The Blue Chip Ratio Revisited: Conference Data versus Schedule Data

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Last week in this space we examined how a hypothetical “conference” containing Notre Dame compared to the five major football conferences on the strength of their recruiting. Now this  conference was nothing more than Notre Dame’s opponents the past four years (minus the schools from non-AQ … [Read more...]


UPDATE: “Conference Notre Dame” is Popular Destination for Nation’s Top Recruits

(Featured photo: John Mersitis/Landov)

(This post has been updated to include important data. See below.) Notre Dame is swimming in blue chips. How well do our opponents recruit? With National Signing Day now in the rear view mirror, we can see Coach Kelly and company have put together another strong class. This group not only passes … [Read more...]


Snap Judgment: Signing Day 2014

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National Signing Day 2014 is in the books for the Irish, the Golden Army, and it its twenty-three commitments. For those of you who read my stuff (hi dad!), you know that my take on recruiting and signing day is a touch jaundiced. I'm not going to get really excited, one way or the other, until … [Read more...]


Peep this Relevance: USC Recruit Punches Opponent, Notre Dame Implicated

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As Notre Dame continues to recruit and haul the best from the "isn't that so-and-so's kid?" end of the pool, things like this are bound to happen, but today's news out of California provides an interesting example of what happens when blatant bias against the Irish intersects with celebutante … [Read more...]


Vanderdoes Having Second Thoughts? Let the Speculation Begin

Well, this is definitely one post that I did not want to write. Not just because the rumors of potentially losing five-star defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes, but also watching my neighbors to the north get devastated by a tornado. Forgive the quick aside, but I couldn't possibly write this in good … [Read more...]