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Boykin rallies Notre Dame to Citrus Bowl win over LSU

Notre Dame receiver Miles Boykin lived up to Brian Kelly's expectations.<p>The Fighting Irish's head coach told the junior during a practice leading up …

Notre Dame defense readies for Navy after 33-point blowout loss

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame’s turnaround season took a detour last week. The ninth-ranked Fighting Irish have no time to wallow in misery, either, …

College Sports

Notre Dame Football: An Apology To Brian Kelly

Brian Kelly made the biggest and most difficult change - he changed himself.I’m sorry, Brian Kelly — I really am.Do some of you feel better now? I …

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No. 9 Notre Dame wears down No. 14 N.C. State behind Adams, Love

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — There was plenty of Love in the air and on the ground as No. 9 Notre Dame continued its comeback season with a convincing 35-14 …

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Notre Dame Isn’t In Control Of Its Playoff Destiny

<i>Each week</i> <i>in this space</i><i>, we examine all the things a certain contending team needs to have happen in order for it to make the</i> <i>College Football Playoff</i><i>.</i> …

How Josh Adams and Notre Dame’s new smashmouth run game are leading the way for the Irish

This overhauled offense is built around the ground.<p>Notre Dame has always been a pretty strong running team under Brian Kelly. Since he took over in 2010, the Irish ranked as a top-10 rushing unit by S&P+ on three occasions, with their worst output (2016) still coming in at 36th. Their use of tight …

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Notre Dame at the midpoint: Improvement evident in several key areas

A year ago, the situation at Notre Dame was so dire that coach Brian Kelly received a vote of confidence from athletic director Jack Swarbrick the week of the team's open date.<p>Any discussion of a hot seat has disappeared at this season's break in the schedule. Instead, the No. 16 Irish (5-1) have …

Analysis: Taking stock of Notre Dame football at midseason

SOUTH BEND — In the comprehensive stream of philosophical and tactical reboots Brian Kelly made this past offseason, one aspect that didn’t need to …

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Notebook: Kelly optimistic Wimbush will play for Notre Dame, but will he start?

SOUTH BEND — The most definitive statement Brian Kelly offered Thursday about his evolving quarterback situation for Saturday is that senior …

College Football

Mike McGlinchey Believes In Book

Notre Dame will head on the road for the third time this fall, but the focus has been on starting quarterback Brandon Wimbush and the boot/crutches …

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Miami (Ohio) coach Chuck Martin primed for reunion with Brian Kelly, Notre Dame

Chuck Martin has loved Notre Dame every day for more than 49 years.<p>The streak ends — or at least, gets suspended — for a few hours on Saturday.<p>It …

ACC roundup: Notre Dame pulls away from Boston College

<b>CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. —</b> Brandon Wimbush ran for four touchdowns and 207 yards — a record for a Notre Dame quarterback — and Josh Adams had 229 rushing …

Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly Has a Personnel Problem

Football is a hard game. I played in high school and in junior college. I know what its like to lose or win a game for no good reason at all. Brian …

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Carter, Bellamy were difference-makers in win over Notre Dame

Lorenzo Carter came untouched, unaccounted and unnoticed off the line of scrimmage.<p>For whatever reason, Notre Dame's offensive line allowed Carter to …

How hot is Brian Kelly's seat at Notre Dame after Georgia loss?

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Brian Kelly couldn’t complete an Academy Award-worthy acting job. He couldn’t quite finish the con.<p>After his Notre Dame team found …

Analysis: Finding the fixable amidst the Notre Dame football despair

SOUTH BEND — The overwhelming sentiment from the tar-and-feather crowd late Saturday night and into Sunday predictably was the inclination to send …

How realignment knocked Notre Dame off its pedestal

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- It has been 29 years since Notre Dame won a national championship. It has been 28 years since Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany …

Notre Dame OL

The first two offensive lines that Georgia will face this season operate on polarizing extremes.<p>In its season opener, the Bulldogs were able to take …

New Notre Dame coaches not changing style now that games are here

<b>SOUTH BEND, Ind.</b> — With the Notre Dame football season finally here, you would expect some changes from the players and the coaches.<p>However, …

'Notre Dame: Campus Crossroads' to air Friday on WNIT

"Notre Dame: Campus Crossroads," a one-hour TV tour of the new Campus Crossroads complex at the University of Notre Dame, will be broadcast at 9 p.m. …

Georgia football: 5 Notre Dame players to watch this Saturday

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Notre Dame QB Brandon Wimbush ready for hefty task

Notre Dame quarterback Brandon Wimbush doesn't have tons of experience, but he has the intangibles to be a great leader.

College Football

NCAA denies Navy transfer Alohi Gilman immediate eligibility at Notre Dame

Notre Dame is going to have to wait a little while longer for some outside secondary help, at least when it comes to game days.<p><b>Brian Kelly</b> revealed …

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Notre Dame unranked in updated preseason Associated Press top 25 poll

Notre Dame was not ranked in the updated preseason Associated Press top 25 poll, which was released on Monday.<p>The Irish did receive 65 votes, landing …

Drue Tranquill talks improved Notre Dame defense

<b>SOUTH BEND, Ind.</b> — The Notre Dame defense looked much improved this weekend than the unit did last fall and even during the spring game back in April.<p>…

Notre Dame CB Nick Watkins prepares to spread wings in senior season

CULVER, Ind. — Why do we fall?<p>And how do we respond?<p>Nick Watkins’ plummet came without warning. After making his first career start in Notre Dame’s …

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Casey Kmet to join brother Cole on Notre Dame baseball team

For a while, it looked as though brothers Cole and Casey Kmet had played their last baseball game together when they helped St. Viator win the Class 3A state title in June.<p>As it turns out, they're lined up to be teammates again in South Bend.<p>Cole Kmet is starting his freshman season on the Notre …

Notre Dame QB Brandon Wimbush hopes to be a hit under starting spotlight

Brandon Wimbush hasn’t been hit in so long that he can’t immediately pinpoint the last time he was part of a collision.<p>“It’s been like three years,” …

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Notre Dame went from a reasonable top-10 pick to 2-5. Here’s what’s gone wrong.

The Irish might not make a bowl game, and Brian Kelly’s job status is in question. That was sudden!<p>I wasn’t the only one who thought Notre Dame would be good. I’ll take solace in that.<p>From my 2016 Notre Dame preview:<p>That Clemson's Dabo Swinney won the AP's Coach of the Year Award made sense — he …