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Max Redfield – 2014 Breakout Candidate

July 28, 2014Comments (4)

Max Redfield - 2014 Breakout Candidate

Our series on potential breakout candidates for Notre Dame in 2014 continues today with a move to the defensive backfield as we profile sophomore safety Max Redfield. Pedigree Max Redfield came to Notre Dame amid a lot of hype as a consensus 5-star prospect with offers from many of the nation’s elite programs such as [...]


2014 Notre Dame Freshman Numbers

July 26, 2014Comments (19)

2014 Notre Dame Freshman Numbers

With fall camp just around the corner, the annual rite of passage of freshman numbers being assigned has taken place.  Irish Illustrated had the original scope earlier this week, but we did a little more digging into the history behind each of the numbers including looking at which Notre Dame All-Americans wore the numbers this [...]


Will Fuller – ’14 Breakout Candidates

July 23, 2014Comments (27)

Will Fuller - '14 Breakout Candidates

If you are starting to notice a trend with our breakout candidates in 2014, you probably get the idea that we think the offense is going to explode in 2014 like we haven’t seen previously under Brian Kelly.  We’ve already looked at Durham Smythe and  talked about Tarean Folston breaking out of a crowded backfield [...]


Tarean Folston – Breakout Candidates ’14

July 22, 2014Comments (26)

Tarean Folston - Breakout Candidates '14

After running through some players whose careers are coming to a crossroads with time running out for them to make their marks, we started profiling players who could break out in 2014.  We started with sophomore tight end Durham Smythe on Tuesday morning and we are continuing on with another sophomore on the offensive side [...]


Elijah Shumate – Now or Never ’14

July 20, 2014Comments (27)

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 [...]


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