The Sidelines Reborn

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You might remember that here at HLS, MQ launched our own forum called The Sideline. We've tried to update it and freshen it up as much as possible, but the fact of the matter was that no matter what we did, we were stuck with a clunky, terrible interface that people hated. With all kinds of other great ND forum communities out there, the Sidelines turned into a ghost town. So I made the decision to take the forums down and try to rebuild from scratch. My plans were going to result in one hell … [Read more...]

Notre Dame 2014 Opponent Preview: Northwestern

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Well, after Friday's events, it's a bit interesting to take to the preview realm once again, but the show must go on. Today, we take a look at the standard of B1G mediocrity: Northwestern. Previous Opponent Previews: Rice Michigan Purdue Syracuse Stanford North Carolina Florida State Navy Arizona State Vitals Offense The Wildcats return practically their entire offense, but I'm not entirely sure that's a great thing beyond consistency. And consistency … [Read more...]

Notre Dame, Academic Fraud, Accountability, Narrative, and You

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On the list of things that I was concerned about for the 2014 season, academic fraud ranked somewhere around the same level as a meteor strike in South Bend. Academic issues? Sure, based on recent history, that was definitely in the back of my mind, but seeing Fr. Jenkins and a bearded Jack Swarbrick announce to the world that Notre Dame was investigating serious academic fraud? Not a chance in hell. Make no mistake, I'm absolutely furious. Not at DaVaris Daniels, Kendall Moore, KeiVarae … [Read more...]

Friday Roundup: The “Notre Dame Fall Camp 2014 Catch-Up” Edition

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Once WatchND started pumping out Notre Dame football fall camp practice videos, I was all in for breaking each one down. It worked great for the first two practices, but then practice #3 happened and saw the video breakdown was a position profile for the CBs. Don't get me wrong, the feature was great, but a basically started at my title of "Fall Camp Practice Report #3: CB Report" for about an hour and realized there was no way that I could even drag 100 words out of the topic. So I passed … [Read more...]

Notre Dame 2014 Opponent Preview: Arizona State

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Our next Notre Dame opponent preview moves back west to the Pac-12. Last year's Shamrock Series opponent, Arizona State, is a team that is still on the rise. Todd Graham has, shockingly, stayed in the same place for three years and it's clear that he can actually do some good things for a program if he hangs around (sorry, Pitt). Let's take a closer look at the Sun Devils to see what's in store for the Irish for their first trip out west in 2014. Previous Opponent … [Read more...]