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Abernathy Grabs ND OfferPremium FB Recruiting


It may not have been a huge surprise, but Micah Abernathy was still excited to learn he was being offered a scholarship to Notre Dame by Irish assistant Scott Booker last week. “I was talking with Coach Booker and he delivered the good news,” the 2015 Georgia defensive back said. “It was pretty casual, pretty cool.” The 6-foot-1, 187-pounder from ... Read More »

Chalk Talk: Blue-Gold Game – DefensePremium Football


The second ‘Chalk Talk’ from last weekend’s Blue-Gold Game takes a look at the Irish defense and how they performed in their first real test under Brian VanGorder’s direction. I chose a couple of plays that were good examples of how the defense is aligning (or misaligning) under VanGorder. I also highlighted how important man coverage is going to be ... Read More »

Cali Corner Talks ND OfferPremium FB Recruiting


Ykili Ross has been one of the hottest prospects on the West Coast over the last couple months. In the last two weeks alone, the 2015 California cornerback has picked up offers from Washington, Notre Dame and USC to go with offers the previous month from Oklahoma, Colorado and Oregon State. Toward the end of February, he picked up offers ... Read More »

Tennessee CB Talks ND OfferPremium FB Recruiting


Notre Dame’s search for cornerbacks in the Class of 2015 brought the Irish to Tennessee late last month as they extended an offer to Cameron Ordway. “I talked with some of the coaches on the defensive staff,” the 6-foot, 174-pounder from Giles County High School in Pulaski, Tenn., said. “They said they loved my film; want to build more of ... Read More »

Wish List: 2015Premium FB Recruiting


With each recruiting season comes the wish list.   I think a lot of football fans and recruiting junkies go through this process every year.  You make your wish list as to how to fix your favorite football team.  Some wishes regard the team itself.  Some focus on the future. For today’s purpose, I’m focusing on the future—recruiting—specifically 2015 recruiting. My ... Read More »

Chalk Talk: Blue-Gold Game – OffensePremium Football


I have to admit it feels pretty good getting back into the ‘Chalk Talk’ groove, albeit only for one game. I tried to cover every position and not just the quarterbacks or offensive line. The running backs and wide receivers got some love, while pass protection was a focus as well. Enjoy!   Read More »

Guyton Gets Peek At FuturePremium FB Recruiting


Jalen Guyton enjoyed his first trip to Notre Dame so much that he committed to the Irish a week later. The 2015 Texas wide receiver returned to South Bend this past weekend for the Blue-Gold Game and brought his mother and sisters with him. “They like it more than I do,” Guyton said of his family. “They were really excited ... Read More »

Newsome Still Set To See NDPremium FB Recruiting


Ryan Newsome cancelled a visit to Notre Dame for the Irish’s spring game this past weekend, but that development is actually a positive sign of the 2015 Texas wide receiver’s interest in Notre Dame. Newsome was planning to make the trip with his friend, fellow Texas wideout and Notre Dame commit Jalen Guyton, but given his serious consideration of the ... Read More »

Spring Game Thoughts: DefensePremium Football


While the offense got off to a fast start in last Saturday’s Blue-Gold game, the Notre Dame defense quickly gathered themselves and played a solid second half.  What did we learn about the defense from Saturday’s scrimmage? During spring practice, we were able to watch a number of scrimmage sessions with the Irish offense and defense going head-to head, 11-on-11, ... Read More »

Blue-Gold Game Analysis: DefensePremium Football


Regardless of how watered down the Irish defense may or may not have been for Notre Dame’s spring game, it’s clear that bringing pressure in the direction of the quarterback is a priority for new defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder. It’s also clear that the secondary will play just as big a role in the new system as the front seven if that ... Read More »