Aug 26, 2014, 8:38 PM EST
Brian Kelly announced his captains for the 2014 season, naming safety Austin Collinsworth, defensive lineman Sheldon Day, center Nick Martin and running back Cam McDaniel his four leaders for the upcoming season.
Aug 11, 2014, 10:34 AM EST
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.
Jul 11, 2014, 8:59 AM EST
Watch List week continues with more Irish veterans recognized for their potential 2014 season. In addition to Everett Golson, KeiVarae Russell and Jaylon Smith, four more Irish players found their names on awards lists, with Kyle Brindza, Sheldon Day, Ben Koyack and Nick Martin being tabbed.
Jun 26, 2014, 3:11 PM EST
From almost the moment Sheldon Day got to campus, the Notre Dame coaching staff expected big things out of him. After two seasons as an undersized defensive end in Bob Diaco’s 3-4 system, a move inside could bring out Day’s best. Let’s take a look at the junior from Indianapolis.
Apr 25, 2014, 1:57 PM EST
Notre Dame’s new defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder built his defense around pressure and aggression. Now who is going to provide it?
Apr 15, 2014, 1:40 PM EST
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.
Apr 3, 2014, 1:44 PM EST
Tasked with installing a new system and replacing potential first round draft picks Louis Nix and Stephon Tuitt, Mike Elston has a lot on his plate this spring. Made available to the media on Wednesday, Elston gave us a progress report.
Feb 27, 2014, 4:09 PM EST
No unit in the country is looking at bigger shoes to fill than Notre Dame’s defensive front. Gone are Louis Nix and Stephon Tuitt, two once-in-a-decade talents who left South Bend after injury plagued and underachieving seasons. With injuries marring the development of linemen young and old, there’s no question that the defensive line is…
Sep 17, 2013, 9:27 PM EST
If Stephon Tuitt was still wondering, life is more difficult being on everybody’s All-American list. A season after exploding onto the scene with 12 sacks during his breakout sophomore campaign, Tuitt has found out that it’s much tougher to impact games when he’s one of the main targets in an opponents scouting report. For those…
Sep 15, 2013, 7:03 PM EST
It was one bizarre Saturday of football, but in the end Notre Dame boarded the bus and headed back up Highway 31 with a 2-1 record, beating a game Purdue team that brought their best to the annual battle with the Irish. Let’s get down to business and take a look at the good, the…
Aug 29, 2013, 12:27 AM EST
My how things have changed. Once a position group that was the bane of Notre Dame fans’ existence, the defensive line has powered the renaissance Brian Kelly has orchestrated. That being said, this group isn’t without some setbacks. Two players that looked like key reserves on the line, Chase Hounshell and Tony Springmann, are lost…
Aug 12, 2013, 8:08 PM EST
The Dynamic Duo of Louis Nix and Stephon Tuitt might just become a power trio. That’s because of the emergence of sophomore defensive end Sheldon Day, who has opened more than a few eyes with his work over the summer and in fall camp. After playing limited snaps as a true freshman, Day has stepped…
Jul 17, 2013, 11:02 AM EST
If the first five members of this list represented talented newcomers and untapped potential, the next five members of this group is filled with veterans ready to step into the spotlight. To take a snapshot of the first ten names on our Top 25 list gives you a nice look at how this team’s roster…
Apr 18, 2012, 11:56 AM EST
Apologies on falling behind a day with the practice reports. (If you didn’t notice, simply carry on…) As the Irish defense deals with the voluntary departure of one of the team’s most talented players, in seasons past, this could have been a death sentence. Yet the loss Aaron Lynch has overshadowed a lot of the…
Jan 30, 2012, 8:00 AM EST
Part five 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 and quarterbacks. At his first signing day press conference, Brian Kelly all but announced his intent to rebuild the front seven of the defense via recruiting. Little did…
Jan 17, 2012, 1:42 PM EST
Any questions about quarterback Gunner Kiel choosing Notre Dame have been officially answered, as the university publicly announced the addition of four student-athletes to the program this afternoon. Kiel is joined by fellow early-enrollees Sheldon Day, a defensive tackle from Indianapolis and cornerback Tee Shepard of Sacramento, along with USC transfer running back Amir Carlisle.…
Aug 9, 2011, 2:54 PM EST
For Notre Dame fans that have been following the team for the past decade or so, there’s every reason to be confused. That confusion arose again last week, when the Irish accepted the commitment of defensive line prospect Sheldon Day, an Indianapolis native that’s among the nation’s best and most versatile prospects. That the Irish…
Aug 4, 2011, 1:33 AM EST
For those worried that Brian Kelly was done recruiting defensive tackles after Notre Dame landed the gargantuan Louis Nix two cycles ago, your fears can be quelled. The Irish just landed one of the top interior defensive linemen in the country, keeping Indianapolis native Sheldon Day in state; a huge recruiting get for the Irish.…
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