Reviewing My Early Guess at the 2020 Recruiting Class

A little over a year ago I published my annual Way (Way) Too Early Guess at Notre Dame's Recruiting Class of 2020. As always with these posts, there is a ton of projection and guesswork involved. At this point in February, the Irish are still going through some evaluations, loads of kids haven't even started [...]

By |2020-02-24T08:55:21-05:00February 24th, 2020|Recruiting|9 Comments

Opponent Preview: Stanford

At the beginning of the season, most people agreed with Bill Connelly's preview of Notre Dame's schedule.  His SP+ forecasts suggested that our three toughest games were, in order of difficulty:  Georgia, Michigan, and Stanford.  He called for losses in the first two and 6 point win against Stanford.  It sucks that he was correct [...]

By |2019-11-28T01:44:59-05:00November 28th, 2019|18S Reads|9 Comments

Advanced Stats Review: Navy

The Irish checked all the boxes for a perfect game against Navy - scoring every possession early, forcing turnovers and passing downs, and limiting first down yardage. Second-half garbage time stats obscure in the final box score what was an incredibly dominant performance by Notre Dame against a Navy team that's still competing for the [...]

By |2019-11-21T08:51:39-05:00November 21st, 2019|Football|0 Comments

2020 Recruiting: DT Aidan Keanaaina Commits to ND

Notre Dame football received its first post-2019 Signing Day commitment for the 2020 class today, as four-star defensive tackle Aidan Keanaaina has decided to verbally commit to the Fighting Irish. The 6'3"/300 pounder out of Denver, CO is the 5th commit overall for Notre Dame's class of 2020, and the 2nd on the defensive side [...]

By |2019-02-13T14:23:02-05:00February 13th, 2019|Recruiting|11 Comments

The B sample: Clemson and Ostarine

Since the recent Clemson announcement regarding the positive tests for anabolic agents by three of its players, there has been abundant wailing and gnashing of teeth, along with the usual twitter array of conspiracy theories and complaints of NCAA overreach.  Hair creams and tainted float tanks have been blamed in feeble attempts to excuse the [...]

By |2018-12-26T21:36:50-05:00December 26th, 2018|18S Reads|23 Comments

2019 Recruiting: LB J.D. Bertrand Commits to Notre Dame

Notre Dame football fans received some excellent news tonight, as 2019 4-star linebacker JD Bertrand has verbally committed to the Fighting Irish. The 6-1/220 pounder out of Roswell, GA is the 21st commit in Notre Dame football's recruiting class of 2019 (22nd if you also want to count PWO kicker Harrison Leonard). I am very [...]

By |2018-11-19T20:58:31-05:00November 19th, 2018|Recruiting|19 Comments

2019 Recruiting: K Harrison Leonard Commits to Notre Dame

Notre Dame's recruiting Class of 2019 got a little bit bigger this Thursday night -- and it didn't even require the use of a scholarship to do so -- as specialist Harrison Leonard has committed to the Irish as a preferred walk-on. The 5-11/180 pounder out of Avon, CT visited Notre Dame back in mid [...]

By |2018-10-18T22:16:55-04:00October 18th, 2018|Recruiting|37 Comments

2019 Recruiting: CB Isaiah Rutherford Commits to Notre Dame

Notre Dame's solid Class of 2019 received a nice boost this Saturday night, as blue chip cornerback Isaiah Rutherford has decided to verbally commit to the Fighting Irish. The 6-0/175 pounder out of Sacramento, California is the 19th commit in this Irish Class of 2019 -- a class which now includes nine players on the [...]

By |2018-10-13T23:23:34-04:00October 13th, 2018|Recruiting|14 Comments

2018 Recruiting: RB C’Borius Flemister Signs With Notre Dame

The depth chart at running back is looking a bit less scary now, as Georgia running back C'Borius Flemister (C'Bo for short) has decided to flip from Georgia Tech and commit to the Fighting Irish. The 5-11/200 pound athlete out of Zebulon's Pike County High School is the second running back to sign with Notre [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:25:34-04:00February 7th, 2018|Football, Recruiting|14 Comments