Brian Kelly’s thankless first year

Notre Dame’s new football coach, Brian Kelly, has a thankless job this coming season.  If he turns the program around and has a winning year it will not inspire much more than a yawn from some of the fans.  They have seen it before. Bob Davie chalked up a 7-6 winning season his first yearContinue reading “Brian Kelly’s thankless first year”

Notre Dame Football? The problem is not the coach.

Okay, sports fans, here is something you will never read in The Blue and Gold.  Not because it hasn’t crossed their minds but rather because they need ongoing access to the players and coaches and I don’t.  They can’t afford to offend the administration.  I can.  You can thank Al Gore that this discussion canContinue reading “Notre Dame Football? The problem is not the coach.”

Notre Dame’s New Coach

A new coach for Notre Dame. Charlie Weis did so many things right that it took us a long time to figure out it wasn’t a fit.  He gave us great anecdotes to add to the legends, like the dying boy who called the opening play of his coaching career, “pass right.”  And he correctedContinue reading “Notre Dame’s New Coach”

Government to Bailout Notre Dame Football !

  The Bush administration in conjunction with the Democratic congress is now calling for a bi-partisan federal bailout of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football program to the tune of $ 14 billion.  Citing its cultural and historical value to the nation, its tradition and it popular fan base, the proponents are warning that failingContinue reading “Government to Bailout Notre Dame Football !”

Memo to Notre Dame: Hire Skip Holtz

Skip Holtz should be the new Notre Dame Coach. Charlie, we hardly knew ye, and perhaps we never will.  But the good ye done us, those spectacular recruiting classes, should not be wasted.  Just as Jerry Faust recruited so well and Lou Holtz used those teams to bring us back, now step aside and letContinue reading “Memo to Notre Dame: Hire Skip Holtz”

What Will Notre Dame do With Charlie Weis?

My flight home from Kiev arrived late last night so I missed my St. Patrick’s Day deadline, nevertheless, as a lifelong fan of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, who went to high school in South Bend, I have to add my two cents worth to the discussion of the besieged Charlie Weis and his year ofContinue reading “What Will Notre Dame do With Charlie Weis?”