Hot Spring Take: Practice, Practice, Practice

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As Mardi Gras begins its slow roll into Ash Wednesday, let me wish you and yours a joyeux Mardi Gras and a very thoughtful Lenten season. Here at the Irish compound, we're back from the parades and warmed and dry from a day along St. Charles Avenue. Despite the weather, we enjoyed the frivolity (and coconuts) of Zulu and the thoughtful, float-specific throws of Rex. So, now, as the youngsters and the insane descend upon Bourbon Street, I want to put 1's to 0's and talk about something that … [Read more...]

National Signing Day 2013 Recap


After all the insanity that was January, we deserved a National Signing Day like this. All 18 unsigned verbal commits sent their national letters of intent to South Bend. There were no surprise defections; in fact, the only surprise of the day was a positive one as Eddie Vanderdoes became the 24th and final member of the recruiting class dubbed as the Irish Mob. Just how great was this recruiting class? Let's take a look: … [Read more...]