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Bagpipe Monday: Is This All Too Much Change For Notre Dame Football?

The weekly pipes are playing a confounding tune. Did we do too much at once?

Moose sees all.

There are serious changes going on right now for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. This year will barely look like last year, and will be vastly different than what we saw five years ago. In fact, the 2017 version will be just about unrecognizable when compared to itself from 25 years ago.

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The change is in all manner of things; the stadium, the uniforms, the winning, the fans, and whatever else you can think of. At Notre Dame, change usually comes at a snail’s pace. It’s why Notre Dame always seems to be a step behind the rest of the country- no matter if the change is good or right.

There has been no stronger advocate for change over the past 10 years than myself. I have consistently pressed for things like FieldTurf, jumbotrons, alternate uniforms, and many other things that have to do with the program. I have written countless words wrapped inside articles and tweets and other such outlets.

It felt right.

I have had a slight change of heart, however, over the past couple of years. I can’t place my finger on it, and I don’t really understand why- other than it feels like change overload. It doesn’t “feel” like the Notre Dame that I fell in love with, but I wonder if that’s based more on n the number of wins than the number of changes.

I can’t help but wonder about the rest of you. Are you in the same boat as me? Did you want change for the program, but are overwhelmed at the sheer volume over the past 5 years? Maybe you think it’s all a terrible endeavor.


How do you feel about all of the changes involving the ND football program?

This poll is closed

  • 44%
    Love it
    (467 votes)
  • 33%
    I like some of it
    (351 votes)
  • 10%
    I don’t like some of it
    (109 votes)
  • 11%
    (116 votes)
1043 votes total Vote Now

I really don’t know, but I am interested in hearing what you think. We are only months away from the opening of the new Notre Dame Stadium/Crossroads/whatever you want to call it, and the fanbase will be in a state one way or another. Let’s really start hammering that out now, so we can concentrate on the game as it’s played.

Your pipes: