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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. Counting down the Irish: The top five

    Aug 1, 2012, 3:43 PM EST

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    You could do a lot worse than the two players that topped every judges ballot. Both Manti Te’o and Tyler Eifert are consensus preseason All-Americans, and both will be the anchor of their respective units this season for the Irish. In Eifert, new offensive coordinator Chuck Martin has a weapon as versatile as any in…

  3. Weekend notes: Swarbrick, Watch Lists, Life after Floyd, and more

    Jul 13, 2012, 3:43 PM EST

    Eifert

    You can’t blame Jack Swarbrick for taking a vacation. With his work helping to put together a college football playoff done, Swarbrick and his family took a much needed vacation. But that didn’t stop word getting out that Notre Dame was in discussions with the ACC about in-roads to the Orange Bowl. Earlier in the…

  4. Practice Report: Day Seven update

    Mar 31, 2012, 9:10 PM EST

    Eifert

    If there’s reason to believe the Irish offense will take a step forward next season even after losing Michael Floyd, it’s Tyler Eifert. The rising senior tight end, who before Brian Kelly arrived was expected by some to disappear into obscurity after a back injury, instead has turned into the best of a recent string…

  5. Niklas to tight end adds plenty of offensive options

    Mar 21, 2012, 5:41 PM EST

    Troy Niklas

    The move of Troy Niklas to tight end is fascinating. After impressing on defense as a true freshman at outside linebacker (and even moving to the nose guard in certain pass rush situations), Niklas seemed poised to be a frontrunner for an outside linebacker position heading into spring practice. Even if the ‘dog’ linebacker position,…

  6. Eifert returning for senior season

    Jan 6, 2012, 2:23 PM EST

    Eifert

    When the Irish head to Ireland next year to kick off the 2012 season, they’ll have their two best senior leaders with them. With Manti Te’o already set to return for his senior season and lead the Irish defense, it now looks like All-American tight end Tyler Eifert will be there with him to take…

  7. Five things we learned: Florida State 18, Notre Dame 14

    Dec 29, 2011, 11:47 PM EST

    Floyd Florida State Champs

    If you could boil down one game to encapsulate a season, you might have something that looks like the Champs Sports Bowl. During Notre Dame’s 18-14 loss, the Irish turned just about every conceivable emotion for a football fan on its head– ecstasy to agony, confidence to frustration, bravado to helplessness. At times, the Irish…

  8. Floyd, Eifert named Biletnikoff, Mackey semifinalists

    Nov 14, 2011, 4:05 PM EST

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    Both Michael Floyd and Tyler Eifert have been named semifinalists for positional awards, with Floyd among ten semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award and Eifert among eight for the Mackey Award. In alphabetical order, here are the ten semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award, given annually to the nation’s top college receiver: Keenan Allen, Cal Justin Blackmon,…

  9. 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…

  10. Five things we learned: Notre Dame 15, Pitt 12

    Sep 24, 2011, 6:00 PM EST

    Gang tackle Pitt

    The recipe for disaster was there. Eight penalties for 85 yards. Another lost turnover battle, 2-0. Drive killing mistakes. But Saturday turned out differently, with Notre Dame beating Pittsburgh 15-12 thanks to a great fourth quarter drive by Tommy Rees, who up until that point was held captive by a blitzing Panthers defense. It was…

  11. Counting down the Irish: 15-11

    Jul 27, 2011, 1:11 AM EST

    Kapron Lewis Moore

    This is the third 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 and 20-16.  After revealing ten players on our Top 25 list, we’ve named three-fifths of the presumed starting offensive line, a quarterback that went undefeated…

  12. Watch lists keep an eye on Irish standouts

    Jul 18, 2011, 1:30 PM EST

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    As the run up to the 2011 season continues, various postseason awards announced their preseason watch lists, a good starting point for spirited debate, if not a decent predictor as to who is going to win the award. Ten Irish players are named, with Manti Te’o and Michael Floyd leading the way with four and…

  13. 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…

  14. 2011 in 100 words… Tyler Eifert

    Apr 12, 2011, 5:11 PM EST

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    The eighth of twelve previews analyzing a dozen players essential to the Irish making a BCS run next season. For more, check the previews of Braxston Cave, Sean Cwynar, Jonas Gray, Trevor Robinson, Theo Riddick, Steve Filer, and Kapron Lewis-Moore. Player Overview: Entering last season, Tyler Eifert wasn’t on anybody’s radar. Eifert only suited up…

  15. A to Z: Your comprehensive spring breakdown

    Mar 23, 2011, 11:33 AM EST

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    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…

  16. Floyd and Smith named captains for 2011

    Jan 24, 2011, 12:18 AM EST

    Harrison Smith

    Saturday’s Notre Dame Football Awards Show gave us plenty to discuss, but the headline was probably Brian Kelly naming Michael Floyd and Harrison Smith the captains of the 2011 Fighting Irish. For Smith, that means his application for a fifth year has been accepted. For Floyd, it’s a permanent accolade after being named game captain…

  17. Eifert and Goodman look back on the year

    Dec 23, 2010, 2:00 PM EST

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    Fort Wayne products Tyler Eifert and John Goodman both had sit-downs with their hometown paper and the News-Sentinel‘s Tom Davis did a nice job capturing what important seasons both athletes had for the Irish. The entire articles on Eifert and Goodman are well worth the reads, but Davis got a few great quotes out of…

  18. Eifert named Mackey tight end of the week

    Nov 24, 2010, 9:43 PM EST

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    After his breakout game against Army, Tyler Eifert was named the John Mackey Tight End of the Week.     This from the official release: Bethpage, N.Y. (November 24, 2010) – Tyler Eifert of Notre Dame was named John Mackey Tight End of the Week by the Nassau County Sports Commission. The sophomore recorded four…

  19. 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,…