Spring Preview Links

A collection of spring personnel previews published in January.

January featured nearly 20 preview columns detailing the team's returning and incoming personnel. Below are links to each position unit as well as roster looks entering spring and fall 2012, with descriptions of articles included as needed.

Wide Receivers

Running Backs


Tight Ends

Offensive Line


Defensive Line

Defensive Backs

Specialists and Return

Coverage Teams, LS, Punters

Under Construction: Verbals, Targets, Current Scholarships.. A look at Notre Dame's current list of commitments, its remaining recruiting targets, and a complete rundown of eligibility for returning players among the team's position groups.

Under Construction: 2009, 2010, 2011 classes. Head coach Brian Kelly arrived on campus in December of 2009. Included in this column are the players he inherited from the former staff plus his first crop of recruits in 2010 (the "on-the-fly" class) and the first class recruited completely by Kelly and his staff last February.

Under Construction: 5th-year hopefuls. Four prospective 5th-year players appear slated to return. Another presumed ready will not and by our count, two others are on the cusp. Each is detailed within.

Developing Depth: Offensive Rookies. A review of the 11 true freshmen withheld from action last season plus an early enrollee for spring 2012

Developing Depth: Defensive Rookies. A review of the eight true freshmen that did not play last fall plus two early enrollees for spring ball.

Developing Depth: Returning Starters/Regulars. 35+ regular members of the 2011 offense and defense regular rotation members are back and ready to compete this spring.

Developing Depth: Reserves. Players that played sparingly in 2011 ready to make their mark this spring and next fall.

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