Nicky Baratti

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]

Irish A-to-Z: Nicky Baratti

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It feels like forever ago, but in one of the crucial moments of Notre Dame's 2012 undefeated regular season, freshman safety Nicky Baratti made an interception that kept Michigan out of the end zone. Our Irish A-to-Z picks up two years later with senior Nicky Baratti. [more]

Irish still trying to find the right answers at safety

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As Notre Dame's finishes up a May spent on the road visiting recruits, one of the keys to a successful 2016 recruiting campaign is to restock the safety position. While graduate transfer Avery Sebastian comes onto campus providing immediate experience, the position is one of the lone worrisome spots on the fully-stocked Irish roster. [more]

Post-spring stock report: Secondary

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With the majority of Notre Dame's starting lineup returning for 2015, the Irish spent spring practice knowing what their team would look like. But for Brian VanGorder and new secondary coach Todd Lyght, getting improvement out of the returning depth chart was critical. [more]

Irish A-to-Z: Nicky Baratti

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Entering last spring, Nicky Baratti looked like a candidate to win a starting job at safety. But his career trajectory was thrown into doubt when a shoulder injury cost him his sophomore season. [more]