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Path to the Draft: Nick Martin

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Part four of the series. See earlier work on Ronnie Stanley, Will Fuller and Jaylon Smith.    NICK MARTIN No. 50 overall to the Houston Texans While it feels like Nick Martin’s path to Notre Dame was destiny, it’s worth pointing out that it took until his recruitment’s final weeks to even get him to [more]

Bye week snapshot: Offensive line

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Entering the season, Harry Hiestand’s offensive line had all the ingredients to be one of the more dominant units in recent Notre Dame memory. A star-in-the-making in left tackle Ronnie Stanley. A fifth-year veteran and two-time captain in center Nick Martin. Add in former high-profile recruits like Quenton Nelson and Steve Elmer, along with promising tackle Mike McGlinchey, and [more]

Pregame Six Pack: Notre Dame (and Mother Nature) head to Clemson

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As the East Coast braces for Hurricane Joaquin, Notre Dame prepares for a gigantic football game. The Irish head to upstate South Carolina on Friday, ready for the elements, not to mention a football game with No. 12 Clemson. The Irish practiced with a wet ball this week. They worked out on natural grass. They [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]

Zaire, Day lead Notre Dame in PFF grades

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Box scores can be deceiving. Especially when you look at Sheldon Day‘s performance on the field with the numbers he put down on paper. Notre Dame’s senior captain was the Irish’s most dominant defender, according to Pro Football Focus. The research-heavy, game-tape tracking football website had nothing but love for a large contingent of Notre [more]