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Recruiting Week In Review


In the world of college football recruiting, there’s a phrase, “Plan B players.”  These are those recruits deemed good enough to play for a given school but behind other players that the school would prefer.  Plan B players typically get offered when Plan A players commit elsewhere.  However, the fact that a player receives a later scholarship offer doesn’t always ... Read More »

Recruit Roundup: 8/28


As the high school season is in full swing, Irish Sports Daily will provide a weekly recap of all the Notre Dame commits in action each weekend. Quarterback 2017 Avery Davis – Cedar Hill (Texas) Lost against Bishop Gorman (Nev.) 44-14. Completed 19 of 33 passes for 169 yards, one touchdown, but tossed two interceptions. Davis also ran nine times ... Read More »

Phil Jurkovec Highlights and Thoughts


Irish Sports Daily was in Cleveland to see 2018 Notre Dame quarterback commit Phil Jurkovec lead his Pine-Richland (Pa.) squad against Ohio powerhouse St. Edward (Ohio). The Rams started fast as the four-star signal caller tossed two touchdown passes on the first two drives. However, a deeper St. Edward squad prevailed in the end 28-27 over Pine-Richland. Final Stats for Jurkovec: ... Read More »

The Bigger Picture: Questions for Everyone Heading into Season


(This a new feature that will be published every Friday all season long looking at where Notre Dame fits in the the national picture) I’m sure most Notre Dame fans have noticed that they are getting a lot of love from several college football analysts heading into the season. Their pre-season ranking might be on the fringe of the top ... Read More »

Notre Dame Commits Schedule: 8/26


Some states started high school football last weekend, but the majority of the nation will kickoff the season on Friday night. Several Notre Dame commits are featured in national games, including 2017 quarterback Avery Davis (Cedar Hill/Texas) will host Bishop Gorman (Nev.) on Saturday night and it will air on ESPN2. Irish Sports Daily will be in Cleveland on Saturday ... Read More »



It’s Friday, which means ISD Intel, our weekly peek behind the scenes of Notre Dame Football and Irish recruiting efforts. With fall camp in the books and captains announced this week, we check in with former Notre Dame linebacker and current Chicago Bear Jarrett Grace to get his thoughts on each captain as a leader, person and player. Also with ... Read More »

Opponent Notes – Anonymous Coaches (Part 2)Premium Football


When you don’t have to put your name beside something, you tend to be a little bit more open with what you’re saying. That’s why whoever came up with the concept of asking coaches about opposing teams and quoting them anonymously for college football previews is a genius. Most of the coach speak is thrown out the window. It’s replaced ... Read More »

“It’s a complete honor” – James Onwualu


Earlier this week, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly let James Onwualu, Isaac Rochell, Mike McGilinchey and Torii Hunter Jr. know they would be captains of the 2016 team. Onwualu, a senior linebacker, was completely shocked at the decision, but is more than ready to assume the role. “It’s hard to explain because for a person like me, who absolutely ... Read More »

Torii Hunter Jr. Takes On Captain Role


NOTRE DAME, Ind. – “Surprised.” That’s the adjective that Notre Dame wide receiver Torii Hunter Jr. repeatedly used to describe his emotions on being selected as one of the four captains of the football team. Perhaps his shock comes from his lack of starts or experience compared to his fellow captains: Mike McGlinchey, James Onwualu, and Isaac Rochell. Brian Kelly ... Read More »

Rochell Embraces Role as Captain


Senior Isaac Rochell being named captain might not have been a surprise to those who follow Notre Dame closely, but it clearly matters to the 6-foot-3, 290-pounder and his family. Rochell was named a captain a few days ago and was able to share the news with his mother and father. “Just in my life of things I have accomplished, ... Read More »