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Notre Dame names 2015 football captains

Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly revealed who will serve as captains for the Fighting Irish in 2015 as preparations for the season opener against Texas continued.  The Irish will be represented by four seniors and a junior, the largest group of captains Notre Dame has had since five players were named captains in 2007.  The defense can claim 80 percent of this year's captains...
Via Fox Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fighting Irish DE Ishaq Williams ruled ineligible for season by NCAA

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly says defensive end Ishaq Williams has been ruled ineligible for the season by the NCAA, ending his college playing career. Williams was dismissed from Notre Dame last fall after being investigated for possible academic dishonesty. He had sought a waiver from the NCAA allowing him to play. Kelly says Williams remains on scholarship...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brian Kelly Names 5 Notre Dame Captains For 2015 Season

Brian Kelly’s media session was not all doom and gloom today. The Notre Dame head football coach publicly named five players as captains for the upcoming season:  Nick Martin, Jaylon Smith, Sheldon Day, Joe Schmidt and Matthias Farley are your 2015 Notre Dame team captains. pic.twitter.com/4A6fOa3MiE — Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) August 27, 2015 Kelly also took the time...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NCAA rules Notre Dame DE Williams ineligible for 2015

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly says defensive end Ishaq Williams has been ruled ineligible for the season by the NCAA, ending his college playing career. Williams was dismissed from Notre Dame last fall after being investigated for possible academic dishonesty. He had sought a waiver from the NCAA allowing him to play. Kelly says Williams remains on...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

SQ College Football Top-25 Preview: #15 Notre Dame

The college football staff at SQ have put together a ranking of the top-25 teams heading into 2015. To get our readers prepared for the upcoming season, the staff has created a preview for each one of these teams. Today’s focus is on #16 Arizona State.Team: Notre DameSQ Ranking: 152014 Record: 8-5Finish in AP Poll: Not RankedHead Coach: Brian Kelly (6th year)Key Arrivals: DL Jerry...
Via The Sports Quotient
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Preseason Lombardi Award watch list announced

The Lombardi Award watch list was announced on Tuesday, and it includes 144 names. Yes, you read that correctly. Presented by the Rotary Lombardi Award Committee, the award is open to “down linemen, end-to-end, either on offense or defense, who set up no farther than 10 yards to the left or right of the ball, or linebackers who set up no farther than five yards deep from the line...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Early 2016 NFL Draft Big Board

Football fans love the NFL Draft. It’s their teams chance to select a player or players that can help turn the tide of the franchise or put them over the hump and make them a Super Bowl contender. Some are considered great value picks and others are considered terrible reaches. Framing a pick on that spectrum all depends on where individuals and the consensus have that player ranked...
Via EndZoneScore
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Why 2015 might be Brian Kelly's best shot to win title at Notre Dame

Athlon spring previews: Oregon / Florida State / Georgia / USC / Michigan State / TCU / Notre Dame / Ole Miss / California / Arizona State / Clemson / LSU / Penn State / Wisconsin / Texas A&M / Mississippi State / Tennessee / UCLA / Stanford *** Notre Dame has won at least eight games in each of Brian Kelly's five seasons, but the Fighting...
Via Fox Sports
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Irish places three on preseason all-American team

Notre Dame made a big splash on Monday as linebacker Jaylon Smith, safety Max Redfield and offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley were named preseason all-American first-teamers by Phil Steele. Notre Dame’s three first-team selections were the most of any team in the nation. Smith, a rising junior linebacker, was one of three Fighting Irish players to start all 13 games last season and...
Via Fox Sports
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Irish defensive line ready to shine

For much of Notre Dame’s offseason the spotlight has centered on the transfer of Everett Golson, however, lying in the shadows cast by the former quarterback is the fact that the Fighting Irish will bring back a strong defensive line in 2015. The group is highlighted by Sheldon Day, a defensive lineman who racked up 40 tackles as a junior last season and passed on the NFL draft...
Via Fox Sports
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Favorite College Football Win Total Bets

Sketchy-as-all-get-out online gambling site 5Dimes this week made its annual play to get way out in front of the competition in posting win totals for the upcoming college football season. The betting limits are low, the juice is ridiculous and no one who intends to make any money should go anywhere near them. It’s also May, so why not? Below are what I would deem the five best...
Via Bloguin Best
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Favorite College Football Win Total Bets

Sketchy-as-all-get-out online gambling site 5Dimes this week made its annual play to get way out in front of the competition in posting win totals for the upcoming college football season. The betting limits are low, the juice is ridiculous and no one who intends to make any money should go anywhere near them. It’s also May, so why not? Below are what I would deem the five best...
Via The Student Section
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Football: Previewing the defensive line

Recently, and reasonably, all chatter that has surrounded Notre Dame football has been in regards to the offense. Everett Golson’s decision to transfer to Florida State directed the spotlight on Malik Zaire and the rest of the Irish offense, and how the transfer impacted the offense’s potential to be a legitimate threat. Now that most of that dust has settled, and it has been...
Via isportsweb.com
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Where would Notre Dame be picked to finish if it was a football member of the ACC?

Heading into the 2015 season Florida State, Clemson and Georgia Tech are the popular preseason picks to win the ACC crown. But, what if Notre Dame was a full-fledged football member of the ACC? Would the Seminoles, Yellow Jackets and Tigers still be the favorites to take the title? That question was recently examined by Bleacher Report, which came to the conclusion that the Fighting...
Via Fox Sports
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Mailbag: Why the ACC still can't compare to SEC and Pac-12

Editor's note: Send questions for future Mailbags to stewart.mandel@fox.com. *** I've been watching a lot of David Letterman lately in anticipation of his final episode Wednesday night, and I must say, I'm in awe. May we all be so fortunate at 68 to still be trading pleasantries with Julia Roberts and Scarlett Johansson. Or bantering across a desk with the president of the United...
Via Fox Sports
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

CFB AM: Why Notre Dame has no more excuses to use in 2015

The biggest story currently in college football is the impending decision of Notre Dame transfer Everett Golson, as the QB looks for this next place to play (more on that below), but we could say the team he's leaving is more interesting than whichever new program Golson decides to join. There's a lot of excitement around the Fighting Irish as we look ahead to the fall. Just last...
Via Fox Sports
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Football: 2016 NFL Draft Outlook

The 2016 NFL Draft is a year away, with the 2015 NFL Draft yet to take place this week.A down year has seen the progression of Notre Dame slip, and in the process- so has the draft stock of a few former Irish players.This weekend could see the likes of Davaris Daniels, Ben Koyack and Kyle Brindza stamp their legacy's into footballs elite club.5th year transfer Cody Riggs should...
Via Football Nation
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Brian Kelly Shut Down Idea Of Sheldon Day And Jarron Jones Playing QB In Notre Dame’s Spring Game

Notre Dame is one of the various high-profile programs with a major quarterback battle heading into 2015. The incumbent starter Everett Golson had an up-and-down 2014, while sophomore Malik Zaire impressed in limited time, especially in the Music City Bowl win over LSU. Two players who won’t be involved, however? Defensive linemen Sheldon Day and Jarron Jones. The two had been...
Via College Spun
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Avery Sebastian Transfers To Notre Dame, Irish Are Heavily Oversigned

At his National Signing Day presser, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly spoke about some of the rumors of possible 5th year transfers into Notre Dame. Although he didn’t provide any names, almost anyone with a pulse knew he was talking about Cal safety, Avery Sebastian. It never seemed as if it was a question of “if” Sebastian would head to South Bend for his final year of eligibility...
Via Subway Domer
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Notre Dame's 2015 Recruiting Homeruns And Surprises

                                                                  The Irish 2015 recruiting class is nearly set, and Wednesday will provide many with perhaps an expected signing and even a surprise.Overall, the strength of the "SHAMROCK SOLDIERS" is again on defense, but some NSD surprises could elevate the entire...
Via Football Nation
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 10 Recruits Of The Brian Kelly Era

With National Signing Day just around the corner, and the sixth Brian Kelly-signed recruiting class for Notre Dame ready to become official, I thought it would be a good time to take a small look at some of the best signings in the Kelly era. One caveat… This “Top 10″ list is broke down into the top 2 recruits (that produced) from each class. The players will be broke down...
Via Subway Domer
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

How Brian Kelly locked in Notre Dame's biggest recruits of 2015

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...
Via Fox Sports
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Stanley And Day Return In 2015 To Strengthen The Lines

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...
Via Subway Domer
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Defensive Lineman Sheldon Day Will Return To Irish In 2015

After a fairly disappointing 2014 season, Notre Dame should have pretty high expectations heading into next year. The Irish got some good news for its defensive line prospects this afternoon, when it was announced that junior Sheldon Day will return for next season.  BREAKING NEWS: Sheldon Day will remain at Notre Dame for his senior year and not enter the 2015 NFL Draft. #GoIrish...
Via College Spun
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Defensive lineman Day returns to Notre Dame for senior year

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Defensive lineman Sheldon Day announced Saturday he will return to Notre Dame for his senior season rather than enter the NFL draft. Day said in a statement released by the university that he made his decision after talking with his family, friends and Notre Dame coaches. He called the decision difficult, saying: ''I just felt it was in my best interest to...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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