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2018 MI ATH Has ND Interest

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Jaylan Franklin is certainly a name to pay attention to in the Class of 2018. The Michigan athlete, who could play wide receiver or linebacker, already has five early offers and is receiving attention from several major programs as well. Notre Dame has shown some preliminary interest in the 6-foot-4, 199-pounder from Carlson High School in Gibraltar, Mich. “They came ... Read More »

Holmes Even More Excited For ND After OfficialPremium FB Recruiting

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CJ Holmes tried to absorb as much as he could during his official visit to Notre Dame earlier this month, but the 2017 Irish running back commit knew it would be difficult. “Overall, I remember just appreciating everything that happened throughout my visit,” said Holmes, who was in town for the Irish’s opener against Nevada. “I loved it. I had ... Read More »

Onwualu Turning the Page

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The 2016 football season has not gone the way senior captain James Onwualu envisioned. The 6-foot-1, 232-pounder had dreams of making a run at the College Football Playoffs and ending his collegiate career leaving the Irish with positive momentum for future. Four weeks into the season, Onwualu is now adjusting to seeing his defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder fired and having Greg ... Read More »

ISD Video: Players and Syracuse

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The Notre Dame team is experiencing a great deal of change this week. Post practice Nyles Morgan, Drue Tranquill, and Tyler Newsome discussed Kelly getting more involved with the defense, the energy and passion of Coach Hudson, and improving the game of the special teams. Read More »

In the Film Room: Jacob PhillipsPremium FB Recruiting

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Notre Dame’s class sure looks full at linebacker, but when you’re playing defense like they are, adding another good one can’t hurt. In a lot of ways Jacob Phillips (Tennessee) is similar to a player that is already committed for 2017. Him and David Adams both project to be Mike linebackers at the next level and only one Mike can ... Read More »

Kizer Adopts A ‘Play Free’ Mindset

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NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Following Notre Dame’s unanticipated 38-35 loss last week to Duke, Coach Kelly spoke of the substandard performance of the team. Among those Kelly described as substandard was DeShone Kizer, who just recently won the starting quarterback job after the first game. “His standard of play is not where we want it to be for him,” Kelly ... Read More »

Sanders Focused on Building Brotherhood

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Heading into the 2016 season, Notre Dame needed a spark plug on offense to rise up. Sophomore CJ Sanders was one of those players that needed to take the next step and the 5-foot-8, 185-pounder has produced through four games. Sanders has totaled 215 receiving yards on 13 receptions and two touchdowns, but his impact is also felt in the ... Read More »

Coach SpeakPremium Football

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Written by Mike Carmada The most anticipated Brian Kelly press conference in years certainly did not disappoint. On the heels of a borderline-historic home loss to Duke, Irish fans have been frothing at the mouth and demanding that heads roll. Brian VanGorder was the first casualty in an effort by Brian Kelly to appease the masses, and now the head ... Read More »

Recruiting Week In Review

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Despite the slow start by the Notre Dame football team, recruiting must go on.  In fact, the early season difficulties make it even more clear how essential a strong recruiting class is if the Irish are to rebound in the future.  While the Notre Dame offense has been productive, if not always consistent, the defense has been troublesome at best.  ... Read More »

The Back Corner Fade

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You ever get that awkward feeling on a Monday that you’re actually happy to be back at work after a weekend that couldn’t end soon enough? I don’t know about you, but I sure as hell had that feeling when the alarm chimed this Monday. It’s been said many times that watching sports are an escape from our normal day ... Read More »