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Calm down, everybody: Elijah Hood & Roll Toilet

Jun 5, 2013, 6:39 PM EDT

NCHSAA Playoffs

In one of the great examples of June being the Sahara for college football fans, Notre Dame recruit Elijah Hood, one of the best running backs in the country, got caught up in social media circus yesterday, courtesy of a Vine video he made.

Hood, one of the most active social media users in the recruiting class, and one of the architects of the “Golden Army” campaign for the current ’14 recruiting class, found himself in the crosshairs of Alabama fans when he decided to throw a stack of recruiting letters from the Crimson Tide into the toilet while delivering the punchline “Roll Toilet.”

The video picked up plenty of steam on the internet, hit SEC country quickly, and then exploded all across the web, causing Hood to get hounded on Twitter and eventually take the video down, issuing an apology along the way.

“In regards to my post yesterday, it was wrong and very disrespectful to Alabama,” Hood wrote on Twitter. “My attempt at humor was immature, and wrong I’m sorry.”

As a consolation prize, Hood’s video got Michelle Beadle and The Crossover to talk about it. That’s gotta be worth something.


  1. irishdodger - Jun 5, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    This was harmless & the kid owned up to it his weak sense of humor but even teenagers should know it doesn’t take much to go viral. ND still has a way to go before matching up with a program as deep & talented as Bama but hopefully Hood will help them get there.

    • 808raiderinparadise - Jun 5, 2013 at 7:20 PM

      He should have sprayed it was Deer Antler Juice first

  2. sdemp - Jun 5, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    I see absolutely nothing wrong with this and if anything find it humorous.

    So if he rips it up and throws it in the garbage that’s ok, but flushing it down the toilet is wrong. . . what’s the difference?

    Oh, because he recorded it and shared it via “social network”. . .

    I already like this kid.

    • dickasman - Jun 5, 2013 at 11:15 PM

      You gonna love it when you find out he has fake boyfriend, while at ND. Personally, I FOCKING hate twitter Facebook losers, I mean users.

      • ndbcs2013 - Jun 5, 2013 at 11:46 PM

        Dude, you were BORN to twitter! You gotta get on there. How many people can you tick off in 144 characters or less – that is your challenge!

        As for Mr. Hood, I say thumbs up. Nobody gives you anything in this world – you have to break some eggs to make your omelet. Screw the Tide.

  3. papadec - Jun 5, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    I LOVE IT!!!! Screw the political correctness, and the a-hole bama trolls that come and post their BS here. Move over Irish Chocolate, Papa has a new favorite (surrogate) son in the prophet.

  4. gmenfan1982 - Jun 5, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    I love it. Love to see a kid proud to be part of the fighting Irish football team. If I was a recruit who had offers from all top schools including ND, I don’t see any conceivable way I wouldn’t pick ND. I don’t see how anyone else wouldn’t do the same. Maybe I’m just too nostalgic for the great history of ND football. I just can’t comprehend how a kid with the opportunity to play for the fighting Irish could choose anywhere else.

  5. dudeacow - Jun 5, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    Bama’s not used to beaten by Notre Dame… this is sweet.

    I love how if Hood decommitted from ND and committed to Bama, their fans would be dubbing him the next Trent Richardson and another great running back in a long string of them. But now they’re playing sour grapes, and saying that he would never start on their team anyway. Les Miles, Alabama fans… lay off our five-star recruits.

    And now I challenge all of you guys to start using #RollToilet as a battle cry.


  6. hotlantalaw - Jun 5, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    Good way to recycle saban’s psychobabble roll toilet !

  7. fnc111 - Jun 5, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    $20 says Hood won’t sign with ND on signing day but I still like him for a creative new slogan, roll toilet lol.

    • dickasman - Jun 5, 2013 at 11:19 PM

      Well, Yeah he could very well be rolling joints alongside Vanderdoes at UCLesbianAsholes!

      • ndbcs2013 - Jun 5, 2013 at 11:47 PM

        Totally twitterable comment.

      • rayguy14 - Jun 6, 2013 at 1:07 PM

        dick was born for twitter! Good call bcs…well done!

  8. gr3710 - Jun 5, 2013 at 10:50 PM

    making Alabama look classy, that’s not easy to do

    • dickasman - Jun 5, 2013 at 11:21 PM

      I agree with you. I love that he’s loud and proud but I don’t like the internet video porno crap he pulled. We should Ll go back to old days before the internet when guys had sex w girls and girls had sex w guys. I blame the gays.

  9. NotreDan - Jun 5, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    FUCK Vanderdouchenozzle and Hood 4 President!

    LMAO. Love this kid.

    GO IRISH!!!!

  10. NotreDan - Jun 5, 2013 at 11:32 PM

    And oh yeah… #rolltoilet

  11. mtb1996 - Jun 5, 2013 at 11:58 PM

    This is just hilarious… people are just too damned sensitive. If anything, the uproar the Alabama fans created only illuminates the fact that they think they are better than everyone else and should be exempt from ridicule. Sure, they are the current top dog of college football, but things change and they won’t be there forever. Just a few years ago, it was USC… and look at them now. I for one am happy to see a top recruit excited and proud to be committed to Notre Dame.



  12. irishpuma - Jun 6, 2013 at 2:12 AM

    Finally someone gets it! Dirty program ends up right where they should be…..follow that letter and roll the tide right into the sewer!! #deerantler # paidtoplay #greyshirtingwinschampionships.

    Roll Golden Army 2014!

  13. wisner74 - Jun 7, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    I think everyone is missing a serious issue here. Pretty soon there’s going to be a clogged sewer pipe at the Hood household!

  14. hpt150 - Jun 9, 2013 at 8:33 AM

    It would have been funny if only he’d said “Roll Tidy Bowl.” Roll toilet doesn’t mean anything and merely demonstrates he is master of the single entendre.

  15. mrtreyseven - Jun 9, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    said you all hate the team yall couldn’t even hold a candle too…don’t blame Bama or the SEC…yea they might play a cupcake out of conference schedule but every conference game you stand to face a rivalry game or a top ten team, not to mention when SEC schools play big time programs they blow them out the water…yall gotta get out of this idea that all southerners are dumb country bumpkins, most southern not have a pro team so we value our collegiate sports dearly, add to the southern values of family and how children grow up loving this one college that is how the SEC continues to win, they are not cheating, not passing a kid along, they’re actually intelligent kids coming from the programs but they will never give them the shine they deserve….but the hate you guys have is hilarious its borderline envy…How the Hell you go 12-0 looking unstoppable then hopeful blasted by Bama oh yea you don’t schedule not one single SEC school on the schedule, so how can the SEC be a bad conference when we can schedule D-1aa school to give their program a little shine who knows maybe that school is in transition to be D-1 but come out and blast a prestigious college football program….did I mention I’m not a Bama fan they actually beat my team in the Real National Championship game the SEC Championship…stop whining, and yall need to focus on how Brian Kelley is going to run a Spread Option offense with a Pocket QB…

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