Friday Roundup: The “Crazy World of College Football” Edition

Friday Roundup

Bye weeks are a time for reflection and perspective on a season. For me, this usually means that I have time to look back on Notre Dame football, see how far the Irish have come, and see how far they still have to go. This year has been a bit different. Just go take a look at this week's IBG, the questions and answers are full of more "wait and see" themes than usual. Perhaps some of that is due to the bye being so early. Perhaps that is because there's been only one opponent and game we've … [Read more...]

Opponent Watch: West Coast Appetizer


Who To Watch USC at Stanford (Sat 3:30pm ET, ABC) Week 2 doesn't have much to offer, and your Saturday primetime is already booked with Notre Dame vs. Michigan, so I'll recommend a matchup of two future ND opponents. Out west on The Farm, see Steve Sarkisian in his first true road test against David Shaw's Cardinal. … [Read more...]

Opponent Watch: Welcome Back, College Football


The offseason is behind us. We have passed through the barren wilderness wasteland, and before us stretches the verdant Field Turf plain of lush college football goodness. Each week in this space, I'll keep tabs on 2014 Notre Dame opponents, their strength-of-schedule, and who they're playing. For those of who want to scout future opponents, or who just can't get enough college football, I'll take my best guess as to what you should watch when you're not watching Notre Dame Football. … [Read more...]

Josh Shaw Lies about Heroics, USC Hate May Resume

Originally via the Ripist Blog. Now nuked to oblivion after Shaw admitted lying to USC.

First off, loyal readers, allow me to apologize for sullying Her Loyal Sons with Josh Shaw's false story. Not only did I decide to run with the story, but I tried to give you warm and fuzzy feelings about a Southern Cal player. I figured there was no harm in running a story from USC's official freakin' website, but, on Wednesday, that same site posted an official statement that Shaw made up the whole thing. And, in the most Southern Cal thing ever, Shaw retained an attorney, but not just any … [Read more...]

FALSE: Southern Cal CB, Josh Shaw, Suffers Injury after Saving Nephew’s Life

Originally via the Ripist Blog. Now nuked to oblivion after Shaw admitted lying to USC.

EDIT [8/28 1:40 AM ET]: And the story is completely fake. Update and my reaction can be found here. I'm keeping the rest of the article below to keep an honest archive of my reporting. EDIT [8/26 1:46 PM ET]: There is a chance the below story could be false based on information from USC today: I will continue to track this as it develops. - Tex. Usually I don't … [Read more...]