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7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2019 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Jon Kinne, 3 weeks 2 days ago
Notre Dame was well represented early on at the 2018 NFL Draft. Guard Quenton Nelson was selected No. 6 by the Indianapolis Colts and shortly thereafter the 49ers took tackle Mike McGlinchey with the ninth pick.   Looking 360 days ahead, it doesn’t appear that Notre Dame will have a player picked that highly in 2019. But there are several players that will hear their...

Early 2019 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 2 days ago
The 2018 NFL Draft is still fresh in everyone’s minds, but the work has already begun by pro scouts and analysts alike for the 2019 edition. In looking at Athlon Sports’ early top 50 prospects for the 2019 NFL Draft, two things jump out right away – it’s heavy on defensive players and there are quite a few Clemson Tigers.   Clemson, which has been a College...

5 Thoughts on Notre Dame Following the 2018 Blue-Gold Game

By Jon Kinne, 4 weeks 1 day ago
On a beautiful day in South Bend, Indiana, the Notre Dame faithful saw plenty of reasons for optimism heading into the 2018 season. But then again, there also were several areas where the Irish need to improve or they will get exposed by quality competition next fall.   That is the nature of a spring game, though. It is never a finished product and the Notre Dame staff was able to see the...

Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2018 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Jon Kinne, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Notre Dame being Notre Dame, there are certain parts of the Fighting Irish's schedule that are consistent from year to year. USC or Stanford will come to South Bend in the middle of the year and ND will visit the other to close the season on Thanksgiving weekend. Navy is somewhere on the docket every year and so are five games against ACC foes.   But there is always a wrinkle or...

Way-Too-Early College Football 130 Team Rankings for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 days ago
Spring practice is underway across the nation, as all 130 college football teams are getting the first look at how their roster and program are shaping up for the 2018 season. And with every program hitting the field for offseason workouts, it’s never too early to look at the year ahead and project where all 130 teams could rank when the official Athlon Sports magazine predictions are...

5 Players to Watch at Notre Dame Fighting Irish's Spring Practice

By Jon Kinne, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Spring practice is important for the coaching staff to develop a foundation that can be built upon going into fall camp. But for the fans, it’s about watching player performances and trying to determine which prospect can turn into a star in the years to come.   Sometimes, a spring moment is the highlight of a players’ career, like 2007 Blue-Gold Game MVP Junior Jabbie. Other...

Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2018 Spring Football Preview

By Jon Kinne, 2 months 2 weeks ago
After suffering through a miserable November, Notre Dame beat LSU in thrilling fashion in the Citrus Bowl. Despite a few offseason losses of both players and coaches, Brian Kelly and his staff hopes that the momentum established on New Year's Day will continue through the spring sessions.   And those practices begin this week and will culminate with the Blue-Gold Game on April 21...

Ranking the Nation's Top 40 Football-Basketball Coaching Duos

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Rankings are nothing new when it comes to college football and basketball, but what about combining the two sports? That’s what Athlon Sports has set out to do once again this offseason, sizing up the coaching tandems in both for the Power 5 conferences. With spring practice starting up across the country and March Madness just around the corner, there’s no better time for...

5 Newcomers to Watch for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish

By Jon Kinne, 3 months 1 day ago
Notre Dame is in an interesting position roster-wise heading into the 2018 college football season. A recent SBNation.com article indicates that no team returns more defensive production than Notre Dame. Since the Irish fielded a top-50 defense in 2017, playing time for new players on that side of the ball may be hard to come by.   The piece also shows that Notre Dame ranks 98th in...

Ranking College Football's Rosters for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 2 days ago
Recruiting is the foundation for winning national championships, competing for CFB Playoff berths or winning at a high level in college football. While recruiting rankings aren’t 100 percent accurate, there is plenty of truth in the rankings and evaluations by the experts. Additionally, with advances in technology to watch more prospects, along with more offseason camps, the rankings for...