I had a very frustrating – but unsurprising – conversation with a Twitter user Saturday night.
Him: “Am I correct that the only ND player drafted was [Ben Koyack]? That tells you the true lack of talent at ND.”
Me: “The team is returning 19 of 22 starters next year.”
Him: He didn’t know that, but he’s not impressed with Brian Kelly anyway.Me: “OK. Who do you think could do a better job?”
Him: He wanted Urban years ago. Was this Kelly’s first recruiting class?
Him: Then his first recruiting class didn’t have much NFL talent.
Me: I note Aaron Lynch and Troy Niklas in addition to Koyack and DaVaris Daniels.
Him: “I have not been able to watch in 3 years due to Saturday commitments so I am fairly out of the loop but root for ND.”
I love Twitter. But allow this to be your reminder that most people love to talk out of their ass.
IRISH IN THE NFL
- Blue & Gold Illustrated: Jaguars select Ben Koyack in 2015 draft
- CSN Sportsnet Chicago: Notre Dame narrowly avoids NFL Draft shutout
- ESPN: 2015 NFL draft: Jaguars draft TE Ben Koyack in seventh round
- The Florida Times-Union: Jaguars close out 2015 NFL Draft with receiver, tight end
- Irish247 (F): Ben Koyack drafted by Jaguars
- Irish247 (F): Kyle Brindza staying at home with Detroit Lions
- Irish247 (F): Cody Riggs signs free agent deal with Tennessee Titans
- Irish247 (F): DaVaris Daniels signs free agent contract with Vikings
- Irish Illustrated (F): Koyack to Jags
- Irish Sports Daily (F): Koyack to Jacksonville
- ND Insider: Notre Dame TE Ben Koyack drafted by Jacksonville in the seventh round
- ND Insider: Notre Dame’s quiet draft distorts promising bigger picture
- One Foot Down: Notre Dame tight end Ben Koyack drifted 229th overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars
- One Foot Down: Riggs, Daniels and Brindza signed as UFAs
RECRUITING – OFFERED
- eDuck (F): Youngquist blown away by Oregon visit (✰✰✰✰ CA OLB Bryce Youngquist)
- Irish247 (F): Irish staff hit recruiting trail hard during Week One
- Irish247 ($): Elite CB firm to Oregon, keeping an eye on Notre Dame (✰✰✰✰ CA CB Troy Warner)
- Scout (F): Five-star receiver is liking two schools (FL Trevon Grimes)
RECRUITING – ND INTERESTED, BUT NO OFFER
- Irish Illustrated (F): Bockhorst set for Irish Invasion (Matt Bockhorst)
- Prep Colorado ($): Sparaco’s spring (CO QB Dante Sparaco, no rating yet)
- Scout (F): Bryan’s latest offer catches him by surprise (✰✰✰✰ FL RB Kyshaun Bryan)
- USC Football.com ($): Keith Taylor one to watch (✰✰✰✰ CA CB)
- Irish Illustrated (F): ND A-to-Z: Justin Brent
- Irish Sports Daily: Williams hype for future
- SB Nation: 2016 NFL mock draft: Ohio State taking over (Ronnie Stanley, Jaylon Smith)
- Chicago Tribune: Tim McCarthy retires after giving traffic tips at Notre Dame games