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So many Notre Dame questions surround Wimbush

So many Notre Dame questions surround Wimbush

Notre Dame quarterback Brandon Wimbush didn’t look the part of a clear No. 1 in last weekend’s spring game, but make no mistake: Brian Kelly is committed to developing him to lead the Irish from the abyss of last year’s 4-8 record.The Notre Dame coach wrapped up his thoughts on...

Brandon Wimbush gains needed work in spring game

Brandon Wimbush gains needed work in spring game

Plenty of stats from Notre Dame’s Blue-and-Gold spring game stood out from the Gold defeating the Blue on Saturday at Notre Dame Stadium, 27-14.For a defense that ranked 117th in the nation in sacks with 14 in 12 games, there were 11 sacks overall. The Gold defense recorded seven...

Notre Dame rebuild includes trenches

Notre Dame rebuild includes trenches

When a football season goes south and coaches perform a year-end autopsy, they invariably spend added time with the defensive line on the table. They’ll find other wounds of consequence, but the D-line often suffered the fatal blows.The defensive line is certainly an area Notre...

Tommy Rees has longer title with shorter name

Tommy Rees has longer title with shorter name

t’s easier to yell at a college quarterback named Tommy than a 24-year-old quarterback coach who goes by Tom. That distinction should allow the new Notre Dame quarterback coach to help his pupils grow.Tommy Rees was the Notre Dame QB from 2010 to 2013. He endured tongue-lashings...

Notre Dame mixing pro style with read option

Notre Dame mixing pro style with read option

Notre Dame wants to reunite with success this season, and a marriage of identities could achieve that goal.The read-option offense is responsible for college quarterbacks producing prodigious numbers. It’s also blamed for the lack of NFL-ready quarterbacks who can read defenses...

Notre Dame relying defensive basics

Notre Dame relying defensive basics

Vince Lombardi liked to say he was a teacher before he was a coach. He got his start in the classroom at St. Cecilia’s in Englewood, N.J., and won state football and basketball titles.Lombardi coached by the creed that if his players repeated the same mistakes, it was the coaches...

Wake Forest thinks Hinton can raise roof

Wake Forest thinks Hinton can raise roof

Kendall Hinton’s ascent to starting quarterback was interrupted by an injury last year, but Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson indicated throughout spring drills he remains committed to him.Clawson named Hinton his No. 1 quarterback at the start of spring drills last month. He did so...

Notre Dame adjusting to revamped staff

Notre Dame adjusting to revamped staff

Brian Kelly opened spring football drills last month at Notre Dame, stating that change was needed. He revamped his staff and altered his role, but most of all he’s thankful the changes forced by a 4-8 record didn’t include him.Kelly suffered his first losing season in seven...

Lamar Jackson and more return for Cardinals

Lamar Jackson and more return for Cardinals

Here are two quotes from Louisville’s first day of spring football on March 21 that should raise the hackles on the back of every ACC defensive coordinator. They’re both from Cardinal head coach Bobby Petrino.On Heisman Trophy quarterback Lamar Jackson entering his junior year:...

Georgia Tech reboot starts at quarterback

Georgia Tech reboot starts at quarterback

In a 2016 season when longtime nemesis Mark Richt joined their division, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets were easy to overlook. A central task of the 2017 season is to regain status as a centerpiece program in the ACC.Georgia Tech dropped three straight midseason games to fall...