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  1. Ragone and McDonald set to join Weis in Kansas

    Apr 17, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

    Mike Ragone

    The westbound caravan heading from South Bend to Lawrence, Kansas has added two more passengers, with linebacker Anthony McDonald and tight end Mike Ragone ready to play out their eligibility for former head coach Charlie Weis. McDonald’s addition to the Jayhawk roster was finalized late last week, while Ragone’s — long anticipated after he was…

  2. Ragone granted sixth year, headed to Kansas

    Mar 16, 2012, 2:58 PM EDT

    Mike Ragone

    Lost in the shuffle of a pretty eventful offseason Thursday, tight end Mike Ragone won his sixth year appeal with the NCAA and will play one more season of college football. While it won’t be for the Fighting Irish, Ragone will be reunited with the head coach that brought him to South Bend, joining Charlie…

  3. Holiday Weekend notes: Christmas edition

    Dec 23, 2011, 12:27 PM EDT

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    With Irish players at home enjoying some family time before reporting to Orlando tomorrow to begin bowl preparations, let’s clean out the note pad before Christmas weekend, with a lot of recruiting news coming soon. *** It sounds like the race for five-star quarterback Gunner Kiel isn’t just between Notre Dame and Vanderbilt. Various reports…

  4. Crist moving on to Kansas, but forever a Notre Dame man

    Dec 22, 2011, 1:36 PM EDT

    South Florida v Notre Dame

    There was no hat picking or press conference. The process was condensed into three short weeks, a far cry from the recruitment of one of the nation’s top prospects back when he was a highly-touted prep quarterback in Sherman Oaks, California with offers to play football from just about every major program in the country.…

  5. Weis looks back at Notre Dame

    Dec 15, 2011, 10:23 AM EDT

    Clausen Weis

    Charlie Weis is a man on the move, especially considering his hip — still bothering him from a sideline collision in 2008 — will be replaced before the new year. Between hitting the recruiting trail hard, which included recruiting visits from Irish quarterback Dayne Crist and South Bend native Gehrig Dieter, Weis sat down with…

  6. Weis to Kansas, Crist to follow?

    Dec 9, 2011, 12:06 PM EDT

    Charlie-Weis

    It’s not like you couldn’t see it coming. Yesterday’s bombshell news that Charlie Weis was leaving his post as the offensive coordinator at Florida to take over the Kansas football program led to me openly hypothesizing about quarterback Dayne Crist joining him in Lawrence. (I even tweeted it 18 hours ago.) Well, just minutes ago…

  7. Notre Dame in 2011: What makes this year different?

    Sep 1, 2011, 3:51 AM EDT

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    It was almost odd seeing it. Six years ago, a roster filled with the same guys that were trampled by USC and Purdue (Purdue!), edged by BYU, Boston College and Pittsburgh, and looked rudderless at the Insight Bowl after head coach Tyrone Willingham was dismissed, came out of the locker room eight months later transformed.…

  8. Recipe for success: Analyzing the Kelly recruits

    Jul 13, 2011, 2:17 PM EDT

    Danny Spond

    It only took days for Notre Dame fans to cling to one of Brian Kelly’s first bits of coach speak. When asked about recruiting, one of the Irish’s new head coach’s perceived weak spots, Kelly uttered the term “Right Kinda Guys,” which instantly became preferred nomenclature for the recruits the former Grand Valley State, Central…

  9. Expectations all hinge on the man behind center

    Jul 5, 2011, 1:17 PM EDT

    Crist

    It’s getting difficult to ignore the trajectory this offseason is taking. Quite simply, Year Two of the Brian Kelly era has expectations. Great expectations. Eric Hansen expectations. Even Mark May expectations. Because it’s July, it’s that time of year where we spend most of our time analyzing the past in hopes of predicting the future.…

  10. Weekend notes: Buyouts, schedules, and more

    May 20, 2011, 10:32 PM EDT

    Jack Swarbrick

    It was only a matter of time before somebody did a public search of Notre Dame’s tax records and found out just how much Charlie Weis actually got paid to walk away from Notre Dame with six years left on his ten-year contract extension. Brian Hamilton of the Chicago Tribune was the first to do…

  11. NFL Ready? Irish players still aren’t there

    May 3, 2011, 11:41 PM EDT

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    With the heart of the NFL draft set for Saturday, a handful of Irish prospects waited to hear their names called. But as rounds four through seven slid by, no Irish players were drafted after the Vikings selected Kyle Rudolph in the second round on Friday. Seven rounds, and only one player from Notre Dame…

  12. With sixth year approved, Wenger looks to Florida

    Mar 22, 2011, 1:30 PM EDT

    dan-wenger

    Lost in all the Michael Floyd mess was the news that center Dan Wenger, who missed all of two full seasons with injuries, has been approved by the NCAA for a rare sixth year, thanks to medical hardship. While the NCAA opened the door for Wenger to return to the field, after two serious concussions…

  13. Weis back in collegiate spotlight at Florida

    Mar 15, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

    Charlie Weis

    With the Florida Gators opening spring practice, new head coach Will Muschamp and his staff opened up for the media. That obviously included new offensive coordinator Charlie Weis, back in college after spending last season with the Kansas City Chiefs. To call Weis a high-profile offensive coordinator doesn’t really do high-profile service. He’s one of…

  14. Clausen and Weis both back to school

    Jan 25, 2011, 1:14 PM EDT

    Clausen Weis

    In many ways, Jimmy Clausen and Charlie Weis had similar journeys through Notre Dame. Both came to South Bend talking a big game. Clausen — flashing some high school bling at the College Football Hall of Fame, while Weis buried himself with talk of “decided schematic advantages” and “6-6 isn’t good enough.” For Weis, his…

  15. Weis, Verducci join Florida coaching staff

    Jan 3, 2011, 12:56 PM EDT

    Weis Chiefs

    If Irish fans were hoping Urban Meyer’s departure meant the Florida Gators would get rid of any insider information on the Notre Dame football program, they’re out of luck, as former Irish head coach Charlie Weis is leaving the same coordinator job he had in the NFL and joining Will Muschamp’s Florida coaching staff. He’ll…

  16. Pregame Twelve Pack: Navy Edition

    Oct 22, 2010, 3:01 AM EDT

    Crist

    Bring on another Pregame Twelve Pack. Twelve fun facts, tidbits, leftovers and miscellaneous musings as we head into the Navy game in the new Meadowlands. 1. Want a key to victory? Irish need to win the turnover battle. Even though the Irish have won the yardage and first down battle in the last three games…