Ben Councell

Irish open spring: Five quick updates from BK

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With Irish eyes already smiling thanks to St. Patrick's Day, Notre Dame fans got a free double-down with Brian Kelly's opening press conference before spring practice starts tomorrow. [more]

Tracking fifth-year spots and the bumpy road to 85 scholarships

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With Notre Dame on break, the campus is quiet one week before spring practice gets started. But the work inside the Gug is still likely underway, with recruiting efforts for the 2016 cycle pushing forward and discussions about the 2015 roster taking center stage. [more]

Spring Solutions: Linebackers

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A position group that started last spring as one of the biggest question marks on the defense enters spring practice with the chance to be the most talented unit on the field. [more]

Counting down the Irish: Others receiving votes

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As we roll out this year's rankings, it's worth putting up a special post just for the players who just missed being ranked in our final composite ranking. With depth on this roster significant, and several unknown quantities expected to play big roles, quite a few players left off the Top 25 list will likely be a big contributor this season. [more]

Irish A-to-Z: Ben Councell

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Ben Councell was a perfect fit for Bob Diaco's 3-4 scheme at outside linebacker. Where does he fit in now under Brian VanGorder? We continue our tour through the Irish roster looking at the senior linebacker who is coming off a major knee injury. [more]