• QB Zaire leaving Notre Dame, eligible to play immediately

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Malik Zaire, the quarterback who won the starting job at Notre Dame last year before a broken ankle ended his season, plans to graduate in December and use his final year of eligibility elsewhere next season.

  • Brian Kelly ‘fully committed’ to Notre Dame after 4-8 season

    Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly yells to his team during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Southern California, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly reiterated early Sunday that he plans to be back as coach of the Fighting Irish after a 45-27 loss to rival Southern California dropped the Fighting Irish to 4-8, their second-worst record in five decades.