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#8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (10-3)

Sat. 9/3 Sat. 9/10 Sat. 9/17 Sat. 9/24 Sat. 10/1
@ Tex
vs. Nevada
vs. MSU
vs. Duke
@ Syr

Notre Dame signs 7 DBs to try to shore up secondary

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Notre Dame, hurt repeatedly this past season by big plays, tried to shore up its secondary by signing seven defensive backs among the 24 recruits added to the roster on Wednesday.

The Irish lose starting cornerback KeiVarae Russell and starting safety Elijah Shumate and return starting safety Max Redfield, who struggled at times last season and was sent home from the Fiesta Bowl for violating team rules. Things got so bad in the secondary late in the season that receiver Torii Hunter Jr. took some snaps at nickel back. Coach Brian Kelly explained the move at the time by saying, "We couldn't trade for a nickel."

The highest-rated defensive backs to sign were cornerback Troy Pride Jr. and safety Donte Vaughn. The Irish also signed three linebackers to help fill the void left by the losses of Joe Schmidt and Jaylon Smith, and three receivers to help replace Will Fuller, Chris Brown and Amir Carlisle.

Passing Yards: D. Kizer2884
Passing TDs: D. Kizer21
Rushing Yards: C. Prosise1032
Rushing TDs: C. Prosise11
Receiving Yards: W. Fuller1258
Receiving TDs: W. Fuller14
Interceptions: C. Luke2
Schedule 2016
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/3 at Texas TBA
9/10 vs. Nevada TBA
9/17 vs. 6 Michigan State TBA
9/24 vs. Duke TBA
10/1 at Syracuse TBA
10/8 at North Carolina State TBA
10/15 vs. 3 Stanford TBA
10/29 vs. Miami (FL) TBA
11/5 at 18 Navy TBA
11/12 vs. Army West Point TBA
11/19 vs. Virginia Tech TBA
11/26 at USC TBA
Independents (FBS)
  Conference Overall
8 Notre Dame -- 10-3
Brigham Young -- 9-4
Army -- 2-10
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 6063 (27)
Passing Yards: 3364 (32)
Rushing Yards: 2699 (24)
Points per game: 34.2 (30)
Yards per game: 466.4 (23)
Touchdowns: 54 (31)
Field Goals: 15 (63)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4845 (43)
Passing Yards: 2559 (35)
Rushing Yards: 2286 (70)
Points per game: 24.1 (35)
Yards per game: 372.7 (42)
Touchdowns: 39 (52)
Field Goals: 12 (32)
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