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Notre Dame receivers can boost Wimbush

Notre Dame receivers can boost Wimbush

One fundamental way Notre Dame can help Brandon Wimbush develop into a productive first-year starting quarterback is by providing him talented receivers.Well, that box appears to have been checked. The Irish return their Nos. 1, 3, 4 and 7 wide receiversClick here for the rest of...

Brandon Wimbush can return QB stability

Brandon Wimbush can return QB stability

The one-and-dones of college basketball have a partner in shortsightedness: college quarterbacks.We’ve seen this trend developing in recent years with quarterbacks transferring once they’ve lost a battle for a starting job. In football, coaches defer naming a starter until the...

Notre Dame makeover starts with Matt Balis

Notre Dame makeover starts with Matt Balis

Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly on Dec. 20 named Mike Elko his new defensive coordinator. A week later, Brian Polian was appointed special teams coordinator. Chip Long came aboard on Jan. 9 as the offensive coordinator.But a hire on Jan. 19 was another major move that...

The book on Notre Dame QB Ian Book

The book on Notre Dame QB Ian Book

One Notre Dame spring game optic that went largely overlooked was backup quarterback Ian Book’s media availability. He answered questions for nearly 10 minutes in a room reserved for coaches and stars perched upon thrones.Backup quarterbacks are to be seen, not heard. And that...

College World Series has unpredictable nature

College World Series has unpredictable nature

Coastal Carolina turned NCAA baseball on its head last year by winning the College World Series, but don’t assume two-time national champion Oregon State marks a return to normalcy as the No. 1 overall seed.Until recently, Oregon State’s baseball program, despite its Pac-12...

Notre Dame and troubling response to NCAA pledge

Notre Dame and troubling response to NCAA pledge

Responses to the NCAA’s diversity pledge circulated in September was recently examined by the Washington Post. Notre Dame’s failure to sign it raises some troubling questions.The article followed NCAA inclusion officer Bernard Franklin’s appearance on May 1 at the...

Drue Tranquill an early story for Notre Dame

Drue Tranquill an early story for Notre Dame

Anyone following Notre Dame football understands Drue Tranquill’s importance to the Irish bouncing back in 2017. He is one of the top safeties in the nation as well as a team captain.But in football’s never-ending pursuit of a year-round coverage, Notre Dame has an early start...

Nevermore national titles at Notre Dame

Nevermore national titles at Notre Dame

On the same day Notre Dame and the ACC extended their agreement through 2037, coincidentally I re-read “The Raven.” English teachers will be happy to know I mean Edgar Allan Poe’s haunting Raven — not the Baltimore Ravens.With apologies to the great poet from Baltimore, allow me...

Notre Dame counting on special changes

Notre Dame counting on special changes

Mike Elko and Chip Long command the focus as Notre Dame’s new defensive and offensive coordinators, respectively, but they won’t be alone in steering the Irish in a new direction.Aren’t coaches always emphasizing the importance of special teams? That’s where a team finds the...

Notre Dame dresses up social media

Notre Dame dresses up social media

Notre Dame Internet message boards bulge with unsolicited opinions. What’s-wrong-with-Irish-football posts feature the usual suspects: X’s and O’s, recruiting, stringent academics and falling behind in facilities.Another increasingly important area to address these days, though,...