The HLS 2015 NDFB Season Primer

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Welcome back Loyal Sons and Daughters to HLS Video Day with ya boi SupermanTDJesus! I have three words to kick things off for you guys: IT'S GAME WEEK! Finally, after a long, seemingly eternal, and thankfully less-eventuful-than-usual summer/offseason, NDFB is back in preparations for live games! Notre Dame's Week 1 matchup against the husk that remains of what once was the Texas Longhorns is this Saturday, and it's about damn time we got this 2015 season rolling! Today, I must admit, we … [Read more...]

Know Thyself, Know Thy Enemy: Defensive Line

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One of the key reasons the Irish were comprehensively bested by Alabama in the 2012 title game was the superiority of the Crimson Tide's defensive line. A strong defensive line takes the line of scrimmage away from the offense, disrupting the timing of the running game and taking away the holes through which the backs are meant to run. A dominant one collapses pockets and generates batted balls, tackles-for-loss, and quarterback sacks. They demoralize an inferior offensive line and ultimately … [Read more...]

Friday Roundup: The “From the Road” Episode

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I knew, at some point, my work travels were going to hose me up and make recording the Roundup rather difficult. Thankfully, I planned ahead for this scenario and made sure that all my equipment would be easily portable. So, in this episode, I am coming at ya from a hotel room because I love each and everyone one of my loyal listeners and loyal readers of HLS. In this episode, I talk ND's new jumbotron, Sark getting stupidly drunk, a strange walk-on situation at Texas Tech, Auburn getting … [Read more...]

Know Thyself, Know Thy Enemy: Offensive Line

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At the end of the day, none of the other position groups matter much if the O-line doesn't establish a line of scrimmage. Without lanes, the running game stagnates and depends upon defensive miscues. Without an adequate pocket, the quarterback cannot progress to the open receiver or intelligently choose to advance the ball with his feet. Without communication and discipline, the offensive line foments flags, sacks, and blown-up plays. Notre Dame was able to win, early, last season, despite an … [Read more...]

Know Thyself, Know Thy Enemy: Defensive Back


While visions of jumbotrons dance in my head (or are they premonitions? Perhaps nightmares?) time marches forward quickly closing in on opening game for the Irish. There’s no stopping time. There’s no stopping Sark at a fundraiser with an open bar and an open mic. THERE’S NO STOPPING THIS EDITION OF KNOW THYSELF, KNOW THY ENEMY. Today’s topic: VIDEO BOARDS/IN-GAME ENTERTAINMENT …. Okay, no, it’s not. I’m sorry. I got caught up in the moment. Today’s topic, for real, is defensive backs. … [Read more...]

Pre-Friday w/Padre: Book Report

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It may be cool and cloudy here in beautiful Notre Dame, Indiana; but there is warmth and sunshine to be found at the Bookstore in the piece of light reading which I have written for students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and friends of Our Lady’s University.  The book is called Father Sorin Says.  I didn’t select the title, the publisher did (though, to be honest, “Sorin Says” was a game students and I played on the quadrangle…and in the dormitories…and in the classroom...and in … [Read more...]

Waking Up the Echoes in 2015


[Guest post from former Notre Dame tight end: Oscar McBride] Here we are again Notre Dame Family! Another year filled with promise and excitement for our shot at the 2016 College Football Playoff! Per usual there are some unknowns… and probably the biggest of them all is the pending performance of former Archbishop Alter star and current Notre Dame field general Malik Zaire. The Irish offense boasts the return of big play, Academic All-American Corey Robinson (49 rec.|696 yds.|6 TD); one … [Read more...]

Leprechauns Dance All Up In Your Grill


What's up peeps? I said...WHAT'S UP??????!!!!! Been a while. A long while. Too long a while. And my apologies for that. I've been busy having babies, building a home and dealing with life. What you been up to? Nevermind, I don't have time for it anyway. Sorry, I still love you. Deeply. Biscuit here, with the annual installment of the Dancing Leprechauns. Our 9th attempt to guess the entire season game by game. WATCH EM DANCE BABY! Before we get into this year's predictions, I … [Read more...]


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Welcome Loyal Sons and Daughters to the 2015 Season of Notre Dame Football (videos) with ya boi, @SupermanTDJesus! After a long summer hiatus including a 3-month stint in Ireland, I'm back with the NDFB video content you've all been desperately awaiting all offseason! This year, we're kicking things off with a nice little special feature. In collaboration with the big man @HLS_NDtex himself, we have put together a video dedicated to the 2015 starting Quarterback for the Notre Dame Fighting … [Read more...]

Good Fridays w/Padre: The Best of Times

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I don’t watch a lot of television, primarily because I have yet to be convinced that it’s not largely the work of the devil. But every now and then I pass by a working television machine and something catches my eye. Most recently, I saw a promotion for some carnival-esque sideshow called “Best Time Ever.” Well, Freshmen, let me tell you that NBC is blatantly lying. THAT is not ‘the best time ever’.  You are now experiencing The Best Time Ever – brought to you by ND. If you don’t believe … [Read more...]