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  1. Offseason Q&A: Georgia Tech

    Jun 24, 2015, 1:43 PM EDT

    Justin Thomas, Synjyn Days

    Last year, Paul Johnson’s Georgia Tech team burst onto the scene, nearly wrestling the ACC championship away from Florida State in a primetime showdown. While the Yellow Jackets didn’t pull out the victory, they sprinted away from Mississippi State in the Orange Bowl and won by double-digits, capping off an 11-win season.

  2. OLB/DE Jamir Jones commits to Notre Dame

    Jun 23, 2015, 4:16 PM EDT

    Notre Dame v Syracuse

    Notre Dame’s quick-growing 2016 recruiting class is adding another familiar name. Rochester defensive end Jamir Jones, brother of starting defensive tackle Jarron Jones, committed to the Irish coaching staff on Tuesday, fresh off receiving his offer. He joins Julian Okwara—brother of Romeo—as younger siblings of Irish players in the 2016 recruiting class.

  3. Irish A-to-Z: Miles Boykin

    Jun 23, 2015, 12:49 PM EDT

    Property of Sun-Times media

    Notre Dame protected the Chicagoland area when they landed receiver Miles Boykin. An All-State performer and a summer riser on the recruiting trail when he picked Notre Dame, Boykin’s a big-bodied physical receiver who has the look of an offensive mismatch.

  4. Offseason Q&A: Virginia

    Jun 22, 2015, 7:02 PM EDT

    Mike London

    Part two in our series looking at Notre Dame’s 2015 opponents. Jay Pierce of Streaking the Lawn gives us a look at Virginia.

  5. Irish Invasion lands recruits Jalen Elliott and Kevin Stepherson

    Jun 21, 2015, 3:15 PM EDT

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    Notre Dame’s 2016 recruiting class expanded this weekend, with the Irish Invasion camp leading to commitments.

  6. Notre Dame staff prepares for Irish Invasion

    Jun 19, 2015, 9:07 AM EDT

    Malik Zaire

    Notre Dame’s biggest recruiting weekend of the summer is upon us, with the Irish Invasion camp bringing over 100 high school football players to campus. With the recruiting efforts led by Mike Elston and player personnel director Dave Peloquin, the Irish staff has turned their summer camp into one of the biggest events on the circuit.

  7. Irish A-to-Z: Jonathan Bonner

    Jun 18, 2015, 8:04 AM EDT

    Property of the Elkhart Truth

    Sophomore Jonathan Bonner’s momentum was halted this April when he became one of the only injury casualties of the spring. A turf toe surgery kept Bonner from making a statement at strongside defensive end, a spot where the 275-pounder looked to settle in after some moves over the past calendar year.

  8. Irish A-to-Z: Grant Blankenship

    Jun 17, 2015, 5:42 PM EDT

    Notre Dame v Syracuse

    Once a prototype for Bob Diaco’s 3-4 defense, Grant Blankenship stepped onto campus at Notre Dame looking like a less than ideal fit in Brian VanGorder’s 4-3 system… and had a productive freshman season anyway. Irish A-to-Z continues.

  9. Offseason Q&A: Texas

    Jun 16, 2015, 4:18 PM EDT

    Charlie Strong

    As the 2015 season inches closer, it’s time to start thinking about the Irish’s opponents. To that point, we begin our summer series taking a closer look at Notre Dame’s upcoming schedule, starting with Texas as Burnt Orange Nation’s Wescott Eberts joins us.

  10. Irish A-to-Z: Hunter Bivin

    Jun 16, 2015, 12:28 PM EDT

    Matt Cashore / Scout.com

    In his two seasons in South Bend, Hunter Bivin has found himself shifting inside and out as he looks for a proper fit along the Irish offensive line. And even though he was manning the left tackle position during the Blue-Gold game—and wearing the familiar No. 70 jersey that Zack Martin wore during the most impressive offensive line career in Notre Dame history—Bivin’s game is still a work in progress.

  11. Irish A-to-Z: Asmar Bilal

    Jun 15, 2015, 1:13 PM EDT

    247Sports.com / Blue & Gold

    In soon-to-be-freshman Asmar Bilal, Notre Dame landed a linebacker who looks like he should be playing in the SEC. Irish A-to-Z continues with the incoming freshman from Indiana’s state champion.

  12. Irish A-to-Z: Alex Bars

    Jun 13, 2015, 2:49 PM EDT

    South Bend Tribune

    Irish A-to-Z continues with promising sophomore offensive lineman Alex Bars.

  13. Irish football players are academically at-risk — Just like everybody else’s

    Jun 12, 2015, 1:24 PM EDT

    Malik Zaire

    Brian Kelly made waves this week by saying something that’s been common knowledge across college football for decades: The majority of Notre Dame football players wouldn’t be Notre Dame students if not for football.

  14. Irish A-to-Z: Nicky Baratti

    Jun 11, 2015, 2:32 PM EDT

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    It feels like forever ago, but in one of the crucial moments of Notre Dame’s 2012 undefeated regular season, freshman safety Nicky Baratti made an interception that kept Michigan out of the end zone. Our Irish A-to-Z picks up two years later with senior Nicky Baratti.

  15. DE Jhonny Williams is transferring from Notre Dame

    Jun 11, 2015, 11:44 AM EDT

    Jhonny Williams Signing Day

    The Jhonny Williams era at Notre Dame is over. After redshirting his freshman season, the Benton Harbor, Michigan native will look to reboot his academic and football career elsewhere. The defensive end took to Facebook to announce the news.

  16. Irish A-to-Z: Josh Barajas

    Jun 10, 2015, 3:00 PM EDT

    247 Sports

    Incoming freshman Josh Barajas enters Notre Dame with great expectations. Viewed as one of the state of Indiana’s top prospects, the Irish won a tough recruiting battle with Penn State, flipping Barajas back to the Irish—a place where he looked like a perfect fit all along.

  17. Williams has a home at Notre Dame, even if football future is unclear

    Jun 10, 2015, 1:57 PM EDT

    USC v Notre Dame

    The curious case of Ishaq Williams has become clearer. But only slightly.

  18. Irish A-to-Z: Josh Adams

    Jun 9, 2015, 12:12 PM EDT

    Property of the Trentonian

    Our Irish A-to-Z trek begins with a look at freshman running back Josh Adams.

  19. Irish A-to-Z: Another deep dive into the Irish roster

    Jun 8, 2015, 4:23 PM EDT

    William Fuller, Julian Whigham, Durell Eskridge

    Summer is here. And that means another big project here at Inside the Irish: The return of Irish A-to-Z.

  20. Lack of depth at QB won’t change game plan with Zaire

    Jun 8, 2015, 2:57 PM EDT

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    On Monday, the South Bend Tribune’s Eric Hansen tracked down Brian Kelly, the head coach making his first public comments since the departure of Everett Golson and the ascent of Malik Zaire into the starting lineup. So while the focus of the day was Kelly’s charity golf tournament for the Kelly Cares foundation, the spotlight—as always—was on the state of the Irish.