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  1. Counting down the Irish: 15-11

    Aug 7, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

    Oklahoma v Notre Dame

    When Brian Kelly was hired to take over Notre Dame’s football program, he developed a reputation not just as an offensive mastermind or spread offense guru, but rather that of a “program builder.” As we move into the Top 15 of our annual Top 25 countdown, we get a snapshot of the fruits of Kelly’s labor.

  2. Irish A-to-Z: Christian Lombard

    Jul 19, 2014, 5:01 PM EST

    Christian Lombard

    One of four graduate students on the Irish roster, Christian Lombard feels like he’s been a part of the Notre Dame football program for a long time. As one of Charlie Weis’ earliest commitments in the 2010 class, Lombard has seen coaching changes, position switches and injury challenges in his five years in South Bend.

  3. Open Practice update: Saturday’s Six Pack of observations

    Mar 22, 2014, 9:34 PM EST

    Notre Dame at USC

    Saturday morning, Notre Dame’s practice was open to visiting coaches and local media. That means a slew of reports coming in and one guy (me) to read everything and give you some interesting observations. While I wasn’t in South Bend for a two hour window into spring installation, consider this a trip around the horn…

  4. Lombard, Mahone lost for spring

    Mar 21, 2014, 11:33 AM EST

    Christian Lombard

    Brian Kelly announced this morning that graduate student Christian Lombard and junior Will Mahone will be lost for the rest of spring. Lombard underwent wrist surgery for a dislocation suffered late in Wednesday’s practice while Mahone had a fracture in his right foot repaired. Lombard was locked in as the team’s starting right guard, though…

  5. Spring Solutions: Offensive line

    Feb 17, 2014, 12:30 PM EST

    Louis Nix, Steve Elmer

    It may not feel like it, but spring isn’t too far away. For Notre Dame and Brian Kelly’s football team, spring practice is starting earlier than every, kicking off in early March. The rationale for moving up the calendar isn’t 100 percent clear, but what is certain are the steps the Irish need to take…

  6. Collinsworth, Lombard, Moore and Utupo on track for fifth year

    Jan 17, 2014, 11:50 AM EST

    Christian Lombard

    It looks like the 2014 roster is coming into focus. While Brian Kelly and his coaching staff are on the road trying to add some final pieces to the recruiting class, four seniors are likely to return for a fifth season. Multiple outlets are reporting that Austin Collinsworth, Christian Lombard, Kendall Moore and Justin Utupo…

  7. Offensive line taking shape

    Aug 13, 2013, 6:44 PM EST

    Offensive Line

    Christian Lombard is a returning starter at right tackle, playing all thirteen games in a 12-1 season. But that hasn’t stopped him from embracing the reality that comes with improving personnel and elevated expectations. While the status quo wasn’t challenged during spring drills, one week into training camp, it’s obvious that Lombard understands that every…

  8. Right side of offensive line still in flux

    Aug 9, 2013, 8:30 PM EST

    Christian Lombard

    The local media had their first look at the ’13 Irish today, with Brian Kelly spending a solid chunk of time answering question from a group of reporters that were hungry after sitting out Camp Shiloh. With practice open to peering eyes, one place to keep a focus on is the right side of the…

  9. Counting down the Irish: 20-16

    Jul 16, 2013, 8:57 AM EST

    Matthias Farley

    After the first five slots of our Top 25 included three talented freshmen that could play supporting roles, our next five spots are dedicated to upperclassmen that will be major contributors this season, all expected to be members of the starting lineup. If the inclusion of Jaylon Smith, Max Redfield and Greg Bryant represented the…

  10. And so it begins: BK talks 2012 season

    Aug 2, 2012, 7:44 PM EST

    Brian Kelly podium

    Brian Kelly doesn’t officially kick off the 2012 football season until tomorrow, when his opening press conference takes place before the start of training camp. But that didn’t stop talk of the quarterbacking race from starting early. Joining WSBT’s Sportsbeat with Darin Pritchett and Eric Hansen, Kelly answered questions from fans all across the country…

  11. Counting down the Irish: 20-16

    Jul 26, 2012, 4:57 PM EST

    Bennett Jackson 2

    RECOUNT UPDATE: If there was any question whether I’ve been out of the finance game too long, your fearless leader messed up his Excel spreadsheet and jacked up the rankings. This changes a few of the players we’ve tallied and puts Zeke Motta in at No. 25. My sincere apologies. *** Not surprisingly, the inclusion…

  12. Holiday weekend notes: Frosh numbers, redshirts, and more

    Jul 1, 2011, 7:22 PM EST

    Matt Cashore

    Compare today to running an offseason marathon. No doubt, we are slogging along here, but the good news is we’ve just passed the 13-mile marker. We’re more than half-way there, and while that terrible realization that you’ve still got 13 miles left to run might cross your mind, the very good news is that we’re…

  13. Irish redshirts ready themselves for competition

    Feb 11, 2011, 3:39 PM EST

    Dayne Crist and Louis Nix

    More than a few people were surprised when Brian Kelly announced early during his first spring practices that freshman Zack Martin was working with the first-team offensive line at left tackle. At the time, Martin was a little known commodity, so far off the radar that even the official roster had his name spelled wrong…