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Malik Zaire Steals the Show

April 14, 2014Comments (23)

Malik Zaire Steals the Show

The 85th Annual Notre Dame Blue and Gold game this weekend was supposed to be all about the return of Everett Golson after the former starting quarterback spent last season exiled following his poor academic judgement last year. Someone forgot to tell rising sophomore Malik Zaire. Zaire, playing in his second Blue – Gold game [...]


Brian Kelly Talks 2014 Notre Dame Blue Gold Game

April 13, 2014Comments (2)

Brian Kelly Talks 2014 Notre Dame Blue Gold Game

Brian Kelly talked with the media on Saturday afternoon to discuss the 85th Blue Gold game, Notre Dame’s spring progression, and yes, the installation of FieldTurf in Notre Dame Stadium this spring. The full video is below with some bullet points on the highlights that Kelly touched on during his half hour session with the [...]


Jack Swarbrick Talks FieldTurf in Notre Dame Stadium

April 12, 2014Comments (8)

Jack Swarbrick Talks FieldTurf in Notre Dame Stadium

Just in case you may have missed it, Notre Dame announced today that they will be installing FieldTurf.  Jack Swarbrick was interviewed by the FIDM crew on the decision which has caused more than a little stir in the Notre Dame online community already.  Here is the full video of the interview along with some [...]


2014 Notre Dame Blue – Gold Game Highlights

April 12, 2014Comments (0)

2014 Notre Dame Blue - Gold Game Highlights

Missed today’s 85th Notre Dame Blue – Gold game?  No worries, we have the highlights from today’s annual scrimmage that culminated the 2014 Notre Dame spring football season.  With a little over four and a half months left until we get to see some live action in the 2014 season opener, enjoy the last glimpse [...]


2014 Notre Dame Blue Gold Game – First Impressions

April 12, 2014Comments (20)

2014 Notre Dame Blue Gold Game - First Impressions

Lost in the hysteria of Notre Dame deciding to install FieldTurf later this spring after commencement was the actual 2014 Notre Dame Blue-Gold game.  Notre Dame battled itself this afternoon in the annual culmination of spring practice in what has turned out to be the last time a Notre Dame team will play a game [...]


Artificial Turf Coming to Notre Dame Stadium

April 12, 2014Comments (18)

Artificial Turf Coming to Notre Dame Stadium

A major change is coming to Notre Dame Stadium. During the first quarter of the 2014 Blue and Gold game, NBC’s Alex Flanigan reported that Notre Dame will be installing artificial turf in Notre Dame Stadium for the first time in history following commencement this spring. Flanigan interviewed Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick about [...]


QB Battle Highlights Notre Dame Spring Storylines

April 11, 2014Comments (6)

New defensive coordinator. New and improved Everett Golson. A lot has changed in South Bend this spring. Irish insider Allen Pinkett joins Ray Crawford and Doug Chapman to discuss what to watch during Saturday’s Blue Gold Game, including whether Golson or left-hander Malik Zaire is the right guy under center. Campus Insiders takes a look [...]


Nicco Fertitta Commits to Notre Dame

April 5, 2014Comments (8)

Notre Dame picked up a verbal commitment on Saturday night in the form of 5-10, 170 safety Nicco Fertitta.  Fertitta, a native of Las Vegas and son of UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta, committed to Notre Dame while on a visit this weekend as the Irish wind down spring practice 2014. Excited to say I'm officially [...]


Notre Dame Football Spring Practice Video Week 2

March 23, 2014Comments (3)

Notre Dame held three full pad practices this week after returning to campus from spring break.  Here are some video highlights as the Irish got back to work during Spring Football 2014.  Keivarae Russell has looked really, really good in the limited practice video this spring.  Hopefully he is ready to elevate his game after [...]


Breaking down Notre Dame’s Spring Offensive Position Battles

March 9, 2014Comments (14)

Notre Dame heads into a rare spring ball “bye week” with this year’s unique scheduling after just two practices.  As the Notre Dame coaching staff dives into the tape of the first two practices and prepares for the final 13, here is a look at all of the competition that will be raged on the [...]


Cody Riggs Transferring to Notre Dame

February 20, 2014Comments (15)

Cody Riggs Transferring to Notre Dame

Notre Dame picked up another member for the 2014 Fighting Irish on Wednesday when former Florida cornerback/safety Cody Riggs announced that he will be transferring to Notre Dame for the fall semester to begin graduate studies and use his final season of eligibility. Ever since Riggs announced the he was transferring from Florida to use [...]


Notre Dame Class ’14 Evaluations: Wide Receiver

February 13, 2014Comments (25)

Notre Dame Class '14 Evaluations: Wide Receiver

  Last week we started to evaluate each of the positions in Notre Dame’s class of 2014 starting with the quarterback spot.  Today we take a look at the players the quarterback will be throwing the ball to most frequently – the wide receivers. Who Notre Dame got: Notre Dame landed a pair of dynamic [...]


Zack Martin, Notre Dame’s Non-Early Exit Case Study

February 11, 2014Comments (11)

Zack Martin, Notre Dame's Non-Early Exit Case Study

When Brian Kelly introduced the Notre Dame recruiting class of 2014, he did not mince words when it came to recruiting players whose only priority is making it to the NFL as quickly as possible – they don’t fit the profile he and his staff are looking for. On the heels on losing three juniors [...]


Notre Dame’s 2015 Recruiting Class off to Early Start

February 8, 2014Comments (8)

Notre Dame's 2015 Recruiting Class off to Early Start

Notre Dame just wrapped up a top 10 recruiting class last week by signing 23 new recruits on Wednesday.  The class of 2015, however, is off to the kind of start that could see Notre Dame celebrating an even higher rated class a year from now. [Related: Meet Notre Dame's 2014 offensive recruits] Just a [...]


Cody Riggs Interested in Transfer to Notre Dame?

February 8, 2014Comments (17)

Cody Riggs Interested in Transfer to Notre Dame?

Four years ago Florida beat out Notre Dame and Florida State for the signature of Cody Riggs on Signing Day.  Four years later, with Riggs set to graduate from Florida on time and transfer for his final year of eligibility, Notre Dame could end up with the former Saint Thomas Aquinas prep star after all. [...]


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