Posted August 04, 2012 on
The latest edition of the "Notre Dame Recruiting Blog" has updates on a number of prospects who recently trimmed their lists.

Notre Dame is ranked 24th…why?

The Notre Dame – not so good at fighting – Irish are ranked in college football’s preseason top 25 poll. When the preseason top 25 NCAA Football Coaches pole came out. I swarmed to it like a locust during the apocalypse. I looked at the list. I digested the list. I nervously scanned the list hoping to see The Ohio State Buckeyes despite their problems. To my surprise I was...

Vanderbilt Must Be the Same as Notre Dame

Yesterday, the laughable quote by Charlie Weis basically said that the Kansas and Notre Dame jobs were the same. In reality, we know that isn’t even close, but that discussion is for another day. More likely, schools wish they were like Notre Dame. Here is Vanderbilt making a play on the infamous Notre Dame “play like a champion” sign and adding it to their practice field video...

Those Disturbing ACC-ND Rumors

Ever since the silliness of Notre Dame associating/aligning themselves with the Big 12 died, there have been intermittent reports of a possible alignment of Notre Dame with the ACC. The ACC members have been vehemently opposed to partial memberships in the past and have had the attitude of “all in” or “not in” but Swofford said today he’s not sure if that is still the case...

Notre Dame camp opens, QB competition resumes

Brian Kelly tweaked Notre Dame's practice on the first day of camp to help speed up the process of picking a starting quarterback. Andrew Hendrix, Everett Golson and freshman Gunner Kiel are competing to start the opener in Dublin, Ireland, against Navy on Sept. 1. Tommy Rees, last year's starter, will serve a one-game suspension to start the season following his arrest...

QB questions as Notre Dame opens camp

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly insists there is no favorite to start at quarterback as the Irish open preseason camp on Saturday. Incumbent Tommy Rees is suspended for the Sept. 1 opener against Navy in Dublin, Ireland, and is just one of four candidates the third-year coach will consider over the next few weeks. ''I've got an idea, but we've got to see how this plays...

Notre Dame Football: Top 5 Storylines to Watch in Fall Practice

Kickoff for the 2012 college football season is just around the corner. However, plenty of unanswered questions remain around the nation...

Weis sees impact potential in Ragone

Finding film of Mike Ragone in action at Cherry Hill (NJ) Camden Catholic isn't easy. He was in the Class of 2007 after all, and the business of covering recruiting has changed a lot since then. Search hard enough, however, and it's out there - and it's fun to watch. After a hard-luck battle with injuries at Notre Dame, he's hoping ot fulfill that potential with Kansas.

Notre Dame 24th In Coaches Poll

It's here, CFB fans: The first @usatodaysports Coaches’ Top 25. // What do you think?— USA TODAY Sports (@USATODAYsports) August 2, 2012 Starting the season ranked. Could have been much worse.

IE Podcast: Irish Open Camp

Saturday morning Notre Dame officially opened camp as they took the practice field. Tim O'Malley was on hand for the allotted periods and talks about what he saw in our latest podcast.


Theo Riddick performed myriad roles in his first three seasons at Notre Dame. Now he looks to serve as one of the offense's leading men at a position that perfectly suits his talents.
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