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Random Daze

July 18, 2008

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…