2016 ScheduleAll times ET

2016 Schedule
4-8
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Remember when we thought we had this CFB season figured out? (3:16)
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2dMatt Fortuna

Irish AD Swarbrick backs Kelly: Business as usual

Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick voiced support for coach Brian Kelly on Friday, saying that it is business as usual as the Irish wrap up operations after a disappointing 4-8 season.

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The coaching carousel's impact on recruiting

Matt Schick, Tom Luginbill & Craig Haubert discuss the impact firing/hiring season has on recruits, the best true freshmen this year & ESPN300 #2 Isaiah Wilson joins the show.

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4dJared Shanker

Source: ND's Zaire can transfer to any school

Malik Zaire has been granted his unconditional release from Notre Dame, a source tells ESPN's Matt Fortuna. Zaire is on track to graduate in December and will be immediately eligible.

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4dAdam Rittenberg

Who will start 2017 on the hot seat?

While this year's coaching carousel is still spinning, some coaches are already feeling the heat for next year. Who must improve in 2017, plus all the latest coaching news and notes.

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Gators would be good fit for Zaire (0:43)
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30 for 30: Catholics vs. Convicts - The Name (1:40)
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30 for 30: Catholics vs. Convicts - The Win (0:47)
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30 for 30: Catholics vs. Convicts - Sold Out (2:06)
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30 for 30: Catholics vs. Convicts - The Guys Behind the Shirts (0:50)
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30 for 30: Catholics vs. Convicts - The Comeback (2:05)
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30 for 30: Catholics vs. Convicts - Game Over (1:09)
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6dMatt Fortuna

Irish DL Tillery apologizes for dirty play vs. USC

Notre Dame defensive lineman Jerry Tillery apologized Monday for plays in which he appeared to kick a Trojans player in the helmet and step on the foot of another during Saturday's game.

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Champ. Drive: Coaching Carousel Special

Adam Rittenberg, Chris Low and Ryan McGee discuss Tom Herman being hired at Texas, the removal of Ed Orgeron's interim tag and the coaching moves that may be on the horizon.

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ND coaching staff must look within to fix issues (0:48)
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Why are there mixed signals about Kelly's job status? (1:21)
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8dBrett McMurphy

Source: Kelly's reps explore ND coach's options

Representatives of Brian Kelly have had contact with other universities as they explore his options, a source told ESPN, though Kelly said Saturday he'll "absolutely" return as Irish head coach.

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Adoree Jackson's historic night (0:32)
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8dArash Markazi

Kelly 'absolutely' expects to return as Irish coach

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said "everything is on the table" with possible offseason changes to his coaching staff after the Irish finished 4-8, their worst season in nearly a decade.

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USC-Notre Dame result looks familiar

Southern Cal's 45-27 win over Notre Dame on Saturday at the Coliseum is just the Trojans' latest when they've been in the Top 25 and the Irish haven't been ranked.

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Adoree' Jackson does it all in USC's win over Notre Dame (1:18)

Team Stats

Passing Yards254.348th
Rushing Yards163.380th
Points For30.857th
Points Against27.8Tied-62nd

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