Book it! Kelly, Irish like what they’ve seen in returning QB

Football 04/11/19, 13:50

Ian Book came into spring practice with the idea of being out of his comfort zone.At a school that has produced its share of legendary quarterbacks, the 6-foot, 208-pound senior was told by coach Brian Kelly and offensive coordinator Chip Long to push the envelope."I want to make those even ...

Linebacking corps still a question for Kelly, Lea, Irish

Football 04/02/19, 01:15

Nine sessions into spring practice, coach Brian Kelly has an idea how his depth chart is settling in at running back, wide receiver and cornerback.Linebacker is another matter."Clark is working overtime," Kelly said of defensive coordinator Clark Lea, who oversees the position that graduated its top two inside linebackers in ...

Kelly’s Irish resume climb for first title since 1988

Football 03/01/19, 17:03

In two of his nine previous seasons at Notre Dame, Brian Kelly and the Fighting Irish have reached the national championship game and fallen short.Starts of 12-0 have ended with losses, to Alabama in 2013 and Clemson after last season. Nevertheless, Kelly said he is eager to start the climb ...

Cotton Bowl: Can Notre Dame measure up to No. 2 Clemson?

Football 12/28/18, 15:02

The question was about sustaining high-level success in college football and Dabo Swinney's answer lasted 3 minutes, 40 seconds. Brevity is not the Clemson coach's strong suit.Swinney talked about how people make the program, continuity leads to consistency, and how it can't just be about the results on the scoreboard."It's ...

Coach of the Year: Notre Dame’s Kelly wins for 2nd time

Sports 12/17/18, 12:01

Notre Dame's Brian Kelly is The Associated Press college football Coach of the Year, becoming the third coach to win the award twice since it was established in 1998.Kelly received 16 of 58 first-place votes from AP college football poll voters and 81 total points. Alabama's Nick Saban was second ...

Heupel, Kelly, Saban are finalists for coach of year

Football 12/16/18, 12:03

UCF's Josh Heupel, Notre Dame's Brian Kelly and Alabama's Nick Saban are the finalists for The Associated Press national college football coach of the year after leading their teams to unbeaten regular seasons.The winner will be announced Monday at noon EST.FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2018, file photo, Notre ...

Kelly relishes Irish role as playoff ‘new kids on the block’

Sports 12/06/18, 20:27

Sitting beside Nick Saban, Lincoln Riley and Dabo Swinney at a gathering of the College Football Playoff coaches, Notre Dame's Brian Kelly referred to his team as "the new kids on the block."The description fit. Saban has guided No. 1 Alabama, the defending champion, to its fifth straight playoff. Swinney ...

Notre Dame’s faith in Kelly rewarded with 12-0 season

Football 11/25/18, 16:27

Two years ago, Notre Dame left the LA Memorial Coliseum with its program at a crossroads following a 4-8 season. Even though most thought coach Brian Kelly was on the hot seat, athletic director Jack Swarbrick had confidence that Kelly could turn things around.Swarbrick's confidence was rewarded on that same ...

No. 3 Irish plan to start QB Book against No. 12 Syracuse

Football 11/11/18, 16:20

Ian Book's stay on No. 3 Notre Dame's sideline will be a short one.Coach Brian Kelly announced Sunday that the 6-foot, 208-pound junior quarterback, who led the Irish (10-0, No. 3 CFP) to six straight victories before suffering a rib injury in Notre Dame's 31-21 victory at Northwestern two weeks ...

Backup QB Wimbush, defense help No. 3 Irish dominate FSU

Sports 11/11/18, 00:10

Brandon Wimbush threw three-first half touchdown passes, Dexter Williams ran for a career-high 202 yards and No. 3 Notre Dame took advantage of Florida State turnovers to rout Florida State 42-13 on a frosty Saturday night.With the temperature at 27 degrees — the third-coldest game at Notre Dame Stadium since ...

Teammates support Wimbush as No. 3 Irish welcome Seminoles

Football 11/09/18, 14:51

Sam Mustipher gets to run out of the home tunnel one final time for No. 3 Notre Dame on Saturday night against Florida State.The graduate center just never thought he'd be snapping the ball to senior Brandon Wimbush again.With Ian Book nursing an injury, Wimbush is expected to be the ...

Pitt faces tall task against No. 5 Notre Dame’s ‘Sequoias’

Football 10/12/18, 04:03

Wide receiver Miles Boykin is usually the tallest guy in a classroom at Notre Dame. The Irish offensive huddle is another matter."Once we had Chase (Claypool), Cole (Kmet), Alizé (Mack) and me, and I'm the smallest receiver out there on the field," said the 6-foot-4, 228-pound senior wideout, one of ...

Return of TB Williams brings big plays to No. 5 Notre Dame

Football 10/07/18, 15:17

Dexter Williams' first rushing attempt of the season went for 45 yards and a touchdown, and the Notre Dame senior who teammates call "Juiceman" has hardly stopped running since.Williams was at it again at Virginia Tech, ripping off a 97-yard run among three touchdowns and carving up what was the ...

No. 6 Irish expecting raucous environment at No. 24 Hokies

Football 10/05/18, 11:48

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly is already tired of "Enter Sandman," the Metallica song that plays such a major role in the way No. 24 Virginia Tech stirs up its fans for the start of football games at Lane Stadium.The sixth-ranked Fighting Irish will get to experience the atmosphere firsthand ...

Shaw, Kelly share success and burden leading Stanford, Irish

Football 09/27/18, 14:00

Their hometowns are separated by 3,000 miles, their schools by 2,000 miles, their ages by 10 years and their experience as head coaches by about two decades.Other than a few criss-crossed recruiting trips, Notre Dame's Brian Kelly and Stanford's David Shaw seem to share very little in common.Yet, in terms ...

Top 25 Takeaways: When good isn’t good enough, switch QBs

Football 09/22/18, 21:27

Making a quarterback switch with a good team can be a tricky maneuver.But sometimes good isn't good enough.No. 8 Notre Dame made the move Saturday at Wake Forest. No. 21 Miami did the same, with the relative ease you might expect against Florida International. Meanwhile, the QB rotation continued at ...

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