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  1. Irish add commitment from TE Nic Weishar

    Apr 24, 2013, 7:07 AM EDT

    Nic Weishar

    Notre Dame added another prospect to theirĀ  2014 recruiting class, with Illinois tight end Nic Weishar pledging his commitment yesterday. Weishar had a nice list of offers that included Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Wisconsin and others. Weishar, who hails from the south side of the Chicagoland area and Marist High, has visited Notre Dame…

  2. Recruiting efforts slowly take focus

    Apr 23, 2013, 6:43 AM EDT

    Sony Michel

    With the Irish coming off a second consecutive 8-5 season, and a late season recruiting fade that saw elite recruits like Ronald Darby and Deontay Greenberry leave at the eleventh hour, Notre Dame’s recruiting philosophy changed. The 2013 recruiting class that became one of the most decorated groups in the modern era wasn’t always that.…

  3. Must See TV: Strong and True

    Apr 22, 2013, 5:13 PM EDT

    TJ Jones

    For those worried that the Irish weren’t taking the Blue-Gold game all that seriously, tuning in one hour before the scrimmage would have alleviated any worry that Notre Dame didn’t take the spring seriously. The NBC Sports Network aired the most recent behind-the-scenes look at Notre Dame football, with a one-hour special called “Strong and…

  4. Atkinson shows himself up to the challenge

    Apr 22, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Josh Atkinson

    We’ll likely spend the next month or two trying to make heads or tails of the spring game. Part of that is the zero-sum variety of an intersquad scrimmage. Is a big play made by the offense a bad play by the defense? Does a good pass rush mean the offensive line is playing poorly?…

  5. Video round-up: Blue-Gold game

    Apr 21, 2013, 6:14 AM EDT

    Everett Golson

    We’ll dig a little bit deeper into the game later this afternoon, but first let’s roll through some video highlights from the 84th annual Blue-Gold game. Here’s a quick look at a highlight package, for those of you that missed the game yesterday. *** Here’s Brian Kelly after the game with NBC’s Alex Flanagan. It’s…

  6. Five things we learned: Defense 54, Offense 43

    Apr 20, 2013, 5:01 PM EDT

    Louis Nix, Steve Elmer

    What a difference a year makes. Just think: Twelve months ago, the Irish were in the middle of a four-man open race for the starting quarterback job. The coaching staff was rebuilt and reshuffled, all with the hopes of fixing an offense that needed to replace its best player. Coming off two 8-5 seasons, the…

  7. Live blog: 84th annual Blue-Gold game

    Apr 20, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT

    Kelly tunnel

    Today’s a great day to be a Notre Dame football fan. Not just for the Blue-Gold game, but for the hour before it, as we watch Strong and True, the behind-the-scenes documentary on the Irish football team’s offseason. As mentioned earlier in the week, you’ve got plenty of options to watch the Blue-Gold game. You…

  8. Game Day: The 84th Blue-Gold game

    Apr 20, 2013, 7:40 AM EDT

    Atkinson 3

    The culmination of spring practice happens this afternoon as the offense takes on the defense in the 84th annual Blue-Gold game. (For those bristling about a lack of traditional scrimmage, what do you expect from a game that supposedly pits Blue vs. Gold and one team always wears white?) With a winter blast hitting South…

  9. Pregame Six Pack: Blue vs. Gold

    Apr 19, 2013, 11:57 AM EDT

    Fighting Irish quarterback Golson brings the first team offense together during a practice session in Davie, Florida

    Notre Dame’s spring practices will come to a close on Saturday with the annual Blue-Gold game. For the first time in what feels like a decade, there doesn’t seem to be a major storyline playing out in front of our eyes. There is no quarterback controversy, with Everett Golson holding down the No. 1 job…

  10. Plenty of options to watch the Blue-Gold game

    Apr 18, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

    Blue-Gold-27

    With Saturday’s Blue-Gold game right around the corner, now is as good as any time to let you know you have plenty of options to watch the Irish get a well deserved victory this Saturday at 1 p.m. EST. As we’ve done in the past, the Blue-Gold game will be broadcast live on NBC Sports…

  11. Notre Dame & NBC Sports renew partnership

    Apr 18, 2013, 5:09 PM EDT

    If you were worried that the seismic shifts in the college football world would affect Notre Dame’s position in college football’s ever-changing television landscape, that was put to rest today. The University of Notre Dame and the NBC Sports Group renewed their partnership for 10 years, extending through the 2025 football season. That will extend…

  12. Golson learning to lead

    Apr 18, 2013, 9:18 AM EDT

    Discover BCS National Championship - Notre Dame v Alabama

    We tackled the important role Everett Golson plays in the offense’s evolution earlier in the week. But a snippet from “Strong and True,” the one-hour behind the scenes look airing before the Blue-Gold game, gives you an interesting look at here the Irish’s starting quarterback is in his development as a team leader. No question,…

  13. Offensive line rotation coming into focus

    Apr 17, 2013, 5:32 PM EDT

    Brian Kelly

    While the numbers along the offensive line have been a problem for Brian Kelly and the Irish offense, the personnel at the top hasn’t been. Last season, the offensive line was one of the best in recent memory — averaging over 200 yards both running and throwing the ball during the regular season. With veterans…

  14. Prosise adds more versatility to slot receiver

    Apr 17, 2013, 10:06 AM EDT

    CJ Prosise

    Getting to know the depth chart is a rite of passage for a young football player. But few get to know the depth chart like CJ Prosise. Last season, Prosise joined the roster as a promising safety before taking reps at outside linebacker when Danny Spond got injured. Later in the year, he served as…

  15. Irish pick up commitment from OL Sam Mustipher

    Apr 16, 2013, 4:49 PM EDT

    Sam Mustipher

    Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly added another future piece to the depth chart with the commitment of Maryland offensive lineman Sam Mustipher. A four-star prospect with an elite set of offers, Mustipher became the Irish’s sixth verbal commitment to the ’14 recruiting class. At 6-foot-4, 285-pounds, Mustipher projects to be an interior lineman for…

  16. Hicks has seen his share of Irish football drama already

    Apr 16, 2013, 11:09 AM EDT

    Dan Hicks

    Yesterday, NBC announced that Dan Hicks was joining the broadcast team for Notre Dame football, taking over the play-by-play duties from veteran Tom Hammond. Hicks, who leads NBC’s golf coverage, has voiced some incredible moments at the Olympics as well, including all 18 of Michael Phelps’ gold medals, during his acclaimed career. He’ll team with…

  17. Golson key to Irish offense’s evolution

    Apr 15, 2013, 10:55 AM EDT

    Everett Golson

    Early in the Brian Kelly era at Notre Dame, we spent obsessive amounts of time discussing quarterback performance. After watching Charlie Weis spit out two elite college quarterbacks, the Irish bringing in another “offensive guru” gave Notre Dame fans hopes that their new head coach would continue to develop quarterbacks, even if it was with…

  18. Spring practice video breakdown: Part six

    Apr 14, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Cam McDaniel

    On Saturday, Notre Dame had their first and only open practice of the spring. (Until the Blue-Gold game, that is.) With Loftus packed to the walls with a thousand high school coaches a a large group of local media getting their looks at an Irish squad three-quarters of the way through spring ball, there was…

  19. Kelly turns over play-calling to Chuck Martin

    Apr 14, 2013, 8:58 AM EDT

    Chuck Martin

    Amidst a thousand high school coaches, Brian Kelly revealed an interesting wrinkle about his own coaching staff this weekend. After being the primary play-caller for the offense in his three seasons at Notre Dame, those duties will be passed on to offensive coordinator Chuck Martin. Martin, who spent last year running the offense after being…

  20. Weekend notes: Belichick, schedule, rankings and more

    Apr 12, 2013, 10:59 AM EDT

    AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am - Round One

    The Notre Dame coaches clinic is underway, with hundreds of high school coaches from around the country descending on South Bend to hear Brian Kelly and his staff speak. In addition to the Irish coaches, a star-studded list will also be joining the festivities, with current NFL head coaches Marc Trestman, Marvin Lewis and Bill…