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Julian Love - Notre Dame CB

Signing day is over, the class of 2018 is officially complete, and next month spring football begins in earnest. Naturally, there is a lot to discuss, most notably quarterback, with a lot of strong opinions on all sides of the ...
Ian Book - Notre Dame QB

Notre Dame surpassed its win total from 2016 over the weekend with a 33-10 handling of North Carolina on the road.  North Carolina hosted the Irish with a mash unit deeper than their actual depth chart.  While the Irish didn’t ...
Brandon Wimbush - Notre Dame QB

Notre Dame-Georgia brought the first “talking to” game of the year and also Notre Dame’s first loss. The game was tense, things got a little heated in the Flammang household, and after the kids were put to bed, I was ...
Drue Tranquill - Notre Dame ROVER

Notre Dame lost an old fashioned defensive slugfest last night to the Georgia Bulldogs.  The Irish’s highly touted offensive line got dominated by the Georgia front seven while Notre Dame’s much maligned defensive line shined.  As such, our weekly Four ...
Jay Hayes - Notre Dame DE

There were a lot of stars in yesterday’s 33 point win over Temple to start the 2017 season.  Notre Dame’s ground game ate up the Temple defensive front to the tune of 422 yards and the defense kept the Owls ...
Tony Jones - Notre Dame RB

Our countdown of the top 25 players on the 2017 Notre Dame football roster continues today.  The first installment featured one of the most intriguing players on the roster – Chase Claypool – but also featured five players our group ...

Brian Kelly wrapped up the second week of Notre Dame football fall camp 2017 on Saturday by meeting with the media following Notre Dame’s 11th practice of the summer.  Kelly talked for a little over 20 minutes on a number ...
Jay Hayes - Notre Dame DE

In the latest installment of the Better or Worse series, we get into the nitty gritty: the defensive line. This is where titles are won. Up the middle, in the trenches, among the big uglies, as they say. Let’s be ...

One of the early surprises of the first week of fall camp is the emergence – or reemergence – of senior defensive end Andrew Trumbetti.  Strong gains in the weight room and an impressive first week of fall camp has ...

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 ...

The 2017 Notre Dame football season is just around the corner and the fine folks at ND Insider have put together a heck of a pre-season magazine to help get us all ready for what should be a pivotal year for ...

Notre Dame has a depth problem along the defensive line in 2017.  Shocking, I know.  One position where Notre Dame has some solid depth though is at the strong side DE spot where the Irish are at least three deep ...

A year ago at this time, Jay Hayes was listed by many as a potential breakout candidate for Notre Dame.  Primed for a starting role after a redshirt season in 2015, Hayes suffered an injury in camp that lingered into ...

With the rapid pace at which Notre Dame football news has been occurring, it’s been a bit overlooked that spring football is just over a week away.  Finally, Notre Dame can start to remove some of the stench that has ...
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New Notre Dame defensive coordinator Mike Elko has his work cut out for him with the Irish defense but nowhere is that more apparent than the defensive line.  Despite featuring two veteran, potential star linemen in 2016, the Notre Dame ...