Tex is out on his honeymoon, so I’m taking the Round Up this week. And what a week it was: NOTHING BAD HAPPENED. Even the date I had circled, yesterday, as the one to break our hearts and Twitter, came and went without a whisper of bad news. So, let’s get to it:
The news: Davaris Daniels’ fate was either decided or a lot of progress was made in that regard Thursday, when the University’s readmission committee met in private to determine whether the Irish WR gets to come back. For what it’s worth, and with the Everett Golson experience firmly in the rear-view mirror, Coach Brian Kelly sounded upbeat, though, stern about the situation.
Lou Holtz let it be known that this season would be his last on ESPN. Here’s hoping Mark May announces that last season would be his last on ESPN.
It looks like Sparty’s AD, Mark Hollis, won’t be making “chicken” jokes about ND on the rubber-chicken circuit. Earlier this week, he lamented the frustration he and Jack Swarbrick share over trying to continue a true rivalry in an incredibly challenging scheduling environment, that now has to account for ND’s “friends with benefits” status in the ACC.
The University announced Thursday that eleven of its athletic programs earned perfect APR scores in the latest NCAA data-dump. On Stanford produced more, with twelve, among FBS schools. Congrats.
The booze: I’m just back from San Francisco where the weather was sunny and, if I’m honest, slightly warmer than I would have liked. The City by the Bay always makes me think of fog. And, since I’m back in New Orleans, I thought nothing could do me better than a New Orleans classic, the old Bali Hai fog-cutter. Try one yourself.