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

Friday Roundup

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

Friday Roundup

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...]

Friday Roundup: The “Sticking It to Michigan” Edition

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Jack Swarbrick wore the biggest grin on his face since perhaps the conclusion of the 2012 regular season. His masterful plan now public, he opened his bottom desk drawer, revealing a bottle of scotch and glassware. Certainly some might think scotch before ten in the morning on a Thursday a little concerning, but not this day. This is a day for celebration. After pouring his morning beverage, his phone predictably rang. He had been waiting for this. "Hello, this is Jack." "YOU SORRY SON … [Read more...]

Friday Roundup: The “Brian Kelly Goes to the Moon” Edition


It's almost time. The thought raced through Brian Kelly's mind as he gazed into his mirror. Clad in a navy-blue suit and gold tie, he clutched his inspiration loosely in his hand. More notes, scribbles, and arrows littered the page than his five-wide goal line section of the playbook. How does one prepare for Rice with Michigan around the corner?  The question plagued him even before fall camp had started. He could only serve so many rice-themed dishes at the training table. It was a … [Read more...]

Friday Roundup: The “Game of Titles” Edition

Brace Yourself Blank ND A song of wins and losses shall resume its tune next week. The weekly battles shall resume as shall the feasts, drinking, joy, and pain. Brace yourselves, football is coming. Lord Brian Kelly is looking to lead his once proud house back to its former glory. The house of DuLac was once an undisputed king of the north and their influence extended across the realm. The game has changed and Lord Kelly is trying to change with it in the face of a … [Read more...]