Friday Roundup: The “Changes” Edition

Friday Roundup

This past week, Notre Dame football and its fans witnessed one of the most visible changes that the program has seen. But the new artificial surface is only the tip of the iceberg of the changes that Notre Dame has seen recently. Earlier this month, Notre Dame officially became an Under Armour school. The Bookstore channeled Black Friday with a midnight event as soon as the calendar flipped to July and demand hit a level that forced the cancellation of many online orders as inventory flew off … [Read more...]

First Look at the Notre Dame Midfield Logo

Via @NDFootball

The Notre Dame football twitter account has been on full #TurfWatch alert. I can't help but being reminded of a certain other popular "watch": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dp6R1YSw_V0 Anyways, the vigil of the wonderful folks over at Fighting Irish Digital Media has paid off as we have our first look at the interlocking Notre Dame monogram at midfield: https://twitter.com/FightingIrish/status/492296784782184448 I must say, the monogram looks great in the morning light in ND … [Read more...]

Will Mahone Sentenced to 10 Days in Jail, Felonies Dropped

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The Will Mahone saga is nearing its conclusion. After his arrest, Mahone was initially charged with three felonies. Two of those three felonies were dropped but with one felony still looming, Notre Dame dismissed the sophomore WR. Mahone's lawyer stated at the time that he'd like to return to Notre Dame, but the school informed him that he would not be able to as long as the felonies were still pending. According to Vindy.com, Mahone reached what appears to be a plea agreement: Mahone, 20 … [Read more...]

Notre Dame 2014 Opponent Preview: Florida State

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For our next Notre Dame football opponent preview, we arrive at the big one: defending national champions, Florida State. Unlike most of the previews that I've written thus far, this is a team that I saw in person last year and on the biggest possible stage no less. Make no mistake, this team certainly lived up to the hype and will easily be the toughest test the Irish face in the 2014 season. We may all have chuckled when returning Heisman winner, Jameis Winston, stole some crabs from Publix … [Read more...]

Know Thyself, Know Thy Enemy: Wide Receiver

Via AP

This is one of those posts where past is prologue. Or something. It's also demonstrative of the frustrations that come from following recruiting. I say this because this episode of Know Thyself, Know Thy Enemy features a player, USC's Nelson Agholor, who once set ND-fan's heart aflutter. And, looking back on it, it would be phenomenal to have him alongside DaVaris Daniels. Think of this column, then, as an exercise in "What Could Have Been." IRISH PLAYER TO WATCH: DaVaris Daniels, Senior, WR, … [Read more...]