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Notre Dame’s offense excelled under Chip Long, except when it mattered


Chip Long authored the two highest-scoring seasons of Brian Kelly’s time at Notre Dame, along with two of the four best-gaining offenses. Those are inexact measures of an offense’s effectiveness, but they are still the black-and-white results on paper. The Irish offense produced with Long as its offensive coordinator. Broadly, this cannot be argued. Yet, [more]

Friday at 4: 40 Notre Dame givings of thanks


The trick to eating out on Thanksgiving is to commit to not having turkey. It is a questionable meat choice in the home dining room; paying gouged prices for turkey at a restaurant yields a mixture of disappointment and frustration. Instead, find Chinese food, get spaghetti, enjoy chicken wings. To force the parallel, expecting delicious [more]

WR Xavier Watts commits to Notre Dame rather than stay in Nebraska

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Notre Dame took another step toward completing its class of 2020 with a Friday commitment from consensus three-star receive Xavier Watts (Burke High School; Omaha, Neb.). In choosing the Irish over his homestate Nebraska, Michigan and six other Big Ten teams, Watts became the third receiver among Notre Dame’s 17 commits, joining five-star Jordan [more]

Notre Dame pulls in commitment from Mass. WR Jay Brunelle, beating out Michigan and UCLA


The last few days have seen a couple high-profile receiver recruits commit elsewhere, despite previous Notre Dame interest. The Wednesday afternoon commitment from consensus three-star Jay Brunelle (Saint John’s High School; Shrewsbury, Mass.) may explain why. In what will end up a small Irish recruiting class, Brunelle joining five-star Jordan Johnson (DeSmet H.S.; St. [more]