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Hitting the Links: August 11th, 2013

Just hitting the links.

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Due to a crazy week I'm a day late on this so it is going to be light on commentary.

I'm maxed out on Johnny Football but this is pretty funny.

The Future Adventures of Johnny Football - The Triangle Blog - Grantland

His exploits earned him a righteous gunslinger nickname, "Johnny Football," and he was an American hero at age 20. But the word "legend" is reserved for larger-than-life personalities.

BCS Top 50: Best interview moments | Dr. Saturday - Yahoo! Sports

As we count down the best of the BCS, we thought it would be wise to focus on an entertaining aspect of college football that generally takes place off the field: Coaches, players and the occasional administrator interacting with the media.

Judge rules against Mike Leach in lawsuit against ESPN, Craig James -

Judge Bill Sowder ruled against Leach on Wednesday in lawsuits he filed against ESPN, Craig James and a public relations firm relating to his dismissal from Texas Tech in December 2009. The decision was announced in a one-page ruling that simply read "The Court grants each of the Defendant's Motions for Summary Judgment."

Speaking of Texas Tech, how do you all think Kliff Kingsbury experiment is going to go?  I thought the below video was an interesting glimpse into how he operates.

Gary Patterson critical of Les Miles allowing team vote on running back’s suspension | Dr. Saturday - Yahoo! Sports

Patterson was publicly critical Wednesday of Miles' decision to allow his team to vote on whether previously suspended running back Jeremy Hill should be reinstated to the team after receiving two additional years of probation for his role in a bar fight. He was already on probation for another matter.

TCU's Gary Patterson says critical comments not aimed at LSU's Les Miles | Campus Union -

"I know what I said. I didn’t mention Jeremy Hill. I didn’t mention Les Miles," Patterson said after Thursday’s practice. "It was more about Devonte Fields. If they want to make something up so they can get all fired up… I can get the same thing when I go home. Everyone can stand in line."

I guess that whole Jay Bilas thing got in the NCAA's loop a little bit.

NCAA to stop selling player jerseys (but how about that Paterno shirt?) -

It seems like the flap surrounding the NCAA online store has caused more than just embarrassment.

Back to South Bend.  Here are a few articles about individual players.

Now that he’s healthy, where does Carlisle fit into Notre Dame’s offense?

Amir Carlisle watched from the sideline as his teammates carried Notre Dame to its first undefeated regular season in 25 years.

Notre Dame football: Daniels eager to take on key role - South Bend Tribune: Football

DaVaris Daniels ran a route downfield and hauled in a pass for about 20 yards. Instead of just getting wrapped up by the defense until the whistle blew ... POW! Safety Elijah Shumate laid him out. It was obvious Daniels wasn’t counting on the contact.

Without Eifert or Floyd, Irish search for next top target | CSN Chicago

The last time Tommy Rees was handed the keys to Notre Dame's offense, he had a pair of first-round weapons to work with. Michael Floyd caught 100 passes in 2011, while Tyler Eifert grabbed 63.

Keith is still rolling on the Zapruder film examinations.

Practice Report Breakdown: Day Five | Inside the Irish

There's a ton of great information on the internet right now with Friday afternoon's practice open to the media. You'd do yourself a favor to check out all the great stuff out there, but as always, here's another way too close look at the Practice Report.

Examining the official roster (Juniors) | Inside the Irish

Let's keep trudging through the Irish roster, digging deeper than its healthy (is it wrong that I picture a q-tip when I write that) as we examine the juniors on the Irish roster. Again, just a few observations as I go through the official 2013 roster.

Silent Auction of Notre Dame Tickets for Charity - Her Loyal Sons

Her Loyal Sons is proud to once again host a silent auction of Notre Dame tickets to support the general scholarship fund and Kelly Cares.

SD has a printable schedule for you.

Notre Dame's 2013 Schedule Downloadable & Printable | Subway Domer

Have a great Sunday!