Tony Alford

Replacing Tony Alford

How Can Notre Dame Replace Alford and Cooks on the Recruiting Front

Notre Dame has to replace a lot of recruiting firepower this off-season following the losses of Kerry Cooks and Tony Alford. In order to replace what they lost in the Southeast, the Irish might have to look to the West.
Tony Alford - Notre Dame RB Coach

Tony Alford Leaving Notre Dame for Ohio State

It didn’t take long for the first bit of bad news to hit Notre Dame this off-season with reports of running backs coach Tony Alford leaving Notre Dame to be the assistant head coach and running backs coach at Ohio ...

Brian Kelly Should Look Within for Next OC

If Brian Kelly looks to promote from within for his next offensive coordinator as he did the last time he had to replace an offensive coordinator, he has two great candidates on his current staff in Mike Denbrock and Tony ...

Spring ’12 – Day 4 Video Highlights the Slot

Notre Dame posted another practice video after Day 4 of spring practice this year focusing on the hybrid slot wide receiver/running back position the Irish staff created this off-season.  We have the video and some comments. [youtube]PPFWLbCEK-k[/youtube] First off, I ...

Kelly Completes Coaching Staff

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly completed his first staff at Notre Dame on Tuesday with the official announcement of the additions of Kerry Cooks (outside linebackers), Tim Hinton (running backs), and Ed Warinner (offensive line). Kerry Cooks comes to ...

Which Irish Assistants Could be Back?

Whenever a coaching change is made, the head coach isn’t the only one who faces some uncertainty – all of his assistants are suddenly in search of a job as well.  Sometimes a new coach will choose to retain a ...

IBG – Life After Michael Floyd Edition

UHND is hosting this week’s Irish Blog Gathering as we prepare for the life after Michael Floyd.  This week we take a look at this weekend’s game against Purdue and reflect on the first quarter of the season. Side note: ...

Lessons Learned – Notre Dame at Michigan

Week two taught us a lot about the 2009 Fighting Irish and despite what most people might think – it wasn’t all bad. The 38-34 loss to Michigan stung and is very disheartening since it was a game Notre Dame ...

Recruiting Impact of Alford Hire

When Mike Haywood was hired by Charlie Weis four years ago, he brought with him the reputation of being a good recruiter with ties in Texas based on his work with the Longhorns.  In practice however, Haywood was not much ...

Alford on Joining the Notre Dame Staff

Here’s what Notre Dame’s new running backs coach Tony Alford had to say about joining the Irish staff. “Notre Dame is the epitome of college football,” Alford said. “To join a place with the tradition and history of Notre Dame ...

Tony Alford Named RB Coach

Another one of the vacant coaching positions on the Irish staff was filled on Monday when the University announced that Louisville running back coach Tony Alford would be joining the Irish staff in the same capacity. Here’s what Weis had ...

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