Sporting News released its preseason all-American team on Monday and Notre Dame offensive lineman Ronnie Stanley and linebacker Jaylon Smith were named to the first team. Sporting News had high praise for the 6’5”, 315-pound Stanley, who was named Notre Dame’s offensive lineman of the year in 2014. “The upside with Stanley is huge,” Sporting News said. “He started every...
The most important recruiting trip Brian Kelly took this winter actually happened during the NCAA's mandated dead period, the time when college coaches aren't allowed to have face-to-face interaction with prospects or their parents. Kelly wasn't breaking any rules, though. He was just being very proactive on Jan. 6, when the Notre Dame head coach, O-line coach Harry Hiestand, an...
After watching Ohio State’s improbable run to win the National Championship, the general principles of having a solid fundamentally sound defense and a strong running game to win football games immediately comes to mind. They are basic concepts, but the reason for those concepts being so basic is because of the undeniable truth that envelops them. Sure, there are lots of things...
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Notre Dame left tackle Ronnie Stanley will return to school next season rather than enter the NFL draft. The 6-foot-5, 315-pound Stanley said Tuesday he made the decision after watching the national championship game, saying he believes the Fighting Irish could have a special team next year. The Irish return nine starters on offense and 10 on defense from this...
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As the Minnesota Vikings head into the offseason, one of the priorities has to be shaping up the offensive line. The unit, ravaged by injuries and the continued decline of Matt Kalil, allowed 51 sacks on the season and never gave the time needed to execute Norv Turner’s vertical offense.As a result, Teddy Bridgewater looked like “Checkdown Teddy” for most of the season because...
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