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Irish Watching 2016 Illinois DT


Naquan Jones already has four Big Ten offers, but the 2016 Illinois defensive tackle is hoping for more. Notre Dame is one school that has its eye on the 6-foot-4, 280-pounder from Evanston, Ill., and one member of the Irish staff was at Jones’ game when Evanston beat Maine West 48-7 during Notre Dame’s bye week last month. “My coach ... Read More »

VanGorder NotebookPremium Football


NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Coming into the season many expected the Notre Dame defense to struggle.  The Irish were losing too many starters from the previous season, they were too young and they would need time to adapt to the schemes of new coordinator Brian VanGorder. In just a short period of time, VanGorder and the Notre Dame defense have ... Read More »

Notre Dame Defense Growing Under VanGorderPremium Football


NOTRE DAME, Ind. – When Brian VanGorder was hired as Brian Kelly’s newest Defensive Coordinator at Notre Dame, the assumption was that he would bring a completely different style of play to the Irish defense.  VanGorder has certainly not disappointed, as the Irish have become one of the more aggressive defenses in the country. The results are obvious.  Despite having ... Read More »

Holyfield Talks ND OfferPremium FB Recruiting


Elijah Holyfield already had several offers from major schools by the time the 2016 Georgia running back landed an offer from the Irish earlier this month, but he was still excited about it. “They contacted my coaches and got my transcripts and everything,” the 5-foot-11, 205-pounder from Atlanta said. “I called the coach a little later in the week and ... Read More »

2017 MA CB Heating Up


The recruiting Class of 2017 might be a ways away, but a name for Irish fans to keep an eye would be cornerback Michael Silva out of Milton Academy (Mass.).  The same program that produced 2015 commit Justin Yoon. Silva and Milton Academy are off to a good start in 2014 and he has set some high goals for himself on the ... Read More »

Notre Dame Still Very Much in the Playoff MixPremium Football


When it comes to the national playoffs, Notre Dame still very much controls its own destiny. If Notre Dame wins out the Irish will most likely be one of the final four teams left standing.  Notre Dame has a five game schedule remaining that will give it plenty of chances to make a strong impression on the playoff committee.  To ... Read More »

2016 Ohio DE High On NDPremium FB Recruiting


Notre Dame took advantage of an opportunity to make two strong impressions on Jonathon Cooper in a matter of weeks as the Irish offered the 2016 Ohio defensive end a scholarship in September before hosting him for a visit shortly after. Mike Elston left a scholarship offer for the 6-foot-4, 215-pounder when the Irish defensive line coach visited Gahanna Lincoln ... Read More »

Time to Move On


Brian Kelly has been a head football coach at the collegiate level for 25 years.  During that time he has coached in 289 games.  Kelly’s teams won 214 times, lost 73 other times and tied two others.  That’s a lot of football games. Saturday’s loss to Florida State was not the first time his football team has lost a heartbreaking ... Read More »

Right Reasons Lead Bilal To NDPremium FB Recruiting


Asmar Bilal made the decision to commit to Notre Dame for the right reasons, according to the 2015 Indianapolis linebacker’s head coach. “I spent about a half-hour on the phone with his mom that morning before we finally made the final decision,” Ben Davis High School head coach Mike Kirschner said of Bilal’s commitment to the Irish last Thursday. “I ... Read More »

Power Hour Loaded


Driskell and Frank discuss Florida State and the aftermath.  To listen to Monday’s show please click the link below and then click on the latest broadcast on the Power Hour Blog. LINK Read More »