2. How in the world is your team holding up with what is effectively a seven man rotation? Do you think the extra minutes will eventually catch up with the Irish later in the year?
3. Jerian Grant has come out of nowhere to emerge as one of the go to scorers this year. For those who have never seen him play, can you give us a brief rundown of what he can bring to the table?
4. How do you feel about the new additions to the Big East?
I don't speak for Notre Dame or even for OFD when I say this, but I don't believe ND will be in the Big East by 2015. The fit both academically and athletically in the ACC is just too good to pass up by that point.
I lived on campus all four years while I was at ND so I don't have any real pregame meal/drink rituals before basketball games (North Dining Hall's Make Your Own Pizza - pesto with chicken, onions and jalapenos - and a quick beer - Stella if I used my money right that week - before heading out?) but I did visit this past Christmas break, and I really enjoyed this new bar called "Brother's" on Eddy Street less than 5 minutes by foot away from campus. Relatively clean, lots of flatscreens, really cheap specials and a variety of brews and allegedly, there is a grill in the kitchen too!
ND hasn't lost a home game in nearly 3 seasons, I will be worried if the USF team of the last 3 games is the team that shows up in full force, but I think this young ND team is really coming into its own and will continue to defend well. If Grant and Atkins can get going earlier than they have the last two games, I think ND takes this one and wins their 30th straight home game.
Thanks again to 4pointshooter for helping us out today. Make sure to head over to OFD for my answers to his questions.