SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Marcus Freeman couldn’t have wished for a better ending to his first spring as Notre Dame’s head coach.
True freshman quarterback Steve Angeli’s 10-yard dash and dive to get the ball past the pylon on the final play for the touchdown gave the Gold a 13-10 comeback victory over the Blue before 33,754 fans at Notre Dame Stadium last weekend.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — On the first floor of the LSU Football Operations Center, left of the front desk, is the performance nutrition center.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A third of the way into his first spring practice as Notre Dame coach, 36-year-old Marcus Freeman likes what he is seeing from the Fighting Irish.
“I love the way they are flying around,” Freeman said Saturday following the fifth of 14 practices ahead of the annual spring game April 23.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Former Arizona State quarterback Jayden Daniels is transferring to LSU, where he will enter a wide-open competition to be the starter in coach Brian Kelly's first season with the Tigers.
Of all the new responsibilities Marcus Freeman now has as the head coach at Notre Dame, hiring assistants might have been the most challenging so far.
“It’s a sigh of relief for me to finally say the full-time staff is complete,” Freeman said Wednesday, calling the process a learning experience.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — New LSU coach Brian Kelly has completed the addition of eight transfer players to the Tigers' 2022 roster including defensive backs Greg Brooks and Joe Foucha, who both started at Arkansas.
TaxAct Texas Bowl: LSU (6-6) at Kansas State (7-5), Jan. 4, 9 p.m. Eastern (ESPN)
Line: Kansas State by 4 ½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook
Fiesta Bowl: No. 5 Notre Dame (11-1) against No. 9 Oklahoma State (11-2), Jan. 1, 1 p.m. Eastern (ESPN).
Line: Notre Dame by 2 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Under new head football coach Marcus Freeman, No. 5 Notre Dame’s practices for its PlayStation Fiesta Bowl appearance have been a gasser.
Freeman, who moved up from defensive coordinator Dec.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Fifth-year senior quarterback Myles Brennan has decided to exit the transfer portal and return to LSU under new head coach Brian Kelly.
Brennan announced his decision with a social media post on Thursday morning, about a week after 2021 LSU starting quarterback Max Johnson announced his intention to transfer out.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Saying he was “ready for this challenge,”Marcus Freeman was formally introduced Monday afternoon as Notre Dame’s 30th head football coach.
“I’m ready to lead this program to the greatest heights,” said the 35-year-old Freeman, never a head coach but an assistant at five schools, including the last 11 months as Notre Dame’s defensive coordinator under former coach Brian Kelly.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — No. 5 Notre Dame missed the College Football Playoff by one spot. No. 9 Oklahoma State's bid came up inches short.
The disappointment sets up a nice consolation: another marquee matchup in the Fiesta Bowl.
The Latest from the College Football Playoff announcement and bowl selection day (all times Eastern):
No. 5 Notre Dame will face No. 9 Oklahoma State in the Fiesta Bowl in a matchup of two teams that just missed the College Football Playoff.
GAINEVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Billy Napier more than tripled his salary while moving from the Sun Belt to the Southeastern Conference.
A person familiar with negotiations says Florida's newest football coach agreed to a seven-year, $51.8 million contract that makes him the fifth-highest-paid coach in the powerhouse SEC.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame has completed a whirlwind coaching search that never seriously left campus, promoting defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman to coach of the Fighting Irish on Friday.
Notre Dame is working on a deal to promote defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman to head coach to replace Brian Kelly, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday night.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Newly hired LSU coach Brian Kelly can accept if his legacy at storied Notre Dame is tarnished by the sudden and unceremonious way in which he walked away from the Fighting Irish.
DALLAS (AP) — Michigan moved up to No. 2 Tuesday night in the second-to-last College Football Playoff rankings, joining Georgia, Alabama and Cincinnati in the top four heading into conference championship weekend.
LSU flew newly hired coach Brian Kelly on a private jet to Baton Rouge, where he was greeted Tuesday by fans, dignitaries and the Golden Band from Tigerland after agreeing to a 10-year contract worth $95 million plus incentives.
Urban Meyer says he will not be Notre Dame's next head coach.
The Jacksonville Jaguars coach flatly squashed any speculation about his immediate future when asked by The Associated Press on Tuesday about the vacancy at Notre Dame created by Brian Kelly's abrupt departure for LSU.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick said Tuesday he won’t be rushed into finding a replacement for coach Brian Kelly even if the Fighting Irish manage to secure a College Football Playoff berth this weekend.
LSU is hiring Brian Kelly away from Notre Dame, a stunning move by one of the most accomplished coaches in college football jumping from the sport's most storied program to a Southeastern Conference powerhouse.
LSU is hiring Brian Kelly away from Notre Dame, a stunning move by one of the most accomplished coaches in college football jumping from the sport’s most storied program to a Southeastern Conference powerhouse.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Notre Dame did its job and now all the Fighting Irish can do is wait.
Jack Coan threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score and No. 5 Notre Dame finished off the regular season with a 45-14 victory over Stanford on Saturday to keep its playoff hopes alive.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — All Notre Dame can do for now is prepare for the regular-season finale against struggling Stanford and wait.
The fifth-ranked Fighting Irish have found their groove in November and will be good position for a New Year's Six bowl and a possible spot in the playoff with a win against the Cardinal on Saturday night.
Florida has been added to the lengthy list of schools looking for a head coach that already includes LSU and USC.
On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Bruce Feldman from Fox joins the AP's Ralph Russo to discuss who is going to fill all these jobs.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — On a day when No. 6 Notre Dame did little wrong in a 55-0 shutout of beleaguered Georgia Tech on Saturday, coach Brian Kelly made a pitch for his team's postseason aspirations in the College Football Playoff.
Georgia Tech (3-7) at No. 6 Notre Dame (9-1, No. 8 CFP), Saturday at 2:30 p.m. EST (NBC).
Line: Notre Dame by 16 ½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Brian Kelly doesn’t know what the postseason holds for No. 6 Notre Dame. But he feels visiting Georgia Tech’s postseason begins this Saturday at Notre Dame Stadium.
“You’re getting a really, really dangerous football team, one that has finished (its) schedule in the ACC and now plays Notre Dame and Georgia in back-to-back weeks,” Kelly said.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said the No. 7 Fighting Irish had a “tough week” with more than a dozen players battling a flu bug that kept some of them out of the lineup Saturday night against Virginia.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Brian Kelly stood in front of his team after Notre Dame's best offensive performance of the season, preparing to hand out the game ball for the 44-34 win over North Carolina.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — After getting an earful from Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly, Jack Coan delivered the big blow — a 70-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Austin at the end of the first half — and the No.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — On a night when he had a 91-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter, Kyren Williams once again gave credit to his offensive line as No. 11 Notre Dame held off Sam Howell and upset-minded North Carolina 44-34 on Saturday in a game that had over 1,000 yards in offense.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Mack Brown is hoping his North Carolina team can avoid a Halloween Eve nightmare on his first coaching visit to No. 11 Notre Dame.
“This is a good football team,” the 70-year-old Brown said of good friend Brian Kelly’s Fighting Irish (6-1).
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Kyren Williams and No. 13 Notre Dame's offensive line took a big step forward Saturday night, withstanding Southern California's fourth-quarter rally for a 31-16 victory.
With fellow running back Chris Tyree sidelined by turf toe, Williams had two short touchdown runs and a season-high 138 yards on 25 carries for coach Brian Kelly's 6-1 team, and after the game saluted his offensive linemen for his performance.
USC (3-3) at No. 13 Notre Dame (5-1), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. EDT (NBC).
Line: Notre Dame by 6 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — There will be no Heisman Trophy favorites on the field and no national championships on the line when Southern California and No. 13 Notre Dame meet for the 92nd time Saturday night.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Jack Coan's play in the first quarter for No. 14 Notre Dame on Saturday night got him benched. What he did in the fourth quarter made the Fighting Irish winners, and left coach Brian Kelly gushing about his senior quarterback.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Coach Brian Kelly knows who No. 14 Notre Dame’s starting quarterback is and he doesn't plan to reveal it before Saturday’s game at Virginia Tech.
No. 7 Cincinnati (3-0) at No. 9 Notre Dame (3-0), Saturday at 2:30 EDT (NBC).
Line: Cincinnati by 1 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said quarterback Jack Coan’s availability for the ninth-ranked Fighting Irish's showdown with No. 7 Cincinnati this weekend won’t be known until Tuesday.
CHICAGO (AP) — To win more games than any coach in the storied history of Notre Dame football, Brian Kelly has needed to be adaptable.
Maybe never more than the first month of this season. The Fighting Irish have used three quarterbacks and four left tackles, moved away from their run-first mentality and added new wrinkles on defense to head into October unbeaten.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Jack Coan admits it is going to be a little strange this Saturday when No. 12 Notre Dame takes on his old team, No. 18 Wisconsin, at Chicago’s Soldier Field.
“It’s definitely going to be weird,” the 22-year-old grad transfer quarterback said.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — No. 12 Notre Dame got big three big plays from two of its offensive captains and helped coach Brian Kelly match Knute Rockne for the most victories in program history.
Kyren Williams scored two long touchdowns, the second a 51-yard run with 6:05 remaining, and Avery Davis scored on a 62-yard reception as the Fighting Irish beat Purdue improved to 3-0.
Purdue (2-0) at No. 12 Notre Dame (2-0), Saturday at 2:30 p.m. EDT (NBC).
Line: Notre Dame by 7 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — No. 12 Notre Dame has looked shaky at times in its first two games of the season, two nail-biting wins. Coach Brian Kelly is sure of one thing: He wants a faster start against Purdue on Saturday.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Brian Kelly knows that his Notre Dame team is a work in progress as the 12th-ranked Fighting Irish prepare for Saturday’s visit from Purdue.
After escaping Florida State with a 41-38 overtime victory on the road to open the season, the Irish showed little improvement during a 32-29 comeback victory at home over Toledo.
Toledo (1-0) at No. 8 Notre Dame (1-0), Saturday at 2:30 p.m. EDT (Peacock).
Line: Notre Dame by 16 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — While No. 8 Notre Dame was finishing off a 41-38 overtime victory at Florida State over the weekend, Toledo coach Jason Candle and his Rockets were very interested viewers.
Despite his team being more than two touchdown underdogs heading to Notre Dame Stadium where the Fighting Irish have the nation’s second-longest home win streak of 24 games, Candle is embracing the challenge of Saturday's game.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Coach Brian Kelly knows his No. 9 Fighting Irish need to improve in several areas. A difficult season opener on the road was all the proof he needed.
Notre Dame blew an 18-point lead at Florida State on Sunday night before regrouping to win 41-38 in overtime.