how do you know he's going back to florida?
ohio state blogs will post literally anything
how do you know he's going back to florida?
Coming from the Notre Dame student paper. His fiance is pregnant.
let's hope that you're right and he doesn't go to OSU.
Girlfriend may not be pregnant....but homesick is the case. Always talked about how he missed Florida.
"let's hope that..." my mind filled it in as "let's hope that it is his." I am truly a cynical asshole.
But Lynch is a great football player and I wish him the best of luck. His transfer will surely be the excuse Domers give after they lose to us in 5 months.
he is da baby daddy?
Friend of a friend, etc... with connections in Cape Coral said it has been well know down there that he hated Kelly and was hoping to last just long enough to declare early for the draft. Looks like he decided that wasn't worth suffering through.
The scary thought in the distance (let's be real probably the very far distance) is that once the ND Athletic Department pull their heads out of their asses and decide to hire the right coach for their program (i.e. someone similar to Brady Hoke who just bleeds Notre Dame and doesn't just let the school sell itself, and who still knows how to coach), their awesome recruiting will actually stick and they'll be really really good. I hope they're too arrogant to learn anything from Michigan's hiring of Hoke though and go back to the hot name one more time after they fire Kelly. I'm worried, but I'm not worried.
With the way things are headed in the FBS, we won't have to worry about how good ND is in a few years.
The problem for them is that there aren't that many Brady Hokes out there. Hoke has won the Coach of the Year award in three different conferences. The guy's just a flat-out good coach.
the odds of them hiring a good coach seem pretty remote. Who was the last good one they hired? They seem to keep swinging and missing when it comes to coaching hires.
That sounds good enough to be reporting for ESPN.
That's right! Just wait until I take my talents to the next level!
YOU THINK THAT GOOD IS A WORD WE USE ON A FOOTBALL FIELD! I WILL END YOUR EXISTENCE FOR ONLY SACKING HIM 3 TIMES TODAY TAKE A LAP!
AROUND THE CAMPUS!
Moreso than Ohio State, who we compete directly with, I think it's good for Michigan if ND is good. If ND is playing at a high level it generally reflects well on Michigan, especially if we're beating them (like we have been.)
I'd rather an elite player like Lynch stuck around, rather than further reinforce a regional imbalance (perceived at least).
Anyway, it's not like theres a lack of schadenfreude available from South Bend. Diminishing returns at some point.
With respect to Big Ten teams, I totally agree with this argument. Even OSU. Even though I wouldn't mind OSU to have a few down years to even things up, it's better when they're good.
But not with ND. OSU, MSU and the other Big Ten teams are our opponents on the field, but they are our conference mates, and as such, we are often judged as a whole. ND, OTOH, is anti-Big Ten. They take recruits from Big Ten schools, they dole out OOC losses to Big Ten schools, and until they join the Big Ten, they are enemy number 1.
I hope ND sucks forever. I have no problem beating a bad ND team. I have no problem with Notre Dame fading into obscurity. No problem at all.
Personally, I resent the fact that Notre Dame is still regarded as an elite football program with enough clout to stay independent and negotiate sweetheart deals with NBC and the BCS despite not having accomplished jack shit in forever. With our Big Ten rivals, there is a healthy mutual respect. I cannot bring myself to respect Notre Dame. I root for them to lose every single game they play. I hate their fans, I hate their uniforms, I hate their stupid fight song, I hate their stadium, I hate that leprechaun logo, I hate that silly golden dome. I wouldn't care if we dropped them from the schedule permanently. They need us more than we need them.
Notre Dame is no more elite than any middling BCS conference program, like an Oregon State or a Texas A&M (actually, Texas A&M is probably better). To hell with Notre Dame.
Seriously, very nice rant. But while I hate ND, I abhor tosu statring with the stupid "The" that they use in referring to themselves. But there is plenty of hate to go around.
We play ND right out of the gate every year. It is always going to be a big, hyped game no matter how much they end up sucking the rest of the year. 2007 is probably the only year with no excitement surrounding the game (both teams 0-2, ND was God awful). No matter where they end up in November or January, somebody at the start of the season is always going to be proclaiming that this just might be the year ND is back.
I certainly don't shed any tears if OSU loses, but all things being equal I would just as soon have them undefeated when they play us. Conversely, I want Notre Dame to lose every game they play.
against the ND swimming team.
To hell with ND. They're always over hyped, over entitled, and over everythinged... but I do understand some of it. This is not an Oregon State or Texas A&M level program. This is the Canadiens or Leafs. ND is an original FB school (like Michigan), 3rd all time in wins(2 behind Michigan) they "Claim" 11 national titles, have had 7 heisman trophy winners, have a simple bowl stadium (like we used to) and freak out over the natural grass in their stadium (like we used to).
Current elite program? No. Historically great program on hard times? Yes.
That said, let's hang half-a-hundred on them in SB this year
Yeah true, they do have some history behind them. But it just really annoys me that they get all this special treatment based purely on that history despite the fact that they have done absolutely nothing to deserve it since the 1980's or so. They've won like 2 bowl games in the past 20 years, fergodsakes. They're like that annoying rich kid who has no skills or potential but keeps getting handed opportunities (only to screw them all up) purely because he was born into an influential family.
in 40 years they'll be Minnesota.
His mom moved to Ohio from Florida and Meyer recruited him while at Florida. But if it is true about his girlfriend and she lives in Florida, then that is a different story. Either way, a huge loss for ND.
EDIT - word now is that he is probably headed to USF.
Well, this is a big blow. This makes the Irish only an outside contender to win the national championship.
Lou Holtz is torn, on one hand Lynch is leaving ND, on the other it appears Lynch is headed to play for Skip Holtz, Lou's son...
ah, who am I kidding, Lou is pissed.
for him, good for us, and bad for Notre Dame. This works for me.
PS: I like your GIF better too...
LLOYD BRADY MAKES EVERYTHING BETTER
I COMPLETELY AGREE WITH YOU ABOUT LLOYD BRADY'S MAGICAL PHOTO ENHANCEMENT POWERS.
I watched both of these gifs at least 10 times to see if Lloyd Brady appeared in the background.
You are not alone
I REALLY hoped it was in the one following mine. Also they are synced up, which is nice.
I love this gif because of the looks on the asst. coaches faces.
Same here. I especially like the confused short guy.
Remember when ND signed like 3 5-star DE's for a 3-4 scheme in that class? This is a lesson in exactly why stockpiling depth is needed. One big time miss won't cripple you. Still hurts though.
Of the other two 5*s you mentioned, one (Ishaq Williams) is an OLB, and the other (Stephon Tuitt) played the other DE position, so there's a hole where Lynch was. Could be filled by Sheldon Day, but yeah.
"ND fb coach Brian Kelly said he had to send soph DE Ishaq Williams home to clear his head as well."
That was at Christmas break. He is all good now.
When you need 2 true freshmen last year to play significantly at DE, I wouldn't call that depth. Also players like Lynch do not grow on trees. Next to Te'o, he was their best player on D...as a true freshman.
That guy is a stud. He really looked impressive during the second half of the season. I definitely won't miss him this fall.
Aaron: Best of luck. May you find success and happiness wherever you end up.
Notre Dame: BBBBBWAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
According to Scout, Notre Dame has already lost two of their 5 stars from the past 2 recruiting cycles, 3 if you count Deontay Greenberry...
EDIT: 4 if you count Darby, as well.
Good thing they recruit so well.
They recruit well, but no one sticks around.
Anyone can take a
reservation 5 star recruit, but can you HOLD the reservation 5 star recruit?
That's my point
don't forget Tee Shepard
So much awesome. I had a patient who was a big ND fan this morning and I was talking about my concerns of our rebuilding O-line versus the ND front 7.
Lynch may be the best player on that D (esp at the end of last year).
He doesn't look that good to me.
(Bursts out laughing)
Rumored destination seems to be USF from their site on 247.
...for they are once again merely a passthrough for talent, not the final destination.
All that needs to happen now is for Amir Carlisle to say "just kidding" and go right back to USC.
What hurts ND more isn't the immediate effects of a solid DE in Aaron Lynch leaving, but the perception that is beginning to take hold of the program now that multiple top recruits are leaving in short periods of time. Kelly is going to begin facing a very tough battle on the recruiting fronts, both from his own efforts as well as the negative recruiting that will take place regarding this.
Reminds me of the RR years here. Individually, nothing is too out of the ordinary. Collectively, it seems that anything that can go wrong has gone wrong.
A brief google search reveals plenty of tasty schadenfreude, but this pretty much sums it up.
Join Date: Aug 2009
WHEN CAN WE EVER CATCH A F*CKING BREAK??!?!?!?!?!?!
But he wasn't done...
Join Date: Aug 2009
this is a f*cking joke.
seriously guys, i understand love and being with family..
but you're giving up a degree from Notre Dame, and not just the football aspect, for a f*cking girl....grow some balls dude...
this is now #2 from lynch,you get no reprieve from me dude.
You know, there are a ton of douchebags from every school. But in reality, who knows what the kid's reason is. You know it isn't an easy decision.
Say it is because his gf is preg...IF that is the case, he is absolutely doing the right thing by taking responsibility. Some things (ie a human in the form of a baby) are more important than football. Obviously, we don't know the reason...but whatever the reason, it is HIS reason. Not some group of nimrods on a message board.
I think in that instance I would opt to bring the GF to ND instead of leaving a world class education and alumni network to go be with her in Southern Florida.
Either way, tough situation.
Let's assume for argument's sake that his gf is pregnant. This ND fan thinks it takes more "balls" to stay with the football program where he'll be coddled as a star athlete than to take responsibility for his future child and transfer to be closer to his girlfriend. Obviously they don't teach perspective to ND fans.
In his press conference Kelly just said he won't give him an unconditional release either. Considering he wants to go to somewhere in Florida this may not be as much of an issue, but still, a coach that tries to dictate where a player can and can't go? How many times have we seen this before, and how many times has this ended well for the coach??
.. but Kelly said he also will not hold him back. Seems like Kelly knows where he is going and is just covering his tracks.
I, for one, am shocked that Kelly is taking this personally and vindictively attempting to stunt the kid's future career prospects.
That is not what Kelly said. Read his whole statement on that.
He said he 'won't hold him back'. It likely won't be an issue since he wants to go to USF, but if told Kelly he wanted to transfer to USC, Michigan, or hell...I don't know... Navy, I'm willing to bet that Kelly's definition of 'not holding him back' would change just a bit.
over 20 pages and counting...
It's pretty disgusting how bad some of the comments are over there are as far as turning on the kid. Couldn't of happened to a better bunch of delusional assholes.
It would really be hilarious if the kid had second thoughts, then was forwarded the link above, and decided no way would he ever play for fans like that again.
but there are only 6 or 7 comments per page! That would be awful having to click to another page anytime the thread went 8 comments long.
Holy cow. Posters on that website are way over the line, mocking the kid's appearance and posting a video clip in which a white pro wrestler kicks a monkey out of the ring.
What would Jesus think?
The "monkey wrestling" video is a signature, not a post. Chill.
Some assholes there, but lots of "good luck to him wherever he goes" posts as well.
Nothing to see here.
...for even though his last blog post was on March 30th, this was posted at the end of it:
Somehow, it fits the state of the Irish defensive line now.
the kid :).
And the best DE prospect that ND has had since Justin Tuck.
They still have some talent, Shembo can rush the passer, Tuitt, guys like Ben Councell and Anthony Rabasa. Lynch however looked like a potential 1st round pick.
I don't see what everyone is so surprised about... Lynch is simply following twitter advice from Mark Hollis. Follow your heart, young man!
This pleases me greatly.
Wow, this is disastrous for their defense, and it certainly won't do Kelly any good with regards to his job security. At the same time, it can only bode well for us come September 22nd.
Yeah as others have said he is clearly their second best player on defense. Losing him and Darby will hurt them tremendously these next couple years.
This probably won't help Brian Kelly's attitude about releasing him to USF:
It's a good thing Leavitt isn't still at USF. Dealing with him and Kelly in one college career would pretty much guarantee battered women's syndrome.
Also, doom on you, domers.
The real question, of course, is whether or not Hollis has advised Lynch yet.
The thing that surprises me the most about ND is that high ranked recruits still want to go there.
Can anyone provide a visual aid of the awesome Russian dude with the mini giraffe?
How can a dumpster fire burn for this long?
ND has such high academic standards that their chemistry department developed a new process by which dumpster fires can burn for up to 25-30 years at a time
I think Gunner Kiel is next. Just like Lynch Kiel's mom really wanted him to go to ND while Kiel liked his other options better.
I always thought he should have stuck it out with Indiana. He may have been a once in a generation player there. Assuming he developed, of course.
Agree. Especially with the reputation Wilson built for developing QBs at OK.
Wow, that's a gut-punch loss for ND. They've lost some marquee talent in recent months. Doesn't reflect well on BK.
They are going to be really young at a lot of spots next year. The schedule is brutal for anybody, not just Notre Dame. If they want Kelly to work, they are going to have to be more patient then the fans and school are probably capable of.
I want to bathe in the Schadenfreude, but every shitty victory that ND has had on us in the past 20 years has come just at a moment exactly lke this, when we thought we had an easy one coming because their program was in decline. The '93 ND was supposedly "rebuilding" and it was right after the steroid book came out. The '98 ND team was coming off of that crappy '97 season and Bob Davie was under a lot of heat. The ''02 ND team was rebuilding after the disastrous Davie era and the '05 team was rebuilding after the disastrous Willingham era. And then the '08 team was coming off of a 3-win season. We were favored in every single one of those losses and we might have been double digit favorites in one or two of them.
I agree. I have a bad feeling about this year's game considering our come from behind victories the last three years.
Yup. You can count it as fact that every single player in that lockeroom hates UM's guts. I am sure there are seniors that would like to beat michigan just once in their career. I am nervous about the game this year for sure.
Were we really favored in 2008?
He obviously hates his coach . . .
Congratulations to Aaron. He's finally going to reach his goal of playing football for a D-1 school. It's always good to hear stories like this.
Some of the scuttlebutt around campus is that a lot of the players are happy to see him go. As a fan of the team, I have to say it sucks hard, as that video clip of him shows. He is an absolute freak of an athlete. I'll try and wrangle some quotes of the players.
Good luck to him and his mom. She would stop by our board from time to time and chat with us and was a really cool person.
I look forward to losing to you guys for the forseeable future. Especially if Rees is still captain of the ship.
"...a lot of the players are happy to see him go."
I thought you were talking about Kelly at first.
I was looking around at irishenvy (makes me want to vomit as I typed that out), one of the posters referred to Denard as, "Their illiterate wildcat QB."
To the poster, "returnofthemack" who said that about Denard. I will enjoy seeing Denard, bend over your beloved Irish... again. Notre Dame fans, will be able to get a tatoo on their asses that reads, "Denard owns this"
To paraphrase Bo, "Fuck Notre Dame"
Kid is an absolute man child....stinks for ND....great for Denard!
If Aaron Lynch was running at me I'd be screaming OH LONG JOHNSON. Glad to know that Denard can safely meme the shit out of Notre Dame once again.
Where did you see BK ripping on Lynch in the video? I never saw it and Kelly admitted they lost a really good player in Aaron Lynch
So, you all said ND would get stomped by UM w/out Lynch. How's that working out for you LOL!