Exactly 59 days from today, the Irish will take the field at Notre Dame Stadium. Sure, they will be playing against themselves, but nonetheless, it will be somewhat-competitive football played in gold helmets. For timing context, exactly 59 days ago, you looked beneath the Christmas tree to learn if Santa Claus left you season tickets, socks or coal. I got socks. They had some of that extra cushioning, so I considered them a suitable treat. Whether you care about my argyles or not (you don’t), for many the Blue-Gold Game and Christmas morning hold similar excitement. That fact is apparently why Notre Dame director of athletics Jack Swarbrick does not concern himself when groups of alumni publicly
Tom Herman is a multimillionaire holding arguably the premier post in all of college football. The Dallas Morning News’ Brad Townsend did just that, and since Herman gave him an abundance of material, the writer ranked all nine of Herman’s non-coaching jobs. The most interesting backstory comes from No. 7 on the list, when Herman worked at Subway.
Osia Lewis, Vanderbilt’s outside linebackers coach, has been diagnosed with liver cancer. The school announced the news on Tuesday and said Lewis first began exhibiting symptoms (nausea, dizziness and stomach aches) in November, but he coached the rest of the Commodores’ 2016 season. After a series of tests, the diagnosis — cholangiocarcinoma, a form of liver cancer — was revealed in mid-January.