Tony Roberts, Lou Somogyi and Roger Valdiserri were back together this week to produce another great podcast of “The Irish Huddle” for Blue & Gold Radio.
“The Huddle” discussed Notre Dame’s odds to win the BCS Championship and looked ahead to realistic expectations for this year’s Irish squad. The USA Today recently put Notre Dame’s odds at 28-1 to win the BCS Championship, tied with South Carolina at No. 14 among FBS teams.
Check back tomorrow for the final segment of this week’s “Irish Huddle.”
The crew also recapped Lou’s one-on-one interview with Notre Dame athletics director Jack Swarbrick, and discussed the program’s upcoming schedules and their importance on Notre Dame’s ascent to elite status.
Tony, Roger and Lou combine to bring nearly eight decades of involvement and experience with Notre Dame football. Tony Roberts is a legendary broadcaster who was the voice of Notre Dame football for 26 years on the Mutual and Westwood One radio networks. In 2005, he was honored with the Chris Schenkel Award, given annually by the National Football Foundation and the College Football Hall of Fame to a college football broadcaster who has excelled in his field and contributed to his community.
Long-time University of Notre Dame Sports Information Director Roger Valdiserri spent his 30 years at Notre Dame changing and advancing the profession of media relations at the collegiate level.
Valdiserri, a 1954 graduate of Notre Dame, was inducted into the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Hall of Fame, and was named one of the 100 most influential people in college football.
An institution when it comes to Notre Dame history, Lou Somogyi brings more than 20 years of veteran coverage to Blue and Gold Illustrated as senior editor and is a Notre Dame graduate. Author of “The Fifth Quarter” column, he earned Best Column honors from Collegiate Sports Publications Association in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005. Lou provides the brand of unique perspective on Irish sports that’s found nowhere else in print or on the Internet.