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  1. Jaylon Smith cross-training opens up linebacker log jam

    Apr 9, 2015, 1:35 PM EDT

    Notre Dame v Arizona State

    As Notre Dame’s defensive coaches try to deal with their latest champagne problem, linebacker Jaylon Smith seems like a lone constant. He’s not coming off the field.

  2. Spring football mailbag: Now Open

    Apr 9, 2015, 12:01 PM EDT

    New Mailbox

    Drop your questions below or on Twitter @KeithArnold.

  3. Irish QB battle will (understandably) head into fall camp

    Apr 9, 2015, 11:19 AM EDT

    Michigan v Notre Dame

    Wednesday, Brian Kelly confirmed what just about every Notre Dame football fan already knew: The quarterback battle between Everett Golson and Malik Zaire will head into fall camp.

  4. Turf toe surgery scheduled for DE Jonathan Bonner

    Apr 8, 2015, 7:54 PM EDT

    247Sports

    After a promising start to spring football, defensive lineman Jonathan Bonner will need surgery. The rising sophomore will undergo a procedure for a turf toe injury, sidelining him until mid-June.

  5. Will Jerry Tillery’s spring performance carry over to the fall?

    Apr 8, 2015, 2:50 PM EDT

    Tom Loy, 247 Sports

    To put into context what freshman Jerry Tillery is doing this spring, you have to look back at the last time Notre Dame saw a breakout freshman along the defensive line. It was Aaron Lynch. The lanky, pass-rushing defensive end set the Blue-Gold game on fire, unblockable off the edge in his first semester as an early-enrollee college student.

  6. No contingency plans at safety

    Apr 7, 2015, 12:36 PM EDT

    Notre Dame v Arizona State

    In Max Redfield and Elijah Shumate, the Irish have their starting safeties. The success of Notre Dame’s defense will depend on if that’s a good thing or a bad thing.

  7. In a time of change, Denbrock a constant

    Apr 6, 2015, 11:59 AM EDT

    247Sports.com

    Mike Denbrock is a throwback. He’s the type of coach that existed a generation ago. A top assistant who may have been relegated to the shadows of a head coach, carving out a niche that didn’t usually come with a statue, but brought with gratitude from a fanbase used to seeing plenty of wins.

  8. Irish get commitment from ’17 OL Dillan Gibbons

    Apr 5, 2015, 11:43 AM EDT

    Dillan Gibbons

    Brian Kelly sounded the commitment signal yesterday afternoon, catching Irish fans off guard on the Easter holiday weekend. But offensive line coach Harry Hiestand added another piece of blue-chip talent to his future depth chart, with 2017 lineman Dillan Gibbons committing to the Irish.

  9. How does Will Fuller follow up his monster 2014 season?

    Apr 3, 2015, 12:52 PM EDT

    William Fuller, Julian Whigham, Durell Eskridge

    Mostly lost in the middle of Notre Dame’s late-season swoon was Will Fuller’s sophomore campaign. When the spindly receiver crossed the goal line against LSU, he scored his 15th receiving touchdown of the season, tying the school record held by Jeff Samardzija and Golden Tate. Quite an explosion after a freshman season with just ten catches.

  10. Spring Practice breakdown: A look inside (Finally!)

    Apr 2, 2015, 12:32 PM EDT

    New York Post

    After having little to look at through the first eight spring practices, our friends at UND.com throw us a bone with a great spring practice video. Just let’s go way too deep into the action and jump to some conclusions.

  11. Opportunities await Notre Dame’s running backs

    Apr 2, 2015, 11:52 AM EDT

    Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

    Autry Denson’s running back room has to feel lonely sometimes. With just Tarean Folston and Greg Bryant as scholarship backs, C.J. Prosise’s cross-training this spring at least brought another voice into the room.

  12. Sanford trying to quantify quarterback competition

    Apr 1, 2015, 6:36 PM EDT

    Brian Kelly

    With all eyes on the quarterback battle between Everett Golson and Malik Zaire, new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Mike Sanford has a lot on his plate this spring. Still a newcomer to South Bend, Sanford’s not only got to get to know the quarterbacks in his meeting room, but also help decide who will be in charge of piloting the Irish offense.

  13. Irish draft hopefuls audition at ND Pro Day

    Mar 31, 2015, 4:30 PM EDT

    BYU v Notre Dame

    Former Irish football players had their chance to audition for future employers today in South Bend at the Notre Dame Pro Day. It was a reunion of sorts as players from all over worked out inside the Gug under the watchful eyes of NFL scouts.

  14. NBCSN to televise 86th annual Blue-Gold game

    Mar 30, 2015, 7:48 PM EDT

    Everett Golson

    Just because Notre Dame Stadium isn’t open for business doesn’t mean the Blue-Gold game will be interrupted. After considering off-campus venues like Soldier Field and Lucas Oil Stadium, Brian Kelly will hold his final practice of the spring, the 86th annual Blue-Gold Game, on the LaBar Practice Fields. And it’ll be televised by NBC Sports Network.

  15. Redfield and Shumate rising to the occasion

    Mar 30, 2015, 1:17 PM EDT

    Notre Dame v Arizona State

    There’s no contingency plan at safety this fall. While Cal transfer Avery Sebastian will add some much needed depth, the starting jobs as Notre Dame’s last lines of defense belong to Max Redfield and Elijah Shumate.

  16. Spring Mailbag: Getting physical, Jarrett Grace, and the Defense

    Mar 29, 2015, 11:18 PM EDT

    Temple v Notre Dame

    Let’s close up the mailbag while also showing some appreciation to the incredible effort given by Mike Brey’s basketball team.

  17. Video Roundup from Spring Practice

    Mar 28, 2015, 2:07 PM EDT

    Brian Kelly, Malik Zaire

    With Brian Kelly hosting his annual coaches clinic, Notre Dame’s practice field is filled with high school coaches (and some intriguing recruits) taking a look under the hood of the Irish program.

  18. Spring Mailbag: Tillery, Optimism, and practice updates

    Mar 27, 2015, 1:57 PM EDT

    247Sports.com

    Let’s get to part one of the mailbag. Some very good questions here, so check back over the weekend as there’ll be more to come.

  19. Bars and Nelson impressing at left guard

    Mar 26, 2015, 1:37 PM EDT

    Quenton Nelson

    Matt Hegarty’s unexpected departure opened up a job along the offensive line. With fifth-year center Nick Martin back in the middle, Hegarty choosing to go somewhere else to play center opened up the competition at left guard.

  20. Expectations for Jerry Tillery sky high

    Mar 25, 2015, 1:17 PM EDT

    247Sports.com

    Jerry Tillery’s recruitment was anything but ordinary. Long committed to the Irish, Notre Dame held off LSU, with Les Miles and the Tigers’ coaching staff doing everything they could to talk the local product into staying home.