Mar 31, 2008

Douche Bag Alert

Urban The Liar at his finest...

Mar 30, 2008

Young Is A Monster And Running Back Has 3 Heads

Hughes, Allen, and Aldridge are looking help the team.

Sam Young is looking to lead the Irish to victory.

Mar 29, 2008

Calling The Shots... Jack Please!

Mike Haywood is ready to start calling the plays. I'm ready to start calling for more shots of Jack if the "O" doesn't improve. It should be a more sober year...

Clausen Tries To Live Up To The Quinn Legend... And Hair

Perhaps a bit too shaggy. Where's Scooby?

Bullshit! Downhill!

The TAH-NOO-TAH we will grow to love.

Weis is adjusting to the media asking the same questions about adjusting.

Mar 28, 2008

Defensive Saviors

Brian Smith and Kerry Neal became one of the few bright spots for the 2007 Irish, and look to do the same in 2008.

Mar 27, 2008

TAH-NOO-TAH And Friends

More from South Bend

The Legend of Corwin Brown Continues

Coach Brown speaks...

Mar 26, 2008

Football In Session

Time to kick off the 2008 season...

That was day 1.

Mar 19, 2008

Hate ESPN?

Who doesn't anymore? Read these links and feel the love...







Pryor Hates Dick, But Loves Nuts

The wait is over. Michigan sucks and lost out on Terrelle Pryor.

Pryor chose Ohio State, and ensured the Skunkbears demise for at least another year... or two.

Somewhere in Ann Arbor, Lllloyd Carr is trying to talk Dick Rod down from a tall building.


Mar 18, 2008

I Want A Calabrese In My Easter Basket

I have no idea where Notre Dame stands with Carlo Calabrese so early in the recruiting game, but I really want this kid in Blue and Gold.

Mar 17, 2008

Mar 9, 2008


Yep. Buttloads of questions for this spring. It is a lot like last year, but at least we are sure about the starting quarterback for the San Diego State game.

I was going to go through each position and put a few of those questions out and try to analyze them. I thought I could do it as a countdown to the start of Spring practice... but things changed.

As you can see this is my first post this month! Work, home projects (the endless kind), and slow news has put a damper on things, but I promise to start putting together something on a regular basis for all of you SD readers.

But, I digress... here is a list of some of the questions that either will be, or should be addressed this spring. It's long and dreary at times, but so was last season. I will only offer the questions today, and perhaps provide some commentary on those questions before the end of Spring.

Please keep in mind that these questions relate directly to this spring and will not include a lot about the incoming freshman. That's for this summer.

Here we go...

  1. Can Chris Stewart find a home somewhere on the offensive line?
  2. Can the offensive line really improve its physicality?
  3. Does the line have to cross train again?
  4. Can Romine prove that he is the best left tackle and move Young to the right side?
  5. Can Sam Young show the world why he was a 5 star coming out of high school?
  6. What can ND do to improve what was its weakest link from 2007?
  7. Will the Irish really have the 5 best lineman playing as a unit?
  8. Is Clausen 100%?
  9. Did Jimmy get in the weight room enough this odd season?
  10. Can Clausen become emotionally stoic, or will he look like a freshman again?
  11. Will Jimmy progress in his knowledge of the system and use his check-offs?
  12. Will Sharpley do enough this spring to cement himself into the #2 spot?
  13. Are there too many horses at running back?
  14. Will ND lean more on a 1 back set or a 2 back set?
  15. Is Schwaap the right man for the job?
  16. Will Luke Schmidt FINALLY step up?
  17. Is Nagel getting moved to FB?
  18. Can Hughes develop into the workhorse?
  19. Will Hughes be used at FB at times?
  20. Will Aldridge improve on his lateral step?
  21. Will Allen take the next step towards being the burner?
  22. Of all the running backs, who is going to pass block better now that Jabbie is gone?
  23. Which running back is going to carry the load?
  24. How in the hell does ND practice with one Tight End on scholarship?
  25. Who will be on the depth chart underneath Ragone for the Spring?
  26. There are 8 wide receivers going into spring ball. Who besides Kamara is really worthy to start?
  27. Will Grimes lock down the slot spot?
  28. Can West stand out like last spring?
  29. How much can Tate improve while he is playing baseball?
  30. Is this the last hurrah for Gallup, Jackson, and Hord?
  31. How can Parris shape himself into the rotation opposite Kamara?
  32. Will a kicker please stand up?
  33. Will Weis let the special teams go full speed in the spring?
  34. Who will step up to the PR spot formerly occupied by Tommy Z?
  35. Any hitters?
  36. Will Maust solidify himself?
  37. Who takes over for Jansen as a long snapper?
  38. Will anything be decided on special teams this spring?
  39. Can Mo Richardson and Kallen Wade start to climb the depth chart?
  40. How much will the loss of Kuntz this spring affect the defensive line?
  41. Nwankwo has been labeled as a sleeper by a few insiders. Will he wake up?
  42. Will Ian Williams eat someone? No. Will he continue to ride the momentum he created for himself last year?
  43. Calling Justin Brown. Can you be a difference maker?
  44. Will the John Ryan experiment finally be over at OLB and will he be back as a DE?
  45. Will Kerry Neal and Brian Smith be such a 1,2 punch that they will just be known as... Neal Smith.
  46. Will Brian Smith be cross trained as an inside backer alongside Crum?
  47. Can Toryan Smith become THE man?
  48. If not T. Smith, how about Scott Smith?
  49. Will Kevin Washington make any move?
  50. How much of Tenuta's influence will we see right away this spring?
  51. Can Lambert and Walls retain their jobs as the starters?
  52. I've heard that Gary Gray is our best cover corner. Why can't he start?
  53. Where does McNeil fit in?
  54. How badass will Bruton get after another year?
  55. How many safeties are after the spot opposite Bruton?
  56. Who will step up to the table and set themselves up for the fall: Harrison Smith, Sergio Brown, Kyle McCarthy or even Ray Herring?
  57. Who in the hell is coaching the Blue-Gold Game?
  58. How is the Tenuta/Brown relationship going to develop?
  59. How is the Weis/Haywood relationship going to develop?
  60. Is Latina getting the job done?
  61. Who is ready for some motherfucking spring football?!