Found September 24, 2012 on
Maize & Blue Nation:
: Where's The Party?
I tweeted a few times
Saturday night during the interceptathon
that the "professional" atmosphere in the Notre Dame pressbox was slightly less professional than what should be expected.
It’s well known that the media is prohibited from cheering in the press
box but it’s not just a collection of writers upstairs at Notre Dame.
After Denard connected with Gardner on a third down conversion in the
first half some dude belted out, “DAMN IT!”. When Denard took off on a
run later in the game, I heard, “GET ‘EM!”. And so on. I’m actually
glad this happened because it created some much needed lighter moments
on the glass.
Hoover Street Rag
I'm going to spare everyone who reads this site by not posting everyone's review of this game. Denard threw a lot of picks and it cost us the game.
Instead, I'm going to post this, a response to Denard's post-game apology, written by Craig Barker at HSR.
First of all Denard, that's a pretty big apology and
probably unnecessary in the grand scheme. The people who understand
that you are still a net positive, that you are still one of the most
dynamic and special players to have wandered through our football lives,
well, they don't need it and those who cannot understand any of those
things will not care how you feel, they will instead focus on what you
did and why it was so awful. But in an era when personal accountability
is used as a punch line or a sound bite all too often, I appreciate the
spirit in which it was offered, because I believe from everything I
read, it was sincere.
But man, that feeling, that feeling of responsibility that it is all
your fault, that you are the proximate cause of a disaster, that you,
and you alone, bear the awesome burden of responsibility of failure when
so many are counting on you, that has to be hard. Any of us may have
had that feeling, in a small scale, within the private lives we lead,
but I don't know if anyone reading can say that they would have felt
this way as a 22 year old* and one of the most famous athletes in the
country who just laid an egg on national television. But I do think, if
we take inventory, we've had that moment of not wanting to feel a
certain way anymore. It's hard to shake, and sometimes you just need to
say it aloud, to hear your voice say the words, even if just to
yourself, but sometimes to a throng of assembled media. You have to
know that the road to feeling better comes with telling yourself that
this sucks and I am taking personal responsibility to make it better.
It is in this knowledge, in this knowing that you have started down
this path, that it, theoretically, makes every part of getting better
and not feeling that way possible.
Mark Dantonio hates you and your questions.
Next question. [YouTube
It should be noted that this is "Happy Mark". They won...barely.
: Woman missing bottom row of teeth following gameday fight
Exactly one person had a worse night in South Bend than Denard.
While police were talking to the men, a woman approached officers and said she'd been hit in the face with a case of Natural Light Beer. The woman had very visible wounds, most profound, her entire bottom row of teeth were missing.
ND.edu: Notre Dame Gigapixel
If you were at the Notre Dame game, find youself on this 360-degree super high-res photo. Here's me (behind the left column) sitting between @mattslovin and @samwebb77. Greg from @MVictors is in the hat, and next to him is Phil from @umgoblog. Can't you tell how happy we are to be here?!
Not sure who this is, but this is how I felt.
Dayton Daily News
: OSU president expenses in the millions
Gee has spent more than $64,000 on bow ties. Seriously. That's not a joke. Actually, that is a joke. Gee hasn't spent a dime, taxpayers
have paid over $64,000 for Gee's signature bow ties. Chew on that Ohio.
Since returning to Columbus as the university’s president in October 2007, the 68-year-old Gee has pulled in $8.6 million in salary and compensation, making him the highest paid CEO of a public university in the country.
But his expenses — hidden among hard-to-get records that the university took nearly a year to release — tally nearly as much: $7.7 million.
Brady Hoke's post-game presser
. ND photo galleries from mgoblog
. This just in...the Big Ten is no good this year
. Larry Foote is not a fan
of NFL replacement refs.
I don't know who Tami Hughes of Fox 6 News
is, but I like her.
BEST OF MAXIM
END OF AN ERA
Beginning in 2015, the college football rivalry between the Michigan Wolverines and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will be no more.
The Black Coaches & Administrators have selected Notre Dame associate head coach Carol Owens as its new president.
BCA executive director Floyd Keith announced the decision Tuesday.
Owens is serving her second stint on Notre Dame's coaching staff. She was Muffet McGraw's top assistant from 1995-96 through 2004-05, then returned to the staff in the same role in 2010...
Michigan is in the market for an opponent.
Notre Dame has opted out of its games with the Wolverines from 2015-17 because the Fighting Irish need space to accommodate their new deal with the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Who should Michigan play? After perusing future schedules, here are six suggestions.
AUBURN - The Tigers' dance card is pretty wide open right now. Their...
The Notre Dame/Michigan rivalry will end after 2014. In other news, MLB Network will continue airing playoff games under the new MLB TV deal, and Wednesday’s WNBA Draft Lottery will air live on “SportsCenter.” Notre Dame/Michigan to End: The Notre Dame/Michigan rivalry, which just three days ago led the college football ratings race, will come to an end after the 2014-15 season...
Via UM press release:
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan
Athletic Department announced today (Tuesday, Sept. 25) that the
football series with Notre Dame has been cancelled for the 2015, 2016
and 2017 seasons. The Irish informed Michigan director of athletics Dave
Brandon prior to kickoff of the match-up Saturday (Sept. 22) in South
A bit of sad news for college football fans today, Notre Dame has decided to end their series with the University of Michigan. ND exercised a three year out option and because of that the series will end in 2014. The current deal between the teams was supposed to go through 2017 with a two year break to follow. That means the earliest we can see these two schools on the gridiron...
Fall is here, and school is back in session, which means the good times are almost here - the start of college basketball season! To get you ready for this upcoming season, The Hoops Manifesto presents to you its preseason top 25 team rankings, based on the input from our esteemed voting panel. Next up #24: Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Big thanks to our voting panel: Jeff Fox ...
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly is counting on sophomore quarterback Everett Golson to get the offense going for 10th-ranked Fighting Irish.
After pulling Golson in the second quarter Saturday against Michigan and seeing backup Tommy Rees lead the Irish (4-0) to victory for a second-time this season, Kelly said Sunday he doesn't see the situation as a two-quarterback system. He...
Fresno (Calif.) Central defensive back L.J. Moore took his official visit to Notre Dame not knowing exactly what to expect but the Irish definitely made a big impression on the talented corner...
Fresno (Calif.) Central defensive back L.J. Moore took his official visit to Notre Dame not knowing exactly what to expect but the Irish definitely made a big impression on the talented corner.
While the eyes of most University of Louisville fans were focused on football Saturday, the UofL soccer team was knocking Notre Dame from the ranks of the undefeated.A crowd of 2,142 at Cardinal Park saw Louisville hand Notre Dame a 2-1 defeat, its first loss in eight games. UofL improved its record to 5-3, with Dylan Mares and Andrew Farrell providing the scoring.
Commits for football and baseball
Prosper (Texas) High receiver Torri Hunter Jr. committed to Notre Dame at the end of his visit, and he went in-depth on why he belongs with the Irish.