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  1. Last look back: Quarterback

    Jan 22, 2014, 10:13 PM EST

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    Nobody expects Irish fans to write a final love letter to Tommy Rees. But the senior quarterback, who played significant minutes in all four of Brian Kelly’s seasons in South Bend, is the quarterback of record for the Kelly era. None of that is Rees’s fault. And in some ways, it’s not really Kelly’s fault…

  2. Tuesdays with BK: Jefferson Nightmare edition

    Oct 4, 2011, 5:02 PM EST

    Air Force Notre Dame

    Goodbye Purdue. Hello Air Force. Brian Kelly met with the assembled media today and talked about wrapping up Purdue, prepping for Air Force, and getting ready for head coach Troy Calhoun and his very dangerous quarterback Tim Jefferson. If you’re curious what Kelly thinks about Jefferson and what he does to a defense, this quote…

  3. Pregame Six Pack: Primetime at Purdue

    Sep 30, 2011, 4:14 AM EST

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    Four down, eight to go. After digging themselves into an improbable 0-2 hole, the Irish are ready to push their way above .500, a long slog back after two really disheartening losses. They’ll have their chance to do it in primetime Saturday night, with the Irish and Boilermakers kicking off at Rose-Ade Stadium at 8:00…

  4. Pregame Six Pack: Prepping for Pitt

    Sep 23, 2011, 4:30 AM EST

    What a difference a week makes. Irish fans didn’t quite know what to make of last weekend’s game: an annual rivalry, a game the Irish usually don’t fare well in, and Las Vegas somehow favoring Notre Dame by almost a touchdown even though they were the team with an 0-2 record and Michigan State was…

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

    May 3, 2011, 11:41 PM EST

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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…

  6. Ian Williams talks draft, Rudy, Te’o and Floyd

    Mar 20, 2011, 12:16 AM EST

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    In his running diary at the South Bend Tribune, Notre Dame nose guard Ian Williams had a great post about the NFL lockout, the upcoming draft, and former teammates Kyle Rudolph, Manti Te’o, and Michael Floyd. As Williams returns to campus to finish his classes before May graduation, he talks about balancing his preparations for…

  7. Clausen and Weis both back to school

    Jan 25, 2011, 1:14 PM EST

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    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…

  8. Replacing quarterbacks not always easy

    Dec 4, 2010, 8:32 PM EST

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    When Jimmy Clausen announced that he was forgoing his senior season at Notre Dame, any chance that the Irish offense would keep pace with the 2009 edition left South Bend as well. With the ascension of Dayne Crist to the starting role, coming off major knee surgery and into a completely new offensive system, it…

  9. How we got here: Turnovers

    Nov 4, 2010, 1:14 AM EST

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    It was no secret that there were going to be some growing pains in the evolution of the Notre Dame offense. Brian Kelly was taking a drop-back quarterback with a total of 20 mop-up throws under his belt and putting him into an offensive system that relied on quick throws, quicker data processing, and presenting…

  10. Kelly continues to embrace the role of ambassador

    Mar 2, 2010, 6:00 PM EST

    Before even getting hired as the head coach at Notre Dame, Brian Kelly compared the high-profile position to that of a city mayor. It’s not a surprise that with Kelly’s background in politics, he’s taken to his new job quite well. Kelly hit the court at halftime of the Irish women’s basketball game against UConn,…

  11. Stepping up… The defensive line

    Mar 2, 2010, 1:00 PM EST

    As the Irish prepare to shift philosophies back to a 3-4 defense, no position seems better equipped for the change than the defensive line. With Kapron Lewis-Moore, Ian Williams, and Ethan Johnson, the Irish have three returning starters that played significant minutes, and also fit the physical dimensions needed to play in defensive coordinator Bob…

  12. Weekend recap: Tate blazes, Clausen set for Pro Day

    Feb 28, 2010, 10:30 PM EST

    As the Olympics close, and American hockey fans everywhere but Pittsburgh curse Sidney Crosby, let’s catch up on an eventful weekend for a few former members of the Irish. * Any questions about Golden Tate’s speed were answered today, as the Biletnikoff winner blazed times that were measured as fast as a 4.36 (but officially…

  13. Friday notes: Combine, achievers, competition and more

    Feb 26, 2010, 1:31 PM EST

    For those of you reading this at work, you probably have a pretty relaxed IT filter on your computer. Join me and a few thousand other people and stream the USA hockey game online at NBCOlympics.com. Honestly, nobody even forced me to tell you this, I’m just giving people a friendly reminder to tune in…

  14. What to make of the combine

    Feb 24, 2010, 12:53 PM EST

    The big news of the day is that Notre Dame football players Jimmy Clausen, Kyle McCarthy, Eric Olsen, Golden Tate, and Sam Young are in Indianapolis for the annual NFL Scouting Combine, which starts today. Draftniks and people like Todd McShay and Mel Kiper will talk about the importance of the Combine and give stock…