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Notre Dame’s Players Have Shiny Gold Under Armour Cleats For Pro Day

While Florida State’s Pro Day seems to be getting all of the attention Tuesday, the Seminoles aren’t the only school hosting such an event. Notre Dame’s players will be working out for scouts as well, and apparently, they’ll be doing so in style. The school’s equipment manager, Ryan Grooms, tweeted out a photo of shiny gold new Under Armour Speedforms that the athletes...
Via College Spun
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Zaire wants Notre Dame's starting quarterback spot

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Quarterback Malik Zaire talked about how much talent Notre Dame has returning and quickly rattled off the name of just about every first- and second-team player on the roster except one: last year's starting quarterback Everett Golson. Zaire said the omission had nothing to do with the battle for the starting quarterback position. ''I'm not really competing...
Via AP on Fox
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Michigan A Possible Landing Spot For Notre Dame’s Matt Hegarty

Michigan officially has gotten one grad-transfer in the from Stanford DB Wayne Lyons. Two other grad-transfers, Iowa QB Jake Rudock and Notre Dame C Matt Hegarty, could be also be joining next year’s team. According to Scout.com’s Sam Webb, N.D. is allowing Michigan to go after Hegarty ($). This is no guarantee Hegarty is coming to Michigan. Hegarty, who […] The post Report...
Via Diehardsport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Malik Zaire On Notre Dame QB Competition: “”There’s Only One Jack Sparrow To Lead The Ship”

One of the major story lines of Notre Dame football’s off-season is the ongoing quarterback competition between Malik Zaire and Everett Golson. The two players split time at the position at the end of last season, and Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly said he would be willing to do the same this year as well if needed. Today, Zaire was asked about the possibility of working...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Hegarty Transferring from Notre Dame, Eyes FSU, Arizona

Matt Hegarty is transferring from Notre Dame, and he's reportedly eyeing FSU, Arizona.
Via Gamedayr
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Evander Holyfield, son attend Notre Dame Junior Day

Notre Dame held its first Junior Day of 2015 on Saturday. Dozens of the top recruits in the 2016 class made their way to South Bend, Ind., to check out the Fighting Irish’s facilities and meet with coaches.  One recruit who made the trip has a pretty famous father, whom he brought with him.  Elijah Holyfield, a four-star running back out of Atlanta, is the son of former five...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Football: Secret Weapon Justin Yoon

5 foot and eleven inches tall.185 pounds.Decent measurables for a middleweight prize fighter.But translated to college football, those numbers don't exactly strike fear into opposing players or coaches.Unless of course your a weapon as worthy as a 5 star elite runningback that can outrun defenses, or a linebacker delivering bonecrushing hits at the line of scrimmage.Meet the stealth...
Via Football Nation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Football: Irish Kickoff The 2015 Season

Notre Dame football returns with alot of optimism, player additions that hope to strengthen a deep roster, and new coaches from a storied past.Wednesday is the first official practice day of the alotted 15 days.And right out of the gate, position changes and adjustments took center stage. Adding Depth To The BackfieldIn 2014, Tarean Folston cemented himself as the future go-to back...
Via Football Nation
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Alum Louis Nix Trolled UNC Alum Eric Ebron After Irish’s ACC Tournament Title

There were a number of interesting Twitter conversations between former student-athletes during last night’s ACC Tournament title game, but none was more entertaining than the one between former Notre Dame defensive tackle Louis Nix and former North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron. Nix clearly had the last laugh, since his Fighting Irish prevailed to win their first conference tournament...
Via College Spun
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Alum Louis Nix Clearly Thought Irish Were Getting Jobbed By The Refs vs. Duke

Notre Dame held off Duke tonight in the ACC semifinals, but Irish fans aren’t all smiles Friday night. Many believe that Notre Dame was on the wrong end of a number of controversial calls by the referees in the game’s final minutes. Former school football star Louis Nix is among them, and after seeing a call go against Duke center Jahlil Okafor, he posted a meme that basically...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Notre Dame’s KeiVarae Russell Runs A 4.34 40-Yard Dash In Training

Notre Dame cornerback KeiVarae Russell was one of five Irish football players to miss the season due to academic issues, but he promises to return better than ever in 2015. Russell has been posting workout videos on Instagram fairly regularly since the fall. Yesterday, Russell’s trainer Anthony Watkins posted a video of the cornerback running two 40-yard dashes—one 4.34, and...
Via College Spun
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Malik Zaire Tweets About Upcoming QB Battle With Everett Golson?

Notre Dame entered last season with high hopes only to  have to settle with beating LSU in the Music City Bowl. Part of the problem the team had, but not the only, was quarterback play which has led many to call for the Malik Zaire Era to begin and the  Everett Golson one to end. As far as we know right now Zaire and Golson will be battling it out for the right to be named the...
Via FatManWriting
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame’s Malik Zaire Drops Cryptic Tweet About Upcoming QB Battle

Notre Dame will have a quarterback competition this off-season between redshirt sophomore Malik Zaire and incumbent Everett Golson. Both players played well in the program’s Music City Bowl win over LSU, and each candidate brings a different skill set to the table.  In order to play a high-profile position such as quarterback at Notre Dame, one needs to have an abundance of self...
Via College Spun
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston College RB Jonathan Hilliman Wants Notre Dame OL Matt Hegarty To Transfer To BC

An ESPN.com report emerged today revealing that Notre Dame offensive lineman Matt Hegarty is transferring for his final collegiate season. Hegarty had plenty of experience for the Fighting Irish, including 11 starts in 2014, and he’ll be a welcome addition for whichever program he moves on to. If Boston College starting running back Jonathan Hilliman has his wish, Hegarty will...
Via College Spun
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Notre Dame Starting OL Matt Hegarty Will Play Elsewhere in 2015

Notre Dame offensive lineman Matt Hegarty, who started 11 of 13 games at center and guard last season, will transfer for his final collegiate season, according to ESPN.com. Hegarty is expected to graduate in May and will be eligible to play immediately at his new destination next season.  Hegarty is a pretty amazing story. He recovered from a stroke suffered in 2012 to become a...
Via College Spun
26 days ago  |  Discuss

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
February 19, 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 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
February 12, 2015  |  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

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
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