Drue Tranquill

When Brian Kelly met with the media on Friday he gave some updates on the positions where he is seeing the most competition this spring.  Not surprisingly, most of those positions are on the defensive side of the ball where ...

The crew at WatchND is constantly creating great behind the scenes content on Notre Dame football.  Friday they were at it again with an interview between Notre Dame safety Drue Tranquill and new defensive coordinator Mike Elko.  The two are ...

Mike Elko is still settling in as the new defensive coordinator at Notre Dame, but it’s not too soon to start thinking about players who will benefit the most from Elko’s defense.  Former defensive coordinator Brian Vangorder’s complex defense stopped ...

The annual Notre Dame Echoes Awards banquet rarely brings much in terms of breaking news outside of a potential recruiting commitment.  Last night, however, Brian Kelly’s program raised eyebrows when Notre Dame named seven captains for the 2017 season while ...

Things are bad right now folks, there are no two ways about it. Notre Dame is going to be in a downward trend no matter what happens the rest of the way, unless of course the Irish play like a ...

After the offensive explosion from Texas in week one, the Notre Dame defense looked like it could be a train wreck this year.  Last week the Irish returned to their base defense – why they ever left it I’ll never ...
Jerry Tillery - Notre Dame DT

Going into 2016, if every player makes the contribution that is expected of them, it would be fair to say that Notre Dame is anywhere from an eight win team at the bottom to an 11 win team at the ...
Isaac Rochell - Notre Dame DE

First we looked at the offense, now a look at the best 11 players on the defensive side of the ball for the 2016 Fighting Irish. As with the offense, getting the best 11 guys on the field seems an ...
Drue Tranquill - Notre Dame S

Just as soon as it began, spring practice concluded last Saturday for the Notre Dame football team, with a somewhat uneventful game that ended up with a 17-7 Blue victory over the Gold. We learned a lot of things about ...
Nick Watkins - Notre Dame CB

The past several weeks UHND has examined some of the pressing issues facing head coach Brian Kelly’s squad heading into the spring practice session, including looking into Notre Dame’s pass rushing issues and going over the new faces at wide ...
Jarron Jones - Notre Dame NT

In 2016 Notre Dame will have to replace two of the most dominant players in college football – Jaylon Smith and Sheldon Day, but they are not the only stars the Irish will be tasked with replacing in 2016. On ...

We are about halfway through fall practice for the Notre Dame football team, the media has seen four full practices, the team has gone through it’s annual media day, Jac Collinsworth is delighting us with his new hipster haircut, so ...
Nyles Morgan - Notre Dame ILB

Brian Kelly plays freshmen. Last year 10 frosh saw significant minutes and some were key contributors-on both sides of the ball. the 10 were Elmer, Folston, Fuller, Robinson, Onwualu, Rochell, Redfield, Luke, Butler.and some guy named Jaylon Smith. Here are ten ...

Notre Dame picked up its first commitment in a few weeks on Tuesday when former Purdue commitment Drue Tranquill decommitted from the Boilermakers and joined Notre Dame’s 2014 recruiting class – aka the #GoldenArmy14. Initially recruited by Notre Dame as ...

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