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Notre Dame 2015 Fall Camp Preview and Key Position Battles to Watch

By Jon Kinne, 1 year 3 weeks ago
Coaches know each offseason that there are certain areas of the team that will need special attention once fall camp opens. Maybe there is a player returning from injury or intense competition for playing time or depth that needs to be developed. The staff is keenly aware of where their focus should be. More often than not, though, things happen. Look at Notre Dame. Depth at running back...

Coaches Talk Anonymously About Notre Dame for 2015

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 4 weeks ago
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches used throughout the offseason or regular season. In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2015, Athlon asked coaches around the nation...

College Football's Top Coordinator Hires for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
Coordinator changes in college football can have an immediate impact on either side of the ball. Every year, it seems a handful of teams show significant improvement in the win column or on the stat sheet as a result of a coordinator change. Last season, TCU’s offense improved to one of the best in the nation after the hire of Doug Meacham as the team’s play-caller. Which...

Neutral-Site Dream Matchups for Notre Dame Football

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 1 month ago
Despite what Gary Pinkel says, Notre Dame being independent could actually be a good thing for college football. It gives the Fighting Irish the ability to schedule pretty much anyone they want anywhere, anytime. We are seeing these neutral-site games popping up more and more every year, including this coming season when the Irish travel to Fenway Park to take on Boston College on Nov. 21....

Why Notre Dame Will or Won't Make the College Football Playoff in 2015

By Jon Kinne, 1 year 1 month ago
Just before midnight on Oct. 18, 2014, for a fleeting moment, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish had made their mark. For one of the few times during the past 20 years, Notre Dame had stamped itself as a true national championship contender. Quarterback Everett Golson hit Corey Robinson for a touchdown and the then-No. 5-ranked Irish were about to take down top-ranked and defending national champion...

College Football's Top 25 Non-Conference Games for 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 year 1 month ago
There is a lot that is still unknown about the College Football Playoff Committee. One thing that was learned about the new postseason format in year number one is that the voters value strength of schedule. Teams have ramped-up non-conference scheduling almost instantly (See: No. 4 below) and the results are a healthy list of top-level games. It may take a few full seasons for...

Notre Dame Lands 3-star Michigan DE Adetokunbo Ogundeji

By Ryan Wright, 1 year 1 month ago
Notre Dame added another recruit to its 2016 class despite the dead period getting a verbal from rangy defensive end Adetokunbo Ogundeji on Thursday. When Ogundeji made his announcement few were surprised Notre Dame’s name was called. The 6-foot-5, 225-pound, rising star had narrowed his list of offers down to Pitt, Rutgers, Cal, Toledo, and Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish had...

Notre Dame Wild Card Players for 2015

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 1 month ago
It could be a very special season in South Bend. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish return both leading receivers and their leading rusher from a season ago. The ultra-talented Malik Zaire takes over full-time under center behind an offensive line that returns three starters. Additionally, Zaire and Co. will have a defense that returns 10 starters from a season ago as a security blanket. All...

College Football's Top 50 Players for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
Kickoff for the 2015 college football season is just around the corner. With fall camps underway, it won’t be long before teams are officially preparing for the opening week. With the season countdown under 15 days until kickoff, it’s time to take a look at the best 50 players in college football for the upcoming year. Ranking the best 50 players in college football is no...

Notre Dame Adds Canadian WR Chase Claypool to 2016 Recruiting Class

By Ryan Wright, 1 year 1 month ago
The long held theory that Canadian football is not on par with American football is starting to pivot. Each year more and more high school talent from up north is making their way south to play college ball in the U.S. Another recruit helping open the floodgates is wide receiver Chase Claypool. Colleges south of the Canadian border are very familiar with Claypool. The 6-foot-5, 214-pound...