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Notre Dame 35, Duke 38 Highlights ?

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Notre Dame lost its third game of September on Saturday afternoon falling to Duke – a team whose only other win this season came against a FCS opponent.  As the calendar gets ready to turn to October, Notre Dame win total (1) matches their sack total on the season after being the last team among the 128 FBS teams to register a sack this afternoon. All of the highlights from Notre Dame’s latest loss for those who missed the game or are glutton for punishment. are above with really good production value from WatchND.  If you just want the TV replays, ...

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Notre Dame Football’s All-Time ACC Performance

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Notre Dame plays Duke this week in the first of five matchups with ACC teams this season. Notre Dame has remained independent in football, but plays basketball in the ACC, leading to an agreement to play a handful of ACC football teams every year. Campus Insiders breaks down how the Irish have fared all-time against their new rivals on the East Coast (video above). This is the third season Notre Dame is contractually obligated to play five ACC opponents and actually the first in which they will play five.  Due to previous scheduling conflicts and obligations, Notre Dame played four ...

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Notre Dame Football Depth Chart: 2016 Michigan State

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A few changes to the Notre Dame depth chart this week as the Irish expect to welcome back their top wide receiver, lost one of their best defenders, and welcome a new starting WILL.  Get ready for this weekend’s showdown with Michigan State with this week’s depth chart. Torii Hunter is back atop the depth chart at the X receiver position as he is expected back this week from the concussion he suffered on the missed targeting call against Texas. Josh Adams and Tarean Folston are still listed as the co-starters at RB Tevon Coney makes his first appearance on ...

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Notre Dame Football Depth Chart: 2016 Nevada

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No changes on either offense or special teams for week 2.  Deshone Kizer and Malik Zaire are still listed as co-starters as are Josh Adams and Tarean Folston at running back. UPDATE: Deshone Kizer has been named the starting quarterback for the Nevada game UPDATE: Torii Hunter has been ruled out for this weekend’s game. Torii Hunter is still listed as “X” WR but his status is still up in the air as he goes through the concussion protocol this week. Big change comes at Free Safety with Devin Studstill listed as the #1 and fellow freshman Jalen Elliot listed as ...

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Notre Dame v. Texas Highlights

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Notre Dame lost a heartbreaker on the road to start the 2016 season Sunday night in Austin in 2 overtimes.  Notre Dame overcame a 31-14 deficit on the road to force overtime, but in the end the Irish defense – in the third year of Brian Vangorder’s defense – couldn’t stop Texas in the 2nd overtime. We’ll have plenty more on this devastating loss to start the season, but for now here are the highlights – or lowlights depending on how you look at this disappointing opener. Did we mention this one was disappointing? Did we mention this was the ...

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Notre Dame vs. Texas ’16: Gameday FAQ

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Get ready for tonight’s season opener with this week’s Gameday FAQ! Who does Notre Dame play today? Notre Dame is playing Texas to open the 2016 season tonight.  This marks the second year in a row in which Notre Dame and Texas open the season against each other in a primetime showdown.  Notre Dame won last year’s contest 38-3 and leads the all-time series 9-2. Who is starting at quarterback for Notre Dame tonight? Great question!  No one knows who is starting tonight as Brian Kelly has not named a starter and has maintained that both Deshone Kizer and Malik Zaire ...

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Notre Dame Football Depth Chart: Texas 2016

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Notre Dame kicks off the 2016 on Sunday night in Austin against the same Longhorns team they beat handily to open the 2015 season.  In advance of the season opener, Notre Dame has released its official depth chart for the game. Tevon Coney, Dexter Williams, and Kevin Stepherson are both listed in the two-deep despite their somewhat uncertain status following their mid-August arrests. Freshmen Jamir Jones, Julian Love, Jalen Elliot, Devin Studstill, and Tommy Kraemer were the other frosh to crack the two-deep in addition to Stepherson. Three positions (noted with *) have co-starters: QB, RB, and NT.  The only ...

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Notre Dame Will Play Both Quarterbacks at Texas

Deshone Kizer and Malik Zaire were both named to the Maxwell Award Watch List on Tuesday.  (Photo:  Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly has made a decision on the quarterback position – sort of.  Kelly announced on Wednesday that Notre Dame will in fact play both Malik Zaire and Deshone Kizer at quarterback in the season opener against Texas. Kelly would not commit to what Notre Dame will do at quarterback anything past the Texas game, but reiterated several times that both QBs will play.  Kelly stated that it was abundantly clear that both will keep making plays in camp and wouldn’t really be able to separate themselves. Kelly also reiterated once again that the offense is ...

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Notre Dame Football Fall Camp ’16: Day 10 Video

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Notre Dame was back on the practice field yesterday after a day off on Sunday.  Fall camp is starting to heat up and position battles are still ragging at right guard and quarterback specifically but there is jockeying up and down the depth chart all over the place. Nice catch by Nick Weishar over Tevon Coney.  Coney is an athletic linebacker but Weishar had some separation there.  That is very encouraging. Walkon Lincoln Feist with some hands!  Sorry, with some hand there. Nice play by Cole Luke breaking up a wobbly duck thrown by Malik Zaire.  Luke should have had ...

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Notre Dame Fall Camp ’16: Day 5 Video

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Notre Dame was in full pads for the first time yesterday for their final day at Culver Academy.  Here’s the video and notes below. Hell of a catch by KJ Stepherson in the corner of the endzone over Julian Love Nice to see Nyles Morgan getting in the quarterbacks face and stuffing out a pass Equanimeous St. Brown gets open downfield on Troy Pride for a nice catch. Can’t tell who threw it based on the video, but there was perfect ball placement there. Oh yeah Malik Zaire made another play with his legs. Zaire can be a nightmare for ...

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Notre Dame Football Fall Camp ’16: Day 3 Video

Notre Dame Fall Camp 2013

Another day at Culver Academy for the 2016 Notre Dame Fighting Irish and another practice video from the team at WatchND.  Let’s dive right in. At the 0;17 mark, Deshone Kizer throws another beautiful pass and Kevin Stepherson makes a great catch on the sideline.  In the limited video out of camp, Kizer’s passes look text book.  We know he throws a hell of a deep ball too. At 0;25, Jay Hayes is seen working on his pass rush moves.  If Notre Dame can get any sort of pass rush out of Hayes, the Notre Dame defensive line can be ...

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Notre Dame Football Fall Camp ’16: Day 2 Video

Notre Dame Fall Camp 2013

Notre Dame was back at practice on Sunday at Culver Academy.  The Irish still aren’t in pads this early into camp, but the WatchND crew has a great video with some key plays from day two of practice to whet our appetites for football. They don’t have pads on yet, but WOW does Dexter Williams look FAST in the open field.  Williams gets lost in the debate of Tarean Folston vs. Josh Adams, but I just can’t imagine a scenario where Williams doesn’t have a key role this fall. Corey Holmes looked pretty good in space on the pass from ...

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Notre Dame Opens 2016 Season in Coaches Poll Top 10

2016 Notre Dame Irish Invasion

After finishing the 2015 season ranked 12th in the Coaches Poll, the Irish will start the 2016 season just inside the top 10 checking in at #9.  The top 10 start is the highest for Notre Dame football under the guidance of Brian Kelly Three Notre Dame opponents are featured in the pre-season Coaches Poll with Stanford #7, Michigan State #11, and USC #17.  Michigan State’s 11th place start sets up a potential Top 10 showdown between the Irish and Spartans in week three assuming both teams take care of business and one other team in the top 10 slips ...

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