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Just read a little blurb by Mike Farrel today on Montana. The good news it says that it seems like it is a two team race between Stanford and ND for Montana. The bad news is that it says that ND has "cooled a bit on Heaps." Does the staff know that we are out of it and thats why they are cooling? Anyone know whats going on there?

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Just read a little blurb by Mike Farrel today on Montana. The good news it says that it seems like it is a two team race between Stanford and ND for Montana. The bad news is that it says that ND has "cooled a bit on Heaps." Does the staff know that we are out of it and thats why they are cooling? Anyone know whats going on there?

 

IF farrell is right in thinking we're "cooling on heaps" it's definately not because we don't think he's as good as we used to. Kid is the best QB in the country and I'd actually be surprised if we were cooling on him.

 

I was not expecting Montana to be coming down to ND and Stanford. That's surprising. In a related now, how annoying is Standford these days?

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VERY ANNOYING -- we can make that point in spades at the end of the year in california---- as far as heaps and montana go-- i think we just dont have a realistic chance on heaps-- so we cool on him mainly cause he never warmed up that much to us-- i think that is whats going on there-- on montana this does not surprise me at all--- i know he wants to go his own way and all that-- but i really expect that way to be our way in the end !

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IF farrell is right in thinking we're "cooling on heaps" it's definately not because we don't think he's as good as we used to. Kid is the best QB in the country and I'd actually be surprised if we were cooling on him.

 

I was not expecting Montana to be coming down to ND and Stanford. That's surprising. In a related now, how annoying is Standford these days?

 

Guys, I hate to say it, but its Mike Farrell.

 

Now please, behave yourself with the example I'm about to use.

 

I still remember, crystal clear, the day Omar Hunter was set to announce. In the weeks leading up, everyone was saying Michigan, Michigan, Michigan. Mike got that hint.

 

But the day before, when word broke about his press conference, people with real inside info were saying ND. Scout was saying it, the guys at II were saying it, random posters that lived in Georgia were saying it, "insider" posters were saying it. My dog was saying it for crying out loud.

 

Except Farrell. The lone voice still thinking it'd be Michigan.

 

He's gotten his share before, to be fair. But he tends to get a lot of mainstream, dated information. Not very good at connecting the dots either (Deion Walker in the bag for ND, yet he was still thinking G-Rob to ND too...). Of all the "big name" reporters on ND's scene - Crabtree, Frank, Sapp, Newberg, Sampson, etc, he's the one I'm most leery about believing.

 

I think its more a byproduct of him being "national", spread too thin as one of the most prominent faces at rivals, and not having enough reliable contacts that keep him up to date daily.

 

As for Nate, I'm not sleeping on Ohio State just yet. He flew half way across the country to get a look at them, and they've told him he's their one and only guy.

 

And as for Heaps, I think its more that he's probably going to stay somewhere on the West Coast. If he's not a Dawg before its all said and done, I'll be very surprised.

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Guys, I hate to say it, but its Mike Farrell.

 

Now please, behave yourself with the example I'm about to use.

 

I still remember, crystal clear, the day Omar Hunter was set to announce. In the weeks leading up, everyone was saying Michigan, Michigan, Michigan. Mike got that hint.

 

But the day before, when word broke about his press conference, people with real inside info were saying ND. Scout was saying it, the guys at II were saying it, random posters that lived in Georgia were saying it, "insider" posters were saying it. My dog was saying it for crying out loud.

 

Except Farrell. The lone voice still thinking it'd be Michigan.

 

He's gotten his share before, to be fair. But he tends to get a lot of mainstream, dated information. Not very good at connecting the dots either (Deion Walker in the bag for ND, yet he was still thinking G-Rob to ND too...). Of all the "big name" reporters on ND's scene - Crabtree, Frank, Sapp, Newberg, Sampson, etc, he's the one I'm most leery about believing.

 

I think its more a byproduct of him being "national", spread too thin as one of the most prominent faces at rivals, and not having enough reliable contacts that keep him up to date daily.

 

As for Nate, I'm not sleeping on Ohio State just yet. He flew half way across the country to get a look at them, and they've told him he's their one and only guy.

 

And as for Heaps, I think its more that he's probably going to stay somewhere on the West Coast. If he's not a Dawg before its all said and done, I'll be very surprised.

 

 

Some people believe BYU is the actual leader right now. And there are those who do not feel Heaps is that good. I'm not claiming ND is one but he has his detractors. Actually all the QB's this year have their critics. But that's what coaches are for.

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Some people believe BYU is the actual leader right now. And there are those who do not feel Heaps is that good. I'm not claiming ND is one but he has his detractors. Actually all the QB's this year have their critics. But that's what coaches are for.

 

I'm with Calves, I think he ends up staying home. His last article I read sounded like he's made a great connection with the staff. He also said that ND was part of the few teams that were recruiting him the hardest, so MF needs to read rivals' articles b/c that was a direct quote from Heaps.

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I'm with Calves, I think he ends up staying home. His last article I read sounded like he's made a great connection with the staff. He also said that ND was part of the few teams that were recruiting him the hardest, so MF needs to read rivals' articles b/c that was a direct quote from Heaps.

 

BYU would be my 2nd guess, given how their offense performed last year, not to mention the Mormon connection.

 

To be fair, Heaps did lump everyone together in a group quote regarding the Irish's pursuit of the gun slinger. And for all we know, he could be lobbying for other schools to come harder by saying EVERYONE is vying for him. Just for the sake of argument that is.

 

That said, he did say he grew up a Dawg, referring to the Huskies, in the kind of way that showed more pride than "I grew up following them, but that won't affect my decision." That said, I've heard his Dad is very involved with the decision, so there's always more to it than meets the eye, as he may lobby for BYU for all we know.

 

Like Kenja almost always says, time will tell.

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I know everyone is going crazy over Heaps, and for good reason. But I think the best possible QB prospect for ND is Montana. I am also horribly bias based on the fact that Joe is one of my all time favorite players. I would be super stoked if on NSD we get faxes from Montana and Bell.

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I know everyone is going crazy over Heaps, and for good reason. But I think the best possible QB prospect for ND is Montana. I am also horribly bias based on the fact that Joe is one of my all time favorite players. I would be super stoked if on NSD we get faxes from Montana and Bell.

 

He's not. Heaps is the better prospect. It's not like Heaps lacks any intangibles that Montana posseses either, besides the name

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Montana is faster isnt he? Oh yeah that name means a whole lot to me and the rest of the Notre Dame Nation. I know on paper Heaps is the better prospect, but I am guessing from what I have seen that Nick is a chip off the old block. Remember that dad wasn't considered a top flight College or NFL prospect. The intangibles will show when he puts on the Gold Helmet.

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Montana is faster isnt he? Oh yeah that name means a whole lot to me and the rest of the Notre Dame Nation. I know on paper Heaps is the better prospect, but I am guessing from what I have seen that Nick is a chip off the old block. Remember that dad wasn't considered a top flight College or NFL prospect. The intangibles will show when he puts on the Gold Helmet.

 

so does the name Golic. and no i don't think he's significantly faster, not that it matters in our offense.

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Right now, ESPN is starting to grade out prospects for next year. Jake Heaps is rated a 79. As it is right now, Nick Montana is better! I think that coaches are starting to cool on Heaps, not just because he isn't as good as people expected, but everybody is saying there is a 90% chance of him ending up at Washington.

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