Know Thy Enemy, Know Thyself: Quarterback

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Today, a mere eighty or so days from the opening kickoff against Rice, we begin our third season of "Know Thyself, Know Thy Enemy..." In this series, we will analyze the best Irish player at a given position or position-group and compare him to the best our enemies have to offer. Frankly, I love this series because it forces us to look outside our little bubble of camaraderie and Field Turf and into a whirling maelstrom of Wolverines, Trojans, Seminoles, and Tree. It also gets the predictive … [Read more...]

Daniels Adds Depth, But Was Anything There?

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After a season interrupted by an inability to meet his expectations in the classroom, DaVaris Daniels returned to Notre Dame, only to have his matriculation delayed by inexplicable red-tape issues. While the delay and missed classes may have some importance to the ultimate player's ability to compete in the Fall, I wanted to explore the player's immediate impact, as though he were able to step on the field today. As you will see, Daniels is far-and-away our most experienced wide receiver. If … [Read more...]

Tiassum Announces Commitment to Notre Dame


Brandon Tiassum, 3-star defensive tackle, Park Tudor School, Indianapolis, Ind. just announced on Twitter that he is committing to Notre Dame. He arrived in South Bend earlier today ... Just arrived in South Bend #irish — Brandon Tiassum (@tiassum) June 8, 2014 Tiassum announced his commitment just before 5 pm South Bend time. Thank you all the school that recruited me and have given me a chance to play for them but now I am officially committing to … [Read more...]

Friday Roundup: The “Recruiting – How Soon We Forget” Edition

Friday Roundup

He grew up a Notre Dame fan his entire life. Naturally, he was committed to Michigan. This quarterback didn't even get a phone call from the Irish. Worse, his teammate and favorite receiver was getting the attention and the offer that he desired. Thankfully, that teammate's father figured Notre Dame was missing out on something and suggested to the head coach that Notre Dame should take a look at this quarterback. When all was said and done, Brady Quinn decommitted from Michigan and signed … [Read more...]

Off-Season Quarterback Merry-Go-Round


The off-season is proving to be nothing less than entertaining. Former Notre Dame (verbal) commit, quarterback Blake Barnett, has decommitted and is heading out west to Oregon. All of the interwebs are buzzing with the news. The recruiting season is a long one, and between now and February many players will come and go. This is just another day in the journey to signing day. I'm just going to leave this here. — Ryan Ritter (@HLS_NDtex) June 5, 2014 I'm not overly … [Read more...]