DJ Brown

Reports: Derrik Allen transfer exacerbates already thin Notre Dame safety depth


Notre Dame has a star pair of senior safeties and not much else at the position. The latter half of that sentence rings even more true after reports of sophomore Derrik Allen’s intention to transfer. Blue & Gold Illustrated first reported the transfer. A former consensus four-star recruit out of Georgia, Allen never saw playing time [more]

Notre Dame 99-to-2: No. 10 Chris Finke, fifth-year receiver, second-year starter


Listed Measurements: 5-foot-9 ½, 182 pounds. 2019-20 year, eligibility: A fifth-year, Finke has only one season of eligibility remaining. Depth chart: After starting seven games last year, Finke will start again at slot receiver. That will not necessarily equate to 13 starts, given how often Notre Dame likes to trot out two tight ends rather [more]

Notre Dame 99-to-2: No. 11 Alohi Gilman, senior safety


Listed Measurements: 5-foot-10 ½, 201 pounds. 2019-20 year, eligibility: A senior, Gilman has two seasons of eligibility remaining, including 2019. Depth chart: Though he missed most of spring practices out of precautionary concerns (abductor strain), Gilman remains an unquestioned starter alongside senior Jalen Elliott. Recruiting: A low-profile recruit from Hawai’i, Gilman headed to Navy when [more]

Reports: Former consensus four-star CB Noah Boykin to transfer from Notre Dame


After not challenging for an open starting job throughout spring practice, sophomore cornerback Noah Boykin intends to transfer from Notre Dame, according to multiple reports. Irish Illustrated first reported Boykin’s plans. Unlike classmates TaRiq Bracy and Houston Griffith, Boykin did not see the field in his freshman campaign. He remained behind both this spring as [more]

Defensive pressure, Ian Book make up for other worries in Notre Dame’s Blue-Gold Game


Notre Dame's starters showed what peak 2019 could be for the Irish in the spring-concluding Blue-Gold Game. [more]