Notre Dame 2014 Opponent Preview: Rice

Credit: The Helmet Project

The summer months are officially here and that means the kickoff for Notre Dame football is creeping ever closer. To celebrate, I'm going to start a weekly preview of each of our opponents. After all, during the season, my energy will be devoted to making fun of our opponents in the Friday Roundup, so the least I can do is give each team some legitimate analysis. First up, the Rice Owls. Vitals Offense Rice's offense is easily the biggest question mark heading into the 2014 … [Read more...]

Of Flips and Loopholes: Notre Dame Recruiting Update

The beloved Golden Dome.

Notre Dame Head Football Coach Brian Kelly scored something of a coup last Friday, when then-PSU commit Josh Barajas flipped to the Irish to become the ninth player in Notre Dame's recruiting class of 2015 a/k/a #ShamrockSoldiers2015. But, if the Barajas flip pans out, it will be a recruiting victory of limited importance in the grand scheme of things. Barajas is not yet a Louis Nix, a Florida boy who committed to the University when she was without a coach, got his degree, and went on to the … [Read more...]

Golson Wraps Up #QBSharkWeek Camp

Golson

Greetings, ND Faithful, and happy Monday! Last year during his time away from Our Lady's univesity, ND Quarterback Everett Golson spent ten weeks with highly regarded quarterbacks coach George Whitfield of Whitfeld Athletix, San Diego. Whitfield has worked with a number of high profile talents including Cam Newton, Andrew Luck, and Johnny Manziel. Golson came back from that experience bigger, stronger, and with a better grip on the football.. Notice Golson’s fingers positioned over the … [Read more...]

Good Fridays w/Padre: Relics

EFS CSC Grass

In Holy Mother Church (not to be confused with The BVM or your own mother, the first of whom will always care for you, the second of whom will never fail to criticize you) as I was saying, in Holy Mother Church we venerate such things called relics.  The word comes from the Latin relictus, meaning ‘that which is left behind.’  Of course, you’d know that if my University hadn’t dropped the Latin and Greek requirement – you’re all getting weak.  At any rate, a relic is a piece of a Holy Saint, and … [Read more...]

Friday Roundup: The “Zack Martin, You Broke My Heart” Edition

Friday Roundup

Some times, I wonder why I love sports so much. They can cause me such pain and even in, what has been a quiet offseason to this point, Notre Dame football still finds a way to troll me. The Dallas Cowboys kicked off their OTAs this week and our best defender, middle linebacker, Sean Lee, when down with what will likely be a season ending ACL tear. So where's the Notre Dame connection? First round draft pick, Zack Martin, was the one that fell on him to cause the … [Read more...]