Notre Dame football: Kiper analyzes NFL Draft prospects

Every offseason in South Bend brings a few NFL Draft early entry decisions to be made. This year was especially busy with the Notre Dame football program, as Ronnie Stanley and Sheldon Day had big decisions to make. ESPN Draft guru Mel Kiper Jr did a draft conference call with the media and I asked him about the Notre Dame football players who stayed in school. Having Stanley...
Via The Sports Bank
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame NFL Draft decisions evaluated by Mel Kiper Jr

Every offseason in South Bend brings a few NFL Draft early entry decisions to be made. This year was especially busy, with Ronnie Stanley and Sheldon Day. ESPN Draft guru Mel Kiper Jr did a draft conference call with the media and I asked him about the Notre Dame linemen who decided to return to school. Having Stanley and Day back makes Notre Dame a top 15 team in 2015 probably...
Via The Sports Bank
6 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ronnie Stanley’s return makes Notre Dame a top 15 team next year

Notre Dame football fans already have their eyes on next season as they progress towards the fall riding the momentum of a thrilling Music City Bowl upset of #22 LSU.  Now that OT Ronnie Stanley has officially decided to return, along with the team’s best DL, Sheldon Day, it’s safe to say the Irish will be ranked in the top 15 of next year’s preseason polls. For the 14th...
Via The Sports Bank
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame NFL Draft updates: Ronnie Stanley, Sheldon Day

It was reported, first by Irish Illustrated, that Ronnie Stanley and Sheldon Day had a meeting with Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly on Wednesday. The topic? Well, you already know the topic: NFL Draft early entry. Stanley still has not made a decision;  the deadline is Thursday. Sheldon Day made it official that he’s returning to South Bend today; issuing a statement through...
Via The Sports Bank
17 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: Music City Bowl Scouting Preview – LSU vs. Notre Dame

In one of the more talent-filled bowl games before New Years Even, the Music City Bowl features two of the better programs in the country, LSU and Notre Dame, coming off less-than-ideal seasons for the type of coaches and talent they possess. Still, this game features two of the best offensive linemen in the country, a test for both of those blockers with plus-pass rushers to watch...
Via Optimum Scouting
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame-LSU Music City Bowl:5 Things To Know

                                              With 2 storied programs set to play on Tuesday, their history has rivaled most marquee matches.Both can boast of titles and NFL players.And both have coaches rumored to move on to other programs.During the time Michigan has sought Brady Hokes replacement, LSU coach Les Miles again surfaced...
Via Football Nation
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame football Bowl game nuggets, tidbits

The Notre Dame football community has a bowl game to get geared up for. In just over 24 hours or so the Music City Bowl versus LSU will kick off. There’s story lines galore, as we profiled in our previewish-kind of thinggee which we published yesterday. Also, there’s a lot of “first day guys” in the 2015 NFL Draft and 2016 NFL Draft, as profiled here. That said, let’s...
Via The Sports Bank
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Injured Notre Dame DT Sheldon Day says he's '85 percent' | Video

Notre Dame defensive tackle Sheldon Day talks to media about playing in the Music City Bowl.
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
December 27, 2014

Notre Dame-USC Preview: College Football's Premier Rivalry

                                       -Notre Dame currently leads the series 45-35-5-The series started in 1926-USC is favored by 7-Vegas has set the over and under at 62.5-The Irish have won 3 of the last 4-The average margin of victory has been less then 10 points13' - Irish 14 USC 1012'-  Irish  22 USC 1311'-  Irish 17 USC 3110'-  Irish...
Via Football Nation
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

In Notre Dame-USC rivalry, tradition is motivation

LOS ANGELES (AP) When Notre Dame and Southern California take the Coliseum field on a postcard-perfect Saturday afternoon, every disappointment and defeat during their difficult seasons won't mean much for a few hours. Steve Sarkisian and Brian Kelly agree that the Trojans' historic intersectional rivalry with the Irish transcends geography and stands apart from every other week...
Via AP on Fox
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

USC's young O-line gaining valuable experience

LOS ANGELES (AP) Southern California offensive line coach Tim Drevno refers to his freshmen as ''rookies.'' After a dismal performance against rival UCLA, Drevno needs them to play like veterans against Notre Dame. ''We got a job to do up front,'' Drevno said. ''We got to get guys blocked. We got to get the quarterback protected. We got to score touchdowns, and that's on us.'' The...
Via AP on Fox
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Week 14 picks: Texas upsets No. 5 TCU, Bama rolls, Ohio State crushes, more

Editor's note: Every Thursday during the season, Bruce Feldman and Stewart Mandel will present their picks for the week. Below are Week 14's selections (all times ET). Enjoy. *** No. 5 TCU (-6.5) at TEXAS (Thursday, 7:30, FOX Sports 1) Mandel: This could be a tricky spot for the Frogs, as Texas’ defense has played extremely well the second half of the season. I could see Trevone...
Via Fox Sports
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Jones, Day, Tranquill out for Notre Dame vs. USC

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says starting defensive lineman Jarron Jones and safety Drue Tranquill have suffered season-ending injuries and defensive lineman Sheldon Day also will be out Saturday against Southern California. Kelly says Jones is out with a torn ligament in his foot while Tranquill is out with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee. Jones...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Notre Dame's collapse continues after 6-0 start

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Notre Dame is a loss to rival Southern California away from one of the worst collapses in the program's history. Coach Brian Kelly said Sunday the biggest concern for Notre Dame (7-4) this week won't be the rivalry with Trojans (7-4), who are coming off a disappointing 38-20 loss to UCLA, but on finding a way to win. ''Finishing the season with a victory is...
Via AP on Fox
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The Anti-Preview: Notre Dame VS Louisville

Crawling out of the darkness and into the light, the Anti-Preview is a reflection of the 2014 Notre Dame Football season. The Irish had a chance to make this season fairly respectable last week, but the overtime loss to Northwestern killed that dream. I’m fairly positive that a 10-2 Irish team would have been able to get back into the top 10 and then land a New Years Six bowl game...
Via Subway Domer
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Irish look to end turnover problems vs Louisville

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Louisville probably isn't the best opponent for Notre Dame to face trying to end its turnover troubles. The Cardinals (7-3) lead the nation with 22 interceptions, and safety Gerod Holliman is one shy of the NCAA records with 13 picks. That's a major concern for the Fighting Irish (7-3), who simply can't hang on to the ball and have lost three of their last...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Week 13 picks: Arkansas upsets No. 10 Ole Miss, FSU dominates & more

Editor's note: Every Thursday during the season, Bruce Feldman and Stewart Mandel will present their picks for the week. Below are Week 13's selections (all times ET). Enjoy. *** No. 12 KANSAS STATE (+2) at WEST VIRGINIA (Thursday, 7 p.m., FS1) Mandel: Morgantown on a Thursday night is not an ideal place for visitors, even ones ranked as highly as K-State. We’ll find out who made...
Via Fox Sports
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Irish Insights: Bowl Possibilities, Recruiting, Game Day

 Irish Bowl Options For 2014If No. 1 Florida State of the ACC isn’t in the College Football Playoff - Notre Dame is eligible for any ACC bowl tie-in as long as it’s within one game of the team eligible for the slot. 1. Orange Bowl vs. SEC, Big Ten or Notre Dame 2. Russell Athletic Bowl vs. Big 12 No. 3 3. Capital One Bowl vs. SEC (ACC in vs. SEC if the Orange Bowl takes...
Via Football Nation
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Notre Dame defensive lineman Day out with knee

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Notre Dame's struggling defense lost lineman Sheldon Day for Saturday's game against Louisville with a sprained medial collateral ligament. Day is a team captain and is sixth on the team with 38 tackles and leads the team with 7.5 tackles for loss. It's unlikely he'll be able to play against USC. Kelly says backup defensive lineman Daniel Cage also is out for...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Trying Time At Notre Dame: What Went Wrong In 2014

Notre Dame football has long been the target of over zealous pundits, opposing fan bases and even it's own fans to some degree.Notre Dame's harshist critics reside within the city's very own fishwrap.As if it isn't enough for the Irish to lose to such an inferior team, speculation has surfaced with a possible coaching move already.Say what?South Bend Tribune's Al Lesar, a writer...
Via Football Nation
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Now unranked Notre Dame allowing points in bunches

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Be it a defense that's beaten down or an offense that's giving up easy scores, Notre Dame is permitting points at historically bad levels. A week after allowing 55 points against Arizona State, with two touchdowns coming off interceptions thrown by Everett Golson, the Irish surrendered 43 to a Northwestern a squad that had been held to two TDs in the previous...
Via AP on Fox
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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