Mike Sanford

Sanford tells recruits he’s not leaving Notre Dame

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First-year Notre Dame offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach¬†Mike Sanford is a popular man. After coaching up Malik Zaire and redshirt freshman DeShone Kizer, Sanford’s imprint on the high-powered Irish offense has many believing that the young assistant will be on several shortlists for vacant head coaching jobs. Jobs have opened up at a faster and [more]

Behind the scenes of emotional Virginia win

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Last night, Showtime took us behind the scenes and into the locker room after Notre Dame’s last-second victory against Virginia. And as you might have expected, it was an emotional one. As quarterback DeShone Kizer was celebrating his stunning touchdown pass to Will Fuller, starting quarterback Malik Zaire was coming to grips with the fact [more]

Kelly: Play-calling will be a collaboration

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So who's calling the plays? That was one of the main questions still unanswered heading into the season's opening game, and when head coach Brian Kelly was asked about it, he was staying mum. [more]

Mailbag: Kizer’s chances, the D’s experience and play-calling

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There are a ton of good questions to get to so this will roll out in multiple parts. Many thanks for the thoughtful work. (And some nice examples of brevity.) [more]

For Golson, challenges won’t disappear now that he’s at FSU

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Everett Golson left Notre Dame for Florida State. Degree in hand, free agency well earned. But for some who thought Golson left South Bend because he wanted nothing to do with a quarterback competition that Malik Zaire seemed to embrace, the fifth-year quarterback's arrival in Tallahassee won't mark the end of a position battle. [more]