Let's get the best memories of the ND games of yesteryear with pictures, jokes, graphics and whatever else we can find to celebrate the rivalry with ND. Here are a few of my personal faves and hopefully there are a lot more that MGoCommunity can share.
NOTRE DAME FAN FLOW CHART
MY OWN DENARD-O-LANTERN UTL Version
PRE-GAME SIGN LANGUAGE FROM HAWTHORNE
MY FAVORITE POST GAME PIC OF ALL
I was on ND's Rivals board and saw this piece of schadenfreude that was just too good not to share. Enjoy:
I want everyone's honest answer.
If I were to tell you the following would happen under Kelly before he was hired, how many of you would have actually wanted to hire him.
He would lose ten games through two seasons.
He would oversee multiple player arrests during his first two and half seasons which would range from DUI to drug possession to assaulting a police officer.
His first three recruiting classes would finish #14, #10, and #20.
Of the total allowable allotment of scholarship players to offer during his first three years of 75, he would sign only 63 players, with two of those players being specialists.
Of those 63 players, six would no longer with the team (including the best player he has signed)which would bring his player total to 57 players over three years or an average of only 19 per year. Six players below what the average allotment would be.
Of those 57 players, 31 players would be rated three stars or lower and only five players would finish ranked in the Rivals top100.
Also contained in those classes would be 11 defensive backs, with only two players rated a four star and none in the Rivals top100.
I'll post the rest of that post down below as a comment.
Click on the link below and read through the thread. There's a couple more lengthy posts from the same guy. Other ND fans on that board accuse him of not being a ND fan and he goes off on them. Pure gold.
Going to be hilarious to watch OSU fans try to spin this one. Urban lost their top target at TE whose older brother already plays for OSU to this guy:
While we all knew that Tee Shepard left Notre Dame recently, we didn't know the reason. We liked to think that it was Brian Kelly's anger, maybe a dash of homesickness, or even a new found hatred for Notre Dame. In reality, Shepard is facing a potentially life-threating heart condition.
“I had known since high school that there was something with my heart, but I never knew it was anything serious,” Shepard said. “When I took my physical at Notre Dame, they saw it right away. I wasn’t sure what to do, so I dropped out and came home to figure out what to do next."
Shepard does say that he's planning to return to football though and I, for one, wish him good luck.
Link (Full article is paywalled, quote is in preview): http://insider.espn.go.com/blog/ncfrecruiting/west/post?id=2483
Well looks like Notre Dame sees something they like in Brian Kelly, and would like him to stick around until 2016.
This seems to imply that his current contract goes until 2014, plus two more years. I wonder what their reasoning is here.