Archive for the ‘Media Day’ Category

The Dictator Lives! Viva Anello!!!

August 9, 2009

Floyd, Allen, And Walls Laying it Down

August 9, 2009
Walls looking to be the best @ Rivals Video

Floyd raising the bar @ Rivals Video

Allen looking forward not back @ Rivals Video

The Spotlight Is On Manti And Young Says It’s Time To Prove It

August 8, 2009
Spotlight on Manti Teo @ Rivals Video

Young: Time to prove it @ Rivals Video

I hope those are just the practice uniforms.

Golden, Jimmy, and B.C.S. Speak With The Media

August 8, 2009
Time to get to work @ Rivals Video

Clausen better for the experience @ Rivals Video

Smith doing the right thing @ Rivals Video

Sizing Up Media Day… Uno

August 8, 2009

I stated in the last post that I would give a little commentary for the events that took place on media day. So let’s bulletpoint this motherfucker:

  • That was the first press conference from Weis that I thought was as legit as it gets. No bullshit, no cheesy bullshit, and refreshing. Weis has always spoke too much at these things- so to sit there and watch him give short answers and Tresselesque vanilla ones for the others was fascinating. He is starting to finally get, what a Head Coach, especially at Notre Dame, is supposed to say. Not a whole lot but the obvious facts. Bravo Chuck.
  • There was only one direct question about the defense outside of the inevitable Te’o question. It was, “Talk about the toughness of your defensive line, how they’ll be against the run this year?” That was it. I doubt Weis would get into any kind of real depth about the defensive side of the ball, but don’t you have to ask something about the the secondary, and more about the linebackers (other than Te’o)? Give me something on Sergio- DAMN!
  • The moves along the offensive line are encouraging. Something had to be done. However, you should keep an eye out for Wenger in the near future. Yes he is taking a back seat, but this might put him in a different mindset and push him into the player he is supposed to be. I am glad that Trevor Robinson is going to be on the field more. He is probably our best lineman.

And that’s about it. Notre Dame was ranked #23 in the USA Today Coaches Poll.

Here’s a few videos with Randy Hart and Frank Verducci:

Hart sees youth growing up @ Rivals Video

Verducci counting on competition @ Rivals Video

Coach Weis At Media Day

August 7, 2009

I’ll have more commentary on Coach Weis and his comments from media day soon- but enjoy this clip from earkier today.

Weis knows its show time @ Rivals Video

Rebuilding? "May God Strike Me Dead."

August 6, 2007

The first press conference of the season got underway today. There was the usual questions asked of Weis, and he really gave them no answer. ” Who’s the starter coach?” Like he was going to tell if he did know. But that’s why they pay reporters… to be idiots.

The video archive is up and running of the PC on UND.com and the transcript will be up shortly as well.

These are a FEW of the highlights of the PC.

  • When asked about this being a rebuilding year. Weis said that he doesn’t use that word. The press does. He also gave this quote, “May God strike me dead if I ever use that word.” One line to instill the confidence of the entire ND Nation.
  • He is not happy with the new no texting ban for recruiting. He said that was a valuable tool for him and on the last day for it, July 31, he sent out a “million”. He also said he was going through “text withdraw” the next day.
  • When he was asked, by some idiot, about if ND has changed him as it did with Holtz, Ara, etc. -meaning if he was feeling the pressure and felt he could go elsewhere, Weis listed off the inventory of his “sweet” home and the amenities. Said he feels great and feels better than when he arrived in 2005.
  • Cut Joe Schadd (ESPN) off and gave a look as he answered another question about Clausen and his elbow. He will name each ND QB as the starter until GT…and then say he knew it.

There is more to come today on UND.com with players and assistants. Stay tuned to Subway Domer for more updates.