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Brian Kelly Notre Dame Spring ’15 Presser Notes 3/24

Brian Kelly - Notre Dame Recruiting Camps

Brian Kelly addressed the media on Wednesday following Notre Dame’s latest practice. Here’s the full video of his presser from the fine team at WatchND along with some notes below. Kelly talked a lot again today about Notre Dame being able to be more physical in practice due to the depth that the Irish have in the trenches. We talked about this over the weekend and Kelly brought it up again today in his opening remarks. Nothing major on the injury front – nothing that will keep anyone out for the spring other than Joe Schmidt and Jarron Jones who ...

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RB Tony Jones Commits to Notre Dame

Notre Dame Football Recruiting 2016

Notre Dame’s junior weekend has been paying off dividends and it’s not even officially over yet.  On Sunday Notre Dame picked up its third commitment of the week in the form of running back Tony Jones – a 4-star prospect out of Florida. Jones, ranked as the #12 rated running back according to 247 Sports, committed to Notre Dame while on attending the junior day.  Prior to selecting the Irish, Jones picked up scholarship offers from Miami, North Carolina, Pitt, South Carolina, and Ole Miss. Jones continues Notre Dame’s string of running backs from the Sunshine State joining incoming freshman ...

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Notre Dame Survives, Beats Northeastern to Advance

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The third seeded Fighting Irish needed every second of their second round match up against 13th seeded Northeastern to advance to the round of 32 on Thursday night. Upset minded Northeastern hung with Notre Dame all through the second half pulling with two points in the final minutes before the Irish sealed victory to advance to play the winner of Texas and Butler on Saturday. At times in the second half it looked like Notre Dame was about to open up the game and cruise to victory, but the Irish were unable to get past that hump and let Northeastern ...

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Notre Dame Spring ’15 Roster Updated

Notre Dame Spring Football Roster 2015

As part of our new redesign, we said that data would be much easier for us to update and keep up to date and we weren’t lying.  Our roster page has been updated with all of the new heights and weights of the official 2015 Notre Dame spring football roster already.  In addition, here are some observations on some weight gainers and losers. Alex Bars, who Kelly raved about during bowl prep, is up to 315 lbs.  Kelly said on Tuesday that he will be battling with Quenton Nelson for the starting LG position. Jhonny Williams is up to 260 ...

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Jeff Quinn Joins Notre Dame Coaching Staff

Buffalo Bulls head coach Jeff Quinn during the fourth quarter against the Toledo Rockets at Glass Bowl. The Rockets beat the Bulls 51-41. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Before the dust settled on what turned out to be the biggest shakeup of the Notre Dame coaching staff under Brian Kelly, rumors swirled that former University of Buffalo head coach and one time Brian Kelly disciple Jeff Quinn could be the next Notre Dame offensive coordinator.  That obviously didn’t happen, but we did learn on Wednesday that Quinn will be joining Kelly’s staff as an analyst. “He’ll be working for us an an analyst on the offensive side of the ball,” Kelly said on Wednesday.   We’ll have a myriad of things he’ll be responsible for and different projects on ...

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CJ Prosise Cross-Training at RB for Notre Dame

CJ Prosise Training at RB

With Notre Dame entering spring football this year with just two scholarship running backs, one of the biggest question marks surrounding the Irish offense was who would carry the ball until reinforcements Dexter Williams and Josh Adams report to campus this summer.  Tuesday Brian Kelly let us know.  Senior slot wide receiver CJ Prosise will be cross training at running back. “He’s been in the running back meetings,” Kelly said of the senior receiver coming off his best performance of his career in the Music City Bowl.  “He’ll get a lot of work at running back,” he added. Prosise showed ...

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Return of Ishaq Williams to Notre Dame in Doubt

Ishaq Williams Injury

While Notre Dame got some very encouraging news on Tuesday that Jarrett Grace would be returning to the playing field after a long absence following his recovery from a broken tibia and fibula, they got some discouraging news regarding the potential return of academic investigation exilee Ishaq Williams. “Right now he’s got to get re‑enrolled into school.  He’s got to re‑apply, go through that process.  There’s some uncertainties there,” Brian Kelly said of the potential return of Williams for a 5th year after being suspended from the University following the academic investigation at Notre Dame last summer. With Williams’ return ...

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Ball State Added to 2018 Notre Dame Football Schedule

Notre Dame - Ball State

While Notre Dame is just hours away now from kicking off Spring Football 2015, athletic director Jack Swarbrick is busy locking down opponents for future Notre Dame schedules.  On Monday we learned that Notre Dame and Ball State will be squaring off for the first time ever in 2018 when the Cardinals travel to Notre Dame Stadium on September 8. Notre Dame’s future schedules don’t offer a lot of flexibility right now with the 5 game ACC agreement in addition to its traditional rivals, but with open spots remaining, Swarbrick is doing a good job of closing out some future ...

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UHND Launches Redesign for 2015 Season

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We at UHND are very happy to roll out the first major redesign of the website since 2009 today with our brand spanking new, fully responsive website! What to look for: Responsive Design: Our new front end is fully responsive for all of our articles and content pages.  Given the percentage of traffic we have seen coming in from mobile devices, we are extremely happy to be able to add this functionality for all of our mobile users. Enhanced Historical Content: We updated a lot of our historical content and built out dedicated pages for our National Championship and Heisman ...

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Can Junior Achievement Lead Notre Dame in 2015?

Notre Dame Juniors - Jaylon Smith & Isaac Rochell

On the heels of back to back 5-loss seasons, Notre Dame is at the very early stages of a pivotal off-season with spring practice about just a week away from kicking off.   As the Irish look to get over the hump of pre New Year’s Eve bowl games, their junior class could very well be the difference between the Irish players preparing for a playoff game or planning where they will be watching the ball drop this year. Notre Dame is one of the most experienced teams in the entire country heading into the 2015 season losing just three starters – ...

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