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Ranking the ACC's Mascots

By J.P. Scott, 1 month 2 weeks ago

7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2018 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Matt Fortuna, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Notre Dame had just two players drafted this past year: quarterback DeShone Kizer (2nd round, No. 52 overall, Cleveland) and defensive lineman Isaac Rochell (7th round, No. 225 overall, Los Angeles Chargers). The Fighting Irish had seven players drafted in 2016.   Of course, it’s never too early to look ahead to the 2018 NFL Draft, so let’s see who (in alphabetical order)...

Early 2018 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 4 weeks ago
With the 2017 NFL Draft in the books, it's time to take an early look at 2018 and some of the top prospects on the radar for pro scouts. Although USC quarterback Sam Darnold has just 10 career starts, the sophomore ranks as the No. 1 player in the early rankings. Darnold provided a spark for the Trojans last season and is a big reason why coach Clay Helton's team is a contender for the...

Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2017 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Matt Fortuna, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Notre Dame always has one of the most intriguing schedules in the nation, as the Fighting Irish’s independent slate takes them from coast to coast. With that, of course, comes a ridiculous amount of debate about just how strong it is, since it’s such a unique lineup of opponents.   Related: Ranking College Football's Top 25 Toughest Schedules for 2017   This...

College Football's Spring 1-130 Starting Quarterback Rankings for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 day ago
Spring practice is a busy time for all 130 college football teams, and it's no secret most of the attention in offseason workouts starts with the quarterback position. The 2017 crop of quarterbacks starts with defending Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson, with Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield and USC's Sam Darnold next in line. Ohio State's J.T. Barrett and Washington's Jake...

5 Players That Need to Emerge for Notre Dame in 2017

By Matt Fortuna, 3 months 2 days ago
There were plenty of changes at Notre Dame following a 4-8 campaign in 2016. There are six new assistants, a new strength program and a desire from all to make sure something like last year never happens again.   Of course, that all starts with better play. So here are five Fighting Irish players who need to emerge in 2017 to spark a massive turnaround and get Notre Dame back on its feet...

College Football's Top 25 Quarterbacks on the Rise for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 2 weeks ago
The countdown to the 2017 college football season is already underway, as spring practices and position battles for spots on the depth chart for all 130 teams across the nation are already in progress in offseason workouts. And one of the biggest storylines of any offseason rests with the quarterback position. Last season, Louisville's Lamar Jackson emerged as a breakout...

Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2017 Spring Football Preview

By Matt Fortuna, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Notre Dame officially kicks off what is a crucial year for the program Wednesday, as Brian Kelly enters Year 8 in South Bend, Ind., looking to engineer a massive turnaround from last season. That starts with spring ball.   The Fighting Irish are coming off a tumultuous 4-8 campaign and will turn to plenty of new faces — both on the sideline and on the playing field — to get...

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

By Athlon Sports, 4 months 13 hours ago
Ranking the college football and basketball head coaching tandems for the Power 5 conferences is no easy assignment. But that’s what Athlon Sports has set out to do this offseason, as spring practice is just starting around the nation for all 130 teams and tournament time is approaching for teams on the hardwood. Michigan State tops the rankings with Mark Dantonio and Tom Izzo as its...

Ranking College Football's Rosters for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 1 week 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. It’s no secret what a program needs in order to win big at this level. Great coaching, support staffs, state-of-...