Notre Dame starting defensive end and former Weatherford High School standout Kapron Lewis-Moore had this tweet retweeted by ESPN's Joe Schad:
Yes, Notre Dame is playing Navy in Dublin, 8 a.m. Central time Saturday on CBS (KTVT/11) to open the 125th season of Fighting Irish football.
Lewis-Moore as a fifth-year player who already has his degree (in marketing) will play a key role for the Irish defense. His senior campaign in 2011 ended after seven games because of a knee injury against USC.
He was asked by a Chicago Sun-Times reporter to comment on Notre Dame radio analyst Allen Pinkett's comments that Notre Dame would be more successful with a "few bad citizens," using Ohio State as an example of a team that used to win with "two or three guys that were criminals."
"I don't think we need to be criminals or nothing like that," Lewis-Moore said. "I think we need to be stand-up Notre Dame people. And I'm not saying Ohio State has criminals or nothing like that. I don't think being a 'bad boy' makes you a good team or not. I think we're a good team, and I think we have really good people on our team."
Notre Dame goes into Saturday's game with four players suspended, including quarterback Tommy Reese and running back Cierre Wood.
In season openers, Notre Dame is 102-16-5. Knute Rockne was 13-0 in openers; Ara Parseghian was 11-0. Irish coach Brian Kelly is 1-1 and really needs to be 2-1 after Saturday.
Update: Pinkett will not be part of the Notre Dame radio broadcast on Saturday, according to an IMG statement reported by the Chicago Tribune.
-- Vince Langford