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Greg Bryant – ’14 Breakout Candidate

July 29, 2014Comments (23)

Greg Bryant - '14 Breakout Candidate

UHND has been highlighting Notre Dame football players on the verge of breakout seasons for 2014.  To date, UHND has profiled tight end Durham Smythe, wide receiver Will Fuller, safety Max Redfield, and running back Tarean Folston.  The latest edition of breakout candidates stays in the Irish backfield with sophomore – though he still possesses [...]

Durham Smythe – ’14 Breakout Candidates

July 22, 2014Comments (10)

Durham Smythe - '14 Breakout Candidates

Over the past several weeks has presented a series detailing which Notre Dame players have ventured onto the “Now or Never” precipice.  In a separate series, UHND will begin to detail those Notre Dame players on the verge of a breakout campaign, starting with tight end, Durham Smythe. Pedigree Durham Smythe’s commitment to Notre [...]

Now or Never ’14: Ben Koyack

July 15, 2014Comments (28)

Now or Never '14: Ben Koyack

Our series of Now or Never players for Notre Dame in 2014 charges forward today by staying on the offensive side of the ball where he look at a third weapon for Everett Golson and the Notre Dame passing attack – senior tight end Ben Koyack. Koyack actually made our list last year as well, [...]

Notre Dame Linebacker Recruiting Reset

July 8, 2014Comments (7)

Any Notre Dame fan that logged on to to watch Cincinnati linebacker recruit Justin Hilliard announce his college destination last week with the hope an Irish upset would occur – similar to Manti Te’o’s grainy webcam surprise commitment to Notre Dame over USC years ago – was ultimately disappointed when Hilliard selected the in-state [...]

Notre Dame’s Quarterback Future at Crossroads

July 2, 2014Comments (27)

Notre Dame’s Quarterback Future at Crossroads

The quarterback position has been tenuous at best in South Bend since head coach Brian Kelly’s arrival over four years ago. Three days before being announced as Notre Dame’s new head coach, prolific passer Jimmy Clausen opted to forego his final year of eligibility to head for the professional ranks, leaving the Fighting Irish with [...]

How Successful was the Irish Invasion?

June 29, 2014Comments (23)

Notre Dame’s first Irish Invasion camp is in the books, and after one of the biggest recruiting weekends in many years for the Fighting Irish football program, fans were eager to see what good news would begin to be produced as a result.  Nearly one week and only one commitment later – from a kicker [...]

Notre Dame’s Recruiting Picks up Steam before Irish Invasion

June 17, 2014Comments (18)

Notre Dame’s Recruiting Picks up Steam before Irish Invasion

What a difference a week makes.  On June 4th Notre Dame received a significant setback to its recruiting class for 2015 when Blake Barnett, a Rivals 4-star quarterback and the Fighting Irish’s highest rated commitment, de-committed to better explore programs like Oregon and Alabama.  Barnett had been the crown jewel and face of Notre Dame’s [...]

Unpredictability Becoming the Norm in Notre Dame Recruiting

June 11, 2014Comments (33)

If you follow college football recruiting, you know the rules are as follows: Outside of a cap on the number of official visits a recruit can take that are paid for by the hosting university, there are no rules.  A high school football recruit is free to offer a verbal commitment to any school and [...]

Notre Dame to Challenge SEC Power with Football Camp in Atlanta

June 2, 2014Comments (14)

Notre Dame to Challenge SEC Power with Football Camp in Atlanta

Notre Dame has spent most of 2014 completely overhauling its image in every way, from removing its grass playing surface to keeping an open mind on adding transfers.  Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly has made it very clear that every option will be considered moving forward, and this week arguably proves he means business [...]

The Shenanigans of Notre Dame Football Coverage

May 30, 2014Comments (11)

The Shenanigans of Notre Dame Football Coverage

After college spring games have wrapped up across the country and football programs head into the summer lull, a strange season of public relations blunders begins.  With more time on their hands, college football players are more likely to get into trouble, a pattern that has not gone unnoticed by sports writers.  There are even [...]

Notre Dame Open to Adding Transfers

May 27, 2014Comments (5)

Should there ever be a question as to what impact Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly has had on the football program, 2014 would be the year to dust for fingerprints. Kelly and athletic director Jack Swarbrick have completely restructured Notre Dame’s operation in nearly every way. The Fighting Irish have spent the offseason signing [...]

Notre Dame Recruiting’s Irish Invasion

May 22, 2014Comments (18)

Arguably one of the largest challenges a head coach may face at the University of Notre Dame is to keep pace with the speed of recruiting at an institution that values tradition and reflects before reacting.

What We Learned from the 2014 NFL Draft

May 19, 2014Comments (39)

What We Learned from the 2014 NFL Draft

The NFL draft serves as the ultimate fact checker to months of pundit conjecture, floated rumors and disinformation campaigns.  Would the Houston Texans select South Carolina standout Jadevon Clowney or Texas A&M lightning rod Johnny Manziel with the 1st overall pick?  Was the rumor the Detroit Lions would trade up for Clemson standout wide receiver [...]

Will Notre Dame’s New Assistants Have Recruiting Impact?

May 7, 2014Comments (3)

Will Notre Dame's New Assistants Have Recruiting Impact?

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly has a method for success, and one that has carried him from the small town of Allendale, MI to overseeing one of college football’s most historic football programs.  One of the critical elements contained within the winning formula is coaching continuity, a process Kelly had managed to achieve until [...]

NFL Draft a Turning Point for Notre Dame Football

April 24, 2014Comments (43)

NFL Draft a Turning Point for Notre Dame Football

With Notre Dame’s spring practice schedule in the books, and with summer’s football malaise approaching, the focus of all Fighting Irish fans should be on an event that is critical to the success of every major football program, and one that Notre Dame has struggled with for nearly two decades: the NFL Draft. What makes [...]


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