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So I hear that I am a fraud. According to a certain PM I am a "middle aged attention seeking liar." I think everyone here knows me well enough that I don't need to defend myself in regard to this ridiculous response. And by the way, I'm FAR from middle aged.

 

As far as my call that Donald was Irish. I was wrong. I'm here to take my medicine if someone wants to unleash. That last sentence wasn't directed at the board, simply the child that felt a need to PM me. I guess it was my fault that he did not commit.

 

But in all seriousness, I sure wish I was right. I'm sorry if I got your hopes up. I'm more sorry that I let you guys down. That hurt when I saw he committed to Tennessee. I have no excuses, it turns out that I was 100%, completely wrong. I really don't have any excuses. I was given specific information that he had committed to ND. As we all know, that information didn't become reality. In defense of this source (not me), this comes from a VERY standup, VERY connected individual. The only defense I have to say is that if this particular person tells me that someone committed and it turns out to not be true, something happened. I have no idea what but i'm telling you that based on where it came from, I would be shocked if something did not happen. But I have NO knowledge of this. Bottom line, the news I gave you turned out to be wrong. No matter what reason, it was simply wrong.

 

Let me be the first to say that I am not a man in the "circle". I am no one when it comes to Notre Dame football. I simply happen to know some people who are. It's all who you know in this world.

 

I REALLY do appreciate all the support you guys have provided me in the Donald thread, especially your response BGTom. You, and the rest of the DD family are always a class act.

 

This wasn't the first time I was wrong (McCoy) and it won't be the last. But I do apologize for not coming through on this one. One thing I hope you guys know about me is that I will ALWAYS shoot you guys straight. I've never once bullshitted you guys on any thing I said on the DD. In the future, if I have news on ND and recruiting I will continue to provide it to the board. Whether it be on PM or on the board.

 

Again, I am sorry to get your hopes up and to let you down. But I'm not gonna stop providing info to my boys on the DD when I come across it.

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Rockne3d As long as I have been on DD you have given reliable info on DD.And I for one does appreciated it. :wink: I feel that you really don't have to come on DD and tell every one that you were wrong on CD.If CD really wanted to come to ND he would have committed to us.He is looking for something else that ND is not going to give to him.

 

I think what we really need here is a nice cold WexFord. :drunk:

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Guest joresendez

come on man no need to apologize....we all know you didn't lie and I for one enjoy your insight. I think that perhaps Donald played both coaching staffs and told them both he was a silent.........b/c if Weis knew in advance he probably would have put out some more offers. We'll see how it plays out...

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No worries Rock. Of course we're all disappointed in the fact that Donald didn't commit, but obviously that's beyond anyone on the DDs control. I've never known you to BS or shoot off random predictions, and I know that you've got some valuable sources. Really I'm just most pissed that we were all led on for so long. I'm not pissed at you, I'm pissed at whoever was telling your source that this kid was Irish. I'm pissed at Chris Donald for not just announcing this 4 months ago when he said he knew he was going to attend UT. Keep the info. coming Rock...we all value it.

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Yo Rockne3D...

 

I think you're real stand-up. And I thank you for fueling this board with your information.

 

Let's face it... Recruiting is our little Male Soap Opera. Things change, all the time, and we just crave the nuanced thinking (& non-thinking) and feelings of these teenagers.

 

It's kind of creepy on a certain level... but I'm addicted.

 

R3D... you've always been a class act on this board, and I appreciate your generosity and time.

 

So... any news on Filer and Posluzney for 2008?

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someone through a reliable source feels a recruit is a strong silent verbal, and when that recruit turns out to chose somewhere else all of a sudden that original someone is a liar? i dont think so.

were talking about what 18 year old kids?

hell Donald could have changed his mind back and forth so many tims based on so many different things. he could have very well been a strong silent until the horrible showing in the Sugar Bowl, or any other time over the last while, who the hell knows, but that doesnt mean someone who said they felt he was a silent verbal is a liar.

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Guest SirJohn

NO NEED TO APOLOGISE :) The other should be apologising

 

DD Is growing and as such you will attract notice. Not always the best notice possible. I know a board where flamers simply took over and some guys oddly just love to be insulted and insult and these threads go back and forth, Those are 'keyboard commandos" who really just want to get attention in a lonely (existance.)

 

We strive for community here aren't we all Notre Dame fans? We welcomed a couple non ND guys who really add to the flavor and intelligent conversation. To those come on in.

 

Now look you want to call me Sir John a jerk, fraud, Retard or Nazi, well ya got my PM IM AOL and yahoo listed and boy I will blister then block you. If I am wrong there's a smiley :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: and i have said so MANY times. i've apologised. My job as moderator is to keep DD (perhaps soon to be the only clean board) free of flamers, porn, spam """PREMIUM""" and insults. I am sorry a long term and greatly admired poster got 'insulted' I would be just as quick to defend and back up a single 1 post newbie. It's not our style over here.

 

Like I said about DD we are "CHEERS BAR" where everyone knows everybody 1 post to my thousands who cares? All nebies welcome or lurkers as they call themselves. We love you I try to welcome all i see over in OPEN here.

That being said come in insult one of the regulars which means 1 to thousands of posts. (1 post is a DD guy :D ) Of course we will drag you to the alley close the door and let the cops find your body in the dumpster come tomorrow. Nuff said?

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for anyone to call you names, is a jackass in their own right. i have met the rock in person and he is a class act all the way. he is kind and generous. he is class personafied. we've all got your back rock. and let me tell who ever talked shit to rock, i promise you wouldnt say those things to his face. "he would twist you like a pretzel" i will always take your word rock.

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for anyone to call you names, is a jackass in their own right. i have met the rock in person and he is a class act all the way. he is kind and generous. he is class personafied. we've all got your back rock. and let me tell who ever talked shit to rock, i promise you wouldnt say those things to his face. "he would twist you like a pretzel" i will always take your word rock.

 

You the man 34. thanks.

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Guest CanadianIrishFan

Thanks for your post Rockne.

 

There seems to be many posters at various places who were given the same information you were. That is what I find so interesting.

 

I realize you have to protect your sources, but if you ever do get some info on what happened I would love to hear it.

 

I figured that he might have had cold feet as a result of the Sugar Bowl and the unstable situation with the defensive coaching staff but then I read an article with quotes from Donald himself stating that he has known where he was going for a few months now and that has made me wonder if he mislead our coaching staff. I hope that is not the case, but that is what it sounds like to me.

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Guest SirJohn

forever you met rock in person? I was the third on left here in the pix

Which one was he?

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Again, I am sorry to get your hopes up and to let you down. But I'm not gonna stop providing info to my boys on the DD when I come across it.

 

I'm just new around here, posting-wise, but just wanted to second what everyone else has been saying - there's definitely nothing to be apologized for - this recruiting biz is just a fickle, unpredictable scene. Who knows how many times these kids change their minds, and who knows why they change them - could be things we would never think of. Just for my own peace of mind, though, next time around I'm going to try not to get too fired up until an actual verbal is made, and even then try to only go 50/50 or so until National Signing Day & papers faxed. Having said that, always look forward to reading latest on here from guys closer to the scene than I am up in Canada. Keep up the good work. :clap:

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