Every year, college football fans and fans of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish have an incredible array of choices for where they get their news and information for the upcoming season. The "season preview" market is flooded with material both online and in print.
Yes, I said print. Sometimes, I just love the feel of a magazine, and if your spouse has a "check your mobile device at the door" policy when entering your home's bathroom... a magazine is the greatest throwback of them all.
For all of you Irish fans, there really should only be one choice for your preview magazine needs. The South Bend Tribune and ND Insider put together the most comprehensive Notre Dame football preview magazine each year. These are the beat writers; the hard-working, news-breaking, ear-to-the-ground guys that don't just live and breathe Notre Dame sports, but live and breathe because of Notre Dame sports.
This years preview not only has incredible position by position breakdowns, but features on many of the pressing issues such as new defensive coordinator, Mike Elko, and the spotlight on Brandon Wimbush. It also takes another look at the incoming freshmen with some fun ancedotes such as their favorite emoji to use and their favorite musician (SPOILER ALERT: Jordan Genmark Heath's is Ed Sheeran - and that's not even the most shocking selection). Eric Hansen, Mike Vorel, Tyler James, Tom Noie and Al Lesar provide 96 pages of great coverage that you just don't get with any of the big national magazines.
Do yourself a favor and grab a magazine now, or if you don't have that mobile policy handed down by the spouse, you can get a digital version as well. Have fun, and as always... GO IRISH!