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The Triple Option: Falling in love with Notre Dame’s Mike Elston

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 01 Michigan at Notre Dame Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Things are happening with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football program — I KNOW IT. But... it’s getting a lot harder to find things out as they bring players on campus for their own quarantine to prepare for the season.

As we see spikes in coronavirus cases around the country (looking at you Texas) there’s also an increased anxiety about how any of this is going to work in 2020. Things felt better just a week ago, but now... well not as much.

TRIPLE OPTION LET’S GO!

MORE PRAISE FOR ELSTON

Mike Elston has been coaching at Notre Dame ever since Brian Kelly’s arrival in 2010. That’s 10 seasons in South Bend which means Mike Elston is now an uncle to all of us. Them’s the rules. I have a special appreciation for Uncle Mike, seeing as he’s from one county down in the 419.

This is a story about Jacob Lacey’s father and his road to recovery from COVID-19— but the amount of faith David puts in Mike Elston is astounding. It’s a pretty incredible story.

NO FLY ZONE

Are you impressed with how the Notre Dame pass defense has improved by leaps and bounds since 2016? If you’re not — you should be. With veteran corners and Sweet Baby Kyle Hamilton in the defensive backfield this year, I believe that the Irish will continue their upward trend.

BRING THE TROPHY HOME!

The now famous Shillelagh Trophy for Notre Dame’s “rivalry” with the Northwestern Wildcats was meticulously tracked down by our own Jude Seymour back in 2018. We tried to gently persuade both Northwestern and Notre Dame to purchase the trophy back from Joe Hoovestol, but we fell short. The story, however, remains alive and well.

Here are the original stories on OFD by Jude:

A WONDERFUL BIT OF FUN

Someone decided to publish pictures of all the SEC football coaches as women... and then it just kept going.