Let’s sit down and talk a bit. It’s been awhile and I”ve missed you. Top of the list? The up-in-the-air Quarterback situation in South Bend. My opinions probably won’t be all that popular (big surprise huh?), but I guess because this is my blog, so I get to vent my unpopular opinions. You should comment your opinions on the situation; I’d love to hear them- the good, the bad and the ugly.
OK, so Golson has been suspended for the 2013 Fall Term due to “poor academic judgment”. Not sure exactly what that entails and I’m not going to speculate. At the end of the day, he is no longer enrolled which means he isn’t eligible to play for ND in the upcoming season. All this means we are left with IK (Tommy Rees)! I have criticized IK a lot in the past and most people probably wonder why I’m so hard on the kid. I just don’t think he’s ready quite yet. His mechanics aren’t all that great and he loves to throw those red zone INTs. Grrrr! It’s not like Golson was Tom Brady or anything, but he was a better option than IK. Zaire and Hendrix are on the depth chart but I don’t know that they are ready from what I saw at the spring game. They have potential for sure, but I don’t see them ready to lead a team like ND come fall. I may be wrong and if I am I’ll cop to it, but that’s my opinion on them for now.
I’m a little frustrated that our backup QB is somebody, who I feel, just can’t get the job done the way it needs to be done. Again, if I’m wrong I’ll cop to it, but for now that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Golson could have just as easily gotten hurt or kicked out of school (seriously so weird), but because Kiel transferred, unfortunately our best chance at QB is pretty mediocre. There is talk that ND is interested in former OK State QB Wes Lunt and that may be an option, but I guess we’ll have to see.
All of this doesn’t change the fact that I’m ridiculously excited for ND’s upcoming season. No matter what, I bleed blue and gold.
Kickoff is August 31 vs. Temple! That’s 81 days Ladies! Go Irish!!