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: https://twitter.com/FBcoachMitchell/status/631590875076907008 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...]

How Do We Judge Brian Kelly in 2015?

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The public and constant evaluation of the head coach of Notre Dame football might as well stand with death and taxes in the certainties of life. It comes with the territory and, in this day and age, provides easy fodder for spilling internet ink on blogs, forums, and social media. However, just because this fruit hangs low doesn't mean it isn't worth taking a look at. Looking at a coach's progress and/or expectations is a solid health check for the program in both its current state and the … [Read more...]

Morning Roundup: April 3, 2015

Trumpets practice

Good morning! I'm here to catch you up on all that has transpired with the Notre Dame football program in the last 24 hours. Here are your headlines: PODCAST Irish Illustrated (F): Irish hit spring stride (50:55) ND Insider: Podcast: ND Insider recruiting update 4-2 (10:42) RECRUITING - OFFERED Bruin Report Online ($): Video: Lucas at The Opening (⭐⭐⭐⭐ AZ RB Chase Lucas) Dawg Post (F): Big get for Dawgs - Price commits (⭐⭐⭐⭐ GA OT E.J. Price) Irish247 (F): Robinson, family … [Read more...]