Hitting the Links: June 1st, 2013

What up Gordon Gee? - Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Just hitting the links.

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tOSU president Gordon Gee pretty much stole the show in the latter half of this week. The links tell the tale.

More money than God: Full audio of Gordon Gee's comments - SBNation.com

"[The addition of Maryland and Rutgers to the Big Ten] gives us 40 to 50 million more viewers, makes the BTN worth more money than God. I did say that. It’s a very powerful instrument for us."

Gordon Gee claims Wisconsin AD Barry Alvarez thinks former coach Bret Bielema is a thug | Dr. Saturday

"Someone was saying to me, well, you know, Bret Bielema leaving … that was a blessing for Wisconsin and they knew it," Gee said. "Because he was under tremendous pressure. They didn’t like him. Barry Alvarez thought he was a thug. And he left just ahead of the sheriff."

Trustees say Ohio State president Gordon Gee ‘embarrassed’ the school | SI Wire

Trustees at Ohio State University say that insensitive comments made by university president Gordon Gee have embarrassed and divided the university.

OSU president apologizes for ND, Catholics comments | CSN Chicago

Gee apologized in a statement released to the AP. "The comments I made were just plain wrong, and in no way do they reflect what the university stands for," he said. "They were a poor attempt at humor and entirely inappropriate."

Was Gee right about Bret Bielema being a "thug" though? Ha!

Bret Bielema and Tim Brewster clash on Twitter, but why? - SBNation.com

On Thursday night, the two clashed again. Brewster took a shot at SEC scheduling:

The American Conference logo looks like something a little kid would draw on his homemade super hero costume.

American Conference logo is American - SBNation.com

Auburn fans practice rolling things not trees. Sad. There had to be a better alternative. Right?

Auburn tests out new rolling plan now that Toomer’s trees are gone | Dr. Saturday - Yahoo! Sports

Last month, the ailing oak trees at Toomer’s Corner were torn down and now, the City of Auburn is testing out new solutions.

This is a great idea. The Paterno clan should probably just stay off the radar for a couple of decades.

Joe Paterno's family to sue NCAA on behalf of Penn State - CBSSports.com

The family of late Penn State coach Joe Paterno plans to file a lawsuit against the NCAA with hopes of overturning sanctions against the Nittany Lions related to the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal.

Texas athletic director: Eight-team college football playoff ideal | SI Wire

4, 8, 16, 32... Once everyone sees how much cash the four team playoff generates it is really only a matter of time.

What do we have on the Notre Dame front? For the most part everyone is still talking about the quarterback situation. It is what it is.

Analyzing the quarterback options | Inside the Irish

Let’s take a quick look at what’s left of the quarterback depth chart.

Notre Dame Football In 93 Days | Subway Domer

The Evolution of the Student-Athlete at Notre Dame | Her Loyal Sons

In light of the recent quarterback issue at Notre Dame, I thought it might be helpful to take a look at what it means to be a student-athlete at Notre Dame. (Excerpt from Lisa’s new book, "Echoes From the End Zone: The Men We Became")

Transfer Requests Must Possess "Compelling Reasons" - Notre Dame Football | UHND.com

Notre Dame is learning the hard way nothing is ever guaranteed when it comes to college football, as rumors have generated national attention that former 5-star recruit and signee, Eddie Vanderdoes, may be having second thoughts about his signed pledge to Notre Dame.

C Dubs got some people going with this one.

The Case for Starting Malik Zaire in 2013 - One Foot Down

When the news of Everett Golson's academic suspension came down last weekend, you had your profanity-laced and booze-fueled texts, your rending of garments and your slow acceptance that we indeed cannot have nice things. The next step in the process was the conventional wisdom among Irish fans and national sportswriters that Tommy Rees would be the starting quarterback for the 2013 season.

Eric Hansen thinks that C Dubs might be onto something.

Notre Dame football: Zaire makes bid to be Irish QB - southbendtribune.com

I'm thinking that BK's notebook may need to become a regular feature.

OFD Exclusive: A Look Inside Brian Kelly’s Coaching Notebook - One Foot Down

Did you listen to our latest podcast yet? If you haven't done it yet you should subscribe.

OFD Podcast, Episode 3: Golson, Vanderdoes, & ROI - One Foot Down

Irish Envy moderator Whiskeyjack joins the podcast to discuss the recent string of bad news and Football Return on Investment.

Is it time for fall camp yet?

Have a great weekend!

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