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Bogtrotter07
01-24-2013, 05:13 PM
There's a medical term for him pastime, Stoolgazer.

Adds a new dimension to the handle "Irish Chocolate."

Bogtrotter07
01-24-2013, 05:13 PM
What? You were all thinking it!

scUM Hater
01-24-2013, 05:20 PM
what is Oshaq?

BGIF
01-24-2013, 05:26 PM
lOUIS NIX III‏@ChocolateN1X

Pet peeve...Toilets that flush 4 me the moment I stand. I'd like to see the work I've done before it's violently ripped from my view. #SMH

This guy is hilarious...we've all thought it.

Look for Longo to work on Nix's hipturn and headturn coordination, "The Commode Drill"

That's a 3 credit course in Michigan's Kinesiology Program.

Bogtrotter07
01-24-2013, 05:29 PM
Awh, BGIF, sounds like a load of crap to me!

Kak7304
01-24-2013, 05:44 PM
what is Oshaq?

He meant O'Shag, which is O'Shaughnessy Hall.

Meacon Irish
01-24-2013, 05:58 PM
what is Oshaq?

Ishaq's sister.

dshans
01-24-2013, 09:29 PM
There's a medical term for his pastime, Stoolgazer.

Does this condition involve some form of divination?

Kak7304
01-24-2013, 09:32 PM
Does this condition involve some form of divination?

A form slightly less glamorous than reading tea leaves.

JughedJones
01-24-2013, 10:50 PM
He's using Twitter in the only appropriate way.

Bringin' the funny.

Me2SouthBend
01-26-2013, 04:02 PM
As Jug said, check this out. If it doesn't embed, I'd be psyched if someone would embed. Love the vid. Love Big Lou. Next year C for sure. This vid was tweeted by Big Lou.

A Pep Talk from Kid President to You - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=l-gQLqv9f4o#)

Bogtrotter07
01-26-2013, 04:03 PM
got your six.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/l-gQLqv9f4o" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

woolybug25
02-03-2013, 09:31 PM
lOUIS NIX III ‏@ChocolateN1X
There are going to be a lot of kids in Africa wearing 49ers shirts tomorrow if the 49ers dont step up!!! #Cmon

Followed shortly after... lol

lOUIS NIX III ‏@ChocolateN1X
With a couple ND National Championship shirts...#LMAO

Ultimate Penn St. Hater
02-03-2013, 09:34 PM
Pretty funny

Irish Insanity
02-03-2013, 09:37 PM
Followed shortly after... lol

sonofabitch, I posted that in the funniest poster thread not wanting to bump his thread.

woolybug25
02-03-2013, 09:39 PM
and don't stop... quit it.... quit it...

lOUIS NIX III ‏@ChocolateN1X
Dangit, Why didn't the lights malfunction in Sun Life Stadium. lol #ICrackMyselfUp
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Irish Insanity
02-03-2013, 09:40 PM
Love Big Lou

woolybug25
02-03-2013, 09:40 PM
sonofabitch, I posted that in the funniest poster thread not wanting to bump his thread.

I beat you by two minutes. I gots mad game.


How do you dudes copy the tweets like that, btw?

Irish Insanity
02-03-2013, 09:42 PM
I beat you by two minutes. I gots mad game.


How do you dudes copy the tweets like that, btw?

When you click on the tweet, click on details. An option comes up to embed. Just copy the code and paste it directly here. It will apear.

woolybug25
02-03-2013, 09:46 PM
When you click on the tweet, click on details. An option comes up to embed. Just copy the code and paste it directly here. It will apear.

Thanks dude. :rockwoot:

Booslum31
02-03-2013, 09:58 PM
Love Big Lou

Got a future in comedy...always just waiting for him to say something funny.

Ironman8
02-03-2013, 10:21 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Check out the "Louis Nix" stain...<a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23GoIrish">#GoIrish</a> <a href="http://t.co/ZrEGClUx" title="http://twitter.com/ChocolateN1X/status/298269563672477696/photo/1">twitter.com/ChocolateN1X/s…</a></p>&mdash; lOUIS NIX III (@ChocolateN1X) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChocolateN1X/status/298269563672477696">February 4, 2013</a></blockquote>
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BGIF
02-03-2013, 10:24 PM
The Big Man is quick, on or off the field.

dshans
02-03-2013, 10:33 PM
The Big Man is quick, on or off the field.

[Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned.]

That's what she said ...



Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.

Irishman77
02-06-2013, 10:22 PM
I would officially like to vote for Nix's title to be changed to Notre Dame man.
-all he has done on the field
- all he does off the field
-his character and personality
- got us Eddie.
- will be a captain
- will dominate
- will get his degree
- will be an all time favorite for many

Riddickulous
02-06-2013, 10:24 PM
I would officially like to vote for Nix's title to be changed to Notre Dame man.
-all he has done on the field
- all he does off the field
-his character and personality
- got us Eddie.
- will be a captain
- will dominate
- will get his degree
- will be an all time favorite for many

- best nickname ever
- committed to ND when they didn't have a coach

BGIF
02-06-2013, 10:25 PM
I would officially like to vote for Nix's title to be changed to Notre Dame man.
-all he has done on the field
- all he does off the field
-his character and personality
- got us Eddie.
- will be a captain
- will dominate
- will get his degree
- will be an all time favorite for many

Already IS!

Ironman8
02-06-2013, 10:27 PM
Already IS!

Yup

Irishman77
02-06-2013, 10:32 PM
It is tough for me to take my eyes off the d line anytime I watch football. I am a d line nut, and what a joy it has been to watch Louis. Top 5 pick after he blows it up again for our Irish in 13!

NDFan4Life88
02-06-2013, 11:08 PM
I cant wait to see him, Tuitt and EV torching the opposition!

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NDinFL
02-07-2013, 05:35 AM
I cant wait to see him, Tuitt and EV torching the opposition!

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#7 #1 #3

Deadly

FightingIrishLover7
02-07-2013, 06:06 AM
#7 #9 #3

Deadly

Nix is #1 now.

All prime numbers, getting ready for some primetime action!

NDinFL
02-07-2013, 06:09 AM
Nix is #1 now.

All prime numbers, getting ready for some primetime action!

You're right, good catch

IrishSpartan
02-07-2013, 05:22 PM
#7 #1 #3

Deadly

wish EV chose 8
187!

Ironman8
02-07-2013, 05:29 PM
wish EV chose 8
187!

Maybe we will see some #8 behind them this year. I am hopeful.

Lord knows we could use a breakout player at either of the MLB spots.

PerthDomer
02-07-2013, 05:29 PM
1 is not a prime number

polishjuice4
02-07-2013, 06:05 PM
1 is not a prime number

Neither is nine.

clashmore_mike
02-07-2013, 06:15 PM
11 is a prime number

greyhammer90
02-07-2013, 06:17 PM
3 is a magic number

IrishSpartan
02-07-2013, 06:17 PM
Maybe we will see some #8 behind them this year. I am hopeful.

Lord knows we could use a breakout player at either of the MLB spots.

idk why people arent high on kendall

Whiskeyjack
02-07-2013, 06:25 PM
idk why people arent high on kendall

He's been behind both Fox and Calabrese on the depth chart for his entire career. Since both of those guys have been relatively unimpressive for significant periods, it doesn't inspire much confidence in Moore's abilities.

Old Man Mike
02-07-2013, 06:47 PM
Kendall in some ways reminds me of Filer. I sat at the computer all that year scratching my head in confusion as board posters continued to boost Filer's stock and couldn't figure out why. His fantastic athleticism seemed to blind everyone to the fact that he couldn't really figure out the game.

In this way, Kendall must be somewhat the same guy. Kelly has praised his special teams and scout squad work, so he has nothing against him. Kendall seems to be a good guy also. He has been given some shots, particularly in Springs to make some waves, but in the end, as Whiskey just posted, BOTH Carlo and Dan beat him out even when they were obviously still very flawed themselves. The occasional big hit or nice-looking play doesn't cut it if your overall "grade" for the day [think "incorrect fits"] is punk.

I ALWAYS root for our guys to suddenly explode into their potentials, win games, make All-Star teams, and big bucks in the NFL. I've seen nothing to suggest that Kendall can do that, but I'm hoping that he does.

NDBoiler
02-07-2013, 07:40 PM
FightingIrishLover7;906361]Nix is #1 now.[/B]

All prime numbers, getting ready for some primetime action!

1 is not a prime number

Neither is nine.

My fellow Boilermaker, showing off the Purdue education :wink:

Irish Insanity
02-11-2013, 10:34 AM
http://www.rotoworld.com/player/cfb/131251/jadeveon-clowney

Mentioned at the bottom is Nix as a possible next years #1 pic.

yankeeND
02-11-2013, 10:38 AM
Jadeveon Clowney - South Carolina Gamecocks - 2013 Player Profile - Rotoworld.com (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/cfb/131251/jadeveon-clowney)

Mentioned at the bottom is Nix as a possible next years #1 pic.

Nice find! Clowney has to be the favorite but I see no reason why Nix and Tuitt could not be top10 picks next year! Hopefully Tuitt decides to stay for his Sr. year. I think he very well could because of that degree only being a year away.

Riddickulous
02-11-2013, 12:01 PM
Jadeveon Clowney - South Carolina Gamecocks - 2013 Player Profile - Rotoworld.com (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/cfb/131251/jadeveon-clowney)

Mentioned at the bottom is Nix as a possible next years #1 pic.

Clowney is going #1 next year, barring a catastrophic injury or legal trouble.

woolybug25
02-11-2013, 12:04 PM
Clowney is going #1 next year, barring a catastrophic injury or legal trouble.

How can you possibly know what the #1 need for the first pick is at this point? What if the #1 pick team changes coaches (after all, they were the worst team) and move to a 3-4 defense without actually having a Nose?

Clowney sure seems like he is the best player in next year's draft class, but that doesn't not guarantee him as the first pick.

koonja
02-11-2013, 12:10 PM
How can you possibly know what the #1 need for the first pick is at this point? What if the #1 pick team changes coaches (after all, they were the worst team) and move to a 3-4 defense without actually having a Nose?

Clowney sure seems like he is the best player in next year's draft class, but that doesn't not guarantee him as the first pick.

Yeah, I was going to offer a bet to him (and even give him better odds) taking the field over Clowney as the #1 pick, but I shouldn't bet vbucks this far in advance as I will probably go vbankrupt and not be able to pay up if I were wrong, lol.

Riddickulous
02-11-2013, 12:24 PM
How can you possibly know what the #1 need for the first pick is at this point? What if the #1 pick team changes coaches (after all, they were the worst team) and move to a 3-4 defense without actually having a Nose?

Clowney sure seems like he is the best player in next year's draft class, but that doesn't not guarantee him as the first pick.

That's true.

RDU Irish
02-11-2013, 12:39 PM
Saw the same article and was surprised to see Nix named as the potential #1 pick. I don't recall NG being a regular position represented in Top 5 Draft Picks very often in the past.

Also liked the "Whatcha talking bout Pope?!?!" tweet.

Pops Freshenmeyer
02-11-2013, 01:14 PM
Clowney is going #1 next year, barring a catastrophic injury or legal trouble.

To be fair, the Rotoworld blurb was responding to some article that said Clowney should just take this season off because he would be guaranteed to go #1 regardless if he stays healthy.

IMO, if the team picking first has other needs then somebody will trade up to get Clowney. I think he's that good.

Kak7304
02-12-2013, 08:45 PM
lOUIS NIX III ‏@1IrishChocolate

Hate when I eat the last bite and didn’t notice it was the last bite so I couldn’t mentally prepare myself and get any closure.

scUM Hater
02-12-2013, 08:50 PM
Clowney is going #1 next year, barring a catastrophic injury or legal trouble.

Totally disagree, the QB for whoever ND plays in the bowl game next year will be #1 pick.

GoldenIsThyFame
02-27-2013, 10:18 AM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/27/bedutahe.jpg

PANDFAN
02-27-2013, 10:23 AM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/27/bedutahe.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_XG5a0EQkAU4/TMsbKSeSDnI/AAAAAAAAAhA/tfdsIk6prDM/s1600/img-costumes-2_160603138047.jpg

ND NYC
02-27-2013, 10:27 AM
nix is comedy

Luckylucci
02-27-2013, 10:33 AM
Totally disagree, the QB for whoever ND plays in the bowl game next year will be #1 pick.

Clowney would be the #1 pick this year if he could come out.

dyrtdogg
02-28-2013, 05:39 AM
Clowney would be the #1 pick this year if he could come out.

Maybe, depends on team needs

dublinirish
02-28-2013, 05:47 AM
if Manziel has another Heisman like season and comes out, he would be in contention for the #1 pick. His public profile was be so high you know some downtrodden franchise at that spot might be tempted..

Old Man Mike
02-28-2013, 08:35 AM
Big Lou is obviously one of a kind --- easily the playfully nuttiest great player I can ever remember at Notre Dame.

Irish YJ
03-01-2013, 07:57 PM
<iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/7u7oYgKNcD0?feature=player_embedded" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Irish YJ
03-01-2013, 08:04 PM
<iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/gvf7r9vG1fQ?feature=player_embedded" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

dshans
03-01-2013, 08:08 PM
Is there any wonder why this guy is so well liked?

He's _____ [Insert any under 60 appreciated/approved comment you like]

Irish YJ
03-01-2013, 08:19 PM
When his college days are done, I can easily see him on SNL one night.

dublinirish
03-08-2013, 10:42 AM
what is Louis Nix doing for his spring break? Heading out to Arizona to work out for the week with Kendall Moore plus others.

This guy gets it.

clashmore_mike
03-14-2013, 12:55 PM
Per TV Lou started spring break at 365 and is down to 353 agree a few days in AZ with a different diet and "speed" work.

Buster Bluth
03-14-2013, 01:02 PM
WHOA. I thought they liked him at like 330?

clashmore_mike
03-14-2013, 01:08 PM
Probably why a 360 lb nose guard is in a boot camp style speed program in AZ for spring break instead of relaxing on South Beach. :)

tadman95
03-14-2013, 01:09 PM
WHOA. I thought they liked him at like 330?

I was thinking the same thing. Sounds like he extended the holiday food season a bit.

Bogtrotter07
03-14-2013, 01:24 PM
WHOA. I thought they liked him at like 330?

Um, Buster, who does anyone ever tell the truth about? Height, weight, forty time?

Nobody. And it works both ways! You take a guy that big, with that kind of density, and he is going to be up the chart. I personally don't think he ever got down to 340. He is just, as we used to say, a man mountain!

Irishnuke
03-14-2013, 01:29 PM
Damn. That weight isn't just a cause for concern regarding football but overall health. Hope he gets it back down and keeps the extra weight off.

NDdomer2
03-14-2013, 01:29 PM
I thought the whole "330" thing was them trying to get him to a weight where he could play more downs. If he can weigh 370 and play every snap then they may not care.

Now I doubt that is the case and the answer probably is somewhere in the middle. 345?

STLDomer
03-14-2013, 01:37 PM
He looked pretty good in the pictures on 247 of him working out.

NDBoiler
03-14-2013, 03:16 PM
He looked pretty good in the pictures on 247 of him working out.


You can't just tease and not share!

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Old Man Mike
03-14-2013, 03:52 PM
Hah!!! Well, I thought that we'd get this news sooner or later. This is so typical of the really big guys that's it's a "Law of Football". The Big Guy comes in, the Coach says "no way", the Big Guy sheds some weight, and the season begins.

The Big Guy hasn't stopped liking to eat one bit [in fact NDs "always have snacks on you" system is asking for this with a certain type of Huge-alloppagi] and, shall we say, "grows a bit" in season. He's plowing people under and having a good time, so the staff doesn't look too closely. [Kelly, however gave us all the warning we needed by saying in several late presscons, when talking about Lou: "and Louis Nix, at three hundred and whatever he weighs"].

The season ends. The next aspect of conditioning begins. And "Uh Oh ! ".

My brother played strongside offensive guard in the 60s at VT when if you were 250 you were considered real heavy. Coach Claiborne was an oldtime southern style coach who wanted people trim and fast. My brother was assigned a 235 playing weight.

They had a guy on defense named Waddy Harvey, who for the time was a monster at 6'6" and whatever. Claiborne wanted him at about 280, but the big man [who never made the maximum-allowed mile run time in preseason camp --- once cutting right across the field at the fifty yardline to beat the whistle, barely --- the coaches resolutely looking the other way] went right to 300 and stayed there.

One day late in season, Claiborne was with an assistant coach and a player, and looked down the aisleway and shook his head and said: My Lord, Waddy looks big!. He was then let in on the secret that he was looking at my brother who had been playing [and destroying people] at 275. He resolutely looked the other way.

irishfan
03-19-2013, 11:12 PM
Nix listed as 6'3" 347.

Jesus.

Luckylucci
04-06-2013, 06:44 PM
2013 Notre Dame Spring Football: Louis Nix III - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9wwCX2_dWY&feature=youtu.be)

STLDomer
04-06-2013, 06:46 PM
Funny as always but the interesting part I saw was that he will be going to train in Arizona again, presumably with Davonte's dad again

GreenSox04
04-10-2013, 01:32 PM
@TJamesNDI: Louis Nix on Facebook: "Notre Dame vs FSU in 2014 and i mostly likely wont be here to play them. #Salty #Pissed"

Rack Em
04-10-2013, 01:34 PM
@TJamesNDI: Louis Nix on Facebook: "Notre Dame vs FSU in 2014 and i mostly likely wont be here to play them. #Salty #Pissed"

Come again, Lou?

Whiskeyjack
04-10-2013, 01:35 PM
Come again, Lou?

He's eligible for a 5th year, but likely won't take it since he'll be a 1st round draft pick in 2014.

But if he loses this season for some reason (*knock on wood*), he may choose to utilize that 5th. Good on him for realizing it's a possibility.

GreenSox04
04-10-2013, 01:36 PM
Come again, Lou?

Hahaha maybe he should stay for his senior year...

But naw he gone.

Rack Em
04-10-2013, 01:44 PM
He's eligible for a 5th year, but likely won't take it since he'll be a 1st round draft pick in 2014.

But if he loses this season for some reason (*knock on wood*), he may choose to utilize that 5th. Good on him for realizing it's a possibility.

I knew that. I was hoping he was insinuating he might stay.

chubler
04-27-2013, 08:09 PM
Anyone know whats wrong with his knee?

koonja
04-27-2013, 09:59 PM
Anyone know whats wrong with his knee?

What are you talking about?

NDokie13
04-27-2013, 10:52 PM
Yeah, he's got something going on with his knee. Saw him on campus today on a scooter with the knee wrapped up. Not sure what the cause is either, though.

NDinMich
04-27-2013, 11:02 PM
Yeah, he's got something going on with his knee. Saw him on campus today on a scooter with the knee wrapped up. Not sure what the cause is either, though.

Could this be one of his "jokes?" Like arriving to the NBC pre-spring game interview on crutches?

Junkhead
04-27-2013, 11:22 PM
Could this be one of his "jokes?" Like arriving to the NBC pre-spring game interview on crutches?

We hope.

NDokie13
04-27-2013, 11:22 PM
Could this be one of his "jokes?" Like arriving to the NBC pre-spring game interview on crutches?

Maybe if it were just crutches again, but I imagine it would be hard to get your hands on a university issued scooter unless you had a legit need.

peoriairish
04-27-2013, 11:32 PM
Maybe if it were just crutches again, but I imagine it would be hard to get your hands on a university issued scooter unless you had a legit need.

I believe a lot of the players cruise around campus riding those Razor scooters.

NDokie13
04-27-2013, 11:46 PM
I believe a lot of the players cruise around campus riding those Razor scooters.

Wrong scooter. Less...
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lo3f477eRq1qkh0iwo1_400.jpg

...more...
http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/file.php?2,file=18689,filename=ms1.jpg

Also, had crutches with him, too.

chubler
04-28-2013, 07:34 PM
Looks a lot like those things they have in grocery stores for old people who can't want...

And sorry to say but there's no way its a joke. I personally carried this scooter up the steps into the dorm yesterday afternoon with my roommate- he was riding around carrying crutches across his lap, knee wrapped up in that tan stretchy stuff (ace bandage-type thing) and icing it. Had a lady friend helping him out, tried to say he was fine when we asked if he needed help, then looked at the stairs again and called us back. My guys haven't heard what it is/if it's serious, anyone got the scoop?

Redbar
04-28-2013, 07:40 PM
Looks a lot like those things they have in grocery stores for old people who can't want...

And sorry to say but there's no way its a joke. I personally carried this scooter up the steps into the dorm yesterday afternoon with my roommate- he was riding around carrying crutches across his lap, knee wrapped up in that tan stretchy stuff (ace bandage-type thing) and icing it. Had a lady friend helping him out, tried to say he was fine when we asked if he needed help, then looked at the stairs again and called us back. My guys haven't heard what it is/if it's serious, anyone got the scoop?

Damm, thanks for posting but Damm. Hopefully won't affect him in the fall, or with his strength and conditioning. Eat right Big Lou!

scUM Hater
04-28-2013, 07:50 PM
Hopefully he is just saving his energy for the season.

Irish Insanity
04-28-2013, 08:13 PM
Hopefully its just C.B.S.

Ironman8
05-05-2013, 03:32 PM
College Football Preview: “The Man In The Middle”: Louis Nix - Full Scale Sports (http://fullscalesports.com/2013/05/05/college-football-preview-the-man-in-the-middle-louis-nix/)

TheChosen1
05-12-2013, 10:05 PM
SPORTSCRACK: New Irish Chocolate T-Shirts (http://sportscrack.blogspot.com/2013/05/new-irish-chocolate-t-shirts.html)

Fbolt
05-13-2013, 12:08 AM
2 out 3 reviews on ND players.... Is this guy associated with Lemming?

RDU Irish
05-13-2013, 08:31 AM
Yeah, credibility problem when you say Golson will be a true sophomore and was one bad play away from being replaced by Tommy "Reece". Apparently Myrtle Beach has been moved to California too. I stopped reading there.

FLDomer
05-13-2013, 09:34 AM
Yeah, credibility problem when you say Golson will be a true sophomore and was one bad play away from being replaced by Tommy "Reece". Apparently Myrtle Beach has been moved to California too. I stopped reading there.

Hahahaha, I noticed that and stopped there also! I tried to post a comment pointing out the brilliant journalism but it wouldn't let me...blast!

Bogtrotter07
05-13-2013, 09:39 AM
Yeah, credibility problem when you say Golson will be a true sophomore and was one bad play away from being replaced by Tommy "Reece". Apparently Myrtle Beach has been moved to California too. I stopped reading there.

We are still months away from the start of the college football season & I’m already pumped for it. This year should prove to be even more exciting than last year & without a doubt we have a cast of elite college football quarterbacks that should make this year explosive. I wanted to profile some of those quarterbacks & other skill players that I believe will excel in 2013. I started with Stephen Morris, quarterback from Miami, then Louis Nix, nose tackle from Notre Dame, now I continue with who I believe is the best sophomore quarterback in college football, Everett Golson.

Everett Golson is a 6’1 true sophomore out of Myrtle Beach California, Golson was a kid I kept my eye on last year & I watched him mature as the season progressed. During his freshman year Golson faced constant adversity knowing one bad decision could land him in the bench in favor of backup quarterback Tommy Reece. This adversity in my opinion helped Golson to mature quickly during the season & allowed him to take control of the quarterback position for the Irish. After being pulled in the Michigan game, where he went 3 for 8 with 2 early turnovers, it seemed like the light went off in Golson’s head.


That kind of light going off sounds painful! I mean was it dark in there? Of course, that is not nearly as painful as this clichéd writer taking his eye out of the socket and placing it on top of Everett Golson; (that is how he mysteriously got to 6'1" tall.) No one edited this, the comma was missing before California, after Myrtle Beach, even though it should have been South Carolina.

RDU Irish
05-13-2013, 10:11 AM
I did like the Big Lou article but that may be combination of confirmation bias and no sh!t Sherlock. After reading the Golson piece I have to say I don't trust that author to know sh!t from Shinola.

Bogtrotter07
05-13-2013, 10:57 AM
I did like the Big Lou article but that may be combination of confirmation bias and no sh!t Sherlock. After reading the Golson piece I have to say I don't trust that author to know sh!t from Shinola.

Why? Not a big mistake both states end in an "A".

PANDFAN
05-17-2013, 12:35 PM
1. Louis Nix III, junior, Notre Dame

Nix is that rare defensive tackle with the size to operate as a two-gap, zero-tech nose tackle in a 3-4, but the quickness to be a 3-technique penetrator in a 4-3. He has a great first step off the snap for any D-tackle, much less one at his size, and if he gets his arm through he can clear blocks quickly and get after the quarterback. That said, when blockers get their hands on him (and he will soak up double teams) he could use his hands better and not simply be content to push the blocker into the backfield.

But that's not an awful downside. Nix is probably better when he's certain it's a pass; he just gets more of a burst. Against the run, he's good but could be more disruptive. A good player now, he has a chance to be a great one.

kiper's top DT for this draft

Whiskeyjack
05-19-2013, 02:21 AM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>A porn star is trolling Notre Dames nose tackle because shes a USC fan. Bless you, Twitter.</p>&mdash; Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) <a href="https://twitter.com/Andy_Staples/status/335936115175469057">May 19, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>@<a href="https://twitter.com/1irishchocolate">1irishchocolate</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23fighton">#fighton</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23trojanlife">#trojanlife</a></p>&mdash; Isis Taylor (@IsisTaylor) <a href="https://twitter.com/IsisTaylor/status/335931337246666752">May 19, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>@<a href="https://twitter.com/isistaylor">isistaylor</a> we will see about that! I deserve a follow since we beat USC. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23GoIrish">#GoIrish</a></p>&mdash; lOUIS NIX III (@1IrishChocolate) <a href="https://twitter.com/1IrishChocolate/status/335935122467614720">May 19, 2013</a></blockquote>
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ACamp1900
05-19-2013, 02:27 AM
That ***.....

dshans
05-19-2013, 02:53 AM
I don't "speak" twitter so this is pretty much lost on me.

Then again, I'm an old fart and stopped evolving when I hit 40 twenty years ago.

Please be patient with me.

BeauBenken
05-19-2013, 03:27 AM
So porn stars get verified on Twitter? Nice...

PANDFAN
05-19-2013, 10:46 AM
So porn stars get verified on Twitter? Nice...

like you didn't know

Bogtrotter07
05-19-2013, 12:47 PM
like you didn't know

Now that is effin' funny! Yeah, Beau, uhuh!

Old Man Mike
05-19-2013, 02:15 PM
Hmmmm..... a porn star working in Los Angeles who is a "USC fan" messing with football players on Twitter? She has also "contacted" some highly rated 2013 DT recruit, and who knows how many others?

Recruiting violation? "Promises"? Past "relationship" with the football team members? Known to members of coaching staff and others in athletic department? Participant in certain recruit visit "entertainment"?

............. certain thoughts cross one's mind.


If mods think that all the posts involving this person should be transferred to the USC recruiting thread, that might make sense.

Buster Bluth
05-19-2013, 02:27 PM
I'm going to have to do some "internet investigations" and make sure this porn star is real. Can't have another scandal on our hands, can we boys? :)

Buster Bluth
05-19-2013, 02:28 PM
Oh man. That pun..

Old Man Mike
05-19-2013, 02:30 PM
Buster: you won't be disappointed even at the full-clothes photos you can see without going for the [to me] ugly stuff. She IS a knockout.

Bogtrotter07
05-19-2013, 05:08 PM
You guys crack me up! I love the two of you.


I got to tell you when I got up, if I would have spent an hour figuring what would be the least likely thing to happen on IE, I wouldn't have gotten close to OldManMike and Buster comparing notes on a porn star's looks!

Andy in Sactown
05-19-2013, 10:05 PM
This is the same porn star that high 4 star Elisha Star had open in another tab when he took a screen shot of his rivals page.

See: NCAA recruit Elisha Shaw has Twitter fan in porn star Isis Taylor - College Football News | FOX Sports on MSN (http://msn.foxsports.com/collegefootball/story/college-football-recruit-elisha-shaw-twitter-dialogue-porn-star-isis-taylor-051613)

Porn stars, recruiting, USC.. who needs class when you have all that ***?

KPENN
05-20-2013, 06:48 AM
The question is, which has sucked more, the porn star or Kiffin's coaching career.

Bogtrotter07
05-20-2013, 06:51 AM
Oh, oh, I know, I know!

phillyirish
05-25-2013, 11:14 PM
So I guess this makes him the most talented Quarterback on the roster now.....

KPENN
05-25-2013, 11:15 PM
So I guess this makes him the most talented Quarterback on the roster now.....

Lol. Reps.

Ultimate Penn St. Hater
05-25-2013, 11:15 PM
So I guess this makes him the most talented Quarterback on the roster now.....

Correct

Sherm Sticky
05-27-2013, 08:13 PM
So I guess this makes him the most talented Quarterback on the roster now.....
Was thinking the same thing.

IrishLax
05-27-2013, 08:15 PM
Every time I see a bump I assume transfer, injury, or other craziness.

BeauBenken
05-27-2013, 08:18 PM
Every time I see a bump I assume transfer, injury, or other craziness.

And then you bump the thread some more.

EuropeanDomer
05-28-2013, 06:31 AM
2014 NFL Draft: Pre-Season Breakdown - Louis Nix III, DT Notre Dame - With the First Pick - NFL Scouting Reports, College Football, and the 2013 NFL Draft (http://withthefirstpick.com/2013/05/28/2014-nfl-draft-pre-season-breakdown-louis-nix-iii-dt-notre-dame/)

I like his scouting report about him, very solid.

Bogtrotter07
05-28-2013, 08:47 AM
Thanks for posting, ED; this article had good content, but the writing! Bleacher report has nothing on the editorial staff at SI apparently:

The massive nose tackle had a breakout season for the Irish and was a disruptive force this past season, creating opportunities for opponents. Nix has remarkable athleticism for a player his size and is able to create havoc for opponents in the middle of the defensive line, both as a clogging run defender but also one that can collapse the pocket and rush the passer.

greyhammer90
05-28-2013, 08:50 AM
I noticed that too. Also the repetition of the word "season" in the second sentence of the article indicates this was a first draft.

Bogtrotter07
05-28-2013, 08:51 AM
I noticed that too. Also the repetition of the word "season" in the second sentence of the article indicates this was a first draft.

Opps! Somebody pushed the button too fast!

Whiskeyjack
05-28-2013, 10:48 AM
Since Isis Taylor started repping USC on Twitter, other porn stars have felt compelled to do the same. Emily Austin is apparently a ND fan, and she's been tweeting at Nix:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>@<a href="https://twitter.com/1irishchocolate">1irishchocolate</a> I want to see the next episode of Irish Chocolate!</p>&mdash; Emily Austin (@EmilyAustinOC) <a href="https://twitter.com/EmilyAustinOC/status/339240167271452672">May 28, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Beyond excited to be followed by @<a href="https://twitter.com/1irishchocolate">1irishchocolate</a> �� <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23GoIrish">#GoIrish</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23ND">#ND</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23tasteslikecandy">#tasteslikecandy</a> ������</p>&mdash; Emily Austin (@EmilyAustinOC) <a href="https://twitter.com/EmilyAustinOC/status/339241269614243840">May 28, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>@<a href="https://twitter.com/1irishchocolate">1irishchocolate</a> Can't wait! Loved the episode when you and Sheldon Day went grocery shopping! <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Hilarious">#Hilarious</a></p>&mdash; Emily Austin (@EmilyAustinOC) <a href="https://twitter.com/EmilyAustinOC/status/339241653334323200">May 28, 2013</a></blockquote>
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AdmiralBackhand
05-28-2013, 10:51 AM
Oh brother..

PANDFAN
05-28-2013, 10:52 AM
she was the one that posed w/ gronk...would smash!!!

clashmore_mike
05-28-2013, 10:57 AM
lol, what the hell is going on with this program? Fire BK

BeauBenken
05-28-2013, 11:56 AM
How many porn stars are going to tweet at Louis on a regular basis?

amgarvey
05-28-2013, 12:11 PM
lol, what the hell is going on with this program? Fire BK

Surely you jest.

Whiskeyjack
05-28-2013, 12:12 PM
Nix's girlfriend can't be too happy about this.

Buster Bluth
05-28-2013, 12:42 PM
While this IS amazing, I have to imagine Kelly or another coach pulls him aside and tells him to hold off on tweeting porn stars for 8 months or so.

RDU Irish
05-28-2013, 12:46 PM
I imagine the joke material is irresistible for Big Lou.

Old Man Mike
05-28-2013, 01:17 PM
Big Lou is The Man. Girls like The Man.

No avoiding it.

IrishSpartan
05-29-2013, 12:03 AM
pornstars love the big man

GATTACA!
05-29-2013, 12:18 AM
lol, what the hell is going on with this program? Fire BK
If pornstars loving our Irish is the biggest problem with the program, ill be a very happy man.:pepper:

GoldenIsThyFame
06-05-2013, 10:48 PM
@KevinW_ESPN: Louis Nix's snap anticipation and first step quicks is silly for a man his size. Consistently 1st man off the ball. http://twitter.com/KevinW_ESPN/status/342324988898074624/photo/1

@KevinW_ESPN: Nix is the only defender I've seen put Warmack on skates. He's as advertised. Head scratcher why he didn't declare. http://twitter.com/KevinW_ESPN/status/342460884259598338/photo/1

rtrn2glory
06-06-2013, 08:49 AM
where did these tweets come from?

are they referring to something specific.

NDdomer2
06-06-2013, 08:51 AM
Has anyone ever found out why this kid was in the cast/crutches/lil amigo at the end of the school year?

I'll take pm answer if thats how it has to be.

GoldenIsThyFame
06-06-2013, 09:23 AM
where did these tweets come from?

are they referring to something specific.

The guy is a draft analyst for ESPN. He was watching tape on Nix.

95NDAlumNM
06-07-2013, 12:29 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I've seen some funny things in my 36 yrs but watching Rocket Ismail throw a fade to Louis Nix III wins hands down <a href="http://t.co/RT9IIO89cX" title="http://twitter.com/NDsidBertschy/status/343040631414874114/photo/1">twitter.com/NDsidBertschy/…</a></p>&mdash; Michael Bertsch (@NDsidBertschy) <a href="https://twitter.com/NDsidBertschy/status/343040631414874114">June 7, 2013</a></blockquote>
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I guess Louis is not only going to play some QB for us this year but also receiver. What can that man not do?

ACamp1900
06-07-2013, 01:46 PM
she was the one that posed w/ gronk...would smash!!!

Did she change her name?? If not then that's not her.

ACamp1900
06-07-2013, 01:47 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I've seen some funny things in my 36 yrs but watching Rocket Ismail throw a fade to Louis Nix III wins hands down <a href="http://t.co/RT9IIO89cX" title="http://twitter.com/NDsidBertschy/status/343040631414874114/photo/1">twitter.com/NDsidBertschy/</a></p>&mdash; Michael Bertsch (@NDsidBertschy) <a href="https://twitter.com/NDsidBertschy/status/343040631414874114">June 7, 2013</a></blockquote>
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I guess Louis is not only going to play some QB for us this year but also receiver. What can that man not do?

Use all of his eligiblity???...... Please?

95NDAlumNM
06-07-2013, 04:38 PM
<iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ij8aDKBHQp0?feature=player_embedded" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Watch Louis runs these routes!!! Rocket is funny as hell.

Ultimate Penn St. Hater
06-07-2013, 04:44 PM
<iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ij8aDKBHQp0?feature=player_embedded" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Watch Louis runs these routes!!! Rocket is funny as hell.

Outstanding!

Luckylucci
06-07-2013, 05:20 PM
Anybody see Lou go down at the end when Reggie beat him inside for the touchdown. Gotta be careful big fella.

Andy in Sactown
06-07-2013, 05:33 PM
Anybody see Lou go down at the end when Reggie beat him inside for the touchdown. Gotta be careful big fella.

I thought the same thing. My internal dialogue went something like this, "nice left handed grab Reg... whoah Louis, carefull big guy!"

Sherm Sticky
06-07-2013, 10:32 PM
@KevinW_ESPN: Louis Nix's snap anticipation and first step quicks is silly for a man his size. Consistently 1st man off the ball. http://twitter.com/KevinW_ESPN/status/342324988898074624/photo/1

@KevinW_ESPN: Nix is the only defender I've seen put Warmack on skates. He's as advertised. Head scratcher why he didn't declare. http://twitter.com/KevinW_ESPN/status/342460884259598338/photo/1
Kevin Weidl is one of the the better non-nfl team scout. Happy Nix stayed for another year.

GoldenIsThyFame
06-21-2013, 09:53 AM
Miami Heat: Notre Dame's Louis Nix's Victory Dance (VIDEO) (http://www.lostlettermen.com/nds-nix-shakes-his-booty-after-heat-win/)

Notre Dame’s Louis Nix has the best Heat victory dance - NCAA Football - Sporting News (http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/story/2013-06-21/louis-nix-dance-heat-victory-notre-dame-instagram)


Video by irishchocolate9 &bull; Instagram (http://instagram.com/p/azoR2LCeZf/)

95NDAlumNM
06-21-2013, 10:04 AM
Miami Heat: Notre Dame's Louis Nix's Victory Dance (VIDEO) (http://www.lostlettermen.com/nds-nix-shakes-his-booty-after-heat-win/)

Video by irishchocolate9 &bull; Instagram (http://instagram.com/p/azoR2LCeZf/)

Now that is funny!

IrishSteelhead
06-21-2013, 10:36 AM
Miami Heat: Notre Dame's Louis Nix's Victory Dance (VIDEO) (http://www.lostlettermen.com/nds-nix-shakes-his-booty-after-heat-win/)

Video by irishchocolate9 &bull; Instagram (http://instagram.com/p/azoR2LCeZf/)

I'm assuming his first priority now is to trade in the personalized #9 Heat jersey for a #1?

Bogtrotter07
06-21-2013, 10:43 AM
I love this guy! Even if it is a bad day, it always makes me smile! And he is so good-hearted!

95NDAlumNM
07-02-2013, 01:29 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>A summer feature on L.Nix aka <a href="https://twitter.com/1IrishChocolate">@1IrishChocolate</a> - <a href="http://t.co/oEDpybm5v2">http://t.co/oEDpybm5v2</a> - talks about his develop. at ND and key motivation for '13 return</p>&mdash; FIDM (@NDfidm) <a href="https://twitter.com/NDfidm/statuses/352100451740688384">July 2, 2013</a></blockquote>
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IndyIrishFan1
07-02-2013, 01:40 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>A summer feature on L.Nix aka <a href="https://twitter.com/1IrishChocolate">@1IrishChocolate</a> - <a href="http://t.co/oEDpybm5v2">http://t.co/oEDpybm5v2</a> - talks about his develop. at ND and key motivation for '13 return</p>&mdash; FIDM (@NDfidm) <a href="https://twitter.com/NDfidm/statuses/352100451740688384">July 2, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Thanks for sharing! That was a scary bump.

dshans
07-02-2013, 03:27 PM
Louis, you've done damn good. You've done the Irish proud. You've done yourself proud. This year's for you and your Momma.

Get your big *** out there and do some constructive damage!

ulukinatme
07-06-2013, 10:39 PM
What's going on with Big Lou tonight? He just posted two tweets:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>When you hear news worse then the National Championship loss &gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Sad&amp;src=hash">#Sad</a></p>&mdash; lOUIS NIX III (@1IrishChocolate) <a href="https://twitter.com/1IrishChocolate/statuses/353665456927817728">July 7, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>:(</p>&mdash; lOUIS NIX III (@1IrishChocolate) <a href="https://twitter.com/1IrishChocolate/statuses/353703474027962369">July 7, 2013</a></blockquote>
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I hate Twitter
[EDIT] The plane crash maybe? I'm behind on news here.

IrishLax
07-06-2013, 10:54 PM
Sounds like some serious business.

NDWorld247
07-06-2013, 10:55 PM
And a 3rd tweet...

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>My silence will speak a million words, but you will never hear them. :( <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23CrazyHowLifeWorks&amp;src=hash">#CrazyHowLifeWorks</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SAdDayForIC&amp;src=hash">#SAdDayForIC</a></p>&mdash; lOUIS NIX III (@1IrishChocolate) <a href="https://twitter.com/1IrishChocolate/statuses/353707325795733504">July 7, 2013</a></blockquote>
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AvesEvo
07-06-2013, 11:36 PM
What is IC?

NDPhilly
07-06-2013, 11:42 PM
Irish Chocolate most likely.

Kak7304
07-07-2013, 12:06 AM
What's going on with Big Lou tonight? He just posted two tweets:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>When you hear news worse then the National Championship loss &gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Sad&amp;src=hash">#Sad</a></p>&mdash; lOUIS NIX III (@1IrishChocolate) <a href="https://twitter.com/1IrishChocolate/statuses/353665456927817728">July 7, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>:(</p>&mdash; lOUIS NIX III (@1IrishChocolate) <a href="https://twitter.com/1IrishChocolate/statuses/353703474027962369">July 7, 2013</a></blockquote>
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I hate Twitter
[EDIT] The plane crash maybe? I'm behind on news here.

More likely something personal.

ulukinatme
07-07-2013, 02:10 AM
Sucks for Big Lou, hate to hear anything bad happen to him, this should be a happy final year for him. No idea whats going on, but yeah probably something personal it looks like.

BGIF
07-07-2013, 04:50 AM
What's going on with Big Lou tonight? He just posted two tweets:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>When you hear news worse then the National Championship loss &gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Sad&amp;src=hash">#Sad</a></p>&mdash; lOUIS NIX III (@1IrishChocolate) <a href="https://twitter.com/1IrishChocolate/statuses/353665456927817728">July 7, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>:(</p>&mdash; lOUIS NIX III (@1IrishChocolate) <a href="https://twitter.com/1IrishChocolate/statuses/353703474027962369">July 7, 2013</a></blockquote>
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I hate Twitter
[EDIT] The plane crash maybe? I'm behind on news here.

I'm with you on the plane crash. "When you hear news worse than ... " I suspect he's putting yesterday into perspective. If anyone hasn't seen a photo of that burnt out, tailless , engineless plane that belly landed you need to. Then realize there are only 2 fatalities and 305 survivors. It looks like only 2 of the 8 chutes deployed but the flight attendants got everyone, including 180 injured, off the plane. The 2 fatalities were found on the runway apparently thrown from the open end of the fuselage where the tail section should have been.

Old Man Mike
07-07-2013, 11:51 AM
Let's hope that it's no MORE personal than that. The Big Man has a big soul. We owe Big Lou more than almost anyone for the good times of the last seasons and the trajectory into the future, other than Coach.

Blessings and strength to you, happy warrior, whatever this is.

KPENN
07-23-2013, 02:29 PM
Nothing earth shattering, still a nice little story.

Louis Nix Weightlifting At Sam’s Club | Notre Dame Football Blog (http://ndfootball.wordpress.com/2013/07/23/louis-nix-weightlifting-at-sams-club/)

I received the following story through correspondence from a member of the Athletics Media Relations staff at Notre Dame.

Glen Forshee just went to buy a pool at Sam’s Club for his grandkids party, he never expected what happened next…

EMAIL FROM GLEN FORSHEE

I went over to Mishawaka’s Sam’s Club to help my sister load up a swimming pool she was buying for the grandkids birthday. The thing weighed over 200 pounds and Sam’s Club was dragging their feet to get someone to help load it. Lucky for us Louis Nix the star defensive lineman for Notre Dame was leaving the store and when I asked him to help carry it he graciously agreed and threw it in the back like it was a air mattress. I hope my Bears get a chance to draft him after this year!

NDFANnSouthWest
07-23-2013, 02:57 PM
Nothing earth shattering, still a nice little story.

Louis Nix Weightlifting At Sams Club | Notre Dame Football Blog (http://ndfootball.wordpress.com/2013/07/23/louis-nix-weightlifting-at-sams-club/)

That is awesome! He is such a good person.

dublinirish
08-02-2013, 11:57 AM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NotreDame&amp;src=hash">#NotreDame</a> NG Louis Nix III is listed at 357 pounds on the roster distributed to the media.</p>&mdash; Irish Illustrated (@NDatRivals) <a href="https://twitter.com/NDatRivals/statuses/363326742980603904">August 2, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Zwidmanio
08-02-2013, 01:24 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NotreDame&amp;src=hash">#NotreDame</a> NG Louis Nix III is listed at 357 pounds on the roster distributed to the media.</p>&mdash; Irish Illustrated (@NDatRivals) <a href="https://twitter.com/NDatRivals/statuses/363326742980603904">August 2, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Goodness...I wonder how accurate that is. Hasn't it also been said that coming out of this summer he's in the best shape that he's been in since he's been at ND? If all of this is true, he has the potential to exceed the huge expectations put on him already.

PANDFAN
08-02-2013, 02:07 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Just received this wedding invitation from some fans in Michigan. I def would have tried to come if I would have received it earlier.</p>&mdash; lOUIS NIX III (@1IrishChocolate) <a href="https://twitter.com/1IrishChocolate/statuses/363359723401527296">August 2, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Old Man Mike
08-02-2013, 03:56 PM
Watching the superbig "War Daddies" of the past for years now, and hearing the inside-the-locker-room stuff from my brothers, 357 seems completely believable for Lou to me. I'm not concerned for him at 357 [playing wise]. Our football concern is that he doesn't "drift higher" during the season. Big Lou could challenge for Fridge status if he doesn't watch it.

As Dan Hampton said about Perry when he reported to Chicago Bears camp: "That guy is just a biscuit short of 400."

ulukinatme
08-02-2013, 04:17 PM
Relax, guys. Any extra weight he put on came from lifting at Sam's Club

Kak7304
08-02-2013, 08:14 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NotreDame&amp;src=hash">#NotreDame</a> NG Louis Nix III is listed at 357 pounds on the roster distributed to the media.</p>&mdash; Irish Illustrated (@NDatRivals) <a href="https://twitter.com/NDatRivals/statuses/363326742980603904">August 2, 2013</a></blockquote>
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At least 50 lbs of that has to be personality alone.

GoldenIsThyFame
08-04-2013, 04:32 PM
@eTruth_Irish: #NotreDame NG Louis Nix says he watches tape of the national championship game three times a week. "I don't want that to happen again."

Junkhead
08-04-2013, 11:27 PM
@eTruth_Irish: #NotreDame NG Louis Nix says he watches tape of the national championship game three times a week. "I don't want that to happen again."

Nice to see that he is driven. The NC game failure had very little to do with him though. The days of losing to Syracuse are no longer accepted.

vmgsf
08-05-2013, 06:55 AM
I do not think Louis Nix's playing weight will be an issue. Louis Nix could have left Notre Dame and gone to the NFL and made a lot of money right away. Louis Nix's returning to Notre Dame shows that he is convinced Notre Dame has great coaches who will develop his ability to the fullest and push him hard to be the best he can be and when he becomes a multi-millionaire NFL player he will be fully prepared for a long and very profitable NFL career..

Sherm Sticky
08-18-2013, 02:30 PM
#3 overall on Scouts, inc. big board

2014 NFL draft -- Todd McShay's Summer Top 32 - ESPN (http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/draft2014/story/_/id/9547390/2014-nfl-draft-todd-mcshay-summer-top-32)

Buster Bluth
08-18-2013, 02:38 PM
#3 overall on Scouts, inc. big board

2014 NFL draft -- Todd McShay's Summer Top 32 - ESPN (http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/draft2014/story/_/id/9547390/2014-nfl-draft-todd-mcshay-summer-top-32)

And yet he doesn't make ESPN's own all-American team...

Sherm Sticky
08-18-2013, 02:43 PM
And yet he doesn't make ESPN's own all-American team...
Really? SMH

GoldenIsThyFame
08-18-2013, 03:04 PM
And yet he doesn't make ESPN's own all-American team...

The worst part is that Oklahoma's center did.... You know, the guy Lou manhandled all game last year.

NoJusticeNoPeace
08-18-2013, 04:25 PM
NFL teams aren't letting big time nose tackles drop anymore. Nix is going to be a top 10 pick for sure, and top 5 is likely. I love Te'o and Tuitt and Justin Tuck and all of those guys, but Nix is the best defensive player we've had in the last decade or so. The team that grabs him gets an All-Pro for a decade at nose tackle.

GoldenToTheGrave
08-18-2013, 11:00 PM
NFL teams aren't letting big time nose tackles drop anymore. Nix is going to be a top 10 pick for sure, and top 5 is likely. I love Te'o and Tuitt and Justin Tuck and all of those guys, but Nix is the best defensive player we've had in the last decade or so. The team that grabs him gets an All-Pro for a decade at nose tackle.

I've put in some thought to what's more valuable/rare, an elite 2-gapper DE that is also an elite pass rusher (Tuitt), or a nose tackle that can be a constant backfield presence. I lean more toward the nose tackle in this case, even with a lot of teams prioritizing edge rushers. Nix is the next Vince Wilfork IMO.

stlnd01
08-18-2013, 11:20 PM
The worst part is that Oklahoma's center did.... You know, the guy Lou manhandled all game last year.

to be fair, OU's center knows it...

Gabe Ikard ‏@GabeIkard 17 Aug

@ChiTribHamilton @NDsidBertschy @NDatRivals No doubt that @1IrishChocolate is the best NG in the country.

As for Nix and his talent relative to other defensive players: He's a stud, no doubt. If he can stay healthy he'll have a long and fruitful NFL career. But I don't know that one can equate draft predictions with "best" player for us though. A lot of that comes down to what NFL teams value (War daddy nose tackles, yes. Middle linebackers? Not so much.) Also, this time last year Te'o was a top 10-15 pick. And then he went and had a season worthy of coming in second in the Heisman voting. And still...

NDPhilly
08-18-2013, 11:30 PM
God I hope my Eagles draft him. 49ers fans idk how your Defense was so good last year. Isaac Sopoaga may be the worst starting NG in the league.

Sherm Sticky
08-18-2013, 11:52 PM
God I hope my Eagles draft him. 49ers fans idk how your Defense was so good last year. Isaac Sopoaga may be the worst starting NG in the league.

That's why we let him go and have Ian Williams starting. Lol

irishroo
08-19-2013, 12:25 AM
NFL teams aren't letting big time nose tackles drop anymore. Nix is going to be a top 10 pick for sure, and top 5 is likely. I love Te'o and Tuitt and Justin Tuck and all of those guys, but Nix is the best defensive player we've had in the last decade or so. The team that grabs him gets an All-Pro for a decade at nose tackle.

I love Big Lou but I have to disagree here. Probably the best NFL prospect we've had on D in a decade, but best player is a different animal. Te'o is the most decorated defensive player (and, for that matter, player on either side of the ball) in the history of college football, and I don't think you can put Nix above him at this point.

TDHeysus
08-19-2013, 01:01 AM
I love Big Lou but I have to disagree here. Probably the best NFL prospect we've had on D in a decade, but best player is a different animal. Te'o is the most decorated defensive player (and, for that matter, player on either side of the ball) in the history of college football, and I don't think you can put Nix above him at this point.

not to diminish anything that Te'o did, because he is everything we all say he is, but I think even Te'o would agree that Louis Nix played a large (no pun intended) part in allowing Te'o to do what he was able to do. NG's, and even more so great NG's, are almost always unsung heroes, they get doubled-team pretty much on every single play(and sometimes chipped by a RB/FB). there are not any stats for occupying blockers and disrupting blocking schemes, but both of those are crucial to any defensive strategy. If your NG can be controlled by one blocker, your defense will suffer.

If your an effective NG, that means you have the same wallet that Jules from Pulp Fiction has.

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Jebediah Springfield
08-19-2013, 01:14 AM
I think I remember after the goal line stand against Stanford Teo jumping on Nix and yelling something like "you are the best player/NT(?) in football".

Anyone else remember that??

JTLA
08-19-2013, 02:45 AM
I think I remember after the goal line stand against Stanford Teo jumping on Nix and yelling something like "you are the best player/NT(?) in football".

Anyone else remember that??


ICON - Stanford Game Day - YouTube (http://youtu.be/VaQQ8JZuMzw?t=3m40s)

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ulukinatme
08-19-2013, 11:43 AM
I love Big Lou but I have to disagree here. Probably the best NFL prospect we've had on D in a decade, but best player is a different animal. Te'o is the most decorated defensive player (and, for that matter, player on either side of the ball) in the history of college football, and I don't think you can put Nix above him at this point.

Many awards are popularity contests though...and like it or not, had Te'o not been riding the media tidal wave after the stories broke about his grandma and the yet uncovered catfish, he probably wouldn't have won as many awards that he did. Great player, but critics were quick to point out that there have been LBs in recent years with better stats (Maybe not INTs) overall and didn't get a sniff of an award.

Kak7304
08-19-2013, 11:44 AM
not to diminish anything that Te'o did, because he is everything we all say he is, but I think even Te'o would agree that Louis Nix played a large (no pun intended) part in allowing Te'o to do what he was able to do. NG's, and even more so great NG's, are almost always unsung heroes, they get doubled-team pretty much on every single play(and sometimes chipped by a RB/FB). there are not any stats for occupying blockers and disrupting blocking schemes, but both of those are crucial to any defensive strategy. If your NG can be controlled by one blocker, your defense will suffer.

If your an effective NG, that means you have the same wallet that Jules from Pulp Fiction has.

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This is absolutely true. Te'o probably wouldn't have had the year he did without Nix in front of him. A great DT does for his MLB what a great OL does for a RB. Te'o would have done big things but Nix let him roam around the middle freely.

ulukinatme
08-26-2013, 02:05 AM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>It's about that time <a href="https://twitter.com/DOCnation_7">@docnation_7</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23BeastMode&amp;src=hash">#BeastMode</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ready&amp;src=hash">#ready</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23GoIrish&amp;src=hash">#GoIrish</a> <a href="http://t.co/YxV8yOnVNv">http://t.co/YxV8yOnVNv</a></p>&mdash; lOUIS NIX III (@1IrishChocolate) <a href="https://twitter.com/1IrishChocolate/statuses/371824893480148994">August 26, 2013</a></blockquote>
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vmgsf
08-26-2013, 06:25 AM
Nix looks good.

ulukinatme
08-26-2013, 11:59 AM
Nix looks good.

I read this as "Tuitt could lose a few more."

In all seriousness, I think they both look ready to go

NDdomer2
08-26-2013, 12:28 PM
nix looks asleep

Kak7304
08-26-2013, 12:41 PM
@1IrishChocolate: It's so hard to find my white friends in the dining hall. #NDproblems

woolybug25
08-26-2013, 02:08 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>It's about that time <a href="https://twitter.com/DOCnation_7">@docnation_7</a>
<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23BeastMode&amp;src=hash">#BeastMode</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ready&amp;src=hash">#ready</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23GoIrish&amp;src=hash">#GoIrish</a> <a href="http://t.co/YxV8yOnVNv">http://t.co/YxV8yOnVNv</a></p>&mdash; lOUIS NIX III (@1IrishChocolate) <a href="https://twitter.com/1IrishChocolate/statuses/371824893480148994">August 26, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Wasn't that taken by a professional photographer? The shadow on Tuitt ruins the pic.

FLDomer
08-26-2013, 02:31 PM
Wasn't that taken by a professional photographer? The shadow on Tuitt ruins the pic.

Thinking the same thing!

ulukinatme
08-26-2013, 02:42 PM
Wasn't that taken by a professional photographer? The shadow on Tuitt ruins the pic.

I like what the photographer did here. He wanted to convey the feeling that Nix is so large and imposing he blacks out even his DL brethren.

ND NYC
08-26-2013, 02:44 PM
anyone find it funny when nix puts on his "meanface" for pictures...its like he does it and then will start laughing right after the shutter on the camera clicks.

Kak7304
08-27-2013, 10:41 AM
Excellent article on Big Lou.

Notre Dame football: Nix’s future comes with a big smile - South Bend Tribune: Football (http://www.southbendtribune.com/sports/college/notredame/football/article_b5d338e0-0ebf-11e3-a20c-001a4bcf6878.html)



The big picture for Louis Nix III has a fake mustache painted on it and a laugh track, rather than a soundtrack, running in the background.

It’s not that the future — a serious future — hasn’t opened up to the 6-foot-3, 347-pound bundle of punch lines. It’s just that the Notre Dame senior nose guard, arguably the best at his position in college football, refuses to ever let the drama of life overtake his zest for it.

Who else would beg for a uniform number change — from his Kyle Rudolph tribute No. 9 to No. 1 this offseason — for nothing more than a chuckle?

“I really wanted to be double-zero or zero, but they said they don’t do that in college football,” said Nix, sitting in Notre Dame’s South Dining Hall, where he’s the dining experience equivalent of Norm on the former long-running sitcom “Cheers.”

In other words, everybody knows his name — and his infectious smile.

Getting No. 1 took some smooth talk with the top-ranked recruit in Notre Dame’s incoming freshman class, prodigious outside linebacker Jaylon Smith (who will now wear 9), and daily pestering of Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly.

“He is not exaggerating when he tells you guys (the media) that,” Nix said. “I really do bug him about things every day.”

Nix even connived to the point of getting Kelly’s right-hand woman, director of

football administration Beth Rex, on board when he wanted the Irish head coach to give Nix a snap at quarterback in ND’s spring wrap-up, the Blue-Gold Game, last April.

“The original plan was for me to get a snap at running back,” Nix said.

Then a week before the Irish intrasquad game, Nix read where South Carolina’s all-everything defensive end, Jadeveon Clowney, caught a touchdown pass in the Gamecocks’ spring game. So suddenly, running back wasn’t good enough.

“I said, ‘Coach, let’s get me in the shotgun and let me throw the ball.’ ” Nix said. “He was like, ‘I don’t know about all that.’

Then Rex intervened, and, well, Nix got his way on a two-point conversion attempt. Unable to read the defense on what was supposed to be a fade pattern, Nix tucked and stumbled into the end zone as would-be defenders cowered and scattered.

Several weeks later, at Notre Dame’s Fantasy Camp, Nix volunteered to help coach ... running backs, of course.

“They wanted to put an athletic guy over there,” he said smugly.

And perhaps, as well, they wanted a YouTube sensation, which Nix decidedly is after concocting a video series called “Chocolate News,” a sort of behind-the-scenes, slice-of-life look at the goofy side of Notre Dame football.

He constantly sprinkles his personality on Twitter, incorporates the catch-phrase, “Yada, yada, yada” into many of his narratives, admits to “probably” cheating at Monopoly and uses the same falsetto voice when recreating Kelly quotes as he does with his mother’s.

“He really always has been funny as far back as I can remember,” said Nix’s mom, Stephanie Wingfield, who has the giggle gene in strong supply herself.

Back in his hometown of Jacksonville, Fla., though, there are many who see Nix through a different prism. Especially the old guard from William M. Raines High School.

Some, like Greg Coleman, are scattered throughout the country in large part because of their athletic success.

Coleman, a former 12-year standout punter primarily with the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings, is one of more than 30 players Raines has pipelined into the league.

There are former NBA stars from Raines as well, including Leonard “Truck” Robinson, and ex-Major League baseball luminaries like Vince Coleman, Greg’s cousin and a prolific base stealer who pushed away his own promising NFL career not long after nailing a game-winning field goal for Florida A&M against the Miami Hurricanes in 1979.

The Kenny Burroughs, Harold Carmichaels and Brian Dawkinses of the Raines legacy share a brotherhood with their football contemporaries that went on to shine in law, medicine and the business world, guys like hedge fund manager and trader Renzer Bell.

They come back and give back.

They sponsor essay contests in the area for prize money to spark children’s interest in reading. They’ve provided college scholarships, funneled money to upgrade Raines’ once-primitive athletic facilities, bulldozed despair by showing the future what real-life heroes look like.

And they root for Louis Nix III. Oh, do they root for him.

“It’s a brotherhood, and Louis is the next generation,” said Greg Coleman, who counts his work with the Minnesota Vikings’ radio broadcast team as one of his many post-NFL functions.

“When I was coming through Raines, there was such a sense of pride. There was a sense of ownership. There was a sense of wanting to build a tradition. And these guys who are Louis’ age, they are standing on the shoulders of those who went before them.

“Some realize it now. Some won’t realize it until they are older and more mature.”

But the younger generation is also living in a different world, with different obstacles than the ones Coleman and his contemporaries transcended.

“The folly is the administration at Raines isn’t as good as it was in the early days,” Bell said, “because you still have extraordinary children there. They just don’t have the same support system and guidance.

“In the neighborhood, the homes have kind of turned over in some ways. The older people have kind of died out or moved away, but the athletes are still coming from the same blocks, the same streets that they did back in the ’60s and ’70s. That’s what’s interesting to me.

“I see them and I empathize and I understand. And when I look at them, I see me. And when they look at Louis Nix, they see potential. And I hope someday Louis looks at himself that way.

“From the first time I met him as a sixth-grader, I thought he’d be a special person, not just a special athlete. I’ve told him for years, ‘You’ve got brains, and your brains will take your further than football ever will.’ He makes everyone proud, but I think there’s a lot more in his tank.”

* * *

So flippantly resistant was the Jacksonville/Duval County School District about the 1954 landmark Brown vs. Board of Education desegregation case that still 11 years later, Raines High didn’t even have a dignified name or dignified purpose in its first year of existence (1965).

It was simply “School No. 165.”

Seven years before Jacksonville finally pushed through a loose interpretation of a desegregation plan, Florida statutes not only required that the students be separated by race, but even their books could not be stored together.

As Bell and so many others remember it, the school was built with the sole intention of keeping black students out of Jean Ribault High, located — as the crow flies — less than 10 football fields away on the other side of the railroad tracks ... and, at that time, the color line.

“A lot of this area used to be farmland and pastures for horses and stuff like that in the county,” Bell said. “When African-Americans moved out here, they moved from being renters in the city to home owners in the county. So Raines was conceived to, I guess, service the burgeoning African-American population.

“Right from the start, there was a pride of neighborhood. People had these little, flimsy screen doors, that they’d leave exposed, that you wouldn’t dream of doing today. You could just punch a hole in the screen and get into people’s houses. But nobody did that, because people respected each other to the degree that you weren’t going to do that.”

Meanwhile at Raines, Dr. Andrew Robinson, the school’s first principal, asked the school board if he could pick his own teachers.

“He had a vision for the school,” Bell said. “And he picked the best African-American teachers in the various disciplines that he could find. I suspect this was supposed to fail. ‘OK, we’re going to give him the teachers he says he wants, and we’re going to let him essentially hang himself.’ ”

Instead, from day one, Raines flourished.

To this day, Raines is the only Jacksonville public school to win a state championship in football since the state instituted a playoff system in 1963. The Vikings won the Class 4A title in 1997 and were runners-up in 1973.

The school has also won three boys basketball state titles, most recently in 2004, and three in boys track. They were persistent winners across the board in between the long tourney runs.

“Even now, when Raines kids step onto the field, they expect to be successful, and that started with a sense of community, where people looked out for children,” Bell said of the evolution of the Raines mystique. “If you did something wrong, you might get two or three butt whippings before you got home.”

“Right from the start, there was an attitude from the students who went to Raines and their families that they were going to be successful,” said Burroughs. “You felt like it was OK to dream there.”

But institutional racism pruned some of those dreams. The early generation of Raines’ athletic standouts had to play up North or at historically black colleges if they stayed in the South since football opportunities at the Florida’s FBS colleges and many other pockets in the South were limited or didn’t exist.

People look at Florida, Florida State and Miami now and go wow,” Bell said. “The demographic didn’t change. These are the sons of the same guys who couldn’t play there 30 years earlier.”

Those doors were wide open by the time Nix arrived at Raines as a freshman, roughly four decades after his father, Louis Nix Sr., did the same, but closed minds pocked his road to Notre Dame.

Those who ran the Notre Dame admissions office weren’t among them, though. The mythology has been consistent over decades — when Irish football fortunes begin to ascend, the presumption is that the academic bar has been lowered, a tenet ND associate vice president for undergraduate enrollment Don Bishop says does not match reality.

What former Irish head coach Charlie Weis and now Kelly have done is mine talent at high schools that had been out of Notre Dame’s profile loop. Nix, with the exception of a hiccup his freshman year at Raines, has been an honors student since elementary school. He’s also the only student from his high school since at least 1980 (when ND’s admissions records were computerized) to attend Notre Dame.

Bell first met Nix when he was in elementary school and the latter had entered one of his sponsored essay contests. Their paths continued to cross coincidentally, then later purposefully, and Bell became a mentor for Nix, especially when it came to educational opportunities.

“I never told Louis where he should go to college,” Bell said. “But I did tell him, ‘Don’t go to sleep on the academic schools. When the band stops playing, do they know you? Is there a network that’s going to embrace you and help you get on your way as a man in the world, starting in business and in life?’

“So often with schools that didn’t take academics seriously, when the band stopped playing, it was like, ‘We appreciate your services, but we don’t need you anymore.’ I said, ‘Do you want this kind experience for yourself?’

“Ultimately, I felt the comfort zone of Florida schools is probably what he would settle with.”

Nix initially did commit to Miami, but left a back door open for the Irish. What ensued over the months that followed illustrates just what Kelly and his staff now face (and Weis in this instance) when they try to extract a prospect out of SEC/ACC country.

Nix took a couple of visits to Notre Dame with financial and logistical help from Bell. That included an appearance at the Irish football camp the summer before his senior year at Raines.

As Nix’s perceived interest in the Irish swelled, the recruiting got more contentious, especially close to home. According to Bell and Nix’s mother, members of Raines’ coaching staff and administration tried to sway him back to Miami.

One assistant even showed up at Nix’s house to tell Nix’s stepfather the defensive line standout would be ineligible if Nix attended Notre Dame, because Bell had become “a side agent.”

Bell allayed Nix’s fears and confronted the Miami-smitten contingent at the school.

“You had people he trusted trying to talk him out of Notre Dame and telling lies to justify it,” Bell said. “You may not like Notre Dame, and that’s fine, but it shows a lack of depth in their thinking to try to do what they did.

“The kids on the team and in the hallways looked at him strange, but they were taking their cues from what adults were saying.”

Nix held strong and privately verbaled to Weis weeks before the head coach was purged and Nix’s commitment became public in December — mere days before Kelly was hired.

“Greg Coleman was one of the guys that talked to me about that and helped me keep my head on straight through all of that,” Nix said. “He told me that if you just do the right things, you can make it, and Notre Dame’s a great school. Stuff like that.

“That gave me the motivation that I could make it, because coming out of Florida, people in Florida will tell you, ‘If you go to a school like this, you won’t make it. You’re going to be right back down in Florida.’ And at one time, I thought that, too.

“But I kept pushing at it, and my family was behind me. And now, when kids see I went to their high school and I’ve been successful at Notre Dame, I think it helps the kids out a lot. It lets him know you can make it here, or you can have the same opportunities. You’ve just got to work at it.”

* * *

Nix said he wants to go back to Raines to stir the next generation of success, to see his family, maybe even to change that corner of the world, but the timing isn’t right in his mind. Not now.

During ND’s roughly four-week interlude between the end of the spring semester and the start of summer school, Nix headed to the Phoenix area with Irish teammates Kendall Moore and Prince Shembo to train with former Irish wide receiver Davonte’ Neal’s dad, Luke Neal, a personal trainer, and to keep a low profile.

“I didn’t want to go home, because nothing good could have come of that,” Nix said. “You do your best to stay out of trouble. It’s my last year at Notre Dame. I don’t need to get into nothing.

“Jacksonville’s a great city, but there are sides of town that are not so good. I happen to be on one of those sides of town. At first, you want to go home all the time, because you want to see your family. But you’re also going to see the same guys on the same steps. Stuff is bad. My mom understands that.”

All too well, in fact.

Bell acknowledges the neighborhood around Raines has decayed. He blames crack and the trickle-down toll the drug takes on the family structure.

“During the time I would have been home in May, a guy got shot in the face on my street,” Nix said. “There are people I went to high school with who are already dead. I’ve seen too much death, been to too many funerals.”

And none more painful than that of his oldest brother, Louis Anthony Nix Jr., who police still consider a murder victim. Nix Jr. was 30 years old at the time. Nix III was just finishing up middle school.

“People heard about it on the radio, and some of them thought it was me at first,” Nix III said. “I laughed it off, until I found out it was my brother. I had just seen him the day before. He had given me a couple of bucks to get a snack at school.

“I didn’t cry at the funeral, but when I got home, it hit me and I broke down in my room. I still think about him a lot.”

And he thinks about his family still living in that environment. That’s one of the reasons Nix strongly considered putting his name into the 2013 NFL Draft and leaving college eligibility and his degree on the table.

He wanted to pay for a knee replacement for his mom, who works at a hospital bistro, and to move her out of harm’s way.

Nix’s mom, Stephanie Wingfield, swiftly and decisively vetoed the notion of Nix walking away from South Bend without a degree.

“Education is important,” Wingfield said. “I realize he’s a good football player, but the NFL is still going to be there in 2014. Why not get your degree and have that with you?

“He knows I don’t play. If he would have even considered it, I would have gone on every TV station and talked to every newspaper in this country telling people he should stay in school. I want him to be an example for his little brothers. Education is the way to change your life, change the world.”

Wingfield seems to have the same effect on people, with her heart.

“My mom is a strong, God-fearing woman,” Nix said. “She loves to go to church. One thing I love about my mom is she loves to help everybody out. At one point in time one of her friends at church, they didn’t have rent for their apartment. They were about to get kicked out.

“My mom, who doesn’t even have money herself, gave her the rent money. My first reaction was , ‘Mom, don’t do that. You need it.’

“She’s like, ‘I’ll be all right. God got me so many blessings’ ... stuff like that, so she’s a spiritual person. She would help anybody out if you need it, no matter what. Sometimes I feel like people use her. She doesn’t feel that way. She thinks she’s doing her Godly deed, and I can’t stop her.”

He can’t stop her from calling every day, either — not that he’d want to.

“If he doesn’t pick up, I’ll call 10 or 15 more times and leave messages every time,” she said.

And Nix can’t stop her from befriending fans who want to get close to her son. Once, during one of the few times Nix did get back to Jacksonville, a stranger reached out to him on Facebook and wanted to get together.

Nix politely declined, but his mom saw the invitation when Nix left the page up on his computer. Later that night, she asked Nix to take her out to dinner.

“I’m like, ‘Mom, I’m tired. Please. I was running, I’m sore.’ ” he recounted.

“She’s like, ‘Do it for me.’

“So you’ve GOT to do it. So when we get to Applebee’s, I find out she invited the guy from Facebook to dinner. I didn’t have a problem with it. I thought it was real nice. ‘All right mom, I’ll let you slide on this one.’”

And he admits, he may have to let the whole idea of moving her slide as well.

“When I tell her I’ve got to get her up out of here, she says, ‘Knock down my house and build another one right where it’s at.’ ”

“She loves where she is. She loves her friends and neighbors. She says she’d needed there. It’s a fight with her I’m not sure I can win.”

* * *

The papers from the NFL Draft Advisory Board arrived in the mail two days after Nix announced he was returning to Notre Dame for the 2013 season. Technically, he could return for the 2014 season as well, since he redshirted as a freshman, but he doesn’t even present the pretense that might happen.

“I open that letter,” Nix said, “and it says, at the most first round. I’m like, ‘Oh, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, whoaaaaaaaa!’ I was thinking second or third, but first? I told (then-ND director of football personnel) Tim McDonnell, ‘I’m going to have another talk with coach Kelly.’ I was just playing around, though.

“Then it was on my mind for a while. At the end of the day, I still have that paper with me. I keep it on my desk. I just look at it from time to time. It just showed me I can play and I can still make it to the first round if I just keep playing hard and keep balling out. And I feel like my game elevates every year. Hopefully, it skyrockets this year.”

It certainly did in 2012. Nix ended the spring of that year second on the depth chart to converted end Kona Schwenke, then accelerated into a season worthy of All-America recognition, though somehow it escaped him until the preseason magazines started coming out this summer.

“He’s one of the most ferocious competitors,” Irish defensive line coach Mike Elston offered. “Watch the Alabama game. He was competing on every single play.

“He’s trying to impact every single play. He’s forcing the offense to do things that they’re not necessarily going to have to do against other teams because of the way he plays. He’s a very important player who can change the game at any time. And he changes the mind-set of those offensive linemen across from him. They really have to pay attention to him.”

“Honestly, I always thought I had talent, but never knew where it could take me,” Nix said. “I had no clue I’d be in college. I had no clue I’d end up playing college football. I had no clue I’d be at Notre Dame. I never knew it existed. Hunchback of Notre Dame was all I knew.

“When I look at it that way, it makes me think about wanting to influence people, more than just my little brothers. I guess Mr. Bell was right about that, too. He’s kind of like your parents. Sometimes you hear stuff from them that you know is true, but you either have to hear it from someone else too or think about it for a while before you take it in and believe it.”

Then the seriousness leaves him for a moment, and you can see the comedic wheels turning in his mind.

“You know what my real goal is?” he poses. “To be able to walk when I’m 35.”

He laughs at the mental picture of that, takes another bite of his lunch, and smiles big.

“You know as much as I want to do good things, I have to tell you I have done my share of bad things,” he said. “Things I shouldn’t have said or did. Luckily, I didn’t get in trouble for most of it.

“The older guys from Raines who have talked to me, they showed me why trying to do good is important and how much that can spread and what good it can do. But like any other dream — being a first-round draft choice, getting a degree from Notre Dame — you’ve got to fight for it. Well, I’m ready for the fight.”

ulukinatme
08-27-2013, 12:09 PM
Very cool, thanks for posting, reps. This was my favorite part:

As Nix’s perceived interest in the Irish swelled, the recruiting got more contentious, especially close to home. According to Bell and Nix’s mother, members of Raines’ coaching staff and administration tried to sway him back to Miami.

One assistant even showed up at Nix’s house to tell Nix’s stepfather the defensive line standout would be ineligible if Nix attended Notre Dame, because Bell had become “a side agent.”

Bell allayed Nix’s fears and confronted the Miami-smitten contingent at the school.

“You had people he trusted trying to talk him out of Notre Dame and telling lies to justify it,” Bell said. “You may not like Notre Dame, and that’s fine, but it shows a lack of depth in their thinking to try to do what they did.

“The kids on the team and in the hallways looked at him strange, but they were taking their cues from what adults were saying.”

Nix held strong and privately verbaled to Weis weeks before the head coach was purged and Nix’s commitment became public in December — mere days before Kelly was hired.

“Greg Coleman was one of the guys that talked to me about that and helped me keep my head on straight through all of that,” Nix said. “He told me that if you just do the right things, you can make it, and Notre Dame’s a great school. Stuff like that.

“That gave me the motivation that I could make it, because coming out of Florida, people in Florida will tell you, ‘If you go to a school like this, you won’t make it. You’re going to be right back down in Florida.’ And at one time, I thought that, too.

“But I kept pushing at it, and my family was behind me. And now, when kids see I went to their high school and I’ve been successful at Notre Dame, I think it helps the kids out a lot. It lets him know you can make it here, or you can have the same opportunities. You’ve just got to work at it.”

Great article. I knew his family had it bad, but I had no idea what their situation was really like. Makes you really respect him for coming back to earn that degree when he could have chased the easy money last year.

bigedefense
08-27-2013, 01:36 PM
That was one great read! I printed it out and I am going to give it to some of my players that think they have it tough. This young man is a success and will be a great mentor to many young people in the future!

Irish Insanity
08-27-2013, 09:06 PM
Great article. Thanks for posting. And I know we label several great players Notre Dame Men, but reading that he deserves the title Notre Dame Legend.

GoldenIsThyFame
08-28-2013, 06:54 PM
3rd on Kiper's new Big Board behind only Clowney and Bridgewater.

Luckylucci
08-28-2013, 07:03 PM
I sure hope so.

Meacon Irish
08-28-2013, 07:16 PM
I'll wait a few months before I give a hoot what Kiper says. He had friggin' Logan Thomas as a top pick in his pre-season mock draft last year haha.

drayer54
08-28-2013, 07:18 PM
Great article. Thanks for posting. And I know we label several great players Notre Dame Men, but reading that he deserves the title Notre Dame Legend.

He was my favorite on the defense last year and this year. He's more valuable than Bridgewater and deserves a sweet paycheck next spring.

DomeX2 eNVy
08-28-2013, 07:20 PM
3rd on Kiper's new Big Board behind only Clowney and Bridgewater.

But not good enough for Herbie. smh

I know which one would mean more to me if I was Big Lou. $$$$$$$$ > Herbie award

Kak7304
09-11-2013, 08:21 PM
For those who have been complaining about the lack of productivity on the DL:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Louis Nix on preseason All American talk: &quot;I get frustrated with that because people expect me to make Manti tackles. That's not my job.&quot;</p>&mdash; Rachel Terlep (@eTruth_Irish) <a href="https://twitter.com/eTruth_Irish/statuses/377948429391261696">September 12, 2013</a></blockquote>
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GowerND11
09-11-2013, 09:04 PM
For those who have been complaining about the lack of productivity on the DL:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Louis Nix on preseason All American talk: &quot;I get frustrated with that because people expect me to make Manti tackles. That's not my job.&quot;</p>&mdash; Rachel Terlep (@eTruth_Irish) <a href="https://twitter.com/eTruth_Irish/statuses/377948429391261696">September 12, 2013</a></blockquote>
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That's perfect!

Old Man Mike
09-11-2013, 10:07 PM
Big Lou is the best... maybe the best NT we ever had. I'll never look at him and do anything but smile and thank the Lord.

BeauBenken
09-11-2013, 10:12 PM
For those who have been complaining about the lack of productivity on the DL:

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He's so fricking right though. He shouldn't be getting a bunch of tackles. Hell! No teams should want to run at the guy!

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Kak7304
09-11-2013, 10:36 PM
Maturity redirecting Louis Nix’s focus at Notre Dame (http://www.elkharttruth.com/article/20130911/SPORT02/709119890)

NOTRE DAME— If Louis Nix never reads another conversation about him being a preseason All-American, it’ll be fine by him.

Don’t even think about telling him he’s currently No. 3 on Mel Kiper Jr.’s NFL draft board.

For a player who once craved the attention given former teammate Manti Te’o, Nix doesn’t like hearing outside talk of his expectations as an All-American, especially when supporters get frustrated that he isn’t the Te’o of the defensive line.

“I really don’t like it,” Nix said of the talk about his preseason accolades. “Because for some reason, people said I’m an All-American or whatever. They expect me to make 10 tackles and I don’t think they watch me. Last year, I barely made a tackle a game.”

Nix’s deadpan sense of humor and frank delivery during interviews made him a media darling and a fan favorite last season. His Twitter account nears 27,000 followers and his Chocolate News YouTube channel — which hasn’t been updated since Aug. 31, 2012 — garnered thousands of views per episode.

But Nix has been less of a media staple during the first weeks of the season, keeping away from the cameras in favor of teammates TJ Jones, Dan Fox and Amir Carlisle. He spoke to reporters after practice on Wednesday, Sept. 11, for the first time since Media Day on Aug. 21.

He was more subdued than usual. While glimpses of the humor were still there — “I miss you guys,” he said to a crowd of reporters — he was mostly all business.

It’s not that Nix is tired of his celebrity. He just has more important things to take care of right now, such as graduating in December.

“I had to get my mind right,” Nix said. “A lot of stuff at home, a lot of stuff at school. I’m trying to get out of here by December. I have all my credits. Just getting my stuff in order.”

Head coach Brian Kelly has seen the mental changes in Nix this year, saying the senior nose tackle is a more mature, open-minded player than he used to be.

“His professionalism has been outstanding, and you can see it on Saturday where we were getting into some extended drives,” Kelly said. “He wouldn’t come to the sideline and be, you know, pointing a finger. It would be, ‘All right, what do we got to do here.’ I think that’s a sign of maturity and a guy that’s battling his butt off, getting doubleteamed in there and still giving us really good information.”

Through the first two games, Nix has been shouldering double-team coverage, freeing up teammates Stephon Tuitt, Sheldon Day and Ishaq Williams’ paths to the quarterback.

While in years past, that responsibility would have frustrated Nix, he understands his role on the defense better than ever before.

“Based on the defense we run, it’s my job to take double teams,” he said. “I just do my job. I take my double teams how I get them. Now I communicate with my coaches and teammates more than get mad at the whole situation.”

Flashes of that frustration cropped up in the season-opener against Temple, when Nix was flagged for two offsides penalties and a personal foul. Nix reined in his emotions for the Michigan game, playing a much better game against the Wolverines.

“I got level-headed, got myself together,” Nix said. “I can’t be too anxious to hit somebody. I need to calm down.”

Meanwhile, he’d like everyone else to learn his job on the defense.

‘I don’t think people know actually what I do because people expect me to make Manti tackles and interceptions,” he said. “That’s not my job.”

Kak7304
09-12-2013, 08:49 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Irish&amp;src=hash">#Irish</a> coaching staff not happy with Louis Nix III. People close to the program say he is 20 LBS over weight. 1 tackle total on the year.</p>&mdash; Del Yates (@Hollywood_Yates) <a href="https://twitter.com/Hollywood_Yates/statuses/378313010864873473">September 13, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Thoughts? Personally, I think it's BS and maybe he mixed up Tuitt and Nix. I thought Lou has been great all year.

TheChosen1
09-12-2013, 08:52 PM
Not true. After the game BK said he played his best game yet. He also played almost 60 snaps. And Tuitt I think played 64.Nothing to see here

Kak7304
09-12-2013, 08:53 PM
Not true. After the game BK said he played his best game yet. He also played almost 60 snaps. And Tuitt I think played 64.Nothing to see here

Not to mention, Lou has more than 1 tackle. I have no idea what this dude is talking about.

loomis41973
09-12-2013, 09:06 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Irish&amp;src=hash">#Irish</a> coaching staff not happy with Louis Nix III. People close to the program say he is 20 LBS over weight. 1 tackle total on the year.</p>&mdash; Del Yates (@Hollywood_Yates) <a href="https://twitter.com/Hollywood_Yates/statuses/378313010864873473">September 13, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Thoughts? Personally, I think it's BS and maybe he mixed up Tuitt and Nix. I thought Lou has been great all year.


If they aren't happy with Lewis....we need a new "coaching staff"

Who tf is this yates guy

Booslum31
09-12-2013, 09:41 PM
If they aren't happy with Lewis....we need a new "coaching staff"

Who tf is this yates guy

Well he's from Hollywood...which pretty much explains a lot.

goldandblue
09-12-2013, 09:41 PM
Who tf is this yates guy

My thoughts exactly.

CHIDomer9
09-12-2013, 09:46 PM
Well he's from Hollywood...which pretty much explains a lot.

He's trying to be Chet Coppock. Which means he's trying to be a quasi provocative name dropper whose time has passed.

Kak7304
09-12-2013, 10:15 PM
And Lou with the quality reply:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/Hollywood_Yates">@Hollywood_Yates</a> 20 LBS of chocolate i swear lol</p>&mdash; lOUIS NIX III (@1IrishChocolate) <a href="https://twitter.com/1IrishChocolate/statuses/378340588086521857">September 13, 2013</a></blockquote>
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stlnd01
09-13-2013, 12:05 AM
Dude writes for a website called majoronions.com.
And he still considers Diaco one of the hottest assistant coaches in college football. Did he not see the 41 Michigan dropped on Saturday?

RDU Irish
09-13-2013, 10:25 AM
From UND.com - Nix has 5 total tackles - 4 solo and one assisted tackle, one TFL

Tuitt has 3 total, 2 solo + one assist - one sack and an INT

Sounds like more bodies in the rotation is in the game plan. I don't like seeing Nix and Tuitt taking 60+ snaps in a game.

Bogtrotter07
09-13-2013, 10:55 AM
Nix had five against Michigan if I remember correctly. I thought he had one against Temple? Why the difference? This guy needs to know the dink and dunk of Temple, in addition to being double and triple teamed 65% of the night explains a lot.

I heard someone bad mouth Tuitt, too; a sports repoter (would be), not a board member. Fvck them all. There are only so many talking head IQ points floating around. More talking heads, lower average IQ's.

Anyone who wants to rip a kid after the disastrous game plan both ways Saturday night last, good luck, and god bless! That is just proof of stupidity!

Irishbounty28
09-13-2013, 11:14 AM
Nix had five against Michigan if I remember correctly. I thought he had one against Temple? Why the difference? This guy needs to know the dink and dunk of Temple, in addition to being double and triple teamed 65% of the night explains a lot.

I heard someone bad mouth Tuitt, too; a sports repoter (would be), not a board member. Fvck them all. There are only so many talking head IQ points floating around. More talking heads, lower average IQ's.

Anyone who wants to rip a kid after the disastrous game plan both ways Saturday night last, good luck, and god bless! That is just proof of stupidity!
I agree. They are obviously doing it to move the blotter a little bit and get views on whatever they are reporting. Sensationalism is what gets people to read your stuff, not facts.

How many hits would they get if they explained the nuances of the 3-4 defense, and how defensive lineman are space eaters allowing linebackers to come up and make tackles. I would be willing to bet that there is not a defensive lineman in the nation making incredible amounts of tackles each game, and it isn't because there are no good dlineman around.

Nix is playing his role on the defense and taking up blockers, which should in turn pay dividends for our linebackers. I also have a hard time believing that the coaches are not happy with his play. I mean didn't Kelly just refer to him as a BEAST in the press conference. I think that says it all.

Kak7304
09-13-2013, 12:26 PM
Even Todd McShay moved Lou up to #3 on his draft board because of his performance this year.

Luckylucci
09-13-2013, 01:23 PM
I really hope the D comes out the rest of the year with something to prove and kicks a$$ and takes names. This could go one of two ways and I feel with this team and our staff it will be the way I see it.

PANDFAN
09-20-2013, 02:36 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23IrishChocolate&amp;src=hash">#IrishChocolate</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23IrishCream&amp;src=hash">#IrishCream</a> just looking cool like always....<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23goirish&amp;src=hash">#goirish</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Gameweek&amp;src=hash">#Gameweek</a> <a href="http://t.co/sBwcJFoaum">http://t.co/sBwcJFoaum</a></p>&mdash; lOUIS NIX III (@1IrishChocolate) <a href="https://twitter.com/1IrishChocolate/statuses/381123840677773312">September 20, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Bogtrotter07
09-20-2013, 11:58 PM
Brian Kelly = Irish Cream; I almost died.

dshans
09-21-2013, 12:53 AM
Does this make Michael Floyd "Irish Coffee" trying to rally after a long night?



Too soon? Too judgmental? Too stupid?

IrishSteelhead
09-24-2013, 08:30 PM
Dropped to 24th overall pick on SI's weekly mock draft.

koonja
09-24-2013, 08:32 PM
Dropped to 24th overall pick on SI's weekly mock draft.

Do you know if Tuitt is still in 1st round? If Nix dropped that far I'd imagine Tuitt's 2nd rounder at this point.

IrishSteelhead
09-24-2013, 08:33 PM
Tuitt 28th. The commentary for both was they would be steals that late.

fightingirish26
10-24-2013, 05:29 PM
Out against Air Force with shoulder injury. Guess that's due to USC basically trying to rip his arms off.

EDIT: now Kelly says its knee tendinitis. Idk

ThePiombino
10-24-2013, 05:33 PM
As per Hamilton:

News from #NotreDame: Christian Lombard out for year (back surgery) and Louis Nix (shoulder) won't travel to Air Force.

yankeeND
10-24-2013, 05:34 PM
Out against Air Force with shoulder injury. Guess that's due to USC basically trying to rip his arms off.

EDIT: now Kelly says its knee tendinitis. Idk

It's called, lets not let our star deal with cut blocks against an inferior opponent itis. ;)

Ultimate Penn St. Hater
10-24-2013, 06:07 PM
I feel bad for Big Lou. Hope he gets healed up quickly.

NoJusticeNoPeace
10-24-2013, 06:11 PM
This will be a good tryout for backup NTs going into 2014.

loomis41973
10-24-2013, 06:13 PM
Good choice.

RyCo1983
10-24-2013, 06:14 PM
It's called, lets not let our star deal with cut blocks against an inferior opponent itis. ;)

My thoughts exactly

koonja
10-24-2013, 06:16 PM
Left behind? Sounds like a transfer.

Cackalacky
10-24-2013, 06:27 PM
Out against Air Force with shoulder injury. Guess that's due to USC basically trying to rip his arms off.

EDIT: now Kelly says its knee tendinitis. Idk

I remember him getting blown up behind the line and landing on his shoulder during USC. I can't remember which half it was in but he finished the game. I hope it is not both.

yankeehater
10-25-2013, 12:26 AM
Per ESPN, Nix will not be making the trip to Colorado (Air Force). Blaming it on knee tendinitis.

NDdomer2
10-25-2013, 09:17 AM
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PANDFAN
10-29-2013, 04:15 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Bennie Logan has flashed potential but I wonder if Notre Dame NT Louis Nix may now be in the mix for the Eagles after trading Isaac Sopoaga.</p>&mdash; Scott Wright (@DraftCountdown) <a href="https://twitter.com/DraftCountdown/statuses/395276380268539904">October 29, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Sherm Sticky
10-29-2013, 05:20 PM
Lord hope he doesn't go to that dumpster fire.