Amir Carlisle

Pregame Sick Pack: Tackling the Trojans


When the 2016 season began, most had the finale as the marquee game on Notre Dame’s schedule. But few imagined its importance would be one-sided, USC the only team capable of improving its postseason fate. For the Irish, motivation is internal. With no postseason bowl possible, the chance to salvage something—or play spoiler to the Trojans—is all that’s left. And [more]

Five things we learned: Notre Dame 39, Nevada 10


Notre Dame’s home opener went the way you’d want. An easy victory, a ton of young players getting experience, and a team back on track with Michigan State coming to town next weekend. And while head coach Brian Kelly said all the right things about a Nevada team that threw the kitchen sink at the [more]

Irish A-to-Z: Corey Holmes

Two mostly anonymous seasons gave way to a breakthrough spring for Corey Holmes. Triggering that rise? A blazing 40-yard dash that forced eyes to open on an Irish coaching staff looking to replace speedster Will Fuller and starters Chris Brown and Amir Carlisle. Now the key is to carry that momentum into the fall. With positional [more]

Number changes begin roster shakeup


With freshmen on campus and summer workouts beginning, Brian Kelly’s 2016 football team is beginning to take shape. And while it’s hardly the type of news that moves the meter, a few returning Irish football players will be wearing different numbers than the last time we saw them. Blue & Gold’s Lou Somogyi got his hands on [more]

CJ Sanders ahead of schedule after hip surgery

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Notre Dame’s slot receiver position hinges on the health of rising sophomore CJ Sanders. And according to a few updates from head coach Brian Kelly, Sanders is ahead of schedule as he recovers from surgery that repaired his hip flexor. “CJ is ahead of schedule by almost three weeks, which is really good news,” Kelly [more]