Coach Kelly Press Conference Transcript - After Michigan


#11/15 Irish Host #18/17 Michigan In Saturday Primetime Showdown

Notre Dame and Michigan to meet under the lights at Notre Dame Stadium for the first time since 1990 (7:39 p.m. ET, live on NBC).


#20/19 Irish Back On Road Saturday At #10 Michigan State

Nine of the past 12 meetings in the series between Notre Dame and Michigan State have been decided by a touchdown or less.


#22/22 Irish Kick Off Home Slate Saturday Against Purdue

Notre Dame has won nearly 82 percent of its home openers, including a 10-2 record against the Boilermakers.


Notre Dame Kicks Off 2012 Football Season Against Navy In Ireland

Fighting Irish and Midshipmen will be playing in Dublin for the second time in their 86-game series (9 a.m. ET/2 p.m. IST on CBS).


2011-12 Athletics Highlight Video

Debuted each year at the OSCARS - the year-end highlight video provides a look back at all 26 varsity sports competed at the University of Notre Dame and is created in cooperation with the Student Welfare and Development Office and LeSea Broadcasting.


FB: Blue Gold Game (1st Half)


FB: Practice Update April 4 takes a look at the Irish cornerback position - one of the key position battles of the spring - and goes on the field with assistant coach Kerry Cooks - Mic'd Up.


FB: Practice Update March 21 takes you inside the first spring practice of 2012 and looks at the key position battles the team will face - quarterback, cornerback and the right side of the offensive line.



ICON takes a look at some Notre Dame football players spending their late winter/early spring competing in other sports on campus.


85th Annual Blue-Gold Game

Notre Dame Spring Football Game


Notre Dame Football Blue-Gold Game

The Notre Dame Spring Blue-Gold game was held at Notre Dame Stadium.


No. 9 Irish Remain Undefeated, Overpower Miami 41-3 (AP)

Cierre Wood and George Atkinson III both rush for over 100 yards in the victory.


Tackles: 3, at Boston College, Nov. 10, 2012 (3-0)

JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Played in five games, making one solo tackle and two assisted tackles ... saw action in the season opener against Temple (Aug. 31) and then in each of the final three games of the regular season ... recorded a solo stop at Stanford (Nov. 30) ... assisted on a tackle in the win over BYU (Nov. 23) ... also played at Pittsburgh (Nov. 9) ... recorded an assisted tackle against Rutgers in the 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl (Dec. 28) ... finished sixth in 60 meters at 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference indoor meet ... placed fifth in 100 meters, seventh in 200 meters and helped 4x100 relay to runnersup slot at 2014 ACC outdoor event.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Stepped into a more significant cornerback role when both starters graduated after the 2011 campaign and Lo Wood was lost for the year early in 2012 preseason camp following a torn Achilles tendon ... saw action in all 13 games, primarily on special teams but also appeared as a reserve defensive back ... registered five tackles, with three of them coming against Boston College (Nov. 10) ... a Irish indoor track star.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Played in eight games (did not play in first four games or bowl game), primarily on special teams ... recorded two tackles on special teams ... registered a tackle in games against Navy and Wake Forest ... competed in eight Irish indoor and outdoor track meets to win a monogram ... took fifth in 60 meter dash (6.88) and sixth in 200 meters (21.79) at 2012 BIG EAST indoor meet ... finished fourth in 100 meters (10.39) and with 4x100 relay unit (40.69) at 2012 BIG EAST outdoor event ... ran 100 meters at NCAA East preliminary meet.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Played both running back and defensive back for Granada High School in Livermore, Calif. ... carried 30 times for 218 rushing yards and three TDs in 2010 - including 73-yard TD run vs. Sierra ... also made 20 tackles on defense and broke up 11 passes ... second-team all-East Bay Athletic League as defensive back in 2010 ... helped team to 8-5 record after loss to power De La Salle in California high school North Coast Section Division I playoff semifinal as Matadors reached playoffs for first time since 2005 ... made 38 tackles and broke up 15 passes as honorable mention all-East Bay Athletic League defensive back as junior in 2009 ... selected for Team USA vs. The World all-star game in Austin, Texas ... father is former all-pro Oakland Raider defensive back George Atkinson Jr. who played professionally with Raiders from 1968-77, helped Oakland to Super Bowl XI title and now is part of Raider radio broadcast team ... twin brother George III played for the Irish from 2011-13 ... played for coach Tim Silva at Granada High School ... son of George Atkinson and Michelle Martin ... enrolled in College of Arts and Letters, majoring in film, television and theatre.

Atkinson's Career Statistics

2011 8 2 1 1 0.0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0
2012 13 5 5 0 0.0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0
2013 5 3 1 2 0.0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 26 10 7 3 0.0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Josh Atkinson
Josh  Atkinson


Stockton, CA

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-11½ / 195


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