Kerry Cooks


SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Despite a rumor circulating around the Internet, KeiVarae Russell did not practice with Notre Dame on Wednesday.


SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Brian VanGorder is in his eighth first year as a defensive coordinator, so he's pretty well-versed at getting to know a new group of players. 


KeiVarae Russell lined up across from Rutgers wide receiver Brandon Coleman, who had burned Bennett Jackson three times early on in December's Pinstripe Bowl.


SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Among the various changes to Notre Dame's defense brought in by Brian VanGorder, there's a less-noticeable one that's more of a personal choice.