Douglas Farmer

Leftovers & Links: Hart & Houston answering Notre Dame’s two biggest defensive questions

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Notre Dame returns half its defensive backfield, and it may have found the other two starters in a converted receiver and a transfer portal retrieval. [more]

Notre Dame focusing on early enrollees in this late spring


Notre Dame is intentionally giving unearned reps to early-enrolled freshmen this spring, both to find out what they can do and to make their time feel worthwhile. [more]

A three-star in recruiting only, DE prospect Darren Agu commits to Notre Dame


Notre Dame has made a habit of turning three-star defensive end prospects into stars. If it does so with its newest commit, that will be in part because Darren Agu is more a four-star than anything else. [more]

Notre Dame’s Drew Pyne studied to turn his second first spring practices into a real QB competition


If Drew Pyne has his way, Notre Dame's quarterback competition will be genuine this spring, and the sophomore has studied for such a competition. [more]

Coan’s transfer an example of college football’s growth, to his and Notre Dame’s benefit

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Notre Dame and Jack Coan seem like a perfect fit for 2021, but the relationship never would have stood a chance before increased player autonomy. [more]