Louis NixPos: NT // Height: 6-3 // Weight: 240 lbs // Class: 2014 // Hometown: Jacksonville, FL (Raines HS)
Louis Nix became an instant fan favorite for Notre Dame fans when he committed to Notre Dame even when the Irish didn’t have a head coach. Nix picked Notre Dame after the dismissal of Charlie Weis and before the hiring of Brian Kelly. Nix is expected to anchor the Notre Dame defensive line for the next few years.
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Louis Nix was once considered to be the highest rated Notre Dame player in the 2014 NFL Draft. He ended up being the 4th Notre Dame player selected after falling all the way to midway through the 3rd round when the Houston Texans finally ended Nix’s draft free fall by trading up to select the [...]
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 [...]
Notre Dame tackle Louis Nix has reportedly signed with a NFL agent today thus forgoing a potential 5th year of eligibility and will be headed to the NFL as many have expected all season long. According to the Chicago Tribune, Nix signed with agents Todd France and Brian Ayrault on Friday making him eligible for [...]
When Notre Dame began fall camp the Irish were loaded at nose tackle. Louis Nix was the clear top NT, an All-American, and likely top 10 NFL Draft pick. Tony Springmann was the more than capable backup. Kona Schwenke was the versatile reserve who would play snaps at both nose and end. By this past [...]
Notre Dame has had almost as many players in the training room as on the practice this week after a rash of injuries over the last few weeks. On Thursday though, Brian Kelly offered up about as optimistic of an injury report as could have been expected given the mounting injuries his team has endured. [...]
Kick-off to the 2013 season is just over 24 hours away and we have finally reached the top spot in our countdown of the Top 25 Notre Dame football players for 2013. Our #1 ranked player just so happens to be #1 in programs and #1 in the hearts of Notre Dame fans around the [...]
Notre Dame defensive linemen Louis Nix and Stephon Tuitt are racking up pre-season accolades as the pair of linemates prepare for what could be there final campaigns as members of the Fighting Irish. The recognition is not a result of publishers wanting to sell more magazines to the hordes of Notre Dame fans either, Nix [...]
Last season Notre Dame rode one of the nation’s top defenses to a 12-0 regular season and a berth in the national championship game. The Irish defense was stout against the run and led by physical and experienced players Manti Te’o, Kapron Lewis-Moore, and Zeke Motta. With the Irish losing the leader of each level [...]
Notre Dame’s best units, quelle surprise, are on defense. (3) CORNERBACK Two returning starters in Bennett Jackson, on a collision course with the 2014 NFL draft, and KeiVarae Russell, still several months away from his first anniversary of his conversion to cornerback. Jackson is rangy, with good speed and, providing his recovery goes well, positioned for an [...]
Notre Dame starting quarterback Everett Golson stood in the pocket, ball in hand, and examined his options.
As time was winding down in the 84th annual Blue-Gold game, Brian Kelly called for the “Irish Chocolate” play after CJ Prosise waltzed into the endzone untouched for the game’s only touchdown. With that, Notre Dame’s svelte nose tackle, 350+ lb Louis Nix jogged onto the field to take the snap. After getting his troops [...]
Notre Dame’s improbable ride to the national championship game ended abruptly on Monday night in Miami. Alabama left no doubt as to who was the better team and sent Notre Dame back home to South Bend with a lot of questions to answer this off-season. Despite a rather disappointing ending to a season far exceeded [...]
In case you haven't seen it by now, here is the video of Louis Nix entertaining the crowd at last night's Miami Heat game with a little Gangnam Style.
In the most anticipated BCS National Championship game of all time undefeated and number one ranked Notre Dame will face the toughest test of their miraculous season against defending champion Alabama. Despite being ranked number one the Irish are nine point underdogs to the Crimson Tide and few experts believe the Irish will win.
Saturday’s 20-17 win over Purdue left most Notre Dame fans unsure of just how good this year’s squad is, but even with the inconsistency we saw, there were still plenty of things to like from the Irish victory. 1. Everett Golson taking shots downfield Sophomore quarterback Everett Golson took another step in the right direction [...]
For the third year in a row, I am rolling out my yearly list of the 10 most indispensable players on the Notre Dame roster for the upcoming season – a list of players whose health status is going to make all of the difference between the kind of season Notre Dame fans hope the Irish are [...]
This weekend I had to catch the Irish using the NBC Notre Dame central app while at a wedding making any comments regarding the Irish and their performance a little difficult. A day after making the long trip home I was able to catch the full game replay courtesy of NBCSports.com and have some impressions [...]
It’s been about 36 hours since Notre Dame’s season opener ended with a thud and while the loss still stings it’s time to move on and start looking towards where the Irish go from here. With that in mind, here are several positive performances and bright spots in an otherwise disappointing display from the Irish [...]
The big news of the day was obviously the naming of Dayne Crist as the starting quarterback for the 2011 season (more on that later), but the results of other key position battles were also announced with a few surprise winners in the mix. We’ll start with the biggest surprise of the day. Junior Dan [...]
We continue on with the countdown of the top 25 players for the 2011 Fighting Irish. In case you missed the first installment, check it out. (And no, I have not forgot about our best of the 2000′s series – I’ll finish that up soon). Keith over at Inside the Irish has the rankings for [...]
On Monday we took a look at a group of freshman who could make an immediate impact for Notre Dame in 2011. Today we’ll move over to the sophomore class to identify some second year players who could be ready for increase roles and playing time. Notre Dame received a lot of contributions from freshman [...]
It’s tough to determine which freshman are going to see the field before the pads go on, but so far a few freshman have caught the eye of the coaching staff. Here’s a quick recap of some of the news and notes about this year’s crop of freshman through the first couple of days of [...]
The numbers for the incoming freshman class have been assigned by Notre Dame. Here’s a quick look at the history behind each number for the Notre Dame Class of 2014. #7 Tai-ler Jones - Jones is wearing the same number his father wore as a member of the Fighting Irish in the late 80′s. The [...]
Notre Dame officially signed 23 recruits on Wednesday including the five early enrollees that started their Notre Dame careers last month. Here is a quick review of each of the 23 along with their official heights and weights from the University release. Offense Austin Collinsworth – WR/DB (6-1, 195 – Fort Thomas, KY – Highlands [...]
Three Notre Dame commits were named to the rosters of the Under Armour All-American game to be held January 2 in Orlando. Receiver Tai-ler Jones and DT Louis Nix III will represent the White Roster, while CB Toney Hurd Jr. will represent the Black Roster. We’re looking forward to the matchup of Tai-ler Jones against [...]