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Gosh I love this kid. You can go way back to when he was committed to Purdue and I had a thread on him. I just read a story on Blue and Gold Illustrated about how he has come back from his devastating injury. Kelly said he could play right now but they want to be cautious with him during the spring. Basically said he was 'a nut' in his rehab. This is just why I thought he was going to be special. His work outs with Jalen Smith pryor to coming to Notre Dame told it all.

 

Prognosis?? Here is a kid that started 3 games as a true freshman and played in 11 games with over 30 tackles. He participated in a couple of turnovers and had some huge hits, arriving with great speed and a sense of urgency. I am very excited about his chances in 2015 to get substantial playing time. Not sure if he will remain at safety or move closer to the line, all I am sure of is he will not be outworked and he is physically superior to most players simply because of his work ethic.

 

Again, 2015 is looking better than any year since Lou Holtz. Certainly better than 2012 in my opinion. I love that these guys are getting healthy. I can't wait to see Quenton Nelson. I don't know of another Notre Dame lineman with the potential of domination like this kid shows. Certainly not in the Kelly era. GO IRISH

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Gosh I love this kid. You can go way back to when he was committed to Purdue and I had a thread on him. I just read a story on Blue and Gold Illustrated about how he has come back from his devastating injury. Kelly said he could play right now but they want to be cautious with him during the spring. Basically said he was 'a nut' in his rehab. This is just why I thought he was going to be special. His work outs with Jalen Smith pryor to coming to Notre Dame told it all.

 

Prognosis?? Here is a kid that started 3 games as a true freshman and played in 11 games with over 30 tackles. He participated in a couple of turnovers and had some huge hits, arriving with great speed and a sense of urgency. I am very excited about his chances in 2015 to get substantial playing time. Not sure if he will remain at safety or move closer to the line, all I am sure of is he will not be outworked and he is physically superior to most players simply because of his work ethic.

 

Again, 2015 is looking better than any year since Lou Holtz. Certainly better than 2012 in my opinion. I love that these guys are getting healthy. I can't wait to see Quenton Nelson. I don't know of another Notre Dame lineman with the potential of domination like this kid shows. Certainly not in the Kelly era. GO IRISH

 

 

 

Hate to rain on your parade but the combination of Tranquill and Collingsworth was a nightmare to watch against Northwestern and something I'm glad I didn't have to watch twice. Granted Tranquill wasn't as bad it was clear he was not ready to play. I expect to see Shumate and Redfield in every game this season barring injury.

 

I still think Tranquill is better suited to play backer with his size and speed. If not I think he'd be a great strong safety or play that rover role.

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Another Oklahoma "I said this guy was awesome before he was in middle school" thread...awesome...

 

Actually, rocket, oklahoma saw his dad playing at the park in the early 90s and said if that guys kids are just a few inches taller . . .

 

Yes, he was overwhelmed at times, but he also made some big plays and is a sure tackler. Maybe not quite the next zibby, but the same type of enthusiasm to knock the p*ss out of people.

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Hate to rain on your parade but the combination of Tranquill and Collingsworth was a nightmare to watch against Northwestern and something I'm glad I didn't have to watch twice. Granted Tranquill wasn't as bad it was clear he was not ready to play. I expect to see Shumate and Redfield in every game this season barring injury.

 

I still think Tranquill is better suited to play backer with his size and speed. If not I think he'd be a great strong safety or play that rover role.

 

He was just a freshman like you pointed out. He could be a backer if he gains some weight, but he has legit 4.4-4.5 speed. I think he can play both safety positions though. He could be an elite linebacker though with his speed.

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This past Christmas I sat next to a St. Mary's girl and we started talking ND football. She mentioned(I didn't bring him up) Tranquill. Said, how do I say it, is very confident in himself. Maybe a scorned girlfriend? I don't know. Did say Golson is extremely nice, however.

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I tend to just ignore him NDHoosier. Either that or I could just quit looking at these kids in high school as it isn't much appreciated.

 

I love it Okie. Keep it up. The majority on here enjoy your enthusiasm. Plus, you've been more right than wrong, so you can back it up.

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We all have something important to share.

 

Okie: Good Call on Drue. Don't go ANYWHERE OR CHANGE ANYTHING. Love you man!

 

Rocket: We all love you. Your heart is lengendary to me. If you forget look at my avatar. I guess "edge" is important and you have it.

 

But I won't remember your edge. I WILL REMEMBER YOUR HEART:)

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