I could totally see a hopeful Domer saying the exact same thing about us.
Lo Wood to decide on Friday
They could, but not with any logic or believability.
They could have said that about our last two classes, but not for next year's class. Anyone who comes in this next recruiting class will be in on some transition, but will mostly play when the transition is complete. They will play on the upside, not on the downhill of what we experienced last year and will experience some this year. If ND goes through transition, it will be over the next several years. We will be two years into ours. Which is a much better prospect in my book (if ND goes through a transition of course).
Yup, that 'if' is what I'm talking about. I bet a good share of Notre Dame fans think that with a successful season this year, Weis won't get yanked from his position.
In the same way, I think a lot of non-Michigan fans think that Rich Rodriguez needs a good season this year or he won't be back in 2010. Obviously not true, but the misconception is still out there.
yeah, very true.
It's not what the people who are passionate on either side think. People who love ND or who hate ND aren't who we're referring to. It's the informed yet unbiased groups who agree that Weis is on the hot seat and needs to perform. The same people are much more split on RR, but most say he won't be fired but for a terrible 2009 and that he will eventually bring success to UM.
Yup I totally agree with you, which is why I made sure to qualify my remark with the viewpoint of a "hopeful Domer."
on this yet?
about the announcement and yet it still hasn't happened. It is Friday isn't it? I've come to appreciate the young men who do it with less hype.
We the fans are responsible for the hype surrounding these recruits and their announcements.
Anyone have any updates on if he made commitment today?
Supposedly, he was in South Bend this afternoon. We can pretty much draw our own conclusions from there. He never did take an official to Ann Arbor.
Yes he has officially committed to ND
I can't get around the thought of Jeremy Gallon having an effect on the decision of Lo. I believe Lo would be BLUE if it wasn't for the misfortune of his former teammate.
What did I miss? What happened to Gallon?
I second this what happened to Gallon?
What trouble/issues are they alluding to with Gallon that would have impacted Lo Wood's decision?
Potentially not qualifying?
I think that "misfortune" implies more than simply "potentially" not qualifying. We were all aware of this potentiality. But if this is all, then "misfortune" was and unfortunate word choice.
Well if this "misfortune" is just him potentially not qualifying then yes it is a unfortunate word choice. Anyone know when we will know if JT and Gallon qualify?
Likely not until August. It's a clearinghouse issue, I believe. Remember, we didn't find out until mid August last year that Marcus Witherspoon didn't make it.
Besides, if Lo Wood was worried about qualifying b/c of Gallon's issue (whatever that might be), he would hardly have opted for Notre Dame whose requirements are at least equal to UM's.
'Misfortune' does imply something more dire.
ND became a big player in his recruitment after he visited for our spring game where we were supposed to have pulled even with UM. From that point on it appeared we just continued to gain his favor, probably because of his relationships with Corwin and our other florida recruits and players.
The whole Gallon thing seems to have happened pretty recently so it may have played a small part but we were his rumored leader for some time.
Congratulations, I hope he works out well for you guys (except when playing us of course).