Brian VanGorder

Progress on defense will be measured Sunday night

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Lost amidst the grumbling about Brian VanGorder‘s defense, the complexity of his scheme, and the wonders if it’s too much for a student-athlete, was the fact that the unit made some very nice improvements in 2015. The Irish shut down the option, slowing the greatest Navy triggerman since Roger Staubach. They were the first fist to the face [more]

The good, the bad, the ugly: Notre Dame vs. Virginia

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The sun came up in South Bend Sunday morning. After all, the Irish did beat Virginia in thrilling and unlikely fashion, with backup quarterback DeShone Kizer hitting Will Fuller for a 39-yard touchdown pass with a dozen seconds left on the clock. Thus ended a bittersweet victory for the Irish that kept the lofty goals of the [more]

Irish offense preparing for former defensive coordinator Jon Tenuta

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Past and present Notre Dame football will unite on Saturday, with the Irish traveling to Charlottesville to take on Virginia. And while the juicy storylines aren’t exactly jumping off the page in one of Notre Dame’s six ACC matchups this season, the chance for the Irish offense to go against former defensive coordinator Jon Tenuta is one [more]

Mailbag: All about the defense

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In a one-question, part-two of the mailbag, a reader points out one of the most important factors entering the 2015 season: Brian VanGorder's defense. [more]

Reports: VanGorder staying, LaFleur going

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Brian Kelly didn't want to talk about any coaching changes on Wednesday. But he'll have plenty of things to talk about next time he addresses the media. [more]