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Hitting the Links: June 5th, 2013

Just hitting the links.



Ohio State President Gordon Gee owned the news in the latter half of last week. After failing to apologize his way out of that self generated firestorm he has decided to retire.

Ohio State President Gordon Gee to retire - Land-Grant Holy Land

Following a week which saw Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee issue seemingly apology after apology in the aftermath of a firestorm related to a controversial tape released from a December meeting of the Ohio State Athletics Council, a Columbus Dispatch report Tuesday revealed that Gee will retire on July 1, 2013.

MOAR teams! We are still a year away from version 1.0 of the playoffs and everybody is already clamoring for more teams.

College Football Playoff expansion: Tracking the calls for 8 (or more) teams -

Brian Kelly, Notre Dame coach (Star-Telegram, May 6, 2013) I don’t know that four is where we’re going to finish this thing. I think it’s a great entry into where we want to go. Moving forward, I think the focus will be on whether it’s eight or 16 [teams] or whatever the number is.

ACC football releases rotating cross-division schedule details through 2024 -

The ACC's full conference schedule setup for the next decade is here.

Great. Yet another cruddy team with 27 different ridiculous helmets. Those things are cheap aren't they?

Indiana Hoosiers unveil 5 new football helmets, player ends up on floor -

Indiana's new helmets might be a little too much for you.

This is different.

Miami player files report with police, saying NCAA coerced him into answers for investigation | Dr. Saturday - Yahoo! Sports

Miami defensive end Dyron Dye had a problem with the NCAA, so he decided to go to the local police department and file a complaint.

Social Media y'all!

QB recruit Brandon Harris tweets a heartfelt thanks to Aggies coaches and fans, then moves on | Dr. Saturday

Harris, a four-star dual-threat from Bossier City, La., also was on the Aggies' radar, but when Allen’s commitment became public, Harris posted a heartfelt letter to Twitter saying he was crossing A&M off his list.

Pac-12 launches new student-athlete safety initiative | Campus Union -

The Pac-12 is launching a venture to focus on health and safety of its students athletes, the league announced Monday. The effort will include limiting contact in football practices.

I wonder what the football coaches think of that?

With that here is what we have on the Notre Dame front.

Top recruit Elijah Hood flushes Alabama letters down toilet | SB Nation

And so began #RollToilet.

Transitioning Away from the Big Ten the Right Choice for ND - Notre Dame Football |

Adding to the pressure, hindsight often taunts our decision-making with its omnipotent weapon, the passage of time.

The Eddie Vanderdoes saga finally came to an end yesterday. Let's hope this episode is the end of the off-season drama. Is it time for fall camp yet? Here are a handful of articles that pretty much sum up what we know about the Vanderdoes ordeal.

Notre Dame Football: Vanderdoes make its official, will attend UCLA -

Vanderdoes can be on scholarship right from the start at UCLA, but he will have four years to complete three years of eligibility as opposed to the normal transfer, where it's five to complete four. It is unconfirmed but believed that Vanderdoes has already explored the appeal process and was turned down.

Notre Dame and Eddie Vanderdoes officially part ways | Inside the Irish

Eddie Vanderdoes won’t be attending Notre Dame. Both Brian Kelly and the talented defensive lineman agree on that. How the situation ever got to this point, well that’s a story most people are still trying to figure out.

Eddie Vanderdoes Makes It Official: Off to UCLA

What is still unknown right now is the "personal reason" and what "change of circumstances" occurred that made Eddie wish to remain close to his family. The entire Vanderdoes family is still mum on the issue and there was no indication that will change anytime soon.

Blue-chip recruit Vanderdoes flips from Notre Dame to UCLA | CSN Chicago

"I am honored and humbled that Note Dame thought enough of me as a person and a football player to offer me a scholarship. They have been very gracious to recognize not only how difficult a decision this was, but also how important it was for me to be near my family at this time. I take my commitments seriously, but as circumstances changed, the most important commitment is the one made to family."

May the rest of your week be drama free.