1. Trojans Hammered For "Lack Of Institutional Control"

    The NCAA has finally spoken on the Reggie Bush & O.J. Mayo investigation. In sum, the committee was wholly unimpressed with the NCAA rules compliance efforts of the University ...

    OC Domer Written by OC Domer about 5 years ago 418 reads 2 comments

  2. Confused About Restricted Free-Agency And "Tenders"?

    If you're a fan of the NFL, as I am, you've been hearing a lot the past few days about "tenders" that NFL teams have been making to their restricted free agents...

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  3. Narrowing The List Of Charlie Weis Successors at Notre Dame

    I recently wrote about the "Long List" of potential successors to Coach Weis at Notre Dame. My stated criteria in assembling the Long List of more than 21 names were: Track record as a successful head coach at the Division I college level or the NFL...

    OC Domer Written by OC Domer about over 5 years ago 246 reads 0 comments

  4. The Long List: 21 Possible Replacements For Charlie Weis at Notre Dame

    Starting with the Notre Dame loss to Navy, and accelerating with the loss to Pittsburgh this Saturday, there has been a flurry of articles, discussions, blog posts, and speculation about who ...

    OC Domer Written by OC Domer about over 5 years ago 1,417 reads 0 comments

  5. Three Envelopes: Ty Willingham's Secret Letter To Charlie Weis

    When Notre Dame Head Football Coach Charlie Weis showed up for his first day on his new job under the Golden Dome, there was a short letter waiting for him in the middle of his desk. It was from Charlie's predecessor, Ty Willingham...

    OC Domer Written by OC Domer about over 5 years ago 4,229 reads 3 comments

  6. You Are What Your Record Says You Are Charlie

    After the Fighting Irish suffered their humiliating loss to Syracuse last November, I wrote that I was done defending Charlie Weis ...

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  7. Three Reasons Why Michigan's Cheating Scandal Is Serious

    The big news in college football the past couple of days has been the report that coach Rich Rodriguez and the University of Michigan football program have been systematically cheating by mandating ...

    OC Domer Written by OC Domer about almost 6 years ago 4,300 reads 23 comments

  8. Childrens Board Games and Michael Vick

    Michael Vick is now a Philadelphia Eagle. I wrote a little about Vick a while back, but his signing yesterday caused me to give his situation a little more thought, as I was having trouble sorting out my feelings...

    OC Domer Written by OC Domer about almost 6 years ago 142 reads 0 comments

  9. Top 10 College Football Coaches

    After doing a little research, here is what I have come up with as the Top 10 College Football Coaches: Pete Carrol (USC) Mark Richt (UGA) Rich Rodriguez (UM) Lane Kiffin (U. Tenn) Steve Sarkisian (U...

    OC Domer Written by OC Domer about 6 years ago 349 reads 13 comments

  10. Through Six: Notre Dame Midseason Progress Check

    So where the heck are we? After six games last season, the Irish were sitting at a nightmarish 1-5, having slipped into the win column by beating a UCLA Bruin team that was down to ...

    OC Domer Written by OC Domer about over 6 years ago 345 reads 1 comments

  11. Notre Dame's Young Playmakers Earning the Irish Some Respect

    Before we move on to Stanford, I wanted to lay out very quickly my impressions following Saturday's encouraging win over Purdue...

    OC Domer Written by OC Domer about almost 7 years ago 217 reads 0 comments

  12. Notre Dame Prepares To Pummel Purdue

    Purdue. Harumph. I have to admit, as a die-hard Notre Dame fanatic I have trouble mustering a lot of emotion for the Purdue Boilermakers. Traditionally being Notre Dame's third Big Televen opponent each season, they tend to get short shrift, passion wise.

    OC Domer Written by OC Domer about almost 7 years ago 300 reads 0 comments

  13. OSU Stuns Trojans! No, Not That OSU

    Well, once again a Pete Carroll Trojan team billed as the "Best Ever in the History of Football (Pro or College!)" loses to an unranked Pac-10 foe, probably because they started to believe the ...

    OC Domer Written by OC Domer about almost 7 years ago 322 reads 3 comments

  14. Can The Irish Close Last Year's 17-Point Gap Versus Michigan State?

    Oh man, I just had the strangest dream! I dreamed the Irish played Michigan, and used six UM turnovers to score 35 points and run the Wolverines out of Notre Dame stadium. Best. Dream...

    OC Domer Written by OC Domer about almost 7 years ago 173 reads 1 comments

  15. OC Domer 2008 Notre Dame Football Preseason Spectacular

    The time for annual “preseason” blog posts has just about run out, so I present the “OC Domer 2008 Notre Dame Football Preseason Spectacular.” Of course, “spectacular” is a very subjective term...

    OC Domer Written by OC Domer about almost 7 years ago 1,028 reads 1 comments

  16. Forbes.com is Just Making Crap Up (More Cheap Shots and Lies about Charlie Weis)

    So I fire up my e-mail this morning, and polluting my in-box is an "important message" from one of my USC buddies. The only thing in the e-mail is this link to a Forbes.com article naming the "The Best (And Worst) College Football Coaches For the Buck...

    OC Domer Written by OC Domer about almost 7 years ago 512 reads 1 comments

  17. A Nostalgic Look Back at Pre-Season Predictions From August 2007

    When I was in school, I had a soft cover edition of the Merriam-Webster dictionary with a tie-dyed, psychedelic 70's era cover. My kids use Dictionary.com. The Dictionary...

    OC Domer Written by OC Domer about almost 7 years ago 267 reads 0 comments

  18. Schedule Pacing Gives Notre Dame Fans Cause For Hope In '08

    Parts 1 and 2 of this series examined the "who we play" aspects of Notre Dame's 2008 football schedule. Part 1 focused on the five new opponents on the 2008 schedule and compared them to the five teams from 2007 that they replace...

    OC Domer Written by OC Domer about almost 7 years ago 229 reads 4 comments

  19. Top 10 Lessons The Fighting Irish Need To Learn Heading Into 2008 Season

    'Tis the season for "preview" articles, and rest assured that OC Domer will write his in due course. But before we get too wrapped up in the hope and optimism that precedes every Notre Dame ...

    OC Domer Written by OC Domer about almost 7 years ago 310 reads 2 comments

  20. Notre Dame Football: Schedule Points to Improved Irish In 2008 (Part 2)

    The first post in this series examined the 2008 Notre Dame football schedule with a focus on new opponents for this season, and how they compared to the 2007 opponents that they replace...

    OC Domer Written by OC Domer about almost 7 years ago 1,548 reads 3 comments

  21. Notre Dame Football: Schedule Points to Improved Irish in 2008 (Part 1)

    I know that just a few days ago I was whining about how boring the summer is for college football bloggers ("summer" being defined as the period between the end of spring football and the beginning of fall practice)...

    OC Domer Written by OC Domer about almost 7 years ago 1,344 reads 7 comments

  22. Hello, Missy Conboy: Notre Dame's Interim Athletic Director

    Where the heck have I been? As I sat down to the computer with my usual Sunday breakfast - toasted sesame seed bagel (with butter) and a Diet Pepsi - I clicked on my gmail to see what was up ...

    OC Domer Written by OC Domer about 7 years ago 2,536 reads 1 comments

  23. Major League Baseball Holds the Key to Fixing College Basketball

    In retrospect, it seems obvious that no good would come from a high-profile athlete named "O.J." enrolling at the University of Southern California. And I use the term "enroll" very loosely...

    OC Domer Written by OC Domer about 7 years ago 700 reads 3 comments

  24. Why Blogging is Morally Superior to Journalism

    People love to hate bloggers. They read our posts, then write comments saying that "nobody cares what you guys think anyway...

    OC Domer Written by OC Domer about 7 years ago 245 reads 1 comments