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Photo: Notre Dame Starting QB Candidate Malik Zaire Took A Selfie With A Few Of His Offensive Linemen

Redshirt sophomore Notre Dame QB Malik Zaire burst onto the scene at the end of last season, and performed well in the Irish’s Music City Bowl win over LSU. Zaire will be competing with veteran Everett Golson to be the starting quarterback for Notre Dame last year, so what better way to prepare to win the job than to bond with some of the guys who might be blocking for you? Zaire...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame’s Malik Zaire Thinks Coaches, Like Players, Should Have To Sit Out A Year If They Switch Schools

College football players, unless they’ve already graduated, are not allowed to transfer to another program without sitting out for a full year. College football coaches, however, are given free reign to switch jobs at any time. This fact apparently doesn’t sit well with Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire. Zaire, who is clearly referencing all of the moves that the Irish have...
Via College Spun
16 days ago  |  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
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Linebacker Kendall Moore “Humbled And Blessed” To Have Notre Dame Helmet Back On For All-Star Game

Former Notre Dame linebacker Kendall Moore missed his final season with the Fighting Irish as one of the five players caught up in the academic scandal that hit the program before the 2014 campaign began. Moore graduated in May, and is attempting to continue his football career. Moore is taking part in the College Gridiron Showcase in Arlington, TX, this weekend, and is very excited...
Via College Spun
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Notre Dame TE Ben Koyack Makes Nice Touchdown Catch in Senior Bowl

When you are not utilized much on your team getting a chance to play in another game is a great thing for college players. For most of his four years at Notre Dame tight end Ben Koyack was an after thought in the offensive scheme of things. During his first three season he had just 14 receptions for 215 yards and three touchdowns. He factored in to things a little more this past...
Via FatManWriting
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN suing Notre Dame over public records request

College football is a billion dollar business that leads ESPN into very close relationship with nearly every fiber of the sport.  The network is intimate business partners with the most powerful entities in college football from the playoff itself, to the rest of the bowl games, to all the conferences they enter into rights deals with and even individual teams.  Those business...
Via Awful Announcing
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Notre Dame football flips #1 TE in the nation

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish football squad just boosted their 2015 recruiting class with a big splash. The number 1 tight end in the nation Alize Jones had previously verbally committed to UCLA in November 2013, but on Thursday officially announced that he was changing his commit from UCLA to Notre Dame. https://twitter.com/AlizeJones8/status/555808037080809472 Jones stands at...
Via isportsweb.com
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

DaVaris Daniels Declares For NFL Draft

One of the questions that has surrounded the 2015 Notre Dame Football team, was if DaVaris Daniels was going to be a part of the team. Daniels answered that with his entry into the NFL Draft. According to the NFL, Notre Dame receiver DaVaris Daniels has declared for the NFL Draft. https://t.co/eoC5rABW7S — Irish Illustrated (@PeteSampson_) January 19, 2015
Via Subway Domer
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

KeiVarae Russell Working To Get Back To Notre Dame

KeiVarae Russell is obviously taking his life very seriously right now as he is busting his ass to be back at Notre Dame in June.
Via Subway Domer
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Nyles Morgan Named Freshman All-American

The Football Writers Association of America named Notre Dame freshman linebacker, Nyles Morgan, to its annual Freshman All-American team. Here is the 2014 FWAA Freshman All-America Team, our 14th annual http://t.co/dTGRnsIJqb — FWAA (@TheFWAA) January 14, 2015 Morgan tallied up 47 tackles with 3.5 TFL on special teams and as Joe Schmidt’s replacement after Schmidt went down...
Via Subway Domer
January 14, 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 football: Why Malik Zaire is the answer

The college football season is officially over and the Ohio State Buckeyes are the new champions. After a promising start to the season, Notre Dame football completely unraveled after a loss to the Florida State Seminoles who lost in the College Football Playoffs to the Oregon Ducks. After losing to Florida State on a controversial touchdown that wasn’t, one can only imagine what...
Via isportsweb.com
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

24 schools expressed interest in Everett Golson

Thus far, Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson has not officially expressed interest in transferring to another school for his final collegiate season, but if he should, he’s reportedly going to have a number of options. ESPN’s Brett McMurphy is reporting Monday morning that 24 different programs have expressed interest in Golson. Six of them are from the SEC. 24 schools...
Via College Spun
January 12, 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

Brian Kelly: Irish's 'Pot of Gold' recruiting campaign is back

Last year, Notre Dame scored big with its recruits by launching what it called its “Pot Of Gold” campaign. The school sent 477 different letters – one to signify each former player who’d been drafted into the NFL – to a number of top recruits. Some of the letters were even dipped in 24-carat gold powder – the same gold that ND uses on its helmets. In the end, Notre Dame...
Via College Spun
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Brian Kelly Says He Expects Everett Golson To Be Back At Notre Dame, Competing For Starting QB Job

Everett Golson has been rumored to be considering a transfer from Notre Dame. Earlier this week, a report claimed the Fighting Irish quarterback was interested in leaving South Bend, Ind., for Baton Rouge, La.  The 6-foot-1, 200-pound quarterback seemed to shoot down that report with a tweet.  Thursday afternoon, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly, making the media rounds on ESPN in...
Via College Spun
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Everett Golson’s QB coach: LSU transfer rumors are not true

Everett Golson is scheduled to graduate from Notre Dame in May, but he has one year of eligibility remaining. If he chooses to remain with the Irish for another season, he’ll likely find himself behind sophomore Malik Zaire on the depth chart. Will that inspire him to transfer? On Monday, a report surfaced claiming Golson...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Everett Golson seemingly denies LSU transfer rumor

Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson started out hot in 2014 before falling behind sophomore Malik Zaire on the depth chart. Golson is set to graduate from Notre Dame in May, but could his college career continue next spring? According to Jim Kleinpeter of The Times-Picayune, Golson has reached out to LSU about transferring for his...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Everett Golson considering transfer to LSU

Twitter/@NDonNBC Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson helped the Fighting Irish top the SEC’s LSU Tigers in last week’s Music City Bowl. As it turns out, LSU fans may have caught a glimpse at its next quarterback in the bowl loss. According to NOLA.com’s Jim Kleinpeter, Golson has reached out to LSU about transferring for his final season. Of course, because of Golson’s...
Via College Spun
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

3 Things To Take From Notre Dame’s Music City Bowl Win

There is no doubt that Notre Dame’s 31-28 victory over LSU in the Music City Bowl was a huge win for this team and this program. The biggest question is just how much this game will help Notre Dame moving forward into 2015. Here are three things we can take away from the game to help answer that question… Brian Kelly Can Coach Despite a lot of fans calling for Brian Kelly...
Via Subway Domer
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Notre Dame QB Malik Zaire Clears the Way (sort of) For Tarean Folston With Block on LSU Defender

When Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly announced that Malik Zaire was getting the nod at quarterback for the Fighting Irish against LSU in the Music City Bowl it did not come as a big surprise. Everett Golson had struggled over the last few regular season games and many had wanted him pulled sooner.So--how did Malik do? Along with selling out on this block and helping Tarean Foster...
Via FatManWriting
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Kelly Announced Malik Zaire As The Starting QB vs. LSU In Music City Bowl

A few months ago, Notre Dame held up quarterback Everett Golson as a Heisman hopeful. Today, he lost his starting quarterback job to sophomore Malik Zaire ahead of tomorrow’s Music City Bowl against LSU. Brian Kelly announced the switch during today’s press conference. Brian Kelly says Malik Zaire will start against LSU. Both will play. — Andrew Owens (@BGI_AndrewOwens) December...
Via College Spun
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Kelly: Justin Brent gets 'distracted,' is in my doghouse

The highlight of Justin Brent’s freshman season at Notre Dame, arguably, came during the Fighting Irish’s bye week.  In late October, Brent, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound wideout, was seen at a New York Knicks’ game with now-retired adult film star Lisa Ann. Brent has later been photographed with model Elke the Stallion. Brent has no catches on the season and has played sparingly...
Via College Spun
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Kelly Wants To Play Everett Golson And Malik Zaire In Bowl vs. LSU, Won’t Rule Out 2-QB System In 2015

After nearly knocking off Florida State midway through the season, Notre Dame’s 2014 did not wind up going as planned. The Fighting Irish finished 7-5, and will play LSU in the Music City Bowl in Nashville. One of Notre Dame’s main issues were the turnovers of Everett Golson. The Irish quarterback threw 14 interceptions and lost eight fumbles in 12 games this season. Head coach...
Via College Spun
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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