Folks we are aboard a rocket ship to the start of the college football season and our Sunday date to see the Notre Dame Fighting Irish take on the Florida State Seminoles. While that is certainly true... the offseason still reins supreme today — we just can’t shake it.
Let’s roll out the Triple Option:
Do you want to form an alliance with me?
The Big 10, ACC, and PAC-12 finally announced that their alliance is “official” while also giving very few real details.
The Alliance is official. pic.twitter.com/PUoeI7bBst— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) August 24, 2021
A lot of people are asking, “what’s this mean for Notre Dame?” After all, Jack Swarbrick wasn’t in on these talks — so what now for the Irish?
My official response:
Who cares? Notre Dame plays 5 games against ACC opponents every year. Stanford and USC will always play Notre Dame, and the Irish have a handful of Big 10 teams scheduled over the next decade. Big whoop.
Notre Dame puts butts in seats and eyeballs on the television. This “alliance” won’t have much effect on the football program. The men’s and women’s basketball programs WILL be affected, but that’s what we have Jim Phillips for as he ACC commissioner.
Run with us
The nation’s top running back in the class of 2023, Justice Haynes, had quite a bit to say about Notre Dame.
“The academics and athletics is a great combination. Also, it’s just like Blessed Trinity; it’s a Catholic environment that’s about God, faith, family, football and academics. That’s what they preach there, and I love that.”
Holler at me Joe
The broadcast team has been announced for the Florida State game. It will be on ABC with Joe Tessitore, GregMcElroy, and Katie George on the call.
Joe Tessitore, Greg McElroy and Katie George will be on the call for Notre Dame’s opening week game at Florida State on Sunday, Sept. 5, ESPN announces. The game will be broadcast on ABC.— Pete Sampson (@PeteSampson_) August 23, 2021
The Gold Center
If you were curious about how Notre Dame was going to help its student-athletes in the coming years with all of the NIL stuff, this video offers a small glimpse at the steps the school has took over the last few months. On the surface it is a bit vague, but the general statement of “we’re here to help” is really nice for the athletes. Gold is always good.