It's official, the College Football season is over as the LSU Tigers put the beat down on THE Ohio State Buckeyes. Excuse me for a second, I threw up in a my mouth. To be quite blunt, I don't give a shit! I don't care if the SEC folks think that the Big Ten is slow and can't compete with their teams; even though Beanie Wells ran past the entire LSU defense for a 65 yard touchdown. I also don't care that tOSU is O-fer against the SEC in bowls. Too bad, so sad!
Anyway, a few interesting tidbits have surfaced in the Irish Football Offices in the Gug:
1.) Transfers. Munir Prince has finally ended the speculation and will transfer to Missouri. Running back Luke Schmidt has had a change of heart and will remain at Notre Dame for now. Sources say that he wants to give it the good old college try and stick it out with the Irish. Who knows what will happen once spring practices begin! Raeshon McNeil was another name floating out there as a possible transfer. Like Schmidt, McNeil is still Irish.
2.) Injuries. Offensive linemen, Bartley Webb's career is pretty much over. Rumors on the Internet have surfaced about Webb's shoulder. Over the break, Webb got second opinions from several doctors and is still waiting word to see if he can ever play football again. The future does not bode well for Bartley. Webb's intentions are to still to remain at Notre Dame, and possibly become an undergraduate assistant.
3.) Recruiting Trail. Notre Dame is still rounding out their recruiting class for this year with an official visits from defensive standouts, Mike Martin, Kapron Lewis-Moore, and Datone Jones.
Running back Cyrus Gray has not ruled out the Irish either. According to ESPN.com,
Running back Cyrus Gray names five finalists
ESPN 150 prospect Cyrus Gray is now only considering California, Florida, Kansas, Louisville, and Notre Dame, the Courier-Journal reports.
Depending on what lies Urban Meyer tells Gray, I put my money on Florida. And speaking of Florida and lil' Urbie Cryer, it looks like Omar "Pancaked" Hunter is leaning towards the Gators. Hmmmmm. How convenient that it is coming out now, after Omar was called out for being a silent commit to Florida since early November. Here's the little blurb from ESPN.com,
Gators out in front for defensive tackle Omar Hunter
Under Armour All-American Omar Hunter said, "I would definitely say Florida is in the lead right now," the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The former Notre Dame pledge has set a Jan. 18th visit date with the Gators.
4.) Future Schedules. There have been some rumors going on that Notre Dame will play LSU as early as the 2009 season. There have been talks with LSU about getting something going, but that's just it, TALKS. Maybe Kevin White is getting ballsy in his old age. Who knows, as long as he doesn't do anymore stupid shit.