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Jones accompanies Henry Jr. on recruit visits
Mike Florio discusses the significance of Pacman Jones stepping in to guide Chris Henry Jr. through the recruiting process, after his father died in 2009.
Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 44 Junior Tuihalamaka, early-enrolled freshman linebacker, consensus four-star recruit
Not many high school seniors can impress so thoroughly their path to playing time becomes clear, but early-enrolled linebacker Junior Tuihalamaka did just that for Notre Dame this spring.
Eisen reacts to Ohio State trademarking 'THE'
Rich Eisen, who is a Michigan alum, shares his thoughts on Ohio State University officially trademarking the word "THE."
Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 85 Holden Staes, incoming freshman tight end
Notre Dame has made a habit of signing two top-tier tight ends in each recruiting cycle, and by pulling Holden Staes out of Atlanta, the Irish did it again in the class of 2022.
Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 47 Jason Oyne, sophomore defensive end-turned-tackle
Notre Dame never expected Jason Onye to be an immediate contributor, yet the sophomore may already be in the mix for playing time at defensive tackle.
Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 48 Will Schweitzer, sophomore end-turned-linebacker
An injury minimized Will Schweitzer's freshman season. That is no reason to think the Notre Dame linebacker won't chip in this year.
Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 50 Rocco Spindler, sophomore offensive guard
The early 2021 hype set immediate expectations for Rocco Spindler too high. The sophomore Notre Dame offensive guard will get his chance to start ... in due time.
Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 41 Donovan Hinish, incoming freshman defensive tackle, Kurt’s brother
Donovan Hinish will be better than his older brother. Kurt even says so. But unlike his older brother's freshman year, Notre Dame can give the freshman defensive tackle some time before contributing.
Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 52 Bo Bauer, fifth-year linebacker, Ironman
Bo Bauer has a chance to set an unbreakable record at Notre Dame this season, as the fifth-year linebacker readies for what could be his first season as a starter.
Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 52 Zeke Correll, senior center or perhaps left guard
For a third year, Zeke Correll has forced his way into the starting lineman conversation at Notre Dame. He may end up a backup for a third year, but the debate alone is a compliment.
Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 54 Blake Fisher, sophomore starting right tackle, ‘ginormous’
Blake Fisher was just the second freshman to ever start the season opener on Notre Dame's offensive line. At a different position, he should start again in 2022.
Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 54 Jacob Lacey, senior defensive tackle, now lighter and a starter
Jacob Lacey has spent three seasons as an Irish reserve. Now that he has a starting chance, the Notre Dame defensive tackle may break out into a starring role.
Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 55 Jarrett Patterson, fifth-year offensive lineman, three-year starting center, captain
Notre Dame has every reason to start Jarrett Patterson at center for a fourth season, but is there even more reason to move him to right guard?
NIL is 'leveling the playing field' says Faulk
Marshall Faulk talks with Michael Smith and Michael Holley about his envy and joy that NCAA players are getting NIL deals and why he thinks the controversial practice is good for the sport.
Four-star offensive tackle commitment from Elijah Paige keeps Notre Dame’s strong recruiting rolling
Notre Dame's recruiting remains best in the nation at the moment, buoyed Friday by the commitment of four-star offensive tackle Elijah Paige.
Notre Dame lands No. 3 QB in 2024 class, beating out Michigan for Lloyd Carr’s grandson
Notre Dame may have its quarterback of the future, the distant future, after four-star CJ Carr committed to the Irish 18 months before he can sign with them.
Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 56 Howard Cross, senior defensive tackle with heavy hands, and that’s a good thing
Howard Cross knows he is undersized, but so was his position coach once upon a time. Standing 6-foot-nothing has hardly slowed the Notre Dame defensive tackle.
Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 56 Joey Tanona, early-enrolled offensive guard coming off a concussion
Joey Tanona's spring at Notre Dame could not have gone much further from plan, but the early-enrolled freshman offensive guard should be full-go by preseason practices.
Credibility of Notre Dame lends heft to commitment from three-star Kansas offensive lineman
Joe Otting has a minimal recruiting profile to date, but the fact that Notre Dame chased the three-star Kansas offensive lineman suggests he has a high ceiling.
Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 58 Ashton Craig, incoming freshman center
Ashton Craig's already proven he can perform when it matters most, his showing at an on-campus camp a year ago earning him his Notre Dame offer.
Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 57 Jayson Ademilola, fifth-year defensive tackle, coming off shoulder surgery
While Jayson Ademilola insists his shoulder injury did not slow him down in 2021, the Notre Dame defensive tackle also suggests getting it fixed will allow him to be "elite" in 2022.
Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 59 Aamil Wagner, consensus four-star incoming freshman offensive tackle
Aamil Wagner surprised even the Iris coaching staff when he committed, but they were glad to hear it from the consensus four-star tackle.
Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 65 Chris Smith, defensive tackle, Harvard transfer
A spring injury forced Notre Dame to quickly find some depth along its defensive interior. Harvard transfer Chris Smith was happy to oblige the Irish.
Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 65 Michael Vinson, long snapper, ‘Milk’
Michael Vinson was once a walk-on hoping to just play in a game at Notre Dame. Now, he's on scholarship and about to enter his third year as an Irish starter.
Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 68 Michael Carmody, junior OL utility man
Michael Carmody may move along Notre Dame's offensive line in 2022, but that will be only a good thing for both his present and future starting hopes.
Saban's comments on NIL were not personal
Mike Rodak joins the Dan Patrick show to discuss the context in which Alabama head coach Nick Saban discussed his opinions on NIL and how they relate to Texas A&M's Jimbo Fisher.
Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 72 Caleb Johnson, sophomore offensive tackle, former Auburn pledge
Caleb Johnson's late recruiting flip was not a normal one. He held the cards, not the schools. In choosing Notre Dame, he chose the risk of competition from Joe Alt and Blake Fisher.
Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 73 Andrew Kristofic, senior offensive tackle-turned-guard
Slipping Andrew Kristofic into the starting offensive line was one of two moves that seemed to spark Notre Dame's offense in 2021. Will he start at left guard again in 2022?
Saban on feud with Fisher: ‘I have no problem with Jimbo’
Alabama Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban tried to smooth things over with Jimbo Fisher, admitting he has no problem with the Texas A&M coach.
Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 74 Billy Schrauth, early-enrolled freshman offensive guard coming off foot surgery
Billy Schrauth could have worked his way into Notre Dame's two-deep this spring, but instead, the Irish freshman made the right choice for his health.
Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 75 Josh Lugg, sixth-year OL, likely starting RG
As a rare sixth-year veteran, Josh Lugg brings the appropriate mature approach to Notre Dame's offensive line in 2022, where he should start at right guard.
Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 76 Joe Alt, sophomore starting left tackle
Joe Alt was never expected to start for Notre Dame in 2022. Not only did he start, he then played a key role in the Irish push for the Playoff.
Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 77* Ty Chan, incoming offensive tackle, former four-star recruit
Ty Chan has the misfortune of arriving at Notre Dame just one year behind two starting tackles, but oddly enough, that should work out just fine for the former four-star.
Four-star RB commitment fills recent hole in Notre Dame’s top recruiting class
Notre Dame was without a running back commit in the class of 2023 for less than a week thanks to the Thursday pledge of four-star Jayden Limar.
Sugar Bowl moved to Dec. 31 to avoid conflict with NFL game
The Sugar Bowl has been moved off its usual primetime spot to noon EST on Dec. 31 to avoid a conflict with a Monday night NFL game.
Highsmith returns to Hurricanes as GM of football operations
Alonzo Highsmith is back with the Miami Hurricanes, with the university announcing that the former player is its new general manager of football operations.
Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 78 Pat Coogan, sophomore center, recovering from a meniscus injury
A meniscus injury this spring likely cost Pat Coogan his best chance at 2022 playing time, but the sophomore center has four years yet to earn his role.
Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 79 Tosh Baker, one of four young Irish offensive tackles
As the injury bug tore through Irish left tackles in 2021, it revealed a luxury, as they have plenty of young options to play tackle, including Tosh Baker.
Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 80 Cane Berrong, sophomore tight end coming off ACL injury
As Cane Berrong recovers from an ACL torn in October, the sophomore tight end could find himself in a unique position to help Notre Dame's receivers in 2022.
Nebraska ending balloon release after 1st TD
Nebraska's gameday tradition of fans releasing helium-filled red balloons to celebrate the Cornhuskers' first touchdown is ending.
Fisher on Saban: ‘Some people think they’re God’
Nick Saban apologized for singling out Texas A...
Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 83 Jayden Thomas, sophomore receiver, former four-star recruit
Notre Dame will have few receiver options in 2022, so it needs each and every one to pan out. Jayden Thomas showed notable potential to do so this spring.
Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 84 Kevin Bauman, junior tight end
Notre Dame has a surplus of tight ends, which may mean junior Kevin Bauman is a complementary piece in 2022 that could still deliver some moments.
Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 87 Michael Mayer, junior tight end, likely All-American
It may not be possible to set expectations too high for Michael Mayer in 2022. The junior tight end will lead Notre Dame's offense, literally and figuratively.
Is Fisher a threat to Saban as former assistant?
Michael Smith and Michael Holley discuss Jimbo Fisher and Deion Sanders firing back at Nick Saban for his comments.
Why Saban's apology and explanation fell flat
The BFA duo reacts to Nick Saban's apology for his comments about Texas A&M and Jackson State's recruiting and explain why they think his complaints about the NIL era of college football are unfair.
'Old beef' between Fisher, Saban bubbling?
Dan Patrick discusses Nick Saban's controversial comments and Jimbo Fisher and Deion Sanders' responses.
Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 88 Mitchell Evans, sophomore tight end
Notre Dame will want to rely on multiple-tight end sets in 2022, as usual, and to do so, the Irish will need to rely on sophomore tight end Mitchell Evans.
Saban comment may say more about Bama than Sanders
Nick Saban had a go at Deion Sanders and Jackson State, and Mike Florio thinks it could have something to do with Alabama trying to stay competitive in a league where NIL deals have no ceiling.
Saban apologizes for singling out Fisher, Sanders
Mike Florio and Peter King take a look at Nick Saban's apology to Jimbo Fisher and Deion Sanders and discuss the complexities that NIL deals have brought to college football.