Mike Sanford’s The Answer


Spring practice has come and gone. Tex and Lisa told you what they saw. Just yesterday, Bayou  discussed whether the Music City Bowl and this year’s glorified scrimmage welcomed in the “era” of #RTDB. Next up on the agenda: Year 6 of the Brian Kelly regime. Members of this staff had differing takes on where Brian Kelly stands in the pantheon of ND coaches who’ve seen a sixth season. Better than Gerry, worse than Gerry doesn’t much matter to me. So long as we’re not discussing Charlie or Ty, I’m … [Read more...]

Morning Roundup: April 22, 2015


Good morning! Here are your headlines from the last 24 hours in Notre Dame football: FROM OUR SITE Running the damn ball: Weren't we already? RECRUITING - COMMITTED Irish Sports Daily (F): Shannon enjoys spring game (✰✰ IL long snapper) RECRUITING - OFFERED 'Bama Mag (F): Davis the next Dont'a at Alabama? (✰✰✰✰ AL LB Ben Davis) 'Bama Mag ($): S300 DE Kareem 'liked Alabama a whole lot' (✰✰✰✰ MI Khalid Kareem) Bleacher Report: Notre Dame football recruiting offers of the … [Read more...]

Running the Damn Ball: Weren’t We Already?

Screencap via @SupermanTDJesus

If we can take away one thing for sure from the Blue Gold game this past Saturday, it's that the Irish ran the damn ball. A lot. While this could certainly have been pandering to the Members Only-crowd who comprised the approximately four thousand lucky/incredibly wealthy/generous spectators (it certainly was not), it most likely reflected a recognition by Head Coach Brian Kelly and his staff that what worked against LSU in the Music City Bowl would keep on working with a darn good O-line, a … [Read more...]

Morning Roundup: April 21, 2015

TJ Jones jet sweep

Good morning! Last week, we brought you the story of Elli Thatcher, who was undergoing a complicated procedure to remove a tumor from her neck and ear. While Elli's blog hasn't been updated since early Friday morning, Elli's boyfriend - Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer - provided a brief glimpse of the recovery Monday on Twitter. https://twitter.com/DKizer_14/status/590170958364860417 All of us at Her Loyal Sons are praying for Elli to have a speedy recovery. Go Elli. Beat … [Read more...]

The Annual Quarterback Shoot Out

Photo: Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire

A quarterback competition is nothing new when you're talking about almost any Division I college football team, and Notre Dame is no different. When it comes to Everett Golson, the camp is pretty well divided. You either really love him, or you really don't. Will he stay for his final year at ND? Or will he graduate in the spring and do a grad school transfer to another school and finish his career elsewhere? And Malik Zaire, he most definitely has something big to prove. Does he have what it … [Read more...]