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Notre Dame Recruiting & Targeting High Schools

Notre Dame football recruiting always has a lot of talk about states, regions, a national profile, pipelines, and Catholic schools. Like perhaps no other school in history, the Fighting Irish have covered a vast swath of territory (now including Germany for 2020!) in order to fill their recruiting classes. Since Brian Kelly's 2010 class the [...]

By |2019-03-13T22:01:32-04:00March 13th, 2019|Recruiting|8 Comments

The Falling Rate of White Football Players & What It Means for Notre Dame

While researching a recent article about Notre Dame's internet roster I noticed something that was impossible to ignore. Comparing the 2010 Fighting Irish roster versus the 2018 roster there appeared to be far fewer white players recently on campus. So, this sent me down a rabbit hole to bring you this content today. First, a [...]

By |2019-03-05T20:55:19-04:00March 5th, 2019|Football|24 Comments

Spring Practice Preview: Defense

Earlier this week we previewed the Notre Dame offense ahead of the opening of spring practice. Today, we turn our attention to the Irish defense coming off an impressive No. 10 national finish in defensive S&P during Clark Lea's first season as coordinator. The young coach will face an important spring replacing several key veterans [...]

By |2019-02-27T21:34:36-04:00February 27th, 2019|Football|20 Comments

Notre Dame is Improving Its Roster Pages & Other Fun Notes

In this line of work you tend to spend a lot of time looking at college football rosters. If I'm not on 18 Stripes or cfbstats.com I'm burning a lot of bandwidth on team roster pages. A few quick thoughts on college rosters pages in general: *Some colleges maintain tremendous pages and much love to [...]

By |2019-02-26T19:41:14-04:00February 26th, 2019|Football|3 Comments

The 2020 Cycle is Upon Us with the Irish Carrying a Strong Hand

Wednesday, February 6th opens up the second National Signing Day for the 2019 recruiting class and for all intents and purposes will bring the current cycle to a quick finish as Notre Dame waits to add one more player to a class that has already signed back in December during the early signing period. In [...]

By |2019-02-06T07:38:15-04:00February 5th, 2019|Recruiting|33 Comments