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Notre Dame Football: Fool’s Gold Or 24K?

Kai Mahmood

Kai Mahmood

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According to Kelly, Notre Dame “finally got it right” with the gold look of the helmet. The new gold helmets from the team’s Shamrock Series game in 2015 are going for between $1,649.95 and $2,695 on eBay. Will the luck continue in the 2016 season? The Irish have two dependable and experienced quarterbacks in DeShone Kizer and Malik Zaire and have stockpiled enough talent to maybe not replace Will Fuller at wide receiver but be adequate enough to win games. The Irish open with a team in Texas that they dismantled rather easily last year and most likely will do the same this year. Using the current price of gold if the bucket were full it would equate to roughly 11,700 ounces of gold at $1357.57 per ounce or nearly $16 million.

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Notre Dame football helmets have evolved over the years. The color of the helmets are more consistent from helmet to helmet and involve the use of 23.9 karat gold flake. If Torii Hunter Jr. So what does a game used Notre Dame helmet painted with actual gold, cost? According to information available on Heritage Auctions, one of those early gold helmets from the 1950s goes for around $1,100, a helmet from the 1970s, about $1,800, and a helmet from the 1980s only fetched $448. Can the Notre Dame players shine on the field as bright as their helmets or are they more fool’s gold than real gold? Either way, they will be one of the best-looking teams, at least according to Fox Sports who ranked the Notre Dame the fourth best uniform in football. A former student manager has divulged information about the painting process including that the gold is stored in a five-gallon bucket in the stadium, and four level spoonfuls of gold dust are used in a vat of regular gloss paint. It is not clear whether the five-gallon bucket is full of gold dust or this is simply the size of the container. Even if the bucket were only a quarter full of gold, it would still be worth $4 million.

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The schedule is not as challenging as in past seasons. Perhaps the most distinct and iconic image of the football program is the gold helmet which the Fightin’ Irish began wearing in the 1950s. The “Play Like a Champion Today” sign, the player walk before each game which passes in front of “Touchdown Jesus,” the ultimate underdog story epitomized by Daniel Eugene “Rudy” Ruettiger and Knute Rockne’s “Win One for the Gipper” speech are all indelible images of Notre Dame football. Sheldon Day, Romeo Okwara, and perhaps most importantly, Jaylon Smith are gone from a year ago which forces the defense to be retooled. The Baylor helmet was all chrome, and while it was nice and shiny, it contained no gold. Before you start planning the greatest gold heist in the history of college football, it is important to realize these numbers are most likely inflated. Brian Kelly became the head coach at Notre Dame in 2009 and changed the look and design process of the gold helmets in 2011. Without their best pass rusher from a year ago in Okwara and their best linebacker, Smith, the defensive secondary could be exposed. can emerge as a legitimate number one target for the Irish quarterback and the run game can get going behind an experienced offensive line, the defense may have the time they need to develop into a decent unit. The offensive line will be good despite the loss of Ronnie Stanley.

So has the luck of the Irish changed with the helmet redesign? Since 2011, Notre Dame is 47-18 with an appearance in the national championship game. With three returning starters on the line, Tarean Folston should be more than sufficient running the ball after coming back from his knee injury. The three challenges on the schedule for Notre Dame are against Michigan State, who lost the school’s all-time passing leader in Connor Cook, against Stanford who boasts Heisman contender Christian McCaffrey, and the last game of the season against rival Southern Cal. However if the Irish can contend for the title, they will return to the elite level in college football.

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The helmets are repainted for every game, and if four level spoonfuls are used per game or about 37 troy ounces, the value of Notre Dame helmets for each game would be a little over $50,000 given 100 players per game. Does not seem right that a helmet made of real gold from a traditional national power like Notre Dame is not worth as much as a chrome helmet from an upstart and now most likely defunct program like Baylor. A fourteen game season would involve $700,000 worth of gold or about $7,000 per player per season. Baylor sold all 100 helmets which resulted in $130,000 of profit for their booster club. Gold leaf is very thin and susceptible to the elements making it necessary to periodically regild the dome.

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Is a Notre Dame football helmet worth its weight in gold? Game used helmets are big business for major college football programs. With the Trojans mired in a quarterback competition and the other two games against top 25 teams at home, Notre Dame should have a legitimate chance at a top 5 finish and maybe a national championship. Not just any gold flakes but flakes from the 24K gold leaf that was scraped from the iconic Golden Dome. The most recent regilding of the dome in 2005, cost $300,000.

Through the years preparing the gold helmets has been an elaborate operation that at one time included student managers painting the helmets with real gold flakes.

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The defensive side of the football collapsed late in the year against Stanford and Ohio State. Baylor University, for instance, sold their game used chrome helmets that cost the school $700 a piece for $2,000 to donors to the athletic program. This was a considerable improvement from the previous five seasons when the football team managed a 34-29 record. The overall result of the new process is a more reflective helmet that resembles the Gold Dome more than the previous versions of the helmet. The spot price of gold at the time was $434.50 meaning there were about 345 troy ounces of gold used in the regilding of the dome. At today’s prices, this equates to about $470,000 worth of gold being available to paint football helmets.

Whether you love or hate Notre Dame football, it is impossible to escape the tradition of one of the most storied programs in the history of college football

Weight Training for Wrestling by Dickie White

Kai Mahmood

Kai Mahmood

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would be using them already? Anyway, that’s enough, lets get into some weight training for wrestling plans.

As the sport of wrestling continues to grow (with at least some thanks going to the increasing popularity of MMA), weight training for wrestling has become a very sought after. As wrestlers we know the truth- nothing replaces good old fashioned hard work. These percentages and 2 more weeks of this program are included as one of 4 free gifts for signing up for my newsletter at http://www.wrestler-power.com

Second, there are a few systems and programs that are available that are absolutely fantastic. While some would say the program looked boring and repetitive (you would not believe the repetition of such exercises as the Bench Press, Squats, High Pulls, Weighted Pullups, and other exercises that many may consider to be plain and boring but obviously get the job done) the fact of the matter is this- it works. This is the exact program he used over the summer of 2009, the summer before Cornell placed 2nd at Nationals and had 2 National Finalists. Yes, those YouTube videos of someone performing a cool looking exercise with a big tire look cool. Sticking to the tried and true barbell and dumbbell exercises that have withstood the test of time is what’s going to lead to the best results with your weight training for wrestling plan. So for those of you who aren’t fortunate to workout at a well-equipped hardcore gym, keep reading, I have some great news for you…

Weight Training for Wrestling Workout (first week in Tom’s Summer Program)

Superset- Bench Press 4×8 and Med Ball Pushups 3×8

The other day I was fortunate enough to have former Cornell Wrestling Strength Coach, Tom Dilliplane, send me a copy of his 16-week summer program. Additionally, I think it’s worth considering the fact that if these new age styles of training were so groundbreaking and effective, don’t you think all the big wrestling schools like Iowa, Cornell, Iowa State, etc. There are two major issues that I’ve seen with weight training for wrestling programs in my years of experience.

Cable Row- 3×10

Day 3 Weight Training for Wrestling

Dumbbell Incline Bench- 4×8

Superset- Cuban Press 3×12 and Tricep Kickbacks 3×10

Bicep Curls- 3×10

Day 2 Weight Training for Wrestling

First, a great majority, especially those at the collegiate level, are basically offshoots of the football weight training program. I know, I post them from time to time. Look at all the infomercials out there for the “next biggest thing in fat loss” or whatever. While there are some similarities, football players should be more focused on developing absolute strength, whereas wrestlers should focus their weight training on relative strength and power (strength per bodyweight).

Superset- Squat 4×8 and Dumbbell Walking Lunge 3×8

Bench Press- 5×3

Day 1 Weight Training for Wrestling

Squat- 5×3

Alternate Dumbbell Bench- 3×10

Power Clean- 5×4

Weighted Pullups- 3×10

Incline Bench- 4×8

Day 4 Weight Training for Wrestling

Bicep Curls- 3×10

Tricep Kickbacks- 3×10

Weighted Pullups- 3×10

Deadlift- 5×5

Deadlift- 5×5

Cable Row- 3×10

Power Clean- 5×4

Dips- 3×10 . And that should be the same way you approach yourweight training for wrestling. While I do believe that these are great ways to bridge the gap between traditional weight room strength and functional wrestling strength (I use them myself often with my wrestlers), I also understand that a majority of wrestlers reading this article do not have access to this type of equipment. But believe me, this isn’t the focus of the weight training for wrestling plans I have my wrestlers use. Please note that Tom bases all of his core movements (Squat, Bench, Clean, Deadlift, etc.) off of percentages of your max. “Hardcore” equipment like this exists at underground gyms and training facilities and if you’re a member of one of those, there’s a good chance you already have someone helping you with your training. Oftentimes people are after the next greatest thing. However these weight training for wrestling plans consist of exercises with sandbags, kettlebells, tires, kegs, thick reps, and a lot of other training tools that most wrestler don’t have access to. In addition, Tom used similar types of programs for the 10+ years he was at Cornell working with the wrestlers

Top Three Football Teams In American colleges

Kai Mahmood

Kai Mahmood

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Gators tasted their first long-term success in the 1960′s under Coach Ray Greaves. Glen Hall was the successful coach of the team from 1984 to 1989. 2 in bowl game appearances and no. In 1910 for the first time, Gators came face to face with most of their current rivals. 8 for the number of games played. They for the first time faced South Carolina in 1911 and Auburn and then Georgia in 1915. 2 among the seven, who have won 800 or more than 800 games. James Forsythe coached them for 3 winning seasons. They ranked no. The 1984 team which was famously known as “The Great Wall of Florida” is considered one of the best teams in Gators’ history. Pete Carroll is their head coach currently. The main rivals of Gators are Florida State, Georgia, and Miami.

University of Florida is represented by Florida Gators football team in the Eastern Division of Southeastern Conference. They again won the championship in 2000. They became member of Southern Conference in 1922. Mack Brown is their current head coach.

The USC Trojans football program was started in 1888 and is the member of NCCA Division 1A and Pac-10. They won SEC championship in 1991 for the first time. Four Division-1A national championships have been won by Longhorns in 1963, 1969, 1970 and 2005. Pyle. In 2008, Longhorns have been ranked seventh among the college football programs since 1936 by ESPN. The 1990s were the golden years in the history of Gators. Urban Meyer was appointed the head coach in 2005. 2009 will the 5th season for the team under the coach Urban Meyer.

These 3 college football teams are considered the top teams among colleges, based on their history, performance record and current form.

USC Trojans Football Team

Florida Gators College Football Team

The Texas Longhorn football team represents the University of Texas in Austin, Texas. Then they won SEC championship games for four years from1993 to 1996. Home games for Longhorns are hosted at Darrell K. They again won the SEC title in 2006. UCA has bagged eleven national championship titles and won most numbers NCCA’s men’s team and individual title than anyone else and is ranked 3rd in co-ed team titles. They finished in the SEC for the 3rd time in 1990. Trojans ranked no. Royals ? Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin. Their main rivals are Notre Dame, UCLA, Stanford and California. In 1909 the team was coached by G.E. The University of Florida shifted from Lake City to Gainesville in 1905. They ranked third with winning percentage of 71.8%, no. Gators later became members of Southeastern conferences in 1932. They also won the 2009 BCS National Championship Game in January, 2009. 5 consistently in AP and BCS polls in recent years. In 2008 they became the second team when they achieved 832 wins passing Notre Dame’s 831 wins. USC Trojans play their home games at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, one of the largest stadiums in United States.

Texas Longhorns College Football Team

. The home games are hosted on Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium also commonly known as “The Swamp”