As Notre Dame Fighting Irish fans prepare for the first game of the year against the Michigan Wolverines tonight at 7:30 ET, they were treated to a behind the scenes look at the football team’s facilities during College GameDay.
College GameDay is in South Bend, so you know @NDFootball players Jerry Tillery and Tyler Newsome had to teach @MariaTaylor7 how to play like a champion. pic.twitter.com/T6TOvRuBgM— ESPN (@espn) September 1, 2018
The real story though was punter Tyler Newsome and his spectacular “pretty gritty” hair cut. ESPN’s Marty Smith sat down with Newsome to talk with him specifically about the mullet.
.@NDFootball punter Tyler Newsome has Championship plumage.#Mullitia pic.twitter.com/yh80VhVt8H— Marty Smith (@MartySmithESPN) August 31, 2018
Both Newsome and former ND linebacker Greer Martini decided to get mullets together just before the Citrus Bowl back in January. Newsome has kept up with regular maintenance since and the current look is just spectacular.
GET YOUR ASSES TO THE TOP ROW SKUNKBEARS!— One Foot Down (@OneFootDown) September 1, 2018
-Not Tyler Newsome (but maybe) pic.twitter.com/Jgye3DGGnP
Let’s just admire this cut for a second. With Newsome’s curls, we’re getting into early nineties Jaromir Jagr territory here.
Jaromir Jagr is reportedly bringing his famous mullet back http://t.co/NcLVhsi91y pic.twitter.com/o7ov5NCJMj— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) October 6, 2015
“We’re here in the gritty midwest, so I think it fits in well,” Newsome said of his old school Andre Agassi-esque flow. Newsome himself has fit in great in his going on five years with the Irish. One of the most respected guys in the locker room, Newsome is one of the captains of the team and carries a career punt average of 44 yards into 2018.
Here’s hoping the look powers him to great things this season the way that it did Patrick Swayze in Road House.