Aug 17, 2015, 1:41 AM EDT
We tackle a variety of topics—including Jarron Jones’ injury—in this edition of the mailbag.
Aug 15, 2015, 2:45 PM EDT
Notre Dame has lost defensive tackle Jarron Jones for the season. The senior defensive tackle suffered an MCL injury that’ll require surgery, Irish head coach Brian Kelly confirmed on Saturday.
Aug 15, 2015, 10:05 AM EDT
Harry Hiestand has all but completed his 2016 recruiting work, landing the trio of Tommy Kraemer, Parker Boudreaux and Liam Eichenberg. Now he’s nearly halfway done with his work for the 2017 class as well.
Aug 15, 2015, 9:42 AM EDT
Late Friday evening, rumors started swirling about a potentially serious knee injury to starting defensive tackle Jarron Jones. The senior from Rochester, New York, who is coming off a foot injury suffered late last season that required surgery, is a key building block to the Irish’s defensive front.
Aug 14, 2015, 1:38 PM EDT
A surprisingly productive freshman season was cut short when Drue Tranquill tore his ACL against Louisville, another season-ending injury that derailed the Irish defense. But Tranquill’s recover has been nothing short of miraculous, and is a telling detail about the work ethic and impressive physicality of the Indiana native.
Aug 14, 2015, 12:17 PM EDT
With the trip to Culver complete, Notre Dame enters the dog days of training camp. More than a week in, there are no restrictions on the football team, so this week featured two-a-days, full pads, and some intense competition as the depth chart begins to shake out.
Aug 13, 2015, 1:21 PM EDT
Heading into fall camp, it looked like Notre Dame was still looking for a way to get under the 85-man limit. But after transfers and departures, the Irish football program managed to find itself was a scholarship to spare. The beneficiary? Walk-on running back Josh Anderson.
Aug 13, 2015, 12:19 PM EDT
Few freshmen in recent memory have earned as much advanced buzz as defensive tackle Jerry Tillery. The early-enrollee wowed during spring football, benefitting greatly from downtime taken by the starting duo of Sheldon Day and Jarron Jones. Even as Notre Dame’s staff has worked to restock the front four depth chart, Tillery quickly moved to the front of the line, an anomaly for a first year player, especially one that should’ve been in high school during his first 15 practices.
Aug 13, 2015, 11:09 AM EDT
Notre Dame revealed their Shamrock Series uniforms for the November date against Boston College in Fenway Park. And as you’d expect, it sparked quite an online discussion from people who debate and discuss things like alternate uniforms.
Aug 12, 2015, 7:27 PM EDT
Notre Dame’s ineligible running back Greg Bryant looks to still be playing football this fall. And that could mean the end of his time in South Bend.
Aug 12, 2015, 3:15 PM EDT
Notre Dame went back into Indianapolis and pulled out another defensive lineman in Brandon Tiassum. Big, long and athletic, Tiassum profiles similarly to classmate Elijah Taylor, showing the type of versatility to play at either defensive tackle spot with hopes that they’ll get some pass rush from him as well.
Aug 12, 2015, 2:12 PM EDT
Brought in as an interior defensive lineman, Cincinnati’s Elijah Taylor looks like the type of stout run-stopper that Bob Diaco would’ve coveted as a nose guard. But in Brian VanGorder’s system, Taylor will have the opportunity to do more than two-gap at the point of attack.
Aug 12, 2015, 12:56 PM EDT
It’s mailbag time. And we’ve got FOOTBALL to talk about!
Aug 11, 2015, 2:58 PM EDT
Notre Dame landed their most important recruit last winter when Ronnie Stanley decided to stay in school. A fast-rising tackle prospect who some believed could’ve been the first offensive lineman off the board in the NFL Draft, Stanley decided to return to South Bend, to anchor the Irish offensive line and to build himself into an elite prospect.
Aug 11, 2015, 2:01 PM EDT
Notre Dame football already has its own television network, with NBC the broadcast partner of the Fighting Irish since 1991. Now Notre Dame is taking its game to premium cable, joining with Showtime for a season-long television series.
Aug 11, 2015, 11:57 AM EDT
The Notre Dame football team is in their final day of workouts at the Culver Academies, spending the morning in full pads before making their way back to campus. Tomorrow marks the beginning of two-a-day sessions, one of three planned this training camp.
Aug 10, 2015, 1:30 PM EDT
After a long battle that included many West Coast powers, Notre Dame landed talented wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown just before Signing Day, the end of a long recruitment by Notre Dame’s associate head coach Mike Denbrock. A long, fast, intriguing athlete, St. Brown now joins one of the most talented position groups on campus.
Aug 10, 2015, 11:41 AM EDT
After two seasons waiting his turn, junior tight end Durham Smythe is ready for his opportunity to be the next great Notre Dame tight end. The Texas native, who’ll open up his junior season against the in-state team he was long committed to as a recruit, has the inside track on a starting job with no incumbent, the first time in a long time that’s happened.
Aug 9, 2015, 3:52 PM EDT
Following in the footsteps of graduate transfer Cody Riggs, Avery Sebastian comes to Notre Dame for a single season, hoping to finish off his eligibility in style. A former Cal safety, Sebastian might not find a place in the starting lineup like Riggs did, but he’ll certainly help buoy a position that lacks ideal depth.
Aug 8, 2015, 2:10 PM EDT
Coming off of a 100-tackle sophomore season that earned him a mention on the AP’s All-American second team, Jaylon Smith returns for his third season in South Bend with the expectations for greatness even higher. After spending 2014 learning how to play linebacker from the inside out, Smith now will be asked to do something he only did in spurts last season: Dominate.
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