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Mike McGlinchey a big return for Irish

The offensive tackle will bring his length, strength and athleticism back to Notre Dame in the fall. If all goes well for McGlinchey in 2017, he will hear his name called very early in the 2018 NFL draft, writes Adam Rittenberg. Top 25 returning players (Insider)

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are the schools that voted against the proposal to ban offseason trips for practice during a vacation period: NC State, North Carolina, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Pitt, Syracuse, Illinois, Michigan, South Carolina, Washington, West Virginia.

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Irish lucky to have Nelson returning

ESPN's Mel Kiper ranked Quenton Nelson as his No. 1 draft-eligible guard in the 2017 class, so Notre Dame is fortunate to have him back for another season, writes Adam Rittenberg. Top returning players: Nos. 26-50 (Insider)


ND commit is No. 1 guard in 2017 class

Robert Hainsey is now the top-rated guard. Our Insiders note that he is a versatile player who will line up where needed for the Irish. ESPN 300 rankings (Insider)


2017 Football Class Rankings

National signing day is rapidly approaching, and the combination of multiple commitments along with the release of the final ESPN 300 player rankings has spurred changes throughout the class rankings. Ranks 11-20 (Insider)

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Irish won't get an easy start to 2017

Notre Dame and head coach Brian Kelly are in the hot seat in 2017, and it could get scorching hot against Temple on Sept. 2. The Owls have a new coach but have been on the upswing since winning the American Athletic Conference this past season. Countdown to 2017

Will Alabama top Notre Dame's run?

Under coach Frank Leahy, Notre Dame won four titles in seven seasons (1943, '46, '47 and '49). Alabama seeks its fifth championship in eight years under Nick Saban. Best dynasties

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13dChris Low

Spurrier, P. Manning lead '17 College HOF class

Steve Spurrier is only the fourth person to be inducted in the College Hall of Fame as both a player and coach. He is joined in the 2017 class by Peyton Manning, Danny Ford and Marshall Faulk.

Erik McKinney ESPN Staff Writer 

The rich keep getting richer when it comes to Pac-12 offensive line recruiting, as Stanford received a commitment from the nation's No. 12 overall prospect, offensive tackle Foster Sarell. Stanford was seemingly in front from beginning to end for Sarell, though Nebraska, Notre Dame, USC and especially the hometown Washington Huskies all recruited him hard. This is a huge win for Stanford, which will pair him with Walker Little in bringing in two elite offensive tackle prospects in this class. For Washington, it's definitely a blow, as Chris Petersen and staff have done a tremendous job keeping in-state prospects home, though Stanford and its offensive line pedigree proved too much in this battle.

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Who will finish first on February 1st?

Alabama currently leads the way with less than a month before National Signing Day. Will anyone make a move while the Tide are focused on beating Clemson? Class rankings

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Watch: Under Armour All-America Game

Five of Notre Dame's 10 ESPN 300 commits are participating, including No. 4 OG Robert Hainsey. Brian Kelly's 2017 class is currently ranked ninth. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Avery Davis was in at quarterback for Team Armour at the Under Armour All-America game. Davis is committed to Notre Dame and said despite Baylor coach Matt Rhule hiring Davis' high school coach, Joey McGuire, Davis is solid in his commitment to the Irish.

Jeremy Crabtree RecruitingNation 

Heading into today's Under Armour All-America Game announcements, the top-10 classes in the country are Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State, Michigan, LSU, Oklahoma, Florida State, Texas A&M, Notre Dame and Auburn. Alabama is in line to have the nation's best recruiting class for fifth time in the past six classes.

Jeremy Willis ESPN.com 

Notre Dame QB Avery Davis will play in today's Under Armour Game. Davis is ranked No. 156 in the ESPN 300.


Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Team Highlight's offensive line at the Under Armour All-America game has a ton of talent. No. 1 ranked Trey Smith, Alabama commit Jedrick Wills, LSU commit Austin Deculus, Michigan commit Cesar Ruiz, Notre Dame commit Robert Hainsey among the big names

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23dAdam Rittenberg

Sources: Notre Dame tab Memphis' Long as OC

Notre Dame, which lost both its offensive coordinators in recent weeks, is expected to hire Chip Long from Memphis for that position, sources told ESPN.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Notre Dame is expected to hire Memphis offensive coordinator Chip Long for the same position, sources tell ESPN. Fox Sports first reported the impending hire. Long just completed his first season at Memphis after making the move with Mike Norvell from Arizona State. Notre Dame had the vacancy after losing Mike Denbrock (Cincinnati) and Mike Sanford (Western Kentucky) to other jobs.


Jeremy Crabtree RecruitingNation 

Notre Dame offensive line commit Robert Hainsey went one-on-one against Michigan defensive end pledge Luiji Vilain Friday at Under Armour All-America Game practices.

Erik McKinney ESPN Staff Writer 

At Under Armour All-America Game practice, after Steve Mariucci showed the players how to protect the ball with four points of pressure, Deion Sanders stepped in and showed them how he secures the ball, with the help of safety Daniel Wright, offensive tackle Tony Gray, Notre Dame tight end commit Brock Wright and Texas A&M quarterback commit Kellen Mond.

Jeremy Crabtree RecruitingNation 

Four-star linebacker Ellis Brooks of Richmond (Va.) Benedictine College Prep plans on having a busy January. The 6-2, 230-pounder will take official visits to Northwestern on Jan. 13, Oregon on Jan. 20 and Notre Dame on Jan. 28. He said he's also trying to keep some time open "in case some schools like what they see this week." Brooks was formerly committed to Duke.


Erik McKinney ESPN Staff Writer 

Notre Dame commit and ESPN 300 offensive guard Robert Hainsey choosing his gear at Under Armour All-America Game check in

Jeremy Crabtree RecruitingNation 

Tuesday is registration day at the Under Armour All-America Game, and the roster features seven of the nation's top 10 high school prospects. Alabama and LSU lead the way with eight commitments in the game, followed by Michigan and Texas A&M at six and Notre Dame with five.

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Kelly might jump on NFL opportunity

Brian Kelly's profile isn't as strong as it once was, but Adam Rittenberg believes his long-term record as a head coach and reputation as an offensive innovator could intrigue some NFL teams. NFL coaching candidates (Insider)

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