A Welcome QB Competition

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The return of Everett Golson and the emergence of Malik Zaire doesn't constitute a QB controversy.  Quite the opposite. It brings greater confidence in the quarterback position. Last weekend’s annual Blue-Gold Game showcased the considerable talents of Notre Dame’s top two quarterbacks, Everett Golson and Malik Zaire. Instead of crabbing about a supposed quarterback controversy the Irish faithful should be extremely pleased. For the first time in his tenure, Brian Kelly has a QB “controversy” … [Read more...]

Examining The Offense: Takeaways from the 2014 Blue-Gold Game

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The 85th Annual Blue-Gold game had everything Irish fans could have hoped for: a new The Shirt, balmy temperatures, and solid, though not spectacular, QB-play from Messrs. Golson and Zaire. It was a scrimmage that gave us glimmers of excitement to come, as Greg Bryant, Corey Robinson, and Amir Carlisle combined with the competing signal-callers in a hyper-choreographed ballet that did much to chase away memories of "Tommy, No!" offenses from seasons past. It was also a scrimmage in which we saw, … [Read more...]

Notre Dame Football: Blue and Gold Game Thoughts and Reactions

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Saturday was the 85th Notre Dame spring game and as we all freaked out from the big news of field turf installation, a minor football scrimmage broke out behind the angelic view of Jack Swarbrick. Here are many of my thoughts and reactions to what I saw and heard during the annual retail football event: Tradition Is Dead Alex Flannigan was able to make the biggest announcement regarding Notre Dame football since Jimmy Clausen visited the College Football Hall of Fame: Notre Dame Stadium … [Read more...]