Isaac Rochell

Hunter, McGlinchey, Onwualu and Rochell named Notre Dame captains

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Brian Kelly named Notre Dame’s captains for the 2016 team. Seniors Torii Hunter Jr., Mike McGlinchey, James Onwualu and Isaac Rochell will officially lead the team. Kelly made the news public on Wednesday after practice, his first media availability since the arrest of six players in two separate incidents on Friday evening. And in his [more]

Irish A-to-Z: Isaac Rochell

Isaac Rochell has quietly established himself as perhaps Notre Dame’s best front-seven defender. The goal of this final season? Make sure that impact isn’t all that quiet. For Notre Dame’s defense to improve this season, Rochell needs to take over where Sheldon Day left off. That’s not just as a rock-solid block of granite against [more]

Counting Down the Irish: 2016’s Top Five

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We’ve reached the top of the roster on Brian Kelly’s seventh team. And while it is no match for last season’s star-studded top five, this group has a chance to put together a tremendous season—and all but one of them have a season (or more) of eligibility remaining. That’s the rub with this football team. As [more]

Kizer and Zaire both land on Maxwell watch list

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Whoever wins Notre Dame’s starting quarterback job will have lofty expectations. Both DeShone Kizer and Malik Zaire landed on the Maxwell Award’s preseason watch list, awarded annually to the country’s best college football player. The preseason release of watch lists has become a season onto itself. While it’s certainly a nice feather in the cap during early [more]

Spring stock report: Defense

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With tidbits coming out of Saturday’s open-to-the-media scrimmage, the state of the Irish roster is slowly coming into focus with just two practices left before the annual Blue-Gold game. While a two-hour workout will likely lead us on as many wild goose chases as it does clear up questions, that’s what spring is all about—matching up what [more]