Theo Riddick

Notre Dame’s search for explosive plays begins near the line of scrimmage, not 55 yards downfield


The highlights may feature 55-yard passes , but Notre Dame OC Tommy Rees has no intentions of building an offense on that "farce." [more]

Dexter Williams and his burst drafted by the Green Bay Packers


Dexter Williams is used to waiting. He had to wait while Josh Adams received the bulk of Notre Dame’s carries in a record-setting career. He had to wait while quietly serving a four-game suspension to begin his final season. And Williams had to wait until the sixth round of the NFL draft for the Green [more]

Where Notre Dame was and is: Running backs


Notre Dame’s current running back room is rather familiar. While the Irish have a new coach at the position with Lance Taylor replacing Autry Denson, the top-four names in it are the same ones as they were a year ago and through September. Then, though, Dexter Williams returned from suspension to add explosiveness. He is [more]

Former Irish players ready for their NFL closeup

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Combine-mania is upon us. The annual meat market is the perfect marriage of football, with proud college fans watching their recently departed stars chase their professional dreams, as rabid NFL fans hope rookie X or Y will be the difference between 9-7 and the Super Bowl. Notre Dame has 10 former players getting poked and prodded in [more]

Evaluating Notre Dame’s five early NFL Draft prospects


Notre Dame submitted five names to the NFL Draft advisory board, looking for feedback on juniors Will Fuller and Jaylon Smith and seniors C.J. Prosise, KeiVarae Russell and Ronnie Stanley. Brian Kelly said he’d be meeting with all five players to discuss their NFL future before any decisions are made. “We’ll see where that goes. [more]