Found April 16, 2013 on Football Nation:
Out of all the core positions in the upcoming NFL Draft, it could be argued only one has a consensus top-ranked prospect: tight end.  Notre Dame's Tyler Eifert has distinguished himself, through both game film and offseason workouts, as being head and shoulders above the rest of the tight end class.But divining a landing spot in the NFL for the 6'6", 250-pound Eifert isn't easy. Tight end is a position that isn't usually as highly valued as others, so a consensus #1 tight end won't necessarily crack the top 10, or even the top half, of the first round.But there are tea leaves to be read, and five potential good fits emerge for Eifert.

Kapron Lewis-Moore On 2013 Notre Dame Leadership & Spring Game Storylines

2013 Notre Dame Returning Starters Offense: 5 Defense: 8 What you see above will be a featured section in nearly every 2013 College Football Preview magazine in America. This information is standard protocol and usually serves as a jumping off point for analysts to start their annual projections. The second stat line should pop out to even the...

Hicks replaces Hammond on NBC's Notre Dame games

NBC says Dan Hicks is replacing Tom Hammond as the lead play-by-play announcer on the network's Notre Dame broadcasts this season. Hicks' first assignment comes Saturday, when NBC Sports Network airs Notre Dame's spring football game. Hammond has been the lead Notre Dame announcer for NBC since 1992. NBC says Hammond will continue to be the network's lead announcer...

The Anti-Preview: 2013 Blue-Gold Game

Welcome to the anti-preview for the annual Notre Dame Blue-Gold game. It's been a loud spring but also a quiet one for the Irish. The three transfers (Kiel, Neal, & Ferguson) certainly made a whole lot of noise, but that's really about it. Sure, there are curiously closer looks at players like Cam McDaniel, Jarrett Grace, Elijah Shumate, and others- as well as the team...

Report: Notre Dame Football To Travel To Clemson In 2015

Flickr/Shaggy Paul According to, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney announced last night at the Prowl & Growl gathering that the school is working with Notre Dame to secure a visit from the Irish on the gridiron during the 2015 season. Beginning in 2014, Notre Dame must play five ACC schools in football per season, despite technically being an independent program....

Dan Hicks will be new voice of Notre Dame football

The news was first reported in Richard Deitsch's SI media column and later confirmed by NBC.  Dan HIcks is in as Notre Dame play by play man.  Tom Hammond is out after calling Fighting Irish games since 1992.  Hicks is NBC's lead golf announcer and has also drawn acclaim for his calls of Olympic swimming during the summer games.  In the past couple years, he's drawn...

Atlanta Falcons Draft Outlook: Tyler Eifert

The Falcons are entering another draft needing a quality tight end. While we have had Tony Gonzalez since 2009, our birds have lacked a replacement or even complement-quality tight end. Outside of Gonzalez, Thomas Dimitroff has relied upon UDFAs and free agents to fill in our tight end position.     Like I say every year, this is the year Atlanta drafts a tight end. I&...

Dan Hicks to Take Over Call of Notre Dame Football for NBC

NBC Sports announced yesterday that beginning this season Dan Hicks will replace Tom Hammond on the play-by-play call of Notre Dame football.  Hicks will be paird with analyst Mike Mayock and reporter Alex Flanagan. Hicks will continue to work as the host of NBC’s golf coverage, and will return for NBC’s Olympic telecast of the

The Top 12 Most Consistently Overrated College Football Programs Of The BCA Era, Statistically

Notre Dame has to be one, right? Flickr/Glenn~ In college football, unlike most other sports across the nation, the weekly rankings matter a great deal. There is no NCAA Tournament (though thankfully we are moving to a four-team playoff soon) that allows the players to decide it all on the field, meaning a margin of one or two spots in a poll can be the deciding factor as to whether...

Michel visiting Notre Dame before decision

Head coach of five-star running back Sony Michel of Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage, Mike Rumph, explains why Michel recently scheduled a return visit to Notre Dame this weekend before he announces his final decision later this month.

Malone set to see Notre Dame

Wide receiver Josh Malone of Gallatin (Tenn.) Station Camp is visiting Notre Dame this weekend for the spring game, and his head coach explains where Malone is at with recruitment and what type of player earned MVP Honors and an invitation to The Opening last weekend at the NFTC in Memphis.

Bruins Will Watch Farmer

The Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame safety, Koa Farmer, who is committed to Cal, is on UCLA's watch list...

OL Coach Key In Mustipher Choosing Irish

Our Lady of Good Counsel (Olney, Md.) Scout 300 offensive guard Sam Mustipher said Notre Dame offensive line coach Harry Hiestand was a key part of his decision to commit to Notre Dame.

Several Still After Farmer

The Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame safety, Koa Farmer, remains solidly committed to Cal but schools are still trying...

Kelly Q&A: Spring Wrap

Minutes after his team finished its 14th of 15 spring practice sessions, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly spoke with the media for more than 20 minutes inside the Isban Auditorium.

Bunting Taking Visits

Hinsdale Central (Ill.) tight end Ian Bunting talks about his latest visits to Notre Dame and Oregon -- and what's up next for him.
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