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Subway Derailed?

June 7, 2008

Not a fucking chance guy. I have been battling a severe case of workaholism, some sort of bronchial damage that has me wheezing and gasping for breath like a 90 year old, a honey-do list, and have been in a deep football depression. Shit sucks. Oh yea, I have been the main battlefield for a blog war between Irish Band of Brothers and Domer Sports Report. I am staying out of this because it seems insanely childish. I am an IBB reader and enjoy that site. DSR (not Detroit Sports report for yet another Tigers loss) is new- listen Mark, if you want a link… quit begging for one like a child. Keep posting on a regular and when I update my blogrolls in July, you might find yourself there. Or, maybe not at all. I don’t know and don’t care. Ithink you may have been a troll and that doesn’t sit well with the Emporer. We’ll see.

All this has led to a less than stellar effort from myself, The Subway Domer. But, I apologize to no one. It’s fucking summer and I have been enjoying as much as a workaholic, with fucked lungs and a demanding wife can. However, I feel the need to comment on a LOT of things that have gone on in NDNation recently. I won’t sit here and pretend to report on these things as if you did not already know them, but I feel you are owed my commentary on these events.

Let us begin…

May 31st, Kevin White Leaves Notre Dame for same position at Duke. Huh. I wasn’t shocked, but I really didn’t see this thing ending so abruptly.

Kevin White had become a somewhat infamous character in Irish Athletic lore. His scheduling tactics for the football team were unforgivable in the eyes of many alumni and subway alumni. His “barnstorming” theory was a good thing in concept, but was very poorly executed up to this point. His bumbling of George O’Leary and his hiring and firing of Ty Willingham made him a household name.

Here’s the thing, it doesn’t matter. Here or somewhere else, an insanely hard or easy schedule, or whatever… winning cures all.

So go ahead and search for a new Athletic Director. Bring up names like Holtz, Phelps, and whoever else from the past that you can dig up. It really doesn’t matter if we are winning. It doesn’t. Oh sure, we may bitch about a few things, but we would not be sticking venom into this subject as much as we have been for the last few years. Watch what happens in 2009 and 2010. It may be Kevin White’s fault.

I am by no means an apologist for Dr. White, but he has about as much impact against Michigan and USC as I do.

June 3rd, Chris Zorich returns to Notre Dame as the manager of student welfare and development inside the athletics department. Zorich has become a permanent fixture at Notre Dame during gamedays since Charlie Weis became the Head Coach. This is a similar plot line to another former Irish great. (I said great motherfuckers. Don’t doubt me.) Ron Powlus. Begging in a small administrative role and turning good work into a reward of a coaching position. Maybe Zoro has no aspirations of this, but any fan of his can only hope of having him in Ian Williams or Brandon Newman’s face at practice and on gamedays. Wahoo!

June 5th, Phil Steele is in my mailbox. So much information it gave me a headache and induced my bronchial infection to attack at full scale.

June 5th, Dan Fox committed to the Fighting Irish. The 6’4″ 219 lbs. linebacker from St. Ignatius high school in Cleveland, Ohio gave his verbal pledge to Weis on Thursday and it was a commitment Irish fans have been anticipating.

Dan has a very athletic edge to him and his single greatest attribute has been his ability to cover the pass at his linebacking position.

Dan is the sixth commitment for the class of 2009 and will be a very welcome addition to a class that is looking to keep the momentum going after the 2008 class.

Dan is rated as a 4 star on and turned down offers from Boston College, Michigan State, and Virginia. He chips away another piece of this 2009 class that is forming. With only 19 scholarships available (went up one when Nagel left) Fox represents 2 of the 3 or 4 LB commits for this year. Spots are filling up and the pressure may now be on players such as Jenkins, Te’o, and Telfort.

Now a little video for the archives…

Welcome To ND Dan!!!

June 6th, Alex Bullard commits to Notre Dame. The 6’3″ 285 lbs. guard from Brentwood Academy in Brentwood Tennessee gave his verbal pledge via a news conference most of you who are reading this have already seen.

Alex is the first offensive lineman and the 7th overall to commit to the 2009 incoming class. The first offensive lineman in a class that needs to rake up about 4 or 5 with most of those being tackles. This now leaves the Irish with about 12 or 13 scholarships remaining to give to incoming recruits, and two of those offers are for specialists. Ben Turk, a punter, and Dustin Hopkins, a kicker.

Alex also represents a small trend in Irish recruiting. they are doing well in Tennessee. Alex is the 3rd 4 star recruit to commit to the Irish in as many years. (Harrison Smith and Golden Tate class of 2007). Beating fat Phil in anything is great, but after recruiting losses to Ben Martin, Chris Donald, and Gerald Jones for the 2007 class, recruiting geeks should be joyous in the fact that we received a pledge from an outstanding recruit both on and off of the field.

Once again, spots are filling up and ND might get another boom soon after a few summer visits. Stay tuned to ALL Irish blogs and sites for more info in a very interesting recruiting year.

Welcome to ND Alex!!!

June 7th, Subway Domer stays home from work and actually writes a new post… still not breathing though. However, I did find this piece of youtube footage from the MZone. TAH-NOO-TAH teaching back in the day for the Suckeyes. Notice the extreme lack of f-bombs. What the fuck?!!!