Category Archives: Notre Dame’s Faint Echoes

“I think it’d be great for the University of Georgia if we were able to make it happen.”

For once, I wholeheartedly agree with you, Greg.  Make it so!


UPDATE:  To answer the obvious question,


Filed under Georgia Football, Notre Dame's Faint Echoes

Wednesday morning buffet

Believe it or not, there are other happenings in the world of college football beyond the Pruitt hire.


Filed under ACC Football, College Football, ESPN Is The Devil, Georgia Football, Georgia Tech Football, James Franklin Is Ready To Rumble, Notre Dame's Faint Echoes, The NCAA

Sunday morning buffet

Like rust, the college football world never sleeps.


Filed under Because Nothing Sucks Like A Big Orange, Clemson: Auburn With A Lake, Crime and Punishment, Georgia Football, Notre Dame's Faint Echoes, Stats Geek!, The NCAA

It’s only natural.

Puzzling tweet from Friday:

What do you figure makes that so in Kelly’s mind – both teams lost to Alabama in championship games, or revenge for 1981?

Seriously, I’d love a home-and-home, but given ND’s new scheduling deal with the ACC, this doesn’t sound like anything more than cheap talk.


UPDATE:  Mark Richt has lost control of Brian Kelly.


Filed under Georgia Football, Notre Dame's Faint Echoes

Jim Delany is not a happy man today.

ACC is prepared to announce a grant of media rights agreement has been reached.  That cuts off the financial incentive for another conference to chase a current ACC school.

In other words, if a school decides to leave the ACC for, oh, say, the Big Ten, then its media revenues go to the ACC – and not to the school – for the length of the Grant of Media Rights agreement. Translation: you’re not leaving the league.

Even worse for Delany?  Note the number of schools that are parties to the agreement.  Then consider that the ACC is officially a 14-team conference (for football, anyway).  You do the math on what that means.


UPDATE:  Official announcement here.


Filed under ACC Football, Big Ten Football, Notre Dame's Faint Echoes

Friday morning buffet

You need nourishment.


Filed under 'Cock Envy, Because Nothing Sucks Like A Big Orange, Georgia Football, Notre Dame's Faint Echoes, Science Marches Onward, SEC Football

Everybody haz a sad.

Just wondering – who should we feel more sorry for this morning, Manti “Lennay Kekua affected my performance in the BCS National Championship Game against Alabama” Te’o or Lane “my last season made Georgia’s 2008 season seem fulfilling by comparison” Kiffin?


Filed under Don't Mess With Lane Kiffin, Notre Dame's Faint Echoes

The last Te’o joke I’ll tell.

Sorry, but this is too good to pass up.



Filed under Notre Dame's Faint Echoes, Political Wankery

Lennay Kekua, we hardly knew ‘ye.

Either this is one of the greatest social experiments concocted by a football star to see how far he could push a media hoax, or it’s just one of the creepiest things I’ve ever read.  In any event, there sure seems to be a whole lot of lying going on.

There was no Lennay Kekua. Lennay Kekua did not meet Manti Te’o after the Stanford game in 2009. Lennay Kekua did not attend Stanford. Lennay Kekua never visited Manti Te’o in Hawaii. Lennay Kekua was not in a car accident. Lennay Kekua did not talk to Manti Te’o every night on the telephone. She was not diagnosed with cancer, did not spend time in the hospital, did not engage in a lengthy battle with leukemia. She never had a bone marrow transplant. She was not released from the hospital on Sept. 10, nor did Brian Te’o congratulate her for this over the telephone. She did not insist that Manti Te’o play in the Michigan State or Michigan games, and did not request he send white flowers to her funeral. Her favorite color was not white. Her brother, Koa, did not inform Manti Te’o that she was dead. Koa did not exist. Her funeral did not take place in Carson, Calif., and her casket was not closed at 9 a.m. exactly. She was not laid to rest.

Lennay Kekua’s last words to Manti Te’o were not “I love you.”

Of course, what I’m waiting for now is the inevitable “How much will the Kekua story affect Te’o’s draft status?” piece.

It’s a strange world we live in, peeps.


UPDATE:  “If Te’o’s dying girlfriend story had been invented 80 years ago, it would have been memorialized in film and people would still believe it today.”


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Tape don’t lie.

This may be the first positive Coaches Poll story I’ve ever read.

… I heard plenty about that dreadful prediction on Twitter from the moment the Tide’s butt-kicking of the Irish began. Then, I get to the coaches convention in Nashville a few hours later. I run into Vanderbilt coach James Franklin. He tells me about all of the hate mail and such that he received for having voted Notre Dame No. 4 in the USA Today coaches poll last month… Franklin said Vandy had played Wake Forest the week after Notre Dame did, so through film study, Franklin had become very familiar with the Irish and how good they actually were.

Give Franklin credit for not traveling with the herd there, but I think that’s little more than a case of the exception proving the rule.


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