Yes, a Notre Dame-free episode might sound a little crazy to publish in this space, but let’s be honest with each other. We need a break from talking about terrible ND Football things and you need a break from hearing it. Shane and I took this task so seriously that we did our damnedest to not even utter the words “Notre Dame” all episode.
Besides, there is loads of college football to talk about. The CFB playoff rankings could end in the biggest possible clusterfuck imaginable. The coaching carousel spun off its axis this week. And there was even a college football rivalry that bled into Twitter via website fight (which Shane and I gave a dramatic reading treatment to).
Don’t let Irish football kill your college football joy completely. There is still quite a bit of fun to be had.
Yes, bowl committees everywhere will cheer for a Navy loss this week. Navy winning the AAC title could end up screwing everyone’s schedule up.
In the least surprising news ever, one of college football’s top running backs, D’Onta Foreman will forgo his senior year to get paid.
THIS IS NOT ND NEWS. This is important college football news for teams that need a quarterback: Malik Zaire is officially on the grad transfer market.
I hope no one thought Dave Aranda was going anywhere. Thanks to Coach O taking less money than Les Miles, Aranda is gonna GET. PAID.
We all had Indiana as the team to have the craziest coaching carousel, right? IU suddenly had Kevin Wilson resign over “philosophical differences” and promptly named a replacement within hours. The whole thing doesn’t pass the smell test when you dig in a little deeper. After just signing a new extension, Wilson willingly resigned and only took $500k in a buyout? Riiiiiight. IU swears this isn’t over player mistreatment or anything medical although the players themselves appear to disagree. This whole thing is weird.
THIS IS NOT ND NEWS EITHER. This is a super-hot tip on a potential coach for Oregon.
Apparently you should never question Lamar Jackson. Otherwise, Petrino will get pissed, storm out of a presser, and give you the biggest death glare imaginable.
Prayers to the SC community. They lost former RB, Joe McKnight, to a senseless act of violence in NOLA.
Sometimes, tragedy finds humor. Despite the terrorist attack on Ohio State’s campus, one professor made sure to remind everyone who won a certain football game.
And if you ever want to feel incredibly dirty about college football. Have fun taking a deep dive into the quagmire that major-program CFB head coaches step into.
Eddie is on the road to 50%. I’m likely toast for the rest of the regular season. Feel free to keep track of our success, or lack thereof, so far. Also, keep your eye out for a HLS Podcast bowl pool, with a gift card from Amazon on the line, and pick directly against the spread, Eddie, and I.
Texan by birth, Irish by choice.
Born and raised in the great state of Texas, Tex is a first-generation Domer and a former student manager. After graduation, he left the cold winters of South Bend behind and returned back to his home state with a computer engineering degree in tow. Missing the daily grind of working football practices and talking football with fellow Irish fans every day, he took to blogging, a path which eventually led him to Her Loyal Sons. Continuously diving into stats and game film, Tex strives to break down every aspect of Fighting Irish football--even though it's determined to kill him.
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