Manti Te’o Returns to Notre Dame; Puts NFL Draft on Hold


Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o has decided to hold off on the NFL money for now. The junior will return to South Bend for his senior season, Te’o announced Sunday night at the Lott IMPACT Trophy banquet.

In midseason he tweeted “Playin for my bros and that’s it!!!!” And this was during the same week Brian Kelly made public comments segregating players he recruited from those recruited by Charlie Weis. So it was widely previously expected that Te’o was gone.

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Notre Dame Could Struggle in 2012, Brian Kelly’s Seat Warming?


Yesterday was a big day for the Notre Dame football team on the field, as they absolutely thrashed Navy 56-14, routing a team that has had their number in recent years. But being mediocre and routing somebody bad doesn’t cover up the larger issues at work in South Bend.

This week marked the one-year anniversary of Declan Sullivan‘s death. If you forgot that name, it’s the Notre Dame videographer who took to his scissor lift in historically dangerous windstorm conditions, and paid for that mistake with his life.

This was a week when the school could have really used more positive publicity; but instead more negativity surrounded the program.

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Brian Kelly, Notre Dame Football Media Day Highlights


The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have been practicing for 10 days already, but the ND annual Media Day was held Tuesday, and Head Coach Brian Kelly, was in rare form. His opening included joke

I will start by saying that they are ticketing out back. I am a big proponent in ‘quid pro quo,’ meaning I can take care of a lot of tickets here. If you want to make that first article… That’s Latin guys. I thought you would be all over that (smiling).

Well I guess you just had to be there. Kelly was very jovial and upbeat about the season; but he also said a lot of blatantly honest things about his college football team. Here are some of the highlights:

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