Aug 11, 2014, 10:34 AM EDT
Our annual exercise is over and the result is a Top Five that was as close to consensus as possible. On a roster with unproven talent and unprecedented depth, part of what makes this list interesting and fun is that I put zero qualifications on the logic used to rank players. Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder.
Aug 9, 2014, 1:02 PM EDT
Sophomore wide receiver Torii Hunter Jr. is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a groin tear, Brian Kelly announced after practice on Saturday.
Aug 9, 2014, 12:31 PM EDT
After a freshman season spent watching and learning, sophomore linebacker Doug Randolph’s eligibility clock begins in 2014. Irish A-to-Z continues.
Aug 8, 2014, 1:38 PM EDT
After three seasons looking for a position, it’s now or never for senior Anthony Rabasa. Irish A-to-Z continues with a look at the seldom-used Miami native now playing defensive end.
Aug 8, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT
As the Top 25 continues, we reveal the beginning of the Top 10 players on the Irish roster. See who makes the cut.
Aug 7, 2014, 11:31 AM EDT
Outside of digging up some old game tape from Florida, it’s tough to know what to expect from Cody Riggs. On paper, his 26 starts at Florida — on one of the SEC’s best defenses — validate his reputation, part of the reason why our panel judged him the 14th best player on the Irish roster.
Aug 7, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT
When Brian Kelly was hired to take over Notre Dame’s football program, he developed a reputation not just as an offensive mastermind or spread offense guru, but rather that of a “program builder.” As we move into the Top 15 of our annual Top 25 countdown, we get a snapshot of the fruits of Kelly’s labor.
Aug 6, 2014, 8:00 PM EDT
After arriving on campus as a safety, junior C.J. Prosise has made the switch to wide receiver, giving the Irish an intriguing athlete in the slot. Irish A-to-Z continues with a look at one of the Irish’s most physically impressive receivers.
Aug 6, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT
Two straight days of practice, and two great videos coming from our friends at UND.com and Fighting Irish Digital Media. Here’s a way-too-detailed look at it.
Aug 6, 2014, 11:14 AM EDT
After presenting our first five players on the countdown, we move on to another group of players with high expectations. And while four others will certainly draw attention, we come to our annual exercise on evaluating the promise of Ishaq Williams.
Aug 5, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT
It’s time for the first installment of this year’s Top 25. As we count by five from the top of the list to the bottom, we’ll get our first peek at some of the young talent that’s going to be tasked with carrying the Irish forward this season.
Aug 5, 2014, 11:11 AM EDT
Thanks to our friends at UND.com and Fighting Irish Digital Media, we’ve got a good look at Notre Dame’s opening practice of fall camp. Here’s a detailed breakdown to help you watch it.
Aug 5, 2014, 12:42 AM EDT
After starting four games at wide receiver as a freshman, sophomore James Onwualu opened spring practice on the defensive side of the football. Irish A-to-Z continues with a hybrid defender who could play a key role in Brian VanGorder’s system.
Aug 4, 2014, 4:11 PM EDT
In the high stakes world of college football, head coaches are getting paid more and more to be the face of highly profitable programs. And after Forbes ran their calculations, they named Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly the best coach for the money over the past two seasons.
Aug 4, 2014, 1:35 PM EDT
As we roll out this year’s rankings, it’s worth putting up a special post just for the players who just missed being ranked in our final composite ranking. With depth on this roster significant, and several unknown quantities expected to play big roles, quite a few players left off the Top 25 list will likely be a big contributor this season.
Aug 4, 2014, 12:39 PM EDT
With training camp upon us, it’s time to begin another yearly tradition: Our annual look at the Top 25 players on Notre Dame’s roster.
Aug 3, 2014, 8:58 PM EDT
When Notre Dame opens fall camp on Monday, they will do so without offensive coordinator Mike Denbrock. Head coach Brian Kelly released a statement on Sunday announcing that a medical procedure will keep Denbrock away from the team for a few weeks.
Aug 3, 2014, 12:39 PM EDT
After spending two seasons in a reserve role at outside linebacker, junior Romeo Okwara moves into the starting lineup at defensive end. Irish A-to-Z continues with a look at one of the unproven keys of the Irish defense.
Aug 1, 2014, 2:41 PM EDT
The wait is over. Brian Kelly kicked off the 2014 season with an hour-long press conference, putting an end to the offseason abyss as Notre Dame begins training camp on Monday. Coming off a 9-4 season and welcoming back quarterback Everett Golson, expectations are once again sky-high under the dome, where the Irish welcome back a young but talented football team.
Aug 1, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT
While Kyle Brindza is holding down both the placekicking and punting jobs, freshman Tyler Newsome was brought in on scholarship to take over punting when Brindza’s record-setting career in South Bend is over. Irish A-to-Z continues with a look at the incoming freshman specialist.
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