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

    Nov 17, 2014, 1:22 PM EST

    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.

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

    Nov 13, 2014, 2:48 PM EST

    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.

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

    Nov 10, 2014, 10:54 AM EST

    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.

  4. Pregame Six Pack: The showdown in the desert

    Nov 7, 2014, 12:15 PM EST

    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.

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

    Nov 4, 2014, 3:00 PM EST

    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.

  6. Pregame Six Pack: Another scare from Navy

    Oct 31, 2014, 1:59 PM EST

    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.

  7. Can Brian Kelly recapture his November magic?

    Oct 27, 2014, 2:09 PM EST

    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.

  8. Pregame Six Pack: Showdown with the Seminoles

    Oct 17, 2014, 12:41 PM EST

    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.

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

    Oct 14, 2014, 2:50 PM EST

    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.

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

    Oct 4, 2014, 12:35 AM EST

    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.

  11. Schafer prepares for challenge from Irish offense

    Sep 25, 2014, 12:52 PM EST

    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.

  12. Pregame Six Pack: An all Hoosiers Shamrock Series

    Sep 12, 2014, 3:26 AM EST

    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.)

  13. With Michigan in past, focus shifts to Purdue

    Sep 9, 2014, 4:00 PM EST

    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.

  14. Pregame Six Pack: Waving goodbye to the Wolverines

    Sep 5, 2014, 2:53 AM EST

    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.

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

    Sep 4, 2014, 10:30 AM EST

    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.

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

    Sep 2, 2014, 7:56 PM EST

    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.

  17. Kelly: Resolution on academic suspensions coming soon

    Aug 28, 2014, 11:52 AM EST

    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.

  18. Kelly addresses academic investigation

    Aug 16, 2014, 2:53 PM EST

    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.

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

    Aug 15, 2014, 9:29 PM EST

    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.

  20. Forbes names Brian Kelly best coach for the money

    Aug 4, 2014, 4:11 PM EST

    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.

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

    Jul 25, 2014, 8:02 PM EST

    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.

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

    May 23, 2014, 2:06 PM EST

    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.

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

    May 21, 2014, 3:41 PM EST

    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.

  24. Kelly talks program building (and more)

    May 20, 2014, 1:29 PM EST

    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.

  25. Denbrock tasked with leading (and evolving) offense

    Mar 27, 2014, 9:51 PM EST

    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…