As you know from my Jets-related interviews, I co-host a 100% commercial-free, no one makes a dime from it, Sports Talk radio show on Long Island. The other night, we had on South Bend Tribune Notre Dame beat writer Eric Hansen as our guest. The interview is 36+ commercial-free minutes of nothing but Irish Football talk.

You can find it at:

Here are some of the topics discussed (in chronological order):

--Victor Abiamiri
--ND players on Mel Kiper's 2007 Draft List
--Jeff Samardzija
--A discussion of ND players who benefited from the Weis system
--A discussion of Charlie Weis' contract and how he's here for the
long haul
--Eric discussing being in the room with Charlie talking to a recruit
on the phone
--How the college lifestyle is better than the pro lifestyle for
--Jimmy Clausen
--Duval Kamara
--A discussion of how the next step is to bring in a Clausen on
--ND recruiting New Jersey again
--A discussion of which 2006 first year players will have the most
impact (Burkhart/Reuland/Young/Aldridge/Stewart/West/Tsmith/MoRichardson/McNe
--Chris Stewart
--The Blue/Gold Game
--Rick Minter's Complex Defense
--A discussion of the LB's
--A discussion of the CB's
--ND's new philosophy regarding scheduling
--Kevin White's candid comments
--ND's night games this year
--A discussion of the Air Force being on CSTV
--How will Brady Quinn perform under the microscope this year?
--AJ Hawk and Laura Quinn
--A discussion of ND players going to Parcells/Belichick/Reid/Fox
(friends of Weis)
--A discussion of Eric's 2 books on ND Football
--An uplifting account of Charlie and his family

As always, thanks. And, please tell some ND fans.

Patchy ND `92