Friday Roundup: The “Semantics” Edition

Friday Roundup

Everett Golson spoke to Bruce Feldman about why he transferred to Florida State from Notre Dame and, quite honestly, didn't really shed any clarity on the situation. I mean, he gave the interview in San Diego at George Whitfield's QB camp while wearing Notre Dame gear and studying Florida State's playbook with his ex-teammate, Amir Carlisle. Yes, that's all as weird as it sounds. But out of the strange explanations that Golson delivered to Feldman, quite a few folks seemed to latch on to this … [Read more...]

Straight Expectations: Chapter One – Will Fuller


(Photo Credit: Nick Gonzales/The Elkhart Truth) In what’s become not unusual territory for Notre Dame’s offseason, a substantial amount of the media and blog “ink” has been about the players yet to see a game (recruits) and those that will not be with the team come next season (transfers). Roster changes make great fodder, but it’s the guys that return who matter most. With that in mind, I’ll be taking some time over the next few weeks to discuss some of the most important (or interesting) … [Read more...]

Morning Roundup: May 26, 2015

Photo by Matt Velazquez (via Flickr)

Good morning! NDTex has a new post up this morning answering the question any passionate Irish fan asks: How do we judge the head coach? His article makes a great point about the misleading nature of wins and losses. I definitely recommend you read that first. How do we judge Brian Kelly in 2015? And here are your other headlines from the Memorial Day weekend: PODCAST Irish Sports Talk: Golson to FSU, championship odds, summer CFB reading IST 166 … [Read more...]

How Do We Judge Brian Kelly in 2015?

via @WatchND

The public and constant evaluation of the head coach of Notre Dame football might as well stand with death and taxes in the certainties of life. It comes with the territory and, in this day and age, provides easy fodder for spilling internet ink on blogs, forums, and social media. However, just because this fruit hangs low doesn't mean it isn't worth taking a look at. Looking at a coach's progress and/or expectations is a solid health check for the program in both its current state and the … [Read more...]

Morning Roundup: May 24, 2015

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Good morning! FROM OUR SITE Friday roundup: Episode 29 (May 22, 2015) (43:37) RECRUITING OFFERED Horns Digest ($): Florida WR an option for Longhorns? (✰✰✰✰ FL WR Tre Nixon) Irish247 ($): Irish staff check in on some elite talent Irish247 ($): Tunnel vision Irish Illustrated ($): Big board: Running back Irish Illustrated ($): Insider report: Offers abound Irish Illustrated (F): Irish offer Carolina linebacker (✰✰✰ NC ILB Jonathan Smith) Illinois prep safety … [Read more...]