Daelin Hayes

Polian prepares for Notre Dame


This won’t be just any other game for Nevada head coach Brian Polian. The Wolf Pack head coach returns to South Bend this weekend, where he served as an assistant to Charlie Weis from 2005 to 2009. And while his time coaching the Irish ended when Weis was dismissed by athletic director Jack Swarbrick, Polian’s fondness for Notre [more]

Progress on defense will be measured Sunday night


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]

Kelly confident Jay Hayes will be healthy for Texas


Projected starter Jay Hayes has a sprained ankle. The injury was spotted by multiple media reports from Wednesday’s open practice, setting off a few alarms via social media. But Brian Kelly downplayed the severity of the injury and is confident that Hayes will be back and ready for Texas, a key piece of the puzzle for the [more]

Irish A-to-Z: Daelin Hayes


  Notre Dame’s best pass rusher may be true freshman Daelin Hayes. The early-entry freshman came to South Bend with a 5-star rating and an NFL physique, but there are more questions than answers about the Michigan native. None of those queries are bigger than his actually on-field abilities. With shoulder injuries plaguing him for two [more]

Early Enrollees: Daelin Hayes


DAELIN HAYES Ann Arbor, Michigan Measurables: 6’3″, 254 lbs. Accolades: U.S. Army All-American, 5-star ranking (Rivals), No. 4 in The Detroit News Blue Chip list. Impressive Offers: Alabama, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, USC Projected Position: Outside Linebacker / Defensive End Quick Take: Maybe the biggest upside of any recruit signing with the Irish. Hayes looks [more]