Friday Roundup: The “Signing Away the Heisman” Edition

Notre Dame could be playing between the hedges at Sanford Stadium later this decade (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yesterday, all potential Friday Roundup topics promptly took a back seat in my brain once Todd Gurley's suspension hit the newswire. Georgia originally announced the suspension as "indefinite", but Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman and his source believe the suspension will only last two or three games. Regardless of suspension length, Gurley will likely bid farewell to any chance of winning the Heisman thanks to this mess. Regardless of where you might stand on the NCAA rule about a student-athlete … [Read more...]

Friday Roundup: The “Sum of All Fears” Edition

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I believe that Notre Dame fans can more or less be classified into two distinct groups: those that prefer the status quo and those that embrace and/or desire change. I think it is a more apt description than "traditionalist" and "non-traditionalist" as all Irish fans certain have their own "thou shalt not touch" list when it comes to certain traditions and even standards at Notre Dame. Debates centering around change at Notre Dame infuriate me. Part of it has to do with my steadfast belief … [Read more...]

Friday Roundup: The “Moment for Jack” Edition

Do you think he plans it all out, or just makes it up as he goes along?

No, not Jack Daniels--although to be fair, I can't really blame you for thinking booze first in a Roundup post--but I'm talking about taking a moment here for Jack Swarbrick. I feel that, based on recent events, instead of attempting to make fun of Syracuse, I should highlight the wonder of the Athletic Director is Savvy Jack. I'm not sure who coined the term "Savvy Jack", but I do remember the first time that I heard it. The same week that I resurrected the Friday Roundup, its previous … [Read more...]

Friday Roundup: The “Crazy World of College Football” Edition

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Bye weeks are a time for reflection and perspective on a season. For me, this usually means that I have time to look back on Notre Dame football, see how far the Irish have come, and see how far they still have to go. This year has been a bit different. Just go take a look at this week's IBG, the questions and answers are full of more "wait and see" themes than usual. Perhaps some of that is due to the bye being so early. Perhaps that is because there's been only one opponent and game we've … [Read more...]

Friday Roundup: The “Adieu to Purdue” Edition

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Well, Purdue, it's been fun. We seem to be making a habit of ending rivalry games this season, but hey, we'll see each other again in 2020 unless Delany decides to go Darth Vader, alter the deal further, and make you play twelve conference games. Actually, I'm sorry I said that. I'm giving him ideas... Anyways, I know this rivalry has been rather one-sided recently. Games have ranged from "well, yeah we won, it's Purdue" to "that was far too close for playing Purdue" to "HOW IN THE BLUE … [Read more...]