Friday Roundup: The “Signing Away the Heisman” Edition

Notre Dame could be playing between the hedges at Sanford Stadium later this decade (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yesterday, all potential Friday Roundup topics promptly took a back seat in my brain once Todd Gurley's suspension hit the newswire. Georgia originally announced the suspension as "indefinite", but Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman and his source believe the suspension will only last two or three games. Regardless of suspension length, Gurley will likely bid farewell to any chance of winning the Heisman thanks to this mess. Regardless of where you might stand on the NCAA rule about a student-athlete … [Read more...]

CFB Week 6: A Tale of Two…

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Touchdowns Golson to Brown Golson to Koyack It only took two TDs for Notre Dame to top Stanford. Brown's TD allowed us all to breathe going into the half and Koyack's catch, on a 4th and 11 no less, sent us into jubilation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDUvS88s_cY Turnovers Golson's Fumble Golson's INT Golson struggled once again in protecting that ball. The fumble was once again a result of him holding the ball waaaaaay too far out from his body. The INT was a result of Golson … [Read more...]

Friday Roundup: The “Sum of All Fears” Edition

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I believe that Notre Dame fans can more or less be classified into two distinct groups: those that prefer the status quo and those that embrace and/or desire change. I think it is a more apt description than "traditionalist" and "non-traditionalist" as all Irish fans certain have their own "thou shalt not touch" list when it comes to certain traditions and even standards at Notre Dame. Debates centering around change at Notre Dame infuriate me. Part of it has to do with my steadfast belief … [Read more...]

CFB Week 5: A Tale of Two…

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Years 2008: Notre Dame vs. Syracuse, L 23-24 2014: Notre Dame @ Syracuse, W 31-15 In 2008, Notre Dame managed to win the turnover battle (+2), out-gained Syracuse, and had Jimmy freakin' Clausen at QB, yet still managed to lose against a team that had just fired their coach. There's a reason One Foot Down named this the worst loss of the Weis era. It all but glued Weis' rear to the hot seat in 2009. Last night, Notre Dame lost the turnover battle in a big way (-4) and completely … [Read more...]

Friday Roundup: The “Moment for Jack” Edition

Do you think he plans it all out, or just makes it up as he goes along?

No, not Jack Daniels--although to be fair, I can't really blame you for thinking booze first in a Roundup post--but I'm talking about taking a moment here for Jack Swarbrick. I feel that, based on recent events, instead of attempting to make fun of Syracuse, I should highlight the wonder of the Athletic Director is Savvy Jack. I'm not sure who coined the term "Savvy Jack", but I do remember the first time that I heard it. The same week that I resurrected the Friday Roundup, its previous … [Read more...]