Notre Dame Fighting Irish


Former Notre Dame wide receiver and defensive back Pat Eilers has joined the Irish coaching staff thanks to an NCAA exemption granted when graduate assistant Kyle McCarthy announced a leave


SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Everett Golson watched 2011's season-opening debacle from the sidelines and learned a valuable lesson: Don't take any opponent for granted.


1. Shake the rust off. Saturday will mark the first game in which quarterback Everett Golson will play in 600 days thanks to his academic exile from campus last fall.


Reserve safety Eilar Hardy will be held out of practices and games as part of the Notre Dame's investigation into potential academic dishonesty, a university spokesman confirmed Thursday evening.