Reporting with Rakes

August 7, 2017

In this week's episode, we are joined by Chris Wilson (@rakesofmallow) of the Notre Dame Football newsletter, The Rakes Report. We kick back and drink the blue and gold Kool-aid as we get his thoughts on the upcoming Notre Dame season as fall camp kicks off. Plus, a SEC rivalry goes from gridiron to strip club, YouTube monetization becomes a NCAA violation, Notre Dame debuts some new media rules, and Shane brings in some Vegas lines regarding coach firings.

This week's cold open, in honor of Ara Parseghian, comes from this WatchND video and we highly recommend that you watch BK's speech in its entirety.


Notre Dame Recruiting with Irish Illustrated’s Kevin Sinclair

July 31, 2017

Shane may be out this week, but we still have a a great show for you! Last week was full of great news for Notre Dame football recruiting and Kevin Sinclair from Irish Illustrated helps break it all down as well as giving his insight into the crazy world of covering recruiting. There's some great nuggets of information in this episode, for example: the different way that Stanford approaches recruiting than Notre Dame.


Going Inside ND with Tyler James

July 23, 2017

On this episode, we are happy to have Tyler James from the South Bend Tribune and join us (@ 17:49) to preview the upcoming Irish football season and talk about the NDInsider preview magazine (which you can buy here). We also talk Ashton White's depature from the ND football program and Ole Miss dismissing Hugh Freeze over a very unfortunate (and stupid) phone call.


HLS Podcast: The “Catching Up” Episode

July 17, 2017

After a (far too long) hitaus, the HLS Podcast returns! We talk Bob Elliott, Bob Stoops, Malik Zaire, and the huge shift that college football coverage will see with the massive layoffs at major national media outlets like Fox Sports, ESPN, Yahoo, and Sports Illustrated.


HLS Podcast: The “Blue/Gold Recap” Episode

April 24, 2017

Yes, we know, very original title. However, there is not one more fitting as this episode is all Notre Dame football. We talk Campus Crossroads/stadium renovation, the Jumbotron sighting, The Shirt (an HLS tradition unlike any other), and, of course the Blue/Gold game itself. So enjoy the last bit of actual football game-like activity until September with us!


HLS Podcast: “The Spring of Difference” Episode

April 17, 2017

No, that isn't a typo in the title and, yes, this is a podcast coming out on a completely different day than normal. Shane and Tex are back to come check in on everyone before the Notre Dame Blue/Gold Game and talk about how this spring has felt quite different from those before. Plus, some of the latest headlines from around the college football world, including lockers that could be the down payment of a house.


Friday Roundup: The “Spring Tacos” Episode

March 10, 2017

Spring practice has officially started for the Irish. Ryan and Shane take a look at the road to the Blue/Gold game and take a look at some interviews given by Jack Swarbrick and Brian Kelly. Lots of time is spent on BK's"sudden" change of heart. It's an Irish-heavy episode topped off with the best taco talk the internet has ever heard.


Friday Roundup: The “Failing at Cheating” Episode

February 23, 2017

It seems the college football gods know exactly when Shane and Tex will record a podcast as Ole Miss and a massive notice of allegations hit the day they decide to hit record. Also, an update on the Minnesota suspensions, Baylor has another sex scandal in a different flavor, Saban dumps Sark, and the Irish keep their incredible recruiting momentum going by getting a hell of a start on the class of 2018.

Be sure to join the whole HLS crew over at Discord to chat:


Friday Roundup: The “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” Episode

February 3, 2017

Signing day has come and gone so Shane and Tex get back on the podcasting grind! Baylor hits the news in a big way once again, Lane Kiffin has the most unenthuiastic video of all time, and signing day continues to have the most ridiculous headlines possible. Plus, a look at the Irish's 2017 recruiting class and if a quote from Brian Kelly's presser could come back to haunt him.


Friday Roundup: The “Down Goes Bama” Episode

January 13, 2017

Shane and Tex talk about one final upset to cap off the 2016 season: Clemson over Bama for the title. Plus, the Notre Dame coaching staff finds some final pieces and a bit of a look at ND's current recruiting status going into signing day.