Skip to content
  1. Irish A-to-Z: Corey Holmes

    Jul 22, 2015, 8:00 AM EDT

    Irish Illustrated / Matt Cashore

    Notre Dame finally got back into Florida high school powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas when they landed Corey Holmes. After establishing in roads with Sam Young and holding court with specialists Ben Turk and Jordan Cowart, landing an elite receiver out of one of the country’s best programs was the handy work of Tony Alford.

  2. Irish A-to-Z: Tristen Hoge

    Jul 21, 2015, 2:00 PM EDT

    247 Sports

    Harry Hiestand finally recruited a true center in early-enrollee freshman Tristen Hoge. Now it’s up to the two-time Idaho state player of the year to earn the opportunity to replace Nick Martin at the heart of the Irish offensive line.

  3. Offseason Q&A: Pitt

    Jul 21, 2015, 12:39 PM EDT

    Pat Narduzzi

    Our Offseason Q&As continue as we look at Pat Narduzzi’s Pitt Panthers. Anson Whaley of Cardiac Hill gets us up to speed.

  4. Irish A-to-Z: Kolin Hill

    Jul 20, 2015, 3:30 PM EDT

    Stanford v Notre Dame

    Rising sophomore Kolin Hill had a dazzling debut, notching 1.5 sacks against Michigan to send the Wolverines packing. Irish A-to-Z continues as we look at one of Notre Dame’s best pass rushers.

  5. Irish A-to-Z: Mike Heuerman

    Jul 20, 2015, 12:05 PM EDT

    Heuerman

    When Notre Dame recruited Mike Heuerman, they were chasing a tight end unlike any other on their roster. Undersized but highly-touted, Heuerman didn’t look like Kyle Rudolph, Tyler Eifert or Ben Koyack, but he certainly came with a similar recruiting pedigree.

    Irish A-to-Z continues.

  6. Mailbag: Part 2 (A-to-Z, Ishaq, CJ and more)

    Jul 20, 2015, 11:37 AM EDT

    C. J. Prosise

    We finish up the mailbag, talking the A-to-Z marathon, the Irish return game, Ishaq’s fate and travel logistics.

  7. Irish A-to-Z: Jay Hayes

    Jul 18, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT

    via Twitter

    The emergency removal of Jay Hayes’ redshirt gives you an idea that Notre Dame’s coaching staff believes in the young defensive lineman. But burning Hayes’ redshirt was also immediately followed by a significant ankle injury against USC, making it difficult to get a season’s worth of work in the year’s final three games and bowl practices.

  8. Irish A-to-Z: Jalen Guyton

    Jul 17, 2015, 3:13 PM EDT

    Dallas Morning News

    Notre Dame’s wide receiving depth chart is fast becoming one of the toughest two-deeps to crack. And that was before the freshman class stepped on campus. Among that new group is Jalen Guyton, the most electric playmaker on the top team in the state of Texas.

  9. Mailbag: Hard Knocks, Navy hangover and OSU envy

    Jul 17, 2015, 3:05 PM EDT

    150608_MalikZaire

    In part one of the mailbag, we imagine what Hard Knocks: Notre Dame would look like, talk about the Navy hangover, and covet Urban Meyer’s offense.

  10. Irish A-to-Z: Mark Harrell

    Jul 17, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT

    Mark Harrell

    As a versatile senior along the offensive line, senior Mark Harrell is something we haven’t seen around Notre Dame in quite some time: Veteran Depth. No, we haven’t seen much from Harrell in his three seasons in South Bend. But he’s among the elder statesmen in Harry Hiestand’s position group, and a piece of the puzzle that can shift inside and out.

  11. DE Adetokunbo Ogundeji commits to Notre Dame

    Jul 16, 2015, 8:13 PM EDT

    Adetokunbo Ogundeji

    In their search for a pass rusher, Notre Dame added an intriguing piece to the puzzle in Michigan defensive end Adetokunbo Ogundeji. The 6-foot-5, 225-pounder picked the Irish over offers from Rutgers, Oregon, Cal and Toledo in a ceremony on Thursday evening. Ogundeji was an early commitment to Western Michigan until he reopened his recruitment as his game tape spread across college football.

  12. Irish A-to-Z: Jarrett Grace

    Jul 16, 2015, 2:00 PM EDT

    Temple v Notre Dame

    His long road back after a catastrophic injury has been well-discussed. Now Jarrett Grace gets to the fun part—finding his way back to the middle of the Irish defense. Irish A-to-Z continues with a look at one of Notre Dame’s emotional leaders.

  13. Irish A-to-Z: Will Fuller

    Jul 16, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT

    William Fuller, Kendell Beckwith

    Will Fuller had the best statistical season of any sophomore wide receiver in Notre Dame history. (Read that sentence again.) Irish A-to-Z continues with Notre Dame’s returning Offensive Player of the Year.

  14. Offseason Mailbag: The ides of July

    Jul 15, 2015, 5:50 PM EDT

    New Mailbox

    Long time, no mailbag. Let’s change that.

  15. Offseason Q&A: Temple

    Jul 15, 2015, 4:21 PM EDT

    Matt Rhule

    After a rough opening stretch to begin the season, Notre Dame takes a well deserved week off after playing USC. They return on Halloween in the City of Brotherly Love to face Temple in Lincoln Financial Stadium, where the Temple Owls await.

  16. Irish A-to-Z: Tarean Folston

    Jul 15, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT

    Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

    Entering 2015, there’s no denying Tarean Folston is Notre Dame’s starting running back. We can talk about C.J. Prosise’s successful spring. We can wonder when Greg Bryant is going to reach his 5-star potential. Or we can maybe just appreciate the best Irish running back since—when, Julius Jones?

  17. Irish A-to-Z: Nicco Fertitta

    Jul 14, 2015, 4:26 PM EDT

    Lawrence Cager, Nicco Fertitta

    A pint-sized safety who committed to Notre Dame after camping in South Bend Las Vegas native Nicco Fertitta begins his collegiate career likely with a chip on his shoulder. It could be courtesy of a three-star ranking and some wondering what the Irish staff saw in the undersized defensive back. But more likely it’s just in the nature of the heat-seeking tackler, a pound-for-pound bruiser who seeks out big collisions, eager to prove his skeptics wrong.

  18. Notre Dame will get a visit from No. 1 DT Rashan Gary

    Jul 14, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

    Twitter

    Notre Dame is still looking for the next Louis Nix and Stephon Tuitt. And it looks like they’re still in the running to land a prospect who might be more highly touted in 5-star defensive tackle Rashan Gary.

  19. Irish A-to-Z: Matthias Farley

    Jul 13, 2015, 1:33 PM EDT

    Matthias Farley

    Last spring, Matthias Farley was moved from safety to cornerback. After spending the better part of two seasons as a starter along the back line, Brian Kelly’s decision to shift Farley to cornerback—where the depth chart looked stocked with ascending talent—felt like a demotion after a poor 2013 season, even if the Irish head coach promised it wasn’t.

  20. Offseason Q&A: USC

    Jul 13, 2015, 10:30 AM EDT

    Cody Kessler

    Brian Kelly’s run of success against rival USC came to a screeching halt last year in the Coliseum, with Notre Dame getting run out of South Los Angeles in lopsided fashion. After watching Kelly even things up after Pete Carroll built an ocean between the two programs, Steve Sarkisian’s win over the Irish rebooted the rivalry.