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Notre Dame will have two new starting offensive linemen this season and sophomore tackle Ronnie Stanley is making a push to claim one of those roles up front.

4-star recruit Hood decommits from Notre Dame

First, it was highly touted 2013 DT recruit Eddie Vanderdoes, who changed his commitment from Notre Dame to UCLA. Now, 2014 RB recruit Elijah Hood (4-star – ESPN, 5-star has apparently changed his mind about playing for the Irish as well. Speculation quickly turned to certainty when Hood acknowledged the change earlier today with this message: It’s fairly evident...

Notre Dame linebacker Danny Spond’s career is over

Notre Dame fans won’t be seeing Danny Spond (#13) in an Irish uniform anymore. Oh, Danny boy. The pipes, the pipes are calling on your playing days. A rough day just got a bit rougher for Notre Dame. Hours after learning that they had lost out on former RB recruit Elijah Hood, the news broke that senior linebacker Danny Spond had to retire from football due to migraines. More specifically...

Irish's Spond ends playing career

Notre Dame linebacker Danny Spond says he has decided to end his playing career after suffering a paralyzing migraine headache for a second straight year. Spond issued a statement Tuesday saying that because the cause of the hemiplegic migraines is not known, he decided to stop playing. Coach Brian Kelly announced Saturday that Spond had told teammates a medical condition had ended...

Notre Dame’s Danny Spond Takes To Twitter To Thanks Fans For Their Support

On Saturday, Notre Dame fans received the sad news that outside linebacker Danny Spond would be calling it quits after dealing with medical issues for several years. Spond was a clear starter and one of the team leaders, and will remain with the team to help coach. Tonight, Spond took to Twitter to thank fans for all the support they have given him: It’s easy to see why the...

Notre Dame suffers another recruiting blow

Notre Dame seemingly can't hang on to running backs to save their lives these days as top 2014 prospect Elijah Hood has announced his decommitment via a long-winded statement released via his Twitter account. — Elijah Hood (@EHood34) August 20, 2013 According to the 247composite, Hood, a North Carolina native, is ranked as the 5th...

NBC adding on-site pregame coverage for Notre Dame football

In another push to bring more live content to its cable sports network, NBC will produce an on-site pregame show for Notre Dame football games this fall to air predominantly on NBCSN.   Today NBC will announce plans for a pregame show originating from Notre Dame Stadium prior to the broadcast of every Fighting Irish home game this year.  The versatile Liam McHugh will serve...

Hood decommits from Notre Dame

Running back Elijah Hood of Charlotte (N.C.) Catholic decommitted from Notre Dame on Tuesday afternoon. Why did the five-star choose to withdraw his pledge - and where do the Irish go from here?

5 Notre Dame Impact Freshmen to Watch in 2013

This should be where we insert the name Gunner Kiel and be done with it.But the former No. 1 quarterback recruit in the nation isn’t playing...

Photo: FOX Sports 1 Thinks Brian Kelly Has Left Notre Dame

FOX Sports 1 seems to have gotten off to a great start in its first week live on air, but that doesn’t mean there haven’t been a few mistakes along the way. Case in point – the graphic below that claims Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly left the school.   Kelly, if you remember, flirted with the Philadelphia Eagles for a short time before returning to the Irish. And unless he...

Legacy Keys

Notre Dame kicks off its season in 10 days and has identified 20 key components, players and personnel groupings that must emerge if the Irish are to return to the BCS Championship game. Next in our series: a return of the "12 Package" and multiple tight ends without the services of All-American Tyler Eifert.

20 For a Title: QB2

Notre Dame kicks off its season in less than two weeks and has identified 20 key players, positions, and developments if the Irish are to return to the BCS Championship game. Today's focus, the backup quarterback(s).

The latest on Hood

After decommitting from Notre Dame yesterday, Charlotte (N.C.) Catholic running back Elijah Hood is ready to move forward with his recruitment.

Baker's Dozen in 2013?

Notre Dame kicks off its 2013 season in 10 days and has identified 20 key developments -- either individuals or player groupings -- that must step to the fore if the Irish are to return to the BCS Championship game. Next in our series: a 12-game regular season star that struggled in crucial No. 13 last year.
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