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  1. Post-spring stock report: Linebackers

    May 11, 2015, 12:18 PM EDT

    Jaylon Smith, Joe Schmidt

    We continue our look at the post-spring depth charts with the linebackers. A talented group of athletes might provide one of the most misleading depth charts in recent memory.

  2. Mailbag: Captains, intanglibles and KeiVarae’s return

    Apr 25, 2015, 11:04 AM EDT

    Malik Zaire, Chris Brown

    It’s a weekend edition of the mailbag. We talk about next year’s potential captains, the case for Malik Zaire’s intangibles, another date in SoCal and KeiVarae Russell’s return.

  3. Tracking fifth-year spots and the bumpy road to 85 scholarships

    Mar 11, 2015, 2:33 PM EDT

    Jarrett Grace

    With Notre Dame on break, the campus is quiet one week before spring practice gets started. But the work inside the Gug is still likely underway, with recruiting efforts for the 2016 cycle pushing forward and discussions about the 2015 roster taking center stage.

  4. Spring Solutions: Linebackers

    Mar 6, 2015, 3:08 PM EDT

    Jaylon Smith, Joe Schmidt

    A position group that started last spring as one of the biggest question marks on the defense enters spring practice with the chance to be the most talented unit on the field.

  5. Counting down the Irish: Final grades, Top 5

    Jan 2, 2015, 2:22 PM EDT

    Jaylon Smith, Joe Schmidt

    With an unexpected eighth win in the Music City Bowl, we can officially close the book on 2014. Let’s do the same with our final grades for the 2014 Fighting Irish.

  6. Counting down the Irish: Looking back

    Dec 15, 2014, 3:37 PM EDT

    Will Fuller, Nick VanHoose

    This August, a group of people who spend way too much time watching and writing about Notre Dame football got together to put together some preseason rankings on the roster. In doing so, we (I’m definitely included) put in writing what so many of you (especially in the comments) already thought was true: We don’t know what we’re talking about sometimes.

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

    Nov 4, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

    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.

  8. Schmidt lost for season with ankle injury

    Nov 2, 2014, 5:18 PM EDT

    Joe Schmidt

    Fears of a serious ankle injury were confirmed for Notre Dame linebacker Joe Schmidt. X-Rays taken Sunday revealed a broken ankle and a dislocation, ending the season for the Irish’s leading tackler. Head coach Brian Kelly confirmed the news Sunday.

  9. Five things we learned: Notre Dame 49, Navy 39

    Nov 2, 2014, 1:59 AM EDT

    Tarean Folston, Parrish Gaines, Daniel Gonzales, George Jamison

    It seemed too easy, didn’t it?

    Notre Dame’s offense was rolling. The Irish were on pace for 860 yards after the first quarter. Looking unbeatable, Everett Golson was throwing strikes, Tarean Folston was cutting through Navy’s defense and Brian VanGorder’s first attempt at slowing down the Midshipmen’s triple-option attack found enough stops to build a 28-7 lead.

  10. Even after shutout, Irish hope best is yet to come for young D

    Sep 8, 2014, 7:33 PM EDT

    Michigan v Notre Dame

    During the postgame interviews, it was hard for players to hide the joy they were feeling. For a team that’s struggled to beat Michigan in the past, the 31-0 victory certainly earned the Irish every minute of the 24 hours they planned to celebrate.

  11. Irish A-to-Z: Joe Schmidt

    Aug 21, 2014, 3:48 PM EDT

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    Senior linebacker Joe Schmidt might still carry with him the tag of walk-on. But he’s also one of the key leaders on an Irish defense that’s counting on the senior to play key minutes as the man in the middle of Notre Dame’s defense. Irish A-to-Z continues with a look at Notre Dame’s starting middle linebacker.

  12. Counting down the Irish: 25-21

    Aug 5, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    Malik Zaire

    It’s time for the first installment of this year’s Top 25. As we count by five from the top of the list to the bottom, we’ll get our first peek at some of the young talent that’s going to be tasked with carrying the Irish forward this season.

  13. Blue-Gold game: Ten Irish players to watch

    Apr 9, 2014, 2:31 AM EDT

    Elmer

    With Notre Dame’s Blue-Gold game scheduled for this Saturday, we’re taking a closer look at 10 players you need to watch.

  14. Making sense of middle linebacker

    Mar 31, 2014, 5:45 PM EDT

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    Even without the news that Jarrett Grace underwent more surgery to try and heal his broken right leg, Notre Dame’s plans at inside linebacker are far from clear.

  15. End of Spring Break means return to business at hand

    Mar 14, 2014, 6:50 PM EDT

    Redfield

    Notre Dame returns to practice next Wednesday, two weeks since it last took the field for practice. With the university on break this week, it’s been a nice calm before getting back to the business at hand of improving this football team before fall camp. And there is work to be done. Before we get…

  16. Offseason cheat sheet: Linebackers

    Aug 30, 2013, 3:01 PM EDT

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    While the linebacking corps might be best known for the player that departed, the Irish should be very strong both inside and out even without All-American Manti Te’o roaming the field. Head coach Brian Kelly has talked quite a bit about the type of teammate and leader the Irish need to replace in Te’o, but…

  17. First look at contact: Jumping to conclusions edition

    Aug 10, 2011, 7:16 PM EDT

    After four practices getting acclimated to helmets, the Irish were in full pads today, giving freshman their first real feel of college football. Thanks to the always excellent practice reports courtesy of UND.com, we’re able to get a sneak peak at the first day of work, which allows all of us to jump to some…