Irish Huddle - 2018 Spring Running Back Preview

February 19th, 2018

Notre Dame faces a great deal of uncertainty at the running back position in 2018 after losing 1,400 yard rusher Josh Adams early to the NFL. Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell break down the current running back situation.

The staff discusses the potential that veterans Dexter Williams and Tony Jones Jr. bring to the backfield, but also the question marks that surround both players. The staff talks about the two freshmen joining the team in 2018 and finishes up with a discussion about potential position changes that could shake up the running back depth chart.

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Recruiting Corner - Feb. 16

February 16th, 2018

The BGI recruiting staff gives a position-by-position breakdown of Notre Dame's top 2019 targets on the offensive side of the ball

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Recruiting Corner - Wrapping Up The 2018 Class

February 9th, 2018

David McKinney and Bryan Driskell give a position-by-position breakdown of Notre Dame's 2018 signing class 

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Irish Huddle - Talking 2018 Recruiting With Notre Dame’s Defensive Staff

February 8th, 2018

Notre Dame put together an outstanding defensive haul for the 2018 recruiting class. The Irish loaded up on talented defensive backs and linebackers, and brought in a quality defensive line haul. 

Blue & Gold Illustrated football analyst Bryan Driskell sat down with the members of the defensive staff, defensive line coach Mike Elston, safeties coach Terry Joseph and defensive coordinator Clark Lea, to talk about the class, and also to get a bit of a sneak preview at next year's defense. 

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Irish Huddle - Talking 2018 Recruiting With Notre Dame’s Offensive Staff

February 7th, 2018

National Signing Day has arrived and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish have signed one of the nation's top classes. Notre Dame's offensive staff brought in a strong haul that has top end talent, balance and depth. Blue & Gold Illustrated football analyst Bryan Driskell spoke with offensive coordinator Chip Long, quarterbacks coach Tommy Rees, running backs coach Autry Denson, wide receivers coach DelVaughn Alexander and offensive line coach Jeff Quinn about the class.

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Recruiting Corner - Signing Day Preview

February 6th, 2018

The BGI recruiting staff previews the Notre Dame storylines heading into National Signing Day.

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Irish Huddle - Talking Notre Dame O-Line Play With ESPN Analyst Cole Cubelic

February 5th, 2018

Notre Dame had one of the nation's best offensive lines in 2018, and the end result was the unit winning the Joe Moore Award, which goes to the nation's top group. ESPN Football Analyst Cole Cubelic is one of the top evaluators of offensive line play in the country, and the Irish line was a hot topic for him all season. He joined Blue & Gold Illustrated football analyst Bryan Driskell to talk about the Irish line.

Cubelic broke down what made left guard Quenton Nelson so dominant and where he stacks up compared to other linemen Cubelic has evaluated over the years. He gets into the success of left tackle Mike McGlinchey and the potential of the players that return to South Bend next season, including center Sam Mustipher and right guard Alex Bars.

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Recruiting Corner - Feb. 2

February 2nd, 2018

With less than a week to go until National Signing Day, the BGI recruiting staff discusses where Notre Dame stands with each of its remaining targets, and breaks down the list of prospects that attended the Irish's Junior Day

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Irish Huddle - Talking Quarterbacks And Terry Joseph

January 30th, 2018

Notre Dame hired former Tennessee, Nebraska, Texas A&M and North Carolina defensive backs coach Terry Joseph to lead the Irish safeties. The final hire to the new ten man staff, Joseph brings a strong recruiting and coaching background to the Notre Dame staff. Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell discuss Joseph's background and why this was such an effective hire for Notre Dame, and what it means for the staff as a whole.

Following that discussion, Somogyi and Driskell begin the offseason breakdown of the different position groups as the team heads into winter conditioning and preps for spring practice. Up first is the position that will likely be the most watched, and has the biggest questions .... quarterback.

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Recruiting Corner - KJ Wallace Commits

January 29th, 2018

The BGI recruiting staff discusses the commitment of Georgia CB KJ Wallace and what it means for Notre Dame, plus dicusses the massive amount of talent on campus for Notre Dame's Junior Day 

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