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  1. For Golson, challenges won’t disappear now that he’s at FSU

    May 27, 2015, 1:03 PM EDT

    Everett Golson

    Everett Golson left Notre Dame for Florida State. Degree in hand, free agency well earned. But for some who thought Golson left South Bend because he wanted nothing to do with a quarterback competition that Malik Zaire seemed to embrace, the fifth-year quarterback’s arrival in Tallahassee won’t mark the end of a position battle.

  2. Five things we’ve learned: Analyzing Everett Golson’s departure

    May 8, 2015, 1:51 PM EDT

    Discover BCS National Championship - Notre Dame v Alabama

    The dust has settled. Everett Golson is leaving Notre Dame. So while the rest of the story will take chase—the wheres and the whys eventually coming out—the only thing that’s important for the Irish is looking at what remains, and how the program moves on from here.

  3. After chaotic spring, offensive roles can come into focus

    Apr 20, 2015, 3:49 PM EDT

    Everett Golson, Mike McGlinchey, Isaac Rochell

    Spring practice is in the books. The Blue-Gold game is history. (Not here, we’ll talk about that thing all week…) So after a frantic few months in the Gug, the focus of Notre Dame’s rebuilt offensive staff can change from planning practices to… planning—well, just about everything.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Irish open spring: Five quick updates from BK

    Mar 17, 2015, 2:00 PM EDT

    Michigan v Notre Dame

    With Irish eyes already smiling thanks to St. Patrick’s Day, Notre Dame fans got a free double-down with Brian Kelly’s opening press conference before spring practice starts tomorrow.

  8. Kelly hits the recruiting trail to bring back Stanley and Day

    Jan 19, 2015, 3:00 PM EDT

    Notre Dame v Syracuse

    Say this for Brian Kelly. He learns from his mistakes.

    And after losing Stephon Tuitt and Troy Niklas after just three seasons in South Bend, Notre Dame’s head coach made sure he had a final say before Ronnie Stanley and Sheldon Day made their stay-or-go decision.

  9. Kelly’s clear: “Unfinished business” at Notre Dame

    Jan 9, 2015, 1:50 PM EDT

    Notre Dame v Arizona State

    Brian Kelly is all in. For as many times as you’ll hear his name mentioned for an NFL coaching position, the Irish head coach isn’t going anywhere.

  10. Golson and Zaire will share time against LSU

    Dec 16, 2014, 11:40 AM EDT

    Rice v Notre Dame

    Brian Kelly will play two quarterbacks against LSU, with both senior Everett Golson and sophomore Malik Zaire getting an opportunity to take on the LSU in the Music City Bowl. After a regular season where Golson served as the starter all 12 games with Zaire only seeing significant action against USC in the finale, both will be utilized in the Irish’s offensive game plan.

  11. Quarterback battle will take center stage

    Dec 8, 2014, 3:51 PM EDT

    Rice v Notre Dame

    Throughout spring practice, summer workouts and fall camp, Brian Kelly did everything he could to make us believe a quarterback battle was taking place between Everett Golson and Malik Zaire.

    Twelve games and 22 turnovers later, the Irish finally have one.

  12. Is Brian Kelly having an identity crisis?

    Dec 2, 2014, 9:36 PM EDT

    Purdue v Notre Dame

    “What you say you are is your philosophy. What we see on film is your identity.”

    Noted philosopher Charlie Weis snatched that quote from the great Bill Parcels, introducing it to Notre Dame fans early in his tenure as head coach. It’s a lesson taught often in football, one that can determine the difference between a good football team and a great one. It’s also a lesson that applies to Brian Kelly’s 2014 squad.

  13. Young defensive front up for another challenge against USC

    Nov 24, 2014, 10:42 AM EDT

    Jacob Matuska, Reggie Bonnafon

    It appears that Notre Dame’s already youthful defensive line is going to be getting even younger on Saturday. After losing Jarron Jones essentially on the first play of Saturday’s 31-28 loss to Louisville, a Sunday MRI will determine the severity of the injury and whether he can play again this season.

  14. The good, the bad, the ugly: Notre Dame vs. Northwestern

    Nov 17, 2014, 1:22 PM EDT

    Will Fuller, Nick VanHoose

    A little less than 48 hours after Notre Dame’s loss to Northwestern, it doesn’t seem like too many people are over it. So let’s dispense with the introductions and pull the band-aid.

    Here’s the good, bad and ugly from Saturday’s disastrous 43-40 loss to the Wildcats.

  15. High stakes struggles: Irish D failing when it counts

    Nov 13, 2014, 2:48 PM EDT

    Joe Schmidt

    Heading into the season, questions surrounded Notre Dame’s defense. With key starters gone at every position, the strength of Brian Kelly’s previous four teams would need to replace a cast of characters that played a lot of really good football.

  16. The good, the bad and the ugly: Notre Dame vs. Arizona State

    Nov 10, 2014, 10:54 AM EDT

    Lloyd Carrington, Everett Golson

    Give Brian Kelly credit. He found an appropriate nickname for the egg the Irish laid Saturday afternoon, dubbing it, “The Debacle in the Desert” during his Sunday post mortem teleconference. That game shook the core of the Irish, with Everett Golson’s five-turnover afternoon ending Notre Dame’s playoff chances in a first half from hell.

  17. Pregame Six Pack: The showdown in the desert

    Nov 7, 2014, 12:15 PM EDT

    William Fuller, Julian Whigham, Durell Eskridge

    A tumbleweed blows by. Dust kicks up. Todd Graham saunters into the foreground, space-aged headset just off his cheek. Brian Kelly steps out from behind a saloon door. No, this isn’t the O.K. Corral, but Saturday’s (just after) high-noon showdown certainly has some drama baked into it.

  18. Sun Devils present major challenge for Irish (VIDEO)

    Nov 4, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

    USC v Arizona State

    Brian Kelly met with the local media on Tuesday to discuss Notre Dame’s trip to Tempe this weekend. And the battle with Arizona State certainly has Brian Kelly’s attention.

  19. Pregame Six Pack: Another scare from Navy

    Oct 31, 2014, 1:59 PM EDT

    USA Today Sports

    As Notre Dame and Navy meet for the 88th straight time, we reach a familiar time of year and a particularly scary Saturday for the Irish. As ghosts and goblins prepare to roam the streets in search of trick or treat, the Irish coaching staff receives its annual scare in the form of a triple-option offense and a football team with nothing to lose.

  20. Can Brian Kelly recapture his November magic?

    Oct 27, 2014, 2:09 PM EDT

    Purdue v Notre Dame

    Among the many reasons Charlie Weis lost his dream job coaching Notre Dame was the Irish’s stumbles in November. Even with a guaranteed 10-year contract, Jack Swarbrick couldn’t watch Notre Dame melt down in November for another year, with Weis’ final two seasons ending with Notre Dame going 1-9 after Halloween. That’s a scary movie franchise that needed killing, no matter the expense.

  21. Pregame Six Pack: Showdown with the Seminoles

    Oct 17, 2014, 12:41 PM EDT

    Rice v Notre Dame

    It wasn’t too long ago that an undefeated Notre Dame team was about to head into some of the most hostile territory in all of college football. A double-digit underdog for a primetime, ESPN game, many expected Brian Kelly’s flawed, but surprisingly undefeated squad to be no match for their opponent. Then the Irish pulled away in a tight game and beat Oklahoma 30-13.

  22. Kelly excited for the opportunity to play Florida State (VIDEO)

    Oct 14, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT

    North Carolina v Notre Dame

    While off-the-field issues have stolen plenty of headlines lately for both programs, Notre Dame and Florida State meet in a battle of Top Five teams that has the makings of a game of the year candidate.

  23. NDonNBC video: One-on-one with Brian Kelly

    Oct 4, 2014, 12:35 AM EDT

    Purdue v Notre Dame

    With a game against Stanford just hours away, Brian Kelly sat down with NBC Sports’ Kathryn Tappen to discuss his team, the first quarter of the season, and the challenge still ahead.

  24. Schafer prepares for challenge from Irish offense

    Sep 25, 2014, 12:52 PM EDT

    Scott Shafer

    Coming off a difficult loss to Rutgers, Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer doesn’t expect things to get easier this weekend. With the Orange giving up home field advantage as they’ve moved the game to MetLife Field, Syracuse enters the game double-digit underdogs as they prepare to take on a Notre Dame team that’s ranked No. 8 in the country.

  25. 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.)