Morning Roundup: Feb. 24, 2015

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Good morning! Here are your headlines: FROM OUR SITE Two Notre Dame sons return home VIDEO Scout: Williams bringing a lot to South Bend (Dexter Williams) (5:46) Eastbay: Kyle Brindza - Notre Dame (0:15) MGoDrone: College stadiums of the midwest! (2:14) PODCAST Irish Sports Daily: 2-23-2015 Power Hour (1:08:52) RECRUITING Scout: Mitchell updates recruitment (Shon Mitchell) Scout: Core 6 unites top recruits (Hunter Johnson, Jared Mayden, Byron Murphy and Julian … [Read more...]

Questions on the Academic Investigation Dominate the Brian Kelly Presser

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The investigation into academic improprieties of five Notre Dame players (as well as several other non-athletes) has been nothing short of a slow, frustrating process. The updates from under the Golden Dome have been few and far between since August. As the calendar prepares to turn to October, Brian Kelly did his level best to update a timeline that he has very little insight into. An academic committee has finally been formed. Should everything proceed according to plan, from what Kelly has … [Read more...]

8 Big Questions: Where Do the Irish Stand?

A look ahead at Brian Kelly's starting quarterback, Tommy Rees. (Robin Alam/Icon SMI)

Back in August, I outlined 8 big questions that were on my mind for the upcoming season. Now that we are three games in, I wanted to take a look at where the Irish currently stand. 1. Which Tommy Rees will show up? So far, we've seen good Tommy Rees, Touchdown Tommy, Reesus, whatever you want to call the opposite of Turnover Tommy. Thus far, Rees is 65/107 (60.7%) for 969 yards (323 yards/game), 7 TDs, and, most importantly only 2 INTs. Further, only one of those INTs was really a bad … [Read more...]

8 Big Questions for the 2013 Season

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With the season nearing ever closer, I started to think of some of the big questions on my mind for the 2013 campaign. While we don't have some of the major burning questions that we did last year (who will be the starting QB?), there are still some unanswered questions coming into season. Here are the eight questions that I came up with as I pondered the upcoming season in glorious non-slideshow form: … [Read more...]

Ranking the Irish Roster: Tex’s Top 25

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Every year, Keith Arnold over at Inside the Irish does an annual ranking of the top 25 players on the Notre Dame roster. This year marks the second year that I have been able to contribute and, this time around, I wanted to give a break down of my rankings. Thankfully, I don't have to justify ranking a kicker #1 (NEVER FORGET) or leaving our starting QB off the top 25 list (NEVER FORGET THIS AS WELL). So without further ado, let's get to the rankings. … [Read more...]