Notre Dame's Eifert Has Nice Night in Championship Game Loss
News:Tyler Eifert had 61 yards on six catches in Notre Dame's 42-14 loss to Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game on January 7th.
Analysis: The best tight end in the country finished his college career with 11 catches and nearly 2,000 receiving yards.
News:Tyler Eifert caught a touchdown on six balls for 85 yards in Notre Dame's 38-0 win over Wake Forest on Saturday.
Analysis: This was a classic Tyler Eifert game, with him both getting into the end zone and averaging 14 yards per catch.
News:Tyler Eifert only had three catches for 22 yards in Notre Dame's 30-13 win over Oklahoma on Saturday night.
Analysis:Tyler Eifert's production was held down most likely due to Golson's running and the respect defenses are paying to him.
News:Tyler Eifert had one touchdown on four catches and 73 yards in Notre Dame's 17-14 win over BYU on Saturday.
Analysis: It's the second straight week that Tyler Eifert has scored a touchdown for the Irish, and his presence continues to be felt.
News:Tyler Eifert scored a touchdown on four receptions in Notre Dame's 20-13 win over Stanford on Saturday.
Analysis: This was the Tyler Eifert everyone has come to know, leading the Irish in receiving and scoring a crucial touchdown.
News:Tyler Eifert had two catches for 31 yards in Notre Dame's 41-3 victory over Miami on Saturday night.
Analysis: While he did average 15 yards per catch, Tyler Eifert has failed to get into the end zone since he suffered a concussion over a month ago.
News:Tyler Eifert caught one pass for 38 yards in Notre Dame's 13-6 victory over Michigan on Saturday night.
Analysis: The passing game didn't really do anything flashy tonight but they did get big yardage out of seemingly every pass. Only 11 balls were caught by the wideouts yet 145 yards were gained out them, averaging 13.2 yards per catch. Solid numbers.
Notre Dame's Eifert Has No Receptions in Win over Michigan State
News:Tyler Eifert had no catches in Notre Dame's Saturday night's 20-3 victory over Michigan State.
Analysis: Michigan State didn't do much right on Saturday -- they lost the game -- but they were able to successfully take away the best tight end in the nation. Maybe the injury last week had something to do with it, but Tyler Eifert walks away from East Lansing with no more receptions or touchdowns to add to his 2012 total.
News: Eifer left Saturday's win over Purdue with a concussion, but has been cleared to practice, the CBSSports.com reports.
Analysis: He had four catches for 98 yards before departing. Watch his status this week in practice.
Notre Dame's Eifert Catches Touchdown Pass in Opening Win
News:Tyler Eifert caught a five-yard touchdown pass in Notre Dame's 50-10 win over Navy.
Analysis: It would make sense that the one touchdown pass from Golson would go to the best tight end in the country, right? Tyler Eifert started his 2012 off right with a four-catch, 22-yard performance on opening day.
Notre Dame's Eifert Impresses Coaches With Work Ethic
News: Head Coach Brian Kelly said that Tyler Eifert was one of his hardest working players all summer, IrishSportsDaily.com reports.
Analysis: So not only is Tyler Eifert arguably the best tight end in the country, coming off a season with 63 catches for 803 yards and five touchdowns, but he is also one of the hardest working. That's a star in the making.
Notre Dame's Eifert Impresses Coaches With Work Ethic
News: Head Coach Brian Kelly said Tyler Eifert was one of his two best and hardest workers all summer, according to Rivals.
Analysis: So not only is he, in some people's eyes, the best tight end in America, looking to build upon his 63-catch, 803-yard, five-touchdown season, but now he's also a leader for all the young guys in the program. That's a star in the making.
News: Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert bounced back from his worst game of the season to lead all Irish receivers with 60 yards on three catches and a score.
Analysis: Eifert is a must start tight end and should have continued success against Maryland and Boston College.
News: Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert had his second consecutive game with a score, finishing with 38 yards on four catches.
Analysis: Eifert continues to be a steady source of points from a very weak tight end position. He is a top 10 option for the rest of the year with the potential to be top 5.
News: Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert had a signature game, leading the team in receiving with 8 catches for 75 yards, including the game winning touchdown.
Analysis: Eifert hasn't been quite the dominant statistical tight end we expected so far this year, but this game helps restore lost confidence. With the shallow tight end position, he is close to a must-start every week.
News: Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert had only 2 catches for 25 yards in the win over Michigan State. He still has yet to find the end zone through the first 3 games.
Analysis: Eifert's numbers have been a bit disappointing this season. I fully expected him to be one of the best tight ends in the country, but with the Notre Dame passing game struggling at times, Eifert's numbers have taken a hit.
News: Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert didn't have much of a early rapport with Dayne Crist. However, he picked up right where he left off last season once Tommy Rees entered the game catching 5 of his 6 balls with Rees.
Analysis: Eifert showed in the second half why he was one of the top tight ends in the country entering into this season. With Rees at the helm, Eifert is a must start every week.
News: Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert had a great finish to his sophomore season last year after taking over for injured Kyle Rudolph. His teammates and head coach Brian Kelly expect Eifert to be one of the Irish's top play makers this season.
Analysis: Expect Eifert to build on his sophomore numbers and continue to grow into his role as a true play maker for the Irish. With the terribly shallow TE position this season, you will most likely have to reach for Eifert as he is a well known commodity at this point.
News: Eifert caught four passes for 78 yards and a touchdown in Notre Dame's 27-3 win over Army on Saturday.
Analysis: After a quiet game last week, Eifert bounced back and scored a touchdown and led the Irish in receiving.
News: Eifert caught two passes for 15 yards in Notre Dame's 28-3 win over Utah on Saturday.
Analysis: It was a quiet day for Eifert, but QB Tommy Rees only completed 13 passes, so someone's production was going to have to suffer. As Rees gets more snaps under his belt, the rest of the offense should see its production go up.
News: Eifert caught four passes for 42 yards in Notre Dame's 35-17 loss to Navy on Saturday.
Analysis: Eifert wasn't as productive as he was in his first start for the injured Kyle Rudolph but keep in mind the Irish offense wasn't as productive as a whole either.
News: Eifert caught four passes for 72 yards and a touchdown in Notre Dame's 44-20 win over Western Michigan on Saturday.
Analysis: Eifert scored in his first start for injured star-tight end Kyle Rudolph. With Rudolph out for the season, Eifert may end up being a good tight end option.
News: With Mike Ragone recovering from a heat-related illness suffered in the early part of last week, Eifert has had the chance to show Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly that he deserves a shot at playing tight end, especially after a solid performance in practice over the past weekend, the South Bend Tribune reports.
Analysis: Eifert's efforts on Saturday led Notre Dame's head coach to comment, "Probably singularly, offensively he came in and showed that he's really got the ability to be more than in just Kyle Rudolph's shadow. So he's a guy that we're going to have to find a way to get on the field." Kelly continues: "He matches up well, obviously with his size (6-6, 242 pounds). He gives us another weapon. I wouldn't be surprised to see both of those guys on the field at the same time."