We are just a few days away from the start of fall camp for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish — are you excited yet? We still have plenty of questions about this year’s squad, but hopefully we get just a little bit of clarity come this weekend.
Time to call the triple-option...
It’s not often that I (or either of my podcast partners) agree with much of anything from a David Hale Joint. Last year’s ACC nonsense really tipped the scales — but in this article he actually seems to get what Notre Dame is trying to do— which is much different than we normally see from writers outside of the Notre Dame beat.
I also found the quotes from the athletic directors to be quite interesting — and quite the opposite of what you hear from their mouth-breathing coaches. YES... looking directly at you Pat Narduzzi.
So good for David Hale on this piece. While I don’t quite agree on everything, it was refreshing to see an outsider’s take without the agenda of what said outsider thinks ND should do.
Also wrote a bit about how Notre Dame is setting itself up for success in a steaming future here… https://t.co/nVXr6kkkKc— ️♈️ (@ADavidHaleJoint) August 3, 2021
The Athletic’s Matt Fortuna wrote about one of the things he can’t wait to see in college football this year... and it’s about the return of Notre Dame playing the Navy Midshipmen. I can’t say I agree with him — and I won’t.
We @TheAthletic are counting down the 50 things we missed the most from college football last year.— Matt Fortuna (@Matt_Fortuna) July 31, 2021
For me, it was a game that is often overlooked nationally but incredibly special nonetheless: Notre Dame-Navy. https://t.co/9viDX3n7l7
BACK TO CALI
2021 freshman EDGE player Devin Aupiu enrolled early at Notre Dame this winter, and then shortly after spring he put his name in the transfer portal. Aupiu has a new home, and it’s with the UCLA Bruins — the school he decommitted from when he chose the Irish.
Devin Aupiu has committed to UCLA once again. https://t.co/QN9XdGTQha— Tyler James (@TJamesNDI) August 3, 2021
While this doesn’t exactly pertain to Notre Dame, the fact that we are going to start seeing players across college athletics have licensing deals with the schools they play for definitely does.
A group licensing agreement will allow Ohio State players to be paid for jerseys with their name and number on them, and could also be used for video games in the future. https://t.co/byEJUOkUIX— Eleven Warriors (@11W) August 3, 2021
BONUS TWEETS BECAUSE I LOVE YOU
Just a couple of random things I wanted to share:
In honor of the College Football season starting this month, I have created an interactive timeline that details All-Time AP Poll Appearances ranked by CFB programs.— Greg Harvey (@BetweenTheNums) August 1, 2021
Check out how different programs rise and fall throughout during different eras of CFB! @AP_Top25 pic.twitter.com/AirYnRvsO3