Notre Dame’s Julian Okwara And Khalid Kareem Among Winners Of The NFL Draft

Can you win the draft by not being in the draft? If you can, then the winners were Notre Dame’s star defensive ends who spurned their NFL futures for one more season and returned to the Irish defense. Soon to be seniors Julian Okwara and ...

Julian Love Finally Off the Board in 4th Round by Giants

Julian Love had to sit through two long days of the NFL Draft without hearing his name called.  Luckily he didn’t have to wait too long on Saturday to finally come off the board when the New York Giants selected him in the 4th round ...
Notre Dame CB Julian Love

Julian Love Still Waiting as NFL Draft Enters Day 3

When Julian Love announced that he was leaving early for the NFL Draft in January, most projected the Jim Thorpe Award finalist as a 2nd round pick.  Some even thought he could sneak into the back end of the 1st round.  As the 2019 NFL ...

Ravens Draft Notre Dame WR Miles Boykin Drafted in 3rd Round

The second Notre Dame player to hear his name called during the 2019 NFL Draft was not Julian Love as many expected it would be.  It was wide receiver Miles Boykin after the Baltimore Ravens traded back up into the 3rd round to select him ...

Chargers Make Jerry Tillery 1st Notre Dame DL 1st Rounder in 22 Years

Before Thursday night it had been 22 years since a Notre Dame defensive lineman heard his name called during the first round of the NFL Draft.  The San Diego Chargers, with the 28th pick in last night’s draft, changed that by selecting Notre Dame All-American ...
Notre Dame CB Temitope Agoro in action in the 2019 Blue Gold Game

Notre Dame’s Roster Math Working Itself Out… Again

Now that Notre Dame has been consistently recruiting classes of 20+ members while simultaneously not having to rely on freshmen much, the 85 scholarship limit is a topic every year.  At one point this off-season it looked like Notre Dame was over 90 scholarships.  Not ...

Jordan Botelho Commit Continues Notre Dame’s DL Hot Streak

If you’ve been a Notre Dame fan for at least 20 or 30 years, the idea of Notre Dame having one of the country’s best defensive lines and recruiting elite talent still probably feels weird to you.  Other than 2012, it had been decades since ...
Notre Dame RB Target Chris Tyree

Notre Dame Down, Not Out for 5-Star RB Chris Tyree

Things were looking pretty rosy for Notre Dame’s running back recruiting about a month ago.  All signs were pointing to the Irish being the unquestioned leader for 5-star back Chris Tyree and 4-star power back Tirek Murphy.  A weekend visit to Oklahoma for Tyree however ...

Can Chris Simms Replace Doug Flutie During Notre Dame Games Permanently?

While everyone was obsessing over Phil Jurkovec’s incompletions and trying to figure out what the heck Notre Dame is going to do at linebacker, one very important and underrated development took place during last weekend’s Notre Dame Blue Gold Game.  Doug Flutie was out of ...
Notre Dame RB Jafar Armstrong

Close To The 2017 Recruiting Cycle Paying Huge Dividends For Notre Dame In 2019

The 2016 season was an abject disaster for the Notre Dame football team. The 4-8 record. The loss to Duke at home, the hurricane game, the USC debacle. The program was reeling, ads were taken out in the student newspaper calling for the job of ...