Good Fridays w/Padre: Working Mercy

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Pope Pope Pope Pope. Is no one aware that we have a football season underway? Well, certainly not the Pope, since his idea of a football is round, you can’t touch it, and you play with it on a pitch. Yes, for Catholics (and, strangely, also for non-Catholics) a Papal visit is very exciting. It is an element of our religion, of our belief system, to recognize the supremacy of the Pope. But it’s also an important element of faith for both Catholics and many, many others, to recognize the supremacy … [Read more...]

Tarean Folston Tears ACL, Out For Season

of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl against the LSU Tigers at LP Field on December 30, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.

As the near perfection of Saturday's home opener against Texas continued to dance in the heads of Notre Dame fans everywhere, the other shoe seemed like it had to drop just around the corner. That shoe came in the form of Tarean Folston's injury news. The junior running back has officially been ruled out due to a torn right ACL for the rest of the season following his Sunday MRI. The injury occurred during Notre Dame's second offensive possession and the 2014 leading rusher never returned to … [Read more...]

The Greg Bryant Saga Continues

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I certainly understand that Notre Dame Football offseasons are never quiet these days. That being said, I would not have imagined that, in the same offseason, we'd witness a single player get suspended, become ineligible due to academics, and now decide to enroll in a JUCO: Remember the days in which Moons waxed poetic regarding the expectations for Bryant in 2015? Those were happier days. Now, before I go much further, I … [Read more...]

Cruel Summer: Greg Bryant Suspended for Four Games

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Bad things happen in threes. On the day that Everett Golson announced he would transfer from Notre Dame, Bo Wallace announced that he would not be enrolling at Notre Dame. After the one-two punch on that fateful day in May, we've been waiting for the other shoe to drop and fill the offseason trinity of pain. Yesterday morning, that shoe came crashing down as Irish247 announced that a source confirmed Greg Bryant would be suspended for the first four games of 2015 for the ever-so-specific … [Read more...]

Straight Expectations: Chapter Two – Greg Bryant

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It’s hard to imagine any player better personifying the term “expectations” than rising junior Greg Bryant. With arms as chiseled and meme worthy as any since the Brady Quinn days and a pedigree to match, the cliché’ of “it’s not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’" seemed a fitting tag line for describing Bryant’ s ascent to greatness. The departures of both Theo Riddick and Cierre Wood following the National Title Game in 2013 left a seeming void in the backfield. Yet, you’d be hard pressed to find … [Read more...]