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5 star DT Eddie Vanderdoes is rumored to not be enrolling at Notre Dame:
This continues the trend over the last 4 years or so where some of the top recruits at Notre Dame have either never made it onto campus or transferred within a year:
2013: 5 star Eddie Vanderdoes
2012: 5 star QB Gunner Kiel, 5 star CB Ronald Darby, 4 star WR Davonte Neal, 4 star CB Tee Shepard, 4 star WR Deontay Greenberry, 4 star OL Taylor Decker, 4 star WR Justin Ferguson
2011: 5 star DE Aaron Lynch
2010: 5 star DE Chris Martin, 4 star OL Matt James, 4 star RB Giovani Bernard, 4 star DE Blake Lueders
2009: 4 star WR Shaquelle Evans
Latest survey from Nielsen shows Manti " The Catfish" Te'o has taken the title of America's Most Disliked Athlete, tying Lance Armstrong at the top. Here are the rankings:
T-1: Lance Armstrong
T-1: Manti Te'o
3: Tiger Woods
T-4: Jay Cutler
T-4: Metta World Peace
6: Alex Rodriguez
7: Michael Vick
T-8: Kurt Busch
T-8: Kobe Bryant
T-8: Tony Romo
2014 RB recruit Stanley Williams made up a fake visit to Notre Dame this past weekend. Which begs the question does Notre Dame really exist anymore?
Manti "The Catfish" Teo update: At leat 3 minor league baseball teams are planning Manti Te'o fake girlfriend nights. The Dallas Stars had Lennay Kekua as a special guest at their home opener:
Notre Dame alum wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post about why she will not be rooting for Notre Dame to win the National Championship: two current players on the team are alleged to have committed sexual assualt and rape, and the school has promoted an environment to attack the victims in order to protect the football team.
ND Rivals site with the report:
A source tells Irish Illustrated that Jamoris Slaughter suffered a season-ending Achilles injury on Saturday night at MSU.
Notre Dame secondary has been decimated this season if the report is true. They would now have lost 2 starters (Lo Wood) and may have 2 freshmen starting in the secondary next week. Elijah Shumate looked good for them last night, but you never know when inexperience will rear its head.
Notre Dame starting CB and former Michigan target Lo Wood tore his Achilles and is out for the season. Notre Dame's secondary was their weakest unit and biggest concern entering the season as they graduated 3 of their starters from last year (Robert Blanton, Gary Gray, & Harrison Smith) and lost out on their star CB recruits from the 2012 class (Ronald Darby & Tee Shepard).
Which leaves them with this:
Without a healthy Lo Wood, Notre Dame has two scholarship cornerbacks who were actually recruited to play cornerback. Two.