Jerry Tillery

No. 2 Clemson in full control of No. 3 Notre Dame at halftime of Cotton Bowl, leading 23-3

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A pair of long touchdown passes by Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence to Justyn Ross in the second quarter have been the big difference through one half of play in the College Football Playoff semifinal game being played in the Cotton Bowl. No. 2 Clemson leads No. 3 Notre Dame 23-3 at the half in Arlington [more]

Irish A-to-Z: Jerry Tillery

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Jerry Tillery impressed all of us as a precocious freshman capable of stepping into the mix at defensive tackle. The objective as a sophomore? So much more than that. There are no points for just surviving this season. With an NFL body and skills and athleticism that can’t help but jump out at you, Tillery [more]

Counting Down the Irish: 20-16

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If our first five members of the Top 25 were specialists or breakout candidates, our next five players are critical components. If Notre Dame is going to have a special season, it’s because these five players all lived up to expectations. All five are expected starters. Four have already played key roles for the Irish, two [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]

Bye week snapshot: Defensive Line

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Notre Dame’s 2015 plans were thrown off when Jarron Jones was injured during preseason camp. But even without a true pass rusher, Keith Gilmore’s position group has done a nice job—getting a leading man performance from Sheldon Day and precocious play from Jerry Tillery. The Irish are giving up just over three touchdowns a game, ranked [more]