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Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 82 Xavier Watts, sophomore receiver
Notre Dame knows it has talent among its receivers, but it has no idea who is ready to contribute in 2021. That is to Xavier Watts' advantage, if healthy.
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Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 84 Kevin Bauman, sophomore tight end
At some point, Kevin Bauman will be more than filler on Notre Dame's tight end depth chart, and that point could arrive in 2021.
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Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 85 George Takacs, senior tight end
If anything can be assumed of a Notre Dame offense under Tommy Rees, it is that it will use multiple tight ends. That is to George Takacs' benefit.
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Pac-12 picks MGM executive as next commissioner
The Pac-12 hired sports entertainment executive George Kliavkoff to be the conference's next commissioner, replacing Larry Scott with a person with a similar resume short on college sports experience.
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Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 87 Michael Mayer, star sophomore tight end and lead offensive weapon
Michael Mayer set a high bar in his debut campaign. For Notre Dame to succeed in 2021, it will need the sophomore tight end to improve on his breakout year.
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Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 88 Mitchell Evans, early-enrolled freshman tight end
Notre Dame's youngest tight end also has the least experience at the position, but the Irish talent at TE affords Mitchell Evans time to develop.
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Back to independence, not that Notre Dame ever left it, and the billboards advertising that national reach
Notre Dame's one-year dalliance with the ACC has come and gone, and 2021 will feature plenty of reminders why the Irish work best in independence.
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Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 92 Aidan Keanaaina, sophomore DT
Notre Dame has nose tackle depth in 2021, but if it is going to have it in the future, it will have to come from current sophomore Aidan Keanaaina.
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Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 95 Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa, DT turned DE
Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa always wanted to play defensive end. In his fifth season at Notre Dame, he finally gets that chance.
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Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 97 Gabriel Rubio, early-enrolled freshman defensive tackle the size of a ‘Volkswagen’
Listed measurements: 6-foot-5 ¼, 289 pounds. 2021-22 year, eligibility: An early-enrolled freshman this spring, Rubio has four years of eligibility remaining, a clock that may begin this year despite the...
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Notre Dame pulls in second TE commitment of the week in Georgia’s Holden Staes
Even for "Tight End U," pulling in two tight end commitments in one week might be a bit extreme, but it fits a Notre Dame recruiting pattern.
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Buffalo tabs Michigan’s Maurice Linguist to take over team
Maurice Linguist was hired as the University at Buffalo head coach months after he became Michigan's co-defensive coordinator.
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Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 98 Alexander Ehrensberger, sophomore defensive end, the definition of ‘development’
When Irish defensive line coach Mike Elston calls Notre Dame a "developmental program," he does so with players like Alexander Ehrensberger in mind.
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Nick Saban tapes message encouraging Alabamians to get vaccinated
Alabama football coach Nick Saban and other sports figures have taped a public service announcement encouraging Alabamians to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
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Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 99 Rylie Mills, sophomore defensive tackle creates roster flexibility
When Notre Dame moved its most experienced defensive tackle to end this spring, that was a testament to one of his backups, Rylie Mills.
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Notre Dame reserve offensive lineman Dillan Gibbons announces transfer
A disappointing spring leads Notre Dame reserve offensive lineman Dillan Gibbons to transfer. He will be immediately eligible.
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Notre Dame 99-to-0: Let’s try this again
In a return to some version of normalcy, let's reintroduce the annual series looking through every inch of Notre Dame's roster, 99-to-0.
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Clemson DE Foster changes mind, will return to Tigers
Clemson defensive end Justin Foster returns to Dabo Swinney's football program when the outlook on his health changed after dealing with the combined effects of COVID and asthma.
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NCAA aims for less contact in preseason football practice
The NCAA football oversight committee will recommend some preseason changes for college football programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Leftovers & Links: Notre Dame’s completed spring spurs ‘What ifs’ of 2020; NFL draft notes
Seeing spring progress from some Notre Dame upperclassmen makes one wonder what might have been if they had full offseasons in 2020 ...
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Washington State extends AD Pat Chun through 2026
Washington State athletic director Pat Chun will stay in Pullman through 2026.
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Things We Learned: Notre Dame still good, ‘not good enough’
Notre Dame's Blue-Gold Game showcased three quality quarterbacks and a new defensive scheme, but that is not enough to answer January's questions.
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Notre Dame WR Jordan Johnson announces transfer, never records a catch for the Irish
Jordan Johnson arrived at Notre Dame as the best receiver recruit in years. He leaves just one year later without ever making a catch for the Irish.
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‘Tight End U’ finds its next piece with Iowa TE Eli Raridon committing to Notre Dame
A tall tight end with vertical skills and a comfort catching the ball? Eli Raridon sounds like exactly what Notre Dame looks for as "Tight End U."
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Ben Skowronek’s selection sets new Notre Dame mark
Three offensive linemen, a star linebacker, a tight end, a quarterback, two defensive ends and a receiver set a Notre Dame mark.
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Ade Ogundeji picked in the fifth round by the Falcons
Former Notre Dame defensive end Ade Ogundeji the eighth Irish player off the board in the NFL draft, tying Kelly era high.
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Former Notre Dame DE Daelin Hayes drafted in the fifth round
Notre Dame leader and defensive end Daelin Hayes now a Baltimore Raven after fifth-round selection.
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Ian Book heads to Saints in fourth round, Notre Dame’s sixth pick in NFL draft
Former Notre Dame QB Ian Book was picked in the fourth round of the NFL draft by the Saints, once again following his talented offensive line.
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Notre Dame’s Blue-Gold Game: Who, what, when, where, why and by how much
Notre Dame finishes its sping practices with its annual Blue-Gold Game, one Irish head coach Brian Kelly wants to be as competitive as possible.
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Washington QB competition open as spring practice nears end
If finally getting a month of spring practices was supposed to clarify Washington's quarterback situation, it didn't quite work.
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Notre Dame — ‘Tight End U’ — produces yet another NFL draft pick in Tommy Tremble at No. 83 overall
Yet another Notre Dame tight end heard his name called early in the NFL draft, Tommy Tremble becoming the eighth Irish tight end drafted during Brian Kelly's tenure.
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Former Notre Dame LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah’s wait ends at No. 52 thanks to the Cleveland Browns
Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah arrived at Notre Dame as an underrated three-star recruit. His wait lasted an extra day, but he leaves a second-round pick.
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All-American Aaron Banks heads to the 49ers with the No. 48 overall pick
The left half of Notre Dame's offensive line has now been drafted. The right half expected still to come in this weekend's draft.
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Absurd Notre Dame left tackle streak ends with Liam Eichenberg drafted in the second round
Drafted in the second round, Liam Eichenberg heads to the NFL with a Notre Dame tradition to uphold.
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Things To Learn: As always, Notre Dame’s QBs will drive the Blue-Gold Game conversation, but look further
Three QBs will warrant watching in the spring finale, but equal attention should go to the receivers and offensive line (Saturday, 12:30 p.m. ET on Peacock).
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Kansas hires Buffalo’s Lance Leipold as head coach
Kansas hired Buffalo's Lance Leipold, turning over one of college football's worst programs to a longtime Division III coach with strong Midwestern roots.
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Nebraska counting on sharper Adrian Martinez in ‘prove it’ season
Adrian Martinez will be a rare four-year starting quarterback at Nebraska this fall and yet, for all his experience, he is one of the team's biggest mysteries.
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31st year of Notre Dame on NBC: Kickoff times announced
Notre Dame and NBC announced the kickoff times for the 2021 Irish home slate, headlined by primetime visits from USC and North Carolina in late October.
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Home is where the heart is, and for Cam Hart at Notre Dame, that’s at cornerback
Notre Dame's search for a starting cornerback has turned to a converted receiver who always expected his time to come on defense.
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Thomas Fidone, Nebraskas’ touted TE, out with knee injury
A serious knee injury will keep Nebraska freshman tight end Thomas Fidone out until at least midseason, coach Scott Frost said.
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Lacking ‘firepower’? Kyren Williams, Michael Mayer intent on setting Irish record straight
Despite reaching the Playoff, Notre Dame's 2020 offense was criticized for lacking "firepower." Finding it in 2021 will depend on 2020's breakout stars.
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Quarterback competitions abound in SEC exiting spring
Southeastern Conference teams are searching for the next Kyle Trask or Mac Jones, quarterbacks who emerged as stars in their first full season as starters.
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Geno Hayes, former NFL, Florida State linebacker, dies at 33
Geno Hayes, a former NFL linebacker who starred at Florida State, has died. He was 33.
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Leftovers & Links: Let’s talk about Peacock … and Notre Dame’s QBs and defensive leaders
Notre Dame will conclude its spring practices on Saturday with a Blue-Gold Game broadcast exclusively on Peacock. What's Peacock? Glad you asked.
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Notre Dame’s options at cornerback lend substance to healthy spring
Notre Dame lost only one starting cornerback, but its coverage needs go deeper than that. The Irish have started to find their way in that spring priority.
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MSU’s competition between Russo, Thorne just getting started
Anthony Russo went through plenty of change during his five seasons at Temple. Now he's ready for a new adjustment at an entirely different school.
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Josh Heupel spending spring speeding up Tennessee Vols
The new operating speed for the Tennessee Volunteers is fast. Not as speedy as new coach Josh Heupel wants once the season starts, but pretty quick for April.
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In his second year as offensive coordinator, Tommy Rees looks to study Notre Dame’s strengths more, everything else less
Tommy Rees' first season as Notre Dame's offensive coordinator went well. A more explosive 2021 would not mean he does better, but that he studies smarter.
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CFP management committee discusses future format expansion
The College Football Playoff management committee discussed a slew of different formats that departed from the current four-team structure.
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Texas QB competition emerges between Thompson and Card
When Texas whipped Colorado in the Alamo Bowl, there was little talk of a quarterback competition, let alone any whiff of a potential controversy.
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