Notre Dame began to realize the impact of Brian Kelly's highest-rated recruiting class during 2014's 8-5 season.
Notre Dame’s offense will return nine of its 11 regular starters during the 2014 regular season, with only tight end Ben Koyack and right tackle Christian Lombard needing to be replaced.
Ben Koyack and Cody Riggs are the only two players who started in Notre Dame’s Music City Bowl win over LSU who won’t be around this fall.
It’s easy to connect the dots: Notre Dame ran the ball more in the Music City Bowl than it did in any game all season, didn’t turn the ball over and beat a top-25 SEC West team.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Everett Golson said he's not questioning why, after starting all 12 games for Notre Dame this year, he's been thrown into a competition with Malik Zaire.