BOURBONNAIS – Phil Emery was brought in to replace Jerry Angelo in large part because of failed draft choices, particularly early round ones.
Pat Fitzgerald's Northwestern Wildcats have steep expectations for themselves, and Thursday morning's release of the preseason coaches' poll proved the rest of the country has them, too.
The first preseason polls are out, and Notre Dame is out of the top 10.
BOURBONNAIS – Twice during live pass-protection drills on Sunday, the players going one-on-one with Kyle Long wound up on the ground. That should not be a complete surprise.