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Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

DeShone Kizer talks about Brian Kelly saying the coach needs to turn up the intensity on the sidelines:

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

James Onwualu has been very honest and thoughtful in speaking about the coordinator change this week from Brian VanGorder to Greg Hudson. Onwualu came to ND as a WR before switching to LB, and he said he thanked VanGorder for the opportunity since he was the one who invested in him on that side of the ball: "Obviously everybody was talking about it -- even our student section seemed to have a strong stance on that. But it was shocking to me, this is the only defensive experience I've ever had. Really all I knew defensively. So it's difficult for some older guys, and me included, to put that aside and take the next step into something new. I'll continue my relationship with (VanGorder) and possibly still learn things from him but I'm on to the next step."

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike McGlinchey on Brian Kelly saying everyone's job is up for grabs: "We are a 1-3 football team and things need to change." The Notre Dame captain adds: "Guys are fed up. We've had enough. We've had enough losing."

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Kelly says everybody's job is in jeopardy at Notre Dame (0:43)
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Galloway hopes other 'schools don't fire coaches in season' (2:11)

Could Notre Dame miss a bowl game?

After a 1-3 start, Mark Schlabach did not include Notre Dame in his bowl projections. Brett McMurphy, on the other hand, sees the Irish facing an SEC foe in Jacksonville. Bowl projections

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Brian Kelly on postgame remarks: "I don't know that I was that tough on the roster as much as I was tough on my coaches. I think when you tell your coaches that they're on a job interview for the rest of the season, that seems to be tough, moreso than saying there's a standard of play at a particular position. You guys can interpret it anyway that you want. I don't think I'm too tough on them. … It still falls on me, this team's not playing well. It's my fault. I have to find solutions to it. After a game when you're frustrated with the play, everybody is on notice, I made that pretty clear." Kelly adds that it all starts with him, the head coach.

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Brian Kelly on defensive changes: "We're going to play with enthusiasm, we're going to play with the passion I said was missing. Made changes accordingly to bring that back. That will begin to show itself. You're going to see a lot more players playing. There's going to be some depth, some camaraderie. We need to get that morale up on defense and we'll do that with a lot more players involved in what we're doing on a day-to-day basis."

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says QB DeShone Kizer will start against Syracuse but is not meeting the standard of play he set last year. Kelly said all positions would be evaluated after Saturday's loss to Duke.

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ACC providing the fireworks again in Week 5

The ACC will be the focus of the college football world again this weekend, led by the top-5 showdown between Louisville and Clemson.

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Champ. Drive: Notre Dame Fires VanGorder

Ivan Maisel, Chris Low and Adam Rittenberg discuss Notre Dame's decision to fire Brian VanGorder and wonder when the blame may start to fall at the feet of Brian Kelly.

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Reversals of fortune for Miles, Vols and Irish highlight Week 4 (1:32)
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Notes you need to know coming out of Week 4

At the quarter-season mark we have already seen two head coaches and two coordinators relieved of their duties. It is simply too early in the year for all this change.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly announced the firing of defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder on Sunday. The Irish have the No. 5 ranked recruiting class in the country, but the six highest ranked prospects in the class are all offensive players. The highest ranked defensive commit, linebacker David Adams, said the coaching change won't impact his status with the Irish. "Not at all," Adams said. "I'm 100 percent to Notre Dame."

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Brian Kelly on if a turnaround for 1-3 Notre Dame must be player-led or coach-led: "It starts with the coaches. It's got to be coach-led and they've got to start the fire, and then those players that have that intrinsic motivation, that fire within, they will come along with us. Those that don't, we're going to leave them along the side. But this is going to start with the coaches."

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Brian Kelly on the contrast between his previous public stance with Brian VanGorder all season and the eventual firing: "That's not the appropriate time to get into talking about your coaches and where do you feel they fit on that continuum of how well they're doing. I'm going to defend them in those public settings. As I got a chance to further evaluate our football team and our current situation I felt that it was in our best interest to make the move that I did."

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly of the dynamic of fired defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder having a son still on the team at QB (Montgomery VanGorder): "We deal with it professionally like any family would. I talked to Montgomery, we did that right away, anytime there's difficult times you deal with them man-to-man and do it upfront within the family and you move on."

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Notre Dame fires D-coordinator after 1-3 start

Notre Dame has fired defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder; the Irish have lost five of six games dating back to last season and have given up 35 or more points in all five losses.

Team Stats

Passing Yards292.028th
Rushing Yards163.883rd
Points For36.8Tied-44th
Points Against33.5101st

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