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Six fifth year seniors official

Mar 19, 2013, 9:01 PM EDT

Carlo Calabrese

We’ll have much more on Brian Kelly’s introductory press conference. But the first order of business is finalizing the fifth year seniors on the Irish roster for 2013. Let’s take a quick look at the veterans that were approved for a fifth year of study and an additional year of eligibility:

Carlo Calabrese, ILB
Dan Fox, ILB
Zack Martin, LT
Tyler Stockton, DL
Nick Tausch, K
Chris Watt, LG

For those keeping track at home, only Jake Golic isn’t coming back for a fifth season, with veteran Cierre Wood turning down the opportunity to return. Let’s take a quick look at the decisions that determined the fate of the Irish:

Carlo Calabrese: An expected return, Calabrese will now fight Jarrett Grace and Kendal Moore for the starting inside linebacker role.

Dan Fox: He may be recovering from shoulder surgery, but Fox was another no brainer that is far too valuable to the defense.

Zack Martin: Best Irish offensive lineman in quick some time.

Tyler Stockton: Kelly complimented Stockton on his offseason loyalty. Doesn’t mean he’s to going to see the field. Still, some additional heft up front can’t hurt.

Nick Tausch, Bringing back a fifth-year kicker that still hasn’t been forced to prove it, Tausch is the ultimate contingency plan.

Chris Watt, LG: Cinch at left guard, One of the key players along either the offensive or defensive front.

  1. bernhtp - Mar 19, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Stockton got awarded for his leadership presence and the fact that he is consistently named the funniest guy on the team.

    • dickasman - Mar 19, 2013 at 10:08 PM

      Well if I was on the team I would blow Tyler away for funniest along with most well hungest, fa sho.

  2. dickasman - Mar 19, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    We are screwed if Carlo sees any significant playing time. I love the Italian stallion but this would be the year to drink n headbutt pigs. Sorry babe, I want to win championship this year

    • bernhtp - Mar 19, 2013 at 11:01 PM

      Dick: Carlo just needs some inspiration to play great. How good are you at doing a young Italian girl’s voice over the phone?

      • andy44teg - Mar 19, 2013 at 11:04 PM

        Funniest thing you’ve said on here, bar none…

      • dickasman - Mar 20, 2013 at 1:08 AM

        Bernoski, you are in luck. I am totally like so snooki on the phone. Gooooo Italyyyyyy!

      • dickasman - Mar 20, 2013 at 1:15 AM

        What 12 pack of peroni and headbutt ain’t cuttin it these days? You think Carlo should start or are you just riding my tip? I am thooooooo confthused. I think I’m gay.

  3. ajw21 - Mar 19, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    Read Berns comment, stood up and applauded!
    Go Irish!

    • dickasman - Mar 20, 2013 at 1:19 AM

      Aj, are you touch of downs or do you just thoroughly enjoy e-deepthroating berno? I didn’t think it was THAT funny. I hope you rubbed one out to it as well…might as well, why not!

  4. cvilleirish - Mar 19, 2013 at 11:40 PM

    Keith, I love your work, but four spelling errors in one bio?:
    Dan Fox: He may be recovering from should (you mean shoulder) surgery, but Fox was another no brainer that is far to (you mean too) valueable (you mean valuable) to the defese.(you mean defense).

    • dickasman - Mar 20, 2013 at 1:13 AM

      CV, offseason babe. I know you’re a die hard irish fan but we can get off the Louisville slugger for a minute, can’t we? No game, no stress. Let it be oh let it be oh let it be oh let it be, there will be an answer, let it beeeeeeee.

      He did gradumate from THE univerthity off nothree thameee.

    • dickasman - Mar 20, 2013 at 1:22 AM

      We don’t write on pad of papers anymore. You know you just touch on these glass thingys and like makes suggestions and stuff and oh oh oh, sometimes like if you don’t touch the right spot, it won’t orgasm.

    • 1historian - Mar 20, 2013 at 8:14 AM

      If Notre Dame guys want to brag about how terrific Notre Dame is in terms of graduation rates, etc. – Notre Dame guys should know how to spell.

      No excuses

      • ibleedirish - Mar 20, 2013 at 3:07 PM

        You are such a hardcore speller. And more fun than a barrel of dickasmans, as always. Pessimist.

  5. irish13pa - Mar 20, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    “who’s high pitch?? this is kelly clarkson”…. now THAT would get any italian hard.

    And all you engish teachers out there, lighten up, we are talking about football and other nonesence here… who needs spillcheker??

    • ibleedirish - Mar 20, 2013 at 3:17 PM

      Please excuse 1historian. He’s Original Gangsta Fighting Irishman. He’s real smart and stuff. Great sense of humor as well. A little self-important and sensitive though, so give him a break.

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