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Back to back bowl wins? Program on the rise? I'm Ron Burgundy?

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In 21 years of being a head coach, most of the jobs I’ve had revolved around not just winning, but being exciting, being relevant, putting fans in the seats,” said the former coach of Grand Valley State and Central Michigan. “None of those things matter at Notre Dame. I don’t have to create an exciting offense, I just have to win football games, and defense goes hand in hand with winning.
Notre Dame may make BCS after bowl win, top 10 recruiting class - Stewart Mandel - SI.com (via fourthandblog)

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I don’t want to encourage anyone to be like me and pay money to follow Notre Dame football more closely than the average fan, but if you are that kind of fan, then it wouldn’t be a bad idea to subscribe to Irish Sports Daily.
There is no one better at covering the Irish than Mike Frank and his site is fantastic. This great article on Chuck Martin’s experiences recruiting this year is a perfect example of the kind of insight you get. (Not to mention recruiting scoop.)

I don’t want to encourage anyone to be like me and pay money to follow Notre Dame football more closely than the average fan, but if you are that kind of fan, then it wouldn’t be a bad idea to subscribe to Irish Sports Daily.

There is no one better at covering the Irish than Mike Frank and his site is fantastic. This great article on Chuck Martin’s experiences recruiting this year is a perfect example of the kind of insight you get. (Not to mention recruiting scoop.)

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The invites to this year’s scouting combine have been released and Armando Allen, Kyle Rudolph, and Ian Williams have all been invited. I’m a little surprised that Chris Stewart didn’t receive an invite.
On second thought, not really.
I have all the respect in the world for the guy for going to law school while playing big time college football, but it would have been nice to see him play a little bit more physical. You know, because he was only pushing 360. If he was 330 then maybe I’d let it slide, but anything over 340 and I need an o-linemen to actually pancake some people on a regular basis.

The invites to this year’s scouting combine have been released and Armando Allen, Kyle Rudolph, and Ian Williams have all been invited. I’m a little surprised that Chris Stewart didn’t receive an invite.

On second thought, not really.

I have all the respect in the world for the guy for going to law school while playing big time college football, but it would have been nice to see him play a little bit more physical. You know, because he was only pushing 360. If he was 330 then maybe I’d let it slide, but anything over 340 and I need an o-linemen to actually pancake some people on a regular basis.

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Yes, I’m one of those dudes who belongs to a Notre Dame message board.

No, I don’t post on there (at least not regularly). I’m what you call a lurker. (How creepy does that sound?) I go there for information. Mostly on recruiting. That’s why I pay to subscribe to the site. (Yup, I’m also that guy.)

One of the sites I don’t frequent is ND Nation and it’s because it has the reputation of being overly negative and pessimistic when it involves anything to do with the football program.

Fortunately for me, someone posted on my message board some pics from an ND Nation post where a poster created his vision of a new Notre Dame stadium. Color me impressed. (Apparently I’m also the guy who says things like, “Color me impressed.”)

Looks all good to me. And you’re aren’t seeing things,there’s an actual jumbotron in Notre Dame stadium. In other technology news, we’ve landed on the moon!

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During the “dead period” for recruiting that lasts until signing day (Wednesday! Wednesday! Wednesday!) there hasn’t been a lot of Notre Dame football news.
But Jack Swarbrick did talk to Tim Prister from Irish Illustrated about a bunch of different topics. He talked about a lot of interesting things but part III dealt almost exclusively with football.
I think Part I and II were more about Swarbrick’s taste in music and favorite ice cream flavors so you can probably skip them.

During the “dead period” for recruiting that lasts until signing day (Wednesday! Wednesday! Wednesday!) there hasn’t been a lot of Notre Dame football news.

But Jack Swarbrick did talk to Tim Prister from Irish Illustrated about a bunch of different topics. He talked about a lot of interesting things but part III dealt almost exclusively with football.

I think Part I and II were more about Swarbrick’s taste in music and favorite ice cream flavors so you can probably skip them.

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