Friday Roundup: The “Safety Transfer” Edition

Friday Roundup

Remember what I said last week about my plans? It turns out, the same applies to this little weekly column as well. After spending most of the night brainstorming ideas on what to write about, this happened. Avery Sebastian is now Irish and I'd be dumb to talk about anything else, really. The Cal graduate spent his career playing safety for the Golden Bears. He suffered an Achilles injury in the opener of his junior season, missing the remainder of the year and a good chunk of his senior … [Read more...]

Morning Roundup: Feb. 12, 2015


Good morning! COACHING 247 Sports: Notre Dame to land top coaching target Mike Sanford Fox Sports: Irish expected to hire Boise State's Sanford as new OC Irish Sports Daily: Report: Notre Dame set to hire Sanford CSN Chicago: Reports: Notre Dame to hire Mike Sanford as OC/QB coach Irish Illustrated: Irish getting 'bulldog' in Sanford NBC Sports: Boise State's Mike Sanford reportedly joining Notre Dame's staff One Foot Down: Boise State's Mike Sanford hired by Notre Dame as … [Read more...]

Morning Roundup: Feb. 11, 2015

Notre Dame  cornerback Cole Luke (36) breaks up a pass intended for Louisville wide receiver DeVante Parker (9) in the second quarter. Credit: USA Today

Good morning! I hope you're enjoying this compendium of Notre Dame football stories delivered each day by 8 a.m. If you like it, help our site spread the word about this new feature. I'd sure appreciate it! Now here are your headlines: FROM OUR SITE When will ND unwrap its recruiting presents? COACHING CSN Chicago: Buckeyes, Falcons officially announce Alford, LaFleur Journal Gazette: 2 Irish football assistants leave for jobs elsewhere CBS Atlanta: Atlanta Falcons finalize … [Read more...]

When Will ND Unwrap Its Recruiting Presents?

Notre Dame Wrapping

Signing Day has come and gone. While fans are still filled with the holy spirit of optimism that comes with analyzing their team's newest toys, there's an obvious question: When will these guys get on the field??? This is not an easy question to answer. Engaging in this exercise immediately following signing day is even crazier. Spring practice, injuries, defections, scholarship limits, and summer practice all have yet to occur.  However, since so many fans view Signing Day as "February … [Read more...]

Morning Rondup: Feb. 10, 2015

via South Bend Tribune

Good morning! Here are your headlines: FROM OUR SITE Your ND football all-time all-name team Recording: Friday Roundup recruiting special! (58:00 including commercials) PODCASTS Irish Sports Daily: Power Hour  2-9-15 (1:03:00) Blue & Gold Illustrated: The Irish Huddle (29:30) Irish Sports Talk: #ShamrockSoldiers15 on defense with Ryan Thiel & coaching changes Feb. 9 IST150 (1:33:27) COACHING Bleacher Report (Keith Arnold): Can Brian Kelly reboot his coaching … [Read more...]

RECORDING: Friday Roundup Recruiting Special!


It's been a while since I've posted some radio show audio as I haven't had a whole lot of Notre Dame focus as of late; however, the last couple of episodes have. The first of which (as named in the title) is a recruiting special that has a full segment of ND focus plus a look at the recruiting of the Irish's first opponent in 2015, the Texas Longhorns. Tyler James from and the South Bend Tribune joins me in the second segment to talk Irish recruiting. Mike Roach of … [Read more...]

Morning Roundup: Feb. 9, 2015

A full 100-yard view of the new Notre Dame FieldTurf design. Photo credit:

Good morning! FROM OUR SITE Playing the numbers: How do the Irish stack up? RECRUITING Irish Sports Daily: 2016 FL WR lands ND offer A Sea of Blue: Kentucky football potpourri (Shaun Crawford) Chat Sports: Irish offer 3-star Oregon WR commit Dillon Mitchell COACHING Blue & Gold Illustrated: Lyght years ahead Slap the Sign column: A week that will give Notre Dame nightmares Subway Domer: Coaching overhaul underway at Notre Dame IRISH IN THE NFL The … [Read more...]

Playing the Numbers: How do the Irish Stack Up?


With National Signing Day in the rear-view mirror, and with the popularity, and proliferation, of shows about "the haul," shows like Deadliest Catch, Lobster Wars, Alaska Fish Wars, Swords: Life on the Line, and Wicked Tuna, it struck me that it might be interesting to compare Notre Dame's recruiting hauls under now sixth-year Head Coach Brian Kelly with our 2015 competition. Then, I threw LSU into the mix, for a little flavor, a little lagniappe. So, without further ado, let's look at the … [Read more...]

Morning Roundup: Feb. 8, 2015


Good morning! FROM OUR SITE Alford/Baby Tex rumors: Fans react VIDEO Irish Illustrated: Watch: Signing Day blowout (5:21) COACHING Irish Illustrated: Alford leaves Irish Irish Sports Daily: Alford leaving for Ohio State NBC Sports: Tony Alford joining Urban Meyer at Ohio State CSN Chicago: Tony Alford reportedly expected to leave Notre Dame for Ohio State ESPN: Ohio State Buckeyes hire Tony Alford, Notre Dame Fighting Irish recruiting coordinator and RB coach CBS … [Read more...]