Welcome back to The Triple Option on OFD. We are taking exactly no more comments about the name of this article series — even if the Notre Dame Fighting Irish switch to the Air Raid. The week is flying by as I’ve been forced out of quarantine by my employer (which only proves that more unemployment money doesn’t mean people won’t go back to work BECAUSE YOU HAVE NO CHOICE).
Here are today’s four things that you need to know:
247 THINKS NOTRE DAME CAN WIN A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Well... kind of. The Irish have been a strong program over the last 3 years, but placing them on this 9 team list also comes with several back-handed compliments. Seriously — what other teams would be on this list? Still... it’s cool and yet — Michigan, USC, Texas, and Penn State are in here.
MAKING THEIR VOICES HEARD
Carter Karels has a list of all of those Notre Dame coaches and players that have made statements or have shared items concerning the murder of George Floyd and/or the topic of race.
Brian Kelly, all 10 of his assistant coaches, @NDFootball and @FightingIrish have all either shared tweets or retweets about George Floyd's death and/or the topic of race.— Carter Karels (@CarterKarels) June 2, 2020
By my count, 24 scholarship FB players have joined them. You can see them all here. https://t.co/jmrVPIy27M
GOODBYE SWEET PRINCE
Spencer Hall is no longer employed by VOX. He took a contract buyout during his furlough, and will undoubtedly be writing about college football somewhere else in 2020. I don’t have the words to give his contribution to the conversation of college football justice. He’s a big reason why I’m here doing whatever the hell it is that I do.
I'm out. Here are as many thank yous as I could remember. pic.twitter.com/52i6dCvC5w— BUM CHILLUPS, NPR CLASS PUNDIT (@edsbs) June 2, 2020
DRIP KING DABO HAS A PROBLEM
Dabo Swinney is full of shit a lot of the time — even if he genuinely believes the shit coming out of his mouth. The tragic days that have engulfed the country has only put a brighter spotlight on Dabo’s tone deaf nature, and some former players have begun to call him out.
Cap, you allowed a coach to call a player the N-word during practice with no repercussions. Not even a team apology. When we had the sit-in in front of sikes you suggested us players try to stay out of it to limit distractions. Stop protecting your brand, take a stand https://t.co/7gznXmyniI— Tut (@_kinggtutt) June 2, 2020