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With National Signing Day only one week away, UHND continues its weekly recruiting updates, bringing you the latest stories of Notre Dame’s 2015 recruiting class. Last week the uncertain future of safety commitment Prentice McKinney was explored. Though McKinney reaffirmed his pledge to Notre Dame to the media – and his high school coach denied […]
UHND is continuing its recruiting coverage with weekly updates to bring you the latest developing stories until National Signing Day on February 4th. Last week UHND detailed the likelihood of flipping tight end Aliz’e Jones away from the UCLA Bruins, which ultimately came to fruition. Jones, the No. 1 tight end prospect according to ESPN […]
This week UHND.com continues its recruiting coverage as college football enters the heart of the recruiting season, with National Signing Day only a few short weeks away. Last week UHND detailed Notre Dame successfully fending off LSU for coveted Louisiana prospect Jerry Tillery as well as updated the recruiting board at the running back position. […]
While the next Notre Dame game is many months away, college football never stops, as nearly every program not named Oregon and Ohio State transitions to the next major event: National Signing Day, where football recruits offer their final pledges. Notre Dame’s upset victory over SEC powerhouse LSU will provide the Fighting Irish with extra […]
Sophomore quarterback Malik Zaire looked into ESPN’s cameras after Notre Dame’s stunning 31-28 victory over LSU and couldn’t prevent the tears from rolling down his cheeks. All of the work, frustration and patience required of him since his arrival in South Bend two years ago finally resulted in an opportunity, and the young Ohio native […]
As tough as Notre Dame’s 2014 season nosedive was to swallow, diehard college football fans know how a program fares on the recruiting trail is equally as important as what it produces on the field, and how the outcome of one influences the other.
Notre Dame and the rest of college football may be tired of hearing it, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t true.
Still reeling from an embarrassing defeat at the hands of the USC Trojans, the Notre Dame football program had numerous unanswered questions circling overhead. Is the program headed in the right direction? Is Notre Dame capable of becoming a consistently elite team under its coaching leadership? Certainly a bowl matchup against an SEC power like […]
Fighting Irish fans that tuned into Notre Dame’s annual rivalry game against Southern California this past Saturday hoping the ailing program would show signs of rejuvenation were sorely disappointed. Instead they witnessed an intersectional death march where Notre Dame limped into the Coliseum and endured sixty minutes of agony before the Trojans finally put an […]
Let’s get one thing straight: Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly is unquestionably the best coach the Fighting Irish have had since legend Lou Holtz roamed the sidelines years ago. It’s an objective, undeniable fact. But considering the combined winning percentage (.576) of Bob Davie, Tyrone Willingham and Charlie Weis, the response to that fact […]
Brian, we need to have a sidebar. The kind of sidebar I watched you attempt to have with starting quarterback Everett Golson after a turnover against Northwestern before he brushed past you on the sideline without a second glance, ignoring whatever coaching you attempted to impart. Take a deep breath and settle down. You’re amongst […]
Saturday’s 55-31 blowout loss to Arizona State did more than knock Notre Dame completely out of the college football playoff picture and plummet the Fighting Irish seven spots to No. 15 in the AP Poll. It left Notre Dame with a painful question to ponder: Where do we go from here? What can be […]
College football is known for its unpredictability, a trait that has caused an explosion of popularity for the sport. But no one could have foreseen the strangeness of Notre Dame’s 2014 season to date. Shutting out Michigan for the first time in Notre Dame’s history on primetime television, a last second come-from-behind touchdown pass against […]
Recruiting is the lifeblood of college football and its importance cannot be overstated. Alabama’s dominance on the gridiron over the past several years goes hand-in-hand with its accomplishments on the recruiting trail, with the Crimson Tide having finished with the top-rated recruiting class four years in a row – and they are currently on pace […]
After some internal debate, I have decided to take a different approach to Notre Dame’s recent contest against Florida State. Rather than covering the material as a detached observer I am instead going to write as the lifelong Notre Dame fan that I am and include the emotion that comes as a result. Notre Dame […]