— Mike Taddow (@taddmike) August 20, 2013
The above screenshot is from Fox Sports 1 this morning. The new cable network that launched over the weekend was previewing the 2013 Notre Dame Fighting Irish team and had just a couple tiny issues.
First they have head coach Brian Kelly listed as a key departure, except as of 10:31 a.m. ET on August 20, he is still very much the Notre Dame coach. Perhaps they are confusing him with Chip Kelly, who took the Philadelphia Eagles job after Brian Kelly was connected to it for a few days? Or perhaps they know something we don't? (cue ominous music)
Next they have Everett Golson and Tyler Eifert, which is very much correct. Losing a dynamic young quarterback and the best tight end in the country is a big deal.
Finally they have Michael Floyd and Harrison Smith, whose departures certainly affected the Irish in 2012, which is both the year they graduated and drafted by the Cardinals and Vikings, respectively. Floyd and Smith spent last season playing in the NFL, and man, if the Irish aren't over the loss of the two first rounders by now, maybe Brian Kelly should be departing.
You've still got over a week to get the kinks worked out before football starts, Fox Sports 1, and since you've got Gus Johnson, we're willing to work with you through these rough patches.