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  1. Spring Solutions: Wide receivers and tight ends

    Feb 25, 2014, 7:31 PM EST

    Steffon Batts, Corey Robinson

    Notre Dame headed into last season without a All-American candidate to catch the football. After a pretty incredible run at the position — from Jeff Samardzija-to-Golden Tate-to-Kyle Rudolph-to-Michael Floyd-to-Tyler Eifert — the Irish had TJ Jones to anchor the position, a solid yet far from spectacular veteran receiver. Jones flourished in his final season in…

  2. Last look back: Quarterback

    Jan 22, 2014, 10:13 PM EST

    Rees USC

    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…

  3. Pregame Six Pack: Bring on the Owls

    Aug 30, 2013, 8:30 AM EST

    USA TODAY Sports

    Thirty-three weeks. Two hundred thirty-six days. Five thousand, six hundred sixty-four hours. Three hundred thirty-nine thousand eight hundred forty minutes. Twenty million, three hundred ninety thousand, four hundred seconds.┬áNo, those aren’t alternative lyrics to the Rent soundtrack, but rather how long the Irish have had to have the awful taste of defeat in their mouths.…

  4. Pregame Six Pack: Blue & Gold (and a certain Irish victory)

    Apr 20, 2012, 6:11 AM EST

    Blue-Gold-27

    It may count the same as the other fourteen practices allotted by NCAA rules during the spring, but there will be plenty of eyeballs on the last official workout of the school year for the Irish. With a national broadcast on NBC Sports Network kicking off at 1:30 p.m. ET, a spring spent mostly working…

  5. 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…

  6. Weekend notes: Recruiting Ohio, Bracketology, Cooks, Daniels and more

    Jun 18, 2011, 2:52 PM EST

    Davaris Daniels

    It’ll likely be months until anybody is certain what the fate of Ohio State football will be, but that hasn’t stopped people from talking about it. If you’re looking for some context, Michigan blog MGoBlog.com revels in the comparison to USC (their conclusion: “Yeah, you guys are screwed), a benchmark that’ll likely be referenced a…

  7. A to Z: Your comprehensive spring breakdown

    Mar 23, 2011, 11:33 AM EST

    Getty Images - Jonathan Daniel

    While the Irish were thrown a major curve ball with Michael Floyd’s arrest and indefinite suspension the weekend before spring practice was set to start, there’s plenty to be excited about as Brian Kelly kicked off the spring season for the Irish Tuesday with some opening comments. For those of you that’ve been away from…

  8. QB battle will have a little of everything

    Feb 17, 2011, 5:46 PM EST

    Getty Images - Nick Laham

    Ah, the benefits of a fully stocked roster. For the first time since Tyrone Willingham struggled to fill a roster with D-I recruits, the Irish will have a full 85-man allotment of scholarships on their roster. And of all the positions where battles will be fought for playing time, no spot on the depth chart…

  9. Montana’s departure official, QB depth chart set

    Feb 15, 2011, 5:47 PM EST

    Getty Images - Jonathan Daniel

    With Luke Massa transitioning to wide receiver, the Irish have finally settled on a four-man depth chart at quarterback, after Nate Montana officially enrolled at University of Montana, according to The Missoulian. “He’s admitted as a student, and he started classes today,” athletic director Jim O’Day told the paper. “Then I would assume he’s a…

  10. QB depth chart thinning as Massa moved to wide receiver

    Feb 14, 2011, 3:23 PM EST

    Luke Massa

    With word last week that junior quarterback Nate Montana was considering a transfer to D-IAA Montana, it appears that the quarterback depth chart that was six-deep is now down to a four-man race. Rising sophomore quarterback Luke Massa, who along with Andrew Hendrix and Tommy Rees joined the Irish in the 2010 signing class, will…

  11. 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…

  12. Kelly declares 2011 quarterback derby open

    Dec 17, 2010, 8:25 PM EST

    Getty Images - Jonathan Daniel

    Brian Kelly met with the media today as the Notre Dame student body finished up with their final exams and addressed one of the million dollar questions that’ll take over once the Irish play Miami in the Sun Bowl: Who will be the starting quarterback against USF to kickoff 2011? “I think we have a…

  13. Crist has knee surgery, out six months

    Oct 31, 2010, 5:13 PM EST

    As suspected, quarterback Dayne Crist is lost for the season, undergoing surgery to repair a ruptured patellar tendon. “I met with our doctors today, and he had successful surgery this morning,” Kelly said this afternoon. “The patellar tendon had in fact torn, and it was reattached. The surgery went well and we’re looking at a…