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Already Talking About Next Year For Notre Dame Basketball

As expectations grow for Notre Dame basketball, so too does the yearning for next season after a disappointing end.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Second Round-Notre Dame vs West Virginia Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

There were so many other stories we were wishing to tell this week. However, after Saturday, there will be no tales of Sweet Sixteen berths, nor a gleaming eye looking onward to a third Elite Eight appearance for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

Let’s Talk About Next Year!

For Irish fans over many years, so much of what happens in the NCAA Tournament can get overshadowed by spring football. These past few years have been pretty amazing with those deep runs in the tourney, but now we sit here with a fairly bitter taste in our mouths.

Never fear! Tom Noie takes a look at the Notre Dame basketball team and what possible plans Mike Brey has in store for next year’s squad. V.J. Beachem and Steve Vasturia will be gone, but what about Bonzie Colson?

We wait with eager anticipation.

Jim Harbaugh Can’t Keep His Mouth Shut

Let it be known that I really couldn’t care less about the Indiana Hoosiers and their basketball team, but I can’t help but be fascinated with Jim Harbaugh’s yapper. The head coach of the Michigan Wolverines is no stranger to being a media whore, and of course, he spoke out about the recent firing of Tom Crean from Indiana.

Harbaugh told Sports Illustrated:

“Much like my situation in San Francisco, the people that are doing the micromanaging … when it comes to building a ball team, what they know could not blow up a small balloon. In my case, an owner and a general manager. In his case, an administration. They are so similar in that way. And he still wins two Big Ten championships outright.”

Harbaugh is someone that some Notre Dame fans are insanely jealous over. I’m still unsure as to why since he’s never won anything other than some conference titles, and probably never will. Here is just another example of LOOK AT ME AND LISTEN ME I AM JIM HARBAAAAUUUUGHHHH.

Screw that.

Check Your Fandom At The Press Box

The last thing I have for today is something that kind of hits home for me. John Crist (probably no relation to Dayne Crist), a fan and alum of the Florida State Seminoles and a writer Saturday Down South, wrote an interesting article about former alumni or fans covering their favorite school. It’s a nice look into how we think about the teams we cover and how that affects our writing and overall coverage.

Having covered games in the press box before, I can’t argue with the fact that it is quite difficult to wear both hats; fan and writer. The truth is, you can’t really wear both and remain sane. In fact, wearing a hat of any kind in the press box is probably a bad idea.