Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Most "Mismanaged" Position in College FB



LINK:  STORY

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A Dad and His Two Notre Dame Kids...


I always enjoy what Richard Becker writes -- here's his latest on dropping off his two kids (Ben '18 and Joan '19) at Notre Dame this past weekend...

LINK:  OF THREE DAYS, TWO MOVES AND ONE UNIVERSITY

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

WNDU-TV Interview With Coach Brian Kelly


A Makeover for the House That Rock Built!


It's going to be awesome!  Here's some of the proposed upgrades we can look forward to inside Notre Dame Stadium!
  • A big new video board
  • New vinyl bench seating
  • Seats to be expanded to a minimum of 18" wide

LINK:  MORE DETAILS

LA Times Plaschke' on Sarkisian's Presser



USC head football coach Steve Sarkisian met with the media today to talk about his conduct at a recent donor event...

In the spirit of full disclosure -- Bill Plaschke's oldest daughter is a Notre Dame alum.

Additional media coverage of Sarkisian:

LINK:  KABC-TV LOS ANGELES COVERAGE

Life as a Starting Linebacker at Notre Dame


You experience things like a crew from Showtime following you from class to class...

Here's former Fighting Irish walk-on Joe Schmidt being shadowed by the crew from Showtime that is embedded here on the Notre Dame campus for the next three months.

Texas to Start Two Frosh OL vs. Notre Dame


Connor Williams and Patrick Vahe were playing "Friday Night Lights" football this time last year in Texas.  In 11 days -- they will make up 40% of the starting Texas offensive line -- as they play their first-ever college football game against Notre Dame.

At least two other freshmen -- I refuse to use the term "true freshmen" -- are also expecting to line-up first for the Longhorns against our Fighting Irish.

Here's the story from Austin:

LINK:  PROJECTED STARTERS

LINK:  TEXAS DEPTH CHART

Monday, August 24, 2015

Chris Evert's Domer Dad -- Passes at 91


Former Notre Dame All-American tennis player Jimmy Evert '48 --- and dad to all-time tennis great Chris Evert -- passed away Friday at the age of 91.

Evert -- instructor of tennis champions -- was remembered in this New York Times story...

LINK:  NEW YORK TIMES STORY

LINK:  LONDON'S DAILY MAIL STORY

LINK:  SUN-SENTINEL STORY

LINK:  OBITUARY

OT: This Is How the NFL Rolls These Days...



The NFL rolls out two "Hall of Famers" from Ohio State and Miami (FL) -- to show them how to "get around trouble" at their Rookie Symposium...


Sunday, August 23, 2015

Less Than 13 Days to "Historic Game"


So says the folks down at Hook 'Em...

LINK:  HISTORIC GAME

Dallas Morning News: Five Bold Predictions


They're feeling pretty good about their football team in Austin...

LINK:  FIVE BOLD PREDICTIONS

Associated Press Poll: Notre Dame Ranked #11


I'll take it -- high enough to beat a few ranked teams in the first half of the season to roll into our match-up with USC ranked in the top 5 in the country...

LINK:  ASSOCIATED PRESS POLL

SI Calls It: "Best Hype Video You'll See..."




Here's what Sports Illustrated had to say about this hype video about Notre Dame QB Malik Zaire...


USC AD Has to Pull Steve Sarkisian Off Stage


That school in Los Angeles held their annual pre-season football event for their biggest donors yesterday and USC's head football coach Steve Sarkisian -- literally had to be "pulled" off stage by Athletic Director Pat Haden and John McKay, Jr.

Sarkisian was reportedly drunk...

LINK:  SARKISIAN

LINK:  ESPN VIDEO OF SARKISIAN

LINK:  SARKISIAN APOLOGY

Malik Zaire: "I'm Not a Quitter..."


Notre Dame QB Malik Zaire was asked if he ever considered transferring...

LINK:  MALIK ZAIRE

Brady Quinn Predicts the Irish Go Undefeated!



Now I have to admit I don't care for the photo of #5 when talking about the 2015 Fighting Irish!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Arrested for Cocaine Possession -- Miss 3


Can you believe this... 

Clemson's starting place kicker was arrested for a DUI and cocaine possession and he's only suspended for their first three games against Wofford, Appalachian State and Louisville.

He will "likely" return to play against Notre Dame.

LINK:  REALLY?

Counsell & Murphy Back Together Again



The two MLB managers talk about their time together at Notre Dame...

Football Practice Inside Notre Dame Stadium



The Fighting Irish wrapped up training camp yesterday with a practice inside Notre Dame Stadium -- here are the highlights...

It's important to note that the last practice of Training Camp it's become tradition to wear a different number -- so don't freak out when you can't find your favorite player.

Manti Te'o Involved in Skirmish at Practice


The former Fighting Irish All-American put a hit on a TE at the Charger's training camp and the fun began...

LINK:  THE FIGHTING IRISH