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  1. Eight Irish seniors get invite to NFL Scouting Combine

    Feb 7, 2013, 1:12 PM EST

    NFL Scouting Combine

    While the excitement of Signing Day is still lingering, eight Notre Dame seniors received a very important invitation yesterday that will play a huge factor in their professional careers. The NFL’s annual scouting combine in Indianapolis released their official invite list and it was filled with Irish players. Here are the following players who will…

  2. Pregame Six Pack: Staring down Stanford

    Oct 12, 2012, 3:21 AM EST

    Manti Te'o Stanford

    The Stanford Cardinal have quite a feather in their cap. Entering the season, they’re the only team in college football history to defeat Notre Dame and USC in three consecutive seasons. David Shaw’s squad has already extended their streak against the Trojans. They’ll look to do the same against the Irish, running their record winning…

  3. Breaking down 4-0: The running backs

    Sep 27, 2012, 11:24 AM EST

    Michigan v Notre Dame

    Part two in our bye week feature on Notre Dame’s 4-0 start. For more, check out our introduction and the secondary. OFF-SEASON PERSPECTIVE On paper, running back seemed like a position of strength. Even though the Irish were saying goodbye to senior Jonas Gray, Notre Dame welcomed back returning rushing leader Cierre Wood for his senior…

  4. And so it begins: BK talks 2012 season

    Aug 2, 2012, 7:44 PM EST

    Brian Kelly podium

    Brian Kelly doesn’t officially kick off the 2012 football season until tomorrow, when his opening press conference takes place before the start of training camp. But that didn’t stop talk of the quarterbacking race from starting early. Joining WSBT’s Sportsbeat with Darin Pritchett and Eric Hansen, Kelly answered questions from fans all across the country…

  5. Counting down the Irish: 10-6

    Jul 30, 2012, 6:05 PM EST

    Getty Images - Jonathan Daniel

    We’re heading down the stretch in our annual countdown of the Irish roster. If numbers 15 to 11 were all about bottled promise, 10-6 has a tried and true feel to it. After a youth movement was largely responsible for the upper echelon of this list, this group has a veteran feel to it. How…

  6. Running back recruiting gets tougher with full house

    Jun 19, 2012, 2:18 PM EST

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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…

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

    Apr 20, 2012, 6:11 AM EST

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    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…

  8. Spring Practice: Day Four report

    Mar 27, 2012, 11:42 AM EST

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    As they have for the previous three practice sessions, UND.com has been on the field with the Fighting Irish, the only cameras allowed inside the LaBar Practice Fields. Thankfully, they’ve been churning out some great footage and this episode is no different, with the focus on running backs/slot receivers coach Tony Alford. As we work…

  9. The good, the bad, and the ugly: Notre Dame vs. Navy

    Oct 30, 2011, 6:21 PM EST

    Jonas Gray Navy

    If there’s criticism, it should be of the constructive manner this afternoon, a day after the Irish let go of some frustration on Navy. The 56-14 thumping was the biggest beating of Navy since Tony Rice, Mark Green and Ricky Watters beat up the Midshipmen in 1987. The victory was a complete mauling — with…

  10. The good, the bad, the ugly: Notre Dame vs. Pitt

    Sep 25, 2011, 5:20 PM EST

    Jonas Gray Pitt

    A second viewing of Notre Dame’s 15-12 victory doesn’t add new perspective to Saturday’s win. The maddening inconsistencies that have plagued this football team still exist, rearing their ugly heads when you’d least expect it. Two turnovers, a missed field goal, and too many penalties all combine to give you a squad that has understandably…

  11. Pregame Six Pack: Prepping for Pitt

    Sep 23, 2011, 4:30 AM EST

    What a difference a week makes. Irish fans didn’t quite know what to make of last weekend’s game: an annual rivalry, a game the Irish usually don’t fare well in, and Las Vegas somehow favoring Notre Dame by almost a touchdown even though they were the team with an 0-2 record and Michigan State was…

  12. Pregame Six Pack: Late night with Michigan

    Sep 9, 2011, 4:30 PM EST

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    So Lucy pulled the football out from under us last Saturday, adding a measure of cruelty to the loss that was incredibly difficult to see coming. (Unfortunately, part of me saw it coming.) With a painful first L in the opening ledger of the season, Notre Dame must turn the page to a team that’s…

  13. Tuesdays with BK: Michigan edition

    Sep 6, 2011, 8:36 PM EST

    Brian Kelly 9

    We already covered the big news of the day, with Notre Dame shifting gears and going with Tommy Rees as the starter against Michigan Saturday night. If there’s one quote that encapsulates the decision, here it is: “You got to be productive,” Kelly said. “If you’re not, you should be looking over your shoulder. If…

  14. Eleven for ’11: Keys for the Fighting Irish

    Sep 2, 2011, 2:34 AM EST

    Dayne Crist

    Everybody knows Michael Floyd, Manti Te’o and Harrison Smith. While those three will likely have a large hand in determining Notre Dame’s fate, the Irish’s three All-American candidates can only do so much for a roster that’s finally at a full allotment of 85 scholarship players. As the No. 16 Irish get ready to kick…

  15. BK talks: QB Derby, Theo, Te’o, Hercules and more

    Aug 13, 2011, 5:53 PM EST

    Getty Images - Jonathan Daniel

    After a Saturday morning practice, the Irish boarded buses and headed to the lake, the second year Brian Kelly and his staff have taken the team for a little R&R and water activities. But before he did, Kelly spoke with the assembled media, with the biggest news being that second-string tackle Tate Nichols was doubtful…

  16. Help wanted: All options being explored on punt returns

    Aug 8, 2011, 1:51 AM EST

    Getty Images - Jonathan Daniel

    Being ranked 101st in the nation is never a good thing. But that’s what the Irish got out of their punt return unit, the weakest special teams grouping under Mike Elston’s watch. Notre Dame failed to create anything in the return game, with Armando Allen’s 38-yard return in the season opener against Purdue the only…

  17. Counting down the Irish: 10-6

    Jul 29, 2011, 2:55 AM EST

    Fleming

    This is the fourth installment of “Counting down the Irish,” our annual ranking of the Top 25 players on Notre Dame’s roster. Click here for our ratings of players 25-21,  20-16, and 15-11. We’re into our top ten. It’s time to start looking at the players that are going to drive the Irish either into…

  18. What to take from the Blue-Gold game

    Apr 19, 2011, 12:51 PM EST

    Robby Toma

    The 27,863 fans that paid to see the Blue-Gold game in person might be thawed out and dry by now. For the rest of you that either skipped the festivities or watched on TV, trying to quantify what you saw and reach some conclusions might be a little difficult. First, let’s cross off a few…

  19. Spring practice heads for the home stretch

    Apr 11, 2011, 1:29 PM EST

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    With the Blue-Gold game set for this Saturday, Brian Kelly and the Fighting Irish are down to their final four football sessions until preseason camp in August. Let’s take a quick look at a few of the battles that caught our interest: At ‘Dog’ linebacker, it’s a two-man race, with sophomores Prince Shembo and Danny…

  20. 2011 in 100 words… Theo Riddick

    Mar 16, 2011, 12:53 PM EST

    Getty Images - Jonathan Daniel

    Part five of twelve previews analyzing a dozen players essential to the Irish making a BCS run next season. Part one looked at Braxston Cave, part two Sean Cwynar, part three Jonas Gray, and part four Trevor Robinson. Enjoy. Player Overview: If there was a move emblematic of what Brian Kelly appeared to be as…

  21. Ruffer, QBs, Riddick and Floyd: Kelly recaps Year One

    Jan 22, 2011, 11:21 AM EST

    Brian Kelly - vs. Michigan

    In between crisscrossing the country reeling in recruits, Brian Kelly returned to South Bend for an important recruiting weekend and the year-end 2010 Football Awards Show. He also took a few minutes to recap season one with the media. (If you’d like to see the entire thing, our friends at UND.com have you covered.) As…

  22. Pregame Twelve Pack: Sun Bowl edition

    Dec 30, 2010, 3:39 PM EST

    HughesUSC

    We get teary-eyed just thinking that this could be the last of these monsters for nine months. But before we crack a cold one to celebrate (ice pack for my hands, that is), here are twelve fun facts, tidbits, leftovers and miscellaneous musings as the Irish prepare to play Miami at the Sun Bowl in…

  23. Tuesdays with BK: USC edition

    Nov 23, 2010, 6:32 PM EST

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    As he does every Tuesday at noon, Brian Kelly met with the assembled media to discuss the upcoming game and the state of the program. This week’s subject, the vaunted USC Trojans. Here’s what Kelly had to say about playing Lane Kiffin’s troops, the walking wounded on the Irish roster, the transformation of his team,…

  24. How we got here: Injuries

    Nov 3, 2010, 1:48 AM EST

    CristKyleCrutch

    There’s a tricky line to draw when you write about injuries. They are a certainty in football (not unlike death and taxes off the field), but there is also a line where you’ve got to take injuries into account when adjusting your expectations for a team’s ability to perform. There’s a school of thought that…