Former Notre Dame Defender Trolls Ex-DC Mike Elko Over Playoff Tweet

Former Notre Dame and current Texas A&M defensive coordinator was understandably a little frustrated when the Aggies were left out of the playoffs while a team that played six games, Ohio State, essentially got a free pass from the committee and the talking heads at ESPN. He tweeted out those frustrations with one of his former players doing a bit of trolling in response.

It’s not clear who Elko’s tweet was in response to, but if it was in response to ESPN gushing over six win Ohio State, I can’t blame him at all. At the same time, there isn’t a whole lot of love lost between Notre Dame and Elko, so Jalen Elliott’s response to his former coach of one whole season also made me laugh.

When ESPN announced Ohio State was in, their studio crew actually made a case for Ohio State making it because Justin Fields as struggled and they won ugly. Yes, apparently when you are Ohio State, winning ugly is actually a sign of playoff worthiness. When you are anyone else, it’s a negative on your resume. Having two former Buckeyes – Joey Galloway and Kirk Herbstreit – on the panel gushing over the Buckeyes probably made the show even tougher to digest for those on the outside looking in.

Elliott played for one season under Elko in 2017 before Elko bolted for College Station for the same role he had with the Irish for a bag of cash. Elliott also played a year under Clark Lea before pursuing a NFL career.

Former Notre Dame players have been pretty vocal on Twitter today. Before Elliott had some fun at his former DC’s expense, Keivarae Russell tweeted out his frustrations on Notre Dame falling flat in another big game.

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12 Comments

  1. “david,”

    I agree with much of what you say, wherever you loyalties lay.

    But, if you’re not an ND fan, then you are just a troll. Plain and simple. A sad, sorry, pathetic troll who is too chicken shit to man-up and admit so!

    If your life is so sad, “david” (aka., “David”, “dav”, “Beatha Breath”, “Angry Eagle”, or whatever) you need to be a troll, then truly no one on here owes YOU anything!

    Believe me when I say, “david”, if you stopped posting I won’t mind the least. I’ve been saying much of what you’ve been saying long before you and your other alter egos got on here. I’ve been saying so more intelligently. And, Lord willing, I’ll be saying so long after you’ve changed your screen name at UHND for the Nth time!

    GO IRISH!

    1. ND under Kelly is a joke. In Div2 under Kelly, ND fans could pretend they’re reliving the Rockne days.
      But in Big Boy football, it is roadkill. And worse, an impediment for the more deserving but less influential teams to get their shot.

      Be somebody else’s mom.

  2. Clemson is gonna smoke Ohio state just like they did Notre dame, anyone that thanks any different dosnt watch football, It’s all about the eye test

  3. So this will be the last playoff with amateur athletes most likely:

    Booker, Senators Announce College Athletes Bill of Rights
    Landmark proposal would guarantee fair and equitable compensation, enforceable safety standards, and improved educational opportunities for all college athletes
    AUGUST 13, 2020
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), along with Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Brian Schatz (D-HI), today announced the framework for a new college athletes bill of rights that will advance justice and opportunity for college athletes. The proposal will guarantee fair and equitable compensation, enforceable health and safety standards, and improved educational opportunities for all college athletes.

    There’s much more in the details (which David doesn’t know how to read).

    But suffice to say, when this passes, athletes will be professionals with revenue sharing. While totally fair to the athletes, it will ruin the spirit of collegiate athletics.

    1. “the spirit of collegiate athletics”….the nostalgic deceit that keeps the ugly truth of bigtime college business rolling.

      Clearly, money changing hands under the table to get kids enrolled in a big-time university is only a crime if the kid CAN’T play the sport they allege.
      But if they can, let the free market rule.

  4. Six games dose a season make. Hell mo. The Irsh beat the number one team in the country at the time. They played 11 games . And i can’t wait to see what Clemson dose to Ohio State.

    1. If Ohio State beats a full-roster Clemson, and then a full-roster Alabama, they are deserving champions.
      And if they lose, I’ll bet they show up and at least make it a game.

      For ND fans to be moaning about who else made the playoff? When it just laid the latest in the large, pitiful eggs it always does when it matters (well, in theory it’s supposed to matter)……well, that’s just pathetic.

  5. Ohio State has the credibility that comes from performing well under the spotlight.
    ND not only has not earned a similarly favorable bias, it has instead built a track record of abject failure.

    No one expects ND to even give Alabama a game. It’s like a bye.

    1. David the Brony Buckeye. When you say no one, does that mean your imaginary friends in your basement? Hope your mom is ready to bring food down during the Buckeye Clemson game and then a hanky when your Buckeyes get their asses kicked. Texas A&M should be in instead of Ohio State.

      As for ND versus Bama, we’ll see. You don’t really know football, its just a way for you to look at men. (Hope you and Burghy have a nice wedding, if that so of thing is legal in Ohio). But if you see the Irish players this year, on talent and when the coaches have both a good scheme going in AND the ability to adjust, you have to know that ND can match up and compete with Bama. Ohio St. can’t sorry there David old Brony man/boy lover.

      The rest of the way totally depends on a much better offensive scheme, and a defense able to keep it together.

      Finally, Clark Lea is a much better DC than Elko. He’ll be a lot harder to replace.

      PS. David, get some cahones and tell the folks in this forum who you really root for. Stop being a coward of a troll. And while you are at it, let us know your address.

      1. “C-Dog”,

        I thought “david” answered my question to that effect as a ND fan.

        If he’s not, and I encourage him to clearly state or re-state what team he cheers on (of course, how would we really know?!), then you’re right and he’s just a c;lassless troll (no better than the inane “Ron Burgundy”).

        Having said that, sadly, much of what “david” or “David” or “dav” (same person, mind you) say is true. Of course, I have said some of the same things on here for years (using one and only pen name!). But you’re right, “C-Dog,” it’s one thing for a true ND fan to be critical of the Irish and another thing for a troll to be so.

        GO IRISH!

      2. Kelly is a fraud who should have been fired long ago.
        You kool-aid swilling fools make me laugh.
        As far as a pledge of allegiance, I owe YOU nothing.
        Don’t read my comments…I won’t mind in the least.

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