The 2012 Notre Dame Football season is now rapidly approaching and the past week in Fighting Irish coverage has been extensive. I launched my own ND podcast and participated in riveting interviews with former Irish players, a top Irish blogger, an expert on NY/NJ/CT High School Football, and a two time U.S. Olympian who just competed in London. The crazy week has been capped off with Brian Kelly finally naming his starting quarterback for the coming Fall. Brian Kelly took the podium Thursday and anointed Sophomore Everett Golson as the man to lead the golden helmets into the sun … and some lights … and likely in some other helmets with less gold.
It was just a year ago I was cranking out my first Notre Dame blog posts and the initial offering was heavy on Golson praise. Maybe you jumped on board Team Golson while Tommy Rees was tossing hair-pulling interceptions or after his glowing Spring Game performance. For whatever it’s worth in sports blogging, where 1.2 billion predictions are made every single afternoon, my first career sports document on the topic boldly predicted Golson would “start in 2012, run wild in this offense, and break plenty of records”. Much is left to be proven by No. 5 in games that count in the box score, but it’s affirming in my bandwagoning of Golson For QB that he’s risen to the top and will be given the opportunity to prove his now full support staff right in their. Irish fans and fans of me – please enjoy the fruits of some of the recent labor:
Using some of the math from my July QB debate with Tyler Moorehead, I conjured up some turnover & stat projections for Golson and the coming season. How many picks can he throw and still win games for the Irish? All ND articles are now at SubwayDomer.com
Sunday’s edition of Ask Oscar with my co-host Oscar McBride contains some real gems while Oscar dished with his former teammates – WRs Bobby Brown & Malcolm Johnson. The pair were the first Irish duo to top 40 catches apiece in a single season back in the 90′s. Malcolm also revealed what started the Irish’s Bowl Curse from 94-07. Apparently it was Oscar McBride’s fault. Tune in here or listen in on iTunes:
Monday morning saw the debut of my own solo podcast The Man Cave Quarterback. My first guest was also a former boss – Mike Quick of MSG Varsity. Quick has been covering High School Football in New York, New Jersey & Connecticut since the 1980′s and is part of the game’s fabric in that part of the country. Quick delivered an opinion on current Irish players Ishaq Williams & Elijiah Shumate, his thoughts on ND recruits Alquadin Muhammad & Ebenezer Ogundeko, and filled listeners in on whether Rutgers has recruiting staying power under new coach Kyle Flood. Matt Mulvey dished on the Irish QBs and we had sound bites from Kelly, Gerome Sapp, Tony Rice & a Brady Quinn sighting. Tune in on this site here or in iTunes podcasts under “TNNDN”. Many thanks to those who did already.
The week capped off with TNNDN’s Down the Line featuring NBC’s Inside the Irish blogger Keith Arnold & 2008 and 2012 Olympic fencer and current Notre Dame Junior Gerek Meinhardt. Football and fencing flowed together beautfully. Enjoy below and as always it’s available on on iTunes.
More great stuff is on tap for next week and all season.
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