NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH NEWS

Notre Dame looking to run the ball more with Zaire at QB

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) No. 11 Notre Dame wants to run the ball more this season and the Fighting Irish think they have the big, nasty line to lead the way. Left tackle Ronnie Stanley has been projected as a possible top 10 NFL draft pick, and he is joined by Nick Martin, a second-year captain with 24 career starts. The Irish also have an experienced running back in Tarean Folston...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Can Everett Golson lead Florida State to the 2015 Playoff?

Everett Golson chose to transfer from the Notre Dame Fighting Irish for the 2015 college football season rather than competing with Malik Zaire for the starting job. It was a good choice for Golson, especially since he ended up landing with the Florida State Seminoles. There are high expectations for the graduate transfer with the Seminoles and he has big shoes to fill by following...
Via Campus Sports Net
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

FSU names Everett Golson starting QB for 2015

Monday afternoon, news came down that FSU head football coach Jimbo Fisher would speak to the media following the team’s afternoon practice. It would be the second time Fisher spoke to the press in a matter of hours, and after not saying much about who would be the starting quarterback for Saturday’s opener against Texas State during the first presser, many began to speculate...
Via Gamedayr
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Scouting Notre Dame & BYU

There's an abundance of top 100 talent in South Bend and a host of middle round choices on the Irish roster which has scouts intrigued. Late round picks can be found at BYU though the team does offer legitimate next level prospects. Notes Notre Dame Jaylon Smith looks and plays the part of a top 15 choice. He's an explosive linebacker who displays terrific athleticism on the field...
Via draftinsider.net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame’s 2015 Captains

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
Via Subway Domer
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Notre Dame freshman TE Alizé Jones makes awesome one-handed grab

At 6-foot-5, 240 pounds, Notre Dame freshman tight end Alizé Jones has the makings of a match-up nightmare for opposing defenses. The former four-star recruit out of Bishop Gorman made an excellent one-handed grab during today’s practice that should Notre Dame fans—and quarterback Malik Zaire—very excited. Alizé Jones taking a page out of the Odell Beckham Jr. handbook...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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
4 days 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
5 days 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
5 days 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Defensive End Ishaq Williams’ Appeal Denied By NCAA

Defensive end Ishaq Williams, a former five-star recruit out of Brooklyn, will not play for Notre Dame in 2015. Williams, one of five players who were suspended last summer due to academic misconduct, has had his appeal denied by the NCAA. Brian Kelly made the announcement today: Ishaq Williams’ NCAA appeal has been denied, per Brian Kelly. #NotreDame — Matt Fortuna (@Matt_Fortuna...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Notre Dame RB Greg Bryant lands at Florida JUCO

Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly told reporters suspended running back Greg Bryant would have the option to return to the Fighting Irish after this season, but that does not seem to be Bryant's plan. ASA Miami is a junior college in North Miami Beach, Fla. The Delray Beach, Fla., native was a four-star recruit and among the top 100 players in the country when he committed to...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame RB Greg Bryant looking to play elsewhere

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish were disappointed to hear that Greg Bryant was academically ineligible for the 2015 season, especially as he was expected to be used as a key player for the team. Following that news, Bryant made it clear that he would return to the Irish next season and come back with a vengeance. Bryant doesn’t appear interested in living up to his word anymore...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Notre Dame RB Greg Bryant “Opens” His Recruitment To Play Elsewhere In 2016

Former Notre Dame running back Greg Bryant was declared academically ineligible for the 2015 season earlier this month. In the aftermath of that decision, Bryant reassured Fighting Irish fans that he would remain at ND and “come back with a vengeance” in 2016.  Those plans ultimately changed. Bryant elected to go the junior college route, enrolling at ASA College in Miami. This...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Everett Golson make the right pick with Florida State?

It wasn’t even a thought in Everett Golson’s moment at the time. October 18, 2014. Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Florida. Notre Dame played Florida State on even terms in one of the best games of the college football season. Drama, quality, systematic precision mixed with ruthless aggression — Notre Dame not only avoided a bloodbath on the road; the Irish largely...
Via The Student Section
8 days ago  |  Discuss

What to expect from Showtime's Notre Dame football series

It was announced earlier this month that premium cable channel Showtime will be producing a show by the name of ” A Season With Notre Dame Football.” The series will premiere on September 8th, three days after the Irish open up the 2015 season under the lights against the Texas Longhorns. The general description of the program has been heavily compared to the HBO series, “Hard...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Malik Zaire hype video gets some WWE flair

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are set to head into the 2015 college football season with Malik Zaire as the starting quarterback. There is plenty of excitement about the signal-caller and his ability to lead the team which could be a College Football Playoff contender. In the latest attempt to get people excited about the Zaire-led offense, we got a very unique hype video that combines...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

This Fan-Made WWE-Themed Malik Zaire Hype Video Is Pretty Sweet

In the category of fan-made hype videos, this “#BelieveInZaire” one from Notre Dame fans Her Loyal Sons is unique. Dedicated to Notre Dame’s new starting quarterback, Malik Zaire, this clip features highlights of last season and the 2015 spring game set to the theme from the now-defunct WWE trio “The Shield.” Check it out.  [ FanSided ] 
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame freshman CB out for season after tearing ACL

Notre Dame freshman cornerback Shaun Crawford will miss the entire 2015 season with an injury, the school announced Wednesday night.  Crawford, a four-star recruit in the 2015 class, suffered an ACL tear during Wednesday afternoon’s practice.  The 5-foot-9, 180-pound prospect out of Ohio was ranked a top 15 player at his position in the 2015 class by 247 Sports’ Composite...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame CB KeiVarae Russell fully cleared by NCAA

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are hoping to make a run at the four-team College Football Playoff in 2015 and they appear to have a chance at doing just that on paper. Head coach Brian Kelly seems to think this could be the best team he’s every coached at Notre Dame, and the Fighting Irish received more good news when they learned that star cornerback KeiVarae Russell has been...
Via Campus Sports Net
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Star Cornerback KeiVarae Russell Officially Reinstated By NCAA

After a rollercoaster 2014 season that featured some incredible highs and lows for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, fans are ready for a big 2015 from the team. One key to a jump from the 8-5 2014 record? The return of star cornerback KeiVarae Russell. While there wasn’t supposed to be a lot of drama in his return, Irish fans will be happy to know that he has been officially reinstated...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

How Will Jarron Jones' Injury Affect Notre Dame?

Notre Dame left spring practice with a lot of bodies along the defensive line. Then defensive ends Jhonny Williams and Kolin Hill announced their...
Via Athlon Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Bloguin Top 50: No. 10 — Notre Dame

Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2014 Record: 8-5 (Defeated LSU in Music City Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can Notre Dame Make The Playoffs? This is the only acceptable question in South Bend, no matter the possibilities. Fortunately for head coach Brian Kelly and Notre Dame, they can face this question with more certainty than bravado in 2015. To make the playoffs, a team needs the following...
Via The Student Section
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Offers An Instructive Reminder: Look Away From The Ball

If you have ever officiated football or basketball, you have been taught this basic principle: Look away from the ball — you have to see the action transpiring elsewhere on the playing surface. This need to look away from the ball also applies to team-sport analysis, and in football, that means looking beyond the quarterback position, essential though it is. * Assessing Notre Dame...
Via The Student Section
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Notre Dame LB Kolin Hill transfers to Texas Tech

Notre Dame’s loss is Texas Tech’s gain. Earlier this summer, sophomore linebacker Kolin Hill announced that he would be transferring from Notre Dame after one season in South Bend. This afternoon, Hill announced that he will be heading back to his home state and playing for the Texas Tech Red Raiders. pic.twitter.com/aUicA13nQZ — Kolin Hill (@KolinHill43) August 15, 2015...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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