Jafar Armstrong

‘The best-prepared team’ Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly has had in a long time


The week started with questions about the eligibility of certain Notre Dame players heading into Saturday’s season opener against Temple, and it ended with the same. With or without those individuals, though, Irish coach Brian Kelly feels a comfort level with this current team he has not enjoyed in a while. For one thing, Notre [more]

Notre Dame lands second WR in class of 2018

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Notre Dame picked up the commitment of consensus four-star receiver Kevin Austin on Friday as the summer recruiting rush nears its end. Austin (North Broward High School; Coconut Creek, Fla.) chose the Irish over finalists Duke, Miami and Tennessee, with Clemson, Michigan, Oregon and many others also expressing interest in him. At 6-foot-3 and 185 [more]

Notre Dame 99-to-2: No. 6 Equanimeous St. Brown, receiver


Listed Measurements: 6-foot-5, 204 pounds 2017-18 year, eligibility: Junior with two years of eligibility remaining including the 2017 season. Depth chart: St. Brown will start as the field receiver, otherwise known as the X. Even as he may move around from the field to the boundary, St. Brown will be a threat for nearly every [more]

Notre Dame 99-to-2: No. 7 Nick Watkins, cornerback


Listed Measurements: 6-foot-1, 203 pounds 2017-18 year, eligibility: Senior with two years of eligibility remaining including the 2017 season. Depth chart: Partly due to his size, partly due to his seniority and partly due to his overall skill, Watkins is the likely starter at the boundary cornerback position this fall. Sophomore Donte Vaughn backs up [more]

Notre Dame 99-to-2: No. 20 Shaun Crawford, cornerback


Editor’s Note: When it was learned sophomore cornerback Donte Vaughn would be changing his number from 35 to 8, that led to an adjustment of the “99-to-2” schedule. While editing that spreadsheet, your resident mistake-maker accidentally eliminated a planned entry from the docket. A sincere thanks to @DFeliciano98 for pointing out the absence of No. [more]