Jul 30, 2008

Carolina... Reunited

Today's installment of Wu Am I? brings two of the Carolina's finest sons...

Raeshon McNeil #8
6' 0" 187 lbs.
Mocksville, North Carolina
Wu-Name: Shaolin The Ill Figure
McNeil came to Notre Dame with the very highly touted class of 2006 along with another prospect at that position by the name of Darrin Walls. Since then, McNeil has always been overshadowed by Walls despite having a great Army All-American game and being a 4 star prospect as well.
This year is shaping up to be a big one for Raeshon. Before the news that Walls was leaving Notre Dame for the 2008 season, McNeil was figuring into mix as a nickel and dime back and was particularly intriguing as a blitzer out of the secondary. Now, McNeil must take on an even bigger role as the main competitor for Walls' slot opposite of Terrail Lambert. He will have a lot of competition as ND is looking to still be in good shape at corner, but McNeil is at that breakout age of "Junior" and should have a lot to prove for this season and for 2009 as well.

Gary Gray #4
5'11" 185 lbs.
Columbia, South Carolina
Wu-Name: Big Baby The Grym Reaper
Gary was a big catch for the Irish for their incoming class of 2007. He was at one time a South Carolina commit, but as soon as his momma and himself reached ND's campus he was all Irish. That statement was even bolder as he showed up to the Army All-American game with a Leprechaun carved into his hair on the back of his head.
The high hopes of Gary playing as a true freshman came to a halt in the Spring of 2007. Gary was an early enrollee in the Spring but was injured and prior to the start of fall camp, he underwent season ending shoulder surgery. He did practice with at full speed with the team in the fall and during spring practice for 2008, he was whispered to be the Fighting Irish's best cover corner.
Gray, like McNeil, is in position for a big season after the Walls fallout. As he competes with McNeil over the starting spot on the other side of Lambert keep in mind that no matter which one of these two eventually wins the job of "starter", they both will see ample playing time and both will be valuable assets in the Brown/Tenuta defense.

You're Looking Live...

On July 21st ESPN returned to form with the 2008 premier of College Football Live. Although I have been very critical of ESPN in the past, I can honestly say I was dripping with anticipation. I set my DVR to record College Football Live everyday. The season is is just a few LONG weeks away and I am getting pumped for not just the Fighting Irish, but for all of College Football.

Sadly, but almost quite expectantly, I was disappointed from the start. This show is a fucking disaster. I am not going to bitch about their coverage of Notre Dame. Every Irish fan should know by now how The World Wide Leader covers the Fighting Irish. But, I will say one thing... Maurice Crum is definitely still on the team.

There is so much wrong with this show that it is hard to single out one thing that really sticks out as being the most dastardly (Molly Qerim talking, is certainly one of them). However, the show and its writers are only interested in about 15 teams out of 120 in 1-A. With so many story lines available to them, sucking Tim Tebow's cock seems to be the greatest topic on hand.

There is hope for all of you TRUE College Football fans out there and it comes in the form of something delicious that you may already enjoy. EDSBS Live! As I'm writing this post, I am listening to the 7/29 broadcast. It's already more informative and entertaining than anything ESPN and its stable of "personalities" has to offer. They have Sporting News writer and Irish hater Matt Hayes as a guest, and it puts Matt Hayes in a entirely new light. He actually sounds funny and has a real passion for this sport and is far more articulate than Bob "I Learned How To Milk A Cow At Purdue" Griese. (Peter Bean just called Hayes a motherfucker. Fantastic.)

Now for a lot of you out there you may have a certain preference for some of your media outlets, and I realize podcasts and internet shows are less than spectacular without awesome graphics and interactive fan polls about "The Cooler Helmet". So maybe a little pressure is in order. Call, e-mail, and pester the fuck out of one network that may have the balls to put these guys on the tube and let me sit my ass on the coach and choke on a cherry twitzler in laughter...

I understand that this may be a tall order. But, the possibilities of a 60 minute show on TV about College Football that is completely "R" rated and over the top is too enticing to push aside as an early morning psychedelic freak out. I also expect some sort of monetary reimbursement if this happens, so be prepared to open you fucking wallet up Orsen.

Until then, enjoy their online show and get yourself prepared for the season.

Jul 28, 2008

Bagpipe Monday.... Follow The Piper

Need a new job?

Jul 27, 2008

Why The Hell Not? 2008 Season Predictions... Part I

It's back. Last year I created a monster and thanks to a few e-mails kicking me in the ass, I have finally decided to sit down and put my Nostradamus like skills to use. Unfortunately for last year, I was not as accurate as one might hope. But, I blame a weird hallucinogen laced fruit salad I ate while visiting my good friend Dave Wannstedt. That crazy cripple.

So here we go, Part 1 in a 5 part series...

ND VS. San Diego State 38-6 IRISH

The season/home opener for the Irish went off without a hitch. Despite protests by scores of Notre Dame alums over the ages of 65, the game kicked off at its scheduled time of 3:30 instead of the proposed 9 AM kickoff. The alums were requesting this early time because of fear that San Diego Sate fans would be bringing their cocaine, marijuana, and ecstasy with them to South Bend. Instead, 17 SDSU fans showed up with bikinis and speedos and coolers full of fish tacos and Corona.

The game itself was a complete blowout, and one that Notre Dame, Weis, and the fans desperately needed . The Irish put up 31 points in the first half led by an awesome ground attack from James Aldridge and Robert Hughes. They combined for 215 yards and 3 TD's for the game. Jimmy Clausen had a good outing for the first start of the season with a 19-22 248 yard performance with 2 TD ( a 24 yard fade to Duval Kamara and a quick slant that went 44 yards to Golden Tate). The defense was particularly good and took the ball away three times. All three turnovers were INT's with Bruton, McNeil, and Crum each snagging a pick. (Isn't odd that Crum is even playing, since ESPN has him tabbed as a key departure?)

Aztec, Russell Allen continued to impress the NFL scouts with a 18 tackle performance including one sack for San Diego State. Bryan Shields kicked in two FG's from 42 and 44 yards to put the Aztecs on the board in the second half.

MVP- David Bruton #27: 14 tackles, 1 INT and for a crushing hit on Darren Mougey.

ND (1-0) VS. Michigan (2-0) 24-13 IRISH

Michigan has been Houdiniesque so far this season after escaping with a last second field goal victory over Utah in the season opener and narrowly defeating Miami (OH). The Miami game was almost a loss due to the entire starting offensive line for the Skunkbears arrests after the Utah game from the week prior. All 5 were suspended one game. (Details were not released, but there had been whispers about a llama, a White Castle on Carpenter Road and a group of retirees). "Those that stay will be champions" is more like "Those that stay will leave with criminal records."

After a quiet debut for Michael Floyd with only 2 receptions and 17 yards versus SDSU, he showed up for the Skunkbears and DOMINATED. He caught 7 balls for 182 yards and two touchdowns. One of the touchdowns came in the last 7 minutes of the game, a 42 yard bomb after a turnover, basically sealing a win for the Fighting Irish as it put them ahead 24-13.

The vaunted, DickRod offense sputtered all day as the Irish brought the wood. A combination of stellar D-Line play and well timed blitzes kept the Skunkbears in check and laid out on the grass. The buttery hands of Carlos Brown helped the Irish as he fumbled the ball away twice in Irish territory.

The stadium was comparable to the U$C game in 2005 as it deafened several ushers trying to stop a marshmallows fight in the student section after the last Floyd TD.

Weis 1 DickRod 0

MVP- Michael Floyd #3: 7 rec. 182 yards 2 TDs and a personal foul for moonwalking back to the sideline.

ND (2-0) @ Michigan State (3-0) 34-31 IRISH

Both teams were equally confident coming into this matchup. Both were undefeated and both teams were really moving the ball offensively and holding on to it as well. The Irish had yet to turn the ball over and Michigan State had only one turnover for the year, a Hoyer INT versus Cal in the first quarter. The Irish were looking to extend an odd streak of visiting team wins that stretched back to 2001.
After a fairly conservative first half ended in a 10-10 tie, the fireworks went off in the second half for both teams as they put the ball in the air play after play and had their WR's come down with huge catches. But that paled in comparison to what happened during a TV timeout.

In the 3rd quarter, a completely naked man painted with green body paint and a white "S" on each butt cheek, got on the field and started running around like a crazed squirrel. He was carrying a white flag of surrender and when he reached the 50 yard line he stopped and waved it ferociously until security grabbed him and beat him to a green pulp. John L. Smith had escaped from the loony bin.

Back to the action... The Spartans made the score 31-24 with ten minutes left in the game after a 16 yard TD run by Javon Ringer. The Fighting Irish methodically moved down the field using about 5 minutes of clock with a 12 play drive that ended with a Robert Hughes TD from the one that tied the game. The Spartans took the ensuing kickoff 40 yards and reached the Irish 45. Brian Hoyer than threw an ill-advised pass while being flushed out of the pocket by Big Brandon Newman. That pass was picked off by Raeshon McNeil. The Irish wasted little time and got into field goal range after 3 consecutive passes by Clausen that put them on the Sparty 21 yard line. The Irish melted away the clock with 3 runs for a first down to the MSU 13 and 3 more runs up the gut by Schwaap to the 10. Brandon Walker jogged onto the field and chipped in the 27 yard FG to put the Irish up 3 with 3 ticks remaining on the clock. MSU tried a backwards pass type return on the kickoff, but it was swatted down by freshman Robert Blanton.

The streak continues as insanity prevails.

MVP- Jimmy Clausen 28-39 327 yards 3 TD's. Inciting a riot. The streets burn in East Lansing.
Next Up: Purdue, Stanford, North Carolina

Ranking: 21 A.P. / 20 Coaches

Jul 24, 2008

Luchador Domer?

This guy is fucking scary. In a psychotic way. God bless him...

Jul 22, 2008

For Heaven's Sake

Today's installment of the WU AM I? series includes two former 5 star prospects. We were all yelling, "Thank Heaven" at the time and should do so again in the future.

Running Back
6' 1" 222 lbs.
Junior Crown Point, Indiana
Wu-Name: Excessive Wizard
James Aldridge should be a star a Notre Dame. Before Cierre Wood committed to the Irish in April, James was the only 5-star rated running back Notre Dame had signed since the internet recruiting service era began back with the incoming class of 2002. If only recruiting stars predicted the future that lays within the stars.
James has battled injury after injury since his senior year. If you followed James' career in high school, there was a huge difference in his explosiveness and ability to break tackles last year as compared to his last fully healthy season during his junior year in high school. He led the team in rushing last year, but saw his production take a big dip in the last few games due to an emerging Robert Hughes.
Uhhh.... Fuck all that. Every year is a new beginning and James is healthier now than at any point since he arrived at ND in the spring of 2006. With all of the Irish's weapons at tailback this year and with what should be an improved offensive line from a running perspective, James will produce. He will have fresh legs and the will to prove himself to the world. Look out! Aldridge is seeking a break out year, and I think that he may have one.

Jimmy Clausen #7
6'3" 212 lbs.
Westlake Village, California
Wu-Name: Fearless Overlord

Only Ron Powlus knows this kind of hype. Jimmy Clausen was hailed as the best high school quarterback to come out of California since John Elway. Well, at least he didn't go to Stanford. Jimmy was tabbed as a "5-star, can't miss prospect" since his sophomore year in high school. ESPN did a story on him that year and in turn helped start the fire.

It's quite unfair really. Unfair to expect a kid to dominate as a true freshman. Couple this in with an elbow injury and surgery and having limited reps in the spring and summer because of said injury. And he did fine. Fine for a freshman at Notre Dame of ALL places. He, of course, did not dominate. But he did show ND Nation that the best was yet to come with some very solid play behind a very shaky line. He had a better completion percentage and a better touchdown to interception ratio than Irish Legend, Brady Quinn.

What Jimmy is now, is the starter of this team after winning out over Evan Sharpley last year. He has a season under his belt and took a lot of shots both physically and mentally from foe and media. He is bigger and has more experience around him this year than last year at the skilled position. He is truly better.

Two things can make this year great for Jimmy: 1. His offensive line must give him time IN THE POCKET. 2. The running game must be more effective on 1st down. If these things can happen, than watch for a quarterback that looks more like Quinn during his Junior year. That is a bold statement, but I just watched Pulp Fiction.

Jul 21, 2008

Bagpipe Monday... Worldwide

I'm not quite sure if these guys are Celtic or not. Either way, they kick ass.

Jul 20, 2008

Where's Gina? Martin's On Board!

I put my foot in my mouth... and got some results!

Notre Dame's lack of commitments from offensive tackles was making me a little nervous especially since 4 of the 8 offered prospects had committed elsewhere.

I can breathe a little easier. Zach Martin from Bishop Chatard High in Indianapolis committed to the Fighting Irish today. The 6' 5" 270 lbs. 4 star (Rivals.com) lineman is the 13th verbal commitment for Notre Dame's incoming class of 2009.

The Irish are in desperate need for tackles to ensure the future depth at the position. Zach is a very tough and aggressive blocker, but as with a lot of young prospects, he will need to work very hard on improving his pass blocking skills.

Martin chose the Irish over Michigan, Iowa, and Kentucky to name a few of the offers. The icing on the cake is that ND locked down a highly rated player from the state of Indiana. Indiana is no recruiting hotbed when it comes to football talent, but it does offer very good prospects every year that can qualify academically for Notre Dame. The Irish must continue to keep their in-state talent in their state.

Welcome To ND Zach!!!


Jul 18, 2008

Random Daze

I have been far too busy with real life this week to post anything meaningful... until now of course.

Does Notre Dame Have A New Athletic Director? You bet! If you didn't know that, then you must not surf the web enough. I am proud to say that I may be the only "regular" Irish blog to not publish a piece about Starbucks. I mean, what the hell is ND thinking? I'm all for hiring edgy prospects, but a cup of coffee? It must be one strong cup of java considering it is also an attorney. At any rate, if you need to read more on this caffeinated hire, please follow this link and don't forget to ask for a double shot.
Personally, this hire doesn't mean a whole lot to me. The AD position at Notre Dame is becoming football neutered and unless this cup of brew schedules the "U"... Whoopee.
Notre Dame Is Money. In a recent Journal-Gazette article, it showed that the Fighting Irish football team was the second biggest profiteer in the country behind only Texas. Whatever. Like we didn't know this. What was interesting was the graph that the paper showed (not on the online article). Ohio State was the biggest spender. How much more? Like $16,000,000.00 more than the next biggest spender. This shouldn't be big news considering they signed Terrelle Pryor. Add that to court costs, attorney fees, referees, and extra fire trucks and that just about covers that extra $16 million. What will be interesting to see, is how much more they spend this year considering their recruiting class is looking more and more like the #1 class in the country. Need a loan? Go ask Dick Tressel and be sure to tell him that you are really 19, run a 4.4 40 yd dash, and are fucking crazy. You might get it.
Announcing The Conversation. It is bound to come up soon enough. Can't NBC find ANYONE other than Tom Hammond to announce Notre Dame football? I can actually deal with a former U$C quarterback doing the color commentary, but having the King of Figure Skating bore me to death with his triple axle bullshit, is borderline rape. I realize how horrible it is for Irish fans, but i didn't know how bad it was for the rest of the world until I spoke with a co-worker and Buckeye fan...
"You're paying them millions of dollars. Lick their fucking nuts."
There is one name out there that needs to be researched. Dan Patrick. Dan is a self-announced Subway Alum, and needs a better gig anyways. At least ask his cousin, Jim Lampley. Another season of Hammond is inevitable, but recruiting is never ending.
Speaking Of Recruiting. I don't mean to end this on a low note, but what is going on with Notre Dame's Offensive Tackle recruiting thus far. The Fighting Irish have put out 8 offers and of those offers, 4 have committed elsewhere. That leaves 4 offered tackles. Of those four, recruiting experts give the Irish a decent chance at only two of them. Ouch!
In a year where the Irish really needed 2-3 offensive tackle recruits, they are slowly dragging behind. Look for more offers to come out if Indianapolis lineman, Zach Martin, goes elsewhere. This is a major need for this team in trying to establish TRUE depth at a position that in effect controls the offense.
One More Thing. If you haven't read The Blue-Gray Sky's recent post about ND's sack trouble in 2007, you need to do this now. Amazing. Now go practice...

You're Welcome

IrishFan1989, you asked for a post of your video, so here you go.

That was painless. If anybody else has done their own videos (Irish football you sleaze ball), give me a shout and I'll post it for you.

Jul 14, 2008

Last Year Was REALLY Bad...

It was so bad it spawned this video, which in itself is very good, but it may have the gayest song ever. Of course, last year was the gayest year...ever.

Bagpipe Monday... Jig It Up

This was me, last night after I heard about Chris Watt.

Jul 13, 2008

Watt, Lights Up The Commit List

Chris Watt, 5 star OL prospect from Illinois gave his verbal commitment to Notre Dame.

Chris is the 12th commit for the incoming class of 2009, and is one of the bigger "gets" as the Irish are trying to fortify their offensive and defensive lines.

Scout.com had this evaluation...

One of the best run blockers in the Midwest. Watt gets to the second level as
well as any lineman in the country. He is a devastating run blocker. Works well
in pass pro and in space, but lets defenders into his chest, which when playing
against bigger opponents could give him problems. Great foot speed and agility
for a big guy. Will be a very solid interior lineman at the next level.

Welcome To ND, Chris!!!

Link-O-Rama Sunday

I haven't done one of these in a while, but I haven't done a keg stand in a while either. It's like riding a bike...

  • Troy Nunes provides recruiting junkies with a super secret video on how recruiting is really done.
  • Conquest Chronicles has earned its PhD, after a Gallipo incident.
  • Sunday Morning Quarterback provides his vision for the Skunkbear game this year.
  • Do you need something to spice up your tailgate party? There Is No Name On My Jersey reports on a few suggestions.
  • Dipshit For Life (Pete Fiutak) has his Notre Dame preview posted. CAUTION: Reading anything by this asshole may cause you to gouge out your eyeballs and leap from tall buildings. Please read in a safe environment.
  • EDSBS was a fly on the wall for a defensive meeting at Notre Dame.
  • 11 Warriors continues to fan the flame of flamers. "Tell me Billy. Do you like movies about gladiators?"
  • The Rock's commentary on Steve Orsini and the new neutered position of ND/AD.

Have fun!

Walls And Hord

On Friday Notre Dame announced the departure of starting Junior cornerback, Darrin Walls.

Cornerback Darrin Walls will not be enrolled at Notre Dame during the fall
semester for personal reasons and will return home at the end of this summer
school term.“We won’t have Darrin with us this season but I hope to have him
return for the spring semester. Fortunately, cornerback is a position of
strength on our team and this will provide opportunities for increased playing
time for our corners,” Irish head coach Charlie Weis said.

Walls is arguably the best defensive player on an improving Irish pass defense. His 9 pass breakups were the most on the team last year, and Darrin was looking to become that shutdown corner Notre Dame has not had since Shane Walton. The team does have nice depth at corner, but anytime you lose a starter for an entire year, it will greatly effect the level of play by the unit.

The good news is that numerous people close to the Walls family have stated that Darrin will be back at the university in the Spring. This is a situation that closely resembles the Pat Kuntz ordeal from this past spring. Hopefully, Walls can take care of whatever personal issues that exist just as Kuntz has done.

Also on Friday, Notre Dame announced that Senior Wide Receiver D.J. Hord would be transferring from Notre Dame to a NCAA 1-AA (FCS) school to complete his two years of eligibility.
Wide receiver D.J. Hord has decided to leave the Notre Dame football team and
will transfer to a Division I-AA school."I'd like to thank D.J. for all he has
given to this team in his three years and wish him well in his future
endeavors," Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis said.

D.J. came to Notre Dame as a very highly touted recruit with pure speed. His freshman year he was on a depth chart that included Rhema McKnight, Maurice Stovall, Matt Shelton, and some guy named Samardzija. During the Spring of his sophomore year he had a devastating achilles heel tear and was unable to try and become the "3rd" WR on the depth chart. He sat out 2006. In 2007 he just was never able fully recover from his injury and logged just 2 catches for 7 yards.

Jul 9, 2008

Buck 50

Welcome back to another Wu Am I post. Today. we try to get a little physical and check out the offensive line...

6'4" 300 lbs.
Coral Springs, Florida
Wu-Name: Masta Cow
Dan Wenger looks like a mean S.O.B. He has that walk and talk of a player that is willing to do anything it takes to ensure a victory. We need that. He takes over for the Irish fulltime as the main man in the middle after the departure of John Sullivan.
Every Irish fan is looking for the promise to come true. What promise? Weis came to ND and used the word NASTY in his opening speech. Dan Wenger is that nasty. Remember Jeff Faine? He was one of the meanest asshole (with all due respect, because he is one of my all-time favorites) offensive lineman in recent ND history. Dan has the chance to become just that.
6'5" 305 lbs.
Brooklyn, New York
Wu-Name: Thick Killah
We heard about it. This past spring, Irish fans kept hearing about the fights at practice and then we saw it as a mini-brawl broke out at the practice during a coaches clinic. Then we saw it again during the Blue-Gold game. And in the middle of it all was Eric Olsen shouting, "Fuck you defense! Fuck You!"
Eric is trying to assert himself as the emotional leader of the offensive line that looked very weak and pussified last year. Maybe it is his Brooklyn nature, or maybe God just blessed him with the genetic disposition to kick ass. Either way, Olsen is one of the guys the team is going to look to to shake the "tin soldier" mentality that has plagued them for the past couple of seasons.

Subway Domer's Reponse To 11 Warriors Nightmare

Recently, my friends over at 11 Warriors published a post about their Buckeyes and their forthcoming matchup versus the Condoms of U$C. And quite frankly, I'm a little disturbed. Where is the cockiness my friends? Where is the bravado to just say... "FUCK U$C!"?

Normally I root for any team on Notre Dame's schedule to win as many games as they can. However, when it comes to U$C and Michigan, I just don't give a fuck and find myself wishing for tremendously bad things to happen to them. Sometimes I find a wandering gypsy and pay $8.oo for a curse to be unloaded on these two teams, and sometimes it works. (See Stanford and Appalachian State). Well I just so happened to find a gypsy outside of Hicksville, Ohio and I dropped $17.42 to ensure a victory for SweaterVest and company.

I might have wasted my money. I think the Bucks win and here's why...

1 & 2) Taylor Mays, Brian Cushing, and Rey Mauluga. Yes. Mays, Cushing, and Maualuga are very big. And in fact, their defense looks to be one of the very best in the country. But, I think the Trojan D-Line might be a little overrated and that should be the key. The running game. Feed the rock to your boy Beanie and Saine and control the tempo of the game.

3) Those Running Backs. Hey. These guys aren't Reggie Bush or even LenDale White. They're good. But, they aren't even close to the superstar tag team duo of Bush and White. The Trojan O-Line is going to be young and still mostly green for the season before the Buckeyes get into L.A. McNight may be the real deal, but he is not as fast as advertised. Illinois DB Vontae Davis tracked him down like an injured elk.

4) Pete Carroll & His Gigantic Big Game Gonads. WTF? "Pete's the one coach that's pretty hard to hate." Not so fast my friend. He's a cock smoker. Ask any Irish, Bruin, or decent human being, "Do you like Pete Carroll?" There response will always be, "I fucking hate him. He's a poodle bitch." He is, however, a great big game coach. I understand your fear and provide stats to back it up... In the last 5 seasons U$C has lost a total of 6 games. 4 of those 6 losses came to unranked teams. They only have 1 loss at home in the last 5 seasons to unranked and irish patsy, Stanford. So there is no doubt he will be ready for the Buckeyes because OSU will be a ranked, non-Pac-10 team , playing in the hellhole known as The Coliseum. Streaks are dying everywhere. Ask Navy.

5) Will Ferrell. I'll one up ya. How about Snoop Dogg?

Just take a deep breath friends of the mighty poisonous nut. You are in great shape to make a statement early this year. My prediction: OSU 17 U$C 14. Should be a good game and I'll be sure to watch all if I can make it without stabbing my eyeballs with a steak knife and stuffing my ears with silly putty.

If you really want to piss off the Condom faithful, wear these around L.A. and tell them you bought them from a Fighting Irish blog.

Ice Cream Men

Another Wu Am I post for all of you Killah Bees out there.

Wide Receiver
6' 5" 225 lbs.
Hoboken, New Jersey
Wu-Name: Pesty Conqueror
Duval came to Notre Dame as a highly rated recruit last year. His high school offense ran a version of the "Wing T" and some analysts were unsure if Duval was worthy of such a high ranking as a WR when he was also a tremendous safety prospect as well. Well, he proved any nay sayers wrong as he worked his way up the depth chart and became a very good player in his first year.
Kamara is in the same mold as former Irish WR Maurice Stovall. His height and muscle mass allow him to get physical separation and jump up for the ball and snatch it from above the defender.
Really look for Kamara to develop into the Fighting Irish's #1 WR from the first whistle of the pre-season, all the way through to the end of the year. He will benefit greatly if Clausen stays healthy and they nurture a trust relationship. Kamara can and should be the player Clausen goes to when ND needs a big catch.
I think he is going to be a motherfucking BEAST in 2008.
Wide Receiver
5' 10" 175 lbs
Detroit, Michigan
Wu-Name: Sweaty Butcher
David Grimes enters the 2008 season as the most veteran WR on the Irish roster and he was voted as the offensive captain. Grimes spent most of his career for the Irish as a slot option, but due to a lack of proven play makers at the WR position, David was put in as the #1 WR to start the 2007 season.
Grimes is a very quick and sure handed WR that runs very precise and good routes. Throughout his time at ND he has made some very difficult catches and the Fighting Irish will definitely need that ability to produce as they try to re-establish themselves as a power throughout the sky.
This year, David should see his production greatly improve as he should be playing his natural position in the slot with players such as Kamara, Parris, and even true freshman Mike Floyd available to Notre Dame to use on the outside.


Alright everyone, I have updated a few things.

  1. The Irish Blogroll is now under a RSS feed. This means that every time a linked site is updated, that link on the right will show when and what. These are the main Irish blogs that I read and I recommend you check them all out. Different strokes for different folks.
  2. The Enemy Blogroll (now Enemy Propaganda) is completely renovated. Every team that the Irish play has two blogs linked. (Except for Purdue, because they have nothing other than Boiled Sports to link to.) These links are also under a RSS feed and should one of these punks have some shit to say about the Irish, you'll know about it. There are also a couple of non opponent links as well, but they are enemies none the less.

Please feel free to let me know if you would like to see anything on Subway Domer.

Jul 8, 2008

Doubling Up

I knew if I waited just another day I could make a two for one commitment post. Quick. Ask me for the lottery numbers before... shit. Too late. Anyways, the Fighting Irish landed two more commitments for the class of 2009.

Marlon Pollard became the 10th Irish verbal commit for the class of 2009 on Monday. Marlon originally had committed to UCLA, but he grew unsure of his decision and started to look elsewhere.

The 6' 1" 160 lbs. cornerback from San Bernardino, California was blown away on his visit to Notre Dame. He said phrases like "like-minded people", and "distance is not a factor" and you just kind of figured Notre Dame would have a chance.Marlon's mom will be moving to an area close to South Bend to help support Marlon and his decision.

This guy is very mature for his age and it just so happens that he is a very good ball player. He is very quick and flies around the ball. He seems to have that "switch" in his head, because he goes from a very nice young man off of the field, to a nasty animal on the field.

Fist pumps for everyone!

Tyler Eifert committed to Notre Dame this morning becoming the 11th verbal commitment for 2009 for the Irish. The 6'6" 220 lbs. tight end from Bishop Dwenger in Fort Wayne chose the Irish over Purdue, Minnesota, and Northwestern amongst others.

While the commitment may not be a surprise, the offer looked as if it might have been. It was a long time coming for Tyler, who did all he could by busting his ass to garner an offer to come to Notre Dame and play football for the Irish.

As most people know, Eifert hails from the same school as future Irish wide receiver, John Goodman. More importantly though, Notre Dame and Charlie Weis are doing what past regime's did not do. They are coming into Fort Wayne and recruiting kids. The city can boast a lot of talent from the past 20 years that have moved on to great college careers and some have even went on to the NFL to become very good players and even future Hall of Famers (Rod Woodson).

Headbutts all around too!!!

Jul 7, 2008

Bagpipe Monday... Smoke That Bloody Thing Like A Man

You've been scolded like a bitch...

Jul 3, 2008

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th everyone. Here's a little tribute to my cousins Chris and Corey. Both are Marines that served in Iraq. Thank Christ they are now home and safe. Please take a moment today to pray for the souls of those that didn't make it home.


In cased you missed it, I had a guest post at EveryDayShouldBeSaturday.com yesterday. Check it out if you haven't already...