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  1. Happy for him but guess this means that the staff has low confidence on landing 2-3 OL of the 5 uncommitted that are left on the front page of the recruiting thread.
  2. It would seem that the defensive recruiting is going to be wrapped before the season starts if the DBs start announcing soon. Now just get those WRs and OLs to start making the leap.
  3. Well that article seems like it would be an easy tool for opposing coaches to dissuade top WRs from coming to ND and having a high stat career. If that is what the player is interested that is.
  4. Think they’ll try and take 4 now with Jay transferring?
  5. Thanks Faith. Love the write ups. Much easier and faster than Watching the videos.
  6. Are you viewing on a phone/tablet or computer? This is a huge improvement for the phone/tablet users. I haven’t check on a computer yet but not sure the last time I used a computer outside of work. I miss the color scheme and I mentioned the Twitter posts issues in another thread. I was hesitant with change but this is much better than Irish Envy’s update. Give it time, Mike is just starting the updates and so far pretty darn good.
  7. Wow this new format works so much better on a phone. Thank you. One critique, the threads where folks post a tweet turns into a never ending slew of tweets they didn’t post/link and just continues as you scroll down. Noticed this mainly in the recruiting threads.
  8. Can Jackson, Checks, or Tahiti play Safety? Would hate to push away talent especially if they could be used elsewhere where we may not get as high as rated player for that position group. Edit: I guess Ziegler can/could play Safety too.
  9. Just hope they don’t mess it up like IrishEnvy. It’s tough to even peruse over there now after the change.
  10. Yes the NCAA lacks consistency whatsoever and they continue to loose credo ability. However, I am not sure why anyone is upset as the penalties are rather minor as they are mostly for the 20-21 academic year which is almost over. We all know there is an ND booster who already made $5k in the time it took you read this post so that’s covered. So we miss out on Seattle kids for 20-22. It’s not like ND has a pipeline or strong ties that pull kids out of there often. However, I would like to know more about what probation entails. Even though Freeman confirmed that this is not a postseason/bowl ban.
  11. Can’t win on or off the field against the schools that place football above all else.....bummer. Yes I realize that is doom and gloom. On the positive side, I’m sure ND will find their coach to continue the four year winning consistency. Edit: Disregard all above! Wow truly shocked ND landed. Great news!
  12. Nigel Knott (CB) may be a name to watch. Was at Bama and then transferred to ECU. His tweet on 31 Dec mentioned beginning the recruiting process with a team in the top 4. We know it’s unlikely to go back to Bama.
  13. Went over to 247 transfer portal page and I was shocked (maybe not) to see 411 players currently in the portal. Going to take some time but it would be interesting to see who is all out there for positions of need (S, CB, DE?, WR?, RB?). If he was healthy and met the grades this time it would nice to see Stepp in the RB mix (assuming Diggs decides not to sign in Feb....pure speculation on my part).
  14. Won’t say it can’t happen but one would have to assume that won’t happen till after spring ball at least. Two to three of the WR are graduating so the spots are there to be a starter. Lenzy, Austin, Keys seems to be next up but I would think they are pushed by Watts, Johnson, and Styles. With BK saying they need more weapons maybe they get a transfer who can sling it, maybe Buckner comes in and impresses, maybe the two QBs already on campus actually are better than we give them credit for, or maybe just maybe RB3 comes in and wins the job as the biggest dark horse surpassing TR and Book. Anyone to get the ball to the WRs downfield.
  15. Ya know I would love to see ND win big games in the post season. I would love for them to at least make the games close and to not hear my friends, who cheer for opposing teams, keep saying ND doesn’t belong or is always overrated. I would also enjoy if ND could do all that while maintaining the purity of the student athlete at an top rated school academically. ND has had success with this model and it will continue. It is all perspective on what that success is. In the past 23 years (pretty much my entire adult life) during the BCS and CFP eras there has been 60 spots in the post season to compete for a championship. Those 60 spots have only been filled by 18 of the current 130 schools. Of those 18 schools only 12 have won it all. Alabama 9 (BCS 3 / CFP 6) Champion 5* (BCS 3 / CFP 2) Ohio State 7 (BCS 3 / CFP 4) Champion 2* (BCS 1 / CFP 1) Oklahoma 8 (BCS 4/ CFP 4) Champion 1(BCS 1 / CFP 0) Clemson 6 (BCS 0 / CFP 6) Champion 2 (BCS 0 / CFP 2) Florida State 5 (BCS 4 / CFP 1) Champion 2 (BCS 2/ CFP 0) LSU 4 (BCS 3 / CFP 1) Champion 3 (BCS 2 / CFP 1) Notre Dame 3 (BCS 1 / CFP 2) Oregon 2 (BCS 1 / CFP 1) Florida 2 (BCS 2 / CFP 0) Champion 2 (BCS 2 / CFP 0) Auburn 2 (BCS 2 / CFP 0) Champion 1 (BCS 1 / CFP 0) Texas 2 (BCS 2 / CFP 0) Champion 1 (BCS 1 / CFP 0) USC 2 (BCS 2 / CFP 0) Champion 1 (BCS 1 / CFP 0) Miami 2 (BCS 2 / CFP 0) Champion 1 (BCS 1 / CFP 0) Virginia Tech 1 (BCS 1 / CFP 0) Washington 1 (BCS 0 / CFP 1) Michigan State 1 (BCS 0 / CFP 1) Georgia 1 (BCS 0 / CFP 1) Tennessee 1 (BCS 1 / CFP 0) Champion 1 (BCS 1 / CFP 0) Just going off competing for a chance ND is #7 in the past 23 years and if you factor in winning it all they are at least a Top 15 team. Is that what the coaches, players, admin, alumni, and fans should accept as the goal? No of course not but in the larger sense of success this team has had success comparatively. I see the school at a crossroads after the ‘24 season when they will likely be searching for a new coach. Will they continue to accept competing for the top spot occasionally while clinging to their academic standards of what a student athlete should be or will they pivot to a business model of competing with the football factories year in and year out by carving out the a subset of standards for the football team IOT win at all costs. I would prefer the former and with some closer games when they do make it to playoffs. Top 7-18 out of 130 teams for a quarter century isn’t great but it is not bad either.
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