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Notre Dame Football: 2014 Blue-Gold Game Recap

With the completion of the game Saturday- one thing was made very clear: Greg Bryant will be a player who will see considerable action this season and could very well become the primary focus for the Irish offense.But along with his play Saturday, and the play of Malik Zaire and CJ Prosise - one tid bit overshadowed the actual players on the field and it was the field itself.In...
Via Football Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephon Tuitt Scouting Report

Stephon Tuitt DT Notre Dame #7 Ht: 6’6″ Wt: 304 All of our scouting reports are limited to our premium customers. If you would like access to all of our 2014 scouting reports, click here to sign up. Comments: Tuitt has the tools be elite, but how motivated is he? It was impossible not to notice his weight gain and overall decline in 2013. However, he also had a strong track...
Via DraftAce
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The (synthetic) grass is always greener

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Quarterback Malik Zaire looked good in the first half, defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder's scaled-down unit rebounded in the second, and Notre Dame's football team played its last game on natural grass inside the House that Rockne built.
Via notredame.scout.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame football: Top 3 positional battles to watch

As the Notre Dame football team heads into their spring game this weekend, let’s take a look at the top three positional battles to focus on this weekend. Quarterback After losing starting quarterback Tommy Rees along with Everett Golson returning to practice for the Irish this spring, many people assumed Golson a lock to become the starter. Given the numbers from his freshman...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Anti-Preview: 2014 Blue-Gold Game

The annual Notre Dame spring game has arrived and they might as well just announce that the offensive line is now made up of leprechauns and the running back group is now an angry herd of brother man-bear-pig’s. Seriously, that might have all really happened this year, and I would know for sure if I actually paid attention this spring. Was it the early start? Was it the storylines...
Via Subway Domer
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Football: Blue-Gold Spring Game Preview

Blue-Gold Game Saturday 12:30 Eastern NBCSPWith the end of spring practices, Notre Dame takes to the field as a team for the first time in 2014 for the annual Blue-Gold practice game.The forecast looks promising with sunny skies and a mild 65 degrees for a high.Quarterbacks#5 Everett Golson#8 Malik ZaireThe obvious position to keep an eye on this Saturday will be that of the quarterbacks...
Via Football Nation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Louis Nix Scouting Report

Louis Nix DT Notre Dame #1 Ht: 6’2″ Wt: 331 All of our scouting reports are limited to our premium customers. If you would like access to all of our 2014 scouting reports, click here to sign up. Comments: Nix has obvious immediate value because there are only so many guys with his size capable of playing the game. But he will never be an every-down lineman due to conditioning...
Via DraftAce
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Football: 2014 Players To Watch-Greg Bryant

Everyone knows the story of 'Rudy' and has perhaps seen the movie around 10,000 times to include annual screenings on opening day for the Irish each year since it's release.Well, maybe only a few of us do that.Rudy became a legend for a single play.He was carried off the field afterwords and lifted into heights like Rockne and Montana.All for one play.Currently- one...
Via Football Nation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots host defensive end Stephon Tuitt for pre-draft visit

Defensive end ranks high on the list of Patriots' needs. In order to add some depth at the position, the team is taking a look at draft prospect Stephon Tuitt. The 6-foot-5, 304-pound Tuitt had a dynamite sophomore year — he finished 2012 with 47 tackles and 12 sacks. (The 12 sacks are the second most in a single season in Notre Dame history.) However, he slipped a...
Via Ex Pats
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Football: 2014 Players To Watch-Sheldon Day

2014 looks to be a season for the Irish where new faces will emerge on defense along with a new coach.Every down players like Jaylon Smith are being tweeked to move inside which conjurs up thoughts VanGorder has designs on a 'moving parts' theory for his crop of players this season.One face that remains familiar with Irish faithful and will remain one of the non moving parts...
Via Football Nation
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame DT reportedly visiting Kansas City Chiefs

Notre Dame defensive tackle Kona Schwenke reportedly was in Kansas City Chiefs for a visit, per source. The talented defensive linemen is projected to play as a 5-technique in a 3-4 defense. At the schools Pro Day, Schwenke ran an impressive 4.88 40-yard dash at 285 pounds. Schwenke is athletic and versatile for a big-bodied player that will give him a chance to earn his k...
Via College2Pro.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Second surgery required for Grace

Notre Dame senior linebacker Jarrett Grace had surgery Friday to aid the healing of his fibula, broken in four places last October.
Via notredame.scout.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

QB Malik Zaire believes he will be Notre Dame starter

The Notre Dame football community is very excited about having QB Everett Golson back from suspension this season. After all, he was the man that managed the offense well enough to guide them to the BCS National Title Game two years ago and an undefeated season as the defense carried much of the load. But, don’t slot him right into that starting spot just yet–not if Malik Zaire...
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Spring Football Notes & Commentary

Remember good old Mother Russia? That spirit is alive and well within Notre Dame’s version of the Kremlin, commonly known as “The Gug.” For all of my ranting and preaching against zealous analyzing of spring football… I kind of feel like a crackhead in desperate need of some product. Very little news of note has surfaced, and it’s just… quiet. Can I offer you a few cheeseburgers...
Via Subway Domer
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell embraces aggressive style

A new scheme and new challenges await Notre Dame cornerbacks in 2014. KeiVarae Russell couldn't be happier.
Via notredame.scout.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame loses starting offensive lineman for spring

Notre Dame will be without a couple of players for the rest of the spring practice season. Head coach Brian Kelly confirmed the loss of offensive lineman Christian Lombard and wide receiver Will Mahone have undergone surgeries that will sideline the players for the remainder of spring practices. Both should be available in the fall. A dislocated wrist is the culprit for the two...
Via Pro Sports Daily
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Football: Notre Dame Pro Day

Notre Dame pro day took place yesterday, giving players one last chance to showcase their skills to NFL scouts. Great to have our players, family, alumni, and coaches here to support on#NDProDay pic.twitter.com/bULTvIgz9b — Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) March 20, 2014 16 former Irish players worked out at Loftus Sports Center in an attempt to impress NFL teams. These players...
Via isportsweb.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Irish in need of a big season from Everett Golson

After sitting out the 2013 college football season, Everett Golson is being called upon to make a big impact for the Irish this year. Last May the Irish received a major blow. Their starting quarterback, who led them to an appearance in the national championship game, had been suspended from the university. During his time away from the team, Golson trained with one of the most...
Via isportsweb.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Football: The Return Of Everett Golson

As the Fighting Irish set out to return to the promise land of college football in 2014, the most crucial piece of that puzzle returned in his practice red #5 sparking hints and rumors of what could be.When Golson was out for the season- the Irish clearly became one dimensional.And without a backup for Rees is 2013, the Irish were a bad offense.It was very clear in 2013 the Irish...
Via Football Nation
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Everett Golson Says He Is “More Mature, More Polished” Ahead Of Return

Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson, who was suspended from the university for the fall semester after exercising “poor academic judgment”, is back as a member of the Fighting Irish ahead of spring practice. Monday, during his first press conference since rejoining the squad, Golson explained how the ordeal helped him to become “more mature” and “more polished” as a...
Via College Spun
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Notre Dame tackles inexperience in spring drills

Brian Kelly recognized the irony in the circumstances. “The annual spring practice press conference, and when I got into my car this morning, it was minus-8 degrees,” the Notre Dame coach joked Friday. Notre Dame’s goal is to not be left out in the cold for the first College Football Playoff. To do so, the Irish will have to rebound after going 9-4 in 2013. They’ll take...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Notre Dame coach Kelly: School never 'threatened' Shembo to be silent

Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly said the university never “threatened” linebacker Prince Shembo to be silent after an alleged sexual attack in 2010 against Lizzy Seeberg, a student at neighboring Saint Mary’s College who later committed suicide. Shembo said at the NFL scouting combine last week that the school told him not to speak on the matter. Kelly said Friday it...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Kelly FINALLY talks about Prince Shembo, Lizzy Seeberg case

Notre Dame football Coach Brian Kelly finally speaks publicly about the death of Lizzy Seeberg. The case was never tried in court, but it is once again being heard in the court of public opinion after former Notre Dame football player Prince Shembo admitted that he was the player investigated for sexually assaulting her. Shembo claimed innocence at the NFL Scouting Combine, and...
Via The Sports Bank
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Coping with suspension, WR Daniels seeking return to Notre Dame

DaVaris Daniels wasn't exactly shocked to see those D grades in his statistics and social problems classes. The Notre Dame receiver -- currently an ex-Notre Dame receiver -- was missing 2-3 fall classes per week on average. Daniels already lacked urgency with non-football aspects of his life, he admits, and an injury concoction of plantar fasciitis, turf toe and hip flexor made...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Weight loss could help Louis Nix gain ground in NFL Draft

Notre Dame defensive tackle Louis Nix doesn’t use the adjective slimmer or thinner when he describes his 23-pound weight loss in preparation for the NFL Scouting Combine. The jovial Nix, a former Raines standout, lets his sense of humor take over. The 6-foot-2, 331-pound Nix had reporters laughing during his news conference last weekend at Lucas Oil Stadium. “My stomach doesn’t...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

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