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Monday's Leftovers: A worst-case scenario for Notre Dame's spring, with links to read

Notre Dame will return from spring break today and get back to practice tomorrow, presumably breaking out pads for the first time this spring. Obviously, Irish nightmares of spring practice focus on injuries. Aside from those, though, … Continuing quarterback confusion throughout the spring would not please anybody, especially if the issue becomes even cloudier

A best-case scenario for Notre Dame's spring

At the end of nearly every fall, one can look back at the praises of spring and see misguided conclusions. Such is the nature of competing against oneself for months at a time. Last year, the greatest misread from Notre Dame’s spring actually may have been the underrating of the Irish defensive line. Its struggles

Things To Learn: Notre Dame's spring questions focus on four non-QB positions

Notre Dame held two practices before spring break, both without pads. At the most, they set a base line, but much more should be learned in the coming month building up to the Blue-Gold Game on April 21. Instinct, public opinion and headlines may presume the most-important thing to learn this spring focuses on the

Tranquill's move to linebacker should benefit both him and Notre Dame

Drue Tranquill returned to Notre Dame for a fifth season for a few reasons. Being named a two-time captain may have been in-line with the less tangible of them, but it was not necessarily a driving motivation. The vague pieces of Tranquill’s return are the usual platitudes of college football, but when he delivers them,

With two captains gone, only natural another pops up on Notre Dame's offensive line

Notre Dame’s offensive line was always going to be a question mark this spring. That is the natural result of losing two first-round draft picks, not to mention the position coach as well, to the NFL. When Irish head coach Brian Kelly discussed the line before the first practice of spring, he immediately acknowledged how