It's nearly impossible to win a national championship with questions at quarterback. Which programs have the best QB situation for the immediate future? The answer might surprise you.
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Whether it's UCLA's DL and USC's OL or talented new receivers at Michigan facing Ohio State's secondary, several rivalries got more intense in 2017.
The Fighting Irish added to their haul Friday, picking up a commitment from ESPN Jr300 prospect Micah Jones.
Erik McKinney ESPN Staff Writer
Cornerback Isaac Taylor-Stuart owns one of the most impressive offer lists in California, with Alabama, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oregon, Penn State, UCLA, USC and other chasing. The nation's No. 108 overall prospect mentioned USC and Washington as two of the schools standing out early.
Erik McKinney ESPN Staff Writer
ESPN 300 offensive tackle Penei Sewell is part of another talented group of prospects in Utah this year. Sewell took an unofficial visit to USC this weekend and also holds offers from Florida, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, UCLA and others.
Matt Schick interviews Oklahoma commit Trae Young. Plus, Paul Biancardi on how coaching changes impact basketball recruiting & a discussion on Jim Harbaugh's contentious hire.
Notre Dame’s needs in the secondary are being met early on in the 2018 class. Just hours after ESPN Junior 300 cornerback Kalon Gervin committed to the Fighting Irish, Brian Kelly and staff landed one of the nation's top defensive backs and a seventh ESPN Jr.
Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer
Comments from Mike Riley and Bob Elliott on Nebraska's hire, made official today, of Elliott as the Cornhuskers' safeties coach. Elliott coached at Notre Dame with Nebraska defensive coordinator Bob Diaco in 2012 and 2013.
Notre Dame limped to the finish line in the 2017 class after the struggles on the field in 2016, but the Fighting Irish are rebounding quickly in 2018 with one of the nation's top early class.
Alabama is nowhere to be found with its 2018 class, but other schools, headlined by Penn State, Florida State and Kansas, yes that Kansas, are racking up 2018 recruits.
Wide receiver Freddy Canteen, who announced Jan. 3 he would transfer from Michigan, indicated in a tweet on Saturday that Notre Dame is his next destination.
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
SOURCE: Former Michigan wide receiver Freddy Canteen is transferring to Notre Dame as a graduate. Canteen, who will have two years of eligibility left, indicated Notre Dame is his next destination in a tweet earlier Saturday. He didn't play for Michigan in 2016 and announced Jan. 3 he would seek a transfer. Canteen caught six passes in two seasons for the Wolverines.
The jersey and helmet Rudy Ruettiger wore in his one game for Notre Dame in 1975 was sold on Saturday during an auction as part of Super Bowl festivities in Houston.
The top lawyer at the National Labor Relations Board issued an official opinion this week that players at all 17 private colleges in the FBS are employees of their schools.
A signing day Texas exodus
"Gone to Texas" was the phrase used during the early 1800s by Americans who left for the then-Mexican territory. But on Wednesday, nine of the Lone Star State's top-10 recruits went in the other direction and signed with out-of-state schools.
Notre Dame finished national signing day with nine ESPN 300 recruits. Which Notre Dame recruit will have the biggest impact in 2017?
Notre Dame took the sting off a subpar season by winning big on national signing day, but the Irish weren't the only team from outside of the Power 5 conferences to score on the recruiting trail.
The Fighting Irish finish with a respectable class, but for the first time in the ESPN 300 era, they did not pick up one of the 41 ESPN 300-rated wide receivers.
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Barring a late surprise, Notre Dame's streak of having an ESPN 300 WR commitment is nearing its end at 11 years. Entering this year, Notre Dame received an ESPN 300 WR commitment every year in the ESPN 300 era (since 2006). None of the four remaining ESPN 300 WR is considering the Irish.
Where Pats' players ranked as recruits
On the eve of national signing day, we look back at the five ESPN 300 recruits who'll suit up for the Patriots in the Super Bowl. Malcom Brown was ranked highest out of high school.
Brian Kelly continues to take the blame for Notre Dame's 4-8 season, saying he "led this team poorly."
Overlook coordinator hires at your own risk. They don't get the pomp and circumstance of a new head coach, but the right offensive or defensive mind can be the difference between wins and losses.