With college basketball heating up in March, my weekly contribution to our daily Irish Links here at OFD can be considered “thin” at best. With my football-centered mind, I have found little news of consequence over the past few days.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have had a perception problem for many years. Because of incompetent coaching and geographic prejudice, many have been lead to believe that the Golden Domers are as slow as a mule carrying bags of gold.
That is the visual, and it was helped along by seeing Irish defensive backs getting torched in the air. A guy like Dwight Ellick, who was a Florida state track champion in high school was never “slow” but he played slow.
That’s why having a guy on a “fast list” is both awesome and unnerving. Troy Pride Jr. is that guy, and he’s pretty damn fast.
The targeting call is a touchy subject for Notre Dame fans. Good thing the NCAA won’t make any changes to the rule this year. They will move forward with rules about jumping- just not about making the targeting rule a
little lot more uniform.
Now Is The Time To Ask Some Questions
With only a few days left until spring football starts for the Irish, I extend an olive branch- or at least a coupon for free breadsticks at the Olive Garden. OFD’s Pat Sullivan is taking questions from all comers for an upcoming article. These Q&A’s from Pat are some of the best reads you’ll get on the internet on just about any day. Join in on the fun.
I wanna write a Q&A article to answer all your most pressing questions, Notre Dame basketball-related or not. Please leave them in a reply— Pat Rick (@Psully226) March 6, 2017
And You’re Off...
Sorry for the weak coverage this morning. We really covered quite a bit this weekend, so you get what you get. I’ll leave you with a Bob Davie victory: