Notre Dame football is still a couple of weeks away from their spring practice officially starting. However, they are now in the middle of “Camp Kelly” — the infamous grueling, yet needed, workouts in preparation for spring football. The success of 2012 is now a distant memory and the time to lay the groundwork for the 2013 campaign begins with Paul Longo’s cracking of the offseason whip.
HLS had quite a successful year in 2012 as well. The launch of our new theme and addition of our new staff, dubbed “HLS 3.0”, drove us to a record-setting year; however, all that it behind us. Like the Irish, it is time for us to get faster and stronger.
With that in mind, our site will undergo “Camp HLS” (because I’m really good at being creative). Unlike our last site upgrade, we aren’t looking to reinvent the wheel and do complete overhaul. In fact, we really don’t want to change much of the 3.0 design at all.
What we do want to do is rebuild or foundation. The theme we’ve been using for the 3.0 design is horribly bloated and we need to cut that fat immediately. Our new theme will have all of the same functionality, but far less resource intensive (meaning fast load times for everyone) and will also be mobile responsive, allowing for easy viewing on any screen resolution, smartphone, or tablet.
In short, we are whipping HLS into shape.
Once that is complete, we will turn our attention to other areas of HLS so we are running on all cylinders before the start of the 2013 season.
But first thing’s first…to this week’s Roundup!
The Gunner Kiel transfer has yet another interesting wrinkle. Check out Brian Kelly’s quote at the bottom of this article regarding competition and transferring. Oh my.
Gunner Kiel wasn’t the only one to see his ND career come to an end. Sadly, Tate Nichols is officially done.
Fox Sports will have a new sports channel. And this year’s Notre Dame/Stanford game will be one of the featured college football games.
I’m pretty sure helmets aren’t supposed to look like this. Somehow the guy wearing this helmet doesn’t have his brain scrambled.
The NCAA continues to amaze. The Miami case just continues to have more strange revelations. This time, that a NCAA official (now no longer with the NCAA) actually wrote a letter on behalf of Nevin Shapiro.
More NCAA brilliance: opening the text message floodgates. Not only will the limit of texts that can be sent to a recruits be lifted, but schools could hire people to do only that. I’m sure this will end well.
A Texas Tech booster has a master plan for Kliff Kingsbury’s success. Make him the “GQ coach”. Seriously.
This weekend I’m going with Corona. Not because I’m craving it or because I think it’s a fantastic beer (in fact, as I said in my Cinco de Mayo Roundup, I know it’s cheap swill that I happen to enjoy shamelessly), but because I have quite a lot of it in my fridge after some of my friends deposited a bunch on my birthday weekend.
There are some weekends in which you just need to drink all the booze. Considering that I’ve been in a babysitter/chaperone role these past two weekends, I think I’m due for such a weekend.
Also, I need to prepare my liver for next weekend’s St. Pattrick’s Day festivities. It’s woefully out of shape. We’ll just call this weekend “Camp Booze” (again, because I’m the most creative person ever).