ND is pinning its hopes of Hayes, who missed most of his prep senior season due to injury and has a limited defensive end background. Skill-wise, however, he’s a top talent.
Defensive front in search of sound fundamentals and consistency first – with an eye on difference-makers thereafter.
February 28, 2017
Ultimately, Daelin Hayes might give the Irish everything off the edge. For now, the freshman defensive end offers the Notre Dame defense an athletic boost and a shot of hope.
November 11, 2016
Freshman Daelin Hayes has had to get up to speed in a hurry this season. He talks about learning a defense that is much more complicated than high school and adjusting to playing for two different defensive coordinators.
November 10, 2016
Brian Kelly has been pitching this Notre Dame team as the program’s least experienced since 1972. But is this also Kelly’s youngest squad in terms of freshman starters?
October 24, 2016
The question about Daelin Hayes at the mid-point of August isn’t if the freshman defensive end will get on the field this fall. It’s how much and how soon.
August 16, 2016
Is Notre Dame about to get the Max Redfield that it thought it was getting all along? Brian Kelly thinks so. The Irish head coach also likes what Daelin Hayes can offer the defense at two positions.
August 11, 2016
Notre Dame’s best hope for a pass-rushing presence off the edge lies in Hayes, an early enrollee withheld from heavy contact during the spring as he rehabbed from prep shoulder surgery.