RECORDING: Friday Roundup – Episode 05

Friday Roundup

I had a bit of a delay in getting audio from my last show, but it is finally up on our Podbean site and should be hitting the iTunes feed soon. A big thanks to everyone that has tuned in, especially those out of the area that have been streaming the show. The streaming especially has been a nice surprise to the folks at KVCE as they are getting visitors from outside the DFW area, which they are simply thrilled about. So, seriously, huge thanks as I don't get to keep doing this without that … [Read more...]

Jack Swarbrick Speaks Out on Paying Student Athletes

Notre Dame athletic director, Jack Swarbrick

Yesterday, Jack Swarbrick had an interview with's Jon Solomon¬†after an IMG Sports Network panel and it is most definitely worth your time to read. In it, he¬†supports of paying student-athletes for use of their image and likeness. Now, before this causes a freak-out moment in thinking that Swarbrick is about to lead college athletics into a downward spiral, it is important to note that he isn't suggesting student athletes should become similar to minor league players, but rather … [Read more...]

HLS TV (Episode 14): Nashville Special


Molly and I decided to do a quick episode after Notre Dame's bowl matchup became official. We talked a bit about Brian Kelly's reaction, a too-soon preview of LSU, and what the playoff committee's decisions on the first playoff in college football mean for ND. The video and audio are below. Enjoy! Download this episode (right click and save) … [Read more...]

Tempo for Tigers: Comparing the Pace of the Irish Offense

Screencap via @SupermanTDJesus

When Brian Kelly assumed the mantle of coaching the Fighting Irish, there was an expectation that he would bring the crazy insane, up-tempo offense that put his Bearcats in that year's Sugar Bowl against Florida. "Up-tempo" can mean a couple of things. Think "number of plays per game," or "time between plays," or "caravan of fat people charging into an all-you-can-eat casino buffet." For the purposes of this piece, I'm going to look at the number of plays per game the Irish have managed under … [Read more...]

Notre Dame to Play LSU in Music City Bowl

Music City Bowl Logo

Notre Dame will have a chance to ease the pain of the 2014 season and perhaps remove some of the sting from the 2007 Sugar Bowl as the lottery odds were in the Music City Bowl's favor. The Irish and LSU Tigers will face off in Nashville on Tuesday, December 30 at 3:00pm ET on ESPN. Before I get too far into my thoughts on the game, as well as some comments from Brian Kelly, I am happy to announce that we are able to be an affiliate with Prime Sports, from whom you can purchase primary market … [Read more...]