Drue Tranquill

Notre Dame Football 2017 Pre-Season Stock Report

Welcome back everyone! If you were one of those die hards that hung in there through the disaster that was 2016, you know how this column works. Each week I take an account of the Fighting Irish football team from ...
Equanimeous St. Brown - Notre Dame WR

Notre Dame Football’s Top 25 Players in 2017: #6-10

We’ve reached the top 10 of countdown of the Top 25 Notre Dame football players for 2017 and have just one more installment left after today.  Today’s set of players includes a few intriguing players whose rankings right now are ...

Notre Dame Linebackers Ready To Lead Irish Defense

The UHND 2017 Better Or Worse series rolls on with a look at the 2017 linebacker position. One thing the revamped Mike Elko led charges seem to lack on their side of the ball is star power. The offense has ...

8 Players Who Will Define Notre Dame Football in 2017

For Notre Dame to have a big bounce back season in 2017, the stars will have to align and the bounces will almost have to go all their way unlike 2016 when all the bounces seemingly went against them.  Notre ...
Drue Tranquill Notre Dame ROVER

Notre Dame Rover Depth: Shayne Simon Commit Analysis

Notre Dame has quickly built depth at the new ROVER position that Mike Elko brought with him from Wake Forest earlier this year.  With plenty of internal candidates to man the position in 2017, an intriguing ’17 signee, and now ...

Notre Dame Football Community Reacts to Bob Elliot Passing

When we posted the sad news of the passing of Bob Elliott on Sunday, we said that the college football community lost one of the great ones.  The reactions of his former players and colleagues on the Notre Dame coaching ...

Notre Dame’s Drue Tranquill & Mike Elko Interview Each Other

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 ...

8 Notre Dame Defenders to Watch in Mike Elko’s Defense

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 ...

Notre Dame Naming Captains Early Gimmicky or Needed Change?

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 ...

Notre Dame Football Stock Report: Week 5

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 ...

5 Defensive Players Notre Dame Needs to Step Up

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 ...
Isaac Rochell - Notre Dame DE

Notre Dame Football’s Best 11: Defense

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 ...
Nick Watkins - Notre Dame CB

Notre Dame Spring Preview: Restocking the Secondary

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

An Early Look at Notre Dame’s 2016 Defensive Depth

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 ...

’15 Notre Dame Football Pre-Season Predictions

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 ...