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  1. 247 Composite: 4-star, #177 overall, #8 RB 247: 4-star, #205 overall, #9 RB Rivals: 4-star, #81 overall, #4 RB Offers: Alabama, Arizona State, Duke, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Oregon, Penn State, South Carolina, Stanford, Syracuse, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, West Virginia
  2. Not sure what's going on with C'Bo. I don't think it's COVID because this will be the third week that he's unavailable. He had a run in with the law in the spring (charged with leaving the scene of an accident). This could be a punishment for that incident. Although, players have had worse transgressions (the Fulton Five, Javon McKinley) and did not miss any time. So not sure if it's that or something else.
  3. On player availability: Botelho is listed on the depth chart for the first time this season. BK said he will know Tuesday whether or not Botelho can play this week. Carmody is on the depth chart and might be able to play - ankle sprain not as bad as they thought. But probably more likely that Baker gets the start. Prince Kollie is unavailable against Purdue (COVID). C'Bo is unavailable against Purdue (unclear).
  4. Also hoping that he just looks at the rosters and sees that he can probably play right away at ND, whereas he would likely sit for a year or two at OSU. That doesn't always matter to recruits, but hopefully seeing Hamilton play a ton as a true freshman, earn All American honors as a sophomore, and potentially go Top 5 in the NFL draft after his junior year will help ND here. The staff will need to identify new OL targets as the high school season continues. Schrauth and Wagner are both slipping away. Not over for either, but hard to see ND being the choice for either. I would also like to see the staff go after another WR. Not sure what's going on with Amorion Walker, but with him taking visits to other schools, ND has to be ready for a potential decommit. Cannot have a class of 2 WRs after only 3 WRs last year, especially with all the attrition at WR recently. On defense, just keep working on Nwankpa. Also hope that Hero Kanu jumps on board - he seems very high on ND. Anthony Lucas is supposed to take a gameday visit, but he seems SEC bound.
  5. This is not a typical MAC team that ND has faced in the past (Miami (OH), Bowling Green, Ball State, etc.). This is a very good and experienced team. As OKelleyIrish said, 21 starters returning (would have been 22 but for an injury to a starting LB during fall camp), including several all conference players. They played two QBs last week against Norfolk State and will likely do the same this week against ND. They have a solid rushing attack, which is concerning based on what ND looked like at FSU. ND will get the win, but I can see this being uncomfortable at the half or even through three quarters. That said, I think ND gets a 2TD+ win. The FSU game was probably a good wakeup call for Freeman and the defense. FSU has talent at RB and WR (more so than everyone thought leading up to the game). If ND simply tackles better and doesn't get too cute schematically (no more 3-4), the defense should perform much better. Toledo will get some yards on the ground and there will likely be some big plays (that's one of the downsides of having an aggressive defensive coordinator), but I think the defense will play much better overall. Hard to see Toledo scoring more than 3 TDs. On offense, I just hope that Coan continues to look as good as he did against FSU. Keep getting Mayer/Williams/Tyree the ball, but definitely want to keep seeing deep shots to Austin and Lenzy. Would like to see Keys and Styles get more involved (Keys had 5 snaps and Styles only 1 snap against FSU). I have to think the running game will be much better, even with Fisher out. FSU's DL could prove to be one of the best ND faces the entire year (probably behind Cincinnati at least). I like ND to win 38-20.
  6. Seems like a good move. Not only are those four of the best and most consistent Group of 5 teams, but it allows the Big 12 to get into some bigger markets and gives them some leverage when negotiating their next media rights contract. BYU averages more viewers than any Big 12 school not named Texas and Oklahoma. Houston, Cincinnati, and Orlando are all big tv markets - especially Houston. Think this would be a good move for them. Add four good football schools and two good/very good basketball schools.
  7. 247 Composite: 4-star, #163 overall, #12 TE 247: 4-star, #93 overall, #8 TE Rivals: 4-star, #17 TE Offers: Arizona, Cal, Colorado, Florida State, Michigan, Michigan State, Oregon State, Tennessee, Utah, Washington
  8. All 5 guys who Detroit cut are on the practice squad.
  9. Nick McCloud was signed by Cincinnati and is on the 53-man roster, bringing the total number of ND players on active NFL rosters to 40. Some practice squad signings: Browns: Sheldon Day Giants: Dexter Williams Jets: Josh Adams Packers: Equanimeous St. Brown
  10. Amazing career. And he made just over $10 mill - not a bad way to earn a living.
  11. It looks like 39 former ND players are on active NFL rosters to start the season. Atlanta Falcons: Ade Ogundeji Baltimore Ravens: Miles Boykin, Daelin Hayes, Ronnie Stanley Carolina Panthers: J.J. Jansen, Tommy Tremble, Troy Pride (IR) Chicago Bears: Alex Bars, Cole Kmet, Sam Mustipher Cincinnati Bengals: Khalid Kareem Cleveland Browns: Jeremiah Owusu-Karmoah Dallas Cowboys: Zach Martin, Jaylon Smith Detroit Lions: Scott Daly, Julian Okwara, Romeo Okwara Indianapolis Colts: Quenton Nelson, Isaac Rochell Las Vegas Raiders: Nick Martin Los Angeles Chargers: Alohi Gillman, Jerry Tillery, Drue Tranquill Los Angeles Rams: Ben Skowronek Minnesota Vikings: Harrison Smith Miami Dolphins: Liam Eichenberg, Will Fuller, Durham Smyth New Orleans Saints: Ian Book, Tony Jones New York Giants: Julian Love, Kyle Rudolph Pittsburgh Steelers: Chase Claypool, Jamir Jones, Stephon Tuitt San Francisco 49ers: Aaron Banks, Mike McGlinchey Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Robert Hainsey Tennessee Titans: Matthias Farley
  12. Keys had offers from Alabama, Georgia, LSU, and Oklahoma coming out of high school. I think injuries and an inability to add strength have really hurt his development. He was hurt in camp, so not sure what he will do this year. Would love to see Styles in the slot.
  13. Lions just cut 5 ND guys: Jalen Elliot, Alize Mack, Brock Wright, Tommy Kraemer, and Javon McKinley Would guess 2 or 3 of those guys get put on the practice squad. Surprised Jalen Elliot didn't make it based on everything I'd read.
  14. Going to be a tough day for a lot of guys. Hopefully many can find their way on practice squads. Donte Vaughn cut by the Chargers. Cole Luke cut by the WFT. Dexter Williams cut by the Packers. Equanimeous St. Brown cut by the Packers.
  15. Thought it was interesting that for Rover it was: Jack Kiser OR Isaiah Pryor OR Paul Moala. I think Kiser is the presumed starter, but I think how the depth chart is actually written is a positive because it means: (1) Pryor has made great strides under Freeman; and (2) Moala is healthy and ready to go after tearing his Achilles last season. Defense has great depth in the front seven. But it'll be the secondary that determines how far this team can go considering the QBs they face (Desmond Ritter, Kedon Slovis, Sam Howell).
  16. BK was just asked about it at the FSU presser. He confirmed that he was not saying Freeman would be the next ND coach. He just meant that he was a future head coach in CFB.
  17. NFL teams have to get down to 53 players by tomorrow (Aug. 31), so there will be a lot of movement the next two days. Here is a tracker: https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/2021-nfl-roster-cuts-tracker-see-every-cut-from-all-32-teams-after-initial-rosters-trimmed-to-53-players/ Bills: Nick McCloud still on the roster, but I would guess he gets cut. However, he should make the practice squad. Jets: Bennett Jackson (can't believe he's still hanging on) was cut already. Josh Adams is on the line - probably ends up in the practice squad again this year. Raiders: Te'von Coney was cut. Bears: Mustipher and Bars will both make the final roster. I believe Mustipher is the starting center. Not sure where Bars falls on the depth chart, but think he is solidly in there. Lions: Basically ND's NFL team: Javon McKinley, Jalen Elliot, Tommy Kraemer, Brock Wright, and the Okwara brothers all currently on the roster. The Okwara brothers are obviously safe. The word is that Elliot will make the 53-man roster. Not sure about the other three. I would doubt any of them make the 53-man roster, but one or two could make the practice squad. Packers: Dexter Williams and Equanimeous St. Brown are both fighting for spots. ESB was injured all of last year. Dexter was on the practice squad for most of the year. I read that Williams was expected to make it as the third RB before training camp, but it sounds like he might lose his spot. He played well the last two games though (at least, his stats suggest he did). Not sure about ESB - he did not play at all this preseason and is injured a lot. I would guess both are cut but. Dexter probably makes the practice squad. Buccaneers: C.J. Procise saw some action last game, but I don't think he'll make the final roster. He will probably make the practice squad though. Saints: Tony Jones is pretty much a lock to make the 53-man roster. I never thought he would do anything in the NFL - credit to him for really improving over the last year. Ian Book will make the roster as well - the Saints like him more than Trevor Siemian. Rams: Ben Skowronek was impressing during camp, but recently broke his arm and is out 4-6 weeks. Not sure what happens when he gets healthy.
  18. I think Tate is a guy who enjoys recruiting and likes to "play the game" of recruiting. He is not intending on telling either staff at ND or OSU his decision until a day or two before he announces it. I doubt he would throw this up as some sort of signal since he wants his announcement to have some suspense. I would guess it's because he was playing a team from Ohio in Ohio. I still have no clue where he ends up (hard to bet against Hartline and OSU's WR recruiting the last 3-4 years), but I would not view this as anything but having fun with the Ohio crowd.
  19. I think he meant Freeman will be the next person on his staff to get a head coaching job (following Clark Lea). I don't think he meant specifically the next head coach at ND.
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