Mike Elko

The man said yes. Upon hearing the news former defensive coordinator Mike Elko was on his way to Texas A&M for the same position, the initial reaction for many, myself included, was Notre Dame let him get away. The implication ...

After years of defensive futility Notre Dame finally had direction on defense under the coordination of MIke Elko.  That direction came to an abrupt halt on Thursday as news broke that Elko has decided to take the money and run ...

All’s well that ends well. It wasn’t pretty, but in the end it was effective, as Notre Dame achieved its second 10 win season in the last three, with a frustrating and thrilling victory over #17 LSU in the Citrus ...

There had been some rumblings that Texas A&M was trying to make a run at Notre Dame defensive coordinator Mike Elko for the open DC position on Jimbo Fisher’s first staff with the Aggies.  Those overtures have apparently been fended ...
Drue Tranquill - Notre Dame LB

It’s only been three games for Mike Elko as the defensive coordinator for Notre Dame, but the early returns are already promising.  Elko inherited a unit that had become a liability and a major factor in Notre Dame’s poor performance ...
Mike Elko - Notre Dame Defensive Coordinator

Athlon Sports has had a running series of posts with quote from anonymous coaches about other teams, players, and coaches over the last week or so.  Today, they had one quote from an ACC coach that heaped some high praise ...

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 ...

The rebuilding of Notre Dame Stadium is nearing completion with the brand new jumbotron getting closer to lighting up with beautifully stunning replays every day.  It’s been a nearly three year construction project that we will finally see in all ...

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 - Notre Dame Defensive Coordinator

There were many on the field reasons that the dismissal of Brian Vangorder in September was long overdo, but his lack of effort on the recruiting trail was just as – if not bigger – a reason that VanGorder simply ...

Last week we had a great Q&A on Notre Dame recruiting and the state of the Irish program with Blue & Gold’s Bryan Dryskell.  This week we had a chance to have a similar Q&A with ND Insider Recruiting guru ...

Gosh, we expected changes, but this? We all knew a shakeup was going to be coming; Brian Kelly and his football team couldn’t endure a 4-8 season and simply run it back with the old gang while making a tweak here and ...

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 ...
Mike Elko - Notre Dame Defensive Coordinator

Brian Kelly’s back is against the wall heading into 2017.  On the heels of a 4-8 season and in need of replacing the worst hire of his Notre Dame tenure this off-season, Kelly can’t afford another clunker of a season ...

Notre Dame isn’t preparing for a bowl game this holiday season, but that hasn’t stopped the Notre Dame news cycle from spinning in overdrive.  Graduate transfers, coaching hires, coaching fires, recruiting commitments, recruiting losses, program changes.  You name it, it’s ...

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