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Kelly Bryant takes over at Clemson

Kelly Bryant takes over at Clemson

That didn’t take long.New Clemson starting quarterback Kelly Bryant directed the defending national champions’ first three possessions to the end zone to beat Kent State 56-3 on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. ... Kelly Bryant moves on Clemson from Deshaun...

Notre Dame story lines against Temple

Notre Dame story lines against Temple

Notre Dame hopes its reshaped roster and revamped coaching staff wake up some echoes that might already have been stirred with Notre Dame Stadium’s renovation work. The Irish also need to get head coach Brian Kelly off the hot seat.Notre Dame suffered its first losing season...

Notre Dame game by game predictions

Notre Dame game by game predictions

Here are my game-by-game predictions for Notre Dame’s bounceback season from a dismal 4-8 finish in 2016. The Irish will start quickly, but the schedule is bottom heavy. ... Click here for the rest of my FanRag Sports story ...

Notre Dame leprechaun casts rankings spell

Notre Dame leprechaun casts rankings spell

Oh, that Notre Dame Fighting Irish leprechaun. He’s all of the above: A lucky charm to the Irish faithful, devilish to opposing fans and spell-binding to all of college football.How else to explain the Irish gaining significant vote totals in both the Associated...

Defensive strides from Irish scrimmage

Defensive strides from Irish scrimmage

New Notre Dame Fighting Irish starting quarterback Brandon Wimbush and his teammates arrived dressed in blue T-shirts and gray shorts for a scrimmage open to the public Sunday at Notre Dame Stadium. The dress was casual, but the enthusiasm from fans greeting...

Ara Parseghian outlived his history

Ara Parseghian outlived his history

Ara Parseghian, 94, outlived his history.The College Football Hall of Fame coach who resurrected Notre Dame’s program passed away early Wednesday morning at his home near campus in Granger, Ind., the school announced. ... Click here for the rest of my FanRag Sports...

WRAL The Fan interview with Jim Proebstle on CTE

WRAL The Fan interview with Jim Proebstle on CTE

Michigan State's Jim Proebstle, a tight end on the Spartans' 1965 national championship team, appeared on July 27 with Adam Gold on WRAL The Fan. They discussed the latest CTE news. Jim wrote a book, Unintended Impact, on how his older brother, Dick Proebstle, suffered from CTE...

Notre Dame national title and Heisman droughts

Notre Dame national title and Heisman droughts

It’s been 29 years since Notre Dame last won a national title in 1988. The drought in the Heisman Trophy annals is worse: It’s been 30 since Tim Brown was the Irish’s seventh winner – a total that led the nation at the time.Notre Dame’s faithful are naturally hopeful...

Dexter Lawrence on top at Clemson

Dexter Lawrence on top at Clemson

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Clemson coach Dabo Swinney brought two players large in stature to the recent ACC Kickoff media days. Their combined weight – literally and figuratively – strained the platform. ... Click here for the rest of my FanRagSports story

Why young QBs are defying Heisman odds

Why young QBs are defying Heisman odds

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Anyone who’s grown up on football believes quarterback is the most difficult position to play in the most complicated team game. Hall of Fame coaches have maintained over the years that it takes time for QBs to mature.So explain how three of the last...