Notre Dame Nose Guard (or Nose Tackle if you will) Louis Nix actually gave me something worth writing about regarding spring college football. Then afterward, Louis Nix provided soundbites that were as golden as his football helmet.
Two years ago when I covered the Notre Dame “Spring Game,” it was actually snowing. So watching the intra-squad scrimmage in the cold was false advertising. It was neither “spring” nor a “game.”
However, the 300+ pound Louis Nix provided a highlight Saturday, rumbling in for a two-point conversion.
The score of the Notre Dame spring game was….no one gives a shizz about the scores in spring games.
Everett Golson was……never mind, NO ONE CARES about spring game stats; they’re meaningless.
But the 31,652 who bought a ticket will remember Louis Nix doing his best William “The Refrigerator” Perry impersonation. You remember the Bears Super Bowl win and the Packers MNF game. Coach Brian Kelly said he made a bet with Louis Nix, saying if he did better in the classroom, he’d let him play quarterback for one play. QB keeper, and Nix took it in.
Louis Nix was asked by a reporter if this play-call is something Temple (Notre Dame’s first opponent) needs to be scared of?
“That’s what all teams need to be scared of. Everybody needs to be scared of Irish Chocolate.
Louis Nix was blunt about his agenda running the football.
“My intentions were just to truck somebody, to be honest. I didn’t care about the touchdown too much. I just wanted to run somebody over and show coach I can do it without fumbling the ball,” he said.
The defense wanted no part in taking on Louis Nix, with linebacker Kendall Moore moving out of the way to avoid collision with Louis Nix.
“They were scared. I wouldn’t want to tackle me. Would you?” Nix asked.
“I saw fear in his eyes. I would have done the same thing.”
This NFL mock draft has Louis Nix going #24 overall. I will likely have him in my ’14 mock when I publish it later this week. Heck, with golden soundbites like these, I may just have to move Louis Nix up a few slots.
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