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Brian Kelly’s All-Time Notre Dame Team: Defense

If you read the first installment of this two part series, you know the drill. I’m picking the best players from the Kelly era, and fitting them onto a team with the idea they’ll play an actual game. As noted ...

Top 10 Notre Dame Football Players of the Brian Kelly Era

This top ten countdown is based on the players who were the most valuable and talented to come out of Notre Dame during the Brian Kelly era. 10. DeShone Kizer What if Malik Zaire didn’t break his ankle at Virginia, ...
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Notre Dame’s Best & Worst Signing Day Recruiting Sagas

National Signing Day 2016 is a less than a week away and it promises to be an eventful one for the Notre Dame football team and its coaches. The Fighting Irish will be sweating out the decisions of five prospects, ...

Injuries, Martin’s Rise Highlight 2014 Notre Dame Rookies

Despite a disappointing 2013 season, Notre Dame saw its roster from a season ago produce 8 NFL Draft picks in the 2014 NFL Draft including five picks within the first three rounds alone.  Not bad for a team that played ...
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Stephon Tuitt Drafted 46th Overall by Pittsburgh Steelers

Day one of the NFL Draft did not go how Stephon Tuitt or Louis Nix had planned.  Both went undrafted on Thursday after leaving Notre Dame with eligibility remaining.  Stephon Tuitt didn’t have to wait too long Friday night to ...
Louis Nix - NFL Draft

NFL Draft a Turning Point for Notre Dame Football

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 ...
Replacing Stephon Tuitt Tall Order for Notre Dame

Replacing Stephon Tuitt Tall Order for Notre Dame

When Stephon Tuitt announced that he would forgo his senior season at Notre Dame in favor of entering the 2014 NFL Draft on Sunday, a giant hole was created on the 2014 Notre Dame defensive line.  A hole that Brian ...
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Shamrock Stickers – Notre Dame vs. Rutgers

Notre Dame finished off it 2013 season with a 29-16 win over Rutgers in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. The Irish looked sluggish in the first half but found their way in the second half and began to dominate the ...
Stephon Tuitt - 2nd Round Grade from NFL

Stephon Tuitt Receives 2nd Round Grade

Notre Dame junior defensive end Stephon Tuitt didn’t receive the gift he may have been hoping for from the NFL advisory committee this Christmas.  Tuitt, regarded by many draft prognosticators as a first round lock, received a second round grade ...
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Shamrock Stickers – Notre Dame vs BYU

Notre Dame sent its seniors off right with a gritty 23-13 win over BYU.  The Irish had a complete effort with contributions from a host of players and backups filling in admirably for established starters and coming up with huge ...
Stephon Tuitt - Notre Dame vs. Pitt

NCAA’s Targeting Rule in the Crosshairs

Notre Dame defensive end Stephon Tuitt adamantly pleaded his case with officials in Notre Dame’s game against Pittsburgh as head coach Brian Kelly aided his defense with words of anger from the sideline.  The objections were dismissed, and the Fighting ...
Stephon Tuitt - Notre Dame vs. USC

Notre Dame vs. USC – Shamrock Stickers

Notre Dame defeated arch rival USC for the third time in four years on the strength of a phenomenal defensive effort.  Starting quarterback Tommy Rees went down in the third quarter which was the end of any success the Irish ...
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Notre Dame @ Michigan ’13 – Key Matchups

Notre Dame enters the second week of the season poised to endure one of the most instrumental games of its season versus Michigan.  The College Gameday crew will be present as the two top 20 teams clash.  The Irish will ...
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Should Stephon Tuitt’s Added Weight be a Concern for Notre Dame?

In 2012, lost amidst headline-drawing stories involving former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o’s Heisman race, an undefeated regular season and a national championship appearance, is what propelled the Fighting Irish to success in the first place: outstanding defensive line play.  ...
Stephon Tuitt and Louis Nix combine on a hit on former Michigan QB Denard Robnson

Louis Nix, Stephon Tuitt Deserve Pre-Season Hype

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 ...