Straight Expectations: Chapter Four – Max Redfield

Max Redfield

A few weeks ago, I stated that perhaps no player embodies the term “expectations” more than Greg Bryant. Sure there’ll be some votes for Malik Zaire. Others might put in a write-in for Brian Kelly’s wardrobe. After all, when you can pull off this jacket…which you won(!)…you’ve set the bar high for future wardrobe choices. If there’s a defensive candidate, a dark horse that might distract the loyal faithful from dissecting Brian Kelly’s offense ad nauseam, it’s the promise that is rising junior … [Read more...]

Morning Roundup: June 17, 2015

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Good morning! Our accomplished author, Lisa, who helms the very popular "Where Are They Now?" series is back with a special feature on the Notre Dame fantasy camp. She talks to a two-time participant about his experiences interacting with coaches and players - and having a lot of fun in the process. Click on "Become part of the team" to read more. FROM OUR SITE Become part of the team GREAT TWEET .@D_Brut30 and @salaams_from_68 leading the Colorado Symphony through the Notre Dame … [Read more...]

Morning Roundup: March 18, 2015

Good morning! Here are your headlines: FROM OUR SITE Step one: Northeastern VIDEO WatchND: Brian Kelly press conference - March 17, 2015 (42:18) Blue & Gold Illustrated: Video: Kelly previews spring ball (3:03) Irish247: Video: Kelly previews spring practice (3:08) Irish Illustrated: Video: Kelly welcomes QB battle (3:03) Irish Sports Daily: ISD video: Brian Kelly press conference (3:16) PODCAST Blue & Gold Illustrated: The Irish Huddle (28:15) RECRUITING … [Read more...]

Morning Roundup: Feb. 23, 2015

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Good morning! Here are your headlines: FROM OUR SITE Combine-ing the options: The NFL Draft and the 2015 roster CURRENT TEAM Slap the Sign: Notre Dame redshirt freshmen prepare to make their mark Irish Illustrated: Spring questions: Tight ends Blue & Gold Illustrated: Stories the stats tell 247 Sports: Keys to Irish success - No. 2, Max Redfield Inside the Irish: Spring solutions: Offensive line IRISH IN THE NFL AP: NFL prospects attempt to move past forgettable … [Read more...]

Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way, Everett


In the wake of Notre Dame's shattering loss to Northwestern, the short-comings and failures of the 2014 Fighting Irish touch every position group and go all the way up the coaching tree. But it is with Number Five that I find the most fault, for he has failed to lead the team in any manner that comes across on the field. While Brian Kelly was highly complimentary of his quarterback's leadership following last week's Arizona State loss, I did not see any on display yesterday. There's something … [Read more...]