ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale is not shy about his love for Notre Dame football. Vitale, who had two daughters attend the school in the 1990s, was seen last year leading the pep rally in front of Touchdown Jesus before the big game against Michigan. And while the Irish might not be having the same kind of season as they did in 2012, Vitale is apparently still very vocal in support of his guys. Today, he decided he’d troll former USC quarterback Matt Barkley ahead of the two schools’ rivalry game this Saturday.
— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) October 15, 2013
Nothing like a little bit of friendly, completely unprovoked banter.
As for the actual game, Notre Dame is coming off of a bye week, which is always an advantage. On the flip side, USC has renewed hope for its season after interim coach Ed Orgeron led the team to its first victory in the post-Kiffin era last Thursday. We’ll see whether or not Dickie V can predict the future.