Kyle McCarthy

Kyle McCarthy: Blessed with ND football during cancer fight

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Throughout the ups and downs of the football season, one thing was a constant in graduate assistant Kyle McCarthy's first season of coaching. A life or death battle with cancer. [more]

Kyle McCarthy announces he’s cancer free

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Notre Dame graduate assistant Kyle McCarthy took to Twitter to share the good news that he's been given a cancer-free diagnosis. The former Irish captain had been battling an undisclosed type of cancer since earlier this year, staying with the team throughout surgery and multiple treatments. [more]

Eilers joins Irish coaching staff to help fill McCarthy’s void

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Former Irish and NFL football player Pat Eilers has joined the Irish coaching staff. The member of the 1988 national championship team has been named a defensive quality control assistant for the coaching staff. [more]

What to make of the combine

The big news of the day is that Notre Dame football players Jimmy Clausen, Kyle McCarthy, Eric Olsen, Golden Tate, and Sam Young are in Indianapolis for the annual NFL Scouting Combine, which starts today. Draftniks and people like Todd McShay and Mel Kiper will talk about the importance of the Combine and give stock [more]

Stepping up… The Secondary

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If you missed our first two installments of “Stepping Up,” where we talked about the offensive line and the wide receivers, be sure to check them out. It wasn’t hard to identify the secondary as a massive problem area last season. A perceived area of strength going into the season, the Irish defensive backs were [more]