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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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9dChris 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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18dAdam 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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32dMatt Fortuna

Source: Brian Polian expected to return to ND

Former Nevada head coach Brian Polian is expected to return to Notre Dame as the special-teams coordinator, a source told ESPN.com on Friday.

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Champ. Drive: Mass Exodus From Notre Dame?

Ivan Maisel, Chris Low and Ryan McGee discuss the number of defections from Notre Dame's program in recent weeks and what that could mean for Brian Kelly's future.

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33dMatt Fortuna

Notre Dame WR Hunter to pursue baseball career

Torii Hunter Jr. said Thursday that he will forgo a fifth year of school and football to pursue a baseball career with the Angels, who signed him June after drafting him.

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