Jarron Jones

Jarron Jones has responded to Brian Kelly’s challenge

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Jarron Jones knows he needs to be better. Better shape. Better effort. Better leadership. Brian Kelly made that challenge public before camp opened. And after some struggles this spring with all those critical facets, through the first week of training camp, the Irish head coach noticed that Jones has taken his challenge and run with it. “We’ve seen [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]

Mailbag: What impact will Jones and Smythe have in Fiesta Bowl?

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Too many good questions, not enough space. So I figured we should spread some of these questions out and take some time with it. Let’s start off with a good one from good ol’ Bern, who is wondering what a slightly healthier Notre Dame roster will look like against Ohio State. (question shortened and clarified, so I [more]

Jarron Jones, Durham Smythe both on track to return for Fiesta Bowl

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Notre Dame will welcome back two long-injured starters for the Fiesta Bowl as Jarron Jones and Durham Smythe both return to practice this week and are on track to play, Brian Kelly said Sunday. Jones, expected to be Notre Dame’s starting nose tackle heading into the year, will play his first game of the season, lost in [more]

As injuries mount, Kelly acknowledges depth chart has breaking point

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Next Man In has been a bedrock philosophy for Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly. But even he understands that the Irish are approaching a breaking point. The loss of Drue Tranquill is the latest season-ending injury for the Irish, pushing the Irish coaching staff into a sticky spot at safety, the latest position group to see [more]