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  1. Report: DE Kolin Hill plans to transfer

    Aug 6, 2015, 12:28 AM EDT

    Stanford v Notre Dame

    Less than 48 hours before Notre Dame is set to kickoff the season, it appears the Irish will open camp short another player. Sophomore defensive end Kolin Hill plans to transfer, per an Irish Illustrated report.

  2. Irish A-to-Z: Joe Schmidt

    Aug 5, 2015, 7:28 PM EDT

    Purdue v Notre Dame

    Notre Dame’s returning MVP, Joe Schmidt is no longer just an underdog story. He’s one of the most important pieces in the Irish defense, the central nervous system for a defense that collapsed without him in the middle.

  3. Irish A-to-Z: CJ Sanders

    Aug 5, 2015, 6:05 PM EDT

    Sanders

    One of the eye-opening performers on last year’s camp circuit, freshman wide receiver CJ Sanders flashed elite speed at The Opening, running one of the fastest 40-yard dashes of any player in attendance. Now on Notre Dame’s campus, it’s up to Sanders to keep running fast, especially if he wants to find his way into the mix of a crowded wide receiver depth chart.

  4. Notre Dame lands California QB recruit Ian Book

    Aug 5, 2015, 12:24 PM EDT

    Rivals

    Washington State’s loss is Notre Dame’s gain, as the Irish accepted a commitment from California quarterback Ian Book on Tuesday. A former Mike Leach commitment who pledged to the Cougars back in April, the six-footer visited South Bend two weeks and gave his commitment to offensive coordinator and area recruiter Mike Sanford Tuesday evening.

  5. Counting down the Irish: 15-11

    Aug 5, 2015, 11:30 AM EDT

    Rice v Notre Dame

    A multi-year starter. One of the team’s most impressive breakout defenders. A preseason All-American and a defender who—if healthy—has the same ceiling. And oh yeah, the team’s returning MVP. Our Irish Top 25 continues.

  6. Irish A-to-Z: Trevor Ruhland

    Aug 5, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT

    Ruhland

    An early offer and commitment, offensive lineman Trevor Ruhland begins his Notre Dame career on a developmental track that requires patience. A two-way high school player, Ruhland will focus on life on the interior of the Irish offensive line, learning from an established depth chart that’s quickly become a war chest of talent.

  7. Medical redshirts announced for Michael Deeb, Mike Heuerman

    Aug 4, 2015, 5:52 PM EDT

    Heuerman

    Two veterans on the Notre Dame football team will be permanently hanging up their cleats. Linebacker Michael Deeb and tight end Mike Heuerman have both been medically disqualified, the university announced today. Both will remain at Notre Dame, staying on scholarship while working towards their respective degrees.

  8. Greg Bryant academically ineligible for ’15 season

    Aug 4, 2015, 5:31 PM EDT

    North Carolina v Notre Dame

    Notre Dame won’t have running back Greg Bryant this season. Already looking at a four-game suspension for violating team rules, news broke today via Irish Illustrated that the junior running back was declared academically ineligible for the fall semester, ending his season before it even began.

  9. Irish A-to-Z: Isaac Rochell

    Aug 4, 2015, 2:00 PM EDT

    Michigan v Notre Dame

    When last summer’s never-ending academic investigation froze Ishaq Williams’ football career, the next man on the defensive end depth chart was Isaac Rochell. After a mostly anonymous freshman season, counting on Rochell to be a starter looked like a stretch that exacerbated the Irish’s roster inefficiencies at defensive end.

  10. Irish A-to-Z: Corey Robinson

    Aug 4, 2015, 11:45 AM EDT

    Notre Dame v Florida State

    Perhaps the most impressive student-athlete on Notre Dame’s roster, Corey Robinson’s sophomore campaign saw him earn first-team Academic All-American honors, a rare achievement for an underclassman. Now the goal is something perhaps more superficial—sync up his work on the field with his achievements off of it.

  11. Counting down the Irish: 20-16

    Aug 4, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT

    Stanford v Notre Dame

    We kicked off our list with five candidates for a breakout season. Our next installment seems to be doing one better: All five players have already started football games (or in one case, a game), now the goal is to become dominant performers.

  12. Irish A-to-Z: Max Redfield

    Aug 3, 2015, 2:30 PM EDT

    Terrence Magee, Max Redfield

    Irish fans have been waiting to see Max Redfield emerge as the star safety Notre Dame has desperately needed since Harrison Smith went to the NFL. But entering his third season, Redfield is still a work in progress.

  13. Irish A-to-Z: Doug Randolph

    Aug 3, 2015, 1:00 PM EDT

    Doug Randolph

    Two seasons in and we have yet to see much from linebacker Doug Randolph. But after a shoulder injury slowed him at the beginning of his career and various injuries kept him from contributing more in 2014, perhaps a position change is what gets the rising junior back on track.

  14. Counting down the Irish: 25-21

    Aug 3, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT

    Quenton Nelson Twitter

    As we begin our rankings, we find a cross-section of players that represent just about every type of Brian Kelly recruit. There are blue-chippers. There are “RKGs.” And there are position switches and developmental projects.

  15. Irish A-to-Z: James Onwualu

    Aug 3, 2015, 1:06 AM EDT

    Purdue v Notre Dame

    As a true freshman, James Onwualu found his way into the starting lineup, an unheralded freshman finding playing time by doing the little things right. As a sophomore, Onwualu made the rather unheard of transition from wideout to linebacker, and once again found himself starting football games.

  16. Counting down the Irish: Just missed the cut

    Aug 2, 2015, 8:05 PM EDT

    USC v Notre Dame

    As we begin to reveal the top 25 players on Notre Dame’s roster, our raw numbers point to an intriguing amount of depth on this football team. As you consider the returning talent on this football team—only Ben Koyack, Everett Golson, Matt Hegarty and Cody Riggs depart from the Music City Bowl’s starting lineup—the depth chart and high end personnel is there, and that proof seems to be in our numbers.

  17. Irish A-to-Z: C.J. Prosise

    Aug 2, 2015, 1:58 PM EDT

    C. J. Prosise

    Spring hero? Tough to find a bigger one than C.J. Prosise. With numbers low in the backfield this spring, Notre Dame’s emerging slot receiver transitioned to running back—and immediately became an X factor in 2015.

  18. Irish A-to-Z: Romeo Okwara

    Aug 1, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT

    Michigan v Notre Dame

    For most of Romeo Okwara’s college career, the defender’s young age was mentioned when discussing the intriguing athlete’s upside. With ideal length, more than adequate athleticism and a skill set that fit in both Bob Diaco and Brian VanGorder’s defense, it was always a wait-and-see proposition for the North Carolina native, who simply needed a few years in Paul Longo’s weight room to catch up to his age.

  19. Coming Soon: Counting Down the Irish, 2015 edition

    Jul 31, 2015, 4:39 PM EDT

    Jaylon Smith, Joe Schmidt

    With the start of training camp right around the corner, it’s time for our annual tradition of ranking the Top 25 players on the Notre Dame roster.

  20. Irish A-to-Z: Tyler Newsome

    Jul 31, 2015, 12:00 PM EDT

    247Sports

    With Kyle Brindza gone, sophomore Tyler Newsome takes over the punting duties. And outside of seeing a few not-really live kicks in the Blue-Gold game, what that means remains to be seen.