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Elijah Shumate – Now or Never ’14

July 20, 2014Comments (21)

Elijah Shumate - Now or Never '14

Our series on Now or Never players for Notre Dame in 2014 continues today moving back to the defensive side of the ball with a look at junior Elijah Shumate as he battles for a starting role a year after many thought he was primed for a breakout season. Pedigree Elijah Shumate came to Notre [...]


Irish History 101: John Lattner, 1953 Heisman Winner

July 14, 2014Comments (0)

In 1953 Johnny Lattner became the 4th Notre Dame player to win the Heisman Trophy. Read about his journey from a small town outside Pittsburgh to Heisman glory.


Now or Never ’14: Chris Brown

July 13, 2014Comments (16)

Now or Never '14: Chris Brown

Our series on Now or Never players for Notre Dame in 2014 rolls on today by staying at the wide receiver position where we look at junior speedster wide receiver Chris Brown.  Last year at this time we pegged the then sophomore to be as a potential breakout candidate for the Fighting Irish in 2013, [...]


Keivarae Russell Overlooked by Thorpe Award

July 12, 2014Comments (19)

Keivarae Russell Overlooked by Thorpe Award

Pre-season award watch list season is officially upon us and while Notre Dame has been well represented thus far, one player who might just be one of the best players on the 2014 roster – Keivarae Russell – was overlooked for the Jim Thorpe Award watch list. Earlier this week, Russell, one of Notre Dame’s [...]


Now or Never ’14: Amir Carlisle

July 8, 2014Comments (25)

Now or Never '14: Amir Carlisle

We continue our series of players facing now or never type seasons in 2014 for Notre Dame with a move over to the offensive side of the ball where he look at former USC transfer Amir Carlisle after looking at defensive end Ishaq Williams on Sunday. A year ago his first carry in a Notre [...]


Now or Never ’14: Ishaq Williams

July 6, 2014Comments (11)

Now or Never '14: Ishaq Williams

For the last few summers we have profiled a set of players who have come to Notre Dame amid high expections about to enter their junior or senior years either wihtout having lived up to the billing or with a gorup of underclassmen breathing down their necks. Last year we only looked at three such [...]


Miles Boykin, 4-Star WR, Commits to Notre Dame

July 2, 2014Comments (27)

Miles Boykin, 4-Star WR, Commits to Notre Dame

Wednesday was a bit of a roller coaster for Notre Dame.  The day started off a pair of elite defenders Justin Hilliard and Jashon Cornell committing to Ohio State and then took a turn for the worse when news broke that Nile Sykes would be transferring before his first official practice as a Notre Dame [...]


Ashton White Commits to Notre Dame

July 1, 2014Comments (13)

Notre Dame picked up its second commitment in as many days on Tuesday when cornerback Ashton White out of Maryland became the third cornerback to become a member of Notre Dame’s class of 2015. Blessed & Excited to say I am 100% Committed to THE University of Notre Dame!! #GoIrish #ShamrockSoldiers15  @NDFootball — AWhite (@ayeechico) July 2, 2014 Prior [...]


Notre Dame – Georgia Another Win for Savvy Jack

June 30, 2014Comments (3)

Notre Dame - Georgia Another Win for Savvy Jack

Notre Dame Athletics Director Jack Swarbrick has been on a roll for some time now and last week’s announcement of a home and home series with the University of Georgia is just another in a long line of wins for one a guy who has become affectionately known as Savvy Jack to Notre Dame fans. Brian [...]


One More Chance for Notre Dame to Impress Justin Hilliard

June 19, 2014Comments (90)

Notre Dame will be hosting 40+ recruits in the class of 2015 and 2016 combined this weekend for the Irish Invasion, but there won’t be as much of a sense of urgency as there will be with the one recruit who knows the campus the best by now – 5-star linebacker Justin Hilliard.  Hilliard is [...]


4-Star CB Shaun Crawford Commits to Notre Dame

June 15, 2014Comments (43)

The Notre Dame recruiting train keeps on steaming along as the Irish head into this month’s Irish Invasion with a Father’s Day commitment from Shaun Crawford, a 4-star cornerback who was once committed to Michigan.   Notre Dame has now picked up five commitments in the last 10 days. It had been speculated for weeks [...]


Nick Coleman Commits to Notre Dame

June 13, 2014Comments (29)

Notre Dame added it’s 3rd commitment in less than a week on Thursday with the addition of Ohio cornerback Nick Coleman. Coleman was just a recent recipient of a Notre Dame offer – an offer that the Dayton native did not take long to act on.  Coleman visited Notre Dame this week and decided on [...]


Micah Dew-Treadway Commits to Notre Dame

June 11, 2014Comments (15)

The Notre Dame class of 2015 continues to take shape after picking up commitment #10 on Wednesday night in the form of Illinois native defensive end Micah Dew-Treadway. Treadway gave fans a clue that things were going pretty well on his midweek visit to Notre Dame early Wednesday evening. ND IS AMAZING. GREAT TRADITION. SIMPLY [...]


Brandon Tiassum Commits to Notre Dame

June 8, 2014Comments (6)

Brandon Tiassum Commits to Notre Dame

Notre Dame hosted Indianapolis native Brandon Tiassum on Sunday just a little over a week after they offered the defensive in-state defensive tackle prospect.  That visit was all that it took for Tiassum to decide that Notre Dame was the place he would like to spend his college career.  Tiassum committed on the spot to [...]


August Return Still Possible for Jarrett Grace

June 8, 2014Comments (2)

August Return Still Possible for Jarrett Grace

Jarrett Grace is a player that Notre Dame and new defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder would love to have available for the fall.  Grace’s slow recovery from a nasty, gruesome broken leg suffered in the AT&T Dome however has thrown the linebackers availability up in the air for months.  On Saturday though, head coach Brian Kelly [...]


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