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The Fighting Irish look to bounce back after a 4-8 record last season. According to ESPN's FPI, Notre Dame's toughest games will be on the road against Stanford and Miami in 2017.

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Notre Dame set to move forward at QB (1:07)
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First 2018 class rankings: Notre Dame

The Fighting Irish are bouncing back on the recruiting trail after a very tough season on the field in 2016. ESPN 300 safety Derrik Allen was a huge win out of Georgia.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

After a 4-8 season, Notre Dame is off to a great start in the 2018 recruiting class. The Irish have four ESPN 300 commitments coming from safety Derrick Allen, ranked No. 69 overall, quarterback Phil Jurkovec, running back Markese Stepp and athlete Braden Lenzy. While the number of ESPN 300 commitments isn't extraordinary, the class is currently ranked No. 7 overall in the ESPN class rankings.

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9dMatt Bowen

Which quarterback fits the Cardinals best?

Everyone knows Bruce Arians likes to chuck it deep, and there's one prospect that stands out above all others due to his physical tools.

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13dJon Gruden

What Gruden sees in Kizer: Eye-popping, raw talent

The former Notre Dame QB has first-round measurables, but the team that drafts him will need to view him as a long-term solution. Jon Gruden weighs in after spending time with Kizer.

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McShay sees great upside in Kizer (1:24)
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New Notre Dame DC preaching basics in spring

New Notre Dame defensive coordinator Mike Elko has been harping on the fundamentals this spring instead of scheme as the unit looks to rebound from a nightmarish 2016.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN Junior 300 wide receiver L'Christian Smith is visiting Ohio State for the spring game and will also visit Notre Dame and Tennessee

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The first three weeks of the 2017 college football season will feature highly anticipated non-conference showdowns. National runner-up Alabama opens against Florida State on Sept. 2 in one of the season's best early matchups, according to ESPN's FPI.

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Kizer a tough player to evaluate (1:47)
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McShay confident Kizer will mature (0:35)
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25dGordon McGuinness

Junior stars: Equanimeous St. Brown

After an explosive season in which he chalked up 961 yards and nine touchdowns, Notre Dame's Equanimeous St. Brown is one of the nation's top returning receivers.

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27dSteve Palazzolo

Mike McGlinchey stands out among fifth-year players

McGlinchey went from being a top prospect to the nation's top right tackle. Last season he switched to the left side, where he should be even better moving forward.

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The best of Kizer at Gruden's QB Camp (3:17)
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Kizer shows awareness and commands the huddle (2:32)
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Kizer explains poise as a leader (2:10)
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Pressure brings out the best in DeShone Kizer (2:32)
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McShay on DeShone Kizer's pro-day outing

ESPN NFL draft Insider Todd McShay shares his thoughts on DeShone Kizer's pro day, the biggest concerns about Kizer and how he stacks up against Patrick Mahomes.

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DeShone Kizer may not want to be a top two-rounds draft pick. No Fighting Irish QB taken in the 1st or 2nd round of the draft has found much success in the NFL. Scouts Inc. ranks Kizer as the No. 3 quarterback prospect and No. 44 overall.

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Kizer outdoes combine performance at pro day (1:06)

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