Eric Hansen

South Bend Tribune looks at ResLife and admissions

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Any discussion between Irish fans about Notre Dame’s office of Residence Life or the school’s admissions policy usually ends up resembling a fireside fishing story — buried amidst the embellishment is some kernel of truth. For every tale of draconian punishment decried there’s usually a high-profile disciplinary case where even the strictest of Irish fans [more]

Expectations all hinge on the man behind center

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It’s getting difficult to ignore the trajectory this offseason is taking. Quite simply, Year Two of the Brian Kelly era has expectations. Great expectations. Eric Hansen expectations. Even Mark May expectations. Because it’s July, it’s that time of year where we spend most of our time analyzing the past in hopes of predicting the future. [more]

Hiben’s journey comes full circle

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If you’re looking for an unlikely comeback story, Eric Hansen of the South Bend Tribune presents Joey Hiben. For those that have followed Notre Dame football for some time, the name should ring familiar, but not nearly as memorable as many suspected when the Gatorade State Player of the Year from Minnesota chose Notre Dame [more]

Friday notes: Swarbrick, Russ, recruiting and more

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If you’re looking for some insight into the mind of athletic director Jack Swarbrick, the internet has got you covered, as both Eric Hansen and Tim Prister have very good Q&As with the man himself. They are both very much worth the read, but I’ll give you my favorite exchange from each of them: We’ll [more]

Clausen and Weis both back to school

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In many ways, Jimmy Clausen and Charlie Weis had similar journeys through Notre Dame. Both came to South Bend talking a big game. Clausen — flashing some high school bling at the College Football Hall of Fame, while Weis buried himself with talk of “decided schematic advantages” and “6-6 isn’t good enough.” For Weis, his [more]