Matthias Farley

Five Irish players sign UFA contracts

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Notre Dame had seven players selected in the 2016 NFL Draft, trailing only Ohio State, Clemson and UCLA on the weekend tally. But after the draft finished, the Irish had five more players get their shot at playing on Sundays. Chris Brown signed with the Dallas Cowboys. Romeo Okwara will begin his career with the New [more]

Once again, the defense calls on Matthias Farley

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When Matthias Farley grows older, when his beard turns from black to grey, he’ll look back on his years at Notre Dame and smile. The fifth-year captain is a football survivor. He’s also the face of the resiliency that head coach Brian Kelly has instilled in his roster. How best to succinctly tell Farley’s story? [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]

Pregame Six Pack: Keys to stopping Tech’s offensive juggernaut

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The objective is straightforward. Accomplishing it? That’s much more difficult. As Paul Johnson and his Georgia Tech team travel to South Bend, they bring with them an offense that’s provided sleepless nights to opposing coaches all around the country. Johnson’s triple-option attack stresses defenses in ways others do not. Its ability to be both singular and multiple, [more]

Last looks: Secondary

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The pieces are in place for Notre Dame's secondary to be great. Led by returning cornerback KeiVarae Russell and armed with depth at every starting position, first-year position coach Todd Lyght has considerable talent to work with. [more]