The HLS 2015 NDFB Season Primer

Joe Happy

Welcome back Loyal Sons and Daughters to HLS Video Day with ya boi SupermanTDJesus! I have three words to kick things off for you guys: IT'S GAME WEEK! Finally, after a long, seemingly eternal, and thankfully less-eventuful-than-usual summer/offseason, NDFB is back in preparations for live games! Notre Dame's Week 1 matchup against the husk that remains of what once was the Texas Longhorns is this Saturday, and it's about damn time we got this 2015 season rolling! Today, I must admit, we … [Read more...]

Know Thyself, Know Thy Enemy: Defensive Line

Sheldon Day (

One of the key reasons the Irish were comprehensively bested by Alabama in the 2012 title game was the superiority of the Crimson Tide's defensive line. A strong defensive line takes the line of scrimmage away from the offense, disrupting the timing of the running game and taking away the holes through which the backs are meant to run. A dominant one collapses pockets and generates batted balls, tackles-for-loss, and quarterback sacks. They demoralize an inferior offensive line and ultimately … [Read more...]

Friday Roundup: The “From the Road” Episode

Friday Roundup

I knew, at some point, my work travels were going to hose me up and make recording the Roundup rather difficult. Thankfully, I planned ahead for this scenario and made sure that all my equipment would be easily portable. So, in this episode, I am coming at ya from a hotel room because I love each and everyone one of my loyal listeners and loyal readers of HLS. In this episode, I talk ND's new jumbotron, Sark getting stupidly drunk, a strange walk-on situation at Texas Tech, Auburn getting … [Read more...]

Know Thyself, Know Thy Enemy: Offensive Line

Ronnie Stanley (

At the end of the day, none of the other position groups matter much if the O-line doesn't establish a line of scrimmage. Without lanes, the running game stagnates and depends upon defensive miscues. Without an adequate pocket, the quarterback cannot progress to the open receiver or intelligently choose to advance the ball with his feet. Without communication and discipline, the offensive line foments flags, sacks, and blown-up plays. Notre Dame was able to win, early, last season, despite an … [Read more...]

Know Thyself, Know Thy Enemy: Defensive Back


While visions of jumbotrons dance in my head (or are they premonitions? Perhaps nightmares?) time marches forward quickly closing in on opening game for the Irish. There’s no stopping time. There’s no stopping Sark at a fundraiser with an open bar and an open mic. THERE’S NO STOPPING THIS EDITION OF KNOW THYSELF, KNOW THY ENEMY. Today’s topic: VIDEO BOARDS/IN-GAME ENTERTAINMENT …. Okay, no, it’s not. I’m sorry. I got caught up in the moment. Today’s topic, for real, is defensive backs. … [Read more...]