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  1. Irish A-to-Z: Nicky Baratti

    May 1, 2014, 3:28 PM EST

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    Entering last spring, Nicky Baratti looked like a candidate to win a starting job at safety. But his career trajectory was thrown into doubt when a shoulder injury cost him his sophomore season.

  2. Irish getting healthy in time for spring

    Jan 31, 2014, 7:27 PM EST

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    While Signing Day is the focus right now, the start of spring practice is just over a month away, with the Irish beginning drills on March 3rd, their earliest start in the Brian Kelly era. And while the Irish head coach was meeting the local media to introduce his new offensive coordinator and quarterback coach,…

  3. Offseason cheat sheet: Defensive backs

    Aug 30, 2013, 10:00 PM EST

    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. No position better illustrated that than safety. When Jamoris Slaughter was injured…

  4. The Commits: Secondary

    Jan 31, 2012, 2:48 PM EST

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    Part six of our series recapping the recruits ready to sign letters-of-intent with Notre Dame next Wednesday. (Or already on campus.) Previous installments include the running backs, offensive line, wide receivers, quarterbacks, and the front seven. Taking a look at Notre Dame’s 2011 depth chart, it’s pretty clear that the Irish secondary needs reinforcements. Gone are Harrison Smith, Gary…

  5. Badger weighing early return from Mormon mission

    Aug 18, 2011, 1:10 PM EST

    Chris Badger

    With the Irish’s depth at safety a question mark for the second straight year, Chris Badger, a Notre Dame safety that chose his Mormon mission before ever playing a down for the Irish, could be back in South Bend earlier than expected. Badger’s decision to walk away from the Irish after participating in spring practice…

  6. Turner’s pledge to Irish continues commitment to secondary

    Jun 27, 2011, 3:01 PM EST

    Chinedum Ndukwe

    It turns out it didn’t take a few weeks to make a college decision. Over the weekend, just days after earning his way to a scholarship offer, John Turner pulled the trigger, committing to Notre Dame. “It was just a perfect fit,” Turner told the South Bend Tribune. “Every time I came up I fell…

  7. After filling front seven, Irish looking for DBs

    Apr 20, 2011, 1:25 PM EST

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    Brian Kelly essentially called his shot back on his first Signing Day, identifying defensive end and the edge of the defense as areas his staff needed to target and fill in the upcoming recruiting class. Last Saturday’s Blue-Gold game already showed us the early returns, with Aaron Lynch and Ishaq Williams immediately competing for playing…

  8. Five things we learned: The 82nd Blue-Gold game

    Apr 16, 2011, 6:44 PM EST

    Aaron Lynch Blue Gold

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The good news? Notre Dame won, with the Gold beating the Blue 17-14. The better news? Nobody got hurt. The best news? The kids are going to be alright. If you were looking to draw conclusions after the spring game, you might be out of luck. Like last year, the Irish…

  9. Friday notes: Kiel, juniors, camps and more

    Feb 25, 2011, 3:16 PM EST

    Urban Meyer

    Before we kick-off the notes portion of the show, I wanted to give a quick apology if it’s been a little up-and-down here the past week or two. I’m trying to get my off-season legs under me, and a lot of the work I’m doing for the website isn’t quite ready for broadcast. If you’re…