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  1. Kelly: Resolution on academic suspensions coming soon

    Aug 28, 2014, 11:52 AM EDT

    DaVaris Daniels, Ricardo Allen

    Brian Kelly appeared on the Dan Patrick show this morning and shed some light on the academic investigation that’s holding out DaVaris Daniels, Kendall Moore, KeiVarae Russell and Ishaq Williams.

  2. Irish A-to-Z: KeiVarae Russell

    Aug 20, 2014, 8:26 PM EDT

    Notre Dame at USC

    Inked to help fill a running back depth chart in need of reinforcements, KeiVarae Russell became a cornerback by accident. Irish A-to-Z continues with a look at an All-American candidate with his season up for grabs, an academic investigation determining Russell’s role on the 2014 team.

  3. With all eyes watching, a dig for truth begins at Notre Dame

    Aug 15, 2014, 9:29 PM EDT

    Rev. John Jenkins,Jack Swarbrick

    The college football world stared at Notre Dame on Friday. Some snickered as they hoped to see smoke and fire emerge from the Golden Dome. Irish fans braced for impact, with even the most level-headed dreading impending doom, with things getting worse by the minute as Notre Dame brass stayed silent.

  4. Counting down the Irish: The Top Five

    Aug 11, 2014, 10:34 AM EDT

    Tyler Boyd, Jaylon Smith

    Our annual exercise is over and the result is a Top Five that was as close to consensus as possible. On a roster with unproven talent and unprecedented depth, part of what makes this list interesting and fun is that I put zero qualifications on the logic used to rank players. Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder.

  5. Watch Lists: Golson, Russell and Smith earn mention

    Jul 8, 2014, 8:39 AM EDT

    Notre Dame at USC

    A trio of Notre Dame football players find themselves on the watch list for some very impressive postseason awards. Quarterback Everett Golson is on the Maxwell Award’s watch list while junior cornerback KeiVarae Russell and sophomore linebacker Jaylon Smith were both selected to the Bednarik’s watch list.

  6. Core of Irish defense beginning to emerge

    Apr 15, 2014, 1:40 PM EDT

    Brian Kelly,Brian Van Gorder

    Making an impact during a spring game is always a good thing. But sometimes, the not making one is a good thing, too. The core of the Irish defense didn’t play a lot in the Blue-Gold game.

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

    Mar 22, 2014, 9:34 PM EDT

    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…

  8. Offseason cheat sheet: Defensive backs

    Aug 30, 2013, 10:00 PM EDT

    Carlo Calabrese, KeiVarae Russell, Bennett Jackson

    When Brian Kelly took over the Notre Dame program, he was tasked with not just rebuilding the secondary, but reloading it. While he was lucky to inherit a front line of talented players, he was left with a depth chart that was frighteningly thin.┬áNo position better illustrated that than safety. When Jamoris Slaughter was injured…

  9. Counting down the Irish: 10-6

    Jul 18, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT

    Purdue v Notre Dame

    Looking at the first fifteen names we’ve revealed, one pretty clear trend seemed to be emerging. The strength of this team’s depth was on defense. Ten of the players we’ve already rolled out will be defensive contributors. That includes highly touted freshmen Max Redfield and Jaylon Smith, who will have to find a way onto…

  10. Breaking down 4-0: The Secondary

    Sep 26, 2012, 4:19 PM EDT

    Carlo Calabrese, KeiVarae Russell, Bennett Jackson

    There was no bigger question mark on Notre Dame’s roster than the secondary. With first-round draft pick Harrison Smith gone and multi-year contributors Gary Gray and Robert Blanton exiting at cornerback, many believed that the Irish defense would only be as good as the replacements Bob Diaco and Kerry Cooks could find. OFF-SEASON PERSPECTIVE Preparing…

  11. Russell and Neal will get looks at cornerback

    Jun 28, 2012, 1:22 PM EDT

    keivarae_russell

    There’s no question that Notre Dame lacks quality depth at cornerback heading into the season. Needing to replace both Robert Blanton and Gary Gray, the Irish will look to first year starter Bennett Jackson on the short-side of the field as Lo Wood and Josh Atkinson will take their competition for the field cornerback position…

  12. Running back recruiting gets tougher with full house

    Jun 19, 2012, 2:18 PM EDT

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    Notre Dame took its lumps in a few key recruiting battles at running back this week when two top prep backs committed to different schools. The Irish lost out on top target, Tampa’s Ryan Green to Florida State, while Paul Chryst and Pitt picked up South Jersey’s Corey Clement, who ran for 2,500 yards last…

  13. The Commitments: Running Backs

    Jan 26, 2012, 3:34 PM EDT

    keivarae_russell

    [A few days ago, a commenter mentioned how little talk there was about wide receiver Chris Brown, a freakishly good athlete that's joining the Notre Dame recruiting class from South Carolina to little fanfare. Consider these columns a response to a very good comment.] In the next six days, the recruiting rollercoaster will surely rumble…

  14. KeiVarae Russell pledges commitment to Irish

    Dec 29, 2011, 4:04 PM EDT

    keivarae_russell

    Just a few hours before Notre Dame battles Florida State, the Irish won a big recruiting victory over another formidable foe. The Irish received the verbal commitment of Seattle’s KeiVarae Russell, beating out the hometown Washington Huskies for a running back that’s an absolute perfect fit for the Notre Dame offense. Thin at the position,…

  15. Holiday Weekend notes: Christmas edition

    Dec 23, 2011, 12:27 PM EDT

    Getty Images - Jonathan Daniel

    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…

  16. Armstead’s recruitment highlights West Coast visitors

    Oct 17, 2011, 12:08 PM EDT

    Arik Armstead

    This Saturday was already a critical weekend in the head-to-head recruiting battle the Irish and Trojans are waging with each other. It just got a whole lot more interesting with five-star defensive end recruit Arik Armstead backing away from his commitment to USC on Sunday, less than a week before his official recruiting visit to…

  17. Reeling in RBs a must in this recruiting cycle

    Jun 30, 2011, 7:26 PM EDT

    Getty Images - Jonathan Daniel

    If you’re looking at the Irish roster, you’ll notice there’s one particularly important position that could use a little bit of padding. After focusing on quarterbacks and defensive ends in their first two recruiting classes, Brian Kelly and his offensive staff have spent most of this recruiting cycle identifying running backs and casting a wide…