Blue & Gold Illustrated football analyst Bryan Driskell and assistant editor Andrew Owens preview the 2016 NFL Draft. Notre Dame has two players considered first round locks, but another eight could also see their name called. It is a deep draft and a lot could happen once it starts, which could impact where the Irish players ultimately get picked. The discussion ends with the latest on All-American linebacker Jaylon Smith, who is looking to climb up draft boards after a devastating knee injury clouded his future in the game.
April 27th, 2016
April 22nd, 2016
Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell field subscriber questions, and the majority of them center around the defensive unit and defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder. Is this the year we see defensive improvements from the Irish under their third-year DC? That is discussed, as is which players emerged - or will emerge - as leaders on that side of the ball.
April 20th, 2016
Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell recap the spring as the Irish head into the summer offseason. Their focus is on ranking the position groups 1 through 10, while discussing the strength of the team and the areas for concern heading into the summer.
April 15th, 2016
Blue & Gold Illustrated gets you prepared for the 2016 Notre Dame Blue & Gold Game. Senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell give the latest news involving the Irish program, discuss the game format and break down the rosters. Following that segment, Driskell and recruiting editor Andrew Ivins preview the visitor list, which includes a pair of 5-star recruits from the 2017 class and several of the top players on the board for Notre Dame in the Class of 2018.
April 12th, 2016
Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell break down the latest happenings from Notre Dame's spring practices. Standouts from Saturday's open practice are discussed, and subscriber questions are addressed. Topics range from who should start at quarterback, to who is the most irreplaceable player on the roster and of course, whether or not Notre Dame has the talent to be a Top 10 program in 2016.
April 6th, 2016
Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell discuss the latest happenings surrounding the Notre Dame football program. The latest defensive injury - this time to junior cornerback Nick Watkins - kicks off the show before the staff turns to discussion about the quarterback situation, the wide receiver depth chart and a lengthy discussion about the defense. Topping it all off, the BGI staff breaks down the current status of the Notre Dame offensive line.
April 1st, 2016
Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell discuss Notre Dame's Pro Day and spring practice in the latest episode. The Irish offensive line is a primary topic of conversation, and the staff also discusses the wide receiver position, which will have a completely different feel next season. The Notre Dame defense also got plenty of discussion before moving on to the Pro Day performance, which was highlighted by excellent performances by Chris Brown, Matthias Farley, C.J. Prosise and others.
March 30th, 2016
Blue & Gold Illustrated staff writers Jordan Wells and Andrew Owens recap Notre Dame's 2015-16 season and run to the Elite Eight an take an early look at next year's prospects.
March 23rd, 2016
It was a big week for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football program. Today, head coach Brian Kelly updated where his team stands now that the Irish are a third of the way into spring practice. Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell break down Kelly's comments, which included revelations about freshman safety Devin Studstill's ascent and the decision by sophomore safety Mykelti Williams to leave the program. On the recruiting trail, Notre Dame hit a home run with its Junior Day this past weekend, which garnered five commitments for the 2017 recruiting class. Driskell and recruiting editor Andrew Ivins break that down.
March 18th, 2016
Blue & Gold Illustrated's Andrew Ivins and Bryan Driskell preview Notre Dame's huge recruiting weekend. The two also discuss the latest with quarterback recruiting and if Hendon Hooker or Avery Davis would be a better fit in South Bend.