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Kelly looking to evaluate all 22 positions (1:27)
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8hMatt Fortuna

ND's Kelly after loss: 'Every position' up for grabs

After Notre Dame's 38-35 loss to Duke on Saturday, a fired-up Brian Kelly promised to evaluate "every position, all 22 of them ... There is no position that is untouchable on this football team."

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Notre Dame, USC both have three losses. This is the second time in the last 50 years both have had three losses before October (also 2001).

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Duke coach David Cutcliffe said DeVon Edwards' knee injury is likely a season-ending ligament tear, but confirmation will come tomorrow. Cutcliffe adds that Edwards and QB Thomas Sirk, both fifth-year seniors who have injuries, are two of the best people -- not football players -- but people he's ever been around in his life.


Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says personnel changes are coming, but he's pleased with defensive coaching today: "Coaching had nothing to do with the outcome today."


Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

"Duke gang, baby!" The Blue Devils, 21-point underdogs, head to their locker room pumped after a 38-35 win at Notre Dame.

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

New Duke DL coach Ben Albert deserves plenty of credit this season, and today. The Blue Devils recorded their 15th sack of the year and pressured DeShone Kizer into a pick on back to back plays. Albert coached a great d-line at Boston College last season, and now the Blue Devils are in position to take the lead late.

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Duke came to win, but the Blue Devils are now 0-2 on 4th downs after getting stuffed on a 4th and 1 run at the ND 19. The Blue Devils have struggled in the kicking game, but you wonder if they would've been better served passing it or running a bootleg with Daniel Jones. Notre Dame now gets the ball looking to break a 28-28 tie.

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

The boo birds are out at Notre Dame Stadium at halftime, and why wouldn't they be? The Irish have been sloppy in all three phases so far, allowing redshirt freshman QB Daniel Jones to go 13 of 15 for 147 yards and 2 TDs in leading Duke to a 28-21 lead. The Irish have missed a field goal, given away a fumble and allowed a kick return TD. Additionally, Duke is without its best player in DeVon Edwards (leg). But the Blue Devils have bounced back from an early 14-0 hole, and they'll also get back safety Deondre Singleton, who had to sit the first half because of targeting last week.

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Duke DB DeVon Edwards exited Saturday's game with a left knee injury after getting hurt while returning a kickoff and won't return. Edwards' left leg appeared to buckle as he returned Notre Dame's first kickoff 21 yards. The redshirt senior captain has earned numerous All-ACC and All-America mentions, as he has 6 career kickoff return touchdowns, one shy of the ACC record. Edwards also has 2 career interception returns for touchdowns.

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Duke just absolutely took it to Notre Dame on its last drive. Redshirt freshman QB Daniel Jones completed 6 straight passes to open the drive, then handed it off to Jela Duncan, who went untouched for an 18-yard TD rush. Just like that, Duke has tied the game at 14-all after falling behind 14-0 quickly. The Irish made several substitutions in the defensive backfield on that drive, and you have to wonder about that group's confidence moving forward.

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Duke is set to kick off to Notre Dame here. We'll be looking to see if the Irish offense can get off to a hot start and establish the run, taking some pressure off DeShone Kizer. Defensively, can ND keep redshirt freshman QB Daniel Jones in check? Moreover, can the Irish get a sack? They are the only FBS team in the country without one.

Erik McKinney ESPN Staff Writer 

Visit and commitment plans are continuing to shape up for No. 12 overall prospect Foster Sarell. The nation's No. 4 offensive tackle has already taken an official visit to Nebraska and said today that he will visit Notre Dame on Oct. 15 (Stanford game), Alabama on Oct. 22 (Texas A&M game), Washington either Nov. 12 or 19 (USC or Arizona State game) and Stanford in January. He said he wants to commit in November or December, which means he'll either commit to Stanford and take the January visit, or commit elsewhere and cancel it.

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3dMatt Fortuna

Breaking down Duke-Notre Dame

A breakdown of Saturday's game between Duke and Notre Dame, which features two teams trying to avoid starting the 2016 season 1-3.


Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Notre Dame defensive end and captain Isaac Rochell talks about physical practices in light of a 1-2 start.

Onwualu enjoys playing for DC VanGorder (0:47)

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Notre Dame LB and captain James Onwualu on the outside criticism defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder has received:

Torii Hunter Jr. thinks Notre Dame needs to be more consistent (0:44)

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Notre Dame WR and captain Torii Hunter Jr. talks about the message to the receivers and offense as a whole after a 1-2 start

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4dTodd McShay

McShay's Top 32: ND's Kizer vaults up the board

Todd McShay's No. 1 player for the 2017 NFL draft remains unchanged, but Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett and Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer are shooting up the rankings after hot starts.

Team Stats

Passing Yards262.3Tied-40th
Rushing Yards167.373rd
Points For37.342nd
Points Against32.0Tied-95th

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