The Irish Huddle - August 28, 2011

August 28th, 2011

BGI Radio presents "The Irish Huddle", hosted by the legendary radio voice of Notre Dame football, Tony Roberts, with Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi. This week Roger Valdiserri was on vacation, but Blue & Gold writer Dan Murphy filled in. "The Huddle" is available every week , including during football season. Please check with BlueandGold.com for further, complete coverage of the Fighting Irish football team.

During today's segment, "The Huddle"discussed the wide receiver depth chart and what can be expected beyond the three given starters of senior Michael Floyd, junior Theo Riddick and sophomore TJ Jones. Today's segment also discussed the impact freshmen will have on the depth chart this season.

Check back next week when the "Irish Huddle" will look ahead to the season opener against South Florida.

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The Irish Huddle - August 26, 2011

August 26th, 2011

BGI Radio presents "The Irish Huddle", hosted by the legendary radio voice of Notre Dame football, Tony Roberts, with Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi. This week Roger Valdiserri was on vacation, but Blue & Gold writer Dan Murphy filled in. "The Huddle" is available every week , including during football season. Please check with BlueandGold.com for further, complete coverage of the Fighting Irish football team.

During today's segment, "The Huddle"discussed the depth chart movement as the Irish look ahead to the season opener against South Florida on Sept. 3 in Notre Dame Stadium. Surprises included junior inside linebacker moving ahead of classmate Carlo Calabrese into the No. 1 spot alongside Manti Te'o. Additionally, junior Chris Watt was listed ahead of fifth-year senior Andrew Nuss at left guard.

Check back tomorrow and for the final segment of this week's "Irish Huddle".

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The Irish Huddle - August 25, 2011

August 25th, 2011

BGI Radio presents "The Irish Huddle", hosted by the legendary radio voice of Notre Dame football, Tony Roberts, with Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi. This week Roger Valdiserri was on vacation, but Blue & Gold writer Dan Murphy filled in. "The Huddle" is available everyweek , including during football season. Please check with BlueandGold.com for further, complete coverage of the Fighting Irish football team.

During today's segment, "The Huddle" looked back on head coach Brian Kelly's announcement on Tuesday that senior Dayne Crist had edged out sophomore Tommy Rees in the battle for the starting quarterback role entering the Sept. 3 opener against South Florida at Notre Dame Stadium. Kelly noted that he expects Crist will be the starter in every game this season after earning the head coach's confidence.

Check back tomorrow and Saturday for the remaining segments of this week's "Irish Huddle".

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The Irish Huddle - August 21, 2011

August 21st, 2011

BGI Radio presents "The Irish Huddle", hosted by the legendary radio voice of Notre Dame football, Tony Roberts, with Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi. This week Roger Valdiserri rejoined the crew after a short vacation last week. "The Huddle" is available everyweek , including during football season. Please check with BlueandGold.com for further, complete coverage of the Fighting Irish football team.

During today's segment, "The Huddle" continued its breakdown of the position competitions, beginning with the running back spot where the Irish are hoping to develop a rotation despite a lack of depth. Junior Cierre Wood and senior Jonas Gray bring experience to the running back position, but the coaches will likely have to turn to a true freshman, either George Atkinson or Cam McDaniel, with the loss of sophomore Cam Roberson for the 2011 season due to injury.

Check back next week for the another installment of the "Irish Huddle".

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The Irish Huddle - August 19, 2011

August 19th, 2011

BGI Radio presents "The Irish Huddle", hosted by the legendary radio voice of Notre Dame football, Tony Roberts, with Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi. This week Roger Valdiserri rejoined the crew after a short vacation last week. "The Huddle" is available everyweek , including during football season. Please check with BlueandGold.com for further, complete coverage of the Fighting Irish football team.

During today's segment, "The Huddle" discussed the continued its look ahead to the 2011 season as fall camp progresses into its third week in advance of the season opener against South Florida on Sept. 3. Among the topics discussed was the quarterback competition, which has narrowed to a two-horse race between senior Dayne Crist, a starter for nine games last season, and sophomore Tommy Rees, who was at the helm during Notre Dame's 4-0 finish.

Check back tomorrow for the final segment of this week's "Irish Huddle".

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The Irish Huddle - August 18, 2011

August 18th, 2011

BGI Radio presents "The Irish Huddle", hosted by the legendary radio voice of Notre Dame football, Tony Roberts, with Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi. This week Roger Valdiserri rejoined the crew after a short vacation last week. "The Huddle" is available everyweek , including during football season. Please check with BlueandGold.com for further, complete coverage of the Fighting Irish football team.

During today's segment, "The Huddle" discussed the progression of fall camp in Brian Kelly's second season in South Bend as the Irish continue to prepare for the 2011 season, which opens against South Florida on September 3.

Check back tomorrow and through the weekend for the remaining segments of this week's "Irish Huddle".

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The Irish Huddle - August 14, 2011

August 14th, 2011

BGI Radio presents "The Irish Huddle", hosted by the legendary radio voice of Notre Dame football, Tony Roberts, with Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi. This week Roger Valdiserri rejoined the crew after a short vacation last week. "The Huddle" is available everyweek , including during football season. Please check with BlueandGold.com for further, complete coverage of the Fighting Irish football team.

During today's segment, "The Huddle" discussed some of the criticisms about regarding the Irish football program, particularly the notion that Notre Dame has lowered its standards off the field for the sake of success on the field. Some media have been suggested that some of the current players would not have been admitted to Notre Dame under former standards.

Check back later this week for the another installment of the "Irish Huddle".

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The Irish Huddle - August 13, 2011

August 13th, 2011

BGI Radio presents "The Irish Huddle", hosted by the legendary radio voice of Notre Dame football, Tony Roberts, with Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi. This week Roger Valdiserri rejoined the crew after a short vacation last week. "The Huddle" is available everyweek , including during football season. Please check with BlueandGold.com for further, complete coverage of the Fighting Irish football team.

During today's segment, "The Huddle" discussed the newcomers to the depth chart this season, particularly along the defensive line where the Irish are expecting major contributions from sophomore Louis Nix, as well as incoming freshmen such as early enrollee Aaron Lynch, and potentially Stephon Tuitt.

Check back tomorrow for the final of this week's "Irish Huddle".

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The Irish Huddle - August 12, 2011

August 12th, 2011

BGI Radio presents "The Irish Huddle", hosted by the legendary radio voice of Notre Dame football, Tony Roberts, with Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi. This week Roger Valdiserri rejoined the crew after a short vacation last week. "The Huddle" is available everyweek , including during football season. Please check with BlueandGold.com for further, complete coverage of the Fighting Irish football team.

During today's segment, "The Huddle" discussed the the upcoming season and focused on the Irish offense, particularly the ongoing quarterback competition. They also took a look at some other positions that remain undecided during the early portion of fall camp, including strong safety, the offensive left guard spot, the DOG linebacker spot and others.

Check back tomorrow and through the weekend for the remaining segments of this week's "Irish Huddle".

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The Irish Huddle - August 8, 2011

August 9th, 2011

BGI Radio presents "The Irish Huddle", hosted by the legendary radio voice of Notre Dame football, Tony Roberts, with Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi. This week BGI assistant editor Wes Morgan filled in for Roger Valdiserri. "The Huddle" is available everyweek , including during football season. Please check with BlueandGold.com for further, complete coverage of the Fighting Irish football team.

During today's segment, "The Huddle" crew discussed the importance of the Irish defense and the role that unit will play in helping Notre Dame to a BCS game in 2011.

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