Notre Dame Football players discuss Twitter policies

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Twitter is one of the greatest inventions ever for a sportswriter. Is it also a blessing for Notre Dame football? Or a curse?

Twitter gives the reporter a chance to obtain legitimate quotes from players and coaches without actually having to be at the stadium. And sometimes the quotes are much more interesting than what you hear on gameday, because they haven’t been filtered. But to quote famous Notre Dame football fan Taylor Swift “trouble, trouble, trouble” can arise.

13 months ago, Notre Dame football DL Louis Nix (@IrishChocolate9) posted a tweet saying he may leave Notre Dame football and not return. That tweet caused a great deal of distraction for Coach Brian Kelly and his team, and it forced the coach to contemplate a new and stricter policy on what he deems “inappropriate” social media posts.

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Tyler Eifert looking like Notre Dame go-to guy on Offense

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-From Golden Tate to Kyle Rudolph to Michael Floyd to…Tyler Eifert. Notre Dame has seen a primary pass-catcher emerge each year and then end up a high pick in the NFL Draft following a breakout season. Floyd will get the call next week, probably in the top 10-15. Eifert should be a top 20 pick in 2013. Which means the senior tight end will become a household name this fall in South Bend.

Watch as Eifert potentially becomes the go-to guy for the ND offense.

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2012 Notre Dame Spring Game notes, nuggets and tidbits

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The number one topic is of course the four-way starting quarterback battle. Unlike other spring games, Notre Dame lets them pretty much go live at QB, which is a lot cooler than the signal caller wearing a red, no-contact jersey. Here’s the statistical breakdown.

Everett Golson 31 snaps, 11-15 passing, 120 yards, two TDs, 0 picks. 6 carries for 25 yards. Tommy Rees 7-14-1, 84 yards, 0 TDs, 1 rush for 1 yard in 26 snaps. Andrew Hendrix 4-9-1, 51 yards, 1 TD, 2 rushes for 13 yards in 15 snaps.

–Much ballyhooed blue-chip recruit Gunner Kiel came in during the second half and went 5-10-1, 57 yards, 3 carries for 15 yards. The story of last season was essentially too many turnovers, especially so from the quarterback position, and especially at the most inopportune times.

“We had two interceptions in particular, where we’ve seen that movie before,” Brian Kelly told the media after the game. The fans saw both Kiel and Rees get picked off soon after entering the game. Rees’ interception came on his fifth attempt, Kiel his second.

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Notre Dame 2012 spring game: what to watch for

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The 125th season of Notre Dame football will commence this fall. Get ready for it with the annual Blue-Gold spring game on Saturday. It’s been an eventful spring, let’s look at some of the biggest stories of the spring, and also point out some things to watch for in the spring exhibition.

-The story of the spring was the defection of defensive end Aaron Lynch, who left the Fighting Irish football team and will transfer to another school at the end of the spring semester. This is a huge loss as Lynch was the jewel of Brian Kelly‘s first ND recruiting class and figured to be the team’s most powerful and best d lineman this fall.

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