It’s been a weird week for me. News about the Notre Dame Fighting Irish has been pretty steady, but it’s been fairly light here at One Foot Down (or rather — lighter). To be perfectly honest, I needed a wee bit of a breather, and with the regular season behind us — well I saw an opportunity.
This weekend, I plan on taking an even bigger breath of air as we get ready for a wild ass week. Wednesday starts the early signing period, and the Irish take on the Clemson Tigers for the ACC Championship. While I have mastered the art of overextending myself, it’s going to be nuts.
Hopefully it will get LESS nuts when the OFD Twitter account is freed from restricted hell.
Before we get into next week though, I do want to take a little time to play catch-up with some of the stuff from this week that I didn’t bring to the site. So let’s breakout the old playbook for the triple option.
THIS FUCKING GUY
I suppose we should be used to ridiculous hot takes when it comes to Notre Dame Football, but the win over the #1 ranked Clemson Tigers was supposed to change that narrative. Well... it didn’t do anything to 247’s Brandon Marcello, and he doubles down with nonsense.
247Sports CFP Roundtable https://t.co/schoCH7Rnt— Tom Loy (@TomLoy247) December 10, 2020
A) This was great from start to finish.
B) #NotreDame fans: Thoughts on this back & forth with @bmarcello & @TreyScott247?
C) I knew Trey was gonna bring the after seeing his facial expression when Marcello started talking pic.twitter.com/7yQNTAfswS
BRADY QUINN, MESSENGER BOY
Brady Quinn delivered the “Your welcome” statement that Jack Swarbrick just isn’t able to do (but he should).
"You're welcome for Notre Dame joining the ACC and making it a better conference."@Brady_Quinn is letting FSU alum and ACC enthusiast @dannykanell HAVE IT! pic.twitter.com/v9RNIsgzEf— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) December 9, 2020
Speaking of Jack... his wardrobe has gone FULL #goacc. The wine and cheese tailgate is this country’s best kept secret.
Jesus just tag me next time fellas: pic.twitter.com/vFJJJDPGzh— Brendan (@verypiratey) December 9, 2020
Our friend Greg Flammang over at UHND put together a great piece about Notre Dame’s goaline offense — with sexy rushing touchdown greatness. Grab some water and eat a banana — and then check this out.
It's not so much that a power running game is essential, it's that it's football erotica. It looks good, it makes us feel good, and Tommy Rees has brought it back to Notre Dame football. https://t.co/DsU8TKhNvZ— Greg Flammang (@greg2126) December 10, 2020
Remember Brian Kelly’s first season in South Bend? Well, stop remembering and enter you submission below.
Who is this?— Joshua Vowles (@TheSubwayDomer) December 11, 2020
*Wrong answers only pic.twitter.com/2HOVgX1ndD
IRISH CHOCOLATE FOREVER
It was a scary week for former Irish defensive lineman Louis Nix A.K.A. Irish Chocolate. Nix was shot while putting air in his tire, and stream an Instagram Live post of his ride in the ambulance.
Former Notre Dame DL Louis Nix III just posted this video on Instagram. Pray for him please.— InsideTheIrish (@Insidetheirish) December 9, 2020
The bullet bounced off of his sternum and lodged in his lung, and while critical — one of our all-time faves should be fine in time.
I’m alive everyone. The bullet that hit me ricocheted off my sternum into my lung. Surgery is the next step so keep praying for me.— lOUIS NIX III (@1irishchocolate) December 9, 2020
Thank you all for the positive energy and prayers
And while your prayers for him to make it through are working, please send a few more up for his emotional recovery as well. These type of things have a tendency to haunt victims long after their body has healed.