This week's podcast welcomes Alex Flanagan of NBC Sports and NFL Network. Alex serves double duty as sideline reporter for NBC's coverage of Notre Dame football and NFL Net's Thursday Night Football and she works as a correspondent for Football Night In America. We talk with Alex about her busy schedule and…

-The challenge of balancing family life with her work.
-Being travel buddies with Mike Mayock.
-The different level of access into Notre Dame football with NBC.
-The secretive nature of college football coaches and challenges getting information.
-Is Notre Dame "BACK!?"
-The debate regarding the importance of sideline reporters.
-The best and worst sideline interviews.
-Her career moving beyond the sidelines and the opportunities for women covering the NFL.

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