Morning Roundup: Feb. 4, 2015

Notre Dame Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly leads the team onto the filed before the against the Northwestern at Notre Dame Stadium. (Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)

Good morning! Today is National Signing Day for football, soccer and men's water polo. Here are your headlines: FROM OUR SITE National Signing Day Week: A primer Cooks leaving the kitchen SIGNING DAY EVENTS UND.com: Extensive coverage planned for Notre Dame football signing day ESPNU: Equanimeous St. Brown will announce his decision at 3 p.m. ET; Iman Marshall will announce his decision at 4 p.m. ET (Source) NBC Sports: Faxes in: Josh Adams NBC Sports: Faxes in: Asmar … [Read more...]

Cooks Leaving the Kitchen

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If you were pre-occupied on Sunday wrapping your children and puppies in bubble wrap to protect them from the World and then celebrating the epic, public neutering of Poodle, you may have missed a bit of ND coaching news. Oklahoma blog The Football Brainiacs reported that Oklahoma was expected to hire Kerry Cooks away from Notre Dame. Later in the day, Tom Loy of Irish247 filed a report supporting this expected announcement. As both sites noted, no official announcement is expected until … [Read more...]

National Signing Day Week: A Primer

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Well, loyal readers, this is it. This is the week of National Signing Day. You thought Sunday was big? Katy Perry? She was big, no doubt, but nothing that happened Sunday will match the nervous excitement, the energy, the spectacle of fax machines churning out paper on Wednesday. February 4, 2015, is Opening Day, if you will, of the end of the college football recruiting period, and the day on which the nation's elite athletes will use a fax machine for the first, and likely last, time of their … [Read more...]

And the Good Works Just Keep Coming

Jack and JT Snow Foundation

As a parent, the number one thing you want for your child is good health. But when faced with a child who fights daily against an incurable, life threatening disease, you find strength that you never thought you had. This is the story of former Notre Dame wide receiver Jack Snow's daughter, Stephanie Snow Gebel. Jack Thomas Snow (January 25, 1943 – January 9, 2006) played wide receiver at the University of Notre Dame from 1962 through 1964 and with the Los Angeles Rams of the NFL from 1965 to … [Read more...]

The Wait Is Over: Tim Brown & Jerome Bettis in Hall of Fame

Tim Brown and Jerome Bettis

The annual tradition of scratching our heads on the repeated snubs of Tim Brown and Jerome Bettis in the NFL Hall of Fame has finally come a welcome end. Both men have been elected as two of the eight members in the Hall of Fame class of 2015, the largest ever. Bettis, the former Notre Dame running back, finished his NFL career as the 5th leading rusher of all time with 13,662 yards. After becoming a six time all-pro and having 50 games of 100 rushing yards or more (a Steelers franchise … [Read more...]