Independents I-A RUMORS & NEWS

  • Notre Dame OC candidate Collin Klein opts to return to Kansas State

    Clutch Points "Notre Dame is in need of a new offensive coordinator after watching Tommy Rees bolt for Alabama. The Fighting Irish will need to keep looking after one of their top candidates bowed out of the Notre Dame OC race. Kansas State’s Collin Klein has decided to..." February 10

  • Eight Notre Dame offensive coordinator candidates to replace Tommy Rees

    The Athletic "Notre Dame needs a new offensive coordinator, as Tommy Rees is Alabama-bound after a three-day courtship highlighted by the Crimson Tide sending a plane to South Bend International to give him a tour of Tuscaloosa. Rees had a Zoom meeting with Alabama on..." February 04

  • Alabama targeting Notre Dame's Tommy Rees as offensive coordinator to replace Bill O'Brien

    CBS Sports "Nick Saban is zeroing in on Notre Dame offensive coordinator Tommy Rees as the top target to fill the same roll at Alabama, according to multiple reports. Rees is scheduled to meet Saban in Tuscaloosa on Thursday. Saban is seeking a new play-caller after Bill..." February 03

  • Whenever Tommy Rees leaves Notre Dame, Marcus Freeman will face a defining decision

    The Athletic "Marcus Freeman spent the 2022 season working his way out of a comfort zone, learning to become a head coach. In the meantime, the former defensive coordinator skewed his attention in practice toward the side of the ball he knew best, taking a less hands-on approach with the..." February 03

  • Alabama reaches deal with Tommy Rees for offensive coordinator role

    Larry Brown Sports "The Alabama Crimson Tide have their new offensive coordinator. According to multiple reports, Notre Dame offensive coordinator Tommy Rees has accepted the same job at Alabama. The two sides had agreed a deal already as well, though terms were not available immediately. " February 03

  • Notre Dame officially land QB Sam Hartman

    Sportsnaut "Wake Forest transfer Sam Hartman plans to spend his final season of eligibility as the starting quarterback at Notre Dame. Hartman, 23, entered the transfer portal after the season and visited South Bend on Thursday, when he announced via social media that he’s sticking around..." January 05

  • BYU OL Sione Veikoso dies after retaining wall collapses

    ESPN "BYU offensive lineman Sione Veikoso died in a construction accident in his hometown of Kailua, Hawai'i, on Friday. He was 22 years old. A total of six men were at the site when a 15-foot retaining rock wall behind a home partially collapsed and trapped three of..." December 31

  • Wake Forest QB Sam Hartman expected to join Notre Dame after entering transfer portal

    CBS Sports "Wake Forest quarterback Sam Hartman is expected to enter the NCAA transfer portal before landing with Notre Dame after a pair of All-ACC campaigns with the Demon Deacons, according to ESPN. Hartman is the holds the ACC career record for touchdown passes..." December 27

  • Kedon Slovis to Transfer to BYU from Pitt

    Bleacher Report "Pittsburgh quarterback Kedon Slovis announced Saturday via social media that he is transferring to BYU. Slovis entered the transfer portal on Dec. 5. BYU will be his third school in what will be his fifth season in 2023. In addition to Pitt, he also suited up for the USC Trojans from..." December 26

  • Oregon flips 5-star safety Peyton Bowen from Notre Dame

    The Score "Five-star safety Peyton Bowen flipped his commitment from Notre Dame to Oregon on Wednesday. The Texas native gave his pledge to the Fighting Irish in January. Bowen was the highest-rated member of Notre Dame's 2023 class. Bowen is the No. 2 recruit..." December 21

  • NFL draft path cleared for Andre Carter II due to bill provision

    ESPN "After an outcry over the future of Army star linebacker Andre Carter II, politicians scrambled to alter the language of a recently passed Congressional bill that clears his path to the upcoming NFL draft. New language formally filed Tuesday morning in a piece of..." December 20

  • Former Notre Dame QB Drew Pyne commits to Arizona State

    Yahoo! Sports "Former Notre Dame quarterback Drew Pyne has found a new home. Pyne, who started 10 games for the Fighting Irish this season, announced Monday that he has committed to Arizona State. Pyne visited ASU over the weekend and decided to pledge to new Sun Devils head coach Kenny..." December 20

  • Bill might nix NFL draft for Army 1st-round hopeful Andre Carter II

    ESPN "A sudden potential roadblock has emerged that could prevent Army star linebacker Andre Carter II and other talented athletes at service academies from playing professional sports directly out of school. The Military Times has reported that a potential change..." December 16

  • UConn football’s instant turnaround under Jim Mora: How did Huskies get to bowl?

    The Athletic "Jim Mora says this isn’t about proving people wrong or a chip on the shoulder. He doesn’t want to say he told you so. But he also does want to say he told you so. After taking UConn to its first bowl game in seven years, in his first year as the coach,..." December 15