Know Thyself, Know Thy Enemy: Wide Receiver

Fuller-Michigan

Good morning, loyal readers. Today, I am happy to bring you the next installment of our internationally acclaimed series, Know Thyself, Know Thy Enemy. Today, we turn our focus to the fleet of foot and the supple of hand: the wide receivers. Given the quality of Notre Dame's opponents in 2015, if the Irish are to live up to expectations this season, whether those are 12-0 expectations or 8-4 expectations, they'll need strong performances from the receiving corps. Fortunately, there's a lot of … [Read more...]

Most Have to Play Thirteen to Get to Twelve

"Gary-Pinkel-Mizzou-vs-Nevada-Sept-13-08" by Jim Ross; cropped by User:Blueag9. - http://flickr.com/photos/eagle102/2981891872. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

As we head into the second season of the college football playoff, a number of coaches took shots at the Irish, arguing that Notre Dame needs to be in a conference with a playoff in order to be considered for a spot in the sport's final four. Yesterday, Dan Wetzel crushed those "intellectually lazy opinions" by pointing out that the Irish play a twelve game schedule that is every bit as tough, if not tougher, than any of the conference pretenders. In case you haven't heard, Missouri's Gary … [Read more...]

Loyal Review: ND Insider 2015 Notre Dame Football Preview Digital Version

Inside Cover

The release of the South Bend Tribune's ND Insider Notre Dame Football Preview is to Notre Dame football fans what the swallows' return to Capistrano or the migration of wildebeests across the Mara is to naturalists. This year, we here at HerLoyalSons were privileged to review the Preview's digital version. Thanks to the Tribune's Tyler James, we did so for free. Since we're talking digital stuff, you should know that you will need iOS 6.0 or later if you're going to read the Preview on an … [Read more...]

Remembrances of Things Past: 2014, 2012, 1993, 1988

Lou Holtz

This article is as much the product of rampant nostalgia as it is anything else. Our nation's Independence Day is one of those calendar events that gets you looking backwards. This summer is the centennial of Gallipoli and the first use of poison gas on the Western Front. Summer itself causes retrospection as parents think back to their own lazy, hazy days and try to (re-) capture those for their own children. Marcel Proust perhaps most famously made much of nostalgia, when he allowed a … [Read more...]

Memory

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I took my daughter to see Inside Out yesterday, and when we walked outside, it was drizzling, and as we drove home, the drizzle turned to rain, and as we drove further, to a downpour. Rain always makes me nostalgic and I thought it fitting, for Inside Out is very much a movie about memory. Which got me thinking about Notre Dame, inarguably the most memory-focused of the FBS schools. The Victory March doesn't get out of the first verse before we're promising to "ne'er forget her." A couple of … [Read more...]