better articles I read this week.

  7. Irish A-to-Z: DeShone Kizer

    Jul 17, 2014, 3:04 PM EDT

    Toledo Blade

    With just two other scholarship quarterbacks on the roster, incoming freshman DeShone Kizer begins his college career a bit closer to the playing field than any head coach would like. Our latest in Irish A-to-Z looks at Notre Dame’s quarterback from the 2014 recruiting class.

  8. Irish A-to-Z: Jarron Jones

    Jul 17, 2014, 12:27 PM EDT

    Matt Cashore - USA Today

    Injuries to Louis Nix and Kona Schwenke gave Jarron Jones his shot at a new position. The rising junior took advantage of his opportunities. Our next installment in Irish A-to-Z takes a look at Notre Dame’s new starting defensive tackle.

  9. Irish A-to-Z: Torii Hunter Jr.

    Jul 16, 2014, 6:06 PM EDT

    Hunter Jr

    When Notre Dame added Torii Hunter Jr. to the roster on Signing Day 2013, the Irish did more than just add another famous father to the family section at Notre Dame Stadium. Our next installment on Irish A-to-Z looks at a rising sophomore who is healthy after entering Notre Dame with a major injury.

  10. Notre Dame releases design updates for FieldTurf

    Jul 16, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

    Few football programs need a press release to discuss the markings on their home football field. But after months of wonderment by certain segments of the Irish football fanbase, the athletic department gave us an early “look” at what the new synthetic playing surface will look like when Notre Dame takes the field this fall.

  11. Irish A-to-Z: Chase Hounshell

    Jul 15, 2014, 12:43 PM EDT

    Hounshell

    Entering his senior season, Chase Hounshell’s career has been defined by what’s kept him off the field, not his performance on it. Our next installment in Irish A-to-Z looks closer at the Ohio native who has battled back from multiple shoulder injuries.

  12. Golson’s return to Elite 11 takes him full circle

    Jul 15, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Notre Dame Football Spring Practice

    Everett Golson spent part of last week as a counselor at the Elite 11 quarterback camp, held at Nike’s headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. And while he earned rave reviews for his work on the playing field as an instructor, he also earned more than his fair share of kudos for his maturity off of it.

  13. Irish A-to-Z: Corey Holmes

    Jul 14, 2014, 6:15 PM EDT

    Orlando Sentinel

    While TJ Jones is gone, Notre Dame might have signed a receiver that looks and plays an awful lot like him in incoming freshman Corey Holmes. Irish A-to-Z continues with the incoming freshman receiver from Fort Lauderdale’s St. Thomas Aquinas, one of the elite programs in the country.

  14. Irish A-to-Z: Kolin Hill

    Jul 13, 2014, 8:45 AM EDT

    Instagram

    One of the last players on Notre Dame’s radar during the 2014 recruiting cycle was Kolin Hill. Our next installment in the Irish A-to-Z series takes a look at the incoming freshman from Texas.

  15. Irish A-to-Z: Mike Heuerman

    Jul 12, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

    Heuerman

    After spending 2013 on the sidelines, opportunity comes to Mike Heuerman in 2014. With Troy Niklas a surprise entrant in the NFL Draft and the departure of veteran Alex Welch to Miami (Ohio), Heuerman and fellow sophomore Durham Smythe are the next men in for Brian Kelly and the Irish offense.

  16. Irish A-to-Z: Matt Hegarty

    Jul 11, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

    BYU v Notre Dame

    Matt Hegarty’s football career almost ended when a stroke suffered during a November practice in 2012 revealed two small holes in his heart. Healthy again and a key contributor late in 2013, our next stop on the Irish A-to-Z train takes a look at the New Mexico native and his road back onto the playing field.

  17. Watch Lists: Brindza, Day, Koyack and Martin join club

    Jul 11, 2014, 8:59 AM EDT

    Kyle Brindza, Ben Turk

    Watch List week continues with more Irish veterans recognized for their potential 2014 season. In addition to Everett Golson, KeiVarae Russell and Jaylon Smith, four more Irish players found their names on awards lists, with Kyle Brindza, Sheldon Day, Ben Koyack and Nick Martin being tabbed.

  18. Watch: Notre Dame Stadium FieldTurf install in progress

    Jul 10, 2014, 9:47 AM EDT

    A new time-lapse video released by Fighting Irish Digital Media and UND.com gives us an update on the FieldTurf installation going inside Notre Dame Stadium.

  19. Irish A-to-Z: Jay Hayes

    Jul 10, 2014, 9:26 AM EDT

    247Sports

    Notre Dame scoured the country for recruits as they prepared for life after Louis Nix and Stephon Tuitt. Our next A-to-Z installment looks at Jay Hayes, the incoming freshman defensive lineman looking to replace them.

  20. Irish A-to-Z: Mark Harrell

    Jul 10, 2014, 8:17 AM EDT

    Mark Harrell

    Entering his junior season, offensive lineman Mark Harrell has yet to make his way onto the field for the Irish. Our next installment in Irish A-to-Z takes a closer look at the Charlotte native and what he needs to do to see the field.