Notre Dame Football Back On Track in 2014

via South Bend Tribune

Notre Dame Football: 2013 Edition will go down as a no-man's land of seasons. The year that was in between Manti Te'o's departure and Everett Golson's re-arrival. It was a disappointing season. At 9-4 with after a mediocre bowl win against a laughable opponent, Irish fans were left with a sour, … [Read more...]

Defending the Option: Who Takes Over for Te’o?

4-3 Option Assignments

Before the Irish started their 2012 season against Navy, I had a detailed post describing how Bob Diaco runs Notre Dame's defense against an option attack. In short, Diaco throws the 3-4 away for such games and switches to a more traditional 4-3 look. The catch though, was that Diaco had another … [Read more...]

Friday Roundup: The “Get Excited About Purdue” Edition

Seriously, this time you should be excited for an otherwise boring matchup.

Look, I know we here at HLS always give Purdue a solid, swift kick to nuts every time they play them. We're all familiar with the bit by now. Purdue sucks, they are boring zzzzzzzzzzz and all that. This week though, you should be excited. I'm serious here, stay with me on this. Look, I … [Read more...]

Good Fridays w/Padre: Scandal Us

HLS EFS CSC Swarbrick Sneer

At this time in July, as families travel across the country, grade-school children catalog their new experiences so they can write those all-important “what I did on my summer vacation” essays.  At this very same time, across America, sports journalists are sloughing off the blackened husks that … [Read more...]

Good Fridays w/Padre: Last Hurrah

HLS EFS CSC Commencement exercises

Send three volleys of cheers on high for our Seniors! Hurrah! Hurrah! Hooray! As final exams end today, so begins your last week at Notre Dame. Be proud. Be gracious. Be generous. Be humble. But above all, be happy! For you have achieved something great. And you have achieved it together. When … [Read more...]