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  1. Pregame Six Pack: At long last, the season begins

    Aug 29, 2014, 12:34 AM EST

    Brian Kelly

    That took long enough, didn’t it? After far too long, football is back. With a preseason camp that the Irish survived mostly healthy, the biggest hits came off the field. As an academic investigation claimed its fifth player Thursday, let’s run through the Pregame Six Pack to get you ready for Saturday’s kickoff.

  2. Kelly names Collinsworth, Day, Martin and McDaniel captains

    Aug 26, 2014, 8:38 PM EST

    Temple v Notre Dame

    Brian Kelly announced his captains for the 2014 season, naming safety Austin Collinsworth, defensive lineman Sheldon Day, center Nick Martin and running back Cam McDaniel his four leaders for the upcoming season.

  3. Counting down the Irish: 20-16

    Aug 6, 2014, 11:14 AM EST

    USC v Notre Dame

    After presenting our first five players on the countdown, we move on to another group of players with high expectations. And while four others will certainly draw attention, we come to our annual exercise on evaluating the promise of Ishaq Williams.

  4. Irish A-to-Z: Cam McDaniel

    Jul 23, 2014, 9:25 PM EST

    BYU v Notre Dame

    Against just about all odds, senior Cam McDaniel led the Irish in rushing in 2013. Our latest installment in the Irish A-to-Z looks at the veteran running back, who now battles sophomores Greg Bryant and Tarean Folston for carries.

  5. Spring Solutions: Running back

    Feb 24, 2014, 1:56 PM EST

    Tarean Folston

    One of the more competitive positions on the Irish depth chart has 15 practices to gain some clarity. Running backs coach Tony Alford has one of the deepest position groups to sort through this spring, though the unit is still looking for a breakout star at the position. While rising sophomore Tarean Folston showed some…

  6. Last look back: Running Backs

    Jan 20, 2014, 2:44 PM EST

    Michigan State v Notre Dame

    With Signing Day a little over two weeks away and spring practice just around the corner, the 2013 season is getting smaller and smaller in our rearview mirror. But before we officially turn the page, it’s appropriate to take one final look back at the Irish’s 9-4 season. For the next few days, we’ll be…

  7. The good, the bad and the ugly: Notre Dame vs. BYU

    Nov 25, 2013, 1:52 AM EST

    Cam McDaniel BYU

    For the fourth straight season, Notre Dame sent its seniors out with a victory, a wonderful change from the Charlie Weis era where the Irish lost their two final home games in devastatingly painful fashion. But on Saturday, the Irish put together a complete victory, a late-season win that felt like a great pitcher grinding…

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

    Sep 21, 2013, 10:02 PM EST

    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,…

  9. The good, the bad, the ugly: Notre Dame vs. Purdue

    Sep 15, 2013, 7:03 PM EST

    DaVaris Daniels, Ricardo Allen

    It was one bizarre Saturday of football, but in the end Notre Dame boarded the bus and headed back up Highway 31 with a 2-1 record, beating a game Purdue team that brought their best to the annual battle with the Irish. Let’s get down to business and take a look at the good, the…

  10. Five things we learned: Notre Dame 31, Purdue 24

    Sep 15, 2013, 1:32 AM EST

    Notre Dame v Purdue

    For those hoping that Notre Dame would use Saturday night as a sparring session against an outmanned Purdue team, it took just 12 plays to know that this wouldn’t be a cakewalk. Dreams of getting freshmen playing time and defenders stats by the bushel came crashing to a halt as Purdue took it to the…

  11. Five things we’ll learn: The season is finally upon us

    Aug 26, 2013, 2:49 AM EST

    Notre Dame team

    Within ten minutes of reaching the top of the college football mountain, Notre Dame fans had to feel like Sisyphus. After watching their beloved Irish vanquish a boulder carrying the burdens of tradition, unfulfilled expectations, and the final shouts of irrelevancy at the BCS National Championship game, the honeymoon lasted just minutes before the Crimson…

  12. Weekend notes: Recruiting, position battles, and more

    Jul 13, 2013, 3:58 AM EST

    247 Sports

    It’s not all that surprising that a little snippet from Chuck Martin on the state of the quarterback depth chart would get the comments section churning. There’s no question that Tommy Rees is one of the more polarizing players we’ve ever discussed on this site. Love him, hate him, he’s the guy that’s going to…

  13. Trio of unproven running backs should surprise

    May 22, 2013, 3:14 PM EST

    Amir Carlisle

    With Theo Riddick and Cierre Wood gone from the Irish backfield, the Notre Dame running game is missing its two leading men from 2012. Yet there isn’t a huge worry about what comes next. Even with Riddick’s surprising, hard charging senior season and Wood’s three seasons in (and around) the starting lineup, there’s every belief…

  14. Pregame Six Pack: Blue & Gold (and a certain Irish victory)

    Apr 20, 2012, 6:11 AM EST

    Blue-Gold-27

    It may count the same as the other fourteen practices allotted by NCAA rules during the spring, but there will be plenty of eyeballs on the last official workout of the school year for the Irish. With a national broadcast on NBC Sports Network kicking off at 1:30 p.m. ET, a spring spent mostly working…

  15. Pregame Six Pack: Running with the Bulls

    Sep 2, 2011, 1:34 PM EST

    Getty Images - Jonathan Daniel

    Are you talked out yet? Between Charlie Brown, Eleven for ’11, USF previews, and a nice little sprinkling of recruiting news, it’s been a busy week. As we finally complete our crawl to Friday, the pregame heat has been turned up. Literally. It feels like someone left the oven open in the Midwest, and as…

  16. Handicapping playing time for the freshman

    Aug 15, 2011, 4:14 PM EST

    Aaron Lynch Blue Gold

    Armed with a full 85-man roster and a depth chart that’s finally representative of a top 25 college football program, Brian Kelly and the Irish have the luxury of not needing to force freshmen into the lineup this season. That certainly wasn’t the case for the Irish last year, where Kelly opened the season with…

  17. Help wanted: All options being explored on punt returns

    Aug 8, 2011, 1:51 AM EST

    Getty Images - Jonathan Daniel

    Being ranked 101st in the nation is never a good thing. But that’s what the Irish got out of their punt return unit, the weakest special teams grouping under Mike Elston’s watch. Notre Dame failed to create anything in the return game, with Armando Allen’s 38-yard return in the season opener against Purdue the only…

  18. Weekend notes: Recruiting Ohio, Bracketology, Cooks, Daniels and more

    Jun 18, 2011, 2:52 PM EST

    Davaris Daniels

    It’ll likely be months until anybody is certain what the fate of Ohio State football will be, but that hasn’t stopped people from talking about it. If you’re looking for some context, Michigan blog MGoBlog.com revels in the comparison to USC (their conclusion: “Yeah, you guys are screwed), a benchmark that’ll likely be referenced a…

  19. Open practice gives first look at 2011 Irish

    Mar 26, 2011, 10:01 PM EST

    Brian Kelly spring ball

    With Notre Dame’s star-studded coaching clinic providing an open door to over 1,000 high school coaches, it also gave the media the opportunity to get their first unfiltered look at the 2011 Irish football team. In a Loftus Center pushing capacity, Brian Kelly and his coaching staff put the team on display for Urban Meyer,…

  20. McDaniel wins player of the year award in Texas 5A football

    Feb 14, 2011, 1:55 PM EST

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    The contrarian among Notre Dame fans would look at the Irish’s recruiting class and see a running back haul that’s a bit thin, especially after the high profile defection of Justice Hayes to Michigan and the loss of Savon Huggins to home state Rutgers. But the Irish did reel in one running back, Coppell Texas’…

  21. Signing Day 2011: Skill

    Feb 2, 2011, 10:07 PM EST

    Everett Golson

    Both Jimmy Johnson and Charlie Weis helped prove that in college football it’s not “the Xs and Os, but the Jimmys and the Joes.” For all the talk of decided schematic advantage, Weis’ offense and football program only succeeded when it had a proper stable of players executing the Xs and the Os. (Note: This…

  22. Faxes in: Atkinson, Grace, Hegarty, Martin, McDaniel, and Daniels

    Feb 2, 2011, 9:03 AM EST

    Davaris Daniels

    The letters-of-intent are flying into The Gug now, with Brian Hardin officially rescuing a member of the ND compliance office from her snowed in house. Here’s her official explanation from UND.com’s Live Blog: Hey everyone this is Jen from ND Compliance. Sorry for the delay on approving the NLI’s. My road is drifted shut. We…

  23. Reports: CB Bennett Okotcha flips pledge to Irish

    Dec 6, 2010, 7:53 PM EST

    Courtesy of Dallas Morning News

    The Brian Kelly recruiting machine is on a roll, and the Irish just picked up a much needed commitment from defensive back Bennett Okotcha. Okotcha, high school teammates with recent Irish pledge Cam McDaniel, has been committed to Wisconsin since August before flipping his commitment to Notre Dame, the South Bend Tribune and IrishSportsDaily.com report.…

  24. Irish take momentum onto recruiting trail

    Dec 3, 2010, 2:29 PM EST

    Getty Images - Jonathan Daniel

    After an undefeated November, the Irish coaching staff hit the recruiting trail, and it isn’t hard to see the difference between spending the season’s final month building momentum versus the tailspin of the last two years. The commitments of Cam McDaniel and Everett Golson this week help illustrate how important stability at the top of…

  25. McDaniel to enter Notre Dame as a running back

    Dec 1, 2010, 5:41 PM EST

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    I don’t usually get overly into recruiting here, but some of the news surrounding Cam McDaniel’s commitment to the Irish has been pretty interesting. In McDaniel, the Irish get one of the most prolific running backs and football players in the North Texas area, seemingly a huge coup for Notre Dame. But, whether it’s a…