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  1. OL Jerry Tillery gives commitment to ’15 class

    Jun 22, 2013, 5:49 PM EDT

    247Sports.com

    The star-studded recruiting weekend has yielded another commitment to Brian Kelly and the Fighting Irish. This time, it’s Louisiana offensive tackle Jerry Tillery, a highly touted ’15 offensive tackle recruit, who spent the weekend on campus at the Irish’s Future Stars camp. Tillery becomes the first pledge to the ’15 recruiting class, making his decision…

  2. Punter Tyler Newsome commits to Notre Dame

    Jun 21, 2013, 7:31 PM EDT

    Tyler Newsome

    Kyle Brindza looks like he’ll hold down both the place kicking and punting job this season. But come 2014, he’ll have some competition. Georgia punter Tyler Newsome committed to Notre Dame Friday afternoon, less than a day after being offered a scholarship by the Irish staff. “Officially committed to the University of Notre Dame,” Newsome…

  3. Big recruiting weekend for the Irish

    Jun 21, 2013, 3:36 PM EDT

    AJC.com

    Offseason recruiting is a tricky business. Even if the visits don’t result in a commitment, getting a recruit on campus over the summer — before an official visit — is critical to a team’s overall success in landing an elite player. Over the past few seasons, Brian Kelly and his staff have had great success…

  4. Freshman Focus: Devin Butler

    Jun 20, 2013, 8:09 PM EDT

    Devin Butler

    After looking at one of the highest profile recruits in the 2013 class, we focus on one of the most under-the-radar members of the #IrishMob. That’s to take nothing away from Washington D.C.’s Devin Butler, who fits the role of a perfect profile recruit. From a size perspective, Butler delivers everything defensive coordinator Bob Diaco…

  5. Freshman Focus: Greg Bryant

    Jun 19, 2013, 2:35 PM EDT

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    Not many skill players have come to Notre Dame in recent years with the expectations of Florida’s Greg Bryant. After a heralded prep career, Bryant walks onto campus with many believing he’s already the best running back in South Bend. Of course, heralded freshmen phenoms are nothing new for the Irish. But getting the type…

  6. Irish positioned well for the future

    Jun 19, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Brian Kelly

    As part of their build up for the upcoming season, ESPN’s Insiders took a look at the health of major programs as they are positioned for the future. While Power Rankings have turned into a staple of just about every daily website, a Future Power Ranking was a cool idea. The group of Travis Haney,…

  7. Freshman Focus: Hunter Bivin

    Jun 18, 2013, 10:50 AM EDT

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    When Hunter Bivin gave a verbal commitment to Notre Dame, most fans thought the Irish were getting a prototype offensive tackle that had the chance to compete for the job of Zack Martin’s replacement. It turns out the Irish were getting much, much more, with the versatile Bivin being a veritable Swiss Army Knife for…

  8. Hunter’s recovery hits a snag

    Jun 16, 2013, 12:41 PM EDT

    Torii Hunter Jr

    With the freshman class on campus and the football team starting voluntary workouts and summer school, the team is now in the hands of strength coach Paul Longo and medical trainer Rob Hunt. That’s good news for an important recruiting class that will likely have a few early contributors come September. One athlete who doesn’t…

  9. Kelly, Martin visit New England coaching staff

    Jun 13, 2013, 8:17 PM EDT

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    Caught up in the commotion of DeShone Kizer’s commitment to the Irish was the news of how Kizer actually committed to Notre Dame. The 6-foot-5, 210-pound quarterback called to deliver the good news to Brian Kelly and the head coach wasn’t in South Bend, but actually in New England spending some time with Bill Belicheck…

  10. Irish defensive line listed as top in the nation

    Jun 12, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

    Notre Dame defensive players Tuitt, Nix III, and Te'O celebrate after breaking up a play in the fourth quarter during their win over USC in their NCAA college football game at the Coliseum in Los Angeles

    For those worried about the Irish defensive line after the surprising loss of Eddie Vanderdoes, it’s probably worth taking a look at who’s returning along the Irish front. Just about everybody. While the Irish lose senior captain Kapron Lewis-Moore to graduation, they return five of their top six players up front, including All-American caliber talent…

  11. Notre Dame, ASU will play in 2014 after all

    Jun 12, 2013, 11:52 AM EDT

    Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl - Navy v Arizona State

    After a lot of grumbling by Arizona State athletic director Steve Patterson, it appears that Notre Dame and Arizona State’s game in 2014 will go on after all. The Sun Devil’s athletic director took to the internet yesterday to announce that the Irish’s date in Tempe that looked to be in jeopardy is back on…

  12. QB DeShone Kizer commits to Notre Dame

    Jun 11, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

    Toledo Blade

    Notre Dame received the commitment of Toledo quarterback DeShone Kizer Tuesday. The 6-foot-5, 210-pound quarterback had offers from Alabama, Arkansas, LSU, Penn State, and Tennessee among others. “I am privileged to say that I will be continuing my Fighting Irish tradition by playing football at the University of Notre Dame!” Kizer Tweeted this afternoon. Kizer’s…

  13. Weekend catch-up: Schmidt earns scholarship (and more)

    Jun 10, 2013, 5:41 PM EDT

    Notre Dame Purdue Football

    We’re a week away from freshman reporting to summer school — finalizing the assembly of the 2013 Fighting Irish football team on campus and beginning offseason workouts. Across the country, guys like Greg Bryant and Jaylon Smith say goodbye to home and high school and prepare to go from All-Everything recruits to freshmen football players,…

  14. Fantasy Camp fun

    Jun 7, 2013, 7:01 PM EDT

    Rocket

    As someone that had the opportunity to participate in this coaching staff’s very first Fantasy Camp, I can tell you that it’s an incredible experience. The Notre Dame staff roles out the red carpet for both campers and returning alums, making the short week one of the best experiences you could ever hope for if…

  15. Kelly names Rees starting quarterback

    Jun 6, 2013, 1:40 AM EDT

    Rees Kelly

    Editors Note: While there’s no doubt that Rees will be the starting quarterback against Temple, the headline of this story has been tweaked to be a little less definitive, as talking at a banquet hardly construes an official announcement. UPDATE: It appears that Kelly did more than hint at Rees being the frontrunner for the…

  16. Calm down, everybody: Elijah Hood & Roll Toilet

    Jun 5, 2013, 6:39 PM EDT

    NCHSAA Playoffs

    In one of the great examples of June being the Sahara for college football fans, Notre Dame recruit Elijah Hood, one of the best running backs in the country, got caught up in social media circus yesterday, courtesy of a Vine video he made. Hood, one of the most active social media users in the…

  17. Notre Dame and Eddie Vanderdoes officially part ways

    Jun 4, 2013, 5:11 PM EDT

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    Eddie Vanderdoes won’t be attending Notre Dame. Both Brian Kelly and the talented defensive lineman agree on that. How the situation ever got to this point, well that’s a story most people are still trying to figure out. Today, after a few weeks of murky details slowly coming to the surface, Vanderdoes, Notre Dame and…

  18. Irish report to campus for summer school, workouts

    Jun 3, 2013, 1:52 PM EDT

    South Florida v Notre Dame

    Summer break is over for the Irish football team. Returning members of the football team came back to South Bend yesterday to begin preparation for the 2013 season. While all workouts are technically voluntary, every player (freshmen will show up in two weeks) is expected to begin work with strength and conditioning coach Paul Longo…

  19. Analyzing the quarterback options

    May 31, 2013, 6:00 AM EDT

    Brian Kelly BCS

    Everett Golson intends to return to Notre Dame after his suspension. That’s the good news. But for Brian Kelly and his coaching staff, there’s no planning for good intentions, and right now the quarterback depth chart looks vastly different without Golson at the top of it. The once robust quarterback group had a very tough…

  20. Door wide open for Golson’s return

    May 28, 2013, 4:13 PM EDT

    Stanford v Notre Dame

    Since the revelation of Everett Golson‘s suspension from Notre Dame, not much had been clear about the future of the Irish’s starting quarterback. But after listening to head coach Brian Kelly, one thing now is: The door is wide open for Golson to return in the spring. Kelly spoke briefly with the media Tuesday afternoon,…