Chase Hounshell

Te’o to New Orleans; Booker to Nebraska


Former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o has signed a two-year contract with the New Orleans Saints, per reports. Once recovered from a torn Achilles, Te’o will join a crowded Saints linebacker corps. The Saints signed A.J. Klein—formerly of the Carolina Panthers—to a three-year, $15 million contract earlier in March and return Craig Robertson, who finished [more]

Irish A-to-Z: Jacob Matuska

After being buried on the defensive line depth chart, Jacob Matuska spent the spring transitioning to tight end, hopeful that he can replicate the impact fellow defensive lineman Chase Hounshell had in his transition across the line of scrimmage. There’s reason for optimism. Matuska was an All-State performer at the position in his high school days. [more]

Hounshell set to finish career at Ohio State


With a sixth-year of eligibility, reserve tight end Chase Hounshell is heading to Ohio State. The Cleveland native will spend his final season on the football field in his home state, playing for a head coach who initially recruited him. Hounshell made the news public via Twitter. He’ll be a walk-on for the Buckeyes, eligible to [more]

Spring stock report: Offense


With the majority of spring practice in the books, there’s no better time to take stock of the offensive personnel.  While Brian Kelly and key assistants Mike Sanford and Mike Denbrock have focused on skill development as they reboot the depth chart, that doesn’t mean there haven’t been some moves and shakes on the big board as roles emerge. [more]

Randolph injury headlines spring roster moves


Doug Randolph‘s career at Notre Dame is over. The reserve defensive lineman will no longer compete on the field, as a spinal injury has ended his career. Randolph wasn’t expected to battle for a starting job, though he was a contender to take snaps in the weakside defensive end rotation. Now he’ll serve as a student [more]