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  1. Pregame Six Pack: An all Hoosiers Shamrock Series

    Sep 12, 2014, 3:26 AM EDT

    Purdue v Notre Dame

    It’s that time of year again. The annual Shamrock Series. For a program built upon tradition and history, consider the Shamrock Series something similar — only started five years ago. (So maybe not that similar at all.)

  2. With Michigan in past, focus shifts to Purdue

    Sep 9, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

    Notre Dame v Michigan

    As Brian Kelly pointed out on Saturday night, the decisive victory over Michigan counts as only one win. So while Saturday night’s game against Purdue looks like one of the more lopsided on the Irish schedule, consider the past two matchups.

  3. Pregame Six Pack: Waving goodbye to the Wolverines

    Sep 5, 2014, 2:53 AM EDT

    Rice v Notre Dame

    With an online vigil of Irish fans still holding out hope for the university to decide the fate of DaVaris Daniels, Eilar Hardy, Kendall Moore, KeiVarae Russell and Ishaq Williams, the crazy week leading up to the final scheduled meeting between Notre Dame and Michigan continues to take its share of twists and turns.

  4. Rees discussing the the challenge from Mattison’s defense

    Sep 4, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

    Everett Golson

    For Notre Dame’s offense, solving Michigan defensive coordinator Greg Mattison’s schemes are the key to victory. Former Irish quarterback Tommy Rees talks about that challenge.

  5. For Notre Dame, battle with Michigan filled with familiarity

    Sep 2, 2014, 7:56 PM EDT

    Rice v Notre Dame

    There will be no secrets between Notre Dame and Michigan Saturday night. Entering the fourth matchup between these two coaching staffs, even a game featuring three new coordinators won’t likely bring any true surprises.

  6. Kelly: Resolution on academic suspensions coming soon

    Aug 28, 2014, 11:52 AM EDT

    DaVaris Daniels, Ricardo Allen

    Brian Kelly appeared on the Dan Patrick show this morning and shed some light on the academic investigation that’s holding out DaVaris Daniels, Kendall Moore, KeiVarae Russell and Ishaq Williams.

  7. Kelly addresses academic investigation

    Aug 16, 2014, 2:53 PM EDT

    Brian Kelly

    Life goes on for Notre Dame’s football team, as the Irish practiced inside Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday morning. After practice, Brian Kelly addressed the assembled media, talking for over 20 minutes, primarily about the suspensions of DaVaris Daniels, Kendall Moore, KeiVarae Russell and Ishaq Williams and the internal investigation taking place.

  8. With all eyes watching, a dig for truth begins at Notre Dame

    Aug 15, 2014, 9:29 PM EDT

    Rev. John Jenkins,Jack Swarbrick

    The college football world stared at Notre Dame on Friday. Some snickered as they hoped to see smoke and fire emerge from the Golden Dome. Irish fans braced for impact, with even the most level-headed dreading impending doom, with things getting worse by the minute as Notre Dame brass stayed silent.

  9. Forbes names Brian Kelly best coach for the money

    Aug 4, 2014, 4:11 PM EDT

    USA TODAY Sports

    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.

  10. Weekend Notes: Camp at Culver, Freshman numbers and the Chuck Martin circuit

    Jul 25, 2014, 8:02 PM EDT

    Matt Cashore - USA Today Sports

    We are running out of days without football to talk about. Preseason camp is right around the corner. For student-athletes, they get one last chance to spend time with family and friends before returning to campus and kicking off camp.

  11. Memorial Weekend notes: Martin, recruiting, scheduling and more

    May 23, 2014, 2:06 PM EDT

    Matt Cashore - USA Today Sports

    Let’s go around the world as we kickoff Memorial Day weekend. Read about Chuck Martin’s epic interview with Irish Illustrated, Brian Kelly’s scheduling dilemma, recruiting news and more.

  12. Tax returns show Charlie Weis still earning big cash from Notre Dame

    May 21, 2014, 3:41 PM EDT

    Charlie Weis

    Former athletic director Kevin White’s 10-year contract extension is the gift that keeps on giving to former Irish head coach Charlie Weis. New federal tax documents show that Weis is still cashing seven-figure checks.

  13. Kelly talks program building (and more)

    May 20, 2014, 1:29 PM EDT

    Brian Kelly podium

    Brian Kelly caught up with FoxSports’s Bruce Feldman to talk about a variety of topics inside his Notre Dame football program.

  14. Denbrock tasked with leading (and evolving) offense

    Mar 27, 2014, 9:51 PM EDT

    Yes, Brian Kelly will call the plays next season. But that takes nothing away from the responsibilities Mike Denbrock now has. After Chuck Martin took the head coaching job at Miami (Ohio), Kelly turned the keys to the offensive meeting room over to his most trusted advisor, with the clear objective of making the offense…

  15. Early signing period could help (and hurt) Irish

    Mar 10, 2014, 2:19 PM EDT

    USA TODAY SPORTS

    The long discussed idea of having an early signing period for college football appears to be picking up traction. A recent report by ESPN says that a panel of conference commissioners will meet this summer as momentum for legislation picks up. With Signing Day becoming one of the signature holidays in college football, a cottage…

  16. Bob Diaco accepts the UConn head coaching job

    Dec 11, 2013, 10:25 PM EDT

    Bob Diaco hat

    Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco has accepted the head coaching position at UConn. NBC Sports has confirmed the news that was first reported by CBS Sports’ Bruce Feldman. The 2012 Broyles Award winner leaves another huge hole in Brian Kelly’s staff, with both Diaco and offensive coordinator Chuck Martin taking head coaching jobs in…

  17. IBG: Taking stock

    Dec 5, 2013, 2:14 AM EDT

    ibg_nokelly3

    With bowl scenarios still shaking out, and a coaching search potentially under way, it’s a good time to take a look at some relatively big picture questions in this week’s IBG. As usual, the crew has supplied some topical questions. Participate down below, where there’s been some “lively” discussion the past few days. And head…

  18. Five things we learned: Pitt 28, Notre Dame 21

    Nov 10, 2013, 2:57 AM EDT

    Notre Dame v Pittsburgh

    After looking like a program that had gotten past the maddening inconsistencies of years gone by, Notre Dame’s 28-21 loss to Pittsburgh awoke all the wrong kinds of echoes on Saturday night. Done in by red zone mishaps and maddening inconsistency, the disappointing loss erased any hope for a BCS bid and ripped at scar…

  19. Depth starting to show itself in easy Irish victory

    Oct 28, 2013, 11:52 AM EDT

    Utupo

    There was one revealing moment in Brian Kelly‘s postgame press conference that told you everything you want to know about the relationship between the Irish head coach and his boss, athletic director Jack Swarbrick. Kelly looked directly at Swarbrick when asked a question about comfortable games that allow the coach to plug in some of…

  20. Five things we learned: Notre Dame 17, Michigan State 13

    Sep 21, 2013, 10:02 PM EDT

    Michigan State v Notre Dame

    Brian Kelly told us all week that he was expecting an ugly, hard-nosed football game. But even the biggest fan of a defensive battle had a tough time watching Notre Dame and Michigan State’s defenses beat up on the opposition, with neither team able to gain 300 yards of total offense. Even with eight penalties,…

  21. Rees takes charge as team’s identity comes into focus

    Sep 19, 2013, 2:55 PM EDT

    Tommy Rees, Brian Kelly

    Saturday’s comeback victory against Purdue was keyed by a second half recovery after a slow start by both sides of the ball. And while it felt like a frustrating slog for most of the game, it didn’t feel like a great escape or death-defying act. And that’s a product of the team understanding what it…

  22. Blitzes and pressure a two-way street

    Sep 17, 2013, 9:27 PM EDT

    Stephon Tuitt

    If Stephon Tuitt was still wondering, life is more difficult being on everybody’s All-American list. A season after exploding onto the scene with 12 sacks during his breakout sophomore campaign, Tuitt has found out that it’s much tougher to impact games when he’s one of the main targets in an opponents scouting report. For those…

  23. Objectives cut and dry for both teams

    Sep 3, 2013, 11:58 PM EDT

    Central Michigan v Michigan

    Football is a game of numbers. And it’s not hard to look at a few of them and understand the difference between winning and losing. When you check the stat sheet from last year’s 13-6 game, the Irish held Michigan’s offense to just 299 yards while forcing a whopping six turnovers in a hard-earned victory.…

  24. Pistol formation paying early dividends

    Sep 3, 2013, 11:57 AM EDT

    Amir Carlisle, Tommy Rees

    After doing his best to keep the formation out of the limelight, Notre Dame opened up in the pistol formation, putting to bed Brian Kelly‘s worst kept secret of the offseason. On the Irish’s first play from scrimmage on the season, Tommy Rees started in the short shotgun and running back Amir Carlisle lined up…

  25. Rivalry or no rivalry… it’s still a big deal

    Sep 2, 2013, 6:50 PM EDT

    Kelly Hoke

    It’s Michigan Week. For Irish fans, these seven days come with an extra chip on their shoulders, with the hated Wolverines winning five of the last seven games against Notre Dame, nearly all of them in unreasonably cruel fashion. For Michigan fans, it’s an early season opportunity for the Winningest College Football Program to ruin…