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.
“I said, ‘Coach Elston, a big reason we chose Notre Dame is because of you. You are family. ... If I pass, he’s probably going to want to transfer, come back home and help his mother. But I want him to graduate from Notre Dame.'"https://t.co/QF1oGfNpJa— Eric Hansen (@EHansenNDI) June 16, 2020
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.
These are not opponent-adjusted numbers (and it wasn't a murderer's row of opposing QBs) but this is pretty, pretty good work by the ND pass defense last year pic.twitter.com/ylPpJCBCxT— Michael Bryan (@michaelbryanMB) June 17, 2020
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.
Touchdown Jesus, Otto Graham and 36 inches of knotty blackthorn.— Matt Lothrop (@MattLothrop7) June 15, 2020
My story from last night. Meet Joe Hoovestol, the man with the $12,000 stick.
Here are the original stories on OFD by Jude:
Did you want to know more about the Notre Dame / Northwestern Shillelagh Trophy? Here you go... https://t.co/3k5iahYoa6— One Foot Down (@OneFootDown) August 7, 2019
A WONDERFUL BIT OF FUN
Someone decided to publish pictures of all the SEC football coaches as women... and then it just kept going.