♣ “Irish eyes are smiling” is a phrase often thrown around more than a dog in the back of an old pickup truck. People love to reference it whenever there’s a change with Notre Dame football.
Almost unsubstantiated but assumed; and we all know what happens when you assume. We’ve assumed for the last decade and we all have the smell to prove it. The stench of losing can often prove difficult to lure in a top-notch athlete.
Defensive tackle, Bruce Gaston, is just that. Having been accessed by the former regime, and having them determine his offer-quality, should help reinforce the Kelly doubters that this kid is something special and “worthy” of an Irish offer. He’s expected to make his decision tonight.
Will Irish eyes be smiling after? Everything I’ve read seems to point to Boston College being his choice. But who knows? Maybe Irish eyes will be smiling for the one-hundredth time this decade? I just hope those same eyes have something to really smile about come fall. ♣