Tony Jones

Counting Down the Irish: Notre Dame’s Top Five

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In nine years of this exercise, Notre Dame’s starting quarterback has never finished atop the poll. There has been good reason for that. In four of the nine Brian Kelly years, the Irish have relied on first-time starters. When not a new starter, quarterback uncertainty has clouded the picture (2011, Dayne Crist vs. Tommy Rees; [more]

Notre Dame lands commitment of No. 1 RB in country, Chris Tyree

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It is only May, and National Signing Day is a full five months away, but as of Thursday afternoon, the top running back recruit in the class of 2020 has committed to Notre Dame. Consensus four-star Chris Tyree (Thomas Dale High School; Chester, Va.) chose the Irish over Oklahoma, Alabama and, well, everyone else. Georgia, [more]

Where Notre Dame was and is: Running backs

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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]

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

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

Things To Learn: Notre Dame’s youth on display in Blue-Gold Game

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The crowd in attendance at Notre Dame’s 90th Blue-Gold Game this weekend holds some value according to offensive coordinator Chip Long. [more]